EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – January 20, 2014

Metal Alliance 2014 To Level New England Metal & Hardcore Fest! [more…]

BLOODLET: Seminal Entheogen LP & Unearthed Embrace Demo Set For February Release – Directly following the initial confirmation of the band’s reformation for the Bash, A389 also announced the upcoming release of two recordings from BLOODLET, both of which are now locked for release on February 7th. Their inventive, ominous style of swamp-born metalcore is relived once again on the recently unearthed and 1994 demo track, “Embrace,” recorded alongside the band’s archetypal “Shell” and “Cheribum” tracks, yet was never released. [more…]

WARFATHER: Invisible Oranges Unleashes Track From Impending Debut WARFATHER, the apocalyptic death metal mercenary outfit formed and fronted by ex-Morbid Angel devastator Steve Tucker, is preparing to release their Orchestrating The Apocalypse debut set to inundate North and South America on January 21st and in Europe on February 24th via Greyhaze Records. [more…]

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver Blackened Sludge Squad Announces March Tour Plans; SXSW Takeover Imminent – Denver blackened sludge squad, PRIMITIVE MAN, are plotting another round of roadside takeovers. Set to begin March 5th in Lawrence, Kansas, the band will drag their audio antagonism through a dozen cities, including several appearances at this year’s edition of SXSW. [more…]

ENCOFFINATION: U.S. Death Duo Completes Recording Of Third LP For Selfmadegod Records – Following a three-year gap since their 2011-released O’ Hell, Shine in Thy Whited Sepulchres LP, American death/doom duo, ENCOFFINATION, confirm the next chapter in their discography, finalizing their third full-length opus for arrival in mid-2014. [more…]

RINGS OF SATURN: Extreme Technical Deathcore Band Parts Ways With Drummer; New Record Underway – Bay Area technical deathcore band, RINGS OF SATURN, recently parted ways with drummer Jesse Beahler. Despite the setback, the band has tapped Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator drummer Aaron Kitcher to play on their upcoming new full-length. [more…]

STUNTMAN: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Streaming Third LP From French Hardcore-Noise Quartet – France’s damage-dealers, Solar Flare Records, today dispatch Incorporate The Excess, the third LP from their country mates, hardcore/grind terrorists, STUNTMAN. The band’s rampant, noise-soaked, aggression is heavily reminiscent of turn-of-the-century pioneers Botch, Keelhaul, Deadguy, Unsane and Knut with a blistering grindcore delivery, amplified to the extreme on Incorporate The Excess, the nearly half-hour face-waster recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at Studio La Senelle and mastered by Nick Zampiello and Rob Gonella at New Alliance East. [more…]

OBLITERATIONS: LA Punk Henchmen Ink Deal With Southern Lord In Blood – Southern Lord is proud to announce the newest addition to the label’s expansive roster in 2014: California punk henchmen, OBLITERATIONS. [more…]

INTEGRITY: Iconic 1990s Lineup Reveals First New Hymn In Two Decades At Decibel – “7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch” is a contemptible, ominous movement, one which recalls the brooding, religious overtones and occult persuasion which set this lineup of the INTEGRITY clan apart from countless legions of bands preaching of veganism, straightedge lifestyles and supporting the hardcore scene in the early-mid ’90s. The first track to be recorded by the same lineup that brought forth the mega classic Systems Overload LP two decades ago – vocalist Dwid Hellion, guitarists Chris Smith and Aaron Melnick, bassist Leon Melnick and drummer Mark Konopka – now brings their slow, searing scorn forth with the more than three-and-a-half minute mid-paced song “7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch,” boiling with the echoing, melodic leads and massive solos and trademark divebomb guitar tactics one would have expected to hear from these five souls in the mid-1990s. The track was recorded by current INTEGRITY guitarist Robert Orr and mastered at Audiosiege. [more…]

INDIAN: From All Purity Now Playing At Pitchfork – In celebration of its impending release next Tuesday, today the gatekeepers at Pitchfork are streaming From All Purity, the forthcoming new full-length from Chicago blackened doom misanthropes, INDIAN, from beginning to bitter end. [more…]

THE SOCKS: French Psychedelic Fuzz Rockers To Release Debut Full-Length Via Small Stone; New Video Now Playing – French psychedelic fuzz rockers, THE SOCKS, recently joined the Small Stone Recordings family for the release of their self-titled debut full-length! Slated to drop this Spring, The Socks was recorded and mixed by Raphaël Cartellier at Studio Cartellier, France, mastered by Christopher Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and features nine tracks of road-tripping goodness where thick, glassy-eyed, jams swell into kaleidoscopic riff torrents, gristly vocal serenades and magnetic grooves. [more…]

