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EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – March 30th, 2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015

GOD’S HATE Premieres “Father Inferior” Single At Bloody Disgusting; Single Precedes Debut LP Coming This Summer – Kicking off the week with a brutalizing slab of revulsion, Southern California’s GOD’S HATE has released the title track to their impending Father Inferior 7” through the aid of Bloody Disgusting entertainment portal. [More…]

DIE CHOKING Mini-Tour With Artificial Brain Underway – Philly’s DIE CHOKING trio takes their grindblasting mayhem out on a four-city run this week alongside NYC death henchmen, with shows in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey between this Thursday, March 26th and Sunday the 29th. [More…]

BRETT NETSON & SNAKES: Spirited Scavenger Cult 12” EP Slithers Into The Population WorldwideScavenger Cult, the new 12” EP by BRETT NETSON & SNAKES, is now available worldwide, independently released in North America by guitarist/vocalist, Brett Netson, and released across Australia, New Zealand and Europe by TYM Records. [More…]

ENTRAILS: Swedish Death Metal Overlords To Unleash New Studio Offering This May Via Metal Blade Records; Preorders + Teaser Track Unveiled – Swedish death metal overlords, ENTRAILS, will unleash the putrid fruits of their newest studio offering this May via Metal Blade Records. [More…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvania’s Favorite Masked Mutants To Take To The Streets This May On The Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D Tour; Band To Devour Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil + New Episode Of Brutally Delicious Available – Following a short bout of downtime spent harvesting the dead, the masked mutants in GHOUL will return to the States for another round of live debauchery on this year’s Weapons Of Mosh Destruction trek, now in astounding 3-D! [More…]

MACABRE OMEN: Greek Epic/Pagan Black Metal Act Releases Sophomore LP Through Ván Records; Two Tracks Now Streaming – As Ván Records proudly releases the majestic sophomore album from Greek epic/pagan black metal band, MACABRE OMEN, bearing the title Gods Of War – At War, two tracks from the album have been released via the label’s Soundcloud page for streaming. [More…]

FULGORA: New Full-Length From Grindcore/Death Supergroup Out NOW Via Housecore RecordsStratagem, the new seven-track skull-crusher from grindcore/death henchmen, FULGORA, is out TODAY via Housecore Records. [More…]

NY IN 64: New Jersey Instrumental Act Featuring You And I and East Of The Wall Members Releases Debut LP Details, New Track – New Jersey’s instrumental quartet, NY IN 64 — featuring former members of You And I and current residents of East Of The Wall — will release their recently completed debut LP, NY64 via Magic Bullet Records on April 7th with a vinyl edition to follow shortly after. [More…]

VIOLENT REACTION Streams Entire Revelation Records Debut LP Marching On At Blow The Scene; US Tour One Week Away – Now just one week from having the mighty Revelation Records release their sophomore LP, Marching On, worldwide, the same day as their new US tour begins on March 31st, UK-based VIOLENT REACTION has unleashed the entire record early at Blow The Scene. [More…]

CDC Spring Tour Routing Complete; End EP Out Now – Following the release of their brand new End 12” EP, out now via Get This Right Records and Beatdown Hardwear, Southeastern Pennsylvania’s CDC has confirmed the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour in support of the record. [More…]

MINSK: Avant Sound Voyagers Reveal The Crash & The Draw Closing Track Via Stereogum; Release Day LoomsThe Crash & The Draw is the long-anticipated new full-length from Midwest avant sound voyagers, MINSK. [More…]

MARUTA: Miami Deathgrind Act Demolishes The Social Order With Relapse Records Debut; Track From Remain Dystopian Released – Having inked a blood pact with underground overlords, Relapse Records, Miami, Florida’s unhinged deathgrind maniacs, MARUTA, will declare war on society by unloading their charged label debut, Remain Dystopian LP, now set to disrupt early June. [More…]

CONNOISSEUR: West Coast Stoner Violence Trio To Unleash Expanded Edition Of Stoner Justice This June; “Orc Summer” Lyric Video Now Playing At RevolverStoner Justice was the debut EP from California smoke kings, CONNOISSEUR. [More…]

SECRETS OF THE SKY: Atmospheric Doom Quintet To Release Sophomore Full-Length Via Metal Blade Records This May; Details, Preorders + Teaser Track Revealed – Oakland-based atmospheric doom quintet and recent Metal Blade signees, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will release their long-awaited sophomore full-length this May. [More…]

ALL OUT WAR: New York Crossover Outfit Prepares New EP For Summer Release; Tour Dates Confirmed – Long-running New York-based hardcore/metal stalwarts, ALL OUT WAR, declare 2015 as the year of the Dying Gods, as the quintet prepares its latest set of recordings for release this Summer. [More…]

IRIS DIVINE Streams Karma Sown Full-Length At BraveWords; Album Out Next Week Via Sensory Records - In less than a week, New Jersey-based Sensory Records will release modern progressive metal act IRIS DIVINE’s debut full-length, Karma Sown, and the album today sees early public infiltration through an exclusive stream and feature now live at BraveWords.com. [More…]

JADED STAR Releases “Stars” Lyric Video From Upcoming Sensory Records Debut + Additional Tracks Playing At BandcampJADED STAR, the new act founded by former members of Visions Of Atlantis, Iced Earth and more, just released a brand new lyric video for “Stars,” the fourth track from their upcoming Sensory Records debut album, Memories From The Future, which is nearing release mid-April. [More…]

