EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – March 18, 2013

THE OCEAN Unveils New Track From PelagialTHE OCEAN is pleased to present “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” from their forthcoming new studio offering, Pelagial. Possibly their deepest and most profoundly sophisticated work to date, Pelagial 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 will be released as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album and is scheduled for release on April 26th/29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records. [MORE]

CALL OF THE VOID Unleashes New Lyric VideoCALL OF THE VOID today reveals a brand new lyric video for “Endless Ritual Abuse.” Hosted by Blow The Scene, the song comes by way of the band’s Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length set to drop next month via Relapse Records. Formerly known as Ironhorse, CALL OF THE VOID churn a bastardized mesh of filthy powerviolence-charred hardcore. [MORE]

ANTIGAMA Completes New LP – Polish progressive grind act ANTIGAMA has just completed the construction of their anticipated sixth full-length album, Meteor. Consisting of eleven explosive new tracks, Meteor was recorded earlier this year at Progresja Studio in Warsaw with producer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski (Masachist, Lost Soul) and the final output mastered by Scott Hull at his Visceral Sound Studios (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer). The album also features a guest appearance by Michal Lapaj from world renowned Polish progressive rock band Riverside. [MORE]

INTER ARMA: Entire New Album Streaming At PitchforkPitchfork is streaming INTER ARMA‘s commended Relapse debut Sky Burial in its entirety. The band’s seamless coalescing of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind and black metal also further explores elements of noise and programming, along with elements of classic Southern Americana on the more than hour-long Sky Burial. [MORE]

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV: Pre-Party Lineup Announced – The mosh pit instigators behind the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to announce the official pre-party lineup! Set to commence on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Palladium, the precursor to the 15th annual NEMHF takeover will feature performances by Revocation, A Life Once Lost, Fit For An Autopsy, The Greenery, To The Wind, Abiotic, NightBitch, Surrounded By Teeth and an unannounced special guest! [MORE]

HESSIAN Signs With Southern Lord; Debut Album Set For Spring Release – Buried deep in the consciousness of its four members at the time, it was these exact questions that gave rise to Belgium’s HESSIAN three years ago. From the onset, the combined musical backgrounds of guitarist Levy Seynaeve (Amenra), drummer Tim Bryon (The Black Heart Rebellion), vocalist Bram Coussement and bass player Kenneth Vanhoutte fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that was at once pummeling, devouring and empowering across the rural fields where they started rehearsing. [MORE]

EXTINCTION PROTOCOL: Debut From Vicious Death Metal Unit Set For Release Via P2 – Blasting forth from the guts of Erie, Pennsylvania, a vicious new act is about to invade the death metal universe, with the debut full-length from EXTINCTION PROTOCOL, confirmed for release via NYC-based D.I.Y. label P2. [MORE]

SURGEON: Philadelphia Prog Metal Trio Prepares To Release Sophomore Album – Amidst the plethora of extreme punk, hardcore and metal acts to come from within the underbelly of Philadelphia’s thriving music scene comes a bold new name to the progressive metal genre, in the form of SURGEON. [MORE]

AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Album Details Revealed; The Man Machine Tour 2013 Underway – West Coast-based AUTHOR & PUNISHER, the long-running, one-man industrial doom project propagated by iconic sound contortionist Tristan Shone, is pleased to announce his fifth and latest creation of audio rebellion. Titled Women & Children, the follow up to last year’s critically lauded Ursus Americanus full-length further challenges the traditional confines of extreme music with eight tracks of audio exploration and mechanical decomposition. [MORE]

Kolony Records To Drop New Albums From BE’LAKOR, DE PROFUNDIS In North America – Italian metal label Kolony Records has inked a brand new distribution deal for all of North America through DisManic via eOne Distribution. Having continually expanded to reach more and more European fans and stores since the label’s 2008 formation, with this new distro deal Kolony now aims to get their quality metal releases into the hands of more North American extreme music fans, beginning late this spring with the latest releases from BE’LAKOR and DE PROFUNDIS. [MORE]