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UNSACRED: Virginia Black Metal Outfit Debuts Single From Debut LP At Cvlt Nation

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Having recently locked a deal with their home state-based Forcefield Records for the release of their debut full-length, False Light, Virginia’s UNSACRED has just unloaded the first auditory rapture from the album via underground music/arts outlet, Cvlt Nation, with the crushing track, “Plague.”

Recorded by Ricky Olson and mixed by Bryan Walthall and Ricky Olson at Rusty’s and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering, UNSACRED’s False Light delivers a punishing slab of seven tracks of bludgeoning black metal infused with spine-shattering low-end death metal infiltrations and driving punk-inspired beats. Merging classic elements with its contemporary delivery, it’s more than a safe bet to state that False Light will incite the inner heathen in devotees of the works of artists including Craft, Horna, Arkhon Infaustus, The Secret and Mutilation Rites. Cvlt Nation’s exclusive stream of the album’s third track, “Plague,” is joined by an appropriately grim write-up of the album’s carnage, issuing in part, “When UNSACRED drops the tempo down a notch, they hammer the riffs home like a train slowing down to plow a car parked on the tracks. When they go fast, they sound like they do performance-enhancing drugs. You won’t find me philosophizing like a street preacher on this review. When you hit the play button on UNSACRED’s False Light, it’s moshpit time! This album doesn’t stop and go without dynamics, though. They write carefully controlled songs that set up the best moments – the mid-tempo grooves that leave you headbangin’ like a lunatic before knockin’ your balls out of the park with the blast-sections.”

Allow UNSACRED’s “Plague” to infect your existence today at THIS LOCATION.

Having formed in 2012, UNSACRED — comprised of bassist/vocalist Hunter McCarty, guitarist Miguel Falcon and drummer Scott Bartley — has issued three well-received independent EPs upon humanity in their short time together preceding False Light. Channeling primordial, threatening metal riffage and scathing vocal torment UNSACRED pumps their organic black metal full of punk-inspired rhythms and crust blasts; thus birthing an output fit for consumption by both devotees to the Scandinavian black metal sound and also to adherents of the more contemporary, black metal inspired acts who are currently wreaking havoc throughout the underground.

Watch out as Forcefield prepares to unleash False Light on LP and digital formats on December 9th. Preorders for the album are now live including package deals HERE.

Having performed regional live performances with countless local and national acts including Integrity, Toxic Holocaust, Gaza, Full Of Hell, Code Orange Kids, Ash Borer, Obliteration, Kylesa and more, UNSACRED is planning more widespread tour offensives in support of False Light which will be announced as soon as new dates are confirmed.

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HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Bass Play-Through Video From Italian Death Metal Unit Now Playing At Gear Gods + Cobra Verde Streaming In Its Entirety

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Cobre Verde is the latest long player from Italian death metal draftsmen, HIDEOUS DIVINITY. Released late last month via Unique Leader Records and appropriately dubbed, “an uber-brutal, churning platter of tech-y death metal” by Decibel Magazine, Cobre Verde is a concept record based around Werner Herzog’s 1987 film of the same name.

Tracked at 16th Cellar Studios (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vomit The Soul), Cobra Verde thrusts forth nine smoldering tracks of discontent, revulsion and unrelenting audio deviance and includes a guest vocal appearances by Nile’s Dallas Toler-Wade on “The Alonest Of The Alone” as well as a ravenous rendition of Ripping Corpse’s “The Last And Only Son,” which Covering The Scene commends for its “Opeth-meets-Maiden absinthe tainted riff,” “Death-inspired bass groove,” and, “ultra-technical Schuldinerish guitar progression.”

In celebration of its release, premier tech site, Gear Gods, is currently hosting a HIDEOUS DIVINITY bass play-through video noting, “Ever since HIDEOUS DIVINITY…utilized Stefano Franceschini for their dark purposes, the quality of their bass work has been godlike. I have no need to praise the band’s dark works myself; that’s what YouTube was invented for. So feast your gluttonous eyes and ears upon this play-through of ‘Sinister And Demented,’ a track off of HIDEOUS DIVINITY’s just-released Cobra Verde (it’s a bit less spicy than Cobra Rojo).”

Dig it at THIS LOCATION.

