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EYEHATEGOD Begins Northeast US Tour With Iron Reagan, Vektor + Strong Intention Tomorrow; Band Added To Obscene Extreme Festival

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Directly on the heels of EYEHATEGOD’s month-long US headlining tour with Ringworm and Enabler, the New Orleans destroyers are back on the road already this week. Set to begin their new headlining trek tomorrow, July 10th, kicking the shit off in Washington, DC, after which they’ll raid Providence, Albany, York, Hamden and Brooklyn in a jagged Northeast strike. On the six-city tour, EYEHATEGOD will be backed by Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention on all dates.

Additionally, EYEHATEGOD was just added to this year’s massive annual Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov-Battlefield, Czech Republic next week. The four-day melee runs from July 16th through 19th, with EYEHATEGOD now confirmed as one of the main acts on Friday, July 18th, that evening joining Possessed, Brutal Truth, Cattle Decapitation, Demonical, Nunslaughter, Vitamin X, Beheaded and tons of others.

Additional live actions from EYEHATEGOD will be announced in the coming weeks, preceding their upcoming performance at the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin this October.

7/10/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention [info]
7/11/2014 Simons 677 – Providence, RI w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention [info]
7/12/2014 Bogies – Albany, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention [info]
7/13/2014 Depot – York, PA w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention [info]
7/14/2014 Ballroom At Outer Space – Hamden, CT w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention [info]
7/15/2014 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention [info]
7/18/2014 Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov-Battlefield, CZ [info]
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s – Austin, TX [info]

EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their massive self-titled new studio offering — their first in nearly fifteen years  — which has reigned in extreme praise from fans and journalists everywhere. Eyehategod wad released on May 27th via Housecore Records. Get a piece of exactly what this already seminal, mandatory release in the band’s storied lineage is all about with their official video for “Medicine Noose,” playing at Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Orders for the album are available direct through Housecore Records HERE.

GUST: First Listen To Southern Lord Debut LP Now Available; European Tour Ongoing

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

As Southern Lord prepares to release the self-titled second LP from Swedish cutting-edge hardcore act, GUST, the first listen to the album is now available for public ingestion.

The incoming ten-track Gust LP explodes with lyrical angst and musical fury from the get-go, bombarding the listener with catchy riffs and spot-on political statements, making it instantly obvious that GUST is a force with which to be reckoned. The album’s seventh track, “Humility In Disguise,” features guest vocal contributions from Brad Boatright of From Ashes Rise and others who mastered the album at his Audiosiege bunker.

Listen to “Humility In Disguise” now via the Southern Lord Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.

Southern Lord will release Gust in North America on September 16th. Preorders for the album are currently available HERE.

GUST’s ongoing tour continues to rip across the European continent, having taken to the road across Europe two weeks ago. They’ll enter the UK for a run of shows this week before closing down in Germany on July 17th. Additional widespread tour dates are to be announced over the coming months.

GUST European Tour [remaining dates]:
7/09/2014 Attack – Zagreb, HR
7/10/2014 Point – Egna, IT
7/11/2014 ABS – Zurich, CH
7/12/2014 Schöner Wohnen – Cologne, DE
7/13/2014 Fitzherberts – Brighton, UK
7/14/2014 No Studio – Manchester, UK
7/15/2014 The Black Bull – Newcastle, UK
7/16/2014 The Unicorn – London, UK
7/17/2014 AJZ – Neubrandenburg, DE

Hailing from Trollhättan, Sweden, GUST skillfully combines pounding d-beat rhythms with a classic hardcore punk directness, and bring forth a maelstrom of metallic riffs, amalgamating into a brutal and arresting sonic assault fans of Cursed and Rise And Fall will swarm to. With one demo, one LP and four European tours already under their belt, and with a fifth tour running from June 24th through July 17th, GUST will release their brand new, self-titled album through Southern Lord Recordings this August. This second LP was self-recorded at Fvck Life Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Warcry, From Ashes Rise, Deathreat, Audiosiege Engineering), who supplies guest vocals to the album.

