Roundup From The Compound – November 20th, 2017

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Posts New Video Blog Discussing Their “Return;” No Cross No Crown Full-Length To See Release This January Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will release their long-anticipated new full-length No Cross No Crown January 12th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record marks the first recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade. In advance of its release, today the band unveils part one of a multi-part blog series. Here the band discusses how it feels to “be back.” Watch the video at below. And if you missed it, be sure to check out the band’s first single, “Cast The First Stone,” also below.  [MORE…]

UNTIL RAIN: Greek Prog/Alt Metal Act Releases Live Acoustic Videos Of Two Tracks From Inure; Album Out NOW Through Sensory Records – Greek alternative/progressive metal act UNTIL RAIN has issued two new videos, acoustic live variations of tracks from their epic third album Inure, which was released in May through Sensory Records. [MORE…]

CLITERATI: Portland Hardcore Punk Brutalizers Unveil “Burn” Video At Punknews – “…there’s flesh mutilation via pizza cutter, sacrifices, vomiting, and an appearance by Satan herself…” CLITERATI – the Portland, Oregon-grown hardcore punk unit featuring Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni – is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to “Burn,” taken from their self-titled EP. For the colorful clip, CLITERATI teamed up with Sign Of The Beast Burlesque for the film short Pizza Sluts as part of the Metalesque Fest, the world’s first and only festival dedicated to heavy metal and burlesque! [MORE…]

LÅNGFINGER: “Say Jupiter” Video From Gothenburg Power Trio NOW Playing At The Obelisk – Gothenburg power trio LÅNGFINGER is pleased to unveil latest video, “Say Jupiter.” The tune comes by way of their Crossyears full-length, released last year via Small Stone. [MORE…]

EXHUMED:US Headlining Tour Underway; Death Revenge Out NOW And Streaming Via Relapse – Gore metal maniacs EXHUMED will kick off their US headlining tour this week. Set to begin November 15th and run through December 8, the trek follows the band’s recent performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Support will be provided by Arkaik. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

OMOTAI: Houston Doom Metal Outfit Debuts “Last Of The Green Vial” Video At Invisible Oranges – Houston, Texas-based OMOTAI has issued the first of several new videos from their recently-released A Ruined Oak full-length, releasing the visual accompaniment for “Last Of The Green Vial” through a debut hosted by Invisible Oranges. Recorded by Chris Ryan at Dead City Sound and mastered by James Plotkin, OMOTAI’s A Ruined Oak album delivers an unrelenting dose of charged riff dynamics, pummeling low-end thunder, and infectious hooks. This sprawling, diverse work shows a greater range than anything OMOTAI has done before, with songs drawing from thrash, doom, sludge, extreme metal, hardcore punk, and post-rock. [MORE…]

STRIFE: No Echo Debuts “Lift” From Live At The Troubadour DVD/LP Nearing Record Store Day Release Via WAR Records – As WAR Records prepares to issue STRIFE’s Live At The Troubadour, No Echo has debuted the crushing classic “Lift,” from 1994’s monumental One Truth, is now playing alongside an interview with STRIFE guitarist and WAR Records founder Andrew Kline. [MORE…]

UNSANE To Begin North American Tour Supporting Southern Lord-Released Sterilize LP – New York City’s UNSANE begin a new North American tour in support of their eighth studio full-length album, Sterilize, released in September through Southern Lord. With their intense month-long European tour ending only one week ago, UNSANE begins another massive trek which sees them out for over a month on North American soil. The new tour begins this Thursday, December 16th with two consecutive shows in Brooklyn, after which they’ll run a clockwise path of smoldering demolition throughout the US and lower Canada through December 19th, the tour ending in Philadelphia. Direct support for UNSANE will be provided in New York by Cherubs, for the following two-and-a-half weeks by Plaque Marks, and for the final eight shows with Child Bite and labelmates Big|Brave. [MORE…]

