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COWARDS: Official Video For “Bend The Knee” Released Via Metal Injection; Rise To Infamy Available For Free Download

Monday, January 26th, 2015

While the unrelenting cruelty of COWARDS’ second LP, Rise To Infamy, now just three weeks from its official physical release, the French quartet releases their official video for “Bend The Knee,” through Metal Injection, as the album is offered for FREE digital download. Directed by Jakub at Chariot Of Black Moth, the “Bend The Knee” video sees brief glimpses of the band’s unfuckwithable live set splintered into stark, nightmarish black and white storyline fragments, showcasing the creepily artistic and outwardly aggressive tendencies of the Parisian quintet.

“Bend The Knee” now infiltrates society through Metal Injection from THIS LOCATION.

COWARDSRise To Infamy will be released February 9th worldwide on a variety of formats through a network of underground labels, including Throatruiner Records, RVINS Records and Deadlight Entertainment. This conglomeration realizes that humans will uncaringly pirate and consume this recording through illegal channels prior to its release, so the entire album is being offered at high-quality for free via Bandcamp at RIGHT HERE.

For the true supporters, both a digipak CD version of Rise To Infamy as well as 180-gram LP (150 on clear, 350 on black) editions have been procured, the vinyl in heavyweight jackets with spot UV varnish. A massive bundle deal including all physical editions and a shirt is available from COWARDS directly RIGHT HERE. Additionally, preorders for the CD and shirt bundles are available through Deadlight Entertainment HERE, and LP and shirt bundles via RVINS Records HERE and Throatruiner Records HERE.

COWARDS guitarist Adrien L also recently discussed the band’s atrocious tones through a gear feature for PureGrainAudio discussing his custom 1983 Gibson setup and more HERE.

With additional widespread European tour dates to be announced shortly, and a possible North American invasion later this year, COWARDS are already taking their new hymns to the road this Winter. View the latest round of live excursions below and watch for many more to be announced.

COWARDS Tour Dates:
2/08/2015 Burning Light Fest – Lisbon, PT w/ Bölzer, Plebeian Grandstand, Oathbreaker, Black Heart Rebellion, Acid Deathtrip, more [info]
3/05/2015 La Scène Michelet – Nantes, FR w/ Calvaiire, Like Pigs On Embers
3/06/2015 TBA – Rouen, FR
3/07/2015 Le Bocal – Caen, FR w/ Maussade, Defiance

The COWARDS sound dredges forth a deep, oppressive, urban harshness amidst their crushing wall of amplification which stabs blackened sludge metal savagery into the band’s Holy Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore. The levels of aggression on Rise To Infamy are difficult to endure; everything the band has managed to capture here is meant to inflict maximum aural damage. Recorded by trusted engineer Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback), the band’s monstrous tones here sound more callous than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish.

KARMA TO BURN: Instrumental Stoner Rock Titans Release Two Arch Stanton Behind-The-Scenes Video Clips Via The Obelisk; Band Issues North American Tour Update

Monday, January 26th, 2015

West Virginia instrumental stoner rock kings, KARMA TO BURN, who are currently in the midst of a gargantuan North American live takeover, are pleased to unleash a pair of Arch Stanton behind-the-scenes video clips. Produced by Snakehill Productions and currently playing courtesy of premiere riff portal, The Obelisk, the clips find the trio discussing preferred tracks, favorite vocalists, dead or alive, tour life and more!

Get viewing at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out KARMA TO BURN’s live video for the track “57” still playing at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

Initially released in Europe last Summer via Switzerland-based Faba Records, KARMA TO BURN’s groove-laden Arch Stanton long player became available by the label domestically earlier this month. The band’s sixth studio album and third since reforming following their seven-year hiatus in 2009, Arch Stanton is reminiscent of their now iconic Wild Wonderful Purgatory and Almost Heathen offerings, channeling the true essence of the road-raging, riff rock ritual. The Sludgelord calls Arch Stanton, “a thrilling and explosive ride,” that, “firmly puts KARMA TO BURN at the forefront of instrumental stoner rock,” Metal Injection commends the band’s long-standing, “fiery irreverence,” further celebrating a record that’s, “full of heart, soul and the occasional rocking surprise,” while This Is Not A Scene opines in glowing  9/10 review of the record,  “If each of the eight tracks on here don’t have you nodding your head, or at least tapping your feet, then you may actually be dead.” New Noise Magazine agrees, “The riffs on this album are absolutely jaw-dropping,” Skulls N Bones calls Arch Stanton, “intense and unbridled,” and likens it to, “a speedy pill with no hangover,” while The Signal notes poignantly, “Throughout the record, volcanic riffs… surge and snap over winding, propulsive bass in sinister, darkened tones. Cymbals crash and fall in a savage dance around the pounding rhythms. Each instrument comes together for smoldering jam after smoldering jam…KARMA TO BURN re-proves their competency as a meat and potatoes stoner metal band.” Adds Dead Rhetoric in an 8/10 score, “Unsung as they are, KARMA TO BURN deserves a vast amount of credit for holding down the no-vocals fort, as well as remaining viable well into the latter stages of their career. If Arch Stanton proves anything, it’s that the West Virginia trio were right all along, and, the rest of the instrumental metal brigade owes a vast amount of debt to the band who was the first out of the gate.”