FATHER MURPHY: Avant Occult Duo Issues Tour Update; Collaboration With Illustrator/Animator Luca Dipierro Posted + Additional Live Ceremonies Announced

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Italian avant occult duo, FATHER MURPHY, has been infecting North America with their eccentric hymns of decadence. Comments the terrifying twosome earnestly of their journey thus far, “Over the last few weeks our hearts pumped and our blood run together with all of you who promoted, booked, played at and came our shows. To all of you who fed us, gave us a place to sleep and even simply shared a thought and a word with us, its been an honor and a privilege to feel part of a community. We never cared for [music] scenes, but it meant a lot to feel our heartbeats having the same tempo with some of the people around us.”

The band will continue to spread their cryptically evocative psychedelic soundscrapes to unsuspecting souls through July and August with additional rituals throughout the States to be announced in the coming weeks. Keep up with the band’s passage via twitter HERE.

7/09/2014 Live at Radio Valencia (8-10 am) – San Francisco, CA
7/11/2014 Late Friday Nights @ Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive – Berkeley, CA w/Gabriel Saloman
7/19/2014 House Of Milk And Honey – Sacramento, CA w/ Dead Western, Featherbeard
8/01/2014 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA, w/ Xiu Xiu, Circuit Des Yeux

FATHER MURPHY recently collaborated with experimental Italian illustrator and animator Luca Dipierro at his Paper Circus show held at Portland’s Clinton Street Theater. Dipierro’s short films, called “a perfect mix between creepy and charming” by The Huffington Post, are carnivalesque tales of acrobacy and death that draw from the traditions of Italian commedia dell’arte and Sicilian teatro dei pupi (marionette theatre). Sorrowful and comical at once, Dipierro’s animations tell stories of trees growing out of furniture, stranded Columbus-like explorers, puppet funerals, monkeys, prestidigitators, ghosts, and a woman birthing a fish.

Check out the trilogy of FATHER MURPHY clips as well as the haunting soundtrack to Dipierro’s visual madness BELOW.

A venture The Wire likened to “homemade Morricone and toytown Goblin,” FATHER MURPHY continues to tour in support of their Pain Is On Our Side Now EP, released via Aagoo Records earlier this year. A concept album that centers itself on imminent failure, Pain Is On Our Side Now boasts four chilling tracks of eroticism, decadence and emotional/physical decay, each playable on their own merit but with the additional option of synchronized playback for tracks one and three, or two and four, conjoining into two new sonic excursions Aquarius Records christened, “…woozy and ominous, dreamy and dense, a glorious deathlike dirge…”

Spawned near Venice and boasting three albums and a plethora of EPs and limited releases, the grim duo — Rev. Freddie Murphy (vocals, guitar) and Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, percussions) — has, over the years, shapeshifted into one of Italy’s most mysterious and enigmatic musical exports, part of the community that esteemed music critic, Simon Reynolds, dubbed the new “Italian occult psychedelia.” Evolving from twisted psychedelic pop into a far darker sonic exploration, FATHER MURPHY manifests foreboding songs that crawl and twist and hiss like that old biblical serpent; their off-kilter, traumatic creations not only earning the critical accolades of media both statside and abroad but winning over the adoration of Julian Cope, Carla Bozulich, Deerhoof, Michael Gira and so many others.

It’s only when you reach the bottom that you feel you can still dig…

“The oddball psychedelic chamber pop the Italian duo exhale will creep you out with drones, lullabies and anguished vocals all competing for front-runner spot in your next nightmare. Perfect.” – Terrorizer

“It’s dark, menacing and terrifying yet there is a sense of beauty and peace at the heart of the music… There is tranquility, fear, calm, movement… FATHER MURPHY have set the bar pretty high for experimental music, creating something that is both challenging and satisfying… a rare master stroke for a genre that is often glutted with over indulgent thirty-minute noise pieces with no real discernable voice or motif. Well done FATHER MURPHY, well done.” – Grave Concerns

“…a must listen. It’s very experimental, very random and very off putting. A weird & terrifyingly unique experience.” – Headbangorgtfo