ATOLL: Fallout Frenzy By Phoenix Outfit Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Album out NOW Via Gore House ProductionsFallout Frenzy, the gory new full-length from Phoenix slam metal brutes, ATOLL, is now streaming in its entirety at Decibel Magazine ahead of its official release this Friday through Gore House Productions. ATOLL’s second album, Fallout Frenzy delivers ten new tracks of the band’s vicious pure American death metal, loaded with heavy, murky riffs, contagious melodies, and punishing breakdowns. The album was produced by ATOLL and mixed/mastered by vocalist Wade Taylor at Filthy Swine Studios (Fetal Disgorge), and features art by Australian comic illustrator Steve Lehmann (Dark Oz Comics’ Decay, etc.). [MORE…]

MANGOO: The Obelisk Premieres “Relief” Video From Finnish Fuzz Rockers; The Heat Full-Length To See Release Via Small Stone Next MonthThe Heat is the forthcoming full-length from Finnish rockers MANGOO (pronounced “man go”), slated to drop next month via Small Stone. On the Turku-based outfit’s third full-length, they come backed by a wall of thick, fuzz-fueled guitars and hard-hitting drums with an added sprinkling of analog synth sounds. Combined they result in a sound truly the band’s own – someplace between grunge, classic heavy rock, and a progressive psychedelic spaciousness that refuses any and all boundaries of style between rock and metal and beyond. [MORE…]

SECT Debuts New Track “Stripes” Via Punktastic; No Cure For Death Incoming Via Southern Lord November 24thSECT shares the caustic, riotous “Stripes” through a premiere at Punktastic. The track is taken from their second album, No Cure For Death, due out through Southern Lord next Friday, November 24th. Fueled by socio-political vitriol, for SECT, the purpose of hardcore as they know it is to convey an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action. [MORE…]

AMENRA Shares Moving “A Solitary Reign” Video; Mass VI Out NOW Through Neurot RecordingsAMENRA shares the moving new video for “A Solitary Reign,” a song which many have identified as a highlight from their recent album, Mass VI, released in October through Neurot Recordings.Offers AMENRA’s Colin H. Van Eeckhout on the background for the video, “’A Solitary Reign’ needed to portray the universal nature of our music and message. The abstraction of man and woman to separate deities. The return to its animal-esque essence and cravings. It is an Ode to the Mother. Made by a Mother. A procession to celebrate its beauty.” [MORE…]

DAYDREAM XI: Gear Gods Hosts New Drum Playthrough Video; The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn Out NOW Through Sensory Records – Gear Gods is now hosting a new drum playthrough video from Brazilian progressive metal outfit DAYDREAM XI. The pro-filmed new visual accompaniment was created for the track “A Cup Of Agony,” which is found on DAYDREAM XI’s new The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn full-length, which was released in September through Sensory Records as the band made their stateside live debut at Progpower USA. The multi-camera video showcases drummer Bruno Giordano expertly attacking the nearly six-minute-long opus, alongside a detailed description of his writing and performance on the album as well as a full breakdown of his kit and setup. [MORE…]

ARKAIK Kicks Off US Tour With Exhumed Tonight; Nemethia Full-Length Out NOW And Streaming Via Unique Leader – ARKAIK will kick off a US tour supporting the gore metal miscreants in Exhumed tonight.  The journey will commence in San Diego, California and run through December 8th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

JESUS PIECE Announces North American Tour With Knocked Loose, Terror, And Stone – Following a US tour supporting Comeback Kid and Burn this fall, as well as other widespread regional live actions this year, hardcore outfit JESUS PIECE continues to announce new tour dates well-into the new year. This week, JESUS PIECE announces that they’ll join Knocked Loose, Terror, and Stone on an extensive North American tour in early 2018. The newly-announced tour begins February 28th in Nashville, then circling through the US and Canada through all of March, the tour ending on April 1st in JESUS PIECE’s hometown of Philadelphia. [MORE…]

