EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – March 11, 2013

BATILLUS: Concrete Sustain Streaming In Full Courtesy Of MetalSucks; More SXSW Appearances Confirmed Today the metal miscreants at MetalSucks are streaming Concrete Sustain from industrial doomsayers BATILLUS. Co-produced by audio sage Sanford Parker at Sound Generation in Manhattan and Hypercube in Chicago and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room, Concrete Sustain encapsulates auditory devastation. Details MetalSucks: “These NYC doom-bringers… have been pedaling their thunderous industrio-sludge since 2009, but Concrete Sustain is their most cohesive release yet. It’s also their most unique; the band has finally found a seamless way to blend their doom foundation with the industrial element that vocalist Fade Kainer brings to the band, and they’ve done it by writing their catchiest songs to date. That it’s their best sounding release from a sonic perspective …doesn’t hurt things one bit.” [MORE]

ZOLLE: Debut From Psychedelic Doom Trio Set For Release Via Supernatural Cat Supernatural Cat, the Italian underground label run by Malleus Rock Art Lab, the artist collective featuring two members of the psychedelic doom trio Ufomammut, has confirmed its next release. After a busy 2012, the label seems to have been laying low, however, behind the scenes they have been busy working on several new projects. [MORE]

DEVOURMENT Releases “Parasitic Eruption” Video Via Metal InjectionThe first official music video from Dallas, Texas-based death peddlers DEVOURMENT is out today. The sinister and tumultuous visual depiction of the closing track to DEVOURMENT‘s fifth studio full-length Conceived In Sewage, “Parasitic Eruption” was filmed with Malone Pictures, and sees its premiere today via extreme metal port Metal Injection. [MORE]

THE OCEAN Launches Album Teaser Page; New Music, Pre-Orders, and More Coming March 11thAfter two solid years of relentless touring through North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia, experimental sound exhibitionists THE OCEAN have resurfaced with what could be their deepest and most trailblazing piece of work to date. Entitled Pelagial, the album is a progressive musical journey written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music. Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial is set to be released on April 26th/29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records. [MORE]

Selfmadegod Records Update: ANTIGAMA, HELLBASTARD & More – An exclusive release for ANTIGAMA‘s 13th anniversary and undisputedly their most experimental album, Stop The Chaos Remixes features eight tracks remixed by the band’s befriended fans, artists and producers from Poland including LXMP – Piotr Zabrodzki & Macio Moretti (ex-Antigama, Starzy Singers, Mitch&Mitch), Prism – Robert GuÅ‚a (Schismopathic), Tomasz Madry & Krzysztof Lenard, Filip Szyszkowski (21 Grams), Bogdan Kondracki (Kobong, Neuma, Sweet Noise, Nyia, Maryla Rodowicz, Justyna Steczkowska, Edyta Gorniak), Anna Zaradny and ANTIGAMA‘s very own Lukasz Myszkowski. A mandatory release for every fan of ANTIGAMA and of extreme experimental music in general, the CD comes in a deluxe digipak limited to 500 copies. [MORE]

WHITE WIDOWS: BrooklynVegan Streams Debut AlbumThe self-titled debut release from WHITE WIDOWS – a Brooklyn metal quintet formed by members of Cleanteeth, The Destro, Grudges and Primitive Weapons – is out now via Sacrament Music. Following an exclusive Pitchfork premiere of the album’s clock-cleaning closing track, “Collateral Damage” for its official release on Friday, today the full album has been let out of its cage via BrooklynVegan, perfectly summing up the album as “90s-influenced hardcore with parts that would sound at home on a Crowbar or Pantera effort.” [MORE]

ULCERATE Enters Studio To Record Relapse DebutAfter signing with Relapse Records in late 2011, this week Auckland, New Zealand-based death metal horde ULCERATE will enter hometown MCA Studios to harness their anticipated fourth LP. [MORE]

KINGCROW: New Video From Italian Prog Metal Quintet AvailableItalian progressive metal outfit KINGCROW today unveils a newly completed video for the song “Morning Rain,” the third single to be released from their recently released fifth album, In Crescendo. [MORE]

TODAY IS THE DAY Releases “Sick Of Your Mouth” Video; Six-Week Tour UnderwayAfter releasing the brand new surprise single “Sick Of Your Mouth” to fans last week via Noisey/Vice, futurist metal clan TODAY IS THE DAY now unloads an official video for the track and once again discharge it directly into the public. [MORE]

LAURASIA AWAITS US: Finnish Post-Black Metal Sound Shifters Join Domestic Genocide Records The latest addition to Domestic Genocide’s assorted roster of sound exhibitionists comes in the form of Finnish post-black metal sound shifters LAURASIA AWAITS US. [MORE]

