EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – February 18, 2013

BATILLUS: Exclusive Track Premiere Brought To You By Pitchfork; Tour Dates Announced – Esteemed sound portal Pitchfork offers up an exclusive premiere of “Concrete,” from exploratory industrial doomsmiths BATILLUS. “Concrete” is the opening track to the band’s forthcoming new full-length entitled Concrete Sustain. [MORE]

CALL OF THE VOID Premieres “Napalm Lungs” Via Pitchfork.com Live Takeover Announced – Brought to you by commercial music mega portal Pitchfork.com, “Napalm Lungs” comes off the band’s soon-to-be-detonated Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length. On Dragged Down A Dead End Path, CALL OF THE VOID meticulously fuse all the prime tenets of crust, punk, hardcore and grind into what Pitchfrok dubs ten “cathartic, anthemic bursts,” making for a 25+ minute traumatically enjoyable listening experience. [MORE]

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver Misanthropes Unveil New Video; Scorn Continues To Traumatize The Masses – Denver blackened doom misanthropes PRIMITIVE MAN recently unleashed a video clip for “Rags,” from their bludgeoning Scorn debut. Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt etc), Scorn finds PRIMITIVE MAN commemorating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven asphyxiating hymns of hatred, disease, despair and hurt feelings. [MORE]

BONE SICKNESS: Debut 12″ From Olympia Outfit Set For 20 Buck Spin Release – This week Olympia, Washington-based dispensers of auditory demolition at 20 Buck Spin confirm the impending release of the debut 12″ from neighborhood death metal outfit BONE SICKNESS. [MORE]

HOWL Posts In-Studio Video Diary; Tour Update – Providence riff tyrants HOWL offer up a glimpse into the recording of their second full-length. Entitled Bloodlines, the ten-track slab of lead-footed, molten metal menace was recorded at the infamous Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Soulfly, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood et al). [MORE]

ENABLER Unleashes Hell With Premiere From New EP; Euro Tour With Martyrdöd, Rotten Sound Nears – Milwaukee’s annihilating metal/hardcore squad ENABLER releases the first single from their pending Shift Of Redemption EP, due out on April 9th via Think Fast! Records. The second of four tracks on Shift Of Redemption, “Live Low” portrays the explosiveness this act conveys in every respect, their body-ravaging hatred and a dispirited outlook on life delivered through swift and brutal hooks that infectious as Ebola. [MORE]

VREID Unveils “The Reap” Video Via Metal Injection – Mega metal video gateway Metal Injection brings us “The Reap,” the brand new video offering from Norwegian black ‘n’ roll overlords VREID. The tune comes from the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Welcome Farewell. Appropriately dubbed “energetic, infectious, virulently catchy, and furiously, belligerently aggressive,” in an early review by No Clean Singing, Welcome Farewell was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013. [MORE]

HATRIOT: Debut From Act With Original Testament/Exodus Vocalist Out Now & Streaming – Heroes Of Origin, the blazing debut from thrash act HATRIOT – founded by original Exodus and Testament vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, alongside his sons Cody and Nick and guitarists Kosta Varvatakis and Miguel Esparza – is out now via Massacre Records! Surging with nearly forty-five minutes of old-school Bay Area thrash tradition, yet with a crushing, cutting-edge tone, the ten tracks on Heroes Of Origin were produced by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Heathen, Exodus, Skinlab), the cover art and booklet designed by Mark Devito (Motörhead, Laaz Rockit, Ruffians, Exodus). [MORE]

WOE: Pitchfork Premieres New Track – Pitchfork has premiered the song “Carried By Waves to Remorseless Shores of the Truth,” from WOE‘s forthcoming new album titled Withdrawal. The song, written by vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg, examines the darkness and antisocial inclinations of mankind. It is one of seven new songs featured on the album set for North American release on April 23. [MORE]

COUGH / WINDHAND Split Album To See Spring Release Via Relapse – Relapse Records this week unveils a pummeling upcoming split between two prime acts in the contemporary doom/sludge circuit, COUGH and WINDHAND. [MORE]

BAPTISTS: Vancouver Hardcore/Punk Faction Releases New Track British Columbia’s volatile hardcore/punk faction BAPTISTS will release their debut LP Bushcraft via Southern Lord next Tuesday, February 19th in North America. While BAPTISTS‘ debut 7″ immediately turned heads scene-wide, Bushcraft is ripping them right off. Recorded at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou, the eleven anthems on Bushcraft embody lyrical angst and a seething vocal delivery propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach, advocating the band’s creed of destruction through a blistering, discordant hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore. [MORE]

THERGOTHON: Seventh Rule To Reissue Vinyl Version Of Out-Of-Print Debut – Seventh Rule Recordings are pleased and honored to release the vinyl version of Stream From The Heavens, the long lost debut from now-defunct Finnish funeral doom masters, THERGOTHON. Among the most vital bands of the doom metal movement, THERGOTHON foreshadowed the epic appearance of the funeral doom subgenre long before their time. [MORE]

