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Earsplit PR: Roundup From The Compound – July 6th, 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

BLOW THE SCENE Hosts PAWS Benefit Show July 10th: Mother Brain, Gut Feeling, Grin And Bear It, Die Choking, Drones For Queens To Perform – Next week, Philadelphia-based underground music, arts and activism webzine, Blow The Scene, will host its annual benefit show for PAWS – the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society – with a wide array of artists set to perform and a wealth of other activities confirmed. [More...]

WATERTANK: Second LP From French Noisy Alternative/Post-Rock Quartet Out Now On Solar Flare Records And Streaming In Its EntiretyDestination Unknown, the sophomore album from French quartet, WATERTANK, is out today through Solar Flare Records and playing in its entirety. [More...]

DIE CHOKING: Debut LP From Philadelphia Hypergrind Trio To See Late Summer Release Via The Compound; New Tour Dates Confirmed – Philadelphia’s hypergrind violators, DIE CHOKING, will release their debut full-length LP, III, through The Compound Recs late this Summer, as the band begins their most rigorous tour schedule to date in the coming weeks. [More...]

HARMONIC CROSS: Debut LP From Experimental Collective Set For Magic Bullet Release; Track Streaming At No Clean Singing – Some dudes just can’t get enough of playing music together. Such is the case of Ryan Parrish, Graham Scala, and Brent Eyestone. [More...]

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH: Seattle Doom Merchants To Kick Off North American Live Incursion With Neurosis Next Month; Debut Listed Among NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far) – Seattle doom merchants, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, will bring their lumbering odes to stages throughout North America next month supporting Neurosis. [More...]

KHEMMIS: Absolution LP From Denver Doom Metal Quartet Streaming At Noisey; Album Out Next Week Via 20 Buck Spin + West Coast Tour Announced – Noisey is now streaming the entire mighty Absolution, the debut LP from Denver-based doom metal quartet, KHEMMIS, as the band prepares for its release via 20 Buck Spin next Tuesday, and announces their upcoming August West Coast tour dates. [More...]

WINDFAERER: Atmospheric Folkloric Black Metal Collective To Release Tenebrosum Full-Length This Fall; New Track Streaming At No Clean Singing – New Jersey’s own WINDFAERER forges a soundscape that entwines folkloric elegance with black metal ferocity. [More...]

MEATWOUND: Warning Shot From Debut LP By Florida Throbbing Hardcore Scuzz Outfit Fired Via Cvlt Nation; Addio Set For July Release Via Magic Bullet – Alert the media: Florida Man has finally started a band as reckless and completely fucked as the headlines we’ve all come to know, love, and fear. [More...]

DIABOLICUM: Third Album From Swedish Black/Industrial Act Streaming At Cvlt Nation; Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) Out Next Week Via Code666 – Italy’s Code666 is now just days from officially releasing Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows), the third full-length album from Swedish industrial black metal architects, DIABOLICUM, and another phase of the shock campaign surrounding its release comes to fruition today as Cvlt Nation unleashes an early stream of the entire opus. [More...]

ABYSS: Toronto Deathstormers Proclaim West Coast Anatomization Tour In Support Of Heretical Anatomy Debut LP – Toronto, Ontario-based death metal powerhouse, ABYSS, has declared war on the West Coast of North America, this week announcing the ten-city West Coast Anatomization tour, set to bridge the end of July through the first week of August. [More...]

ZEBRAS: Wisconsin-Based Scream-Laden Hardcore Crossover Hooligans To Release New Full-Length; Teaser Track Posted + Live Abrasions Scheduled – Wisconsin-based, scream-laden hardcore crossover hooligans, ZEBRAS – who features within their ranks members of Those Poor Bastards and Call Me Lightning (French Kiss/Revelation Records) – will release their brand new full-length next month via Secret Records. [More...]

CATTLE DECAPITATION Unveils New Track From Forthcoming Full-Length Via Revolver Magazine; Massive Summer Slaughter Contest Launched + Release Party Draws NearThe Anthropocene Extinction is the forthcoming new full-length from San Diego deathgrind icons, CATTLE DECAPITATION. [More...]

FELL TO LOW: Southern California Angular Post-Hardcore Act Streams Revelation Records-Bound Debut LP Via Noisey – Southern California’s FELL TO LOW is preparing to release their debut full-length LP, Low In The Dust, through Revelation Records, and the entire album has been leaked to the public early via a full stream at Noisey. [More...]

GODHUNTER Debuts Violent New Video For “Cassandra Complex” From Double-LP With Destroyer Of Light Via Cvlt Nation – As the massive split double-12″ album, GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville, grows closer to release at the end of July, GODHUNTER has just issued an official video hailing from their contribution to the record. [More...]