SULPHUR AEON Streams “Titans” At Cvlt Nation; Gateway To The Antisphere LP Out Next Week Via Ván Records And Imperium ProductionsGateway To The Antisphere, the leviathan sophomore LP from German death metal tyrants, SULPHUR AEON, is just a week from official release through Imperium Productions and Ván Records, and Cvlt Nation has released the album’s lacerating third movement, “Titans.” [More…]

THE BODY: Additional Live Actions Surrounding Tour With Full Of Hell Announced; Trek Expands To Nearly Two-Months – While recent broadcasts have warned North American citizens of the impending widespread incursion of Portland, Oregon-based doomsday cult, THE BODY, as they invade dozens of cities across the continent in the coming weeks, including many dates alongside the equally dangerous Full Of Hell. [More…]

AUTHOR & PUNISHER: European Live Takeover Underway; Godflesh Cover Streaming – Master sound manipulator/one-man industrial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, better known as AUTHOR & PUNISHER, will wage his audio war upon Europe for an eight-date live takeover. [More…]

YDI: Several Tracks From Southern Lord Vinyl Discography By Philadelphia Hardcore Icons Now Playing; Preorders Available – Southern Lord has activated several tracks from the label’s upcoming vinyl discography collection from Philly hardcore icons, YDI, as the deluxe reissue nears release in early April. [More…]

UFOMAMMUT Streaming Ecate At Decibel Magazine; Album Out Via Neurot Recordings Next Week As International Touring Begins; Sixth Making-Of Video Installment Posted – Italy’s masters of torrential, psychedelic, audio/visual, doom metal decimation, UFOMAMMUT, will see the release of their seventh LP, Ecate, through the gates from their plane of existence into ours — through Neurosis’ mighty label cult, Neurot Recordings, in conjunction with the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records — on Tuesday, March 31st. [More…]

ESCHATON: New England-Based Progressive Death Metal Unit Unmasks “Immortal Mutilation” Video Via Metal Injection; Sentinel Apocalypse Preorders Now AvailableSentinel Apocalypse is the impending new full-length from New England-based progressive death metal engineers, ESCHATON. [More…]

WINO & CONNY OCHS: Entire Freedom Conspiracy LP Now Playing Through Noisey With Exclusive Interviews; Album Out On Tuesday – The entire second gut-wrenching collaborative opus from American doom/rock icon, SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH, and German singer/songwriter, CONNY OCHS, Freedom Conspiracy is out in mere days via Exile On Mainstream. [More…]

APOPHYS: Dutch Death Metal Squad Unveils “The Antidote” Play-Through Video At Gear Gods; Prime Incursion Release Day Draws Near – Dutch death metal squad, APOPHYS – who unites members of God Dethroned, Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation and Toxocara among others – will uncork their smoldering Prime Incursion debut full-length in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records. [More…]

EYEHATEGOD Kick Off Their Staggering Backwards European Tour – New Orleans volume assassins, EYEHATEGOD, will kick off their Staggering Backwards European takeover next week. [More…]

POISON IDEA: Noisey Premieres “The Rhythms Of Insanity” Through Noisey As Southern Lord Prepares For Confuse & Conquer Release – With the release of POISON IDEA’s impending Confuse & Conquer LP ready to make its massive inundation through Southern Lord in less than two weeks, Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, has just dropped the newest single from the album in the form of the riotous “Rhythms Of Insanity,” alongside an exclusive interview with the band’s Jerry A. [More…]

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

EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
ABIOTIC – ABSTRACTER – ALL OUT WAR – ALLEGAEON – ALTERBEAST –  ANCIENT VVISDOM - APEX FEST VI - ARMORED SAINT – ARTILLERY – AUTHOR & PUNISHER –  BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – THE BODY – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – BURNT BOOKS – CDC – CLASSHOLE – CONNOISSEUR – CONNY OCHS – DAWN OF AZAZEL - DEATHWISH  – DIE CHOKING –  DISCOURSE – DISGRACE – DORO DRAGONFORCE – THE DRIP – EARTH – ENABLERS –  ENCOFFINATION – ENSIFERUM –EYEHATEGOD – GHOUL – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – HALSHUG – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT – INCANTATION -JADED STAR – KING PARROT – LAGO – LIFELESS – LIGHTNING BOLT – LO-PAN – MAID MYRIAD – MINSK – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS – ORBWEAVER - PISS VORTEX –  POISON IDEA – PRIMITIVE MAN - PRIMORDIAL – PYRRHON – REVOCATION – SAVIOURS – SIX FEET UNDER – SKINLESS - SOREPTION – STEARICA - SUBURBAN SCUM – SWEET COBRA – TAKEN BY THE SUN – THEOLOGIAN – THEORIES – TODAY IS THE DAY - UFOMAMMUT – USNEA – VIOLENT REACTION – WHITECHAPPEL – WINO – WRVTH – YOB

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EYEHATEGOD To Kick Off Their Staggering Backwards European Tour Next Week

Friday, March 27th, 2015

New Orleans volume assassins, EYEHATEGOD, will kick off their Staggering Backwards European takeover next week. Set to embark on March 30th in Finland, the trek will fester its way through nearly two dozen cities throughout Europe including a stop at the Durbuy Rock Festival in Belgium, Desertfest in the UK and Roadburn in The Netherlands where, in addition to rupturing the stage, both guitarist Jimmy Bower and vocalist Mike IX Williams will appear on a special Q&A panel April 10th to discuss Noisey’s NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary. Released last year, the fascinating seven-part series explores the people and culture that helped spawn the Crescent City’s now-legendary hotbed of talent. A full screening of the documentary will follow the Q&A as part of Roadburn Cinema. For further info go to THIS LOCATION.

