EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – December 22, 2014

MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD: New Orleans Instrumental Riff Conjurors Announce January Tour Dates With High On Fire – New Orleans instrumental riff conjurors, MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – who feature within their ranks members of EyeHateGod, Classhole and Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight – will kick off the new year with short run of live rituals supporting amplification kings, High On Fire. Set to commence in Birmingham, MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD will levy their smoky, bottom-heavy jams upon the ears of West Columbia, Richmond, Brooklyn, Hartford, Portland, Poughkeepsie and Providence with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come. [MORE…]

Indie Recordings To Unleash Christmas Carnage 2014 Sampler – Just in time for the holidays, Scandinavian hard rock/heavy metal powerhouse, Indie Recordings, looks back on a delightfully debaucherous 2014 with the Christmas Carnage 2014 sampler. [MORE…]

THE DRIP Releases Video From Relapse Debut Via Metal Injection; Band Confirms Dates With Enabler & Call Of The Void – THE DRIP has just released their first official video through Metal Injection, the violent visuals crafted for “Siren,” which hails from the band’s grinding Relapse debut, A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics. Directed by Owen Mansfield, the “Siren” video was filmed during one of the band’s regional live attacks earlier this year in support of the vicious EP’s release in April, taking the viewer inside a hometown mutiny at Rays Golden Lion in Richland, Washington back in April. [MORE…]

SARPANITUM: Atmospheric Blackened Death Metal Unit To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album Via Willowtip Records This February; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Once Birmingham UK-based now internationally-located atmospheric blackened death metal unit, SARPANITUM, who feature within their consuming ranks current and former members of Mithras, Lantlos and Tenebrous Aeon, will release their long awaited, second full-length and first for forward-thinking extreme metal perpetrators, Willowtip Records, this February. [MORE…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Forced To Postpone Final Dates Of December US Tour Dates – Due to vocalist Mike IX Williams’ exhaustive touring and recording schedule these past years, a doctor’s strict orders for rest, vitamins and general physical recovery has been prescribed, and it is with deep regret that CORRECTIONS HOUSE has postponed the last few remaining dates of the Writing History In Advance US tour. [MORE…]

COWARDS: Parisian Heathens Streaming Entire Second LP Via American Aftermath; Preorders For Rise To Infamy Released – American Aftermath is now streaming Rise To Infamy, the entire second LP from Paris-based COWARDS, a massive month-and-a-half ahead of its physical street date in early February. [MORE…]

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Collective To Release New Full-Length This February Via Metal Blade Records – Finland’s favorite folk metal collective and recent Metal Blade signees, ENSIFERUM, will unleash their sixth studio album this Winter. Titled One Man Army, the predominantly analog-recorded offering was tracked between September and November of this year with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. [MORE…]

EXHUMED: Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015 To Be Released This February; Massive North American Tour With Napalm Death + Voivod Announced – Originally released in 1998, EXHUMED‘s now-classic debut full-length, Gore Metal, was a boundary defying offering of filth-ridden, grinding, over-the-top death-metal. Unrepentantly fast, furious and maniacal, Gore Metal gleamed with a delightful audio repugnance bedecked in blazing riff infiltrations, slasher-film-inspired lyrics and vile cover art. It was the record that made Carcass seem PG-rated by comparison and thus certified itself as a true underground classic. [MORE…]

Metal Grasshopper: Episode 5, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo + Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection – The Metal Grasshopper series continues and Episode 5 offers a “Vulgar Display of Feelings” as Philip H. Anselmo agrees to undergo group counseling with delusional manchild, Dave Hill, in an effort to rescue the goat that also happens to be Anselmo’s grandmother. There’s not a dry seat in the house as Dr. Joe Randazzo aids Anselmo and Hill in an exploration of their feelings. [MORE…]

UFOMAMMUT Completes Seventh Studio Full-Length For Spring Release Via Neurot Recordings – Italian power trio, UFOMAMMUT, is putting the final details on the band’s anticipated seventh studio full-length in order for the album to see an early Spring 2015 worldwide release, once again through Neurot Recordings. While virtually no specific details on the album are yet to be revealed to the public, the album is fully mixed, mastered and going into production now. The record’s title, release date and much more will be unveiled at the dawn of 2015, and mass album and tour updates will ensue through the rest of the year. [MORE…]

Eolian Empire Announces (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale Compilation; VICE/Noisey Streaming Track From MEADOWS – Portland, Oregon outsider collective, Eolian Empire, has spat forth the details for the label’s thirtieth unruly release, in the form of (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale, as VICE Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, dispatches the opening track from the mess. [MORE…]

PRIMORDIAL: Where Greater Men Have Fallen In-Depth Track-By-Track Breakdown Posted At RevolverWhere Greater Men Have Fallen is the long-anticipated new studio album from Ireland’s most revered metal craftsman, PRIMORDIAL. Released via Metal Blade late last month, the record debuted at #24 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #43 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #104 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and, offering up some of the band’s deepest, most conceptually profound and wildly epic compositions to date, continues to floor fans and critics worldwide. [MORE…]

OPUL: New Solo EP From East Of The Wall Guitarist Matt Lupo To See Release Via Nefarious Industries – This Winter, Nefarious Industries will proudly release the latest EP from solo act OPUL, the solo outing by Matt Lupo of East Of The Wall. [MORE…]