“You’ve heard the phrase ‘uneasy listening?’ This is THAT. There is nothing cheery or comforting about FATHER MURPHY, but lordy, if you have a taste for dark, immersive, non-personality-based cine-music, this may be something to lose yourself in. Best recommended if you’re a LAPSED Catholic or ‘other’ in the religious column, though. If you’re still going to mass and taking communion, well, you’re liable to head straight for confession after hearing this stuff.” – Zacharymule

“Post-punk and gothic sounds are perfectly blended and when you add to this mix medieval elements and echoing terrifying vocals, the outcome is a mysterious music with a strong ritualistic character.” – Echoes And Dust

GOATWHORE Celebrates Record Release With A Special Meet And Greet At Grill ‘Em All; Constricting Rage Of The Merciless Out TODAY + Live Takeover Underway

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Louisiana metal miscreants, GOATWHORE, will celebrate the release of their mammoth Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length with a meet and greet next week at the world famous Grill ‘Em All brick and mortar restaurant in Alhambra, California! The event will commence at 7:00 pm on Wednesday July 16th. Fans will get to hang with the band, hear the record in full as well as purchase a copy if they haven’t already. Additionally, Grill ‘Em All will add to the unholy revelry with special Constricting Rage Of The Merciless fries – Hand cut fries smothered in creole gumbo with chicken, smoked sausage, and shrimp! Come hungry.

On the following day in San Francisco, GOATWHORE will kick off a near month-long stretch of live incursions as part of The Summer Slaughter tour alongside death metal legends Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Fallujah and more!

The band is currently slaying stages in support of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, out TODAY on Metal Blade Records. Heaving forth ten mutinous tracks of thick, unadulterated, subterranean metal, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic. Inarguably GOATWHORE’s most sonically consuming, meticulously executed manifestation of their catalog of chaos, the critical fuck yeahs from fans and media alike are literally flooding in. In an 8/10 score, Decibel Magazine crowns the record, “a blasphemous blast,” in a 9.5/10 rating, Dead Rhetoric christens it, “a masterful work of extreme metal,” while dubs Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “an instant classic,” awarding it a perfect 5/5. Elsewhere, Metal Injection names it, the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” Planet Mosh commends GOATWHORE’s seamless ability to fuse “everything from hyperspeed melodic black metal (reminiscent of underground guys like Noctuary), to thrash metal’s crunch, to death metal’s ‘kill first, ask questions later’ ethos,” furthering that, “polished, deliberate bayou evil permeates each well-crafted tune,” while Exclaim gushes in an 8/10 review, “GOATWHORE have always had the stench of brimstone about them, and their latest offering in no different, a vein of smoldering hatred for everything pure and good anchoring the record in a kind of ravenous decadence.” Killyourstereo agrees applauding, “an entirety evil and enticing record. The perfect use of vocal ranges from low and aggressive growls to higher notes further adds to the tone, while the dynamic changes and scattered guitar solos add some complexity.”

GOATWHORE [remaining dates]:
7/08/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/10/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/11/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
7/15/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
7/16/2014 Grill ‘Em All Meet And Greet – Alhambra, CA [info] *
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, Fallujah
7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
7/21/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit – Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater St. – Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes – Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom – Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
End Tour
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
*just added

Order GOATWHORE’s Constricting Rage Of The Merciless at THIS LOCATION where you can also check out the band’s delightfully infernal “FBS” lyric video.

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7th, 2014

SWASHBUCKLE: New Jersey Brigands To Raid New Waters With EP Through Get This Right Records – Following their previous two LPs, released through international juggernaut, Nuclear Blast, the brutal buccaneers in New Jersey’s, SWASHBUCKLE, are loading their grapples to raid the deck of Get This Right Records, the label now preparing to unload the newest motherload of pillaging shanties from the trio. [More…]

GOATWHORE Summer-Long Live Takeover Underway; Release Of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless Looms – New Orleans metal tyrants, GOATWHORE, have just kicked off a Summer’s worth of US live takeovers. [More…]