And check out Cobra Verde in all its maniacal glory below:


Cobra Verde is out now on Unique Leader. Order your copy at THIS LOCATION.

“…without a doubt one of the best releases of 2014.” — Headbangorgtfo

“…a brutal death record that starts with progressive sensibilities but then moves at the speed of a grind album, minus the fact that every song is a five-minute demonstration of these guys being way better musicians than I could ever hope to be… Unique Leader knew damn well what they were doing when they grabbed these guys again for this album, as Cobra Verde is a great get. It’s well-produced and rings through super-clear, and that forty-three minutes of headbanging is enough to leave you with a bangover for days.” – No Clean Singing

The band sounds amazing and delivered a quality release that’s sure to impress death metal fans all over.” – Unhinged

Cobra Verde is an album upholding skillful songwriting, melancholy and ferocity, as well as glimpses of subtlety as key elements which present the album as an innovative and unique work endorsing the highly acclaimed values of HIDEOUS DIVINITY.” – Metal Wani


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AMERICAN HERITAGE: Prolapse LP Released Today Via Solar Flare Records; Full Album Streaming At Decibel Magazine

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Prolapse, the ravenous sixth full-length studio output from Chicago-based hardcore earthmovers, AMERICAN HERITAGE, is now publicly available worldwide via Solar Flare Records. To dispatch the news of its release, mighty Decibel Magazine’s online entity, The Deciblog, is running a stream of the entire LP alongside a track-by-track deconstruction of the album’s six brand new originals and accompanying three cover tunes courtesy of the band.

Swing by Decibel Magazine to get pummeled by Prolapse in its intoxicating entirety now at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, PureGrainAudio is now running a gear feature on AMERICAN HERITAGE guitarist Scott Shellhamer’s rig which helps unload the band’s potent sound RIGHT HERE.

AMERICAN HERITAGE has delivered their ever-evolving brand of diverse, sludge-amplified hardcore mayhem through eleven official releases since their 1996 inception, and their sixth full-length, Prolapse keeps things fresh and distressing without a moment of filler on the LP. The six new original tracks unload some of their most destructive but well-constructed material to date, and at the tail end of the record, the band lives up to their moniker by paying homage to some of their most influential US acts, including covers of the Descendants classic, “Hürtin’ Crüe,” Black Flag’s infamous booze rager, “Thirsty And Miserable” and Girls Against Boys’ emotive “Bulletproof Cupid.” Produced by Sanford Parker at SOMA Studios — who also supplied keyboards and handled mixing duties — Prolapse was created with additional recording contributions from Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz, Football) and Che Arthur (Pink Avalanche), and includes guest vocals and guitars from Lust and guest vocals from Jeffrey Lohrber (Enabler, Today is the Day).

Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Solar Flare Records this week issues Prolapse on CD, LP and digital formats; orders for the physical product are available HERE and the digital HERE.

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CHILD BITE: New EP From Detroit Punk/Metal/Noise Rock Miscreants Streaming In Full At Revolver Magazine; Strange Waste To Drop Via Housecore Tomorrow

Monday, November 24th, 2014

On the eve of its official unveiling via Housecore Records, today Revolver Magazine heaves forth CHILD BITE’s Strange Waste EP in its mutinous entirety.

The latest collection of audio pandemonium from Detroit’s favorite punk/metal miscreants was self-produced at Russian Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana, and boasts a wholly bastardized hybrid of the Melvins, Dead Kennedys, Big Black and Faith No More. Ugly, anxious and perilously habit-forming, CHILD BITE’s self-proclaimed “music for losers” continues to astound media outlets both stateside and abroad. Said American Aftermath, “The soundtrack to the greatest psychotic slasher film that never was has arrived in the form of CHILD BITE‘s new EP, Strange Waste. These Michigan punks have been making noise since around 2005 but have outdone themselves tremendously with these nine new tracks. CHILD BITE‘s sound is a mangled mash-up of noise rock and punk that comes across as something deranged yet catchy. Churning bass lines and atonal, seizure-like guitar riffs drive the band’s sonic assault and are met with the psychotic screaming/howling of Shawn Knight… If there was ever a contest to find a sound that takes early Jesus Lizard and My War-era Black Flag, combines them and tortures them for hours on end, CHILD BITE would win first prize.” Invisible Oranges concurs, “This band could go anywhere, in the best way, and also have an uncanny ability to attract non-metal listeners, if their live shows are any indicator. I’ve seen people come in from the street and pay entry to see CHILD BITE sight unseen, only to watch the arty garage band they thought they were seeing devolve into a savage grindcore outfit before their eyes — and stay put. I’m not sure I’ve seen a band with as much potential to surprise people and cross over genre boundaries since I first heard Mastodon.” Detroit Free Press notes, “CHILD BITE’s music smashes into you, as fast as a freight train and just as heavy. The guitars are a blistering blur of nimble and gnarly tones, with the rhythm section’s raucous grooves propelling a raspy, yowling vocalist’s emphatically motor-mouthed lyrics.” Adds Chris Besinger from Minneapolis noise rock unit Stnnng, “This record is only nineteen minutes long, but it is so dense with ideas and riffs and biting, late-era Black Flag guitar solos and clanking, chugging bass lines and splattering drum blasts and yowling vocals you will be gnawing on it like gristle for months to come.”