KARMA TO BURN are currently levying their blues-tinged, bong-ripping, riff decadence upon the ears of North American residents. Now more than half way through their extensive expedition, drummer Evan Devine checked in from their New Orleans stop late last week, “When we arrived at the venue, Siberia , we were treated to some genuine New Orleans music. The band was called The Salt Wives, all-acoustic, brass, an accordion… and these guys were singing everything from Irish folk songs to Eastern bloc gypsy tunes, I think we heard four different languages over the course of their two sets. It ruled. We spent some time around Bourbon Street, but the majority of it was spent in a small corner diner called The Clover Grill. Best diner we’ve been to yet, and we’ve tried a lot of diners.” Check out some photos below.

KARMA TO BURN [remaining dates]:
1/27/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
1/28/2015 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/30/2015 Loaded – Hollywood, CA
1/31/2015 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
2/01/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/04/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/06/2015 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/07/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
2/08/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
2/09/2015 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
2/10/2015 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2015 Fubar – St Louis, MO
2/12/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
2/13/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

Order KARMA TO BURN’s Arch Stanton today on LP at THIS LOCATION, on CD HERE and digitally HERE.

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NERVECELL: New Video From Dubai Death Thrash Legion Now Playing At Decibel Magazine; Psychogenocide Re-Release Looms

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Among Dubai’s most extreme bands to emerge from the territory, death/thrash legion, NERVECELL, is readying for the re-release of their critically fawned-upon Psychogenocide full-length, set to drop via Unique Leader Records next week.

Produced and engineered by guitarist Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, UAE with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Hobart, Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland, Psychogenocide boasts Psycroptic’s David Haley on session drums as well a guest vocal appearance from Nile’s Karl Sanders on “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness).”

As a precursor to its release, now just days away, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth the visual depiction of fourth cut, “Amok Doctrine.” The five-plus minute clip hurls fans head first into the sinister pandemonium of a NERVECELL live performance.

Witness the brutality, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it visit Revolver Magazine’s web portal for in-depth track-by-track video breakdown of Psychogenocide at THIS LOCATION.

Forged in 2000, NERVECELL’s distinctive blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for devastating live presentations have earned tours alongside the iconic likes of Metallica, Morbid Angel, and Deicide as well as appearances at many of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this exceptional achievement. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011″ by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.

More recently, NERVECELL recently spoke with MTV Iggy about the current social climates in relation to the themes contained within the record. Check it out HERE.

Psychogenocide will be reissued worldwide on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

“…a must have for every metal hornet.” – Legacy

TREEDEON: Berlin Trio To Release Debut Album Through Exile On Mainstream This March; First Single Playing At The Obelisk

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Germany’s Exile On Mainstream Records announces the signing of their home country’s own TREEDEON, and the upcoming Winter release of their debut album, Lowest Level Reincarnation, while US-based underground rock portal, The Obelisk, releases the first single, in the form of the track, “Terracide.”

Berlin-based trio, TREEDEON, has announced that their Lowest Level Reincarnation debut full-length is to be released on March 9th. With eight songs delivered through a fifty-minute sonic rock assault, Lowest Level Reincarnation is raw, diverse, and in your face, carved out of depression and channeled in to a maelstrom monstrosity of guitar, bass and drums. The band recorded at Studio Wong in Berlin throughout November 2014, putting together their debut album, Lowest Level Reincarnation, and as an early taste of what the album bears, today The Obelisk delivers its closing track, “Terracide,” alongside words from Exile On Mainstream owner Andreas Kohl and more.

Unleash “Terracide” through The Obelisk now at THIS LOCATION.

After the almost simultaneous demise of Germany’s noise-stalwarts Ulme and seminal crossover icons Jingo de Lunch, Ulme guitarist and singer Arne and Jingo de Lunch singer Yvonne formed an acoustic band named TREEDEON. Their first show was an acoustic set at 2012’s South Of Mainstream festival, stepping up to replace the disbanded Ulme, and out of the death of two bands came opportunity, as shortly after, a second gig was booked at Berlin’s Schokoladen, where Kaeng-shell punisher Boomer pledged himself as the missing link by offering to play drums. Songs were laid out, written, and rehearsed in a dark cellar, leading to the first demo being recorded and released in November 2013. The demo made very clear that the acoustic approach had been revised, overwhelmed by a new (but by no means surprising) monstrous Valkyrie of sheer heaviness, dueling vocals, and screams of emotional terror. A much louder rendition of TREEDEON played a first show in their local hangout, Franken Bar, while their second show brought them to the infamous Roadburn Festival, as part of Exile On Mainstream’s fifteen year anniversary showcase. And what an impression they left! The digitally released demo began rolling around among dedicated punters and created quite a buzz for the band, culminating in an invitation to play the Stoned From The Underground festival in July 2014. From this gig on, TREEDEON rooted themselves very much in the conscience of lovers of noise, sludge, and all kinds of heavy pumping riffage.