MEATWOUND: Corruptive Florida Act To Drop Debut Album Through Magic Bullet This Winter – Magic Bullet Records will take responsibility for the dirty job of handling the release of the scum-laden debut LP from MEATWOUND, an act collecting individuals who have done or are currently doing time with Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research and more throughout the Floridian peninsula over the past two decades or so. [MORE…]

BRETT NETSON & SNAKES: Solo Project By Built To Spill & Caustic Resin Guitarist To Debut This Winter – The solo project of BRETT NETSON, well-known for his time spent in Built To Spill, Caustic Resin, on Earth’s most recent album and much more, will debut this Winter, as BRETT NETSON & SNAKES is now preparing their Scavenger Cult EP for release. [MORE…]

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Suicidal Records Locks February Stateside Release Of Fourth Album From Dynamic French Rock Duo; Upcoming Tour Schedule To Include SXSW Performances – Amidst many months of hype following their signing to Suicidal Records, French guitar and drums rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, has confirmed the Winter street date for their acclaimed Gasconha Rocks album to hit the streets of North America, and will shortly begin touring the continent in support of the release. [MORE…]

FALLOCH: Scottish Melancholic Post-Metallers To Release Sophomore Full-Length Via Candlelight this January – Scottish melancholic post-metallers, FALLOCH, will unveil their long anticipated new full-length via Candlelight Records next month. Titled This Island, Our Funeral, the follow up to 2011’s Where Distant Spirits Remain was tracked at London’s Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver), and delivers nearly an hour’s worth of dark, chilling odes of atmospheric beauty. [MORE…]

GNAW THEIR TONGUES Begins To Confirm First American Live Performances Including California Deathfest; Track From Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 Thrives At Sound Colour Vibration – As Crucial Blast prepares to release the mammoth Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 compilation of early works from The Netherlands’ horrific industrial/doom entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, a track from the select anthology sees public exhibition, as the booking of the act’s first American live performances have begun. [MORE…]

XIBALBA: First Single From Tierra Y Libertad LP Released Via VICE/Noisey; West & East Coast Record Release Shows Announced – Pomona, California’s XIBALBA has unchained the first single from their approaching Tierra Y Libertad LP with a stream of the album’s third track, “Invierno,” now playing at Noisey. [MORE…]

YOB: Portland’s Favorite Doom Craftsman Announce North American Tour Dates With Enslaved This March – Following two furiously sold-out nights at renowned Brooklyn rock bar, Saint Vitus, as well as their mammothly efficacious European trek before that, Portland’s most prized doom craftsman, YOB, will return to the stage this Spring for a North American run supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved. Slated to commence on March 5th in San Diego, the sixteen-date excursion will make its way across the country, coming to a close on March 24th in Boston. Additional support will be provided by Ecstatic Vision. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP: Texas Crossover Act Continues Raging Tour Schedule Into New Year – Since the 2013 release of their debut LP, Manifest Decimation, on Southern Lord, Texas maniacs, POWER TRIP, have toured incessantly, bringing their hyperactive brew of modernized-but-old-school thermonuclear crossover to ragers across multiple continents. The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band has just announced a new bash of US tour dates in February and March, with their performance at Florida’s FYA Fest still confirmed before the year comes to a close. [MORE…]

VOICES: UK Dark Avant Sound Contortionists To Release London Full-Length In North America Next Month – UK dark avant sound contortionists, VOICES, will release their sophomore full-length, London, in North America next month. Tracked at Hackney Studios, the offering delivers fourteen bastardized tracks of progressive blackened psychedelic melancholia centered on the forgotten and diseased underbelly of England’s capital city. Featuring former members of Akercocke and My Dying Bride, VOICES manifests perfectly imperfect sounds to welcome the end of creation, the extinction of the human, the collapse of music as we once knew… [MORE…]

DEAD IN THE MANGER Launches Preliminary Aural Assault From Debut LP At Noisey – With 20 Buck Spin getting ready to bombard the planet the latest output from DEAD IN THE MANGER, as their debut LP, Cessation, is prepped for early February release, Noisey launches the first single from the new album. [MORE…]

BARING TEETH: Dallas Avant/Tech Death Trio Releases Live Studio Session With The Violitionist – Dallas-based tech/death trio, BARING TEETH, recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of The Violitionist Sessions. Alongside a short interview, BARING TEETH clinically destroys three tracks from their second LP, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins – “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track – all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs. [MORE…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Duo Severs Ears With “Breed, Consume, Die;” Crushing Merging In Light EP OUT NOWMerging In Light is the forthcoming EP from Denver doom duo, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS. Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Merging In Light spews forth over twenty rumbling minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness. In celebration of its official unveiling, now just forty-eight hours away, today the band offers up opening rager, “Breed, Consume, Die” for communal worship. [MORE…]

INTERNAL SUFFERING: Long-Running Brutal Death Metal Behemoths Ink New Deal With Unique Leader Records – Unique Leader Records is very pleased to announce the re-signing of long-running brutal death metal behemoths, INTERNAL SUFFERING. [MORE…]

THE COMPOUND: New Release Update LAE, DIE CHOKING, GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY And More Out Now – Since its inception last year, Earsplit’s DIY label division, The Compound, has been painstakingly forging paths for our close allies, with our seventh official release now out on in the back-alleys of the planet. [More…]

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