Roundup From The Compound – December 4th, 2017

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Unveils “Wolf Named Crow” Video From Forthcoming No Cross No Crown Full-LengthView / Share CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s “Wolf Named Crow” video: https://youtu.be/fIfv7BKvtI8 CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is pleased to unveil the official new music video for “Wolf Named Crow” from their forthcoming No Cross No Crown full-length. Issues bassist Mike Dean of the tune, “‘Wolf Named Crow’ started with a couple of riffs Pepper was sitting on for a while. We learned those and collectively came up with a bridge on the spot and it fell together naturally. It reminds me of a new take on Wiseblood-era COC and Reed played some very original, yet very Bill Ward inspired fills. It’s easily my favorite track on this record.” [MORE…]

SWEET COBRA Announces Early December Mini-Tour With The Life And Times – Following their recent tour with Hum to The Fest in Florida, Chicago’s thunderous SWEET COBRA trio will take a quick trip out to the East Coast on a mini-tour in early December. The band has confirmed three new shows, playing Brooklyn, Lancaster, and Columbus on December 6th, 7th, and 8th, touring with their friends in The Life And Times. [MORE…]

IRON MONKEY Announces 2018 UK Live Dates – Cult UK doom/sludge unit IRON MONKEY has announced three headlining shows the UK this coming April. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 29th at 10:00am GMT. A full list of confirmed shows is available below. [MORE…]

GENOCIDE PACT Announces Relapse Debut Order Of Torment; Opening Track “Conquered And Disposed” Now Streaming – Washington, DC-based GENOCIDE PACT is prepared to unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, Order Of Torment. The song “Conquered And Disposed” has been issued for streaming alongside preorders for the record. [MORE…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Part Three Of No Cross No Crown Video Blog Series Now Playing; Band Discusses Expectations Of A New Album With Pepper Keenan – Part three of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s No Cross No Crown video blog series is now playing. In an interview conducted by J. Bennett, the band discusses expectations of a new album with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan. [MORE…]

GRAVEN: Outfit Founded By Ex-Swarm Of The Lotus Members Constructing Heirs Of Discord EP Featuring Human Remains Alumni – Extreme metal outfit GRAVEN – formed in the ashes of Swarm Of The Lotus – makes its destructive return, ending a four-year hiatus with the construction of a new EP titled Heirs Of Discord for release in 2018. With its members currently located in Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, and Florida, GRAVEN initiated the recording sessions for Heirs Of Discord last week, having traveled from their various current residences around the country to lay down tracks at Pristine Audio And Video in St. Petersburg, Florida with engineer Dee Blume, who will also mix and master the record. Teddy Patterson (Burnt By The Sun, Human Remains, Gridlink) has joined the lineup, and in addition, original Human Remains guitarist Stephen Procopio will appear on a cover of “Human” from Human Remains’ ageless Using Sickness As A Hero. [MORE…]

KING WITCH: Edinburgh-Based Metal/Doom Rockers To Release Under The Mountain Via Listenable Records This February; Artwork And Track-By-Track Breakdown Revealed – Scotland-based metal/doom rockers KING WITCH will release their debut full-length, Under The Mountain, via Listenable Records early this February. Under The Mountain was recorded and produced by guitarist Jamie Gilchrist at their underground studio in their home city of Edinburgh, mixed and mastered by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings (Dragged Into Sunlight, Acolyte) in Southport and comes swathed in artwork created by vocalist Laura Donnelly. The record serves as KING WITCH’s follow-up to their debut EP, Shoulders Of Giants, and boasts nine riff-laden tracks offset by the powerful yet bewitching vocals of Donnelly. Influenced by everything from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Mastodon and High On Fire, Under The Mountain is as melodic as it is monolithic, taking its listener on a journey from soulful doom to full-tilt metal mayhem. [MORE…]

MORBID ANGEL: Revolver Premieres New Track From Legendary Death Metal Unit; Kingdoms Disdained Out NOW Via Silver Lining Music – Iconic death metal unit MORBID ANGEL will unleash their latest studio album, Kingdoms Disdained, Friday December 1st via Silver Lining Music. In advance of its official unveiling, today Revolver Magazine is offering up “For No Master” for public consumption. [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED Kicks Off Tour With Clutch And Devin Townsend Project; Additional Shows Confirmed – Doom rock icons THE OBSESSED will join Clutch and Devin Townsend Project for a final run of shows to close out the year. The month-long journey begins tonight, November 29th in Greensboro, North Carolina and will draw to a close December 31st in Columbus, Ohio with additional THE OBSESSED only shows scattered throughout the tour. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

SCOTT KELLY Announces Early 2018 European Tour Dates With John JudkinsSCOTT KELLY of NEUROSIS announces a European solo tour for early 2018, where he’ll accompanied by the complimentary sounds of John Judkins (Rwake). The tour will be supported by the release of a 7” EP which captures the two artists performing at their show at White Water Tavern in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 3rd, 2017, during a US tour together. In selecting these two songs for the release, SCOTT KELLY offers, “we felt that they show the depth, emotion, and life that we are trying to bring to them.” [MORE…]

MORTIFERUM: Profound Lore To Release Vinyl Version Of Demo + West Coast Tour Announced; Debut LP Impending – Profound Lore Records has announced a collaboration with new US death metal band MORTIFERUM, hailing from Olympia, Washington. The label will begin the conspiracy with the release the band’s 2017 Altar Of Decay demo, one of the most praised death metal demos of the year, on limited edition vinyl on January 12th, in conjunction with a West Coast tour with their cohorts in Seattle-based Fetid. [MORE…]

B R I Q U E V I L L E: Mysterious Atmospheric Metal Collective Shares Footage From Dunk! Festival 2017 Performance; II Full-Length Out Now Via Pelagic Records – The mysterious cloaked collective known as B R I Q U E V I L L E today shares footage of their performance at Belgium’s Dunk! Festival 2017. Issues the band: “Maybe the scalding temperature inside the tent had something to do with it, but B R I Q U E V I L L E played one of the most intense shows of Dunk Festival 2017.” [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE Releases “Sew Nothing, Reap Nothingness” Video; Multiple Recordings Nearing Completion – New York City-area powerdementia faction GRIDFAILURE has completed a new video for “Sew Nothing, Reap Nothingness,” while many other new recordings and projects are nearing completion for release in 2018. [MORE…]

EYE OF NIX: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Wound And Scar” From Avant Doom Conjurors; Black Somnia Release Day NearsBlack Somnia is the impending new long player from Seattle-based avant doom conjurors EYE OF NIX. Slated to drop on December 15th via newly-launched Scry Recordings, the stunning new offering was captured by legendary producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot). [MORE…]

NEUROSIS To Play First South American Shows Next Week – Next week, South American fans can finally experience the live intensity of heavy music pioneers, NEUROSIS. For the first time, the band will deliver their cathartic concert experience to South America, performing shows in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. [MORE…]

WVRM Begins North American Tour In Support Of Can You Hear The Wind Howl EP This Weekend – This weekend, Greenville, South Carolina-based grindcore quartet WVRM embarks on their North American tour in support of their recently-released Can You Hear The Wind Howl EP. [MORE…]

MANGOO: Finnish Fuzz Rockers Premiere “Beyond The Sky” Video At New Noise Magazine; The Heat Release Day Nears – Finnish fuzz rockers MANGOO (pronounced “man go”) will drop their forthcoming full-length, The Heat, via Small Stone next week. The Turku-based outfit’s third full-length boasts 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…]

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