The Compound Recs / Earsplit Distro Updates: GRIDFAILURE, CLASSHOLE, DIE CHOKING, Table At QXT’s Bizarre Bazaar This Weekend, And More

The Earsplit Compound’s DIY label faction, The Compound Recs., and mailorder sect, Earsplit Distro, have both been incredibly busy in recent months. Enclosed in this communique you’ll be informed on new label releases from DIE CHOKING, CLASSHOLE, GRIDFAILURE, and more, Read More …

LAE: Break The Clasp Deluxe 2xLP From Post-Hardcore Act With Steve Austin Of Today Is The Day Available; Live Video Of “Sexy Sadie” Playing At Heavy Blog Is Heavy

[photo by Yannick Grandmont] This week, Break The Clasp, the debut album from LAE — the Montreal-based psychedelic post-hardcore quintet fronted by Steve Austin of Today Is The Day — is finally available in its deluxe double-12” vinyl format via Read More …

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 Read More …

THE COMPOUND & EARSPLIT DISTRO Update: GODHUNTER And AMIGO THE DEVIL, LAE, WINO & CONNY OCHS & More

THE EARSPLIT COMPOUND continues to infiltrate the populous with quality non-mainstream music through its three subdivided branches of public propaganda — EARSPLIT PR, THE COMPOUND RECS, and EARSPLIT DISTRO — and here declares the latest actions on behalf of its Read More …

LAE: Debut Album By Montreal Psychedelic Post-Rock Troupe Featuring Steve Austin From Today Is The Day Streaming At The Quietus Break The Clasp Out Now Via The Compound/Battleground Records

The official debut recordings from Montreal-based LAE are out this week in the form of the collective’s Break The Clasp full-length — a monumentally dejected yet inspiring nearly hour-long psychedelic journey through thirteen dynamic movements — and the entire record Read More …

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – June 23, 2014

MOURNFUL CONGREGATION: Stereogum Streaming Concrescence Of The Sophia In Its Entirety; East Coast US Tour Dates Approaching – As Adelaide, South Australia-based funeral doom masters, MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, prepare to make their return to the United States for their first-ever East Read More …

THE COMPOUND: Label Update May 2014: New Releases From ENABLER, GODHUNTER, COP PROBLEM and DIE CHOKING Out Now

Since coming together in the fourth quarter of 2013, Earsplit’s label division, THE COMPOUND, has been slaving away with new releases from an array of incredible, hard-working artists within the American underground. Following our first release, with ENABLER’s Flies CDEP Read More …

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT Tucson-Based Extreme Music Fest Announces 2014 Lineup

The promoters of Tucson, Arizona’s SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event, unveiling an incredible listing of bands that takes this now annual extreme metal gathering up to an entirely new level. Read More …

GODHUNTER’s City Of Dust Out Today; Full Album Streaming At The Obelisk

GODHUNTER’s City Of Dust, the monolithic debut full-length release from these antagonistic protesters, is now officially out today. A cooperatively released album, City Of Dust is the second title for both Earsplit’s new label, The Compound, and Godhunter’s own Battleground Read More …

ENABLER And COP PROBLEM Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

Milwaukee’s morose hardcore/punk outfit, ENABLER, and Philly’s activism-driven hardcore d-beaters, COP PROBLEM, have both been added to the opening night of this year’s installment of the massive New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, with a regional run of live dates Read More …