Roundup From The Compound – August 1, 2016

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STEVE VON TILL To Perform Two Solo Shows Around Neurosis’ Upcoming European Tour – Neurosis guitarist/vocalist and Neurot Recordings founder STEVE VON TILL will perform two solo shows bookending the recently announced Neurosis European summer dates. This will include a show in Prague, and a solo show in Porto as part of Amplifest. Audiences can expect to hear material from his latest solo album, the immense and celestial, A Life Unto Itself, as well as other gems from his solo back catalogue. [MORE…]

BANGLADEAFY: First Single From Narcopaloma EP Issued Through “Termites” Premiere At Metal Injection – New York City-based technical metal duo, BANGLADEAFY, has just issued the first single from their impending Narcopaloma EP, with a premiere of the churning “Termites,” delivered exclusively through Metal Injection. [MORE…]

SWAMP WITCH: Suffocating Doom Unit Streams “Slither Into The Circle” Via The Obelisk – West Coast death doom collective SWAMP WITCH are preparing to unleash the decaying sounds of their The Slithering Bog full-length on vinyl via Tribunal Of The Axe. Captured during July 2014 at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Annihilation Time, Noothgrush, et al) and mastered at Trakworx in San Francisco by Justin Weiss (Ludicra, Slough Feg, Cormorant, et al), the offering was initially released on cassette last year via Transylvanian Tapes. [MORE…]

KATALEPSY: Russian Death Metal Sect Unleashes “To The Lords Of Nihil” Play-Through Video – Moscow-based death metal sect KATALEPSY unveils the new play-through video for “To The Lords Of Nihil.” The tune comes by way of the band’s mauling Gravenous Hour full-length, released in May via Unique Leader Records. [MORE…]

DYSRHYTHMIA: Stereogum Premieres “Internal/Eternal” From Profound Lore-Bound The Veil Of Control LP – New York City tech metal trio DYSRHYTHMIA has issued the first single from their impending seventh album, The Veil Of Control, through an exclusive Stereogum premiere of “Internal/Eternal.” [MORE…]

NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE: Earth And Sky From Musk Ox/The Night Watch Guitarist Streaming At The Obelisk; Double Album To See Release This Friday – Today, The Obelisk is streaming Earth And Sky, the gorgeous double solo album from Musk Ox/The Night Watch guitarist NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE. The premiere comes in advance of the records’ official unveiling this Friday, July 29th. Earth And Sky is made up of two distinct yet complimentary albums: Earth, a collection of solo classical guitar works which act as the stark acoustic counterpart to Sky, a layered, forty-minute ambient electric composition. The neofolk and post rock influences which inspired the creation of Musk Ox are each given their own space to breathe and evolve on Earth And Sky, creating an ever unfolding work of intimate vastness. [MORE…]

BRAIN TENTACLES Shares Self-Titled Debut Details + First Single; Band Announces North American Tour With Gorguts And Intronaut – The self-titled debut album from mind-melting metallic jazz trio BRAIN TENTACLES is a journey in improvised and structured experimental sound from three venerable scene veterans. Featuring Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House etc.) on horns, voice, electric piano, and synth, Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, Deny The Cross etc.) on drums, and Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul) on bass, voice, and synth, Brain Tentacles sees the three-piece weaving their way through twisted, seizure-inducing compositions that call to mind the insanity of John Zorn’s storied project Naked City and Mike Patton’s most erratic experiments. [MORE…]

DENY THE CROSS: Alpha Ghoul Full-Length From Powerviolence Supergroup Streaming At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Tankcrimes – DENY THE CROSS, the lethal powerviolence alliance uniting current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis, will drop their ravaging Alpha Ghoul full-length this Friday via Tankcrimes. [MORE…]

KHEMMIS: Colorado Doom Quartet Issues Details On Second Album, Hunted, Due This Fall Via 20 Buck Spin; Tour To Migration Fest Looms – Denver, Colorado-based powerful doom metal quartet KHEMMIS has completed their second full-length album, and is preparing the mighty Hunted for Autumn release through 20 Buck Spin, this week unveiling the cover art, track listing, and other details. The news comes as the band prepares to tour the Western half of the country in transit to their performance at the first annual Migration Festival the second weekend of August. [MORE…]

VOID OMNIA: Oakland Cosmic Black Metal Collective Releases Dying Light Full-Length Via Vendetta Records; LP Pressing Impending – Oakland, California-based VOID OMNIA has released their debut album, Dying Light, through Vendetta Records, with a vinyl pressing of the record now in motion for release in the coming weeks. Demanding your attention for every minute, the band has spawned a cosmic, explosive black metal album with the intensity of a supernova. [MORE…]

SCOWL: Brooklyn Grind Pessimists Raid East Coast On Summer 2016 Tour – New York-based pessimists SCOWL will take their noise-drenched powerviolence/grindcore to deviant audiences down the sweltering East Coast on a short run of tour dates this week. SCOWL‘s Summer 2016 Tour sees the band ripping down the East Coast this week, beginning amidst the Democratic melee in Philadelphia this Thursday, July 28th. Shows follow in Baltimore on Saturday, July 30th and Richmond on Sunday the 31st, with one show still trying to come together for this Friday, July 29th. [MORE…]