Expands vocalist Shawn Knight of the EP overall, “We’ve always worked a bit backwards, usually booking the studio time prior to writing any of the music for any given record. It lights a fire under our collective ass, which helps with creativity. We work well with restrictions or parameters. This time we took it a step further and chose the release format [double 45 rpm vinyl] prior to writing. That’s why all of the songs on Strange Waste are so short… we wanted each of the four sides to be under five minutes long. We treated this EP like an album; ten songs stripped down to the bare essentials.”

Shred your ears right off your head with Strange Waste, now playing in full at Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE.

And don’t forget to peep the band’s video for “Ancestral Ooze.” Written and directed by ex-Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle and featuring the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, the clip is a tribute to the 1987 underground horror flick Street Trash and is still playing at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

Strange Waste will be released on CD, double vinyl seven-inch and digitally via Housecore Records November 25th, 2014. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.


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BLACK COBRA To Headline West Coast December Tour With Wolvhammer; Band Continues To Hatch New Material For Next LP

Monday, November 24th, 2014

With the dust settling on the country consequent to the band’s recent full US tour with support from Lo Pan, San Francisco’s most devastating duo, BLACK COBRA, will shred the West Coast this December with support from Midwest cult, Wolvhammer.

As Wolvhammer treks westward on the second phase of Desanctifying North America 2014, they’ll liaise with the mighty BLACK COBRA in Portland, Oregon on December 3rd. From there, the two bands will lay down an extremely diversified but wholly deadly salvo of metallic destruction in Seattle, Eugene, Sacramento, Los Osos, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Los Angeles and Ventura before the final gig of the tour for BLACK COBRA in San Francisco on December 13th, while Wolvhammer tours back east.

BLACK COBRA West Coast Tour w/ Wolvhammer:
12/03/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
12/04/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/05/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/07/2014 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
12/08/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/10/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
12/11/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/12/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/13/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

While little else from BLACK COBRA is available for public consumption at press time, the band has been slaving away on new material which is being penned for their next full-length album which will be completed in the first several months of 2015 for release later in the year.

Since 2001, the BLACK COBRA duo — guitarist vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity) and drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) — has unloaded a deadly, damaging and wholly unique style of punk/hardcore-propelled sludge doom metal. An introductory self-titled demo EP would get them immediately picked up by At A Loss Recordings who officially re-released the EP as well as their 2006 debut LP, Bestial, and 2007-released follow-up, Feather And Stone, the albums bridged by a split with Eternal Elysium on Diwphalanx Records. Their destructive hymns and notoriously explosive live energy caught the attention of Southern Lord Recordings who signed the band for their acclaimed 2009 LP, Chronomega, as well as their most widely and positively received album to date, with 2011’s massive Invernal. An unstoppable touring machine, BLACK COBRA continually destroys the planet on the road, having played over seven-hundred shows on multiple continents since 2006, including Asia, Australia and both Europe and North America many times each. Massive festivals including Hellfest, The Power Of The Riff, Roadburn, Dour, Scion and others have set the band up with prime slots where the meager duo strikes the crowd with more venom than a band thrice its size every time. Their albums portray visceral otherworldly and sci-fi lyrics and storylines, the result of the band’s major fascination with horror and sci-fi literature and cinema.

