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DEIVOS: Fourth Album Nears Completion For 2015 Release Via Selfmadegod Records

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Leading Polish death metal band, DEIVOS, is currently putting the final touches to their fourth full-length album, which will see release in early 2015 via Selfmadegod Records.

The new DEIVOS album, entitled Theodicy, was recorded between July and November 2014 in Zed Studio (Black River, Rootwater, Frontside) with producer Tomek Zalewski, with the mastering and mixing duties scheduled to go down in December. The follow-up to 2011’s Demiurge Of The Void features the same recording lineup, with vocalist Hubert, guitarists Tomek and Mscislaw, bassist Kamil and drummer Krzysiek, and the album’s six songs include “Theodicy,” “El Shaddai,” “Ochlocracy,” “Mandatory Mayhem,” “Amor Sui” and “Parasite.”

Guitarist Tomek comments, “The songs on the material are definitely longer and more complex compared to its predecessor. The six-song album lasts for about thirty-five minutes. It’s gonna be fast, heavy, and technical. We have lower down guitar tones a bit and it gave our music much more power”.

The band’s first album for Selfmadegod Records, Theodicy is set for a February 15th, 2015 release date, The front cover, designed by Pastor Xisaq Graphics, has been revealed. Audio samples from the album will be released in the coming weeks as the album is finalized.

Boasting a technical and cruel style of death metal inspired by some of the best bands of this genre including Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Cryptopsy, DEIVOS originated in 1997, releasing their first demo, Praised By Generations, in 1999. In 2003, they released the Hostile Blood MCD through Butchery Music, the EP enthusiastically accepted by the underground death community. In 2004, the band started to write new material for their first record which was ultimately recorded in January and February 2006 at the famous Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader). The record, entitled Emanation From Below, was released in Poland by Empire Records in November 2006. Thanks to Metal Mind Production, in January 2008 the record was subsequently released in Europe and then in the US in 2008. At the end of 2008 the band once again entered Hertz studio to record their second album Gospel Of Maggots, the album gaining the attention of Unique Leader Records who released it in February 2010. Following lineup changes, the band revisited Hertz Studio in February 2011 to record their third full-length effort, Demiurge of the Void, which was also released by Unique Leader in September 2011.

More info on DEIVOS and the act’s pending new release will be announced in the months ahead.

DEIVOS Discography:
Praised By Generations (1999)
Hostile Blood (2003)
Emanation From Below (2006)
Gospel Of Maggots (2010)
Demiurge Of The Void (2011)
Theodicy (2015)

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17th, 2014

LAE: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track To Debut LP From Montreal Psychedelic Post-Hardcore Outfit Featuring Steve Austin From Today Is The Day – Decibel Magazine’s high-traffic online body, The Deciblog, has exclusively premiered the title track to the debut record from Montreal, Quebec-based LAE, as the album nears its public street date, now less than two weeks away. [More…]

Remembering Housecore Horror Film Fest Co-Founder/True Crime Author Corey Mitchell; Family Fundraiser Launched – In an overwhelming outpouring of sympathy and condolences, friends, fans and bands globally remember Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder/best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, who died of a heart attack Monday October 27, 2014 at Emo’s, venue home of the event. [More…]

COWARDS: Parisian Quintet Completes Second Album; February Release Date For Rise To Infamy Locked – Decimating Paris-based sludge/hardcore outfit, COWARDS, has completed the final stages of preparation on their second full-length helping of callous and remorseless hymns of self and communal destruction, and is now ready to contaminate the planet with Rise To Infamy this Winter. [More…]

PRIMORDIAL Reaps Widespread Media Approval In Germany; Where Greater Men Have Fallen Release Day Looms – Ireland’s PRIMORDIAL are making a serious impact on German press with their latest offering, Where Greater Men Have Fallen. [More…]

Crucial Blast Issues Free Carrion Anthems Label Sampler; Compilation Includes New/Unreleased Tracks From GNAW THEIR TONGUES, DEGENERATE SLUG, LUASA RAELON and PERSISTENCE IN MOURNING – Crucial Blast Records has just issued a brand new label sampler through a name-your-price BandCamp download. [More…]

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Continues With Episode 3 Now Playing At Metal Injection – In Metal Grasshopper Episode 3, metal god Philip H. Anselmo puts delusional manchild, Dave Hill, to the test with a round of heavy metal flash cards. [More…]

FIRST FRAGMENT: Canadian Technical Death Metal Strategists Join Unique Leader Records; Debut Full-Length To Be Released In 2015 – Québécois technical death metal strategists, FIRST FRAGMENT, are pleased to join the brutal ranks of Unique Leader Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled debut full-length, set for unveiling in 2015. [More…]

