EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – February 24, 2014

BL’AST! To Release Alternative Version Of Cult Debut LP Via Southern Lord – Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of Blood! – the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic ’80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, BL’AST! – the band then confirmed their current live lineup which took over stages in the US last year for the first time in over a decade and a half. Original BL’AST! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and drummer Hoss Wright (The Exies, Mondo Generator) to flesh out the brand new live lineup. [More…]

ANETTE OLZON: New Video From Former Nightwish Frontwoman Now Playing At Bravewords.com – In celebration of her forthcoming debut solo outing, Shine, former Nightwish frontwoman, ANETTE OLZON, is pleased to unveil the official video for the track “Lies.” [More…]

LETHAL DOSAGE Releases New Track Via Stereokiller – Tucson-based modern death/thrash quintet, LETHAL DOSAGE, is preparing to embark on their Southwest US tour this week in support of their sophomore full-length, Consume, which is now just a week from release. [More…]

PRIZEHOG: Portland Trio Transmits Noxious Mutant Mantra Via Decibel Magazine – Portland, Oregon’s PRIZEHOG is a swine like no other; a beast which rather than simply residing in its own excrement awaiting a reservation with the bacon-maker instead delivers an unclassifiable battery of intoxicated, celestial sludge thunder. [More…]

LORD MANTIS: Details Of Profound Lore Debut Revealed – Profound Lore Records is planning for the label’s introductory release from Chicago’s anti-life quartet, LORD MANTIS, today officially dispatching the full details on the band’s rancid new audio virulence, Death Mask. [More…]

MIKE SCHEIDT: Opening Track To Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II Tribute Playing At Stereogum – Neurot Recordings will release the Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II tribute album stateside, in partnership with My Proud Mountain who is handling all international territories, March 7th, appropriately on the late, great artist’s birthday. [More…]

GHOUL: Hooded Hooligans Announce Weapons Of Mosh Destruction II Tour Dates! – The hooded hooligans of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, are bursting blood vessels to finally announce the second installment of the Weapons Of Most Destruction Tour! [More…]

NORTH: Arizona Post Sludge Metal Sorcerers Announce Forthcoming EP; Live Rituals Confirmed – Unsung atmospheric post-sludge metal sorcerers, NORTH, are preparing to unleash the ethereal rumblings of their Metanoia 12″ EP. [More…]

GODHUNTER’s City Of Dust Out Today; Full Album Streaming At The ObeliskGODHUNTER‘s City Of Dust, the monolithic debut full-length release from these antagonistic protesters, is now officially out today. [More…]

ALTERBEAST: New Track From Progressive Death Metalists Now Wreaking Havoc At Decibel – Today, the crypt-keepers at the Deciblog are delighted to spew forth “Vile Remnants” from Sacramento progressive death metalists, ALTERBEAST. [More…]

EAST OF THE WALL Drum Playthrough Video Hosted By SickDrummer – As New Jersey-based quintet, EAST OF THE WALL, prepares to embark on their extensive tour with Diamond Plate, today the band releases an exclusive drum playthrough video hosted by SickDrummer.com. [More…]

IRON REAGAN: Hardcore Thrash Hellions Announce April Run Of Live Assaults – Virginia hardcore thrash hellions, IRON REAGAN, will obliterate the hordes on a menacing jaunt of live assaults this April! Set to embark on April 2nd on their home turf, the band will level the stages of twenty-one cities with their co-conspiring labelmates/Creepsylvanian miscreants in Ghoul and blackened punk deviants/hometown comrades, Occultist. [More…]

EARTH CRISIS: Salvation Of Innocents Nears March Release Via Candlelight RecordsSalvation Of Innocents, the writhing seventh studio full-length from Syracuse, New York-based hardcore/metalcore pioneers, EARTH CRISIS, is nearing stateside release on March 4th. [More…]

PILGRIM: Rhode Island Doom Bringers To Release Sophomore Full-Length; New Track Streaming + Live Takeovers Confirmed – Wizards and warriors, rejoice, for the chosen ones have returned! Since the early 2012 unveiling of their debut sonic behemoth, Misery Wizard, fans and critics alike have patiently yet anxiously awaited the second chapter from Rhode Island doom bringers, PILGRIM. [More…]

NUX VOMICA: Relapse Confirms Awaited New LP From Portland Outfit; New Track Released – At the beginning of April, Relapse Records will dispatch the new, self-titled LP from Portland, Oregon-based crust brigade, NUX VOMICA, the label debut from the underground heavyweights, and first full-length from the band in over five years. [More…]

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL To Take Over SXSW 2014 With Free Showcase – In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL today declare their plans of taking over this year’s SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase. [More…]

BRAINSQUEEZE II Fest: Riotous Video Teaser Now Playing At Decibel; Weekend Passes On Sale Now + Day-To-Day Lineups Unveiled – In celebration of the long-awaited second edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, the enablers at Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, offer up a maniacally side-splitting new teaser video. [More…]

CAULDRON BLACK RAM Launches First Strike From 20 Buck Spin Debut – Southern Australian pirates, CAULDRON BLACK RAM, have set sail for the 20 Buck Spin roster, and are preparing to deliver the most cunning onslaught on ye lubbers with their third LP, Stalagmire. [More…]

FOSSILS: Video Of Album Art Being Laser-Etched On Beef Jerky Released – What more does one need to hear, other than, here is a video created during a late-night beef-jerky laser-etching session by a sinister tech-wiz in an abandoned factory in Philadelphia after midnight in the tradition of incorporating meat into their album titles, visuals and artwork? Not much, right? [More…]

DROPDEAD: Vice/Noisey Streaming Tunes From RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA + SYSTEMATIC DEATH Splits – In commemoration of a lawless pair of split 7-inches from longrunning political hardcore/punk activists DROPDEAD – one featuring Vienna, Austria punk marauders RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA, the other with Japanese punk/hardcore rippers SYSTEMATIC DEATH – out now via Armageddon Label, the trouble makers at mega web portal Vice/Noisey saw fit to stream an assortment of hymns from each EP. [More…]

OFFENDERS: Discography From Texas Hardcore Punk Icons To See 2xLP Reissue Via Southern Lord – This Spring, Southern Lord will proudly reintroduce the world to Texas hardcore punk outfit, the OFFENDERS – one of the state’s forerunning acts of the movement – with a fully remastered double LP issue of the band’s entire vinyl catalog. [More…]

RABBITS and WHORES Double-Team The Cure On New Split EP – East (Coast) meets West (Coast) in noise rock: WHORES and RABBITS joined together in misanthropy and misery. And what better material to manifest their unwavering rage than that of The Cure? [More…]

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