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COWARDS: “Birth Of The Sadistic Son” Sees Worldwide Debut Via Music & Riots Magazine; New Studio Trailer For Rise To Infamy Posted

Monday, November 24th, 2014

With Paris-based COWARDS preparing their Rise To Infamy LP for release in the harsh Winter months, an early exclusive worldwide premiere of the album’s disgustingly heavy “Birth Of The Sadistic Son” is now available via Music & Riots Magazine, alongside a new in-studio trailer of the band’s studio process during the creation of this monstrous opus.

COWARDS will dispatch Rise To Infamy on February 9th, with Throatruiner Records & RVINS Records producing the 12” LP version and Deadlight Entertainment handling the digipak CD. The band’s ten new soul-crushing anthems for annihilation harnessed on the record take their already debilitating sludge-infiltrated hardcore mayhem to new lows through a bed of vein-cutting riffs, thunderous percussive blasts and a maniacal vocal delivery. Exploding around the album’s midway point, “Birth Of The Sadistic Son” opens with unapologetic malice, with an unstoppable blend of rabid blasting upbeat segments and decapitating breakdowns.

Unload “Birth Of The Sadistic Son” via Music & Riots now at THIS LOCATION.

The COWARDS crew has also dispatched a new trailer from the studio sessions for Rise To Infamy which is now playing HERE, and the previously-released trailer featuring the album’s third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl),” courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth, is playing HERE.

An official video for the album’s next-to-last track, “Bend The Knee,” will be released in the days ahead, in addition to new live updates from the COWARDS camp, including a massive Springtime European tour.

An unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless metallic hardcore/sludge through several releases to date, and having crushed live audiences all across Europe, COWARDSRise To Infamy showcases the most punishing output yet. Carrying a deep, oppressive urban coldness behind their spectacularly crushing wall of sound, which stabs blackened sludge metal savagery into the band’s Holy Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore, the levels of aggression spilled on Rise To Infamy are difficult to endure. Everything has been managed to inflict maximum aural damage; once again recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback) as with their previous output, the band’s monstrous tones sounds colder and more massive than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish.

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PRIMORDIAL: Official Video For “Babel’s Tower” Now Playing At Metal Injection; Where Greater Men Have Fallen To See Release in North America TOMORROW Via Metal Blade

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Today, Irish metal legion, PRIMORDIAL, unveils the official new music video for “Babel’s Tower.” The epic tune comes by way of the band’s imminent new full-length, Where Greater Men Have Fallen, and serves as the first ever professionally filmed and edited video of their storied history.

Elaborates the band, “It was really about time, right? This far down the road, we finally made our first video eight albums in. So we trusted Gareth Averill and crew who also made our DVD [All Empires Fall] a couple of years back. The traditional band-jamming-in-a-warehouse scenario was not something that entered our heads. We wanted something broad and cinematic; something visually striking and arresting. So we spent a couple of cold and windswept days standing on the side of a mountain in Ireland. Here you have it, and about time…”

Watch the outstanding black and white clip, now playing at Metal Injection, at THIS LOCATION.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen serves as the follow-up to PRIMORDIAL’s globally-revered, 2011-released Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand long player and their eighth studio offering overall. Dubbed, “almost Maiden-esque in its majesty,” by Stereogum, the eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of PRIMORDIAL’s deepest, most meticulously composed, thematically profound and plainly absorbing compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity. Rolling Stone gushes in a recent review, “Alan Averill is a vocal powerhouse, soaring atop melodic black/folk metal compositions that channel doom and gloom as well as triumph. ‘Ghosts Of The Charnel House’ embodies heavy metal grandeur, while title track ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ is an epic lament, its mournful, repetitive melodies rooted in Irish folk. When Averill howls, ‘The heart of your motherland will be ripped from her chest,’ a million ghosts cry out with him.’” Empty Lighthouse Magazine notes, “The title track builds and builds until vocalist Alan Averill lets out a commanding wail and the riffs crash onto the listener like waves. Guitarists Ciaran MacUiliam and Michael O’Floinn have a way of making a full-bodied ‘epic’ sound through subtle tonal shifts and chord voicings, culminating in a feel that most bands spend dozens of Pro Tools tracks and computer effects trying to achieve,” while Decibel Magazine adds, in an 8/10 rating, “Greater men have fallen, but PRIMORDIAL rise.”