In related EYEHATEGOD tour news, the band will return to the West Coast in May to deafen ears on day one of Psycho California in Santa Ana, California alongside Atriarch, Author & Punisher, Old Man Gloom, Cough and more. The following month the band will return to France to raze Hellfest 2015 with additional onstage abrasions being conspired.

EYEHATEGOD – Staggering Backwards European Tour:
3/30/2015 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI
3/31/2015 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI
4/01/2015 Klubi – Tampere, FI
4/03/2015 Debaser – Stockholm, SW
4/04/2015 Truckstop Alaska  – Gothenburg, SW
4/05/2015 1000Fryd – Aalborg, DK
4/06/2015 Atlas – Aahus, DK
4/07/2015 Loppen – Kopenhagen, DK
4/08/2015 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/09/2015 Roadburn Festival 2015 – Tilburg,NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn Festival 2015 – Tilburg, NL
4/11/2015 Durbuy Rockfestival 2015 – Durbuy, BE
4/12/2015 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE
4/13/2015 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
4/14/2015 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
4/16/2015 Lo Fi Club – Milano, IT
4/17/2015 Init – Roma, IT
4/18/2015 The Cage -  Livorno, IT
4/19/2015 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
4/20/2015 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
4/21/2015 Usine – Geneve, CH
4/22/2015 Mjc Totem – Lyon, FR
4/23/2015 Molodoi – Strasbourg, FR
4/24/2015 Le 106 – Rouen,FR
4/25/2015 Desertfest 2015 @ Electric Ballroom – London, UK
5/15/2015 Psycho California @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA [info]
6/20/2015 Hellfest 2015 – Clisson, FR

EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Over two-and-a-half decades, EYEHATEGOD has helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Following well over a decade-and-a-half between studio albums, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with 2014’s EyeHateGod. An exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come, the album, released in North America via Housecore Records, landed at #82 on the Billboard Current Album chart, #92 on the Top 200 chart, #26 on the Rock chart, #4 on the Hard Rock chart and #12 on the Indie chart upon its first week of release! Additionally, EyeHateGod made its way to the top of year end lists globally and snagged the coveted #1 spot of Spin’s 20 Best Albums Of 2014 who issued of the release, “The self-titled slab is as nastily heavy as anything they recorded back in the ’90s, dosed with added perspective, instant-classic black-tar blues riffs, and a heady dose of vocalist Mike IX Williams’ trademark surrealist protest poetry.” The record earned the #14 position of Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums Of 2014, who opined, “The classic New Orleans group’s first record in 14 years, which comes after Katrina and various personal tragedies, ranks with the best of their over-driven punked-up sludge blues,” while Decibel Magazine placed the record at #30 of their Top 40 Albums Of 2014 noting, “we’ve been privy to a few outstanding comeback albums lately, but EYEHATEGOD’s scabrous mix of leaden harcore punk felt the most desperate – in the best possible way,” further applauding its, “deranged, almost possessed fervor.”

EYEHATEGOD one of the most important extreme music acts in the world. Orders for EyeHateGod can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.

“Southern influenced, doomy, stoner metal mix of equal parts Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Trouble, Black Flag and the Melvins that many newer bands often emulate, but none can replicate,” – OC Weekly

“…the best material of their 25-year career.” – Exclaim

“…the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues and with their late drummer LaCaze behind the kit.” – Noisey

“…in terms of consistency and sheer ‘fuck yeah’-ness this is right up there in that first tier of must-have EYEHATEGOD platters. Welcome back, boys. You earned it.” – Metal Injection


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APOPHYS: Dutch Death Metal Squad Unveils “The Antidote” Play-Through Video At Gear Gods; Prime Incursion Release Day Draws Near

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Dutch death metal squad, APOPHYS – who unites members of God Dethroned, Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation and Toxocara among others – will uncork their smoldering Prime Incursion debut full-length in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records. Thrusting forth nine deviant hymns of grisly, sci-fi-tinged death metal centered on themes extending from transcendental travel, rapid evolutionary progression, and global epidemics, to artificial intelligence in all-out war with their maker, Prime Incursion recalls the repugnant charm of death metal legends like Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Immolation and Pyrexia.

Already piquing the ears of critics both stateside and abroad, Sound The Charge issues of the offering, “APOPHYS, while still quick and with a good chunk of technicality present, have clearly made the song writing the number one focus and as such, have created songs that are memorable and succinct. The songs don’t blend into one death metal mess…,” while Glacially Musical notes, “Prime Incursion is uptempo, dynamic, and has a great mix. APOPHYS has quickly carved out their own niche in a genre full of too many imitators.” Adds No Clean Singing of the track “Miscreants” specifically, “The pummeling begins immediately with a phalanx of hammering riffs that seem dedicated to pounding you into the ground like a nail driven through wood, and the start-stop jackhammering doesn’t stop. The music is a ticket straight to headbang city, but that’s not all it is.”

As another Prime Incursion teaser, today Gear Gods is hosting the play-through video accompaniment to “The Antidote,” with the band elaborating of the track, “‘The Antidote’ is a death metal must. The drums are fast, the riffs are fast, the vocals are fast, you get the picture. The song tells a story of humanity’s ultimate cure for itself, a final solution as people start to transform into beings that are focused on nothing other than consumption. This gives it a twist one could see relevant to our current society. Eventually the urge to consume backfires resulting in humanity consuming itself and thus, providing the answer to the final problem; us.”

View The Antidote” at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, sample “Miscreants,” still streaming courtesy of No Clean Singing, at THIS LOCATION.

