DIE CHOKING Begins Grind Is The New Black European Tour This Week; Preorders for III CD Posted

[photo by Dante Torrieri] Hypergrind trio DIE CHOKING will begin their first tour of Europe this week, kicking off Grind Is The New Black. The tour also marks the CD release of the band’s debut album III, being co-released between Read More …

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST Returns To Devastate Central Maryland In September; More Than Twenty Bands Already Confirmed

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the Mid-Atlantic’s open-air camping metal party, will once again terrorize the woodlands of central Maryland this fall with three days of more than thirty bands from diverse metal genres and regions. The 2016 festival runs from Read More …

LAMENT CITYSCAPE: Oakland Experimental Doom Duo Completes Turn Outward Remix Of Debut LP For Digital Release

[photo by Tara Spence] Oakland’s experimental doom duo LAMENT CITYSCAPE has completed a remix album for release later this month, showcasing the seven tracks from their debut LP, The Torn. Released through Battleground Records in mid-2015 LAMENT CITYSCAPE’s The Torn Read More …

DISTRICT 97 Confirms New Dates For 2016 World Tour Including Spring US Shows

Chicago-based alt/prog act DISTRICT 97 has confirmed additional details and dates for their second European tour which will start in the UK in late March, as well as a series of new East Coast and Midwest US dates including several Read More …

ANIQATIA: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “February” From Luminous EP By Pennsylvania Melodic Rock Quartet

As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based ANIQATIA prepares for the release of their sophomore EP, Luminous, through Nefarious Industries in March, the opening track, “February,” has seen an early premiere through the operators of Heavy Blog Is Heavy. ANIQATIA collectively offers of the Read More …

OKKULTOKRATI: Southern Lord To Reissue Snakereigns And Night Jerks LPs From Norwegian Outfit Ahead Of New Album

[photo by Maren Sundt-Hansen] Norwegian outfit, OKKULTOKRATI, will be reissuing their 2012 album Snakereigns and 2014’s Night Jerks LPs via Southern Lord this May. The pair of reissued albums, which were originally released via Fysisk Format, will act as precursors Read More …

Roundup From The Compound – February 1st, 2016

MELTED SPACE To Support Sensory Records-Released The Great Lie Album On Major European Tour With Symphony X In February – Following the successful Autumn European tour with Leaves’ Eyes and Diabulus In Musica, MELTED SPACE – the ambitious French metal Read More …

BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS: German Sludge Unit Announces March Release Info For Carrier LP; “Facepunch Transport Layer” Premiered Via Noisey

[photo by Bernhard Hoell] “Facepunch Transport Layer” is the appropriately-titled murderously delivered maiden single to see public release from BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS’ impending fourth LP, Carrier. The vile tune, indisputably one of the album’s most unhinged and scathing passages, Read More …

MELTED SPACE To Support Sensory Records-Released The Great Lie Album On Major European Tour With Symphony X In February

[photo by  by Guillaume Bideau] Following the successful Autumn European tour with Leaves’ Eyes and Diabulus In Musica, MELTED SPACE — the ambitious French metal opera project created by composer Pierre Le Pape — is preparing for the latest round Read More …

Roundup From The Compound – January 25th, 2016

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Featuring Neurosis’ Scott Kelly And Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker To Release Self-Titled Debut Via Neurot Recordings – Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and producer/engineer/sonic warlord Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea) are restless. This inquietude has culminated in Read More …