PRIMORDIAL will bring their audio divinity to stages throughout Europe in the coming weeks with additional live ceremonials to be announced soon.

PRIMORDIAL:
11/28/2014 The Academy@ Redemption Festival – Dublin, IE
12/12/2014 Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy – London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV – Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released on November 25th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit http://www.metalblade.com/primordial where you’ll find a lyric video for the title track as well as a gaggle of preorder options. The record will come available on CD and on vinyl in various color variants. Additionally, Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released in a limited European deluxe edition wood boxset which includes a CD+DVD digibook, an exclusive 7”, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces North American Live Incursion To Close Out The Year; Housecore Debut With Producer Philip H. Anselmo At The Helm Underway + Video Footage Posted – Following crushing performances at this year’s editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, master sound manipulator/one-man industarial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, will bring his sonic decompositions know as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets again for a final round of live invasions to close out the year. [More]

COWARDS: Trailer For Rise To Infamy LP Released – As French hardcore sludgesters, COWARDS, prep their brutalizing Rise To Infamy LP for release this Winter, the track listing, cover artwork and a audio/visual teaser including the audio for the album’s third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl),” courtesy of courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth, has been issued. [More]

NEOPERA: Classical/Metal Fusion Act Featuring Members Of Gamma Ray And Dark Age Unleash New Video – 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, recently unleashed a brand new video for the track “Error.” [More]

BLODHEMN: Second Full-Length From Norwegian Black Metal Project Released Stateside Via Indie Recordings – One-man Norwegian black metal project, BLODHEMN, is pleased to spew forth its sophomore full-length, H7, upon unsuspecting ears. [More]

SOLEFALD: Avant Norse Folk Duo Unleashes Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord In North America Via Indie Recordings – After four years of silence, avant norse folk metal duo, SOLEFALD, return withNorrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord, an experimental soundtrack to the fjords and mountains of Norway, and a hymn to the nature of the North. [More]

Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo + Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection – In Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, metal overlord Philip H. Anselmo allows delusional man-child Dave Hill loose on an unsuspecting public, where he meets an actual woman. [More]

EINHERJER: Norwegian Viking Metal Trio To Release Av Oss, For Oss In North America Via Indie Recordings – A band is an idea. It can exist as a vision in the architect’s mind, but is never complete. It is only when this vision reaches its audience, that it turns into something more and greater than the sum of its parts. [More]

DEIVOS: Fourth Album Nears Completion For 2015 Release Via Selfmadegod Records – Leading Polish death metal band, DEIVOS, is currently putting the final touches to their fourth full-length album, which will see release in early 2015 via Selfmadegod Records. [More]

WOLVHAMMER: Second Wave Of Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour Includes West Coast Dates With Black Cobra – Fresh off of the first wave of their Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour in support of their third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, WOLVHAMMER will embark on the next subdivision of the trek at the end of this month, with West Coast devastation planned. [More]

IDES OF GEMINI: Cryptic “Seer Of Circassia” Video Now Playing At Noisey; Old World New Wave Out Now Via Neurot RecordingsOld World New Wave is the latest long player from West Coast shadowy sound conjurors,IDES OF GEMINI. [More]

THE SHRINE: Japanese Tour Wrap-Up + “New” Tune Now Shredding The Airwaves Of Vice/Noisey; New 12″ Maxi Single Preorders Available – Having recently returned from their independently booked tour of Japan, Venice Beach, California-based skate-rock punk hellions and self-described “Destroyers of Rock n Roll,”THE SHRINE, were recently queried by the investigators of all things rad at Vice’s internet music channel, Noisey. [More]

XIBALBA Reveals Track Listing And Artwork For Tierra Y Libertad; Third Album Due In January Via Southern LordXIBALBA today reveals further details regarding their eagerly awaited third album, Tierra Y Libertad, set to be unleashed on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America through Southern Lord. [More]

DEAD IN THE MANGER: Insidious Black/Grind Entity Prepares To Lash Out With Debut Full-Length – 20 Buck Spin begins confirming the label’s massive 2015 release schedule with the announcement of Cessation, the anticipated upcoming debut full-length from mysterious entity, DEAD IN THE MANGER. [More]