In the words of the TREEDEON members themselves: “Music always was some kind of therapy for me. To use the passion to get rid of things that drag you down. Playing in a band where this is possible is a gift.” [Arne]. “Definitely the most powerful album I’ve ever been part of. We combined aggression and melody, had a great time writing and recording these songs. I can’t wait to play them live, which is exhausting, but very satisfying.” [Boomer]. “Had I known what I was getting myself into with this singing & bass playing at the same time thing, I may have reconsidered….. Now it’s just too late, cause I’m having way too much fun with it…. I get to be twice as loud. Finally” [Yvonne].

JADED STAR: Act Featuring Former Visions Of Atlantis And Iced Earth Members Signs With Sensory Records; Debut Album Nears

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Greek outfit, JADED STAR, has signed with American progressive metal leader, Sensory Records, for the upcoming springtime release of their debut album.

After touring the world and captivating audiences along the way with their previous bands, JADED STAR was founded by Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis) and Raphael Saini (ex-Iced Earth). Joining forces with Kosta Vreto (Horizon’s End, Wardrum) and Babis Nikou (Astral DNA, Opened Paradise, Dia Mageias), the band came into existence in 2013, instantly creating an arsenal of new tunes and beginning to tour that year.

Exploding with energy, JADED STAR’s debut album, Memories From The Future, is now being readied for worldwide release, after US label Sensory Records brought the band into their family. Produced by Maxi Nil, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at the legendary Fredman Studios in Sweden, the album showcases Maxi’s electrifying vocals and the masterful drum work Saini is known for. Guitar hero Kosta Vreto with his unique finger strumming style eschews the plectrum in favor of a raw, organic sound that literally comes straight through his hands. Babis Nikou on the bass brings a solid foundation and the chemistry between he and Maxi as the song writing team provides emotion to match the power of the sound.

Issues Maxi Nil on the JADED STAR’s signing with Sensory, “We can’t put down in words how excited and happy we are for signing with Sensory records, since it’s very hard to find these days labels who truly help, support and believe in their bands. Memories From The Future is an album full of energy and emotions and personally, it’s the best thing I’ve done so far. We’re all very proud of it and we can’t wait to share it with the world. Make sure to listen to it as loud as you can!”

Adds Sensory/The Laser’s Edge owner, Ken Golden, “Recently I was approached a new band called JADED STAR. As soon as I learned that Maxi Nil was the band’s vocalist I was immediately intrigued.  I was quite familiar with her work with Visions Of Atlantis so I knew this would be quality metal. When I heard the album I was totally blown away.”

The elements are there, the forces have aligned, and the JADED STAR is ready to shine! Stand by for further info as Sensory prepares to release Memories From The Future on April 14th, 2015.

Maxi Nil – vocals
Kosta Vreto – guitars
Babis Nikou – bass/synth
Raphael Saini – drums

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – January 19th, 2015

Monday, January 19th, 2015

UFOMAMMUT Reveals Details Of Seventh Album, Ecate, Due In March Via Neurot Recordings; First Audio/Video Trailer ReleasedEcate is the title worthy of deities and of UFOMAMMUT’s seventh studio full-length, which has been confirmed for North American release late this March worldwide via Neurot Recordings. [More]

POWERED WIG MACHINE: Battleground Records Confirms Vinyl Run Of New Album From Southern Arizona Stoner Rock Champs – Battleground Records has confirmed the label’s impending ninth release, announcing the deluxe vinyl version of the gnarly Supa-Collider, the second full-length from fuzz/stoner rock champs, POWERED WIG MACHINE. [More]

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Forbearers Unleash New Video; One Man Army Full-Length To See Release Next MonthOne Man Army is the sixth studio album from Finnish folk metal forbearers, ENSIFERUM. [More]

DISCOURSE: Lambgoat Unloads Opening Track From Debut LP Nearing Release – Lambgoat today unloads the opening track to Sanity Decays, the debut LP from Columbia, South Carolina-based hardcore outfit, DISCOURSE, as Closed Casket Activities kicks off the label’s most intense year yet with the release of the album in late January. [More]

YOB: Portland Doom Monarchs Announce North American Headlining Dates – In addition to their previously announced North American live takeover this March supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved, long-running Portland doom monarchs, YOB, today reveal a batch of headlining stage rumblings. [More]

THROAT Track From (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale Compilation Playing At The Obelisk – At the beginning of February, the Eolian Empire hive will further uglify the planet with the label’s thirtieth title, and their first international compilation, (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale cassette, and through the aid of The Obelisk, the comp’s gnarly tune by Finland’s THROAT has been hacked up. [More]

OPUL: MetalSucks Streams New Solo EP By East Of The Wall Guitarist; Levels Out Today Via Nefarious IndustriesLevels, the fourth solo recording from OPUL — a.k.a. Matt Lupo of East Of The Wall — is now streaming via MetalSucks, as Nefarious Industries releases the layered three-song EP today. [More]

DEIVOS: First Song From Theodicy Full-Length Available For Streaming; Selfmadegod Posts Street Date And Preorders – Leading Polish death metal band, DEIVOS, has just released the first single from their upcoming Theodicy full-length, as the album is set for February 15th release via Selfmadegod Records. [More]