CANNIBAL CORPSE & BEHEMOTH Confirm Co-Headlining North American Winter Tour - Two of the most prominent bands in the history of death metal are teaming up to take North America in 2015! [More…]

SORXE Confirms New Material For 2015 Release; Live Footage From Southwest Terror Fest Posted – With their debut album, Surrounded By Shadows, still fresh, and having just returned from their West Coast US tour with state mates Godhunter, Phoenix-based SORXE will continue to perform live over the coming months in support of the album while also writing new material for release in 2015. [More…]

MAID MYRIAD Confirms Northeast US Shows In December; East Coast February And March Tour Dates Being Booked – Having released one of the most dynamic and impressive progressive crossover albums of the year with their debut album, With Haste On Its Breath, Ohio’s MAID MYRIAD continues to take these soaring, ambitious and infectious tunes to the people, booking new waves of regional touring in support of the record. [More…]

CHILD BITE: Punk/Metal Marauders Premiere New Canticle Via Invisible Oranges; Strange Waste EP Release Day Draws Near – With the imminent release of their Strange Waste EP now less than two weeks away, today the gate keepers at Invisible Oranges hurl forth the tumultuous sounds of “Molestation Of The Arts” from Detroit punk/metal marauders, CHILD BITE. [More…]

SPOOK THE HORSES: New Zealand Post-Hardcore Quintet Prepares Sophomore LP For Winter Release – Delivering mercurial, heavily textured post-hardcore of the highest order, New Zealand-based quintet, SPOOK THE HORSES, has completed their sophomore album and are preparing Rainmaker for a mid-Winter 2015 release. [More…]

NERVECELL: Dubai Death/Thrash Perpetrators Revisit Their “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” Video Featuring Nile’s Karl Sanders; Behind-The-Scenes Footage Posted – Dubai death/thrash perpetrators, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically adored Psychogenocide full-length via Unique Leader early next year. [More…]

Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost Out NOW; Decibel Magazine Talks In-Depth With Author Mark Rudolph + New Trailer PostedMorbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost is a mega 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors. [More…]

TNT: Long-Running Norwegian Heavy Metal Troupe Releases 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Stateside Via Indie Recordings – Long-running Norwegian heavy metal troupe, TNT, is pleased to unleash their 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra release stateside via Indie Recordings. [More…]

NEUROSIS Announces Trio Of Year-End California PerformancesNEUROSIS has just confirmed three more shows for 2014, set to take place during the final days of the year in California. [More…]

OVID’S WITHERING: Theatrical Blackened Tech Metallers Join Unique Leader Records; New Full-Length To See Release Next Year – Florida-based theatrical blackened tech metallers, OVID’S WITHERING, are pleased to join the expanding roster of extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, for the release of their sophomore full-length. [More…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off Gwar Eternal North American Tour 2014! – North Carolina crossover icons, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, will kick off a near month-long run of live tirades with Gwar tomorrow to finalize the year. [More…]

DIMESLAND Premieres Intense Second Track From Debut LP Via Stereogum - With the word now out on the streets about the impending release of Psychogenic Atrophy, the debut full-length from Oakland-based DIMESLAND, heavily popular online mag, Stereogum, has released one of the album’s most intense tracks, with an exclusive premiere of “Dying Foretold.” [More…]

LETALLIS: NYC Progressive/Death Metal Entity Independently Releases Second Album - New York City-based metal outfit, LETALLIS, has just independently released the band’s second full-length album, Resonate, which is now available for free download worldwide with a physical edition to follow shortly. [More…]

WIZARD RIFLE: West Coast Noise Rock/Psych Doom Exhibitionists Kick Off November Live Incursion; Here In The Deadlights Reaps Critical Hails Nationally – West Coast noise rock/psych doom exhibitionists in WIZARD RIFLE have taken their big guns to the streets today to kick off their November live incursion. [More…]

USNEA Confirms Red Bull Sound Select Performances And Record Release Show; Track-By-Track Breakdown Of Random Cosmic Violence Posted At Cvlt Nation – With Relapse Records’ official unveiling of Portland, Oregon-based USNEA’s sophomore LP, Random Cosmic Violence, having taken place this week, the celestial/funeral doom outfit has released a meticulous track-by-track commentary piece on the album’s four movements via Cvlt Nation, as the band also announces a slew of year-end live appearances. [More…]

RABBITS Wraps-Up European Tour With A Plethora Of Gratis Media And Dope Merch; Videos, Photos And Audio As Well As FUCKRABBITS Merch Deals Enacted – Deviant, outsider horde, RABBITS, upon arrival back stateside following their Noise Rock On Parade European romp in support of their Untoward LP alongside Norwegian acts Årabrot and MoE, has just shat a plethora of new viral and physical media and product which you can either embrace or evade with hostility. [More…]

THE COMPOUND New Label Releases & EARSPLIT DISTRO Stock Update: LAE, GODHUNTER/SECRETS OF THE SKY, DIE CHOKING, UFOMAMMUT, SECRET CUTTER, THE BODY & THOU, GRIDLINK, PISS VORTEX, and tons more [more…]

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.

EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
AEON  –  ARCANE  – ATRIARCH – ARTILLERY – BATTLECROSS – BEHEMOTH  – BL’AST – BLACK BREATH –  CANNIBAL CORPSE  –  CAR BOMB – CDC – CORRECTIONS HOUSE –CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COWARDS – THE CUTTHROATS 9 – DISCOURSE – EARTH – EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY –FUCKING INVINCIBLE – GALE – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – GREENLEAF – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – INANIMATE EXISTENCE – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – KING PARROT – MACABRE – MAID MYRIAD  –  MAMMOTH GRINDER – NERVECELL  –  NEUROSIS – ORANGE GOBLIN – RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SOCIETY SUCKER – TODAY IS THE DAY – UFOMAMMUT – ULCERATE – USNEA – WHITECHAPEL – WIZARD RIFLE – WOLVHAMMER

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USNEA Confirms Red Bull Sound Select Performances And Record Release Show; Track-By-Track Breakdown Of Random Cosmic Violence Posted At Cvlt Nation

Friday, November 14th, 2014

With Relapse Records’ official unveiling of Portland, Oregon-based USNEA’s sophomore LP, Random Cosmic Violence, having taken place this week, the celestial/funeral doom outfit has released a meticulous track-by-track commentary piece on the album’s four movements via Cvlt Nation, as the band also announces a slew of year-end live appearances.

USNEA has confirmed several new live appearances over the coming weeks, leading off with a show at the Wisp House in Salem, Oregon for Wednesday, November 24th with Urzeit and In Thoth. Directly after that, the band will take part in two Red Bull Sound Select Presents shows in both Portland and Seattle! The Portland gig is set for Tuesday, December 2nd, supporting Lesbian and Deavheaven, followed by the Seattle show the next night, Wednesday, December 3rd, also with Deafheaven.

Then on Saturday, December 13th, USNEA will give their hometown a vicious taste of the new album at the official record release show for Random Cosmic Violence at the White Owl Social Club in Portland, the set culminating in a performance of the entire new LP. The free show will also feature two acts the members of USNEA consider close friends, including California-based Cold Blue Mountain providing opening support, and bigtime local doomsters Lord Dying headlining the event. The band has also produced a limited 100-copy run of Random Cosmic Violence cassettes which will be available that evening, in addition to both the standard black and limited colored vinyl.

Check out the track-by-track breakdown of Random Cosmic Violence at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

Also endure all of Random Cosmic Violence via Stereogum RIGHT HERE.

USNEA Live:
11/24/2014 The Wisp House – Salem, OR w/ Urzeit, In Thoth
12/02/2014 Holocene – Portland, OR w/ Deafheaven, Lesbian [info]
12/03/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ Deafheaven [info]
12/13/2014 White Owl Social Club – Portland, OR *Random Cosmic Violence release show w/ Lord Dying, Cold Blue Mountain [info]

Through their ruthlessly overwhelming style of black/occult metal-influenced funeral doom, USNEA has created a classic of the new millennium with Random Cosmic Violence. Not only an album which more than satisfies the urge diehard cult fans of the band since previous outings, Random Cosmic Violence packs a monumentally damaging and contagious dose of some of 2014’s finest metal of the slow-motion doom/death/sludge-influenced variety sucking endless new fans into its fathomless expanses. Recorded and mixed by Jared “Fester” See at Haywire Studios (Stoneburner, Rabbits, Nux Vomica) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity), the artwork and design was handled by Justin Cory and Orion Landau. The album is available on CD and both colored/limited and standard black 2xLP right HERE and via digital download HERE.