THE OXFORD COMA: Opening Track From Paris Is Mine Sophomore LP By Arizona Psyche Metal Trio Premiered At American Aftermath – The latest unclassifiable whirlwind of recorded auditory exploration from Phoenix, Arizona-based THE OXFORD COMA will hit this August with the outfit’s second LP, Paris Is Mine. [More...]

HOPE DRONE: Otherworldly Black Metal Conjurors Unveil Third Single Via Noisey; Cloak Of Ash To See Release Later This Month – As the release day of Cloak Of Ash, the latest long player from otherworldly black metal conjurors, HOPE DRONE, creeps closer to release, today Noisey hosts the haunting elegance of fourth movement, “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth.” [More...]

HELLBASTARD: New Bruiser From Long-Running UK Crust Metal Crossover Crew Streaming At Cvlt Nation; Band Announces Special Feral Contest – As the imminent release of Feral, the brand new full-length from long-running UK crust metal crossover crew, HELLBASTARD, draws ever closer, today Cvlt Nation sears the ears of the willing with a stream of second track, “Outsider Of The Year.” [More...]

ENABLER Premieres Title Track From Century Media-Bound Fail To Feel Safe LP Via MetalSucks – As ENABLER prepares to deliver their eagerly awaited third LP, Fail To Feel Safe, in just over a month, MetalSucks has exclusively premiered the title track to the conquering album. [More...]

REVOCATION Announces Headlining Tour With Support From Cannabis CorpseREVOCATION will hit the road this Fall on a North American headlining tour. Presented by Gear Gods and featuring support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast, the trek marks REVOCATION’s first headlining tour following the release of their latest album, Deathless. [More...]

IIVII: First Movement From Cosmic New Project Featuring A Storm Of Light’s Josh Graham Now Playing; Band Welcomes The Addition Of Will Lindsay + Incubate Fest Performance Confirmed – IIVII is the new solo project fabricated by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Josh Graham. [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:

ABSTRACTER – ABYSS – AEON – AKRIS – ALL OUT WAR – ARABROT – ARMORED SAINT – BAT – BATTLECROSS – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK BREATH – THE BODY – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – BURNT BOOKS – CANCER BATS – CATTLE DECAPITATION – CHILD BITE – CONNOISSEUR – DAWN OF AZAZEL – DEATH TO FALSE METAL FEST – DEATHWISH – DEMON LUNG – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – EARTH – EYEHATEGOD – FORCED ORDER – FORESEEN HKI – FULGORA – GHOLD – GHOUL – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – HOUSECORE HORROR FEST – IDES OF GEMINI – IN DEFENCE – INCANTATION – IRIS DIVINE – KHEMMIS – KING DIAMOND – KING GIANT – KING PARROT – KINGS DESTROY – LOCRIAN – MARUTA – MEATWOUND – MORGLBL – NEUROSIS – POWER TRIP – PRIMITIVE MAN – PRIMORDIAL – RABBITS – REVOCATION – SHADO WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST VOL. 4 – STOP BREATHING – SUNN O))) – SUPERJOINT – THE OXFORD COMA – THEORIES – TWITCHING TONGUES – WARBEAST – WHITECHAPEL – WINDFAERER – WISDOM IN CHAINS – XIBALBA – YOB – ZEBRAS

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ENABLER Premieres Title Track From Century Media-Bound Fail To Feel Safe LP Via MetalSucks

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

As ENABLER prepares to deliver their eagerly awaited third LP, Fail To Feel Safe, in just over a month, MetalSucks has exclusively premiered the title track to the conquering album.

Their first album for Century Media, with Fail To Feel Safe, ENABLER delivers an incredibly slick and dynamic record, furiously deploying thirteen brand new tracks in exactly forty-two minutes, as always, continuing along the same path of evolution which dates to their very first recordings, while retaining the core enraged and savage foundation of the tunes. Recorded at Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die) and producer Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud) — the team who also produced the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, All Hail The Void then mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering, the record was completed with cover art by Chris Smith, as with their 2014-released La Fin Absolue Du Monde sophomore LP.

ENABLER’s longtime supporters at MetalSucks have released a brand new single from Fail To Feel Safe, deploying the title track to the LP just days after the album showed up on an early Best Of 2015 So Far List. in a glowing write-up alongside the premiere the site offers that the track “features all the elements that made us fall in love with the trio in the first place. Specifically: lean n’ mean riffage; drums that roll and crash like tsunami waves; guitars that sound like a massive cloud of furious wasps; and Jeff Lohrber’s vitriolic vocals, which seem as though they were recorded immediately after the dude gargled on a cocktail of sulfuric acid and broken glass. ENABLER offer nothing less than all your greatest horrors in audio form.”

