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SWASHBUCKLE Shanty Premiered Via Revolver Magazine

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Get ready to be pillaged by the most enraged seafarers of the metal underworld, as New Jersey seabastards, SWASHBUCKLE, dole out a bit of scorching, metallic wrath from their looming We Hate The Sea EP via Revolver Magazine. The second tale on the bandits’ new four-shanty 7”, the pummeling “I Hate The Sea (And Everything In It)” surges with a riotous metallic thrash/hardcore whirlwind energy which shows their already brutal songwriting taking more abrupt spine-crushing immediacy.

Issued the members of the SWASHBUCKLE brigade in a newly delivered missive on the dispatching of the new tune:

“Ahoy Jerks,

The fine folks at Get This Right Records have put up a brand new piratical jam called ‘I Hate The Sea (and Everything in It)’ off of our new soon to be released 7″/EP entitled We Hate The Sea EP.  So get your idiot pirate metal fix here and prepare to bash your head against any surface you come in contact with. This record will make you lactate hot sauce. Embrace your ear-fucking with our musical dongs of metal.

Love to hate you,
Swashbuckle”

Raise anchor and unload I Hate The Sea (And Everything In It)” upon your enemies via Revolver RIGHT HERE.

Get This Right Records will unchain We Hate The Sea on August 5th via digital download and a myriad of 7” vinyl options including 200 on blue/white swirl, 200 on black and a limited run of 100 on red/black smoke which will be limited to preorders with a numbered, special edition cover and a message from the band. Check in with the quartermaster to set aside your share of the loot HERE.

SWASHBUCKLE will raid through the American Main and into Canada on tour in conjunction with the release of We Hate The Sea from August 3rd through the 17th, with additional tour dates to be confirmed in the coming days.

SWASHBUCKLE August Tour Dates:
8/03/2014 Championships – Trenton, NJ
8/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
8/06/2014 Webster Hall/Studio – New York, NY
8/07/2014 Simon’s 677 – Providence, RI
8/08/2014 TBA
8/09/2014 TBA – Montreal, QC
8/10/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
8/11/2014 Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON
8/16/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
8/17/2014 Amityville Music Hall – Long Island, NY

Following two albums through Nuclear Blast, with the We Hate the Sea EP we are offered a glimpse at where SWASHBUCKLE’s rum-soaked minds have brought them over recent years and where their impending fourth studio full-length release will take them. Bearing four hornswagglling new rippers dispatched in less than seven minutes, We Hate the Sea will blast unsuspecting landlubbers broadside with the might of a typhoon, undoubtedly utilizing some of the crew’s most mutinous tactics to date, the jingles conceived in grog-soaked skirmishes and harnessed during sessions at The Sound of Revolution with Len Carmichael.

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SOS: Queens Crushers Drop New Single From Fifth Album At American Aftermath

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

American Aftermath is currently ripping up a new track from the approaching fifth independent album from NYC-based SOS, Strength And Conditioning.

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. The band displays the darker and depraved side of their hybrid of heaviness on “None More Black,” the fourth of the vast fourteen tracks on Strength And Conditioning. “This song hurts to play,” states founding vocalist/guitarist, Mike SOS, who whimsically describes the tune as a “balls to the wall blackened beast that goes to eleven.” Featuring a flurry of influences with manic vocals leading the charge, the band hopes this track inspires rabid head banging, feverous horn throwing, and genuine metallic goodwill.

SOS are a hard band to pin down into a genre. I know that I’ve said this before, but honestly, I don’t know what the hell to call this band,” issues American Aftermath alongside the stream of the new track, continuing, “They’ve got a little speed metal, a little thrash, a little black metal and some hardcore punk all thrown into a basket with a shark and a bear and from there, it gets messy.”

Get fired-up with “None More Black” now slaying RIGHT HERE.

The track “Run It Down Into The Ground” was also recently released at Next Mosh RIGHT HERE.

On July 26th, SOS will join several other openers supporting Downset in Queens, which is also the record release show for Strength And Conditioning. Continuous live events for the band will continue to be announced through the Summer.