“Random Cosmic Violence has a Floydian vastness that both balances and amplifies the overwhelming, crushing heaviness. Like the night sky itself, Random Cosmic Violence is full of terror and awe and ice and fire. It is a massive, monumental thing.” – Stereogum

“…perhaps what really vaults the album high above the average, apart from Usnea’s knack for generating titanic power and morbid, minor-key melodies, is the band’s skill in creating dynamic changes and salting this heartless sonic landscape with ingenious touches, which come like breaths of air in an atmosphere that’s being rapidly sucked into space, or poisoned with the smoke of burning tires in an urban dead zone.” – No Clean Singing

“Usnea balance knuckle-dragging rumble with high-minded elegance on this funereal test of endurance… This is what it sounds like to be swallowed by gravity.” – About.com

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LAE: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track To Debut LP From Montreal Psychedelic Post-Hardcore Outfit Featuring Steve Austin From Today Is The Day

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Decibel Magazine’s high-traffic online body, The Deciblog, has exclusively premiered the title track to the debut record from Montreal, Quebec-based LAE, as the album nears its public street date, now less than two weeks away.

Over thirteen movements verging on an entire hour of superb, dynamic material encompasses LAE’s Break The Clasp LP, which was recorded in full analog in a woodshop in Montreal by Today Is The Day and Austin Enterprises founder, Steve Austin, who became enveloped by the songs as he produced them, which led to his permanent involvement in the band as the main vocalist. With one of the most disheartened but beautiful displays of psychedelic, post-hardcore/rock possibly ever captured to tape, Austin’s gritty, visionary vocal delivery and final mastering incredibly fits the structures created by creators Ronald Jean-Gilles, Serge Nakauchi Pelletier, Stephane Desgroseilliers and Marc Lucas Ablasou as if they were incepted with this purpose in mind, resulting in a true masterpiece of whatever genre one may attempt to categorize the songs into. The unearthly, heartbreaking artistry will attract fans of Three Mile Pilot, Swans, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Slint, Shellac and more, yet Break The Clasp remains an unfathomably original album unlike anything currently out there.

Decibel today releases “Break The Clasp” to the planet. The second track on the album of the same name showcases LAE’s varied nature, integrating electronics and guest backup vocals courtesy of the band’s friend, Christina Frances Musacchio into the layered song. The exclusive premiere of the song is joined by a detailed account of its origin from the band, and a stellar write-up of the track by the trusted scribe who took on the premiere, who issues, “Sit back, y’all. Steve Austin-affiliated psychedelic post-rockers LAE are about to take you to another plane of existence via the title track of the album Break the Clasp…”

“Break The Clasp” and unleash the song through the Deciblog portal now at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, American Aftermath leaked the album’s “Sister” alongside an interview with band architect Marc Lucas Ablasou, RIGHT HERE, and a trailer for the album is playing HERE.

Break The Clasp will see release through The Compound and Battleground Records in a collaborative effort, with the initial CD and digital release set for November 25th. Preorders for the six-panel, spot-varnish adorned, eco-friendly digipak are live HERE, and preorders for the digital download — which includes an instant download of “Break The Clasp” are now live HERE. A deluxe, gatefold 180-gram double 12” LP is coming in early 2015 as LAE begins touring North America in support of the album.

Performing under LAE-TSEU, their original moniker, LAE impacted their local scene in the mid 1990s, yet life’s plan impeded them from taking off until now. In mid-2013, the band went through a rebirth, re-envisioning their original songs with new life knowledge and a ravenous hunger to make them better than ever. The band invited Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) to record in Ablasou’s wood shop, utilizing accordion, trumpet, saws, organs, pianos, electronics and more to capture their long-awaited full-length on vintage analog equipment. During the recording process, Austin ended up performing lead vocals to the album in addition to other musical contributions, becoming a full-fledged member of the band. Mastered at Austin Enterprises, the album features otherworldly artwork by Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair, Gold Standard Laboratories label) and a layout by Kay and Dave Brenner.

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ARCANE: Premier Australian Progressive Rock Outfit Signs With Sensory Records For Release Of Double CD Conceptual Masterpiece

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

With a strong foothold on the diehard progressive rock/metal circuit worldwide as well as a dominant place at the top of Australia’s prog scene, ARCANE has signed with Sensory Records for the international release of their epic new double-disc conceptual masterpiece, Known/Learned.

In 2013, ARCANE sanctioned Sam Vallen (Caligula’s Horse) to produce their most massive album to date, a two-part conceptual masterpiece entitled Known/Learned. Encompassing sixteen expansive tracks totaling an immense two hours of music, the new project will see release as a two CD package. The first movement, Known delivering a more traditionally-oriented progressive rock performance, and the second, Learned, taking a lighter, more acoustic/folk inspired journey, both opuses forming one central storyline. “Known/Learned is a collection of themes and moments, captured between recurring characters,” issues ARCANE, on the basis for their latest and most bold undertaking as a band. “While never explicitly told in the traditional vein of the ‘concept album’, the imagery of Known/Learned depicts fragmented moments in the lives of a father and his daughter, their loss, their love, their journey. A bittersweet love song for life.” The recordings were mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering in Seattle, and the album’s cover art provided by Chris Stevenson-Mangos.