“Fail to Feel Safe” courtesy of ENABLER and MetalSucks now at THIS LOCATION.

Also view the recently released “By Demons Denied” lyric video HERE, and a studio report on the creation of Fail To Feel Safe HERE.

Century Media will officially issue Fail To Feel Safe on CD, both teal and black vinyl LP, and digital formats on August 7th. Preorders including exclusive merch bundles and more are now available RIGHT HERE. A limited By Demons Denied 7″, which includes two exclusive b-sides, “The Flame” and “Some Things Are Worth Living For,” is also available HERE.

Led by frontman, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, ENABLER stands as one of the most honest, pissed off, and heartfelt metallic hardcore bands around today. The band’s sound, which is a unique mixture of thrash, death metal, punk rock, and hardcore has made an impact all over the world since their debut EP, Eden Sank to Grief, was first released on Andy Hurley’s (Fall Out Boy, Racetraitor) FC Records in 2010. Two full-length albums, three EPs, and multiple split and compilation appearances have been released on various labels since then, including last year’s La Fin Absolue Du Monde, which appeared on many “Best of 2014″ lists.

Fail To Feel Safe Track Listing:
1. Suffer to Survive
2. Fail to Feel Safe
3. By Demons Denied
4. Euphoric Revenge
5. Isolation Sickness
6. Sinister Drifter
7. Sail the Sea of Fire
8. Haunted
9. Drownage
10. Demolition Praise
11. Malady
12. La Furia
13. Sabotage Within

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HELLBASTARD: New Bruiser From Long-Running UK Crust Metal Crossover Crew Streaming At Cvlt Nation; Band Announces Special Feral Contest

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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As the imminent release of Feral, the brand new full-length from long-running UK crust metal crossover crew, HELLBASTARD, draws ever closer, today Cvlt Nation sears the ears of the willing with a stream of second track, “Outsider Of The Year.”

HELLBASTARD’s Feral is unlike any other modern crossover album. This is primal, back-to-nature shit; a tsunami of raw emotion made sound that demands everything of the listener, no half measures. Not ever. You have to give yourself to the flow completely, or not at all, but the reward for such fearless trust in others is great indeed. An adrenaline shot of pure punk energy, for starters, all filtered through with some of thrash metal’s intricacies – but thankfully none of its overblown ego. And there is melody to be had here too, but you have to dig deep, claw through the wreckage and get your hands bloodied; subtle harmonies in the guitar interplays and peaceful interludes where you can rest a while between the harrowing heaviness of most of the material. Because honesty is always harrowing, isn’t it? And this is so honest, so utterly uncompromising in its pure existentialism, it will shake you to your core. As the album title suggests, this is a force of nature that refuses to be tamed, and will sweep everything before it asunder, rending it apart with its violent rhythmic contortions. A social hand grenade jammed in your teeth, literally blowing your skull apart with endless possibilities.

Issues guitarist/vocalist Scruff Lewty of “Outsider Of The Year,” “You know that feeling you get where you don’t like anything about what you experience? Where you’d rather be somewhere else? Like in the company of a beloved pet, like a cat or dog you love spending time with. Anything but the drone of the shitty experience you’re having? That’s what ‘Outsider…’ is about. The urge to escape the fools.”

Plan your exodus with “Outsider Of The Year” streaming at THIS LOCATION.

And if you were asleep at the wheel and missed it, check out the Feral track teaser along with the official video for the three-part “We Are Coven” video currently streaming at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

In celebration of its looming release, HELLBASTARD is hosting is special Feral contest. To win, HELLBASTARD devotees need only send the band the most “interesting” photo of themselves holding a copy of their Feral CD, set for official unveiling worldwide on July 17th 2015. Photos should be sent via the band’s official FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/hellbastardofficial. The winner will be announced on the page exactly one month after the official street release date. Mega prize pack includes:

- A signed guitar (matte black – typical HELLBASTARD fashion) used on several Feral tracks complete with carry case, spare set of strings, a tuner, a DVD of tutorials and basic methodologies of guitar playing.
-  Loads of records, some signed, some not, colored vinyl galore
- HELLBASTARD T-shirt
- Various HELLBASTARD CDs
- A DVD featuring full sets from HELLBASTARD and Panzerbastard filmed on the Bastards Over Europe 2011 tour.

A photo of the prize pack can be viewed below Good luck!