XIBALBA Releases “Enemigo” Video Via Revolver Magazine Premiere; Tierra Y Libertad Preorders AvailableXIBALBA has just released an official video for “Enemigo,” the opening anthem to their Southern Lord-bound third LP, Tierra Y Libertad, which is now just two weeks from release. [More]

OBLITERATIONS Confirms Eastern North American February Tour With Sick Feeling; European Tour Dates Pending – LA rippers, OBLITERATIONS, have announced the band’s next bout of live actions with an eleven-city stomp through the eastern portions of the continent next month. [More]

SARPANITUM: Atmospheric Blackened Death Metal Strategists Featuring Current/Former Members Of Mithras, Lantlos And Tenebrous Aeon Drop New Hymn Via Decibel; Blessed Be My Brothers Preorders AvailableBlessed Be My Brothers is the imminent new full-length from atmospheric blackened death metal strategists, SARPANITUM, who feature within their rants current and former affiliates of Mithras, Lantlos and Tenebrous Aeon. [More]

ZEX: Ottawa Punks Deliver Official Video For “Wanderlust” Via Decibel Magazine – Ottawa punk quartet, ZEX, has just added another official video to their growing collection of visual accompaniments to their debut LP, Fight For Yourself, releasing a new clip for the track “Wanderlust” through Decibel Magazine’s online persona, The Deciblog. [More]

GRISTNAM: Louisiana Grind-laden Sludgecore Miscreants Featuring haarp And Omean Alumni Unleash Even Less Full-Length Via Housecore Records – Forged in Covington, Louisiana in 2012 in the wake of the dissolution of haarp and Omean,GRISTNAM lives by the grind-groove-repeat ethos churning out billowing odes of revulsion, disease and chronic disenchantment. [More]

THE ROAD HOME: Scott Kelly Solo Venture Takes New Form With Full-Time Members Noah Landis And Munly J Munly; West Coast Tour Dates Begin Next Week – With the addition of new full-time members, the project forged as SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME — orchestrated by Neurosis’ founding guitarist/vocalist, Scott Kelly — has since taken a new form as simply, THE ROAD HOME. [More]

CDC: Pennsylvania Hardcore Outfit Debuts New Track From End EP Via Blow The Scene; New Tour Dates Coming Together – Lansdale, Pennsylvania-based DIY hardcore powerhouse and international tour machine, CDC, has announced the release date for their impending End recordings as February 17th, and today released the cover artwork, track listing and first single from the EP through Blow The Scene. [More]

SOLEFALD: Norwegian Avant Norse Folk Duo To Release New Studio Album; Teaser Track PostedWorld Metal. Kosmopolis Sud is the forthcoming long player from Norway’s prized Avant Norse folk duo, SOLEFALD. [More]

FASHION WEEK: NYC Power Trio To Release New LP Through Solar Flare Records In February; Band Confirms Southeast Tour – French noise rock specialists, Solar Flare Records, have confirmed the impending Winter release of the new LP from long-running NYC-based power trio, FASHION WEEK. [More]

CANCER BATS: Hardcore Punk Metal Unit Announces US Headlining Tour – Canadian hardcore punk metal unit, CANCER BATS, will return to the road this March for a short run of live takeovers. [More]

OVID’S WITHERING: Unique Leader To Reissue Debut Full-Length From Theatrical Blackened Tech Metallers This March; Preorders Available – Unique Leader Records is pleased to unleash the reissue of Scryers Of The Ibis, the debut full-length from Florida-based theatrical blackened tech metallers and recent label signees, OVID’S WITHERING, this March. [More]

WARHORSE: Massachusetts Doom Legends To Reissue Debut LP And Final EP Via Southern Lord – In a time where doom is flourishing in all directions and manners, Southern Lord is exhuming the sole full-length from Massachusetts’ WARHORSE. [More]

DOWNFALL OF GAIA: Post Black Metal Collective To Kick Off US Takeover Next Week – German post black metal collective, DOWNFALL OF GAIA, will be returning to the States next week for a 2015 live takeover. [More]

Contact or 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 PR: Roundup From The Compound – January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Metal Grasshopper: Episode 6, “A New Level Of Courtesy And Power,” Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo + Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection – As the Metal Grasshopper series draws to a fucking dramatic and monumental close, the final episode finds metal god, Philip H. Anselmo, and delusional manchild, Dave Hill, mending their often tumultuous relationship before Hill is released back into the wild (or at least the end of Anselmo’s driveway). [MORE]

IN DEFENCE: Twin Cities Crossover Henchmen Complete Recording Of Fourth LP; Band Schedules February Southern US Tour – Twin Cities mosh purveyors, IN DEFENCE, have just wrapped up the mayhem-infiltrated recording process of the act’s fourth full-length for unveiling by mid-2015, and being the road hounds they are, have already booked a full Southern US tour in advance of its release. [MORE]

GODHUNTER & AMIGO THE DEVIL Release Cover Of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” From Collaborative EP Via Noisey; Preorders Posted – The Compound and Battleground Records are preparing for the early 2015 release of The Outer Dark, a collaborative 7” from Tucson’s GODHUNTER and Miami’s AMIGO THE DEVIL, and have partnered with Noisey to premiere the collective’s homage to Nirvana with the B-side cover of “Something In The Way.” [MORE]

