Roundup From The Compound – December 18th, 2017

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DARK BUDDHA RISING Opens A Portal With Their Latest Release II, Set To Drop Via Neurot Recordings This March – Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that DARK BUDDHA RISING unlocked a decade ago with I, open further in 2018, as the band announce the II EP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. II continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond. [MORE…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Issues Part Four Of Their No Cross No Crown Video Series; North American Tour With Black Label Society Nears – Part four 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 their sound evolution from their earliest days to now. [MORE…]

FISTULA: Ohio Sludgecore Veterans Release Split Releases With Come To Grief And -(16)- As Part Of Ongoing Seven-Inch Series – In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio sludgecore veterans FISTULA will release the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series. Slated to drop on December 15th via PATAC Records, the first splits find FISTULA sharing wax space with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-. [MORE…]

MELTED SPACE Issues Track Listing And Cover Art For Darkening Light; Album Due In February Through Sensory Records – As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of Darkening Light, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, MELTED SPACE, the album’s track listing and cover art has been posted. [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Decibel Premieres First Ever Video From Heavy Metal/Rock Unit; Livin’ Oblivion Full-Length To See Release This February Via Listenable RecordsLivin’ Oblivion is the forthcoming full-length from Canadian heavy metal/rock unit BLACK WIZARD. Set for release this February via Listenable Records, the record was produced and engineered by Michael Kraushaar in Vancouver, British Columbia and comes sheathed in the cover art of renowned Berlin, German-based illustrator Eliran Kantor (Testament, Crowbar, Satan). [MORE…]

OF FEATHER AND BONE: Denver Death Metal Act To Release Second LP, Bestial Hymns Of Perversion, Via Profound Lore In March – Profound Lore Records has partnered with Denver death metal cult OF FEATHER AND BONE for the March 2018 release of the band’s second full-length, Hymns Of Perversion. Emerging from their Rocky Mountain crypts, OF FEATHER AND BONE spreads their virulent strain of enigmatic death metal on Bestial Hymns Of Perversion. Bassist/vocalist AS and guitarist/vocalist DG herald the endtimes with a dual guttural onslaught atop an everflowing stream of grime-caked riffs and PW’s whirlwind of blasts and d-beats. Invoking the claustrophobia of Autopsy and the visceral disgust of Incantation and Bolt Thrower, OF FEATHER AND BONE’s relentless death assault serves as the soundtrack to mankind’s fall. [MORE…]

ENDORPHINS LOST: Seattle Powerviolence Act To Release Split 7” with OSK; Band Announces March Tour + New Track Streaming – Seattle-based ENDORPHINS LOST announces an impending split 7” with OSK set for release in February, which will be supported by a Western US tour in March. ENDORPHINS LOST released their debut LP, Choose Your Way, through Six Weeks Records in November 2016, unabashedly introducing the masses to their blistering style of metallic, grinding, crust/powerviolence. The band will now stomp a fresh dose of salt into the wounds inflicted by their debut with four scathing new tracks, sharing a slab of 7” vinyl with their allies in Canadian grind/hardcore outfit OSK who add three tracks to the flipside. [MORE…]

EYE OF NIX: Noisey Streams Black Somnia In Its Disquieting Entirety; Latest Record From Avant Doom Bringers Out NOW Via Scry Recordings“…atmospheric, ambitious melodic black metal meets thoughtful, midnight-tinted doom, stately neocrust, and ghostly vintage goth in a perfect danse macabre…” — Noisey Stream / Share EYE OF NIX’s Black Somnia HERE. This Friday will mark the official unveiling of Black Somnia, the impending new full-length from Seattle-based blackened avant doom bringers EYE OF NIX. Slated to drop via newly-launched Scry Recordings, the immersive new offering was captured by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot). [MORE…]

BROKEN CROSS: “C.O.T.E.” By Rogue Metal/Hardcore Faction Streaming At No Echo; Preorders For Militant Misanthrope LP Posted – As Sweden’s rogue metal/hardcore faction BROKEN CROSS prepares for the release of its second full-length album, Militant Misanthrope, the LP’s first single has been deployed through an exclusive premiere of “C.O.T.E.” at No Echo. [MORE…]

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Revolver Premieres “The Ignorant Point;” Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Preorders AvailableChoosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is the anticipated new full-length from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS. In advance of its January 26th, 2018 release, Revolver Magazine is hosting a premiere of “The Ignorant Point.” [MORE…]

KING WITCH: Decibel Debuts “Beneath The Waves” Video From Edinburgh-Based Metal/Doom Unit; Under The Mountain To See Release Via Listenable Records This FebruaryView / Share KING WITCH’s “Beneath The Waves” video at THIS LOCATION. This February, Listenable Records will unleash Under The Mountain, the debut full-length from Scotland-based metal/doom rockers KING WITCH. In advance of its release, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the band’s official video for “Beneath The Waves.” Calling the record, “heavy and epic,” the outlet furthers, “Driven by thunderous riffs and rhythm section and propelled into the next dimension by powerhouse vocalist Laura Donnelly, the quartet just sounds huge…” [MORE…]

HARM’S WAY Announces North American Headlining Tour With Ringworm, Vein, And Queensway – On February 9th, HARM’S WAY will release their fourth full-length, Posthuman, via Metal Blade Records. In support of its release, the band has announced a North American headlining tour with from Ringworm, Vein, and Queensway. The trek will commence on February 17th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through March 18th in Pontiac, Michigan. See below for all confirmed dates. [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Presents M. R. James’ Casting The Runes Full Cast Audio Play Featuring David Warner; Sample Playing At Dread Central + Preorders Posted – The purveyors of top-tier horror and vinyl at spoken arts label, Cadabra Records, present M. R. James’ Casting The Runes, a full cast audio play produced by Bleak December, adapted by Anthony D. P. Mann, and featuring actor David Warner, known for his roles in The Omen, Titanic, Tron, Star Trek, and many more. [MORE…]

HYPNO5E To Releases Alba – Les Ombres Errantes Film + Soundtrack; Trailer PostedAlba – Les Ombres Errantes (“The Wandering Shadows”) is the first full-length movie directed by vocalist/guitarist Emmanuel Jessua. His band, HYPNO5E has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning, seventy-five-minute soundtrack for this ambitious project. [MORE…]

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