ENTRAILS Spews Forth “Breath Of Blood” Via Invisible Oranges; Swedish Death Metal Unit Prepares To Drop Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection – With the release of Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, the forthcoming mega compilation from Swedish death metal miscreants, ENTRAILS, quickly approaching, today the band spews forth the audio villainy of ninth track, “Breath Of Blood,” via Invisible Oranges. [More…]

WO FAT: Dallas Stoner Doom Peddlers Stream Instrumental Version Of The Conjuring Via The Obelisk – Today, the volume squad at The Obelisk is pleased to douse your Monday blues in riff-centric sanctity with the instrumental version of The Conjuring, the latest long player from Dallas stoner doom peddlers, WO FAT. [More…]

CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release A Skeletal Domain; New Track And Preorder Packages Now Available – American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain. [More…]

MUSK OX: Canadian Neofolk Ensemble Launches New Website; Woodfall Continues To Reap Critical Acclaim - Canadian neofolk ensemble, MUSK OX, are pleased to bring fans their new online home, located at THIS LOCATION. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN: Technical Death Metallers To Release Lugal Ki En; Artwork/Track Listing Revealed – Bay Area technical death metallers and self-proclaimed masters of “aliencore,” RINGS OF SATURN, will unleash their forthcoming new full-length this October via Unique Leader Records. [More…]

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: The New York Times Streams New Instrumental LP; Celestite 2014 West Coast Tour Begins Next Week – One week ahead of its looming release date next Tuesday, July 8th, international news resource, The New York Times, is hosting an exclusive worldwide listen to Celestite, the new instrumental LP from Olympia, Washington’s WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. [More…]

GHOUL To Revive We Came For The Dead!!! With Vinyl Manifestation – While the public is still reeling in the aftermath of the barrage of transmissions and recordings from ghastly Creepsylvanian specters, GHOUL, over recent months, the obfuscated thugs unrelentingly announce a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!!. [More…]

WOLVHAMMER: Stereogum Exclusively Streaming Clawing Into Black Sun – Stereogum is now hosting an exclusive stream of Midwestern metal cult, WOLVHAMMER’s third, monstrous full-length album, Clawing Into Black Sun, as the album nears release in just one week via Profound Lore Records. [More…]

GODHUNTER & SECRETS OF THE SKY Tour Documentation Posted; Further Details On Split LP Confirmed – Having just completed a co-headlining tour of the lower southwestern realms of America together, Oakland’s SECRETS OF THE SKY and Tucson’s GODHUNTER have released a post-tour account of their journey together, documenting some of the pros, cons, and random insanity two independent acts sometimes encounter on such a venture, via tour sponsor, American Aftermath. [More…]

YOB: Oregon Doomsmiths Post Second Clearing The Path To Ascend Video Teaser; US Tour Dates Announced – Oregon doomsmiths, YOB, will released their long-awaited full-length, the aptly titled Clearing The Path To Ascend, via Neurot Recordings this Fall. [More…]

SOS: Next Mosh Releases Single From Fifth Album By Lunatic NYC Punk Squad – As Queens-based revved-up punk/hardcore squad, SOS, prepares to release their fifth independent full-length album with Strength And Conditioning at the end of the month, the band’s NYC cohorts at Next Mosh have unloaded the first single from the record. [More…]

MARTYRDÖD: Title Track From Fifth Album Now Playing At Terrorizer – Sweden’s MARTYRDÖD will release their fifth album, Elddop late this month, and the title track is now playing at Terrorizer Magazine. [More…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Minister Of Propaganda, Seward Fairbury, MISSING!CORRECTIONS HOUSE minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, has turned up missing from his place of residence this week in California after an apparently violent confrontation within his home. [More…]

TWITCHING TONGUES To Release World War LIVE Album Through Closed Casket ActivitiesTWITCHING TONGUES and Closed Casket Activities are proud to announce the World War LIVE limited “live” LP/CD. [More…]

SECRET CUTTER: Independent Debut LP From Pennsylvania Trio Destroys Everything – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio, SECRET CUTTER, has independently released their debut full-length LP, Self Titled. [More…]

WOVENWAR Announces SoCal Record Release Shows In August! - WOVENWAR will be playing three record release shows in southern California in August at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Soma in San Diego, and The Roxy in Hollywood. [More…]

