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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

SEPULTURA: Revolver Premieres “Territory” Clip From Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In RioSEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever — will unveil a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio next month. [More…]

YOB: New Full-Length From Portland Doom-Bringers Now Playing In Full Via Pitchfork; Clearing The Path To Ascend To See North American Release - As commanding as it is cathartic, Clearing The Path To Ascend, the long-anticipated new full-length from Portland doom technicians, YOB, demands the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul. [More…]

GOATWHORE New Orleans’ Favorite Metal Legion Announces US Headlining Dates + Band To Support Samhain On Select Shows – New Orleans’ favorite metal legion, GOATWHORE, will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. [More…]

ANTI RITUAL: Blackened Hardcore Troupe Premieres “No Second Earth” Video Through Metal Injection; European Fall Dates Announced – Copenhagen-based blackened hardcore four-piece, ANTI RITUAL, appeared on the scene out of nowhere with the release of their self-titled debut EP this past April. [More…]

SECRET CUTTER Confirmed For Brooklyn-Based Uninvited Fest – Having independently released their Self Titled debut LP (yeah, it’s named that) earlier this year, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio, SECRET CUTTER, is now set on devouring fans and unsuspecting victims in the live setting throughout the region and beyond in support of the LP. [More…]

MALPRACTICE: Video Documentary & CD Giveaway For New Album Launched At Gear Gods – Musician-oriented/operated webzine Gear Gods is hosting a new documentary capturing the making of the new fourth album from Finnish progressive/thrash act, MALPRACTICE, as well as a fan-aimed CD giveaway. [More…]

BAPTISTS: Track From Upcoming Bloodmines LP Now Playing At Revolver Album Due Via Southern Lord In October – Vancouver’s BAPTISTS this week utilizes Revolver Magazine to drop the first new single from their upcoming second album, Bloodmines, the platter due for release via Southern Lord in North America on October 14th. [More…]

BLACKWOLFGOAT: New LP From Progressive Drone Project Streaming In Full At Decibel – In celebration of its official release, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth Drone Maintenance, the cathartic new long player from one-man progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT, in its entirety! [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Expansive Album Trailer For New LP By Swedish Cosmic Rock Instrumentalists Released – Sweden’s instrumental cosmic rock quartet, MY BROTHER THE WIND, will release their third full-length album this October, the opus harnessing forty-five minutes of the band’s entirely improvised, instrumental psychedelic rock, entitled Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One. [More…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE Announces It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better September TourFUCKING INVINCIBLE has completed the routing on their upcoming It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better Tour, a September run in support of their debut LP of the same name released this Summer. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Birmingham Extreme Metal Miscreants To Release Desideratum This October Via Metal Blade Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Birmingham-based extreme metal miscreants and recent Metal Blade signees, ANAAL NATHRAKH, are pleased to infect the masses with their anticipated new full-length this Fall. [More…]

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces New Round Of Live Assaults; “The Drone Machines Shall Return!” – Master sound conspirator, Tristan Shone, will bring his cacophonous manifestation of cold, mechanical doom known as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets in the coming months for a clobbering run of live takeovers. [More…]

SOCIETY SUCKER: North Carolina Hardcore Outfit Drops “Repeat Offender” From Impending EP – Having quickly surged to the forefront of the quickly growing North Carolina hardcore scene since forming in the Summer of 2013, SOCIETY SUCKER takes lessons from classic bands like Subzero, Next Step Up and Merauder and delivers their own slamming brand of hardcore comparable to contemporary powerhouses Trapped Under Ice, Suburban Scum and the like. [More…]

TORCH RUNNER: Details Of Endless Nothing And First Single Released; Second Album Out Via Southern Lord September 30TORCH RUNNER returns with news of their second full-length, Endless Nothing, confirmed for release through Southern Lord Recordings this September. [More…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE: Seward Fairbury Found!CORRECTIONS HOUSE Minister Of Propaganda, Seward Fairbury, was located at a mental health facility in Northwestern Arizona last Friday. [More…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil – The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: West Coast Sludgecore Merchants Stream “Kevin’s Song” At Skulls ‘N’ Bones; Twilight Upon Us Full-Length Out Now – Today Los Angeles sludgecore merchants, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, are pleased to reveal “Kevin’s Song” to the masses via Skulls ‘N’ Bones. [More…]