A generous crowd funding campaign supported by passionate fans, organizations and fellow bands helped ARCANE produce Known/Learned, yet as the album was seeing completion, the band crossed paths with New Jersey-based progressive label, The Laser’s Edge, who took the album on for worldwide release and distribution upon its recent completion through its Sensory Records entity. A limited run of the album will be dispatched to the loyal funding crowd, while Sensory will release the album on a 2xCD digipak and deluxe digital package worldwide on January 20th.

An advance single from Known/Learned has been released in the form of third track, “Instinct,” now playing at THIS LOCATION.

ARCANE has confirmed a string of live launch shows tied in with the release of Known/Learned, with shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne later this month and into mid-December.

ARCANE Known/Learned Album Launch:
11/22/2014 The Brightside – Brisbane
11/28/2014 The Bald Faced Stag – Sydney
12/13/2014 The Esplanade Hotel | Gershwin Room – Melbourne

Stand by for additional audio teasers and more from Known/Learned in the coming days, in addition to new tour dates from ARCANE in the months ahead.

Occupying a unique place in the Australian progressive music scene, ARCANE formed in 2006, and the following year issued their now out of print debut album, Ashes. Since, the band’s transcendental live performances have captivated fans across their home country, and their monumental recorded works draw in fans abroad. Their respectable success is largely to their immersive sound, and the vocals of Jim Grey, something that was immaculately portrayed in their 2009-released critically acclaimed, dark and enigmatic concept album Chronicles Of The Waking Dream, an album which has helped earn them an inimitable reputation as one of Australia’s premier progressive rock bands.

On stage, ARCANE’s live show, often accompanied by a backdrop of staggering visualizations, is a vast sensory experience. The band has taken their craft to the maximum, having headlined the annual Progfest tour, providing touring support for Ne Obliviscaris, and performing to capacity crowds at Sonic Forge Festival in Melbourne, and has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Anathema, Soilwork, Queensryche, Dead Letter Circus and hundreds more.

Known/Learned Track Listing:

“Known”
1. Promise [Part 2]
2. Unturning
3. Instinct
4. Womb (In Memoriam)
5. Selfsame
6. Holding Atropos
7. Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire
8. Learned

“Learned”
9. Hunter, Heart & Home
10. Little Burden
11. Impatience and Slow Poison
12. Known
13. Nightingale’s Weave
14. Eyes for the Change
15. Keeping Stone: Water Awake
16. Promise [Part 1]

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GALE: Debut From Arizona Sludge/Doom Metal Faction Out Now

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Another new name surges forth from Arizona’s flourishing sludge/doom scene in the form of GALE, as the outfit self-releases their debut recordings, Vol. 1.

The moniker references the massive desert winds, a trait which the band attempts to exemplify with similarly devastating results through their exceptionally loud craft, the band even playing at full live volume at practice where the drums are amplified, as they also do live. Formed in the sunbaked soil of Phoenix, the very new quartet, GALE razes all in their path with a very promising, killer brew of modernized, organic sludge/doom metal. As per the band: “We play loud as fuck. This is rock n roll; it should be loud and dangerous.”

Burning with twenty-six minutes of material, GALE’s debut recordings have been independently released by the band in recent days as Vol. 1, the record recorded in nearly one take by Jalipaz Nelson at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Arizona. While not a concept record, the album and its lyrical basis primarily deals with existentialism and the darkness that can be revealed upon self-analysis. With a brutalizing tone sure to intoxicate fans of statemates Godhunter, Sorxe, Methra and the like, the ultra-amplified output of GALE here alludes to the works of Yob, Melvins, Crowbar, Neurosis and Sleep, yet only in theory and not simply regurgitated. The band performs their engulfing craft with each member of the four-piece lineup contributing a different style of vocals in addition to their respective instruments.

With the hopes all reaching as many diehard fans of doom, sludge and all open-minded forms of extreme music, GALE has self-released Vol 1. as a name-your-price digital download. Stream, purchase and spread the destruction from THIS LOCATION.

GALE will forge a physical version of Vol. 1 in the pending months, and the band has already begun the planning stages on additional new material which will see release through several new works throughout 2015. Additionally, GALE will perform their next live set this Saturday, November 8th in Mesa, joining the massive lineup including Column III, Funerary, Godhunter, Today Is The Day and Eyehategod. Additional live incursions will be continually announced through the coming months.