CONNOISSEUR: West Coast Stoner Violence Trio Unleashes Three New Burners Via Noisey – With the release of Stoner Justice, the debut EP from California chronic kings, CONNOISSEUR, less than a week away, Vice sound portal Noisey delivers three tasty tunes of toke-worthy goodness. [More…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: New Video From Technical Death Metal Squad Now Playing At Metal Injection – California technical death metal squad, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, are pleased to premiere the brand new video for “The Rune Of Destruction” from their recently released A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement full-length. [More…]

YAKUZA: Bonus Track From Way Of The Dead Reissue Streaming At Revolver – Today, Chicago experi-metallers, YAKUZA, hurls forth a mind-blowing cover of “Seraphic Light” from American jazz icon, John Coltrane. [More…]

BASTARD OF THE SKIES & GRIMPEN MIRE: Cvlt Nation Delivers New Tracks From Both Acts Featured On Split Album – Cvlt Nation today rolls out new tracks from two of the top-tier acts from within the UK’s underground doom/sludge/noise community: BASTARD OF THE SKIES and GRIMPEN MIRE. [More…]

Contact or 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.


CONNOISSEUR: West Coast Stoner Violence Trio Unleashes Three New Burners Via Noisey

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

With the release of Stoner Justice, the debut EP from California chronic kings, CONNOISSEUR, less than a week away, Vice sound portal Noisey delivers three tasty tunes of toke-worthy goodness.

Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” Smokeland, California-based CONNOISSEUR boasts a raging upbeat/d-beat barrage of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and disgustingly brutal cheeba-charged vocal exhalations that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze, all recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil).

Elaborates Noisey: “If you’re the sensitive type of stoner, the rhetoric in straight-edge hardcore may get to you sometimes. Shit, you could be trying to throw down in the pit but some jerk with a bunch of Xs all over his hands could be trying to drag down your night, telling you how you’re weak or whatever because you drink occasionally. Luckily, CONNOISSEUR from have a few new songs, or maybe that’s joints, to bring the mosh. We’ve got an exclusive preview with these three tracks that aren’t going to judge if you want to blaze up in the pit. These tracks slay, showing influences from bands like Earth Crisis and Dropdead in under two minutes. But in that two minutes, you’re going to burn down your office, light a blunt in the flames, hit it, and then beat down any survivors. 4/20 raze it.”

Get spliffy with “Pot Hole,” “The Camper,” and “No Dice” courtesy of Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

And if your baked ass missed it, check out “Circle Of Heads” still streaming at Revolver HERE.

Additionally, CONNOISSEUR will levy their bong-blazing brilliance on stages throughout the West Coast for a two-week blunt-a-thon later this month. Smoke up, Johnny.

CONNOISSEUR – Live Tokes 2014:
7/25/2014 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
7/26/2014 Ground Control – Reno, NV
7/29/2014 Basement Of Frustration – Chico, CA
7/30/2014 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA
7/31/2014 ESAP – Eugene, OR
8/01/2014 Megaton House – Portland, OR
8/02/2014 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/03/2014 Alf House – Vancouver, BC
8/04/2014 TBA – Kamloops, BC
8/05/2014 House Show TBA – Squamish, BC
8/06/2014 Third St. Pub – Bend, OR
8/08/2014 TBA – Pacoima, CA
8/09/2014 Rumpshaker Fest 2 – Los Angeles, CA
8/10/2014 C.A.F.E. Infoshop – Fresno, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil, Ghoul

The Stoner Justice EP will be available on cassette from your local dealer and via free download, from Tankcrimes on July 8th, 2014.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Minister Of Propaganda, Seward Fairbury, MISSING! Band Marches On To Roskilde Festival