IDES OF GEMINI: Pre-Order Bundles Now Available As Old World New Wave Release Day Draws Near – As the release date for IDES OF GEMINI’s brand new album, Old World New Wave, draws near, Neurot Recordings is pleased to announce a host of preorder bundles, now live and available. [More…]

THE GREAT SABATINI Releases Yet Another Video From Recent LP; New Eastern North American Tour Announced – Montreal’s noise/sludge rock ringleaders, THE GREAT SABATINI, have just pulled the fifth official video from their Dog Years LP out of their hat, letting “The Royal We” loose into the crowd, while also declaring another new tour in support of the album. [More…]

PORD: Exclusive Stream Of Entire New LP Live At Scene Point Blank All Month Wild European Tour Underway – With the release of their long-time-coming second LP, Wild, out now via Solar Flare Records, and as their European tour in support of the album underway, French noise rock détachement PORD now let loose the entire album with an exclusive featured stream at US music webzine, Scene Point Blank. [more…]

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ALLEGAEON – AMON AMARTH – ANTI RITUAL – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BAPTISTS – BATTLECROSS – BL’AST! – BLACK ANVIL – BLACK COBRA – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – BRIMSTONE COVEN – BRUTAL BLUES –CONNOISSEUR – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COWARDS – DIE CHOKING – DORO – DRUNK DAD  – EARTH – EXCEL – EXHUMED –  EYEHATEGOD –FATHER MURPHY –  FOSSILS – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL –  GREENLEAF – HOD – HONDURAN – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – INTERNAL BLEEDING –  KING DIAMOND – LAGO –  LETHAL DOSAGE –  LO-PAN –  MAID MYRIAD –  MEGATON LEVIATHAN – NOISEM – OBLITERATIONS –  PORD – POWER TRIP – PYREXIA – PYRRHON – RABBITS – REVOCATION –  RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SECRET CUTTER –  SECRETS OF THE SKY – SOCIETY SUCKER –  SORXE – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III – TELOCH VOVIN –  TORCH RUNNER – TÝR – ULCERATE – WHITECHAPEL – YOB

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GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco.

Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:”Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again GHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!”

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil:
9/05/2014 Double door – Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
9/09/2014 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY ** Noisey Presents: GHOUL, Mutant Supremacy, Grudges
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire – Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
9/14/2014 Tin Roof – Charleston SC *
9/15/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
*No Skeletonwitch
** No Skeletonwitch/Black Anvil

In related news, GHOUL recently penetrated Creepsylvanian National Television with the new rogue installment of their “Burning Questions” video series. Watch Cremator roast their inquisitive fanbase and other vats of humankind’s fallout with Burning Questions below.

Additionally, GHOUL announced a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!! Initially released in 2002, We Came For The Dead!!! was an instant cult classic in the most putrid depths of the metal underworld, delivering  a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they’ve since waged war on mortals from with full anonymity. Having brainwashed countless souls since with a plethora of disturbing musical platters, GHOUL now offers up We Came For The Dead!!! on vinyl which includes a GHOULish rendition of Megadeth’s “Skull Beneath The Skin.”

We Came For The Dead!!! will be available for public consumption September 9th, 2014 via Tankcrimes on three gruesome color variants: a “More Blood” red edition in a run of 666, the ultra-limited “Torch” pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a “Blood Spill” red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard w/ bonus track “We Are Creepsylvanians” by Igvar Shmeltzy and the Turnips. All vinyl editions include an instant download. Get gritty on this action HERE. And for the CD and digital format junkies, the album comes paired up with GHOUL’s ghastly follow-up to We Came For The Dead!!!, Maniaxe, as a nifty two-for-one album deal available now. Who says GHOUL doesn’t like bargains. Order the CD HERE (or in stores worldwide) or the digital version HERE.