SOS Live:
7/26/2014 Blackthorn – Elmhurst, NY w/ Downset, Alekhine’s Gun, Driven Mad, Someonelse, 17 Gates, The Only Weapon

Notorious across the city, known not only for playing free, all-ages and DIY/outdoor gigs and parties as well as the massive NYC Marathon every year, in addition to founder Mike SOS’ other activities as the co-vocalist in the now defunct Seizure Crypt, co-producer of the FBOMB live tribute series, his involvement with GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies Of Bloodwrestling), the hostmaster Blackthorn 51 bar and tons more also fueling the beast, SOS is a true workhorse collective. A nearly forty-eight minute excursion into rambunctiousness and barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, their new record, Strength And Conditioning will see release on July 29th, the band’s fifth album born through via the their own 316 Productions. Due to personnel changes and musical exploration with the new members, a six-year gap divides Strength And Conditioning and their previous album, Adult Situations. Yet, through building the new lineup stronger with incessant touring building up to the album’s release and heavy dedication, the work and wait paid off, the new works boasting more action-packed whacko hardcore mayhem than ever. Strength And Conditioning was recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

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MALPRACTICE: Sensory Confirms Release Info On Fourth Album from Finnish Progressive Thrash Unit

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Having announced their new partnership with American progressive metal outlet, Sensory Records, in April of this year, Finland’s MALPRACTICE now officially confirms more details on their impending fourth album, Turning Tides.

With nearly forty-five minutes of brand new material, Turning Tides represents MALPRACTICE at their absolute best, combining intricate progressive metal with catchy melodies topped with excellent musicianship and brilliant vocal harmonies. Professionally recorded by the members of the band — the lineup featuring members of renowned metal acts Omnium Gatherum and Insomnium — at various locations, Turning Tides was produced by the band’s Joonas Koto and Toni Paananen and engineered by Koto, then mixed and mastered by Anssi Kippo at Astra-Studio A and enshrouded by intriguing artwork and design work by Miikka Tikka.

“The lyrical theme of the album is about a guy who is very well educated. In fact so educated and talented that he can’t land a job for himself due to over education,” collectively issued the members of MALPRACTICE. “He kind of falls in-between things and ends up in the suburbs unemployed and frustrated. He is ‘the best kept secret’ since no one wants to hire him. His life and sanity starts to fall apart due to his frustration and depression. He tries to fight the system but always ends up deeper and deeper in apathy. The story can be somewhat related to MALPRACTICE’s struggle to make it for two decades already. The question is: ‘Is the guy me? You? Or every one of us?’”

Sensory will release Turning Tides, MALPRACTICE’s first ever worldwide release, on September 16th, 2014. Stand by for audio samples and additional info on the album in the coming weeks.

Turning Tides Track Listing:
1. Best Kept Secret
2. Weight Of The World
3. Irony Tower
4. State Within A State
5. Turning Tides
6. Symphony Of Urban Discontent
7. Out

Formed in 1994 in Kouvola, Finland by guitarist Joonas Koto, MALPRACTICE started out as a thrash act, yet by 1998, the band had refined their sound, exploring a more progressive direction. They released their first full-length album, Of Shape And Balance, via Mastervox Records in September of that year. From there the band went on hiatus until 2004 when they signed with Spinefarm/Universal, which resulted in the release of their second groundbreaking prog metal album, Deviation From The Flow. Their third album, 2008’s Triangular, expanded their forward-thinking style but also reintroduced some of their early thrash elements. Now, 2014 finds the band signed to Sensory for Turning Tides, a monster of a record, showcasing the band at their most epic and explosive yet, and a must-hear for fans of Queensryche, Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Megadeth.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – July 14, 2014

Monday, July 14th, 2014

FALLUJAH Masters The Art Of Levitation – New Track Streaming At A.V. Club; Summer Slaughter Takeover Looms + Canadian Tour Dates Announced – With the release of The Flesh Prevails, the forthcoming magnum opus from atmospheric death metal henchmen, FALLUJAH, now almost two weeks away, The Onion’s A.V. Club offers up fifth number, “Levitation,” for public consumption. [More…]

BASTARD OF THE SKIES & GRIMPEN MIRE: Cvlt Nation Delivers New Tracks From Both Acts Featured On Split Album – Cvlt Nation today rolls out new tracks from two of the top-tier acts from within the UK’s underground doom/sludge/noise community: BASTARD OF THE SKIES and GRIMPEN MIRE. [More…]

ACRANIA: New Lyric Video From London Death Squad Now Playing At Decibel – Decibel Magazine offers up the first helping of Totalitarian Dystopia, the forthcoming full-length debut from London death bringers, ACRANIA, with the official lyric video for “Festering With Dishonesty.” [More…]

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT: Iron Lung-Related Industrial/No Wave Project To See Release Via 20 Buck Spin – The second full-length of demolition from PIG HEART TRANSPLANT – the solo works of one Jon Kortland of Iron Lung — has been declared for release this September, as a conjoined release between 20 Buck Spin and the band’s own Iron Lung Records. [More…]

