EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – March 31, 2014

ENABLER: Second LP To See Spring Release Via The Compound/Creator-Destructor – Following recent broadcasts informing the public of ENABLER‘s deadly revamped lineup and impending East Coast tour, the Midwest-based trio now expose the details on their anticipated second full-length release, La Fin Absolue Du Monde. [More…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Additional Album Details; North American Preorders Available Now + New Tour Dates Confirmed – New Orleans’ disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage, EYEHATEGOD, are pleased to unleash their long-anticipated new studio recording later this Spring. [More…]

GAMMA RAY: German Power Metal Masters Unveil New Tracks From Empire Of The Undead; Official Release Date Nears – In celebration of its forthcoming release, Germany power metal masters, GAMMA RAY, offer up a whopping six tracks from their forthcoming new full-length, Empire Of The Undead, set for release next month. [More…]

PILGRIM: II: Void Worship Streaming In Full Courtesy Of Pitchfork; Band Continues To Deafen Ears On Tour With Spirit Caravan – With its imminent unveiling now just one week away, today mainstream music gateway, Pitchfork, offers up PILGRIM‘s II: Void Worship in its entirety! [More…]

AMENRA Collaborates With Willy Vanderperre For Humbling Video; European Tour Nears – Neurot Recordings act, AMENRA, has just released a stunningly personal thirteen-minute-long video for their epic track, “À Mon Âme.” [More…]

PYRRHON: Forthcoming Full-Length From Exploratory Death Metal Henchmen Streaming In Full At Pitchfork – the rulers at Pitchfork spew forth the sonic disease of PYRRHON‘s The Mother Of Virtues in its entirety! [More…]

MARTYRDÖD Enters The Studio To Record New LP; European Tour With Converge Announced – Sweden’s d-beat crust purveyors, MARTYRDÖD, have once again entered the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) to record their fifth full-length, entitled Elddop. [More…]

ABRE OJOS: One-Man Experimental Audiovisual Project To Be Released Via Secrets Of Giza This May – Santa Barbara-based experimental label imprint, Secrets Of Giza, is proud to present Gates by ABRE OJOS. [More…]

PLAYING ENEMY: Corpse Flower Records to Release Vinyl Edition Of Seminal I Was Your City Full-Length – Newly-launched, Detroit-based Corpse Flower Records is extremely pleased to release the vinyl edition of I Was Your City from now-defunct gloom-trodden hardcore assassins, PLAYING ENEMY. [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Swedish Cosmic Improvised Rock Act Signs With Free Electric Sound – Swedish instrumental rock collective, MY BROTHER THE WIND, has just put the final touches on their expansive new LP, Once There Was A Time When Space And Time Were One, and are preparing to release it this Summer through American label, Free Electric Sound. [More…]

FUCKED UP: Vice/Noisey Streams New Track From Canadian Hardcore Punk Instigators; Year Of The Dragon Preorders Available + Live Dates Confirmed – Today, the bringers of awesome at Vice/Noisey are pleased to deliver an exclusive premiere of FUCKED UP’s “Year Of The Dragon.” [More…]

SKINFATHER: Streetcleaner Records To Issue Debut LP From Southern California Death Metal Group – Southern California’s terrorizing death metal cult, SKINFATHER, will release its debut LP this Spring via Streetcleaner Records. [More…]

DIE CHOKING Prepares To Shred Philly Stop Of Decibel Magazine Tour; EP Available For Preorder – Annihilation is nigh, as the debut release from Philadelphia’s hypershredder trio, DIE CHOKING, prepares to break free from the internet’s restraints and into the human populous this week in a physical manifestation. [More…]

BLACK ANVIL To Release Long-Anticipated New Full-Length; Teaser Posted + Preorders Available – New York-based black metal crew, BLACK ANVIL, is pleased to announce the long-anticipated release of their third full-length. [More…]

CAULDRON BLACK RAM: New Shanties Playing At Ramming Speed Out Of Port Revolver – 20 Buck Spin will raise the ominous sails on the label’s maiden voyage with the mighty Adelaide, Australia CAULDRON BLACK RAM horde, and their Stalagmire LP will pillage your village. [More…]