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MALPRACTICE: Video Documentary & CD Giveaway For New Album Launched At Gear Gods

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Musician-oriented/operated webzine Gear Gods is hosting a new documentary capturing the making of the new fourth album from Finnish progressive/thrash act, MALPRACTICE, as well as a fan-aimed CD giveaway.

Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release Turning Tides on September 16th, 2014. The extensive behind-the-scenes Turning Tides documentary features the members of MALPRACTICE self-recording their first ever worldwide release at various locations throughout Finland early this year, and all the magic and mayhem involved in the process. Alongside the documentary premiere, Sensory is giving away five copies of Turning Tides through Gear Gods; the giveaway will run through Monday, September 8th, 2014.

Tune in to Gear Gods now, to watch the documentary and enter the giveaway RIGHT HERE.

Also hear “Weight Of The World” from Turning Tides via Bravewords.com at THIS LOCATION. Preorders for Turning Tides are now live HERE.

Featuring members of Omnium Gatherum, Insomnium and more, MALPRACTICE’s output has drawn comparisons to Queensryche, Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Megadeth. Having been in operation since 1994, among several independently-released EPs, the band has released three albums to date, including their debut Of Shape And Balance through Mastervox Records and the subsequent Deviation From The Flow and Triangular full-lengths, both through Spinefarm Records. Now in their twentieth year, their incoming fourth LP, and first for American progressive metal label Sensory Records, Turning Tides showcases nearly forty-five minutes of brand new material, representing MALPRACTICE at their absolute best, combining intricate progressive metal with catchy melodies topped with excellent musicianship and brilliant vocal harmonies. Professionally recorded by the members of the band, Turning Tides was produced by the band’s Joonas Koto and Toni Paananen and engineered by Koto, then mixed and mastered by Anssi Kippo at Astia-Studio A and bears artwork by Miikka Tikka.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: West Coast Tour Underway; Blind Inducted Into The Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame – Following their recent stomp through New Zealand and Australia, North Carolina crossover legends, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are readying to kick off a short run of West Coast live assaults. [More…]

TNT FEST 2014 Lineup Includes Judge, X, Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Jook, Bad Co. Project & Countless More – The organizers of the annual Hartford-based TNT Fest have unleashed the nearly final lineup for this year’s massive late Summer extravaganza. [More…]

Small Stone Records Destroyed By Floods; Fundraiser Launched – Last week, debilitating storms dumped flood water throughout the Detroit area, including the offices of Small Stone Records, label home of Sasquatch, Wo Fat, Greenleaf, Lord Fowl, Dixie Witch, Roadsaw and so many others. [More…]

PORD: The Obelisk Discloses Fresh Track From Rural French Noise Rock Trio; Wild European Tour Begins Next Week – From the sprawling backwoods and farmlands of rural Lozère, French noise rock cultivators, PORD, have set up at The Obelisk to market an example of their latest crop, harvested from their incoming second album, Wild. [More…]

ACRANIA: Revolver Magazine Streams Totalitarian Dystopia In Its Venomous Entirety; New Full-Length Out Now! – In celebration of its final detonation, today Revolver Magazine is streaming Totalitarian Dystopia, the new full-length from London death bringers, ACRANIA, in its venomous entirety! [More…]

BLACK COBRA: US Tour With Lo-Pan Begins This Week – Gruesome twosome, BLACK COBRA, will begin their massive impending US tour with support from Lo Pan on August 28th. [More…]

TODAY IS THE DAY Lets The Details Of Animal Mother Out Of The Cage; Trailer For Tenth LP Released – As the visionary metal cult known as TODAY IS THE DAY prepares to assault the masses with their tenth full-length album, Animal Mother, Southern Lord today discloses the LP’s art, track listing and a visual trailer featuring the first precursor of the hostile and haunting audio the album promises to unleash. [More…]

LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Bringers Premiere New Tune Via Noisey; Tour With Black Cobra To Commence This Week – With a tour supporting Black Cobra just one week away and a brand new record, the fittingly titled Colossus, on the horizon, Ohio riff bringers LO-PAN are pleased to uncork opening track, “Regulus,” via Noisey. [More…]