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH: Seattle Doom Weavers Featuring Tad Doyle Reveal Second Video Teaser – As Neurot Recordings prepares the debut LP from BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH for release, a five-minute video teaser has been released. [MORE]

OPUL: Stereokiller Premieres Track From New Solo EP By East Of The Wall Guitarist Matt Lupo - This week, East Of The Wall guitarist Matt Lupo will release the most ambitious recordings to date from his solo outfit, OPUL, through his latest EP, Levels, and in advance, has released the track “Presence.” [MORE]

FULGORA: Grindcore/Death Legion Featuring Members Of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index & Agoraphobic Nosebleed Premieres New Video Clip At Metal Injection – Boasting members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Agoraphobic Nosebleed, FULGORA is a nihilistic grindcore/death collective devising violent hymns of audio destruction. Melding death, grind and hardcore-laden, vulturine vocal incursions, the band’s sadistic output is the sound of a world gone rotten with apathy, disease and decay. Featuring a torrent of alarming religious imagery compiled by LaMew, witness the audio/visual horrors of the “Meridian” video courtesy of Metal Injection… [MORE]

EXHUMED: Gore Metal Tacticians Stream “New” Requiem Of Repugnance At Revolver; North American Live Takeover With Napalm Death + Voivod Draws Near – With the re-unveiling of EXHUMED’s now-iconic debut full-length, Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015, now just one month away, today the gatekeepers at Revolver Magazine are delighted to decimate ear holes with a renovated version of longtime EXHUMED live favorite, “Limb From Limb.” [MORE]

MAID MYRIAD Confirms New Northeastern US Tour Dates In Support Of Debut LP – Akron, Ohio’s MAID MYRIAD continues to book new live performances supporting their engaging debut LP, With Haste On Its Breath, with a new string of Northeastern US tour dates this Winter. [MORE]

KARMA TO BURN: Instrumental Stoner Rock Icons Kick Off Mammoth 2015 North American Tour; New Live Video Now Playing At Decibel – West Virginia’s favorite instrumental stoner rock perpetrators, KARMA TO BURN, have kicked off a monolithic live adventure and released a new live video… [MORE]

SOURVEIN: Cape Fear Sludge Saviors Begin Tracking New Full-Length; Guest Collaboration With Amebix’s “Stig” Miller Confirmed – Long-running Cape Fear sludge saviors, SOURVEIN, are currently holed-up at SSP Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina with Corrosion Of Conformity bassist/vocalist Mike Dean at the recording helm tracking their forthcoming new full-length, Aquatic Occult, Slated for release later this year via Metal Blade Records… [MORE]

EAST OF THE WALL: Nick Drake Cover Track From Split 7-Inch With Cryptodira Playing At Vice Magazine – New Jersey’s EAST OF THE WALL will release a split 7” with Cryptodira next week, and today the band’s cover of Nick Drake’s “River Man” is playing at Vice Magazine. [MORE]

NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Collective Releases Exclusive Track-By-Track Video Commentary Via Revolver Magazine – With the re-release of their Psychogenocide full-length now just three weeks away, Dubai-based death/thrash collective, NERVECELL, has unleashed an exclusive track-by-track video commentary via Revolver Magazine. [MORE]

SPOOK THE HORSES: Vice Magazine Debuts Single From New Zealand-Based Quintet – As New Zealand’s three-guitar sextet, SPOOK THE HORSES, prepares their sophomore LP, Rainmaker, for release in less than a month, global media outlet, Vice Magazine, has released a new single from the textured post-doom/hardcore opus. [MORE]

MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD: New Orleans Instrumental Riff Conjurors Continue Tour With High On Fire – New Orleans instrumental riff conjurors, MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – who feature within their ranks members of EyeHateGod, Classhole and Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight — continue their short Northeast US run of live rituals supporting amplification kings, High On Fire. [MORE]

ABSTRACTER Releases Track From Wound Empire Via Cvlt Nation – With Oakland, California-based ABSTRACTER’s second full-length, Wound Empire, nearing release in early February, an ominous foretaste of the album’s wretchedness has been leaked via music and arts webzine, Cvlt Nation. [MORE]

Contact or 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 PR: Roundup From The Compound – December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD: New Orleans Instrumental Riff Conjurors Announce January Tour Dates With High On Fire – New Orleans instrumental riff conjurors, MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – who feature within their ranks members of EyeHateGod, Classhole and Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight — will kick off the new year with short run of live rituals supporting amplification kings, High On Fire. Set to commence in Birmingham, MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD will levy their smoky, bottom-heavy jams upon the ears of West Columbia, Richmond, Brooklyn, Hartford, Portland, Poughkeepsie and Providence with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come. [MORE…]

Indie Recordings To Unleash Christmas Carnage 2014 Sampler – Just in time for the holidays, Scandinavian hard rock/heavy metal powerhouse, Indie Recordings, looks back on a delightfully debaucherous 2014 with the Christmas Carnage 2014 sampler. [MORE…]