NAILS: New Track Available Via Terrorizer – Let’s get straight to the point – if NAILS‘ new record Abandon All Life is a howling war cry, then the track “Wide Open Wound” is the battle. Replete with bludgeoning beatdowns, grinding blasts, hyper-distorted vocals, hard-hitting metallic chugs and early death metal riffs, rage intensifies to a climatic end where the guitars wail and militant drum breakdowns send us marching. Clocking in at 3:37, “Wide Open Wound” is an absolute epic for NAILS and it accentuates just how dynamic Abandon All Life really is. [MORE]

TERMINATE: Full Album From Midwestern Death Horde Now Streaming – The debut album from Chicago-area deathbringers TERMINATE, Ascending To Red Heavens, will be released in North America via Selfmadegod Records next week. TERMINATE‘s fatal death metal attack crushes with an energetic, distortion-laden rush of primal, guttural bliss fans of Dismember, Morbus Chron, Grave, Tribulation and most high-quality/low-end Stockholm-influenced brutality will no doubt embrace. The nine vicious tracks were recorded at The Basement by Tim Pearson, and mixed/mastered Tim Pearson at Do or Die Studio, and the cover illustrated by Raul Gonzalez (Master, Morbus Chron, etc.). [MORE]

THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE: 3rd Annual Road To Metal Fest Tour Confirmed – As the lineup for the massive NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV continues to expand, the latest batch of bands and pre-fest tours are in. Today, MassConcerts confirms the addition of several new acts including Gideon, the original lineup of Bracewar, The Plot In You, Beyond The Shore, and longtime NYHC kings Sick Of It All! Additionally, the founders of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are proud to announce the third annual installment of the Road To Metal Fest Tour. This year’s lineup resembles that of those past, featuring a mix of festival alumni and newcomers. Leading the way is Sumerian Records’ After The Burial, followed by Within the Ruins, The Contortionist, Glass Cloud and City In The Sea. [MORE]

EXHUMED: California Takeover With Phobia Underway – After a short touring break following their massive assault with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste amidst a solid year of touring, gore metal purveyors EXHUMED will take their sonic raucousness to the streets once again this week. This time the road warriors will be systematically blasting their home state of California alongside grind cohorts Phobia; the frenzy will begin tomorrow, February 15th in Lancaster, followed by beatings in San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Fullerton, Ventura, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco on the nine city assault.[MORE]

SAMOTHRACE: U.S. Winter Tour Underway – Seattle doom merchants SAMOTHRACE are currently on tour in support of their commended Reverence To Stone LP. For the duration of the tour, SAMOTHRACE will be performing Reverence To Stone in its entirety as their set list each night. Joined by Metal Blade doom trio Pilgrim for the majority of the trek, the tour will make a mangled, counter-clockwise loop through the Midwest, Gulf Coast, Southeast and up the East Coast, with eighteen cities confirmed to endure their slow motion turmoil during the venture. [MORE]

Scotland’s CNOC AN TURSA Next Up In Candlelight’s Cult Series – Candlelight Records today announces the next album in its Cult Series. The Giants of Auld from Scotland’s CNOC AN TURSA will see North American release on March 26th. It’s the debut release from the Pagan metal band and adds to the label’s growing developmental artist series. The Giants of Auld, already released in Europe, was produced by Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death). [MORE]

WORMED: Madrid’s Sci-Fi Death Metallers Premiere New Track Via NPR – Respected radio portal NPR (National Public Radio) brings forth “The Nonlocality Trilemma,” from sci-fi death metal space voyagers, WORMED. The exclusive track premiere comes from the band’s forthcoming studio outing, Exodromos. Commended for its “astronomically high mindfuck factor” by Decibel Magazine, the 10-track production serves as the prequel to Planisphaerium (originally released in 2003 in Japan then remastered last year by Willowtip), which centers itself around futuristic science concepts and chaotic visions of the last human left in the cosmos. [MORE]

SANNHET Releases New Song Via MetalSucks; Debut LP Out Next Week – Brooklyn post-metal trio SANNHET today unveils another track from their debut LP Known Flood, out this Tuesday, February 19th, the maiden release for Sacrament Music. While SANNHET was virtually a name only known in the Brooklyn/NYC underground until the release of the album, the mesh of static-filled textures and organic/natural ebb-and-flow so expertly executed on Known Flood has raked in amazing coverage from journalists across the international map over recent weeks. [MORE]

EIGHT BELLS: Metal Insider Streams Debut In Its Entirety – In celebration of its forthcoming release this Tuesday, metal music industry portal Metal Insider will be streaming EIGHT BELLS’ The Captain’s Daughter debut in its entirety for a limited time. Engineered by sound mastermind Billy Anderson, The Captain’s Daughter features four organic soundscapes that merge serenity with severity. [MORE]

YEAR OF THE GOAT: New Video From Swedish Occult Metal Sect Now Playing – Blazing with over fifty minutes of supreme, metallic occult rock, Angels’ Necropolis, the infernal debut album from YEAR OF THE GOAT, has been claiming mass praise from heavy metal fans and critics alike, elevating this new act in the ranks of the scene quickly. [MORE]