GALE Live:
11/08/2014 Club Red Theaters – Mesa AZ w/ Eyehategod, Today Is The Day, Godhunter, Funerary, Column III [info]

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SOS: NYC Heavy Groove Machine To Perform At Massive The NYC Marathon For The 15th Year This Sunday

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

This weekend, Sunday, November 2nd, long-running NYC-based heavy groove machine, SOS will once again play live at the NYC Marathon.

This 2014 performance marks the fifteenth year in a row SOS has played for the runners of the world famous annual event. The band will set up right on the street at 44th Road and Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens at 10am on Sunday to fuel the participants with a high-octane set. Issued the band’s founding frontman Mike SOS on the upcoming performance, “This is our fifteenth time playing the NYC Marathon! Hard to believe, but it’s true! That makes this year EXTRA SPECIAL! Come hang with us and cheer the thousands of runners who pound the pavement across the five boroughs! This is truly something we look forward to every year and we’d love to share this unique NYC experience with you! We’ll be playing some of our favorite songs off our older releases as well as our new album Strength And Conditioning in its entirety! We hope to see you Sunday!” See more info on the SOS set at the NYC Marathon HERE.

Preceding the band’s marathon set, Mike SOS will co-host and perform in the ninety-seventh installment of FBOMB, NYC’s best monthly rock ’n roll party this Saturday night at Arlene’s Grocery! This edition features a dastardly Halloween-themed double feature of tributes that finds The Bombardiers tackling both The Rocky Horror Picture Show (where Mike SOS plays Dr. Scott) and punk icons The Misfits, plus sets from Big Ultra, Trip On Gravity, & Atom Strange. More info is available HERE. “There’s not gonna be a lot of sleep, but there will be a ton of rock this weekend!”

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. Strength And Conditioning is a nearly forty-eight minute excursion into barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Lineup changes and a restructuring of the band followed by heavy-duty local performances for the past year formed a six-year gap between albums, but the band’s heavy dedication has paid off, as Strength And Conditioning boasts SOS’ most action-packed mayhem yet. Strength And Conditioning is streaming and available for purchase by the band’s DIY label 316 Productions RIGHT HERE.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound October 27th, 2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014

LAE: American Aftermath Posts Single From Debut LP By Montreal-Based Post-Rock Outfit; CD Preorders Available – As Montreal-based post-rock quintet, LAE — featuring in its ranks Steve Austin of Today Is The Day — prepares to release its Break The Clasp debut this Autumn, the first single from the LP has been made available to the public through an exclusive premiere at American Aftermath. [More…]

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Continues; Episode 2 Now Playing At Metal Injection – In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. [More…]

BARING TEETH: Sophomore Album From Texas Experimental Death Metal Unit To See November Release Via Willowtip Records; Teaser Track Posted – Dallas, Texas-based avant/tech death metal trio, BARING TEETH, is preparing for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 debut album, Atrophy, with the mangling Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins confirmed to drop via Willowtip Records in late November. [More…]

THE CUTTHROATS 9: Western US November Tour With ÆGES Confirmed – San Francisco noise rock trio, THE CUTTHROATS 9, has confirmed the next phase of touring in support of their newly-released Dissent LP. [More…]

EMIT: Obscure UK Ambient/Black Metal Entity Releases Track Through Ghost Cult Magazine – As extreme underworld noise specialist outfit, Crucial Blast, readies the worldwide edition of the out-of-print Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by UK black/ambient outfit, EMIT, for release this week, through the help of Ghost Cult Magazine, another sordid tale from the album has been posted as evidence of the album’s utter creepiness. [More…]

ATRIARCH: Pitchfork Streams New LP From Death/Doom Alchemists In Its Entirety – With the An Unending Pathway, the haunting new long player from Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists, ATRIARCH, out this week, Pitchfork is streaming the record in its entirety. [More…]

PRIMORDIAL: Dublin Metal Troupe Unveils New Tune At Stereogum; Where Greater Men Have Fallen To See Release Next Month – Stereogum has hosted the official unveiling of “Come The Flood,” the new hymn from Dublin metal troupe, PRIMORDIAL. [More…]

CDC European Autumn Tour Continues; Stateside December Shows With Society Sucker Confirmed – Pennsylvania hardcore quartet, CDC, is currently embarked on latest load of international live excursions, touring Europe in advance of their next release, End. [More…]

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 7 – In the seventh and final episode of the NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo opens up his home for a crawfish boil with the Noisey crew. [More…]

