EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – March 25, 2013

WORMED: Full Album Stream Hosted By MetalSucks! – With its release just days away, the space probers at MetalSucks are currently streaming Exodromos, the forthcoming new studio offering from sci-fi death metal contortionists WORMED it its entirety! Recorded at Sadman Studios in Madrid, Spain and mastered by Mika Jussila (Amorphis, Impaled Nazarene, Children of Bodom, Nightwish etc.) at the renowned Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, Exodromos will make its crash landing to earth this Tuesday, March 26, 2013 via Willowtip Records. [More]

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Adds The Acacia Strain, Every Time I Die – In the ongoing propaganda campaign for the upcoming fifteenth annual THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL, this week the promoters proudly announce the latest round of acts confirmed for the massive gathering. The previously unannounced special guest for the festival’s pre-party kickoff show on Thursday, April 18th has now been confirmed as The Acacia Strain, and the special guest for the first main day of the festival, Friday, April 19th, will be Every Time I Die. [More]

MoRkObOt Drummer Abducted By Space Pirates; Band Replaces Him – In a sudden turn of events for instrumental noise/space metal trio MoRkObOt, this week the band’s world famous drummer Len was abducted by Italian drummer-collecting space pirates and likely destroyed. So remaining members Lin and Lan quickly replaced Len with new skin-ripper Lon. [More]

WARTORN: American Tour Including Dates With Raw Power Expands – The routing of the previously announced Spring tour with Wisconsin crust brigade WARTORN, including nine dates supporting legendary Italian hardcore/punk outfit Raw Power, has expanded, the full tour now twice as extensive and initially declared. The three-week-long trek now runs through mid-May and hits even more cities throughout the Midwest and will hit the West Coast as well, and includes a throwdown at the two-day Forward Ohio Fest alongside Masakari, Coke Bust, Violent Restitution, Backslider, Nukehammer and more. [More]

DRUGS OF FAITH To Record New EP; MACROCK & Decibel Tour Appearances Confirmed – Northern Virginia’s grind/rock faction DRUGS OF FAITH this week confirms the trio’s pending reentry into the studio this Spring. With the material for a new to-be-named EP in the final stages of construction, the band will barricade themselves into Developing Nations this April, where the raging 2011-released Corroded LP was created, once again with producer Kevin Bernsten. A quick release between their Corroded album and their next pending LP, both through Poland’s Selfmadegod Records, this new EP will be released on Malokul – the DIY label started by D.C. act Disciples of Christ – as a one-sided 12″ with a digital download card. [More]

A STORM OF LIGHT To Unleash New Full-Length Via Southern Lord Recordings – Following their 2011 album As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade and a rapturous response to their 2012 shows with the likes of Converge, Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche and Valient Thor, A STORM OF LIGHT will return this year with a brand new record via Southern Lord Recordings. [More]

CALL OF THE VOID: Full Album Streaming At Lambgoat; Roadside Takeover Continues – In honor of its release today, Lambgoat is currently streaming CALL OF THE VOID’s sadistic Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length in its entirety at THIS LOCATION. [More]

NOISEM (Formerly Necropsy) Signs With A389 Recordings – Baltimore-based A389 Recordings is prepared to proudly unleash the debut LP from one of the most promising new names in today’s thrash metal community, having signed young hometown act NOISEM. A389 had announced the signing of the band earlier this month, only then they were still under their previous moniker, Necropsy. With their debut album about to hit the band felt it was time for a change and now charge out of the gate as NOISEM. [More]

THE RESISTANCE To Release New Full-Length This May Via earMUSIC/Armoury Records – Swedish metal collective, THE RESISTANCE, will unleash their full-length debut on May 14th in North America. Fittingly titled Scars, the ravaging 12-track follow-up to the last year’s Rise From Treason teaser EP is an old-school death metal flashback that brings listeners to a time when bands like Entombed, Grave and Dismember proved how insanely brutal yet immensely captivating and technically adept extreme music can be. [More]

BURNT BOOKS April Tour Actions Confirmed – As their most recent rampage of live actions through the Southeast US is wrapping up this week, punkmanglers BURNT BOOKS confirm a new batch of April shows throughout Florida and their home state of South Carolina. [More]