A word derived from Apophis, an asteroid that, upon initial observations, indicated a probability that it would hit Earth on April 13th, 2029 causing a collision of immeasurable proportions, APOPHYS was spawned in 2012 and have since been surgically carving their path within the annals of the modern death metal scene. Prime Incursion was mixed by vocalist Kevin Quilligan and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance etc.), and will be released in North America on April 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. Preorder bundles are still available at metalblade.com/apophys where you can also test drive first single, “Requiem For The Absurd.”

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ESCHATON: New England-Based Progressive Death Metal Unit Unmasks “Immortal Mutilation” Video Via Metal Injection; Sentinel Apocalypse Preorders Now Available

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Sentinel Apocalypse is the impending new full-length from New England-based progressive death metal engineers, ESCHATON. Set to detonate this May via Unique Leader Records, Sentinel Apocalypse was captured at drummer Darren Cesca’s House Of Grind Studios in southern Connecticut and brandishes eleven tracks rife with surgically precise guitar sweeps, incapacitating drum work and enough vocal acrimony to crumble a nation. A surefire win for devotees of the twisted compositions of Carnifex, The Faceless, Necrophagist, The Black Dahlia Murder and Beneath The Massacre.

As a precursor to the release, today titanic video portal, Metal Injection, is pleased to premiere a brand new video for third track, “Immortal Mutilation.” Elaborates the ESCHATON collective, “‘Immortal Mutilation’ was the chosen track for our first single off Sentinel Apocalypse because it takes many of the core themes that you will be seeing from ESCHATON, puts them in a spiked-chain-mail sack, and uses it to beat the listeners within a breath of their lives. The track is particularly aggressive, technical, dynamic, and innovative with chaotic riffing and blasting. Lyrically, the song tells the harsh truth that one must mutilate their innocence in order to survive one’s enemies, transforming into a beast, but then comes to the realization that existence is codependent with the very thing that one once despised.”

Feast your peepers on “Immortal Mutilation” at THIS LOCATION.

A theological term that refers to the world during the post historic era of God’s overt apocalyptic reign, immediately preceding the end of the world, ESCHATON was founded in 2007 near Providence, Rhode Island and manifests a uniquely belligerent, stand-alone sound that’s at once harsh and procedural yet wholly-enthralling. ESCHATON features vocalist Jason Viteri, guitarist brothers Joshua and Jared Berry, bassist Pat Pattison and drummer Darren Cesca (Pillory, Arsis, Goratory, Incinerate).

Sentinel Apocalypse will be released via Unique Leader Records on May 19th, 2015. Preorder bundles are current available at THIS LOCATION.

“Blending neo-classical progressive death metal riffs with grooves, solos and epic harmonies, guitarist Joshua Berry has a writing style that punches your face, many times, and leaves you crying for more…. Darren Cesca riddles your body with relentless blast-beats and lightning-fast fill combinations. Combine all this with half demon, half angel, half man vocalist Jason Viteri’s dynamic highs, brutal gutturals and greasy long hair and what do you get? Windmills.” – Sick Drummer


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AUTHOR & PUNISHER: European Live Takeover To Commence Tomorrow; Godflesh Cover Streaming

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Master sound manipulator/one-man industrial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, better known as AUTHOR & PUNISHER, will wage his audio war upon Europe for an eight-date live takeover. Set to commence tomorrow in Hamburg, Germany, Shone will rumble the infrastructures of eight venues alongside Atari Teenage Riot on select dates.

Additionally, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recently unleashed a cover of Godflesh’s “Body Dome Light” off of Shone’s favorite Godflesh release, Selfless. The reworked tune appears on Fathers Of Our Flesh, an uncompromising tribute to the heroes of industrial metal featuring eighty-minutes of harsh sounds and devastating perdition with additional Godflesh renditions from OvO, Gnaw, Knut, Drugs Of Faith, Eagle Twin and more. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/FobofileProd.

Sample Shone’s take on “Body Dome Light” at THIS LOCATION.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
3/27/2015 Headcrash – Hamburg, DE w/ Atari Teenage Riot
3/29/2015 Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL w/ Atari Teenage Riot
3/30/2015 Täubchenthal – Leipzig, DE w/ Atari Teenage Riot
3/31/2015 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE w/ Atari Teenage Riot
4/02/2015 Kleiner Donner – Hamburg, DE
4/03/2015 KB18 – Copenhagen, DK
4/05/2015 Resistanz Festival – Sheffield, UK
4/09/2015 Inkonst – Malmö, SE

Shone’s Godflesh cover comes as a precursor to his forthcoming new full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, was captured at famed Nodferatu’s Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo. The record follows AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s critically-lauded Women & Children full-length, released in 2013 via Seventh Rule Recordings. Further info to be revealed in the coming months.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER — made up of one Tristan Shone — owes much of his uniqueness to the marriage of art, tech and music. From the early stages of development up to the present there has always been the evil twin of underground metal and dark electronic to temper the straight lines from his design and engineering. With a start in hobbiest tech and robotics competitions early on, Shone found a passion for solving technical problems while at the same time being introduced to the backbone of his interest in music: Sepultura, Melvins, Neurosis, Godflesh and Ministry, bands that served as a soundtrack and palette throughout his life. In employing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines, speakers and various devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics, Shone – who boasts a BS in mechanical engineering and an MFA in visual arts — manages to replicate dejection, desperation and profound sorrow through his musical corrosion with curious poise and beauty.

Shone’s fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. All aspects of the A&P sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a true amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him, “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his, “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as, “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders.”