BLOODTRUTH: Metal Assault Unleashes Lyric Video From Unique Leader-Bound Debut Album – With the impending doom of their debut album, Obedience, looming, Italian death metal horde BLOODTRUTH has created a lyric video for the album’s eighth track, “Foresworn,” which is today viewable via Metal Assault. [More…]

WHITECHAPEL Announces Headlining Tour With Upon A Burning Body And Glass Cloud – Top 10 Billboard charting metal legion, WHITECHAPEL, will be returning to the road this Fall! In their interview with Phil Bozeman, Alternative Press declares, “WHITECHAPEL put in a lot of blood and sweat to maintain their furious reputation,” and that work will continue on October 10th when their next North American headlining tour commences. [More…]

EARTH: Trailer Featuring New Music From Primitive And Deadly LP Released – As the Ouroborean creative cycle of Seattle’s EARTH circles into its twenty-fifth year, the band prepares to unveil their glorious tenth full-length studio LP, Primitive And Deadly, the album set to hit the streets in less than two weeks through Southern Lord. [More…]

IDES OF GEMINI: New Psalm Now Streaming At Revolver – With the official unveiling of their Old World New Wave full-length now less than one month away, Los Angeles ethereal dream-raiders, IDES OF GEMINI, are pleased to offer up another helping of sonic sanctity with “The Adversary.” [More…]

LAGO: MetalSucks Dispatches New Tune From Phoenix Death Metal Act; Tyranny Preorders Available – A new precursory warning shot from LAGO’s debut full-length, Tyranny, has been dispatched via MetalSucks preceding the album’s official release on September 16th through Battleground Records. [More…]

CROSS EXAMINATION: Awesome Party Squad Unloads Entire Dawn Of The Dude Via Decibel Magazine – The latest ragin’ persuasion from St. Louis-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION, broke out onto the streets this week in the form of Dawn Of The Dude, the EP jacked on some of the band’s most insane circle pit fuel yet. [More…]

SORXE: The Obelisk Premieres Mammoth LP-Closing Movement From Phoenix Doom/Sludge Quartet – Gateway to the doom/sludge/stoner/rock underground, The Obelisk, today opens a portal to the mammoth closing number from SORXE’s debut LP, Surrounded By Theives, with the more than eight minute-long, “The Mountain Man.” [More…]

YAUTJA: East Coast October Tour Under Construction – Nashville-based YAUTJA is on their way to Atlanta, beginning a new six-city tour with their inclusion at the inaugural Southern Darkness Festival this weekend the prime target. [More…]

SECRETS OF THE SKY: Immense Track From Split LP With GODHUNTER Now Streaming At MetalSucks – “The Star” — the prime track leading off the SECRETS OF THE SKY-owned B-side of the GH/0ST:S LP, the band’s impending split album with GODHUNTER — is now playing through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks. [More…]

MEGATON LEVIATHAN: Psychedelic Doom Practitioners Premiere New Hymn Via Invisible Oranges; Preorders AvailableMEGATON LEVIATHAN is preparing to release their most psychologically stirring, sprawling manifestation of sound to date with Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell. [More…]

AUSLÄNDER: Michigan Punk ‘N’ Roll Perpetrators Release New Full-Length Via Domestic Genocide – Grand Rapids punk ‘n’ roll perpetrators, AUSLÄNDER, are pleased to untether their self-titled debut via Domestic Genocide Records! [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.