Formed in 1985 in the North East of England in the midst of Thatcherism, HELLBASTARD set out to play what they wanted to listen to themselves…. too “metal” for the punks and too “punk” for the metallers the band went on hiatus in 1992 before officially reuniting in 2008 and continue to bring a relevant lyric and sound to counteract against, mediocre sub-standard radio friendly, safety-rock.

Feral was tracked at the prestigious Hellfire Recording Studios (Slayer, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Napalm Death etc.) in Derbyshire, engineered, recorded, produced and mixed by Ajeet Gill (Warlock UK, Slab, I Am Colossus, etc) and includes guest appearances from Andy “A. Droid” Wiggins (ex Amebix) on “In Praise Of Bast – Feral,” Rob “The Baron” Miller (also ex-Amebix… indeed, the love of all things Amebix permeates every note and beat of this album) on “Wychcraft” and Andy Sneap (ex-Sabbat/Hell) on “And The Point Of Your Being Is….?”

Feral will be officially unleashed worldwide on July 17th 2015 on CD and digitally via PATAC Records with exclusive distribution by Independent Label Distribution. The first CD pressing will include a bonus track (not available on digital download or the upcoming 2016 vinyl edition) as well as an eight-page booklet and embossed digipack packaging.

“As ever, the legendary punk-thrashers, led by founder-member guitarist/vocalist Scruff, have poured into this album a massive amount of passion, sadness, anger and sincerity: the work sways from incandescent, bone-crushing, proper (and I mean proper – proper – proper!) thrash to heart-breaking, bleak ambience magnificence…” – 3rdEye.com


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HOPE DRONE: Otherworldly Black Metal Conjurors Unveil Third Single Via Noisey; Cloak Of Ash To See Release Later This Month

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

“A low note, it carries on the winds; To every riven channel’s depths; And to every quiet corner; Where history resonates…” – HOPE DRONE’s “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth”

As the release day of Cloak Of Ash, the latest long player from otherworldly black metal conjurors, HOPE DRONE, creeps closer to release, today Noisey hosts the haunting elegance of fourth movement, “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth.”

Captured by Christopher Brownbill (Idylls, Throes, Coffin Birth) at Wavelength Studios and Underground Audio in Brisbane, Australia, mixed by Brownbill and the band (also at Wavelength Studios), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, with Cloak Of Ash, the Australian unit manifests a sound of forlorn isolation and despair with each of its seven tracks fusing panicked, poignant atmospheres with the uncompromising heaviness of a thousand tidal waves. Reminiscent of the lush, lonely resonance of bands like Vattnet Viskar, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Altar Of Plagues, HOPE DRONE’s Cloak Of Ash is at once dynamic and textured; nihilistic and doomed yet there exists a calm within the chaos. The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
“The music is something that was created to lose yourself in and whatever comes out of that is a valid experience,” issues of the band on the cathartic elements of their latest offering. “A lot of reactions to our music refer to as nihilistic and honestly while it is bleak at times, there is a lot more going on and not excessive amounts of pure negativity.”

With the official unveiling of Cloak Of Ash now just three weeks away, today Noisey is streaming “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth,” for communal meditation noting, “It’s a very modern sound, and wholly unlike the usual blasphemous black/death that usually comes merauding out of the Antipodes. I could see these guys on tour with The Atlas Moth, or Tombs, or even Thou — and in 2015, that ain’t a bad place to be.”

Travel far beyond the realms of earthly reality and witness “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth” at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, “Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow,” is streaming now courtesy of Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION as well first single, “Every End Is Fated In Its Beginning,” currently available at YouTube HERE or SoundCloud HERE.

A name derived from a Godspeed You! Black Emperor song , HOPE DRONE was forged in 2011 and have since released one demo, From Mimas To Phoebe, in 2012, and their self-titled, Sanford Parker-mixed LP in 2013 which was called, “fresh, invigorating and captivating,” by Cvlt Nation, and, “possibly the most devastatingly nihilistic recording I’ve ever heard, both instrumentally and lyrically,” by AngryMetalGuy.

Cloak Of Ash will be available on CD, double LP and digitally via Relapse Records on July 24th, 2015. Physical preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION. For digital preorders, go HERE.

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THE OXFORD COMA: Opening Track From Paris Is Mine Sophomore LP By Arizona Psyche Metal Trio Premiered At American Aftermath

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The latest unclassifiable whirlwind of recorded auditory exploration from Phoenix, Arizona-based THE OXFORD COMA will hit this August with the outfit’s second LP, Paris Is Mine. American Aftermath has leaked the first single from the record with its opening track, “Canadian Questionmark.”

Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jalipaz at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Arizona, Paris Is Mine delivers forty minutes of THE OXFORD COMA‘s self-prescribed psychedelic anxiety rock. The ongoing self-corrosion of the experimentalist trio’s production style brings out new elements of their tantalizing madness, as Paris Is Mine is the first recorded output from the unit including two drummers, previously only a sporadically recurring theme of their live setup. The first single from Paris Is Mine is now available for public intoxication courtesy of an exclusive premiere of the album’s opening track, “Canadian Questionmark,” the mag offering, “When that ill-as-fuck band comes across your radar, you reach out a loving hand and thank your PR rep for thrusting something your way. I was recently introduced to THE OXFORD COMA and, damn. They are siiiick. Sludgy, filthy madness tucked into a nice, neat package. Wait, you don’t know THE OXFORD COMA? Well, welcome to Awesometown.”

Explore THE OXFORD COMA‘s varied barrage with “Canadian Questionmark” via American Aftermath RIGHT HERE.

Paris Is Mine will be independently released on August 11th, digitally, with a limited physical format to follow. Digital preorders are now available HERE.

THE OXFORD COMA is preparing an official video and more for release prior to the album, and has shows in Texas, California and a record release show in Arizona confirmed for the coming months, with waves of new tour dates in the planning stages.

THE OXFORD COMA Live:
7/04/2015 Sirius Rising Festival – El Paso, TX
7/11/2015 Bender’s Bar – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2015 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ *record release show w/ Antique Scream

From within the scorching Southwestern US, THE OXFORD COMA has steadily pumped out a hearty discography of independent releases since their 2011 inception. Powered and endorsed by Orange amps, and drawing from a wide array of influences from across the spectrum of forward-thinking rock artists, bridging the early days and modern times, comparisons to the improvisational prog rock circles of the 1960s and ‘70s to premier extreme acts of the past thirty years, the recorded output of this morphing act has drawn similarities to Tool to Primus, Radiohead to The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nirvana, Neurosis, King Crimson, Kyuss and many things in between. The band’s second full-length, Paris Is Mine, continues to show the band opting for rawer, live, more DIY productions with each release, and with this one, THE OXFORD COMA has harnessed a raw beast; their most corrosive and unreserved material to date. Bent on combining the weirdness and freshness of improvisation with the intensity and honesty of good metal and the lasting impact of innovative rock, the new album was created with minimal production, the vocals all in one take in order to preserve a natural feel.

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GODHUNTER Debuts Violent New Video For “Cassandra Complex” From Double-LP With Destroyer Of Light Via Cvlt Nation

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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As the massive split double-12” album, GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville, grows closer to release at the end of July, GODHUNTER has just issued an official video hailing from their contribution to the record.

GODHUNTER brings their nearly five-minute-long “Cassandra Complex” psalm to life through a new video for the track; its grim but groove-laden doom metal thunder delivered through an incredibly brutal barrage of footage capturing our violent society in action. Not meant to simply garner shock value for the sake of offending viewers, the video showcases this rampant bloodshed and disregard for our fellow man as a wake-up call to the burning world. Created by Frank Huang (Metal Injection’s Pit Full Of Shit), the completely NSFW new video sees release through Cvlt Nation for the first time. This is the world you live in; you’ve been warned.

Endure the brutality of GODHUNTER’s “Cassandra Complex” via Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

The lyric video for DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s “Electric Shadows” is also playing at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE, and the Endsville art installation trailer at Gear Gods HERE.

Endsville sees a joint release through GODHUNTER co-owned Battleground Records and DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s Heavy Friends Records on July 28th, a 180-gram gatefold 2xLP with each bands’ platter on a different color of vinyl; GODHUNTER’s on translucent green and DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s on translucent red. Preorders for the vinyl are live HERE and the digital HERE.

The day following the release of the album, GODHUNTER and DESTROYER OF LIGHT will embark on their massive Endsville tour together, which sees GODHUNTER touring the East Coast for the first time. The trek will also include performances from both bands at the Death To False Metal Festival in Hamden, Connecticut on August 14th and 15th with Whiplash, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter and more.

GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT Endsville 2015 Tour:
7/29/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot – El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO
8/03/2015 The Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2015 Liveweire – Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Fat Guy Fest – Kalamazoo, MI
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar – Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass – Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
8/14/2015 KoTo – Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery – Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement – Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar – New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX

GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville bears twenty minutes of new material and a cover track from each band. Tucson/Vancouver-based metallic doom/sludge bandits, GODHUNTER, captured the tunes for their platter at WaveLab Studios in Tucson by Dana Fehr (North, Juarez), the newest in a steady line of titles since their 2014-released debut LP, City Of Dust, including their GH/OST:S split LP with Secrets Of The Sky and The Outer Dark collaborative 7” with Amigo The Devil. The adjoining slab by Austin-based psychedelic doom outfit, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, follows the band’s 2012-released self-titled debut album and 2014’s Bizarre Tales Vol. II EP, recorded at Orb Recording Studios in Austin, engineered and mixed by Matt Meli. The entire album was then mastered by James Plotkin, and fitted with album artwork created from an incredibly complex sculpture art installation by Bestia Dentro and photography by Andrew Weiss.