SOREPTION: New Track From Swedish Technical Death Metal Horde Streaming At Decibel; Preorders Available – Swedish technical death metal horde, SOREPTION, today spews forth the title track off their impending new full-length! Titled Engineering The Void, the eight track long player is a flawlessly executed exercise in methodical malevolence offering up a wholly sophisticated, multi-textured barrage of surgically accurate Meshuggian riff sequences, obscure time signatures, head-jarring rhythms, and intervals of orchestral enormity all backed by the calloused growls of lead throat Fredrik Söderberg. [more…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Last Minute California Takeover – Following the unfortunate cancellation of the Australian leg of their 25 Years Of Dysfunctional Family Abuse Tour, New Orleans road hounds, EYEHATEGOD, will take over California with seven recently booked matinee and evening assaults throughout San Diego, Santa Ana, Ventura and Los Angeles. Now christened the Undermining Society’s Rules Since 1988 West Coast Tour, the late additions serve as a precursor to the band’s already announced live attacks on Reno, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Denver next week. [more…]

SHIN TO SHIN: Lambgoat Transmits Title Track To Debut LP By Ex-Integrity/In Cold Blood Guitarist – A389 Recordings this week confirms the pending release of the debut LP from SHIN TO SHIN, the somewhat obscure side project of guitarist Aaron Melnick. [more…]

GODHUNTER: First Single From Debut Album Sets Decibel Ablaze – As City Of Dust, the debut full-length release from disobedient, desert-based sludge faction, GODHUNTER, is now just a month from release, Decibel Magazine unloads the album’s first single which exposes some of the intense political views of the band. [more…]

ALTERBEAST: Technical Death Metal Militia To Release Debut Full-Length Via Unique Leader This March; New Track Posted – Sacramento technical death metal militia, ALTERBEAST, is pleased to unleash their full-length debut via Unique Leader this Spring! Titled Immortal, the eight track monster offering was meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013. With guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn, Plague Window et al) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the release, Immortal promises to deliver some of the most dynamic, instrumentally adept and plainly crushing material of the year. [more…]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Chicagoan Blackened Death Thrash Instigators Confirm US Tour – Chicagoan blackened death thrash instigators, IMMORTAL BIRD, will be skinning the ears of the weak on a ten-city assault of US dates. The Akrasia In The East Tour 2014 will begin February 28th in Columbus, Ohio and sack various municipalities throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut before coming to a ceremonial close in Cleveland, Ohio on March 9th. The band will be touring in support of their scathing Akrasia EP, released late last year via .Closed Casket Recordings. [more…]

SONS OF TONATIUH: Atlanta Sludge Goliaths To Take Japan Next Month – Atlanta sludge goliaths, SONS OF TONATIUH, kick off another road riot tonight. Set to commence on their home turf at Club 529, the four upcoming domestic shows serve as a precursor to the band’s nine-date Japanese takeover next month where the band will drench six unsuspecting cities in their acerbic bottom-end sound implosions. [more…]

SKELETONWITCH To Release Limited Edition Serpents Unleashed LP – Proceeds To Aid Animal Shelters In Band’s Home State; Tour With Amon Amarth Underway – SKELETONWITCH will release a limited, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2013 release, Serpents Unleashed, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to two animal shelters in the band’s home state of Ohio – The Athens County Humane Society and Columbus’ Pets Without Parents. The members of Ohio’s most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region. [more…]

DISCHARGE: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing – The CVLT Nation Sessions Covers Compilation – CVLT Nation is proud to present the first covers compilation in a series dubbed The CVLT Nation Sessions with DISCHARGE‘s seminal album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing. The digital release is available today, Thursday, January 16th, 2014, via CVLTNation.com for exclusive streaming and free download. [more…]

STONEBURNER: Portland Sludge Bringers Announce US Tour Dates – Portland sludge bringers and recent Neurot family additions, STONEBURNER, will bring their audio punishment to the stage later this month with three West Coast sessions of debauchery. Set to commence January 24th in Oakland, the band – guitarists Elijah Boland and Jason Depew, bassist/vocalist Damon Kelly and drummer/vocalist Jesse McKinnon – will rupture pavement alongside fellow amplifier abusers Eyehategod, Weedeater, Graves At Sea and more. STONEBURNER‘s short run of live abrasions serves as a precursor to the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Life Drawing, slated for release via Neurot Recordings later this Spring. [more…]

THE WOUNDED KINGS: New Hymn Now Playing At Vice/Noisey – With its release just a little more than a month away, today the sound peddlers at Vice/Noisey thrust forth “Consolamentum,” from English progressive doom cultists, THE WOUNDED KINGS. [more…]

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