ALLEGAEON – AMON AMARTH –BATTLECROSS – BL’AST! – BLACK ANVIL – BLACK COBRA – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – BRAINOIL –  BRIMSTONE COVEN – BRUTAL BLUES –CENTURIES – CONNOISSEUR – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COWARDS – CROSS EXAMINATION – DIE CHOKING – DIVINE CIRCLES –  DORO – DRUNK DAD  – EARTH – EXCEL – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY –  FOSSILS – FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GREENLEAF – HOD – HONDURAN – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – INTERNAL BLEEDING –  KING DIAMOND – LAGO –  LETHAL DOSAGE –  LO-PAN –  MAID MYRIAD –  MEGATON LEVIATHAN – NOISEM –OBLITERATIONS –  POWER TRIP – PYREXIA – PYRRHON – RABBITS – REVOCATION –  RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL –  SECRETS OF THE SKY – SOCIETY SUCKER –  SORXE – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III – TELOCH VOVIN –  TÝR – ULCERATE – WHITECHAPEL – YAUTJA – YOB

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CROSS EXAMINATION: Awesome Party Squad Unloads Entire Dawn Of The Dude Via Decibel Magazine

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The latest ragin’ persuasion from St. Louis-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION, broke out onto the streets this week in the form of Dawn Of The Dude, the EP jacked on some of the band’s most insane circle pit fuel yet.

Their latest high-octane thrash/hardcore output closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the Dawn Of The Dude EP, its seven new tracks barely hitting the thirteen-minute mark and packing more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.

As Chicago-based Organized Crime Records this week releases Dawn Of The Dude, Decibel Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the entire brain-bashing EP alongside a conversation with Cross Exam Dan on the band’s current status, a discussion (with visual proof) of why the band self proclaims “We are bad at vans,”  and more.

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Claim your own copy of this meaty slab of crossover contamination via Organized Crime, on white wax in a run of 300 and clear red in a run of 200, all including a digital download card; do it RIGHT HERE.

With more widespread touring eventually imminent, CROSS EXAMINATION has booked a hometown slot supporting the legendary D.R.I. when they raid St. Louis on September 6th.

CROSS EXAMINATION Live:
9/06/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ D.R.I.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – August 18, 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014

YOB: New Track From Clearing The Path To Ascend Now Playing At Stereogum – As the release of Clearing The Path To Ascend, the forthcoming new long player from Oregon doom icons, YOB, dawns, the band reveals the crushing resonance of “Unmask The Spectre.” Already teased in the album’s record trailer, fans finally get a taste of track three in full courtesy of host site, Stereogum. [MORE]

ORANGE GOBLIN’s New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire – Candlelight Records today confirms October 7th as the North American release date for ORANGE GOBLIN’s new album, Back From The Abyss. [More…]

MALPRACTICE Releases Debut Single From Sensory Records-Bound Fourth Album Via BraveWords – With the release of MALPRACTICE’s fourth studio full-length, Turning Tides, just over a month from release via Sensory Records, the album’s first single has been released through an exclusive stream at metal webzine, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. [MORE]

SWASHBUCKLE: We Hate The Sea EP Now Playing – Dig deep into your pockets and hand over your doubloons to New Jersey raiders, SWASHBUCKLE, for a copy of their We Hate The Sea EP, or be consumed by their treacherous wake as they unleash hell for the release. [MORE]

DRUNK DAD & HONDURAN: Eolian Scum Unite For Ugly Month-Long US Tour – You can tell from the Eolian relation that’s it’s already going to be an ugly tour in its inception. But no, this upcoming DRUNK DAD and HONDURAN US trek is just a really ugly looking tour based upon the new flyer, the image resembling a mangled W-shaped grin where every tooth has been reworked with the outline of a boot… [MORE]

SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour – California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America. [MORE]

RINGS OF SATURN Debuts Single From Third Full-Length With 3-D Video At Metal Injection; Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour Begins – Bay Area tech-death outfit, RINGS OF SATURN, has unveiled the initial single from their highly awaited third full-length album, Lugal Ki En, through a conceptual 3-D video for the album’s opening track, “Senseless Massacre.” [MORE]

SOCIETY SUCKER: Get This Right Records Confirms New Release From North Carolina Hardcore Outfit – Get This Right Records confirms the September release of the new self-titled EP from Wilmington, North Carolina-based hardcore outfit, SOCIETY SUCKER. [MORE]

HOD: New Hell Hymn From San Antonio Blackened Death Legion Now Playing At Revolver; Band Prepares For Live Takeovers – In less than one month, San Antonio blackened death legion, HOD, will unleash all out Hell with their long-awaited forthcoming new full-length, Book Of The Worm… [MORE]