FUZZ EVIL & CHIEFS: The Obelisk Streaming Split 7-Inch Out Now On Battleground Records – The split 7” EP from Sierra Vista, Arizona-based FUZZ EVIL and Southern California’s CHIEFS is out today via Battleground Records, and in turn, trusted underground rock go-to joint, The Obelisk, is streaming the entire short but intoxicating platter right now. [More…]

ENCOFFINATION: III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) Out Now On Selfmadegod Records – One of the year’s most petrifying, slow-motion musical excursions is now available worldwide via Selfmadegod, as III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs), from US death/doom duo, ENCOFFINATION, is now available from the label worldwide. [More…]

ARTILLERY To Kick Off North American Thrash Invasion Tour – Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, is now currently on their first ever North American tour. [More…]

BATTLECROSS Confirms Winter Warriors Headlining Tour Honoring America’s Veterans – Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. [More…]

USNEA Releases Title Track From Random Cosmic Violence Through No Clean Singing; Album Out In November Via Relapse – The impact of Random Cosmic Violence, the second album from Portland, Oregon’s USNEA, and first of the band’s releases for Relapse Records, will be felt worldwide in two weeks, and No Clean Singing has unveiled the LP’s devastating title track. [More…]

PENTAGRAM KickS Off Fall Headlining Tour – Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, have returned to the road for select shows in the Midweast and the East Coast. [More…]

THE GREAT SABATINI Refuses To Quit Releasing Videos For Dog Years LP; “Life During Wartime” Now Playing – With their latest LP, Dog Years, out since June, and with two North American tours and random live mayhem already in the bag since then, Montreal noise/sludge metal barons, THE GREAT SABATINI, continue their rambunctious rampage of releasing a video for nearly every song on the album so far, with the new one for “Living In Wartime” now playing. [More…]

BRAINOIL: Tankcrimes Issues Death Of This Dry Season Sophomore Album On CD – Bay Area-operated Tankcrimes offers up another offering from the label’s hometown sludge heroes, BRAINOIL, with the first-ever CD release of the band’s decimating Death Of This Dry Season album. [More…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Australian Tour Dates + Roadburn 2015 Appearances – Before Kicking Off Another US Takeover New Orleans rulers of the riff, EYEHATEGOD, will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Revolver Magazine Streams Desideratum Full-Length In Its EntiretyDesideratum, the forthcoming new long player from UK extreme metal misfits, ANAAL NATHRAKH, is playing in its entirety at Revolver Magazine. [More…]

WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Mathrock Magicians Tease New Track At Noisey; New Full-Length To Drop This Week – With the release of Here In The Deadlights, the long-awaited new full-length from stoner/doom/math rock magicians, WIZARD RIFLE, set for release this week, Noisey hurls forth opening hymn, “Crystal Witch,” for public feeding. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Decimates Album Charts; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Underway – Bay Area sci-fi death battalion, RINGS OF SATURN, has invaded and decimated the nation’s rock charts, with the first week’s numbers for Lugal Ki En having landed. [More…]

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EXHUMED: California Horror Hellions Kick Off Fall Tour – California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, are taking their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. [More…]

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EXHUMED: California Horror Hellions Kick Off Fall Tour

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Today, California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there EXHUMED will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, “We’ve been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we’re getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt ‘Slime’ Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we’ve got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!”

EXHUMED w/ Carcass, Noisem
10/24/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/28/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ *
10/29/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
10/30/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX (Exhumed only)
10/31/2014 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK *
11/01/2014 Granada – Lawrence, KS *
11/02/2014 Pops – Sauget, IL *
11/03/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/04/2014 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC *
11/05/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
11/06/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
11/07/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
11/08/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY *
11/09/2014 The Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH *
11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI **
11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI **
11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI **
11/13/2014 House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/14/2014 Wooly’d – Des Moines, IA **
11/15/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL **
* w/ Obituary
** w/ Macabre
w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal
11/20/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
11/21/2014 JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
11/22/2014 Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
11/23/2014 Marx – Hamburg, DE
11/24/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2014 Pokalen – Oslo, NO
11/26/2014 Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SE
11/27/2014 Konfus – Esbjerg, Dk
11/28/2014 Hellraiser – Leipzig, BE
11/29/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/30/2014 Fabryka Club – Kracow, PL
12/01/2014 Alibi – Wroclaw, PL
12/02/2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague, CZ
12/03/2014 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
12/04/2014 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
12/05/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
12/06/2014 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
12/07/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes, FR
12/08/2014 Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES
12/09/2014 Caracol – Madrid, ES
12/10/2014 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
12/11/2014 Ubu – Rennes, FR
12/12/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
12/13/2014 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
12/14/2014 Underworld – London, UK
12/15/2014 Grillen – Colmar, FR
12/16/2014 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt, DE
12/17/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/18/2014 Rock It – Aalen, DE
12/19/2014 Heavy Xmas – Zürich, CH
12/20/2014 Turock – Essen, DE