GOATWHORE Celebrates Record Release With A Special Meet And Greet At Grill ‘Em All; Live Takeover Underway - Louisiana metal miscreants, GOATWHORE, will celebrate the release of their mammoth Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length with a meet and greet next week at the world famous Grill ‘Em All brick and mortar restaurant in Alhambra, California! [More…]

FATHER MURPHY: Avant Occult Duo Issues Tour Update; Collaboration With Illustrator/Animator Luca Dipierro Posted + Additional Live Ceremonies Announced – Italian avant occult duo, FATHER MURPHY, has been infecting North America with their eccentric hymns of decadence. [More…]

GUST: First Listen To Southern Lord Debut LP Now Available; European Tour Ongoing – As Southern Lord prepares to release the self-titled second LP from Swedish cutting-edge hardcore act, GUST, the first listen to the album is now available for public ingestion. [More…]

MAID MYRIAD: Kaleidoscope Rock Outfit Prepares Debut Full-Length For Fall Release Via Nefarious Industries – Akron, Ohio-formed MAID MYRIAD has completed their debut full-length studio recording, which is now being finalized for an early Fall 2014 release via Nefarious Industries. [More…]

UNISONIC: New Video From Heavy Metal Supergroup Now Playing At Metal Insider; Band To Release Light Of Dawn Full-Length Via Armoury Records Next Month – “Exceptional,” the new video from heavy metal supergroup, UNISONIC, is currently playing at Metal Insider. [More…]

OWLFOOD: Experimental Drone Folk Quartet To Kick Off US Tour En-Route To Gilead Fest – Boston-based experimental drone folk quartet, OWLFOOD, will levy their bleached-out desert tones upon adventurous ears beginning next week. [More…]

PORD: Solar Flare Records Confirms Upcoming Second LP From French Noise Rock Trio – The practitioners of disseminating product from the gnarliest acts of the noise rock/metal scene, Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Solar Flare Records, confirms the upcoming release of the second LP from their countrymates, PORD. [More…]

ORBWEAVER: Corpse Flower Records Release Vinyl Edition Of Critically Lauded Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon EP – Detroit-based Corpse Flower Records is pleased to release the vinyl edition of Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon, from Florida exploratory death metal behemoths, ORBWEAVER! [More…]

Eolian Empire’s Summer Of Cuz Underway; Slew Of New Releases + Festicide Announced – Welcome to another digest of all the news fit to shit for Eolian Empire’s Summer of Cuz… cuz they said so: Some of the hot stuff coming up this time through the ringer includes a DRUNK DAD record release show, new releases announcements for BIG BLACK CLOUD, HUMOURS and NORSKA as well as the KEEP OUR HEADS – ALIVE! compilation, a sweltering video from HOT VICTORY, a US tour for HONDURAN and DRUNK DAD, Euro tour for RABBITS and ÅRABROT, and the confirmation of the label’s first compilation internationale. [More…]

GOATWHORE To Invade Europe Supporting Dying Fetus; US Tour Underway + Grill ‘Em All Meet And Greet ApproachesGOATWHORE, who are currently leveling stages across the US on a Summer-long live tirade that includes a twenty-two date run on this year’s Summer Slaughter tour, will make their way to Europe this Fall/Winter supporting Dying Fetus. [More…]

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ABIOTIC – ALLEGAEON – AMON AMARTH – ANTI RITUAL – BAT – BATTLECROSS – BL’AST! – BLACK ANVIL – BRIMSTONE COVEN – BRUTAL BLUES – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CONNOISSEUR – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY –DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – DENVER BLACK SKY – THE DRIP – DRUNK DAD – EARTH – ENABLER – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY –  FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GREENLEAF – GUST – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – KING DIAMOND – MARTYRDÖD – MOUNT SALEM NOISEM – NORTH – OWLFOOD – POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – PYRRHON – REVOCATION –  RINGS OF SATURN – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SOS – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III –  SWASHBUCKLE – THE BODY – THOU – TÝR –WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WOVENWAR – YOB

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7th, 2014

SWASHBUCKLE: New Jersey Brigands To Raid New Waters With EP Through Get This Right Records – Following their previous two LPs, released through international juggernaut, Nuclear Blast, the brutal buccaneers in New Jersey’s, SWASHBUCKLE, are loading their grapples to raid the deck of Get This Right Records, the label now preparing to unload the newest motherload of pillaging shanties from the trio. [More…]