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SECRETS OF THE SKY: Atmospheric Doom Quintet To Release Sophomore Full-Length Via Metal Blade Records This May; Details, Preorders + Teaser Track Revealed

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Oakland-based atmospheric doom quintet and recent Metal Blade signees, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will release their long-awaited sophomore full-length this May. Titled Pathway, the mammoth thirteen-track follow-up to 2013’s critically-heralded To Sail Black Waters full-length was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY and finds the band at their most poignant.

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective’s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a “hit” single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambience. SECRETS OF THE SKY’s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

Comments Bartholomew of first single, “Three Swords:“ “‘Three Swords’ was the first song we put together for the new album when we started writing it back a year or so ago. In fact, the songs on the album were written in the order they appear on the record. The first album, To Sail Black Waters, ends with a single guitar part fading out, and the same riff fades in to the Pathway album via ‘Three Swords.’ The song is just a piece of the overall puzzle that constitutes Pathway, which I believe as an album is more well-rounded and dynamic as a whole than any of our previous work.”

Experience second movement, “Three Swords” right now at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.

Pathway Track Listing:
1. I
2. Three Swords
3. II
4. Angel In Vines
5. Another Light
6. III
7. IV
8. Garden Of Prayers
9. V
10. Fosforos
11. VI
12. Eternal Wolves
13. VII

SECRETS OF THE SKY formed in the Oakland, California area in 2010 and have spent that past half decade building a reputation as one of the finest underground metal acts. They’ve patiently and deliberately developed a unique sound that melds psychedelic, progressive atmospheres with heavy doom. With their live show, they work to create a mood and offer an experience, a true companion piece to their albums. SECRETS OF THE SKY’s debut album, To Sail Black Waters was released on Kolony Records in 2013 and managed to find its way onto year end lists in Decibel Magazine and across the blogosphere: metalsucks.net, teethofthedivine.com, and more.

Half of 2013 was devoted to touring, and lead to a split with Godhunter. In 2014, two new tracks were recorded and released as part of the cleverly titled split: GH/OST:S. The cassette edition was unleashed during the SECRETS OF THE SKY and Godhunter tour that June, followed by a deluxe LP and digital release in September via The Compound/Battleground Records. To cap off 2014, the band performed as part of Southwest Terror Fest (Neurosis, Sunn O))), Pelican, Goatsnake, etc.), and Salt Lake City’s LuciFest. After the conclusion of their 2014 touring schedule, SECRETS OF THE SKY dedicated their time to writing and recording their sophomore effort, Pathway.

SCRETS OF THE SKY’s Pathway will be officially unveiled on May 19th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. For preorder bundles, scroll on over to: metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.

SECRETS OF THE SKY:
Andrew Green – guitar
Clayton Bartholomew – guitar
Garett Gazay – vocals / keys
Ryan Healy – bass
Lance Lea – percussion

“..imagine if you tossed Neurosis, more recent Immortal, and Porcupine Tree into a blender…it’s an awesome fucked up mix.” – Metal Injection


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CONNOISSEUR: West Coast Stoner Violence Trio To Unleash Expanded Edition Of Stoner Justice This June; “Orc Summer” Lyric Video Now Playing At Revolver

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Stoner Justice was the debut EP from California smoke kings, CONNOISSEUR. Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” the Smokeland, California-based trio ravages ears with an upbeat/d-beat barrage of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and chronically brutal, comically cheeba-charged vocal onslaughts that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze, all captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil).

Following a solid year of blunt rolling and live perversions, the glassy-eyed ganja squad decided to revisit Stoner Justice. Now re-mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering (Abscess, Toxic Holocaust, Voetsek etc.) with an updated, wholly mind-bending cover art collaboration by Skinner (Mastodon) and Hal Rotter (Atriarch, Cough, Eyehategod, Skeletonwitch etc.), Stoner Justice redux has been expanded to fourteen weedian skull-crushers, including a live set professionally recorded at the Tankcrimes Takeover on February 13th, 2015 (mixed and mastered by the same team). Those who puff to the gutter-crusted sounds of Plutocracy, Spazz, Crossed Out, Dystopia, and of course, Earth Crisis, pay heed.

Stoner Justice will see release this June on CD, LP and digitally via Tankcrimes. In the meantime, take a smoke break and check out the band’s new lyric video for “Orc Summer,” now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATON.

Stoner Justice Track Listing:
1. Circle Of Heads
2. Pot Hole
3. The Camper
4. No Dice
5. Full Blown Marijuana Addict
6. I Am The Weed
7. Destroy The Smoke Machines
8.  Buddies
9. Brick Weed
10. Machinegun Grenade
11. Orc Summer
12. New Amsterdam
13. Smells Like Teen Dispirit
14. Ashes

In related CONNOISSEUR developments, the band will bring their bong-loving psalms to stages throughout the US for an epic run of live takeovers beginning tomorrow with the So Stoned In SoCal Weekend. Next month, team CONNOISSEUR will grind their nugs with San Jose powerviolence unit Deadpressure for a trio of shows in Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Oakland before kicking off the lengthy …And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour that will stretch through May 22nd to July 11th. Hide your dime bags!