MAID MYRIAD Posts Opening Track From Debut Album Playing At American Aftermath – In advance of their impending Nefarious Industries debut full-length, With Haste On Its Breath, Akron-based kaleidoscope rock act, MAID MYRIAD, releases the opening track and multiple preorder packages for the album. [MORE]

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT: Cvlt Nation Leaks Two New Tracks By Iron Lung Industrial/Noise Side Project – Cvlt Nation is currently punishing the masses with a double-dose of distressing no-wave industrial mayhem courtesy of PIG HEART TRANSPLANT — the solo project of Iron Lung’s Jon Kortland — culled from his second full-length, For Mass Consumption, which is nearing release this September via 20 Buck Spin and the band’s own Iron Lung Records. [MORE]

GOATWHORE Wraps Up Summer Slaughter 2014; Band To Support Samhain On Select Dates – Following a near month-long run of live debauchery on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour, New Orleans’ favorite metal horde/perpetual road hounds, GOATWHORE, will take a short break before going roadbound again in September supporting death rock/horror punk icons Samhain on select dates. [MORE]

LETHAL DOSAGE Completely Meaningless Party Tour Confirmed – Tucson-based depravity squad, LETHAL DOSAGE, is ready to intoxicate the Southwest once again, having locked down another tour of the region for this Fall. [MORE]

TELOCH VOVIN: NYC Occult Black Metal Coven Announces New Live Rituals; Limited EP Release Confirmed - Following nearly a year off the grid, NYC-based black metal coven TELOCH VOVIN has declared a rash of late Summer/early Autumn live rituals across the region, as well as new, impending recordings. [MORE]

EXCEL: Additional Details On Southern Lord Reissue Of Classic Split Image LP Released – Following their 2013 reunion, California hardcore/thrash metal crossover band, EXCEL, has since teamed up with Southern Lord, who is now reissuing their debut album, Split Image, originally released in 1987 through Suicidal and Caroline Records. [MORE]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: New York Death Metal Squad Unleash First-Ever Music Video At Metal Injection – Having shattered legs and various other limbs with their pioneering style of slam since the early ‘90s, New York death metal legends INTERNAL BLEEDING are preparing to initiate their latest offensive with the release of Imperium, and as a precursor to its unveiling, Metal Injection premieres the new video for the album’s “Castigo Corpus Meum.” [MORE]

BLACK ANVIL: New York Black Metallers Announce Additional Live Infiltrations; Tour With Skeletonwitch And Ghoul To Commence Next Month – New York black metallers, BLACK ANVIL, are gathering their ammo for a live infiltration alongside Skeletonwitch and Ghoul. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Noisey Debuts Brand New Burner From Philly Hypershredders – As Philadelphia’s hypershred-grinders, DIE CHOKING, prep their second 7” for public infiltration this September, today Noisey breaks off the first chunk off of the EP and rams it into humanity’s collective jugular. [More…]

BLACKWOLFGOAT: New Psychedelic Psalm From Progressive Drone Project Dominating The Airwaves Of Cvlt Nation; Forthcoming Full-Length To See Release Via Small Stone Recordings – Progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw) specializing in looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces. [More…]

NEOPERA: Armoury Records Confirms Debut From Classical/Metal Fusion Act Featuring Members Of Gamma Ray And Dark Age – Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records confirms the upcoming debut album from Germany’s NEOPERA, founded by guitarist and driving force of German metal band Dark Age, Joern Schubert, and featuring Dirk Schlaechter, longtime bassist for German metal titans, Gamma Ray. [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Los Angeles Sludgecore Unit Drops “Guiding Light” At Decibel: Twilight Upon Us Release Draws Near – As the official unveiling of Twilight Upon Us, the forthcoming debut from West Coast sludgecore perpetrators, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, draws near, today Decibel spews forth a new helping of heaviness with the sonic menace of “Guiding Light.” [More…]

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RINGS OF SATURN Debuts Single From Third Full-Length With 3-D Video At Metal Injection; Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour Begins + Preorders For Lugal Ki En Posted

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Bay Area tech-death outfit, RINGS OF SATURN, has unveiled the initial single from their highly awaited third full-length album, Lugal Ki En, through a conceptual 3-D video for the album’s opening track, “Senseless Massacre.”