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

CORRECTIONS HOUSE minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, has turned up missing from his place of residence this week in California after an apparently violent confrontation within his home. CORRECTIONS HOUSE member, Scott Kelly said, “The last time I had any contact with Seward was ten weeks ago; it’s not uncommon to not see him for weeks at a time, but he always keeps us in the loop with a postcard or a phone call  about once a month. We went by his trailer and it was completely trashed; it looked like there had been a serious disturbance. If you’ve ever met Seward, you know he’s mean as fuck and he isn’t gonna go anywhere he doesn’t want too. We’re reaching out through our connections and through Seward’s extensive family and trying to figure out what is going on.” The Lake Co. Sheriff’s office has issued a simple but ominous statement saying that the matter is under investigation but that they expect no cooperation from the Fairbury family, from his friends, or his neighbors in the the matter whatsoever.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE will soldier on without Fairbury, and continue to do work. They are releasing a live record due out this Fall entitled Writing History In Advance through War Crime Recordings, will continue to work on their next full length due out in early 2015 and will appear at the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark this Friday, July 4th. Additionally, the band will support Sleep for two nights in Chicago on August 28th and 29th at Thalia Hall.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE — the bastard sound manipulations of Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury — is a meeting of minds and ideologies that sees all four members incorporating their obvious individual talents and voices but simultaneously carving paths away from the sounds for which they are usually known. On most recent full-length,  Last City Zero released last year via Neurot Recordings, they traverse tectonic plate-shifting doom and the downcast gloom of Kelly’s usual ouevre into mutated industrial hissing and clanging EBM beats from Parker, squalls and drones of oblique saxophone from Lamont and Williams’ familiar phlegm-drenched fire-spitting ire and all points in-between.

“Featuring dark, depressing atmospheres and exceptionally negative, apocalyptic vibes, Last City Zero is brooding, raw and corrosive, as well as breathtakingly beautiful…” – Exclaim

MARTYRDÖD: Title Track From Fifth Album Now Playing At Terrorizer

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Sweden’s MARTYRDÖD will release their fifth album, Elddop late this month, and the title track is now playing at Terrorizer Magazine. “Elddop” is the ninth of the massive fourteen tracks of staggering new material the album bears. Southern Lord will release the CD/LP editions of Elddop in North America on July 22nd, with a special European version of the vinyl coming out on La Familia and D-beat Raw Punk. Directly after the album’s release, they’ll take on Europe on tour supporting Converge.

Listen to Elddop at Terrorizer RIGHT HERE:

MARTYRDÖD will be performing these new anthems live to European audiences from August 3rd through 14th providing direct support for Converge, the tour also joined by openers, Okkultokrati. Beginning with three shows across the UK, the eleven-city tour runs through Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and Italy, and includes sets at Ieper Fest, Brutal Assault, Magnolia Open Air and more.

MARTYRDÖD European Tour w/ Converge, Okkultokrati:
8/03/2014 La Maroquinerie - Paris, France
8/04/2014 Club Academy - Manchester, UK
8/05/2014 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
8/06/2014 Scala – London, UK
8/07/2014 Underground – Köln, Germany
8/08/2014 Ieper Fest – Ieper, Belgium
8/09/2014 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaromer, Czech Rep
8/10/2014 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2014 Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
8/12/2014 MC Pekarna – Maribor, Slovenia
8/13/2014 Magnolia Open Air – Milan, Italy
8/14/2014 Universum – Stuttgart, Germany

Additional tour actions and tunes from Elddop will be announced throughout the rest of the year. Preorders for the vinyl will be posted shortly; orders for the CD can be placed HERE.

The follow up-to the powerful declaration of political rage that was MARTYRDÖD’s 2012 LP, Paranoia, the band’s fifth album, Elddop, is the most emotionally intrusive record from the four-piece yet. Relentlessly forcing its way into the most obscure corners of the human mind, Elddop challenges the darkness by way of confronting it, and thus already pierces its way through the black, towards spiritual release. The daring fourteen-song record allows the band to elaborate on some of the musical themes and influences that have long characterized their sound. Securely placed in traditional Swedish hardcore punk such as Anti-Cimex, and featuring musicians additionally hailing from other bands including Agrimonia, Miasmal, Skitsystem and others, MARTYRDÖD stands on the shoulders of giants, seeing further, wanting more. Enchanting melodies and Bathory-esque folk music finds a perfect fit in war charged d-beat mayhem.öd