CONNOISSEUR - So Stoned In SoCal Weekend:
3/26/2015 Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
3/27/2015 The Spot – Santa Monica, CA
3/28/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA *all ages matinee
3/28/2015 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
3/29/2015 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
w/ Deadpressure:
4/24/2015 The Colony – Sacramento, CA
4/25/2015 Caffe Pergolesi - Santa Cruz, CA
4/26/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
…And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour:
5/22/2015 Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
5/24/2015 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
5/25/2015 TBA – Eugene, OR * matinee show
5/25/2015 The Wisp House – Salem, OR
5/27/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
5/28/2015 Shredder  – Boise, ID
5/29/2015 Rampdale – Salt Lake City UT
5/30/2015 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
5/31/2015 Club Scum – Denver, CO
6/01/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/02/2015 TBA – Omaha, NE
6/03/2015 TBA – Minneapolis, MN
6/04/2015 TBA – Appleton, WI
6/05/2015 Cocoon Room – Milwaukee, WU
6/06/2015 The 2040 – Chicago, IL
6/07/2015 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
6/08/2015 Sexx Mansion – Indianapolis, IN
6/09/2015 Spacebar – Columbus, OH
6/10/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/11/2015 Mr Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/2015 Northrup House - Buffalo, NY
6/13/2015 No Cars - Rochester, NY
6/15/2015 O’Brien’s - Boston, MA
6/16/2015 Funky Jungle – Providence, RI
6/17/2015 TBA – Long Island, NY
6/18/2015 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/19/2015 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
6/20/2015 Mill Hill  – Trenton, NJ
6/21/2015 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
6/22/2015 Skid Row – York, PA
6/23/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/24/2015 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA
6/27/2015 Bigshows – Statesborough, GA
6/28/2015 TBA – Gainesville, FL
6/29/2015 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
6/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
7/01/2015 TBA – Baton Rouge, LA
7/02/2015 Black Barbie - Houston, TX
7/03/2015 TBA – Dallas, TX
7/04/2015 Lost Well  – Austin, TX
7/05/2015 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
7/06/2015 TBA – El Paso, TX
7/07/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/08/2015 APT 512 Gallery – Phoenix, AZ
7/09/2015 TBA – San Diego, CA
7/10/2015 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 924 Gilman St – Berkeley, CA
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GHOUL: Creepsylvania’s Favorite Masked Mutants To Take To The Streets This May On The Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D Tour; Band To Devour Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil + New Episode Of Brutally Delicious Available

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Following a short bout of downtime spent harvesting the dead, the masked mutants in GHOUL will return to the States for another round of live debauchery on this year’s Weapons Of Mosh Destruction trek, now in astounding 3-D! The three-dimensional beatings will commence on May 15th in Denver, Colorado and rampage its way through three weeks’ worth of dates including a stop at the Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore. GHOUL will be joined by California grind miscreants, Phobia, and Ohio scumsmiths, Necrofilth. 3-D glasses not included. As a precursor to the fetid festivities, the band will also contaminate the stage of the Rockbar Theater in San Jose, California as part of Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil alongside Meshuggah, High On Fire, Agnostic Front and more!

Comments Digestor, “Greetings, numbskulls! It is I, Digestor, announcing that GHOUL is once again coming to your wretched country to cleanse it of the gutter trash that litter your streets and our shows. We are joined in this effort by legendary grinders Phobia, and sleaze masters Nekrofilth: two bands that we will no doubt miss after we are forced to murder and eat them at the end of the tour. And this time we are doing it all in 3-D, mainly because it allows us to charge more at the door. So, accept your fate, prostrate yourself in front of the altar of GHOUL, and die by the manifold murderous machinations of Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D!”

GHOUL:
4/10 – 12/2015 Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil @ Rockbar Theater – San Jose, CA [info]
GHOUL on the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D Tour w/ Phobia, Necrofilth:
5/15/2015 Mo’s – Denver, CO
5/16/2015 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/17/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/19/2015 Cattivo – Pittsburgh PA
5/20/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/21/2015 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
5/22/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/23/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/24/2015 New Mountain – Asheville, NC
5/25/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
5/26/2015 The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
5/27/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/28/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
5/29/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
5/30/2015 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
6/02/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/03/2015 Til Two – San Diego, CA
6/04/2015 TBA – Ventura, CA
6/05/2015 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
6/06/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
6/07/2015 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

In related news, GHOUL’s Dissector and Digestor recently crashed the set of Brutally Delicious to whip up some Beef Carpaccio. For cooking tips from the greats, scroll on over to THIS LOCATION.

GHOUL unleashed their We Came For The Dead!!! release on waxy awesomeness late last year. 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. 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!!! is out now on Tankcrimes. Get in on the 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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ENTRAILS: Swedish Death Metal Overlords To Unleash New Studio Offering This May Via Metal Blade Records; Preorders + Teaser Track Unveiled

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Swedish death metal overlords, ENTRAILS, will unleash the putrid fruits of their newest studio offering this May via Metal Blade Records. Fittingly dubbed Obliteration, the follow-up to 2013’s Raging Death full-length was tracked by guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist at his own Bloodshed Studios and mixed and mastered by legendary musician/soundsmith Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Aeon, Hail Of Bullets etc.) at Unisound. Featuring nine mangled tracks of sonic malevolence, Obliteration carries on the torch of true, oldschool Swedish brutality.

Comments Lundqvist: “Finally, we can unleash this beast named Obliteration to the fans out there, this time with a more driven and raw style that shall taste good to everyone’s ears if you’re into the older simplified death metal that we prefer to play. Recorded in our own Bloodshed Studios and mixed by the mighty Dan Swanö nothing else but slabby, Swedeath can be served.”

Sample the sonic severity of third track, “Beyond The Flesh,” at metalblade.com/entrails.