The newly constructed “Senseless Massacre” video was directed and edited by Alex T Reinhard and shot and produced by Brooke Brennan, both of Brutal Productions, and features visual effects courtesy of Harsh Wayne Enterprises. The video was also constructed with 3-D viewing enabled via Youtube player settings, though 3-D glasses are required to delve into the other dimension full-on. Issues founding guitarist Lucas Mann of the track, “’Senseless Massacre’ is the first debut single off of RINGS OF SATURN’s new album, Lugal Ki En, on Unique Leader Records. The music video depicts the band as aliens (full-black eyes) performing on alien-like instruments (Etherial Guitars) with their vocalist, Ian Bearer, being abducted and tortured in extraterrestrial machinery. After being tortured and experimented on, his blood turns blue at the end of the video showing that he has transformed and is no longer human. This conveys the idea that aliens could already be living along side us without the general population being aware of it.”

RINGS OF SATURN’s “Senseless Massacre” video is now being broadcasted through Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

A cataclysmic, relentless nearly forty-five-minute display of the most vicious, sci-fi obliteration from RINGS OF SATURN to date, Lugal Ki En fuses cosmic, otherworldly elements into a forward-thinking form of malevolent death metal/deathcore inundation. A conceptual release based on a story in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity — the album title translated from ancient Sumerian cuneiform to mean “King Of The Earthlings, Lord Of The Cosmic World” — the nearly forty-five minute Lugal Ki En was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The custom cover artwork was commissioned to Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art, who also crafted the art for the band’s seminal Dingir album.

Lugal Ki En will see worldwide impact via Unique Leader Records this October, in North America on the 14th and in Europe on the 17th. Preorders have been made available RIGHT HERE.

Having just completed the month-long The Face Implosion Tour with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras and AEnimus, RINGS OF SATURN is embarking on the Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour this week. The two-week excursion sees ROS joining The Faceless, Archspire, labelmates Fallujah and Black Crown Initiate from this Wednesday, August 13th through Thursday the 28th, with ten of the shows taking place in Canada and the other four in the US. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN will hit Mexico with four special performances with Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed in November, with other widespread live sightings to be reported shortly.

RINGS OF SATURN Tour Dates:
Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour
RINGS OF SATURN w/ The Faceless, Archspire, Fallujah, Black Crown Initiate:
8/13/2014 Forvm – Amherst, NY
8/14/2014 Salle Multi Quebec City, QC
8/15/2014 Les Founfounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
8/16/2014 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
8/17/2014 Salle Nikitoutagan – Saguenay, QC
8/18/2014 Rock Cafe – Trois Rivières, QC
8/19/2014 Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC
8/20/2014 Babylon Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
8/23/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
8/24/2014 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
8/25/2014 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/27/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/28/2014 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
RINGS OF SATURN Mexico Tour w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed:
11/20/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX
11/21/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX
11/22/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX
11/23/2014 Bar Un Mundo Raro – Leon, MX

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BROTHERHOOD: Till Death LP From Late 1980s Hardcore Band Nears Release Via Southern Lord

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Southern Lord Recordings is about to release the classic works LP from late ‘80s hardcore act, BROTHERHOOD, placing all of the influential act’s demos and 7” releases in one remastered vinyl anthology entitled Till Death.