GOATWHORE Summer-Long Live Takeover Underway; Release Of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless Looms – New Orleans metal tyrants, GOATWHORE, have just kicked off a Summer’s worth of US live takeovers. [More…]

ENTRAILS Spews Forth “Breath Of Blood” Via Invisible Oranges; Swedish Death Metal Unit Prepares To Drop Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection – With the release of Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, the forthcoming mega compilation from Swedish death metal miscreants, ENTRAILS, quickly approaching, today the band spews forth the audio villainy of ninth track, “Breath Of Blood,” via Invisible Oranges. [More…]

WO FAT: Dallas Stoner Doom Peddlers Stream Instrumental Version Of The Conjuring Via The Obelisk – Today, the volume squad at The Obelisk is pleased to douse your Monday blues in riff-centric sanctity with the instrumental version of The Conjuring, the latest long player from Dallas stoner doom peddlers, WO FAT. [More…]

CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release A Skeletal Domain; New Track And Preorder Packages Now Available – American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain. [More…]

MUSK OX: Canadian Neofolk Ensemble Launches New Website; Woodfall Continues To Reap Critical Acclaim - Canadian neofolk ensemble, MUSK OX, are pleased to bring fans their new online home, located at THIS LOCATION. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN: Technical Death Metallers To Release Lugal Ki En; Artwork/Track Listing Revealed – Bay Area technical death metallers and self-proclaimed masters of “aliencore,” RINGS OF SATURN, will unleash their forthcoming new full-length this October via Unique Leader Records. [More…]

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: The New York Times Streams New Instrumental LP; Celestite 2014 West Coast Tour Begins Next Week – One week ahead of its looming release date next Tuesday, July 8th, international news resource, The New York Times, is hosting an exclusive worldwide listen to Celestite, the new instrumental LP from Olympia, Washington’s WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. [More…]

GHOUL To Revive We Came For The Dead!!! With Vinyl Manifestation – While the public is still reeling in the aftermath of the barrage of transmissions and recordings from ghastly Creepsylvanian specters, GHOUL, over recent months, the obfuscated thugs unrelentingly announce a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!!. [More…]

WOLVHAMMER: Stereogum Exclusively Streaming Clawing Into Black Sun – Stereogum is now hosting an exclusive stream of Midwestern metal cult, WOLVHAMMER’s third, monstrous full-length album, Clawing Into Black Sun, as the album nears release in just one week via Profound Lore Records. [More…]

GODHUNTER & SECRETS OF THE SKY Tour Documentation Posted; Further Details On Split LP Confirmed – Having just completed a co-headlining tour of the lower southwestern realms of America together, Oakland’s SECRETS OF THE SKY and Tucson’s GODHUNTER have released a post-tour account of their journey together, documenting some of the pros, cons, and random insanity two independent acts sometimes encounter on such a venture, via tour sponsor, American Aftermath. [More…]

YOB: Oregon Doomsmiths Post Second Clearing The Path To Ascend Video Teaser; US Tour Dates Announced – Oregon doomsmiths, YOB, will released their long-awaited full-length, the aptly titled Clearing The Path To Ascend, via Neurot Recordings this Fall. [More…]

SOS: Next Mosh Releases Single From Fifth Album By Lunatic NYC Punk Squad – As Queens-based revved-up punk/hardcore squad, SOS, prepares to release their fifth independent full-length album with Strength And Conditioning at the end of the month, the band’s NYC cohorts at Next Mosh have unloaded the first single from the record. [More…]

MARTYRDÖD: Title Track From Fifth Album Now Playing At Terrorizer – Sweden’s MARTYRDÖD will release their fifth album, Elddop late this month, and the title track is now playing at Terrorizer Magazine. [More…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Minister Of Propaganda, Seward Fairbury, MISSING!CORRECTIONS HOUSE minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, has turned up missing from his place of residence this week in California after an apparently violent confrontation within his home. [More…]

TWITCHING TONGUES To Release World War LIVE Album Through Closed Casket ActivitiesTWITCHING TONGUES and Closed Casket Activities are proud to announce the World War LIVE limited “live” LP/CD. [More…]

SECRET CUTTER: Independent Debut LP From Pennsylvania Trio Destroys Everything – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio, SECRET CUTTER, has independently released their debut full-length LP, Self Titled. [More…]

WOVENWAR Announces SoCal Record Release Shows In August! - WOVENWAR will be playing three record release shows in southern California in August at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Soma in San Diego, and The Roxy in Hollywood. [More…]