Obliteration Track Listing:
1. No Cross Left Unturned
2. Epitome Of Death
3. Beyond The Flesh
4. The Grotesque
5. Obliterate
6. Skulls
7. Midnight Coffin
8. Bonestorm
9. Abyss Of Corpses

Boasting members of Birdflesh and General Surgery, ENTRAILS celebrates the teachings of Dismember, Grave, Entombed and Tomas Skogsberg’s Sunlight Studio alumni with a mutinous air raid of buzzsaw riffs, bestial vocal tirades, earth-rumbling rhythms and repugnant tales of suffering, doom and the undead with the expert brutality of their forefathers. The band was initially forged in 1990 by Lundqvist but disbanded prematurely due to his dissatisfaction with their initial demo recordings. Half the lineup went their separate ways while Lundqvist continued to write music until 1998, when ENTRAILS officially went dormant. It would be a full decade before the band would ascend from the grave when Lundqvist found the band’s early recordings in an old tape collection and decided they deserved to be released as they should have been originally. With modern recording technology, the first two ENTRAILS demos — Reborn and Human Decay — finally took shape.

The band unleashed their menacing Tales From The Morgue debut in June of 2010. The album featured songs from both newly recorded demos and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. 2011’s delightfully repugnant The Tomb Awaits full-length would follow. The record reaped critical adoration from metallers and media outlets both stateside and abroad with No Clean Singing noting, “although massive distortion is (of corpse) the name of this game, Lundqvist enhances the morbid fascination of the music with near-clean, Dismember-ish, reverberating guitar solos that alternately slither, writhe, and moan seductively. Indeed, all of the multi-faceted guitar tones and riffing techniques on this album, and the way in which they’re balanced in the mix with the gut-punching bass and the drum-kit attack, are near-textbook representations of how this genre of music should sound.”

ENTRAILS joined the Metal Blade Records roster in March of 2012, leveling the stages of numerous festivals throughout Europe (Party.San, Summer Breeze etc.) that Summer before composing 2013’s ravenous Raging Death full-length. It was then that Lundqvist moved his studio into the woodshed where it all began in the ’90s. The new/old surrounding inspired Lundqvist to write material like never before. Released later that year, The New Noise crowned the record, “an absolutely perfect slab of catchy, violent Swedish death metal,” while Stereogum commended it for being, “perfect for blasting, banging, and bashing.” Added All Music, “What comes through right away is the guitar tone, with its perfect blend of thickness and crunch feeling like a portal to the days when the fat distortion that was the backbone of Swedish death metal was (and perhaps still is) the heaviest thing to come out of an amp. Immediately afterwards you’re hit by just how punishing the album is. These songs aren’t here to dazzle you with their speed or virtuosity. Instead, they offer up the fat slabs of classic riffage that seek only to crush the listener under their immense weight, bringing a muscularity to the table that’s hard to fake.”

Dubbed “one of the more vital and warranted demo collections to be made available” by Metal Injection in an 8/10 review, ENTRAILS dropped the Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection last Summer. The mammoth eighteen-track offering delivers the band’s Reborn and Human Decay recordings – the now infamous demos that started it all — in one venomous helping. And now comes the time for a new chapter in extremity with the audio disease of Obliteration.

Obliteration will see release via Metal Blade Record on May 19th, 2015. For preorder bundles, visit metalblade.com/entrails.

ENTRAILS:
Jimmy Lundqvist – guitars
Joakim Svensson – vocals/bass
Pontus Samuelsson – guitars
Adde Mitroulis – drums

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EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

SKINLESS: Reunited New York Death Metal Legion To Release First New Full-Length In Over Eight Years; Artwork + Release Date Revealed – Reunited New York death metal legion, SKINLESS, will defile the ears of the living this June with their first new studio offering in nearly a decade. [More…]

STEARICA: Clash Magazine Premieres Track From Italian Instrumental Trio Featuring Colin Stetson; Additional Fertile LP Guest Musicians Revealed – A brand new single from powerful Turin, Italy-based instrumental rock outfit, STEARICA, off of their impending album Fertile, has been premiered by massive UK-based Clash Magazine, the song featuring Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, etc.). [More…]

TODAY IS THE DAY Declares Spring US Tour With Lazer/Wulf; Two New Videos From Animal Mother LP Near CompletionTODAY IS THE DAY hereby announces the band’s return to widespread live performances this Spring, this week announcing a month-long US tour to take place in April and May. [More…]

MELTED SPACE: New Album From Orchestral Metal Outfit To See Late Summer Release Via Sensory Records – Orchestral/operatic metal collective, MELTED SPACE, is proud to announce a newly-signed worldwide deal with Sensory Records for the late Summer release of the outfit’s sophomore full-length opus, The Great Lie. [More…]

MAESTUS: Debut Full-Length From Blackened Doom Collective Streaming In Full At Decibel – Pacific Northwestern blackened doom collective, MAESTUS, recently unveiled the forlorn fruit of their debut full-length, Voir Dire. [More…]

OBSEQUIAE: Middle Ages Metal Outfit Premieres Two Lead Tracks From Impending Aria Of Vernal Tombs LP Via No Clean Singing – While Minnesota-based Middle Ages-inspired metal clan, OBSEQUIAE, prepares for the looming release of its Aria Of Vernal Tombs sophomore LP through 20 Buck Spin this May, the diehard followers of the band at No Clean Singing have publicly unveiled exclusive streams of the album’s first two tracks, as the vernal equinox nears this week. [More…]

DISGRACE: Southern California Hardcore Henchmen Now Streaming Entire True Enemy LP At Lambgoat – Southern California-based DISGRACE will release their defiant debut LP, True Enemy, through upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities at the end of the month, and as an early indulgence for the band’s fans, Lambgoat is now streaming the entire album early. [More…]

