Roundup From The Compound – April 17th, 2017

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ORANSSI PAZUZU To Issue Special Two-Song Kevät/Värimyrsky EP For Upcoming Tour; Tracks Now Streaming At Loudwire – In conjunction with their massive upcoming tour, which includes the band’s maiden voyage to the US, Finnish cosmic black metal alchemists ORANSSI PAZUZU will release a special 10″ recording containing two new tracks, which are now streaming at Loudwire. [MORE…]

BARDSPEC: Ambient Project Of Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, Skuggsjá) Shares “Fire Tongue” From Hydrogen Debut; Special Record Release Show In Brooklyn Announced – This June, By Norse will release the debut album Hydrogen by BARDSPEC, the ambient project/band led by Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine are thrilled to share the first audiovisual glimpse into the album via a David Hall-created new video for “Fire Tongue.” [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE: “A Corpse At Every Funeral” Featuring Mac Gollehon Playing At Clrvynt; Each Preorder Of Dendritic Plants One Tree – “The first thing that came to mind on this was to hone a sonic image of a hopeless and tortured darkness reaching out to static darkness with no hint of resolution.” – Mac Gollehon Clrvynt is now streaming “A Corpse At Every Funeral,” an instrumental track hailing from Dendritic, the collaborative album between New York solo outfits GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE. The new single features trumpet by Mac Gollehon, who has performed on records by David Bowie, Miles Davis, Blondie, Onyx, Duran Duran, Madonna, and countless others. [MORE…]

HIGHER POWER: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Hole” From Soul Structure Debut LP; Euro Tour With Terror And Born From Pain Underway – Revolver Magazine is now exclusively streaming “Hole,” the new single from Leeds, UK-based HIGHER POWER, and the band’s impending debut LP, Soul Structure. The album is set for release on May 19th via Flatspot Records with Venn Records handling the UK pressing. [MORE…]

BARROWS Issues Trailer For Obsidion LP; Band Announces Lineups For Month-Long Los Angeles May Residency – Instrumental rock quartet BARROWS has issued a trailer from their impending Obsidion LP – including the first bits of audio from the expansive, conceptual album, as well as the immersive artwork – as Tonzonen Records prepares the 2xLP for its late May release. The band has also announced the lineups for their month-long live residency at The Echo in Los Angeles for the month of May. [MORE…]

NECROT: Oakland Death Merchants To Release Blood Offerings Via Tankcrimes; Preorders Available + New Track Streaming – “This is a death metal classic and you should fucking have it!” – Necrot This June, Oakland, California-based classic death dealers NECROT will unleash the fetid fruits of their Blood Offerings full-length. Set for release on June 9th, 2017 on CD, LP, and digitally via Tankcrimes and on cassette in partnership with Sentient Ruin Laboratories, the eight-tracks comprising Blood Offerings were captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer (Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Gatecreeper), and will come sheathed in the unholy cover craftings of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness). [MORE…]

ALL HELL: The Grave Alchemist Streaming In Its Entirety; Record To Drop This Friday Via Prosthetic Records – North Carolina-based black thrash trio ALL HELL is preparing to unleash their anticipated The Grave Alchemist full-length via Prosthetic Records. Set for official unveiling this Friday, the record is a twelve-track, narrative-driven, horror-based concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries. [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: US Tour With Brant Bjork And Royal Thunder Underway – Canadian heavy metal/stoner rock faction BLACK WIZARD is currently waging their riff war across the US supporting Brant Bjork and Royal Thunder. The tour, which BLACK WIZARD officially kicked off April 9th in Sacramento, California, will run through May 1st in Los Angeles, California and includes performances with Pentagram. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

MEATWOUND Deploys “Séance” Through No Clean Singing; Largo LP Nears Release Through Magic Bullet Records – Tampa’s caustic antagonists MEATWOUND have deployed the maiden single from their Magic Bullet Records-bound Largo LP, with No Clean Singing having taken on the grueling task of unmasking “Séance” through an exclusive premiere. [MORE…]

INVOKING THE ABSTRACT: Instrumental Tech Metal Collective Announces US Tour With Enfold Darkness – South Carolina-based instrumental tech metal collective INVOKING THE ABSTRACT will take to the streets next month on a near-month-long tour alongside technical black metal unit Enfold Darkness. The Invoking Total Darkness Tour will commence on June 2nd and run through June 24th leveling a total of twenty venues in its wake. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

NY IN 64: New Jersey Outfit Uniting Members Of You And I, East Of The Wall, And More Confirms The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP For Magic Bullet Release – New Jersey-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 presents their expansive second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, completing the album for immediate release this May through Magic Bullet Records. The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. [MORE…]

BLOODCLOT Announces US Tour Dates With Negative Approach; Artwork + Release Date For Up In Arms Revealed – BLOODCLOT – featuring hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Dwarves) – today confirms near-three-week US tour with Negative Approach, in support of their upcoming album, Up In Arms. Due out July 14th via Metal Blade Records, Up In Arms lives up to the rallying cry of the album’s title – the bursts of high energy hardcore act as the perfect accompaniment to John Joseph setting his sights on injustice and the seemingly endless flaws of the contemporary world. [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED: US Headlining Tour Underway; New Video Now Playing – Today doom rock legends THE OBSESSED will kick off their US headlining tour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The trek will wind its way through more than three-dozen venues, ending on May 20th in Baltimore, Maryland. Karma To Burn will provide direct support throughout the tour while Fatso Jetson and Lo-Pan will provide additional support on select dates. The tour includes a stop at Berserker IV in Pontiac, Michigan this weekend. Additionally, THE OBSESSED will join Weedeater and labelmates Primitive Man on five West Coast shows during the run from April 27th through May 1st. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