CONNOISSEUR: West Coast Stoner Violence Trio Unleashes Three New Burners Via Noisey – With the release of Stoner Justice, the debut EP from California chronic kings, CONNOISSEUR, less than a week away, Vice sound portal Noisey delivers three tasty tunes of toke-worthy goodness. [More…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: New Video From Technical Death Metal Squad Now Playing At Metal Injection – California technical death metal squad, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, are pleased to premiere the brand new video for “The Rune Of Destruction” from their recently released A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement full-length. [More…]

YAKUZA: Bonus Track From Way Of The Dead Reissue Streaming At Revolver – Today, Chicago experi-metallers, YAKUZA, hurls forth a mind-blowing cover of “Seraphic Light” from American jazz icon, John Coltrane. [More…]

BASTARD OF THE SKIES & GRIMPEN MIRE: Cvlt Nation Delivers New Tracks From Both Acts Featured On Split Album – Cvlt Nation today rolls out new tracks from two of the top-tier acts from within the UK’s underground doom/sludge/noise community: BASTARD OF THE SKIES and GRIMPEN MIRE. [More…]

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ABIOTIC – AGALLOCH – ALLEGAEON – AMON AMARTH – ANTI RITUAL – BAT – BATTLECROSS – BL’AST! – BLACK ANVIL – BRUTAL BLUES – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CONNOISSEUR – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY –DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – DENVER BLACK SKY – THE DRIP – DRUNK DAD – EARTH – ENABLER – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GREENLEAF – GUST – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – KING DIAMOND – LORD MANTIS – LYCUS – MARTYRDÖD – MOURNFUL CONGREGATION – NAILS – NOISEM –  NORTH –POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – PYRRHON – RINGS OF SATURN – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SOS – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III –  SWASHBUCKLE – THE BODY – THOU – TÝR – VALDUR – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WOVENWAR – YOB

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GODHUNTER & SECRETS OF THE SKY Tour Documentation Posted; Further Details On Split LP Confirmed

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Having just completed a co-headlining tour of the lower southwestern realms of America together, Oakland’s SECRETS OF THE SKY and Tucson’s GODHUNTER have released a post-tour account of their journey together, documenting some of the pros, cons, and random insanity two independent acts sometimes encounter on such a venture, via tour sponsor, American Aftermath.

Examine the day-to-day text, including a SECRETS OF THE SKY and GODHUNTER band-to-band video interrogation, via American Aftermath HERE.

On the recent Southwest US trek, GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY were mongering the limited-to-100 copies, tour-only, cassette-edition of a new split release between both acts. On this combined effort, entitled Ghosts, both bands supply brand new material, showcasing even further experimentation into each of their respective crafts, with forty minutes of material, including a crushing new opus from each band, as well as a haunting, thematic accompaniment bearing the “Ghosts” theme. Through a joint effort between GODHUNTER’s Battleground Records and THE EARSPLIT COMPOUND’s label division, THE COMPOUND, Ghosts will see a more substantial release on September 9th through a deluxe LP version. In construction now is a 180-gram black/white vinyl swirl vinyl edition — limited to three-hundred copies, each including a digital download coupon — in addition to digital release via both bands.

Ultra-advance preorders for the GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY Ghosts split LP can be placed HERE.

GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY Ghosts Track Listing:
A1. GODHUNTER “Pursuit Predator”
A2. GODHUNTER “Ghosts”
B1. SECRETS OF THE SKY “Star”
B2. SECRETS OF THE SKY “Ghosts II”

Following the official release of the Ghosts split, both SECRETS OF THE SKY and GODHUNTER will take part in Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. Conceived and organized by members of GODHUNTER and other local musicians and venues, the upcoming third incarnation of the fest sees the biggest lineup yet overtaking four days in Tucson, Arizona, and this year includes performances by Neurosis, Sunn O))), Goatsnake, Pelican, -16-, The Body, Baptists, Obliterations, Primitive Man and tons more.

Both bands are also performing regionally throughout the Summer months with new shows planned and more being devised. Additionally, both GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY are forging new recordings and releases for late 2014/early 2015 release.

GODHUNTER Live:
7/11/2014 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Ghetto Blaster
7/25/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ w/ Castle
8/24/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Corrosion Of Conformity, Bl’ast, Brank Bjork Lord Dying

Audio from the Ghosts split LP and more will be released in the coming weeks.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release A Skeletal Domain; New Track And Preorder Packages Now Available

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain.

Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it’s a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective – vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O’Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz — approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they’ve switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

Preparation for A Skeletal Domain did not vary significantly from previous efforts. “At the end of the day, we’re still making a death metal record, no matter where it’s being recorded,” relays bassist Alex Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable. CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. “Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That’s what makes this exciting,” adds Webster. “Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it’s not same-old same-old.” Mark Lewis would concur with Webster’s analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that “there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history.” CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSE are consistency defined.

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you’ll witness the sonic trauma of second track, “Sadistic Embodiment” as well as a host of preorder bundles.

A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:
1. High Velocity Impact Spatter
2. Sadistic Embodiment
3. Kill Or Become
4. A Skeletal Domain
5. Headlong Into Carnage
6. The Murderer’s Pact
7. Funeral Cremation
8. Icepick Lobotomy
9. Vector Of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate To Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies

As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and many more. Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across North America throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas. As an added bonus, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be doing daily signings at 3:00pm at their merch booth for the duration of the fest where Mayhem attendees can preorder A Skeletal Domain. Fans buy a limited edition laminate with a unique redemption code, redeemable online at metalblade.com and the record will ship to their door! Confirmed dates, including various one-off headlining shows, are listed below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE:
7/01/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
7/02/2014 Tricky Falls-  El Paso, TX
7/05/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA  *
7/06/2014 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA  *
7/07/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/08/2014 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA  *
7/09/2014 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID  *
7/11/2014 Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ  *
7/12/2014 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque ,NM  *
7/13/2014 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/15/2014 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/16/2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO  *
7/17/2014 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI  *
7/18/2014 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/19/2014 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN  *
7/20/2014 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL  *
7/22/2014 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA  *
7/23/2014 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga, NY  *
7/24/2014 Legend Valley Concert Venue – Thornville, OH Gathering Of The Juggalos
7/25/2014 Molson Ampitheatre – Toronto, ON  *
7/26/2014 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA  *
7/27/2014 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT  *
7/28/2014 Higher Ground South – Burlington, VT w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/29/2014 Darien Lake – Darien Center, NY  *
7/31/2014 Sarland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/01/2014 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ  *
8/02/2014 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA  *
8/03/2014 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA  *
8/04/2014 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/05/2014 Lakewood Amphitheatre-  Atlanta, GA  *
8/06/2014 Memphis International Speedway – Memphis, TN  *
8/07/2014 Downtown Air Park – Oklahoma City, OK  *
8/08/2014 Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/09/2014 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas ,TX  *
8/10/2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodland, TX  *
*2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Date

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery – Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band’s collection, available everywhere this Fall!

CANNIBAL CORPSE are the biggest death metal band in the world…” — Metal Hammer UK


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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – June 30, 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

KING DIAMOND Announces North American Fall Tour - KING DIAMOND has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: a full North American tour this Fall! The long-awaited trek will commence on October 11th in Atlanta and wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.

EYEHATEGOD: Louisiana Loudsmiths Announce July Dates With Iron Reagan - Following a successful live US invasion with Ringworm and Enabler, Louisiana loudsmiths, EYEHATEGOD, will take to the streets again next month on a brief but mutinous rash of live takeovers with Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention.

THE DRIP: Washington Grind Squad Confirms Summer Excursion Through Denver Black Sky - Following the unveiling of their Relapse debut with the murderous A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics EP in April, Washington state grinders, THE DRIP, continues to expand their damage path by booking new tour dates through the Summer months.

ANAGNORISIS: European Cassette Pressing Confirmed; Behind The Scenes Of Beyond All Light Part II Posted - Due to the ongoing demand from European fans wanting to experience Beyond All Light, the acclaimed 2013 album from Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal entity, ANAGNORISIS, the band will reissue a cassette edition of the album via Berlin-based Yehonala Records in the coming weeks.

YAKUZA: Chicago Experi-Metallers To Reissue First Four Full-Lengths Along With One Never-Before-Heard Release Through War Crime Recordings - Throughout the entire month of July, Chicago experi-metallers, YAKUZA, will reissue their first four albums along with one never-before-heard release through War Crime Recordings. Amount To Nothing, Way Of The Dead, Samsara and Transmutations have been out of print for several years now and in most cases, these reissues will contain unreleased bonus tracks and remixes.

BRIMSTONE COVEN: Retro Rock/Doom Metal Sorcerers To Release Debut Via Metal Blade Records; Preview Track Posted - Retro rock/doom metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, will unleash the psychedelic rumblings of their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records.