SOS: Next Mosh Releases Single From Fifth Album By Lunatic NYC Punk Squad

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

As Queens-based revved-up punk/hardcore squad, SOS, prepares to release their fifth independent full-length album with Strength And Conditioning at the end of the month, the band’s NYC cohorts at Next Mosh have unloaded the first single from the record. “Run It Down Into The Ground” is the third of the fourteen tracks on the unhinged Strength And Conditioning, executing an aggro, metallic punch, chugging under the layers of maniacal vocals in the track, which is an apt portrayal of how SOS falls between genre tags by simply doing their own thing in every way.

“Run It Down Into The Ground” at Next Mosh RIGHT HERE.

SOS will release Strength And Conditioning on July 29th, the band’s fifth full-length to be released via the their own 316 Productions. A nearly forty-eight minute excursion into rambunctiousness and barrier-free musical chaos, Strength And Conditioning was recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, the album closing a six-year gap between releases with more action-packed whacko hardcore mayhem than ever.

Notorious for playing free, all-ages and DIY gigs all over the city, including skateparks, city parks and even the massive NYC Marathon every year, SOS has several new shows planned including a free outdoor show at Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan on July 12th. On July 26th, SOS will join several other openers supporting Downset in Queens, which is also the record release show for Strength And Conditioning.

SOS Live:
7/12/2014 Tompkins Square Park – New York, NY w/ Yo! Scunt, Caught in a Trap, Eleventh Hour
7/26/2014 Blackthorn – Elmhurst, NY w/ Downset, Alekhine’s Gun, Driven Mad, Someonelse, 17 Gates, The Only Weapon

Expect more live and album updates in the coming weeks as Strength And Conditioning nears release.

GODHUNTER & SECRETS OF THE SKY Tour Documentation Posted; Further Details On Split LP Confirmed

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Having just completed a co-headlining tour of the lower southwestern realms of America together, Oakland’s SECRETS OF THE SKY and Tucson’s GODHUNTER have released a post-tour account of their journey together, documenting some of the pros, cons, and random insanity two independent acts sometimes encounter on such a venture, via tour sponsor, American Aftermath.

Examine the day-to-day text, including a SECRETS OF THE SKY and GODHUNTER band-to-band video interrogation, via American Aftermath HERE.

On the recent Southwest US trek, GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY were mongering the limited-to-100 copies, tour-only, cassette-edition of a new split release between both acts. On this combined effort, entitled Ghosts, both bands supply brand new material, showcasing even further experimentation into each of their respective crafts, with forty minutes of material, including a crushing new opus from each band, as well as a haunting, thematic accompaniment bearing the “Ghosts” theme. Through a joint effort between GODHUNTER’s Battleground Records and THE EARSPLIT COMPOUND’s label division, THE COMPOUND, Ghosts will see a more substantial release on September 9th through a deluxe LP version. In construction now is a 180-gram black/white vinyl swirl vinyl edition — limited to three-hundred copies, each including a digital download coupon — in addition to digital release via both bands.

Ultra-advance preorders for the GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY Ghosts split LP can be placed HERE.

A1. GODHUNTER “Pursuit Predator”
A2. GODHUNTER “Ghosts”

Following the official release of the Ghosts split, both SECRETS OF THE SKY and GODHUNTER will take part in Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. Conceived and organized by members of GODHUNTER and other local musicians and venues, the upcoming third incarnation of the fest sees the biggest lineup yet overtaking four days in Tucson, Arizona, and this year includes performances by Neurosis, Sunn O))), Goatsnake, Pelican, -16-, The Body, Baptists, Obliterations, Primitive Man and tons more.

Both bands are also performing regionally throughout the Summer months with new shows planned and more being devised. Additionally, both GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY are forging new recordings and releases for late 2014/early 2015 release.

7/11/2014 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Ghetto Blaster
7/25/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ w/ Castle
8/24/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Corrosion Of Conformity, Bl’ast, Brank Bjork Lord Dying

Audio from the Ghosts split LP and more will be released in the coming weeks.