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FELL TO LOW: Southern California Angular Post-Hardcore Act Streams Revelation Records-Bound Debut LP Via Noisey

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Southern California’s FELL TO LOW is preparing to release their debut full-length LP, Low In The Dust, through Revelation Records, and the entire album has been leaked to the public early via a full stream at Noisey.

FELL TO LOW was formed in 2009 in the sleepy town of Ojai, California, slowly honing their sound, creating angular ‘90s indie rock that takes cues from bands like Unwound, June Of 44 and Slint. Following the release of two successful 10” EPs and two 7” releases, Low In The Dust is the band’s debut full-length, and is a perfectly crafted record: every guitar note, every drum hit, every vocal howl has been painstakingly thought out and performed. Side A features four tracks that are at times heavy and technical, bringing to mind the more raucous moments of Drive Like Jehu with Side B featuring two tracks clocking in at over fourteen minutes each with a minimalist repetition made familiar by bands like Shellac. The record was mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac at Chicago Mastering to give it the perfect balance of cleanliness and grit, and is a testament to a band not willing to sacrifice quality over quantity in their output.

Noisey has launched FELL TO LOW’s new LP into the airwaves early with an exclusive stream of the entire album. “Their new record Low In The Dust is a six track burner that shows everything the band is capable of,” offers the adjoining write-up of the record, continuing, “Each song progresses on its own, but the entire record itself provides a sonic narrative that will crush and excite you.”

FELL TO LOW’s entire Low In The Dust LP is now playing at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Revelation Records will release Low In The Dust on July 24th. Preorders for the album on black and colored wax and including merch bundles are live at RevHQ now at THIS LOCATION.

FELL TO LOW has confirmed an intense West Coast tour of the US and Canada to begin less than a week following the release of Low In The Dust, with the final venue details to be announced in the coming days.

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Unveils New Track From Forthcoming Full-Length Via Revolver Magazine; Massive Summer Slaughter Contest Launched + Release Party Draws Near

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
The Anthropocene Extinction is the forthcoming new full-length from San Diego deathgrind icons, CATTLE DECAPITATION. Set for world wide release August 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records, the followup to 2012’s critically lauded Monolith Of Inhumanity was again captured by producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and includes guest appearances from the legendary Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch.

Thematically, with The Anthropocene Extinction we are transported forward to man’s last gasps, reminiscent of what is currently going on with the Laysan Albatrosses on the island of Midway Atoll. The birds and aquatic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean are mistaking the vast amounts of man-made plastic items for food, ingesting it and are dying in large numbers, rotting where they fall and exposing to the world what is happening to the ecosystems of the earth’s oceans – the most unknown and unexplored part of our planet. The breakdown of the earth’s ecosystems has begun long ago due to human interaction as well as the domino effect that will surely seal the fate for our species: The Anthropocene Extinction.

As a precursor to its release, today Revolver Magazine is offering up seventh track and second single, “Mammals In Babylon,” for communal appreciation. Offers guitarist Josh Elmore,

“‘Mammals In Babylon’ was one of the earliest songs written for the new album. At that time we had completed several other tunes that fell more on the epic side of our writing style. As a foil to that strategy, ‘Mammals’ came about based upon a desire to concoct a no-BS, straight-forward ripper. Blending a brutal death metal assault with groovier passages that leads into a bleak, yet triumphant chorus, ’Mammals’ has a pounding quality that gives way to a buzz-sawing completion. All the while [vocalist] Travis’ [Ryan] lyrics frame humanity’s infancy in paradise and our evolution to ‘maturity’ which now finds us dwelling in a wasteland of our own creation. We invite you to take a listen to the next track from The Anthropocene Extinction.”

Witness “Mammals In Babylon,” courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.