THE DRIP Releases Video From Relapse Debut Via Metal Injection; Band Confirms Dates With Enabler & Call Of The Void – THE DRIP has just released their first official video through Metal Injection, the violent visuals crafted for “Siren,” which hails from the band’s grinding Relapse debut, A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics. Directed by Owen Mansfield, the “Siren” video was filmed during one of the band’s regional live attacks earlier this year in support of the vicious EP’s release in April, taking the viewer inside a hometown mutiny at Rays Golden Lion in Richland, Washington back in April. [MORE…]

SARPANITUM: Atmospheric Blackened Death Metal Unit To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album Via Willowtip Records This February; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Once Birmingham UK-based now internationally-located atmospheric blackened death metal unit, SARPANITUM, who feature within their consuming ranks current and former members of Mithras, Lantlos and Tenebrous Aeon, will release their long awaited, second full-length and first for forward-thinking extreme metal perpetrators, Willowtip Records, this February. [MORE…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Forced To Postpone Final Dates Of December US Tour Dates – Due to vocalist Mike IX Williams’ exhaustive touring and recording schedule these past years, a doctor’s strict orders for rest, vitamins and general physical recovery has been prescribed, and it is with deep regret that CORRECTIONS HOUSE has postponed the last few remaining dates of the Writing History In Advance US tour. [MORE…]

COWARDS: Parisian Heathens Streaming Entire Second LP Via American Aftermath; Preorders For Rise To Infamy Released – American Aftermath is now streaming Rise To Infamy, the entire second LP from Paris-based COWARDS, a massive month-and-a-half ahead of its physical street date in early February. [MORE…]

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Collective To Release New Full-Length This February Via Metal Blade Records – Finland’s favorite folk metal collective and recent Metal Blade signees, ENSIFERUM, will unleash their sixth studio album this Winter. Titled One Man Army, the predominantly analog-recorded offering was tracked between September and November of this year with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. [MORE…]

EXHUMED: Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015 To Be Released This February; Massive North American Tour With Napalm Death + Voivod Announced – Originally released in 1998, EXHUMED’s now-classic debut full-length, Gore Metal, was a boundary defying offering of filth-ridden, grinding, over-the-top death-metal. Unrepentantly fast, furious and maniacal, Gore Metal gleamed with a delightful audio repugnance bedecked in blazing riff infiltrations, slasher-film-inspired lyrics and vile cover art. It was the record that made Carcass seem PG-rated by comparison and thus certified itself as a true underground classic. [MORE…]

Metal Grasshopper: Episode 5, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo + Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection – The Metal Grasshopper series continues and Episode 5 offers a “Vulgar Display of Feelings” as Philip H. Anselmo agrees to undergo group counseling with delusional manchild, Dave Hill, in an effort to rescue the goat that also happens to be Anselmo’s grandmother. There’s not a dry seat in the house as Dr. Joe Randazzo aids Anselmo and Hill in an exploration of their feelings. [MORE…]

UFOMAMMUT Completes Seventh Studio Full-Length For Spring Release Via Neurot Recordings – Italian power trio, UFOMAMMUT, is putting the final details on the band’s anticipated seventh studio full-length in order for the album to see an early Spring 2015 worldwide release, once again through Neurot Recordings. While virtually no specific details on the album are yet to be revealed to the public, the album is fully mixed, mastered and going into production now. The record’s title, release date and much more will be unveiled at the dawn of 2015, and mass album and tour updates will ensue through the rest of the year. [MORE…]

Eolian Empire Announces (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale Compilation; VICE/Noisey Streaming Track From MEADOWS – Portland, Oregon outsider collective, Eolian Empire, has spat forth the details for the label’s thirtieth unruly release, in the form of (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale, as VICE Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, dispatches the opening track from the mess. [MORE…]

PRIMORDIAL: Where Greater Men Have Fallen In-Depth Track-By-Track Breakdown Posted At RevolverWhere Greater Men Have Fallen is the long-anticipated new studio album from Ireland’s most revered metal craftsman, PRIMORDIAL. Released via Metal Blade late last month, the record debuted at #24 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #43 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #104 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and, offering up some of the band’s deepest, most conceptually profound and wildly epic compositions to date, continues to floor fans and critics worldwide. [MORE…]

OPUL: New Solo EP From East Of The Wall Guitarist Matt Lupo To See Release Via Nefarious Industries – This Winter, Nefarious Industries will proudly release the latest EP from solo act OPUL, the solo outing by Matt Lupo of East Of The Wall. [MORE…]

MEATWOUND: Corruptive Florida Act To Drop Debut Album Through Magic Bullet This Winter – Magic Bullet Records will take responsibility for the dirty job of handling the release of the scum-laden debut LP from MEATWOUND, an act collecting individuals who have done or are currently doing time with Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research and more throughout the Floridian peninsula over the past two decades or so. [MORE…]

BRETT NETSON & SNAKES: Solo Project By Built To Spill & Caustic Resin Guitarist To Debut This Winter – The solo project of BRETT NETSON, well-known for his time spent in Built To Spill, Caustic Resin, on Earth’s most recent album and much more, will debut this Winter, as BRETT NETSON & SNAKES is now preparing their Scavenger Cult EP for release. [MORE…]