NECK OF THE WOODS: Gear Gods Debuts “Nailbiter” Playthrough Video Featuring Both Guitarists; The Passenger Out NOW On Basick Records – Gear Gods has hosted a new playthrough video feature on Vancouver, British Columbia-based progressive/death metal act NECK OF THE WOODS. The new Gear Gods article showcases NECK OF THE WOODS guitarists Dave Carr and Travis Hein deploying the scorching “Nailbiter,” which hails from the band’s recently-released debut full-length, The Passenger. With multiple camera angles capturing the slick, dueling axemanship, the video is paired with a breakdown of their PRS guitars, Orange stacks, and effects setups. [MORE…]

INFERNAL COIL: Idaho-Based Extreme Metal Outfit To Release Limited Two-Song EP On Winter Tour; LP Due In 2018 – Idaho-based extreme death/grind act INFERNAL COIL has completed a new EP, Bodies Set In Ashen Death, which the band will release in December in conjunction with a US tour. While INFERNAL COIL‘s sonic and lyrical expression is most easily classified as metal, it’s not confined to any limitations. Their 2016 demo, Burning Prayer Of Infinite Hatred, gave listeners a glimpse into the fury and dissonance it delves into. The new two-song EP, Bodies Set In Ashen Death — recently recorded with Billy Anderson at Type Foundry in Portland, and also at Tonic Room in Boise — continues on that path, but also explores more complex, enchanting boundaries. [MORE…]

CASTLE: Heavy Metal Doom Bringers To Begin Stone Thrones West Coast Tour Next Week; Band Confirmed For Maryland Doom Fest + Live Footage Posted – “Skulking like wraiths in a blackened landscape, the band charges through eight fairly short songs… that grab you, rough you up, and leave you battered and bruised.”  — Metal Bandcamp Heavy metal doom bringers/relentless road dogs CASTLE will kick off their will kick off a short round of live dates next week. The Stone Thrones tour will commence on November 24th and run through December 2nd winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. Additionally, the band was recently added to the 2018 edition of the Maryland Doom Fest. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

LIFESICK: Danish Metallic Hardcore Crew Announces European Tour Including Shows Supporting Harley Flanagan – Danish metallic hardcore outfit LIFESICK has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows. LIFESICK is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1 which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records. [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Collective To Release Livin’ Oblivion Full-Length This February Via Listenable Records; Artwork And Track Listing Revealed – Canadian heavy metal/stoner rock collective BLACK WIZARD will release their brand new full-length Livin’ Oblivion this February via France’s Listenable Records. Their second release on Listenable and fourth album overall was produced and engineered by Michael Kraushaar in Vancouver, BC, and comes sheathed in the cover art of renowned Berlin, German-based illustrator Eliran Kantor (Testament, Crowbar, Satan). [MORE…]

OBLIVION: The Path Towards Full-Length From Extreme Metal Titans Uniting Current/Past Members Of All Shall Perish, Antagony, The Zenith Passage And More Out NOW And Streaming Via Unique Leader – Today marks the long-anticipated release of The Path Towards… full-length from extreme metal titans OBLIVION. The Path Towards… was recorded and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions and features artwork by Daniel McBride (Black Label Society, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chimera et al). [MORE…]

STRIFE: Cvlt Nation Debuts “Waiting” From Live At The Troubadour DVD/LP Nearing Record Store Day Release Via WAR Records – As WAR Records prepares to issue STRIFE’s Live At The Troubadour, Cvlt Nation has hosted a video of the show-opening “Waiting,” which hails from the band’s groundbreaking 1997 LP, In This Defiance, and opens up the live record. The video premiere is running alongside an interview with STRIFE guitarist and WAR Records founder Andrew Kline. [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED: Self-Titled Full-Length Reissue Out NOW And Streaming Via Relapse Records; Tour With Clutch And Devin Townsend Project Nears – Today marks the official unveiling of the self-titled reissue from doom rock legends THE OBSESSED. Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, the now-iconic debut album from THE OBSESSED comes completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly-sought after four-track Concrete Cancer demo (1984), expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich. This is a true piece of doom history! [MORE…]

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