THE CUTTHROATS 9: New Album From Unsane Offshoot Now Available On All Formats - Following its LP release via Lamb Unlimited earlier in the month, the CD version of Dissent — the highly anticipated new album from THE CUTTHROATS 9, the band formed by Unsane guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer — is out now via Reptilian Records.

INCARNATED Unleashes Video For Track From Third Album Out Now Via Selfmadegod - Polish death metal/grindcore trio, INCARNATED, has just released a new video for “Madness,” the ninth and closing number to the band’s recently-released third full-length, Try Before Die.

BEIGE EAGLE BOYS: Cvlt Nation Now Playing Entire Reptilian Records Debut LP From Detroit Trio - Detroit-based noise/scum metal madmen the BEIGE EAGLE BOYS have unashamedly dropped their debut LP, You’re Gonna Get Yours, via East Coast noise rock/metal aficionados, Reptilian Records.

HOD: San Antonio Blackened Death Tyrants To Drop Book Of The Worm Upon The Weak; Preorders Available - San Antonio’s favorite blackened death tyrants, HOD, will drop their long-awaited new full-length upon the weak later this Summer.

CRADLE OF FILTH: Decibel Streams Total Fucking Darkness In Its Entirety + In-Depth Interview With Dani Filth Posted - Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Total Fucking Darkness, the third demo from UK extreme metal miscreants, CRADLE OF FILTH, in its entirety!

BLACK COBRA Denied Entry Into Canada For Current Tour - San Francisco’s strenuous metal/doom duo, BLACK COBRA, has unfortunately been denied access into the United States’ northern neighboring country.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Premieres New Movement Via Noisey; July West Coast Tour Details Expanded - As Cascadian black metal pioneers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, prepare to release their latest LP, Celestite, another single from the expansive album has been unleashed exclusively via Vice Magazine’s music portal, Noisey.

YOB: Doom Metal Trio Announces Mammoth UK/European Tour In Support Of Clearing The Path To Ascend - Long-running Oregon doom metal conjurors and recent Neurot signees, YOB, will embark upon a massive overseas trek this Fall, joined by Little Rock doom bringers, Pallbearer.

LAGO: Battleground Records To Release Debut Full-Length By Phoenix Death Metal Outfit - Battleground Records has brought Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal collective, LAGO, into their expanding label roster for the release of the band’s upcoming debut album late in September.

ACRANIA: Unique Leader Confirms Impending Full-Length From London Death Division - This Summer, the world will experience the vicious death metal/deathcore of London-based abusers, ACRANIA, as the trio releases their debut full-length via California’s Unique Leader Records.

BAT: Speed Metal Warriors Announce Batbreaker Summer Tour With Chainbreaker; Primitive Age EP Available For Free Download - BAT, the unholy supergroup featuring Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste on bass/vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and Volture guitarist Nick Poulos, are very pleased to announce a Summer run of live infiltrations.

THE BODY & THOU Summer Tour Closing In; Joint Sets Featuring Material From Collaborative LP To Take Place - Today, THE BODY and THOU will embark on their Summer tour to Gilead Fest, supporting not only their own respective new releases, but also their recently released collaborative LP, Released From Love.

THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE: New Album From Swedish Death Metal Division Imminent Through Selfmadegod - Swedish death division, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE, has just signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release their newly completed fourth full-length album in August.

CROSS EXAMINATION: St. Louis Mega-Shredders To Drop Dawn Of The Dude EP Via Organized Crime Records; July Tour Confirmed - Saint Louis, Missouri-based crossover bandits, CROSS EXAMINATION, have completed the next chapter in their lethal, party-down lineage, and are ready to blast you in the face with their Dawn Of The Dude EP this August.

FUCKING INVINCIBLE: Blow The Scene Unloads New Noise From It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better - Underground music/arts web community, Blow The Scene, has just debuted a brief but belittling explosion of powerviolence intensity with “The World Keeps Turning,” from Providence, Rhode Island’s FUCKING INVINCIBLE. The unhinged and ultra rapid new single is the latest pre-release fallout from the band’s upcoming debut LP, It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, set for allocation in July via Atomic Action! Records in North America and Reflections Records in Europe.

DRUNK DAD: Invisible Oranges Streaming Debut LP From Jacked-Up Portland Scums - Since Portland, Oregon’s fuck-you-all-wave outfit, DRUNK DAD, is about to unload their debut LP Ripper Killer, the fine enablers at Invisible Oranges have aided in spreading the word early by streaming the entire gruesome platter.