Coinciding with The Anthropocene Extinction’s official unveiling, CATTLE DECAPITATION will appear on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour with Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Obscura and more. Slated to commence on July 28th in Denver, the trek will run through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close August 24th in Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the Summer Slaughter Tour, the band is very pleased to announce a special Halfway To Slaughter contest! It’s easy to enter. Simply go to the Summer Slaughter Tour’s FaceBook page and share the streaming single post to enter: https://www.facebook.com/SummerSlaughterTour. One random fan on FaceBook will be selected on July 6thto win prizes courtesy of Indie Merch and Metal Blade Records. The mega prize pack will include:

- The Anthropocene Extinction T-shirt
- 30″ x 60″ full-color custom album art beach towel
- Aluminum water bottle with gold band logo print
- 4′ x 2′ full-color album art tapestry
- 4-count button pack with custom hangcard
- 5″ square full-color album art sticker
- 5″ embroidered patch with gold band logo
- Cassette copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
- CD copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
- Double LP copy of The Anthropocene Extinction

Prize package is expected to ship around August 3rd, 2015. Prize pack details and image are available at http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/item/33188.

Prior to their Summer Slaughter run, CATTLE DECAPITATION will appear at the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on July 11th to perform a special album release party. Joining CATTLE DECAPITATION for the occasion will be Author & Punisher, Noctuary, and Mortuus Terror. Those in attendance will have a chance to win some killer prizes courtesy of Metal Blade Records. There will also be a hosted bar by Sailor Jerry from 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Get in early, grab some drinks and pick up a ticket for a chance to win some awesome swag! If you’re a local or just in town for the infamous San Diego Comic-Con, make your way down to the Brick By Brick – just a short ride away from the SD Convention Center! Tickets are available for purchase HERE. Additional headlining shows prior to and throughout the Summer Slaughter excursion will be announced in the coming weeks. See confirmed tour listing below.

CATTLE DECAPITATION:
7/10/2015 Bay Area Deathfest – Oakland, CA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show [info]
7/11/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show
7/18/2015 Armstrong Metalfest – Armstrong, BC * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show
The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, …After The Burial, Beyond Creation:
7/28/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
7/30/2015 Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
7/31/2015 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
8/01/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
8/02/2015 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/03/2015 The Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
8/04/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/05/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
8/06/2015 Club 77 – Hamilton, ON
8/07/2015 Heavy MTL* – Montreal, QC
8/08/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/09/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/10/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/12/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13/2015 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/14/2015 Gwar-B-Q Fest – Richmond, VA
8/15/2015 The International  – Knoxville, TN
8/16/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation [info]
8/17/2015 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
8/18/2015 Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
8/19/2015 Tricky Fall’s – El Paso, TX * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/20/2015 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
8/21/2015 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
8/22/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
8/23/2015 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
8/24/2015 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
More Dates Coming Soon!

The Anthropocene Extinction will be released August 7th, 2015. For preorder bundles as well as a sample of first single, “Manufactured Extinct,” visit metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.


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ABYSS: Toronto Deathstormers Proclaim West Coast Anatomization Tour In Support Of Heretical Anatomy Debut LP

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario-based death metal powerhouse, ABYSS, has declared war on the West Coast of North America, this week announcing the ten-city West Coast Anatomization tour, set to bridge the end of July through the first week of August.

Following the release of their Heretical Anatomy debut LP through 20 Buck Spin in April, critical acclaim on ABYSS’s abusive death metal reigned in from around the smoldering globe, praising the band’s ability to craft the genre’s classic stylings into a modernized delivery without impeding on the legitimacy of the founding source material. North American crust metal tones attribute themselves to a thunderous bed of Scandinavian-inspired death worship in a flawlessly executed slab of primal metallic output.

Throughout  the impact of Heretical Anatomy, ABYSS has performed regionally, including supporting the almighty Bolt Thrower, but has yet to tackle a mass accumulation of human civilizations in support of the record, until now, with the proclamation of their first full West Coast North American tour. Beginning Thursday, July 30th, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the horde will then cross into the US to stampede down the coastline, storming Olympia, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Jose and Oakland before the tour expires in San Francisco on August 8th. The first three US shows will see ABYSS playing alongside labelmates Bone Sickness.

ABYSS West Coast Anatomization Tour:
7/30/2015 Black Lab – Vancouver, BC
7/31/2015 Obsidian - Olympia, WA w/ Bone Sickness
8/01/2015 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Bone Sickness
8/02/2015 High Water Mark – Portland, OR w/ Bone Sickness
8/03/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
8/04/2015 Star Lanes – Los Angeles, CA
8/05/2015 Babylon – Bakersfield, CA
8/06/2015 TBA – San Jose, CA w/ Ask A Cop
8/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA
8/08/2015 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA

Recorded and engineered by Chris Hegge at Audiolab, Toronto Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust adds his touch to the production of Heretical Anatomy, mixing and mastering ABYSS’s malformed death metal and the horror of its Lovecraftian persona. A record which has devotees of Napalm Death, Exhumed, Repulsion, Impaled, Noisem, Terrorizer, Carcass, Axis Of Advance, and 20 Buck Spin labelmates, Mammoth Grinder and Bone Sickness, circling like vultures, Heretical Anatomy unloads the frenzied blasting of early American and UK death metal and grindcore, before a distinct separation between the two existed. Decibel Magazine offers, “This says it all: eight songs, twenty minutes. No atmospheric or spooky dirges overstaying their welcome. There isn’t even enough time to cough the crypt dust out of your lungs before the next track claws the silence between songs to shreds.” Another single hit early via Steel For Brains, the adjoining review including, “Death metal needs to be fucked up and unforgiving in its execution, and it’s abundantly clear that the Toronto-based ABYSS have that concept at the appropriately gnarled and mutilated heart of their music,” and Metal Insider agreed, issuing in a champion review of the album, “To say this is a nasty record is an understatement. This album is a dump truck full of dynamite, with the brakes cleanly cut and careening downhill at a nuclear reactor. It’s a fantastically horrific affair and completely unrelenting from note one to the final crashing down of it all. If they handed out awards for longest sustained moment of mosh pit inducing sounds this album would walk away the winner hands down.”

ABYSS’ Heretical Anatomy can be streamed in its entirety via Soundcloud HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Orders for the vinyl version of Heretical Anatomy can be placed HERE and the digital HERE. All LP orders placed directly through 20 Buck Spin include a download coupon.

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DIABOLICUM: Third Album From Swedish Black/Industrial Act Streaming At Cvlt Nation; Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) Out Next Week Via Code666

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Italy’s Code666 is now just days from officially releasing Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows), the third full-length album from Swedish industrial black metal architects, DIABOLICUM, and another phase of the shock campaign surrounding its release comes to fruition today as Cvlt Nation unleashes an early stream of the entire opus.

Standing among the prime instigators of the industrial black metal scene, DIABOLICUM boasts a storied lineage of personnel/directional shifts, and an impressive discography with prior albums on Napalm Records and Code666 in addition to split releases with Watain and Angst. Now featuring the ill-omened vocal tidings of Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, the band’s third album, Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows), ends a fourteen-year hiatus in releases from this outfit. With nine traumatic hymns of disease, distress and psychological torment, the new record documents a torrent of plagues mirroring the world in which we dwell, including guest contributions from Malfeitor Fabban (Aborym) and Vargher (Naglfar, Bewitched, Ancient Wisdom), and artwork by Maxime Taccardi. Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) is unapologetic, anguished and unspeakably devouring.

The scourge of DIABOLICUM’s dread-inducing Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) is thriving at Cvlt Nation now at THIS LOCATION.

Metal Underground crowns the release, “Precision destruction delivered straight to your ear drums… This is some truly relentless industrial black metal fourteen years in the making,” while The Metal Observer notes, “DIABOLICUM specializes in heavily industrial-laced black metal that has a tangible sense of misanthropy dripping from every lyric and icy riff. It’s dark and belligerent as black metal should be and, like… Mysticum, they clearly know how to mesh metal and industrial in a way that preserves and highlights the best elements of both (sub)genres,” furthering, “I couldn’t help but marvel at the almost arrogantly confident manner in which they kick down the door on barb-wired monsters like ‘Void Of Astaroth’ and ‘Genocide Bliss,’ while also not forgetting that the thrill is as much in the chase as it is in the kill by getting all pensive and dirge-y on us with ‘Silent Spring’ and ‘One Man’s War.’” Dead Rhetoric concurs, “The band’s third full-length… wrangles the mechanical, militaristic tone of war metal, and merges it with the diabolic fury of primitive black metal. In so many words, they’re like a less outlandish Aboyrm or Tidfall, or for even modern reference, Kommandant.” Terrarelicta issues, “The music is pretty much my definition of a perfect black metal track, with its tremolo picking, fast paced guitars and ultra-fast blast beats… dark and atmospheric, it has a slight Shining vibe at some parts, mainly because of Kvarforth’s vocals,” while Echoes And Dust hails, “The vocalist on this band sounds absolutely primed for war. The songwriting is stellar…” Adds No Clean Singing eloquently of first single, “Salvation Through Vengeance,” “The song erupts like a black metal cyclone dropping without warning from storm clouds overhead. A vocal sample then provides a bridge to a more industrialized, keyboard-driven segment, which is then overtaken by that wild, transfixing guitar solo as the song ramps up again into a whirlwind of knives and blood. It’s a terrorizing adrenaline trigger that leaves us salivating for the rest of the album.”

DIABOLICUM’s Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) will be available via Italy’s Code666 in special digipack CD format as well as a limited edition, double gatefold LP and deluxe limited leather box on July 7th, 2015 via Code666. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

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