ENABLER: Title Track To New EP Hits Via Lambgoat; Fresh European Tour Footage Posted While Milwaukee’s caustic crew ENABLER are still embarked on the final leg of their sixteen-city maiden European tour alongside Rotten Sound and Martyrdöd, this week another brand new anthem from their upcoming EP has just been released. The title track to Shift Of Redemption opens the four-song EP, immediately whipping into the enraged, volatile, and incredibly infectious hook-and-breakdown-fueled frenzy ENABLER‘s following has come to expect. [MORE]

CENTURIES: Florida Hardcore Act Signs With Southern LordSouthern Lord Recordings welcomes young Florida hardcore act CENTURIES to the label’s ever-morphing extreme roster. [MORE]

INTER ARMA: Exclusive Track From Relapse LP Exposed Through The Obelisk; Band Confirms New SXSW-Based Tour DatesRichmond-based doom purveyors INTER ARMA are preparing for their most dynamic material yet to hit the public, in the form of their Relapse debut, the crushing Sky Burial LP, now just two weeks from worldwide release. [MORE]

HOD: Blackened Death Metal Horde Unleash Brand New Track Via Decibel MagazineToday Decibel Magazine offers up the exclusive track premiere of “When The Ghouls Feed,” from San Antonio blackened death metal horde, HOD. The latest anthem of irreverence comes by way of the band’s recently unleashed three-song The Uncreated demo. With a recording lineup featuring guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A., and drummer Dennis Sanders, The Uncreated was recorded by Dennis Munoz (Solstice) and Stuart “Batlord” Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor) and serves as a brutal, filth-ridden precursor to HOD‘s forthcoming Book of the Worm full-length. [MORE]

HOWL Posts New Lyric Video; Band Prepares For SXSW Takeover Today the maniacal riff wranglers of HOWL are pleased to discharge the new lyric video for “Attrition,” from their upcoming new offering of audio wreckage entitled Bloodlines. Recorded at the infamous Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Soulfly, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood et al), Bloodlines is a 40-minute torrent of sonic animosity recommended for fans of Mastodon, Lamb Of God, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Baroness, Kylesa and the like. [MORE]

WINDHAND Signs To Relapse Records For Forthcoming AlbumRelapse Records this week officially welcomes Richmond, Virginia’s masters of ethereal doom metal, WINDHAND, to the label’s roster, having signed the quintet for the release of their forthcoming LP. [MORE]

Portland’s Noise Vermin RABBITS Re-Launch Eolian Empire The hindgut digesters in Portland-based noise/metal trio RABBITS recently revamped and re-launched local D.I.Y. label Eolian Empire, with new viscous pellets out now and more in the works. Initially started by RABBITS‘ road dog and “fourth member,” Daniel Abell, Eolian Records was the burrow where the first few releases from RABBITS and others were birthed, at the time Abell also rooted in local act UNDER MOUNTAINS. [MORE]

BRUTAL TRUTH To Grind Through Brooklyn And Philly This Month; Europe… You’re NextThe blazed henchmen of grindcore, BRUTAL TRUTH, will storm through the Northeast US with two shows next week, and have confirmed the crashing of a round of European metalfests. [MORE]

Severin Films Releases THE MANSON FAMILYSeverin Films today announced the May 7th Blu-ray debut of Jim VanBebber’s legendary, award-winning indie movie THE MANSON FAMILY on the tenth anniversary of its original release. US theatrical dates in twenty major cities are scheduled through March and April and new poster artwork has been created by artist Stephen Romano for the occasion. VanBebber’s highly anticipated new short film Gator Green will accompany many of the screenings and will also be included in the extras-packed Special Edition Blu-Ray release. [MORE]

MONARCH: New European Tour Dates Begin This Week France’s avant-garde sludge/doom artisans MONARCH will embark on a new rash of tour dates beginning this Sunday, the 10th of March in Paris. The band will trek through the UK and Ireland over the following week and a half, with a show in Belgium and a final show back in France to close down the tour. [MORE]

STRATOVARIUS Releases Video For “Halcyon Days;” Nemesis Charts in 10 Countries; European Tour UnderwayMelodic metal legends STRATOVARIUS are pleased to unleash their “Halcyon Days” video from the band’s latest full-length, Nemesis. Hailed by the media as, “the best STRATOVARIUS album since many, many years,” by Metal Hammer Germany, “a collection of the band’s greatest hits that you never heard until now,” be Metal Underground (US) and, “the strongest STRATOVARIUS album since the beginning of the century,” by KaaosZine in Finland, STRATOVARIUS lives up to their reputation as one of the leading names of the metal genre once again exceeding fans’ and critics’ expectations and charting in ten countries thus far: Finland: # 3, Czech Republic # 12, Switzerland # 30, Spain # 32, Germany # 41, France: # 56, Sweden # 56, Austria: # 62, Belgium # 103 and Canada: # 126. [MORE]