EXHUMED released their globally revered Necrocracy full-length via Relapse Records last Summer. Monopolizing 2013 year end lists both stateside and abroad, the record came in at #24 on Decibel’s Top 40 list and #11 on the New Noise’s Top 100 Metal & Rock Albums of 2013. Crowned one of 2013’s “best death/goregrind releases,” by About.com, and, “the feel-good gore-grind album of the year,” by Orlando Weekly, Necrocracy is a grade A, head crusher and among the band’s most well-executed, conceptually absorbing recording of their winding catalog and repugnance.

To order your copy of Necrocracy, point your browser to THIS LOCATION. The record is also available via iTunes HERE. And if you missed it, peep the visuals for “Coins Upon The Eyes” HERE.

“Matt Harvey and his merry maniacs know exactly what they’re doing, and have spent 20-odd years perfecting their poisonous formula. The riffs still bludgeon, the snare still snaps, and the dual vocal assault still growls and yelps with the best of them. The wailing solos and brilliant flashes of melodic death metal perfection are a welcome addition, as is their maturing approach to songwriting.” – Pitchfork

“The album seethes with vitriol, visceral shredding and thunderous grooves and it yields not a dull moment across its 29 minutes…” – Outburn

“This is death metal the way it should be, but hardly is anymore: complex but still compact, well-played without being wanky, brutal without going to ridiculous extremes, and listenable, if not inviting, in spite of its inherent ghastliness. Necrocracy kills, plain and simple.” – Metal Insider

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LAE: American Aftermath Posts Single From Debut LP By Montreal-Based Post-Rock Outfit; CD Preorders Available

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

As Montreal-based post-rock quintet, LAE — featuring in its ranks Steve Austin of Today Is The Day — prepares to release its Break The Clasp debut this Autumn, the first single from the LP has been made available to the public through an exclusive premiere at American Aftermath.

The diverse track, “Sister,” shows both the beautiful, peaceful delivery and accessible elements this crew of fantastic songwriters display through the entire album. It also reveals the polar opposite second personality of LAE, as the clean guitars, organs and vocals give way to wounding, caustic vocals and massive-sounding electric guitar riffs thundering through the mix. “Sister” has been posted at American Aftermath, who extensively interrogates LAE’s founding songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Marc Lucas Ablasou, on the band’s storied history and why Break The Clasp was over two decades in the making, as well as quotes from Austin, who not only serves as the lead vocalist on the entire album, also fully recorded and produced Break The Clasp. The write-up issues of the track, “The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization.”

Take the ride and delve into the world of LAE with “Sister” and more RIGHT HERE.

A trailer for Break The Clasp with clips from several of the album’s thirteen tracks is also playing HERE.

Break The Clasp will see release through The Compound and Battleground Records via digital download and 6-panel digipak November 25th, and a deluxe 180-gram double LP in February 2015 as the band begins touring throughout North America. CD preorders are now available via Earsplit Distro HERE, and digital preorders via BandCamp will be made available on Halloween.

Performing under their original moniker, LAE-TSEU, the outfit now known as LAE impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie circuits in the apocalypse-ready Y2K era of the mid 1990s. In mid-2013, the band went through an incredible rebirth, completely re-envisioning their original songs with new life knowledge and a ravenous hunger to make them better than ever. To capture this soundtrack, the band contracted Steve Austin (Today Is The Day), flying him and an arsenal of gear from his Austin Enterprises from Maine to record in Ablasou’s wood shop, utilizing acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, saws, multiple electric organs and pianos and more to capture their long-awaited full-length, fully recorded on an arsenal of vintage analog equipment. However, during the recording process, Austin ended up performing lead vocals to the entire album in addition to other musical contributions. Mastered at Austin Enterprises and enshrouded with artwork by Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair, Gold Standard Laboratories label), LAE’s Break The Clasp will finally see release. Encompassing nearly fifty-three minutes of unearthly, heartbreaking, psychedelic audio artistry, while fans of Three Mile Pilot, Swans, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Slint, Shellac and more will be instantly hooked by these tales of love, devotion and loss, Break The Clasp is an incredible experience, the record unfathomably original and unlike anything you’ll experience this year.

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