BARING TEETH: New Full-Length From Avant/Tech Death Metal Architects Streaming In Full At Revolver Magazine; Live Abrasions Confirmed -  With the release of BARING TEETH’s blistering Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins full-length now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of the release in its entirety. [More]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Tech Death Behemoths To Kick Off US Tour With Cannabis Corpse And Mammoth Grinder – California technical death metal behemoths, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, will kick off a three-week bought of US live assaults next week supporting Richmond bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. [More]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Bass Play-Through Video From Italian Death Metal Unit Now Playing At Gear Gods + Cobra Verde Streaming In Its EntiretyCobre Verde is the latest long player from Italian death metal draftsmen, HIDEOUS DIVINITY. [More]

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

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

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

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces North American Live Incursion To Close Out The Year; Housecore Debut With Producer Philip H. Anselmo At The Helm Underway + Video Footage Posted

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Following crushing performances at this year’s editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, master sound manipulator/one-man industarial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, will bring his sonic decompositions know as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets again for a final round of live invasions to close out the year. Set to commence on December 3rd in San Diego, California, Shone will level the stages of ten venues, with the audio punishment coming to a ceremonial conclusion on December 13th in Boise, Idaho.

Shone is in the midst of recording the follow-up to AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s critically-adored Women & Children full-length, released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, is being tracked at famed Nodferatu’s Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo with the tour serving as a short breather between sessions.

Comments Shone, “There are four reasons to come check out this AUTHOR & PUNISHER tour. First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. Third, I will have the double LP of the 2010 Drone Machines album [out on Seventh Rule] on hand with me in the flesh with the machines themselves for the first time. Finally, in what has become a staple of an AUTHOR & PUNISHER show, Cutmod [Will Michaelsen] will be flashing his visual wares in full high count lumens as he has with me for the last two years.”

Check out AUTHOR & PUNISHER studio clips below.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
12/03/2014 Ths Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/04/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/05/2014 Lee Golde – San Luis Obispo, CA
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/09/2014 Tonic  Portland, OR
12/10/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
12/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/13/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID

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. This interaction involves a certain level of continuous intimacy with material and mechanical motion, where a bond is formed enabling an honest incorporation into a sound device and performance; the core of AUTHOR & PUNISHER.


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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Tech Death Behemoths To Kick Off US Tour With Cannabis Corpse And Mammoth Grinder

Friday, November 21st, 2014

California technical death metal behemoths, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, will kick off a three-week bought of US live assaults next week supporting Richmond bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. The tour will kick off in the Southeast, with the first show in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 28th, and whip counter-clockwise through the country across the Gulf Coast, up through California then eastward through the Midwest and back down the East Coast, coming to a halt in Richmond on December 20th. Additional support will come from Austin-based hardcore/death crossover outfit, Mammoth Grinder.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE will be touring in support of their A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement full-length, released this past Summer via Unique Leader Records. Tracked by Max Zigman (Son Of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement finds INANIMATE EXISTENCE elevating their signature, outlandish compositions to an entirely new level of profundity. A conceptual offering centered on Tibetan folk, each movement marvels at its own innovative density as intricate guitar structures coil seamlessly around complex rhythms and venomous vocal assaults as female vocal accents, clarinet, bass flute, harp, bongos and other nuances add to the record’s already confounding depth. No Clean Singing crowns, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, “…a fascinating effort, a true journey for your ears and mind that’s well worth experiencing again and again,” Last Rites notes, “INANIMATE EXISTENCE may very well take the crown as the one tech album worth listening to in a calendar year. It’s tighter than my old man’s wallet… and interesting enough to stand away from a field already crowded beyond breathing capacity,” while MetalSucks concurs, “A Never-Ending Cycle… fulfills the face-fuckery I forecast in January, with percussive endurance that grinds like jackhammers.” Adds Sputnik Music in a near perfect score, “A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement is meta in the sense that it recognizes the never-ending cyclical nature of genre stereotypes – bands that regurgitate and rehash the same material without the slightest incentive of breaking new ground – and INANIMATE EXISTENCE offer penance for their contemporaries; a public display of atonement in a brutal 45-minute package.”

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder:
11/28/2014 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/29/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/02/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
12/03/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
12/04/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
12/06/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/08/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
12/09/2014 Strummers – Fresno, CA
12/10/2014 The Metro – Oakland, CA
12/11/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/12/2014 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
12/14/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/17/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/18/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
12/19/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/20/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

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