WOE: European Tour With Ultha Underway – US black metal unit WOE begins their European live takeover with Germany-based black metal unit Ultha Thursday April 13th. The trek includes an appearance at Roadburn on April 22nd with future onstage assaults both stateside and abroad in the plotting stages. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING Announces August US Tour With Mister Lizard And Bathe; Live Set From NYC Posted – Pummeling Philadelphia grindcore trio DIE CHOKING has confirmed an August US tour with Mister Lizard and Bathe, releasing the dates alongside new visual evidence of the band’s live shock-and-awe tactics. Preceding the newly-confirmed tour, DIE CHOKING will be storming several fest shows, beginning with the Official Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest Pre-Party Matinee presented by BlowTheScene.com in Philadelphia, next Saturday, April 22nd, the show also featuring Pyrrhon and doubling as a record release show for Artificial Brain. [MORE…]

FORESEEN: Finnish Crossover Squad Streaming Grave Danger LP At Clrvynt; Album Out Next Week In Conjunction With US Tour – Finland’s FORESEEN is assaulting the masses with their malicious second album, Grave Danger, through an exclusive early assault through Clrvynt. The LP sees release stateside via 20 Buck Spin next Friday, April 21st, the same day the band makes their US live return with a two-week tour of duty. [MORE…]

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Premieres “Static Shattering” At Toilet Ov Hell; Infrared Horizon LP Out This Week Via Profound Lore – Long Island’s sci-fi death metal dealers ARTIFICIAL BRAIN issue their new single “Static Shattering” through an exclusive premiere at Toilet Ov Hell, as the record nears release through Profound Lore Records next week. Produced by Colin Marson (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves, Infrared Horizon sees ARTIFICIAL BRAIN traveling towards a sonic realm where the music has become more brutal and dissonant, technical, atmospheric, and just overall more otherworldly. [MORE…]

GHOST BATH: Atmospheric Black Metal Unit Kicks Off North American Tour – Atmospheric black metal unit GHOST BATH will kick of a North American mini headlining tour tomorrow, April 14th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The trek will make its way through a dozen venues, coming to a close on April 26th in Kansas City, Missouri. Support will be provided by Astronoid. The band’s latest journey follows their recent run with Amigo The Devil. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BLACKOSH: Black Metal Project Led By Former Root/Current Master’s Hammer Member To Release Rvouci Vichry EP Via Eternal Death Next Month – BLACKOSH is a project led by Petr Hosek, original guitar player for iconic Czech black metal band Root and current member of the legendary Master’s Hammer. With a reputation of manifesting inventive and genre-pushing black metal, BLACKOSH‘s latest creation comes in the form of the two-track Rvouci Vichry seven-inch. [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Additional Tour DatesEYEHATEGOD‘s headlining set at day one of this year’s Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan served as frontman Mike IX Williams’ first show since a liver transplant this past December… The band recently booked additional shows next month in Louisiana and Texas. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Noise Rock Unit Prepares For Second Leg Of Superjoint Tour – Detroit noise rock unit CHILD BITE are readying for part two of their US live assault supporting labelmates Superjoint. The tour will make its way west from San Antonio, Texas on April 21st and run through May 14th in Dallas, Texas. Additional support will be provided by fellow Motor City thrashers Battlecross. Prior to the journey, CHILD BITE will play the annual Berserker Fest this Saturday in Pontiac, Michigan. An event organized by CHILD BITE frontman Shawn Knight, the performance will find the eclectic collective sharing the stage with the likes of Gwar, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Brain Tentacles and many more. Just four days later CHILD BITE will perform a one off show in Evansville, Illinois before joining up with Uncle Phil and co for another round of roadbound shenanigans. [MORE…]

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ALARIC – ALL HELL – ALL OUT WAR – AMENRA – AMON AMARTH – ARMORED SAINT – ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – BARDSPEC – BARROWS – BEHEMOTH – BLACK WIZARD – BLOODCLOT – CHILD BITE – CLITERATI – CONNOISSEUR – DIE CHOKING – EDENSONG – EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – EXTREMITY – FORESEEN – FUCK YOU PAY ME – GHOST BATH – GOATWHORE – GOZU – GRAVES AT SEA – HIGHER POWER – INTERNAL BLEEDING – INVOKING THE ABSTRACT – ISENORDAL – KHEMMIS – LOCK UP – MOTHER FEATHER – NECROT – NEUROSIS – ODDLAND – ORANSSI PAZUZU – ORM – PAIN TANK – POWER TRIP – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS – REALITY SLAP – REVOCATION – RISING – SCOUR – SILENCE EQUALS DEATH – SLEEP – SUPERJOINT – TELOCH VOVIN – THE CONVALESCENCE – THE OBSESSED – THE OMNIOUS CIRCLE – TRANSIENT – UFOMAMMUT – UNTIL RAIN – WAILIN STORMS – WHITECHAPEL – WOE – WOLFBRIGADE – WOLVERINE – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WOLVHAMMER – YOB

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