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Suicidal Records Locks February Stateside Release Of Fourth Album From Dynamic French Rock Duo; Upcoming Tour Schedule To Include SXSW Performances – Amidst many months of hype following their signing to Suicidal Records, French guitar and drums rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, has confirmed the Winter street date for their acclaimed Gasconha Rocks album to hit the streets of North America, and will shortly begin touring the continent in support of the release. [MORE…]

FALLOCH: Scottish Melancholic Post-Metallers To Release Sophomore Full-Length Via Candlelight this January – Scottish melancholic post-metallers, FALLOCH, will unveil their long anticipated new full-length via Candlelight Records next month. Titled This Island, Our Funeral, the follow up to 2011’s Where Distant Spirits Remain was tracked at London’s Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver), and delivers nearly an hour’s worth of dark, chilling odes of atmospheric beauty. [MORE…]

GNAW THEIR TONGUES Begins To Confirm First American Live Performances Including California Deathfest; Track From Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 Thrives At Sound Colour Vibration – As Crucial Blast prepares to release the mammoth Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 compilation of early works from The Netherlands’ horrific industrial/doom entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, a track from the select anthology sees public exhibition, as the booking of the act’s first American live performances have begun. [MORE…]

XIBALBA: First Single From Tierra Y Libertad LP Released Via VICE/Noisey; West & East Coast Record Release Shows Announced – Pomona, California’s XIBALBA has unchained the first single from their approaching Tierra Y Libertad LP with a stream of the album’s third track, “Invierno,” now playing at Noisey. [MORE…]

YOB: Portland’s Favorite Doom Craftsman Announce North American Tour Dates With Enslaved This March – Following two furiously sold-out nights at renowned Brooklyn rock bar, Saint Vitus, as well as their mammothly efficacious European trek before that, Portland’s most prized doom craftsman, YOB, will return to the stage this Spring for a North American run supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved. Slated to commence on March 5th in San Diego, the sixteen-date excursion will make its way across the country, coming to a close on March 24th in Boston. Additional support will be provided by Ecstatic Vision. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP: Texas Crossover Act Continues Raging Tour Schedule Into New Year – Since the 2013 release of their debut LP, Manifest Decimation, on Southern Lord, Texas maniacs, POWER TRIP, have toured incessantly, bringing their hyperactive brew of modernized-but-old-school thermonuclear crossover to ragers across multiple continents. The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band has just announced a new bash of US tour dates in February and March, with their performance at Florida’s FYA Fest still confirmed before the year comes to a close. [MORE…]

VOICES: UK Dark Avant Sound Contortionists To Release London Full-Length In North America Next Month – UK dark avant sound contortionists, VOICES, will release their sophomore full-length, London, in North America next month. Tracked at Hackney Studios, the offering delivers fourteen bastardized tracks of progressive blackened psychedelic melancholia centered on the forgotten and diseased underbelly of England’s capital city. Featuring former members of Akercocke and My Dying Bride, VOICES manifests perfectly imperfect sounds to welcome the end of creation, the extinction of the human, the collapse of music as we once knew… [MORE…]

DEAD IN THE MANGER Launches Preliminary Aural Assault From Debut LP At Noisey – With 20 Buck Spin getting ready to bombard the planet the latest output from DEAD IN THE MANGER, as their debut LP, Cessation, is prepped for early February release, Noisey launches the first single from the new album. [MORE…]

BARING TEETH: Dallas Avant/Tech Death Trio Releases Live Studio Session With The Violitionist – Dallas-based tech/death trio, BARING TEETH, recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of The Violitionist Sessions. Alongside a short interview, BARING TEETH clinically destroys three tracks from their second LP, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins — “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track — all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs. [MORE…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Duo Severs Ears With “Breed, Consume, Die;” Crushing Merging In Light EP OUT NOWMerging In Light is the forthcoming EP from Denver doom duo, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS. Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Merging In Light spews forth over twenty rumbling minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness. In celebration of its official unveiling, now just forty-eight hours away, today the band offers up opening rager, “Breed, Consume, Die” for communal worship. [MORE…]

INTERNAL SUFFERING: Long-Running Brutal Death Metal Behemoths Ink New Deal With Unique Leader Records – Unique Leader Records is very pleased to announce the re-signing of long-running brutal death metal behemoths, INTERNAL SUFFERING. [MORE…]

THE COMPOUND: New Release Update LAE, DIE CHOKING, GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY And More Out Now – Since its inception last year, Earsplit’s DIY label division, The Compound, has been painstakingly forging paths for our close allies, with our seventh official release now out on in the back-alleys of the planet. [More…]

Contact or 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.


BARING TEETH: Dallas Avant/Tech Death Trio Releases Live Studio Session With The Violitionist

Friday, December 19th, 2014
[Photo by: Courtney Scholari]

Dallas-based tech/death trio, BARING TEETH, recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of The Violitionist Sessions. Alongside a short interview, BARING TEETH clinically destroys three tracks from their second LP, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins — “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track — all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs.

Blaze the BARING TEETH Violitionist Session now at THIS LOCATION.

BARING TEETH, who was recently designated one of the best metal bands in North Texas by The Dallas Observer, released Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins through Willowtip Records at the end of November, the album recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). The record unloads thirty-seven minutes of the band’s most compelling, battering, slickly-executed technical death yet, with spacious atmospheres, frantic percussion and dissonant, angular riffwork. The band has been touring regionally in support of the album, and continues to do so through the Winter months, with shows booked this week, in early January, and more on the way.