HOD: San Antonio Blackened Death Legion Unites With Arctic Music; Band Announces Short Run Of Live Assaults With Abysmal Lord – San Antonio blackened death legion, HOD, is pleased to announce their official union with newly revamped Arctic Music for the release of their long-awaited new full-length, Book Of The Worm, this Summer. [More…]

EPISTASIS: Complete New EP From NYC Avant-Metal Collective Playing At Noisey – Crucial Blast will release the label’s first recordings from NYC metal experimentalists, EPISTASIS, with their Light Through Dead Glass mini-album, and today Noisey lets the whole thing loose early. [More…]

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS: Swedish Psychedelic Space Rockers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This April – According to ancient lore, and cult of the antediluvian pagan deity, Ginsu the Magnificently Pointy, a Spirit Knife consists of a bone blade bonded to the souls of the Mud People. [More…]

LORD MANTIS: Stereogum Releases Track From Third LP Nearing Release On Profound Lore – Massive daily online music magazine, Stereogum, today tackles one of the filthiest bands currently in existence, infecting the mainstream, releasing a horrifying new single from LORD MANTIS‘ upcoming third LP, Death Mask. [More…]

GRAVES AT SEA And SOURVEIN Unite For A Release Of Ultimate Amplifier Worship; Preorders Available This Friday – Two of doom metal’s mightiest of feedback-laden riff worshippers – Portland’s GRAVES AT SEA and Cape Fear’s SOURVEIN – have united in sound, mind and spirit for the ultimate split of earth-smoldering amplifier worship. [More…]

NUX VOMICA: Entire Relapse Debut Now Playing At Invisible Oranges – Invisible Oranges is now streaming the entire third LP from morose crust quintet, NUX VOMICA, now just days from release on April 1st, and the band’s first recordings for Relapse. [More…]

NIGHTFELL: Cvlt Nation Posts First Single From Portland Metal Duo – Through a joint alliance, this May Southern Lord and Parasitic Records will disburse the debut recordings from NIGHTFELL, the musical entity formed by the union of Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation, Parasitic Records) and Todd Burdette (His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Deathreat, Severed Head Of State). [More…]

FINAL CONFLICT: Tankcrimes To Reissue Iconic Ashes To Ashes LP Next Month; Preorders Available + Track Streaming At Noisey – The mischief makers at Tankcrimes are extremely honored to announce the reissue of Ashes to Ashes, the 1987 debut LP from legendary Los Angeles hardcore punk assassins, FINAL CONFLICT. [More…]

TAURUS: Dark Avant Doom Duo Premieres New Psalm At A.V. Club; Official Release Of No/Thing Looms – The Onion’s A.V. Club brings you fourth movement, “Increase Aloneness,” featuring guest vocal infusions by longtime comrade/producer, Billy Anderson. [More…]

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver Blackened Sludge Trio Announces North American Summer Ambush – Following a June run of live abrasions through Europe, Denver blackened sludge trio, PRIMITIVE MAN, will wage war upon the US. Slated to commence on July 19th on their home turf, the band will devour nearly two dozen cities through August with their traumatic psalms of smoldering, sludge-laden sorrow. [More…]

STONEBURNER: Portland Sludge Bringers Drop Another New Ode Via Metal Hammer – The focused sludge rage of STONEBURNER is again revealed this week as Metal Hammer premieres another track from their forthcoming second full-length, Life Drawing. [More…]

KING PARROT: Australian Thrash Grind Assault Visits Housecore HQ; Video Posted + North American Takeover Continues – Currently on a conquest to shred the collective ears of North America, the thrash grind hooligans in Australia’s KING PARROT recently dropped by Housecore Records during their tour stop in New Orleans last week. [More…]

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Adds Wilson; Finalizes 2014 Fest Lineup – The promoters of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year’s lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew, Wilson. [More…]

KING DEAD: Psychedelic/Stoner Bass And Drum Instrumental Trio Release Debut EP; New Track Streaming At The Obelisk + Live Ceremonies Confirmed – Pennsylvania bass and drum instrumentalists, KING DEAD, are very pleased to announce the release of their debut EP. [More…]

BLACK TAR PROPHET: Tennessee Sludge Duo Unleashes The Buzzards At Cvlt Nation – Feedback-sodden, instrumental bass and drum duo, BLACK TAR PROPHET, rattles the teeth right out of your face with a premiere of “Ring Of Buzzards,” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation. [More…]

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