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Declares New EP & Release Show For Record Store Day – Celebrating ten years of clear-cut maliciousness through Greek mythology and unchecked riff savagery in 2013, Chicago trio LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will storm back with a new EP this Spring. [More]

AGRIMONIA: Details Of Southern Lord Debut Emerge; Album-Opening Track Streaming At Pitchfork – The name of Gothenburg-based quintet AGRIMONIA will reverberate through the masses throughout the coming months as their third LP, and first for Southern Lord, is subject to be released onto the masses at the end of April. [More]

TARJA To Release New Material Via Armoury Records Later This Year – Following the sensational success of Act I, the first ever live solo offering from legendary Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, TARJA TURUNEN, Armoury Records, in conjunction with earMUSIC, is delighted to announce the renewal of their collaboration for an exciting set of new releases spanning the next few years. [More]

NEUROSIS Announces European Tour In Support Of Honor Found In Decay – Following massive sporadic live performances across the United States throughout the end of 2012 and first two months of 2013, today NEUROSIS confirms an extensive European tour in support of their acclaimed tenth LP, Honor Found In Decay. [More]

INTEGRITY To Assault Humanity With New LP Via A389/Magic Bullet – The injustices of humanity and the demise of mankind will be exploited once again by the entity known as INTEGRITY this Spring as the legendary outfit prepares to assault the planet with a new LP to be released through a joint collaboration with A389 Recordings and Magic Bullet Records. [More]

WOE: Stereogum Premieres Second Song From Forthcoming New Album – Stereogum is now streaming “Exhausted,” the second song to premiere from WOE’s forthcoming new album, Withdrawal. The premiere follows the earlier stream of “Carried By Waves to Remorseless Shores of the Truth” that received overwhelming response. As previously reported, Withdrawal, set for release April 23, was produced by vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg and mastered by Colin Marston. [More]

THE OCEAN: New Studio Footage Posted – In anticipation of their upcoming new full-length, Pelagial, today THE OCEAN posts the second in a series of studio video diaries. Possibly their deepest and most profoundly sophisticated composition to date, Pelagial is a progressive musical journey written, recorded 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, the offering will be released as a double CD, which includes both vocal and instrumental versions of the album, on April 26th/29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records. [More]

COUGH Hacks Up Massive Song At Pitchfork – As Reflection Of The Negative, the split album between Richmond, Virginia outfits COUGH and WINDHAND draws near, today another massive slab of doom metal from the record has been made public. Pitchfork today unleashes the album-opening “Athame,” and while it is the sole track from COUGH to be found on the split album, the beast bears over eighteen-and-a-half-minutes of dynamic and devastating slow-motion sludge-persuaded disastrous riffage. [More]

NIGHTBITCH: New Track Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Live Takeovers Announced – Decibel Magazine is currently hosting a stream of “Chainmaker” from Connecticut occult metal conjurors NIGHTBITCH! The tune comes by way of the band’s three-song Chainmaker 12″. Set for release on March 26, 2013 via Ear One Productions, Chainmaker serves as a precursor to the band’s upcoming full-length. [More]

Severin Films Releases Jim VanBebber’s THE MANSON FAMILY – As previously announced, on May 7th, Severin Films will unleash the blu-ray debut of Jim VanBebber’s legendary, award-winning indie movie THE MANSON FAMILY on the tenth anniversary of its original release. [More]

THE BODY: New Scourge From Apocalyptic Duo Set For Release Via At A Loss – In an ongoing pilgrimage towards the apocalypse and perpetual hatred for humankind, earthmoving doom duo THE BODY will dispense their latest scourge upon the masses in the coming weeks. [More]

VON: Dark Gods Rise! Seven Billion Slaves Out NOW! Album Streaming In Full – To commemorate today’s official release of Seven Billion Slaves, the first of three volumes to begin VON’s long-anticipated Dark Gods trilogy, the band is currently streaming the offering in its apocalyptic, malformed entirety. Unleashed via Von Records, Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves was mixed by Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth and features nine new blackened movements by the legendary purveyors of audio contamination. [More]