Having raged the West Coast from their 1987 inception to their disbanding just over two years later, BROTHERHOOD existed alongside Insted, Bl’ast, Chain Of Strength and Uniform Choice. The members of the band were all bred in the Northwest on The Accused, Poison Idea, The Melvins, and with East Coast threads born of SSD, DYS, Corrosion Of Conformity and Straight Ahead woven into their sound they created a powerful strain of straightedge hardcore in which the band conveyed their intolerance for racism, sexism and more through their lyrical basis and on-stage delivery. Their relatively short-lived run went on to inspire many of the seminal bands that have followed in hardcore and straightedge such as Undertow, Unbroken, Champion, No Tolerance and many more. Members of BROTHERHOOD have posthumously forged numerous other musical endeavors including but not limited to Christ On A Crutch, Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters, Resolution, Digh Down, Burning Witch, Engine Kid, Sunn O))) and Goatsnake.

This week, part one of an in-depth interview on the band’s history with BROTHERHOOD’s founding member, Greg Anderson, has been published at hardcore webzine Double Cross. Read it HERE, and watch for the next installment to post shortly.

Ahead of its September 16th street date, an assortment of Till Death preorder packages have been posted. All of the original audio has been faithfully remastered by Brad Boatright, and the LP comes with a thirty-two page 7″x7″ booklet and more, packaged in a thick Stoughton tip-on single pocket jacket, the vinyl available in both Blood Red, True Blue and Seattle Seahawks colors. Order all merch/color packages HERE, and the LP alone via Revelation HERE.

Till Death Track Listing:
1. The Deal
2. Breaking The Ice
3. Stolen Mind
4. Gain
5. Three Things
6. Till Death
7. Courage
8. No Tolerance
9. Support
10. Get Involved
11. Won’t Turn Our Backs

BROTHERHOOD was founded in Seattle by Greg Anderson in 1987, who recruited former False Liberty drummer Victor Hart, friend Ken Hagel on bass and East Coast transplant and Open Your Eyes fanzine editor, John White on vocals. After years as a singer in False Liberty and Inner Strength, Greg picked up the guitar and started writing songs built upon those previously mentioned influences. Following local shows and the opportunity to open for such legends as Youth Of Today, Angry Samoans and Fugazi, BROTHERHOOD began to gain recognition on a much wider scale in the hardcore community. This initial lineup was not to last, as in 1988, Ron Guardipee Of Hateful Youth took over on vocals and Nate Mendel of Diddly Squat joined on bass. Having played many times together in their previous bands things quickly came together for this new and much more solid BROTHERHOOD lineup and in November of that year the Music Bank recording session was conducted. Debuting this new lineup on the Pushead curated Thrasher Magazine’s Skate Rock Vol. 7 compilation, the band soon also released their Of Friends demo, their No Tolerance For Ignorance 7” on Skate Edge Records and Words Run… As Thick As Blood! 7” on CR Records, all released in 1988 and 89. Playing throughout the Northwest as well as a North American tour with quite possibly the bands biggest influence Seattle’s The Accused, by the end of 1989 BROTHERHOOD came to an end.

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BOWL ETHEREAL Releases New Video Via Noisey; Sophomore 7-Inch EP Out Now On Southern Lord

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Following the recent unleashing of their self-titled sophomore 7” via Southern Lord, Virginia-based instrumental math metal duo BOWL ETHEREAL has just released an official video for the track “The Last Minute” from the EP, as well as an in-depth interview with the creators of this venture, via Vice Magazine’s online music channel, Noisey.

Comprised of Brian Metz (Amish Control Tower) on guitar, bass and production, and Pen Rollings (Honor Role, Breadwinner, Loincloth) on drums and arrangement/deconstruction duties, BOWL ETHEREAL loadS each track with crushingly heavy riffs and sturdy rhythms, displaying absolute precision, where every drum beat, every guitar riff and every unexpected musical corner they turn is calculated for maximum impact. While the six tracks of Bowl Ethereal clock in at only six minutes, six seconds in total, the brevity of the band’s output is far superseded by its potency, each of their mangled, minute-long arrangements packing massive amounts of crushing power, the EP mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Sleep, Integrity, Nails) and limited to 600 copies worldwide. The resulting record may be short, but its unpredictably dynamic flow cries out for repeated listens.

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SWASHBUCKLE Shanty Premiered Via Revolver Magazine

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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

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

“Ahoy Jerks,

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

Love to hate you,
Swashbuckle”

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

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

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

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

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

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