KINGS DESTROY: Brooklyn Stoner Rock/Doom Collective Unveils First Single From New Album Via Noisey – Today, Brooklyn stoner rock/doom collective, KINGS DESTROY, are pleased to unveil, “W2,” the first single from their forthcoming new, self-titled full-length. [More…]

KING PARROT Releases New Video Featuring Philip H. Anselmo; Album Preorders Available + Band To Kick Off US Tour With Weedeater Friday – Australian thrash grind unit and recent Housecore Records signees, KING PARROT, will release their long-awaited new full-length May 19th in North America via Housecore Records. [More…]

WINO & CONNY OCHS Premiere Freedom Conspiracy LP Opener “Drain” Through Revolver MagazineFreedom Conspiracy, the second collaborative album between American doom/rock icon, SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH, and enigmatic German singer/songwriter, CONNY OCHS, is now less than two weeks from worldwide release via Exile On Mainstream Records, and today, Revolver Magazine is hosting a stream of the LP’s overcast lead track, “Drain.” [More…]

THEORIES: New Full-Length From Pacific Northwest Death Grind Miscreants Streaming In Full At Invisible Oranges; Regression To See North American Release Via Metal Blade Records – Today,Pacific Northwest death grind miscreants, THEORIES, offer up the molten fruitage of their impending Regression full-length in its scathing entirety via Invisible Oranges. [More…]

GRUESOME: No Clean Singing Debuts Opening Track From Impending Relapse-Bound Album By Death Metal Division; Members Of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation And Derketa Unite – While Relapse Records puts the final grisly details in place for the release of Savage Land, the debut album from Death-inspired metal collective, GRUESOME — uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, Derketa and more — No Clean Singing has unleashed the opening title track to the disc. [More…]

LIFELESS: Dream LP From New Jersey Hardcore Crew Playing At Blow The Scene; Album Out Next Week Via Fast Break! Records – Following well over a year of buildup and preparation, New Jersey’s LIFELESS will finally unveil their punishing second full-length, Dream, via Fast Break! Records on March 31st, and the entire album is now boiling over upon the masses in its entirety via Blow The Scene. [More…]

WRVTH: Technical Death Dealers Announce May Live Takeover – Following their recent journey breaking stages alongside labelmates, Inanimate Existence, WRVTH, technical death dealers WRATH OF VESUVIUS, otherwise known as WRVTH, will embark upon another run of live takeovers, this time supporting Ænimus as part of the Dawn Of The Shred tour. [More…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Conjurors Announce North American Spring Tour With SólstafirOccult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM, will bring their rituals to the stage on a near month-long live run alongside atmospheric Icelandic metallers, Sólstafir. [More…]

ENCOFFINATION Confirms Rare Abyss Of Funeral Winds Mini-Tour In April; 2xLP Version Of III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) Available – American cult death/doom duo, ENCOFFINATION, will crawl forth from their usual obscurity early this April to deliver a rare wave of their macabre, slow-motion funeral marches to several East Coast US locations on the Abyss Of Funeral Winds Tour. [More…]

BURNT BOOKS: 2nd Album From Avant-garde Punks Out Now On Retro Futurist; Album Now Playing At Selective MemoryWhere There’s Smoke There’s Fire, the writhing second album from Columbia, South Carolina-based BURNT BOOKS, is out today through Retro Futurist Records. I [More…]

DAWN OF AZAZEL: Long-Running New Zealand-Based Death Metal Tyrants To Release New Full-Length - Long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal tyrants, DAWN OF AZAZEL, will release their fourth full-length next month. [More…]

CROM DUBH: London Epic Black Metal Sect Releases Debut Album Heimweh Through Ván Records – Germany’s Ván Records is proud to have London-based epic black metal sect, CROM DUBH, a part of their ever-expanding roster, as the band’s debut full-length album Heimweh is released onto the masses. [More…]

VALBORG: German Dark, Primitive Metal Trio To Unleash Fifth Full-Length Opus Via Temple Of Torturous – German-based dark, primitive metal trio, VALBORG, will unleash their fifth full-length opus via Temple Of Torturous. [More…]

TOTAL NEGATION: One-Man Blackened Doom Metal Venture To Release New Full-Length Via Temple Of Torturous – One-man blackened doom metal assault, TOTAL NEGATION, will unleash third full-length, Zeitzeuge, this May via Sweden-based Temple Of Torturous Records. [More…]

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EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
ABIOTIC – ABSTRACTER – ALLEGAEON – ALTERBEAST –  ANCIENT VVISDOM - APEX FEST VI - ARMORED SAINT – ARTILLERY – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – THE BODY – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH -BURNT BOOKS – CANCER BATS – CDC – CLASSHOLE – CONNY OCHS – DAWN OF AZAZEL - DEATHWISH  – DISCOURSE – DISGRACE – DORO DRAGONFORCE – THE DRIP – EARTH – ENABLERS –  ENCOFFINATION -ENSIFERUM –EYEHATEGOD – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – HALSHUG – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT - IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS -  INCANTATION -JADED STAR – KING PARROT – LAGO – LIFELESS – LIGHTNING BOLT – LO-PAN – MAID MYRIAD – MINSK – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS –OCCULTATION – ORBWEAVER - PISS VORTEX –  POISON IDEA PRIMITIVE MAN - PRIMORDIAL – PYRRHON – REVOCATION – SAVIOURS – SIX FEET UNDER – SKINLESS - SOREPTION – STEARICA - SUBURBAN SCUM – SWEET COBRA – TAKEN BY THE SUN – THEOLOGIAN – THEORIES – TODAY IS THE DAY - UFOMAMMUT – USNEA – VIOLENT REACTION – WHITECHAPPEL – WINO – WRVTH – YOB

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