12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
1/9/2015 Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA

Stream Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins in its entirety through Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION, and order the album through Willowtip Records RIGHT HERE.

Previously known as Soviet, BARING TEETH is an act formed by three musicians having collectively spent time playing in a plethora of acts including Cleric, Between The Buried And Me, Broadcast Sea and others. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins long player is a true genre-bending masterwork sure to floor metallers of all walks. In a 4/5 rating, Sputnik Music hails, “BARING TEETH put out another superbly written, impeccably performed release,” while No Clean Singing opines, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins does more than throw a fresh coat of paint on an old style; it seeks to question and re-define the depths and mission of death metal. In the process, the album submerges you in a haunting despair that brings a cold clinical chill to your bones and its mesmerizing effect lingers long after the music ends. Feeding you misanthropy that blooms kaleidoscopically, it teaches that walls exist only to be mutated and destroyed until the newly scarred forms resemble nothing the mind can grasp with comfort.” Gear Gods agrees, “BARING TEETH’s sophomore slump-defier is Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins. It builds upon the Gorguts-inspired fractured take on extreme metal that the trio executed on so well with their initial release, but adds to it a much more oppressive atmosphere not unlike Deathspell Omega’s busier moments. But in contrast with many of the band’s peers, BARING TEETH have been sonically captured with a big, roomy, natural tone that makes the haunting moments gel in a way that scares the bejesus out of me when I listen with the lights off. The sound is akin to what you’d get if a couple seasoned jazz cats struck up an impromptu jam, and were then promptly possessed by the tainted soul of Lucifer, the rebel king of Hell.” Adds Dead Rhetoric in an 8/10 review, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins is a big ‘ol step into the world of dissonant, sometimes avant-garde, but always ‘whacked’ death metal.”

MEATWOUND: Corruptive Florida Act To Drop Debut Album Through Magic Bullet This Winter

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Magic Bullet Records will take responsibility for the dirty job of handling the release of the scum-laden debut LP from MEATWOUND, an act collecting individuals who have done or are currently doing time with Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research and more throughout the Floridian peninsula over the past two decades or so.

Dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of 1990s influences overthrow the MEATWOUND sound; a gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge meshing Sepultura and Exit-13, in the same place throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk is infiltrated by a scuzzy sci-fi The Locust-ish elements, while an expected aggro hardcorish/punked vibe in the realm of many of the other acts the MEATWOUND members hail from surging through it all.

MEATWOUND’s debut LP, Addio was recorded with Dan Byer at Rock Garden Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and bears artwork by Chris Norris [Steak Mtn.]. Magic Bullet will discharge the beast digitally and on LP in the first quarter of 2015, with final pressing and street date details to be confirmed in the days ahead.

The MEATWOUND posse will support Municipal Waste, Torche and Nightbird at the Tampa gig of their current tour, raiding the Crowbar in Tampa on July 20th. More live actions from MEATWOUND are imminent.

Addio Track Listing:
Side A
In Toilet
Funeral State
Side B
Hand of God
Meat Pack
I Am Transgressor

1/20/2015 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, Night Birds [info]

Last year, playing with his current act, Primate Research, vocalist Dan caught drummer Ross and guitarist Ari slaying instrumental jams at a house, and an instant pact of filth was formed, after which the trio found themselves intoxicated at an off-the-grid location in regular jamming sessions. Shortly thereafter, Mariano was sanctioned for the bass research. The vocalist issues, “I asked Mariano to play bass. He had been playing guitar for twenty-five or more years but never played bass; I’m not smart enough to play bass and sing, so I asked him if he wanted to do the shit we were doing, which was Sepultura meets Jesus Lizard, and he jumped in. We wrote three more songs and recorded this 12″. Anything goes. No rules, no boredom, lots of recreational debauchery… a lifestyle upgrade.”

MEATWOUND fashioned their new anthems under a unified regimen of decadence in a place where, as the band depicts it: “According to news reports, Florida is a human wasteland that doesn’t give a shit about laws or decency. It is a swamp ridden cesspool of crime, drugs, carnies, and mutation. We have contributed much asshole culture and music to the world. Tampa specifically, has given the children Assück, Scrog, Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, Reversal of Man, Combatwoundedveteran, Nasty Savage and more. Seputura and Napalm Death came to record here. Cannibal Corpse moved here to live. The Brass Mug is here. Morrisound is here. There are no rules. We are ugly and primitive and short in the attention span. So, as old men, MEATWOUND comes from all that steaming shit pot of geographical music waste and the sounds of our collective childhoods. We grew up in the late 80s/early 90s on the first Earache bands, the first Relapse records, Tampa death metal, Public Enemy, Dischord shit, Steve Albini rampages, Wax Trax, Crass Records, drugs, skateboarding, horror movies, the usual.”

Ari – guitar/jungle tongues
Dan – vocals/Aryan infiltration
Mariano – bass/island violence
Ross – drums/financing

More on MEATWOUND will be available soon; for all Magic Bullet Records press inquiries contact