THE GREAT SABATINI: Montreal Noisemongers Continue Video Propaganda Campaign For Dog Years - The album may have been released, but the propaganda campaign continues, as Montreal noise metal quartet, THE GREAT SABATINI, releases more new visual accompaniments to singles from their newest full-length, Dog Years.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: North Carolina Crossover Icons Announce North American Live Assault; IX Streaming In Its Entirety At A.V. Club - With the official release of their new full-length, fittingly titled IX, now upon us, North Carolina crossover icons, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are very pleased to announce their first North American live assaults in support of the offering.

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com or dave@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER: ABIOTIC – AGALLOCH – ALLEGAEON – AMON AMARTH – ANTI RITUAL – BAT – BATTLECROSS – BL’AST! – BLACK ANVIL – BLACK TAR PROPHET – BRUTAL BLUES – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CONNOISSEUR – CORRECTIONS HOUSE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – DARK BUDDHA RISING – DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – THE DRIP – DRUNK DAD – EARTH – ENABLER – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GREENLEAF – GUST – GYPSYHAWK – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – IRON REAGAN – KING DIAMOND – LORD MANTIS – LYCUS – MARTYRDÖD – MOURNFUL CONGREGATION – NAILS – NORTH – PENTAGRAM – POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – PYRRHON – RINGS OF SATURN – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SOS – SWASHBUCKLE – THE BODY – THOU – TÝR – VALDUR – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WOVENWAR – YOB

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BLACK COBRA Denied Entry Into Canada For Current Tour

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

San Francisco’s strenuous metal/doom duo, BLACK COBRA, has unfortunately been denied access into the United States’ northern neighboring country.

While amidst their North American tour — which was nearly entirely comprised of Canadian dates, with BLACK COBRA co-headlining alongside Anciients, with opening support from Black Wizard — the band was denied entry into the country for virtually no reason. Having invested thousands of dollars into merch for the tour, they decided to tough it out and try again at a different access point, where again they were denied, with no explanation, and after thorough inspections of their vehicle and gear. This forced the band to return to California instead of performing in more than twenty cities across Canada.

BLACK COBRA today issued the following collective statement to their fans on the debacle: “As many of you already know, we were denied entry at the border of Canada. Because of the financial strain this has put on us, we were forced to cancel the remaining tour dates in the US as well. In the meantime, we will continue working on our forthcoming record and are looking into booking another tour in the US. We apologize to our fans and thank you for your continued support.”

New US BLACK COBRA tour actions will be confirmed immediately and announced in the coming days; no Canadian dates will be scheduled. Stay tuned for further transmissions.

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ANAGNORISIS: European Cassette Pressing Confirmed; Behind The Scenes Of Beyond All Light Part II Posted

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Due to the ongoing demand from European fans wanting to experience Beyond All Light, the acclaimed 2013 album from Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal entity, ANAGNORISIS, the band will reissue a cassette edition of the album via Berlin-based Yehonala Records in the coming weeks.

While ANAGNORISIS already released an extensive behind the scenes look at the inception and construction of Beyond All Light in conjunction with its release last Summer, a second installment video has just been released. Initially only available on the DVD which accompanied the special edition LP version of Beyond All Light, the second film travels further into each member’s own theologies, the album’s lyrical basis and personal experiences which helped lay the inspirational foundation for the record.

View Behind the Scenes of Beyond All Light – Part II at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the new cassette version of the album are available HERE.

ANAGNORISIS has also been confirmed to take part in a Dave Brockie Foundation benefit show in their hometown on June 27th, to pay tribute to the recently-passed great metal icon.

ANAGNORISIS Live:
6/27/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY @ Dave Brockie Tribute w/ Stonecutters, Ohlm, more [tickets]

The nearly fifty minutes of dynamic black metal harnessed on Beyond All Light and the critical accolades provided from international media sources have helped elevate ANAGNORISIS from the cult status they’ve held over the years into the international spotlight. In addition to the digital, digipak CD and cassette versions of Beyond All Light already unfurled in 2013, the LP edition of the album is available. The wax incarnation features redesigned artwork and custom fold-out packaging, available on black, red, and blue vinyl, and includes a high-quality download of the tracks. All copies are hand-numbered. Stream the album and purchase all versions direct from the band at music.anagnorisis.com.

Stay tuned as ANAGNORISIS continues to play out sporadically throughout the rest of the year and begins devising the next chapter in the band’s expanding discography.

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