GOOD TIGER Announces North American Tour With Dance Gavin Dance, The Contortionist, And Hail The Sun – Following their North American tour with Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red earlier this year, GOOD TIGER – which features within its ranks former members of Tesseract, The Safety Fire, and Architects UK – has announced another stateside run twith Dance Gavin Dance, The Contortionist, and Hail The Sun. The month-long trek will run from September 22nd in Los Angeles, California through October 27th in Mesa, Arizona. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BELLRINGER Debuts “Cowboy Fight” Single From Impending Jettison LP Through Revolver Magazine – The first single to be released from Jettison, the impending new LP from Austin-based BELLRINGER, is now playing through an exclusive premiere at Revolver Magazine. BELLRINGER was formed by ex-Melvins/Clown Alley guitarist Mark Deutrom, acting as the live human conduit for the madman’s tunes, and the new “Cowboy Fight” single is an exemplary specimen of what the outfit delivers: mega-slick, slightly questionable, somewhat ominous, totally psychedelic, and inarguably awesome blues-based chill-out jams for the inner bullfighter in us all. Or, as Deutrom refers to it, “Proto-existentialist sludge-funk soundtrack set to the imagery of pointless violence in the Old West against an utterly indifferent geological timescale (with apologies and respect to Tiny Bradshaw).” [MORE…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Hooligans Stream Dungeon Bastards At MetalSucks; Record Infecting The Masses NOW Via Tankcrimes – This Friday, Tankcrimes will infect the masses with the sonic mutations of Dungeon Bastards, the new full-length from the masked madmen in GHOUL. Captured and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, and mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, Dungeon Bastards wields eleven hemorrhage-inducing tracks of the band’s now-patented Creepsylvanian splatterthrash. [MORE…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Bay Area Progressive Death Metal Collective To Release Calling From A Dream Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Bay Area progressive death metal collective INANIMATE EXISTENCE will release their third full-length this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Titled Calling From A Dream, the nine-track follow-up their critically-lauded A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement studio offering was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.) and will see release on September 16th, 2016. [MORE…]

ROBOTS AND MONSTERS: New Jersey Hardcore/Metal Act Premieres “Signing Off” From New EP Via New Noise Magazine – New Noise Magazine is now streaming the new single from New Jersey-based ROBOTS AND MONSTERS and their impending Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight EP. “Signing Off” is the closing track to the new seven-song record which follows a concept about battling your own mind, and as the band informs us of the track, “By the end of his journey, our anti-hero takes full ownership of his thoughts. In ‘Signing Off,’ we find him embracing the dread, the sadness. He yearns for peace, to ‘leave it all behind.’ Whether that means a physical end or a symbolic end to this internal suffering is up to the listener to decide.” [MORE…]

HORSEBACK Premieres Third Single Via Self-Titled – North Carolina drone/experimental project HORSEBACK today premieres “In Another Time, In And Out Of Form” via Self-Titled. The tune comes by way the forthcoming Dead Ringers full-length. Issues Self-Titled of the track, “The ever-evolving world of Jenks Miller’s HORSEBACK project takes another hard left turn on Dead Ringers, a swirly excursion into the void populated by psych, drone, shoegaze, and Krautrock. Today’s Self-Titled premiere is especially out there, riding a wave of restless guitar riffs and hypnotic rhythms.” [MORE…]

ABOMINANT: Eleventh Full-Length From Kentucky Death Metal Faction Streaming In Full At New Noise Magazine; Napalm Reign Out NOW Via Deathgasm – “Ultimately Napalm Reign succeeds at its goal: not to reinvent the wheel, but to light it on fire and send it scorching to the finish on a tread of searing riffs and forged-in-the-underground flair.” – Angry Metal Guy Long-running Kentucky-based death metal faction, ABOMINANT, will release their Napalm Reign full-length this Friday Via Deathgasm Records. The band’s inexorable eleventh studio album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Briggs and ABOMINANT inside Velocity Studios during the Winter months of 2015/16 and spews forth eleven brand new aural assaults, the band executing their subterranean, thrash-tinged blackened death with the passion and vehemence of true scene veterans. [MORE…]

AUROCH: Details Of Third LP From Vancouver Death Metal Faction Issued; Mute Books Due This Fall Via Profound Lore – Profound Lore Records has issued the details for the impending third full-length album by Vancouver, British Columbia-based death metal faction, AUROCH. The most unfathomably devastating works to see release yet have been captured on the band’s unrelenting Mute Books LP. [MORE…]

ONERA Plays Through New England This Week; Video In The Works – New Hampshire-based ONERA will play a duo of shows in New England this week supporting their recently-released debut EP, Olde. Though the entity of ONERA is very new, the outfit unites a team of veterans from a wide array of revered acts including Morgion, Keen Of The Crow, Cortez, December Wolves, Watchmaker, and others who have been active in the scene for several decades. In September 2015, ONERA entered Amps vs Ohms in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture their debut recordings. The members’ cumulative resumes and influences intertwine and carve out a unique sound for the band. Mastered at New Alliance East, the three-song Olde EP presents just under thirty minutes of glorious doom metal rapture, rife with heavy, melodic, dynamic, and progressive elements which help create an intense, organic, and primeval aura. [MORE…]

QUINTA ESSENTIA: Initiates Of The Great Work Full-Length Streaming At Pure Grain Audio; Record Out NOW On Deathgasm – Initiates Of The Great Work is the new full-length from extreme metal cooperative QUINTA ESSENTIA. Recorded and engineered by former drummer Lance Wright (former touring drummer for Vile, guitarist for Epoch Of Unlight et al) at Stargate Studios in Huntsville, Alabama and mixed by Wright and Colin Davis (Vile), the ten-track offering centers itself around alchemy, electromagnetic energy, the illusions manifested in our culture, expanded consciousness, and enduring the long journey while many aspects of modern culture seek to convince us how insignificant we are as beings. [MORE…]

ARMORED SAINT Announces Performance At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party With Havok, Exmortus, And Thrown Into Exile – Currently on tour in Europe, ARMORED SAINT will make a special appearance in the US this Fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party, which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and lifestyle weekend. The September 23rd pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from ARMORED SAINT, Havok, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.ozzfestmeetsknotfest.com. See below for all upcoming ARMORED SAINT tour dates! [MORE…]

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