Roundup From The Compound – August 15th, 2016

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INFINITE SPECTRUM Releases “The Calling” Lyric Video From Lovecraft-Inspired Haunter Of The Dark Album Via New Noise Magazine – New York City progressive rock/metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM has issued a new lyric video from their recently-released, H. P. Lovecraft-inspired, Haunter Of The Dark album, out now on Sensory Records. The captivating new video was created by Wayne Joyner for the album’s “The Calling,” and now sees its premiere at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Progressive Death Metal Unit Unleashes Title Track From Unique Leader-Bound Calling From A Dream Full-Length; Preorders Available + Headlining Dates ConfirmedCalling From A Dream is the impending full-length from Bay Area progressive death metal faction INANIMATE EXISTENCE. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.), Calling From A Dream is the story of a young man’s journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons. [MORE…]

FREYA: Metal Outfit Featuring Members Of Earth Crisis, Soilwork, Megadeth To Release Grim LP Via Fast Break! Records – Fast Break! Records has confirmed the label’s first release for long-running Syracuse-based metal outfit, FREYA, announcing the September unveiling of the band’s Grim LP. Fortified by the sidewinding winds and mercurial lakes of the land with the largest sinking mall, FREYA stands as an immovable heavy metal monolith. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS Reveals Two Special UK Shows To Mark Their Thirty-Year Anniversary And Celebrate The Release Of Fires Within Fires – With NEUROSIS having marked their thirty-year milestone with three shows in San Francisco, two shows at the respected Roadburn Festival, and a Summer of touring across Europe on the horizon, the anticipation for something special in the UK is palpable. It therefore comes with great pleasure to announce two London shows in November this year with thrilling, and unexpected, special guests. [MORE…]

GAZZAN: Cleveland Metal Outfit Featuring Integrity, American Werewolves, And Bowel Alumni Releases Debut EP, Now Streaming – A new entity emerges from the Cleveland metal scene in the form of GAZZAN, uniting a cast of musicians with roots tracing to American Werewolves, Bowel, and members from three different eras of Integrity. The outfit has self-released their debut EP, Extinction, has booked several new shows for the Summer months, and is in the process of writing for their debut LP. [MORE…]

DESTROYING THE DEVOID: New Track From Progressive Death Metal Project Led By Deeds Of Flesh’s Craig Peters Now Playing – In less than a week, DESTROYING THE DEVOID – the progressive death metal venture led by Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and formerly Arkaik – will drop the cinematic brutality of Paramnesia. The seven-track, forty-six-minute Paramnesia was engineered and produced by Peters at Carnivale Nocturno Studios with all mixing and mastering handled by Zack Ohren (Deeds of Flesh, Arkaik, Suffocation et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions and cover art by Frank Barrera. [MORE…]

KHEMMIS Premieres “Candlelight” Single From Hunted LP Via Metal Injection – The first listen to the new KHEMMIS album comes via an exclusive Metal Injection premiere of the anxiously awaited record’s second track, “Candlelight,” alongside which the popular web mag provides, “Crisp, soaring vocals fuse with a harsh bellow as vocalists/guitarists Phil and Ben, respectively, battle with each other through segments of melodic riffs that race towards the stratosphere while bassist, Dan, and drummer, Zach, add a thick, earthy layer of grit to the track, giving a tinge of sludge to the incisive slab of Doom.” [MORE…]

GHOUL: Malefactors Of Creepsylvania Pillage Billboard Charts With Dungeon Bastards; Record Marks First-Ever Charting Release From Tankcrimes“…our newfound industry clout will allow us to crush our enemies, humiliate our friends, and generally live lives of consequence-free skullduggery from now until the end of time.” – Digestor, GHOUL Dungeon Bastards is the newest studio recording from the notorious Creepsylvanian hooded menaces in GHOUL. Released via Tankcrimes on July 29th, the record devoured Billboard Charts upon its first week of release debuting at #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #13 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Rock Chart, and #27 on the Independent Albums Chart. Not only does Dungeon Bastards serve as the first GHOUL record to enter the Billboard Charts, it’s also the first-ever charting album of Tankcrimes’ extended discography. [MORE…]

THEM BULLS: Italian Desert Rock Unit Debuts “Made Of Ghosts” From Forthcoming Self-Titled Debut – Later this month, Italian desert rockers THEM BULLS will unveil their self-titled debut via Small Stone Records. Since forming early in 2014, THEM BULLS has refined its approach to the unique, desert-style fuzz of initial EP, Space Cadillacs. Executed with melodic precision but a loose feel, songs like “Pot Gun” and “Bandana, Carlos” nod at the poppy bounce of peak-era Queens Of The Stone Age, while “Too Much Hot” offers an attitude all the band’s own and “We Must Live Up” drives the point home with rare emphasis for a collective who are still so relatively new. [MORE…]

DEEDS OF FLESH: Brutal Tech Death Behemoths Welcome Drummer Darren Cesca To The Fold – Brutal tech death behemoths DEEDS OF FLESH are very pleased to welcome drummer Darren Cesca (Eschaton, Goratory, Pillory etc.) to the fold. Cesca takes the place of longtime basher Mike Hamilton (Exhumed) who amicably parted ways with the band late last month. [MORE…]

DETHBEDS: Debut LP Opening Track “Snake Charmer” Premiered At New Noise Magazine; Dungeon Scum Due In October – Newly-formed Chicago outfit DETHBEDS has issued the lead track to their impending debut LP, Dungeon Scum, which the band will self-release this Fall. The track “Snake Charmer” finds its way into the public domain through a premiere at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

PG.LOST: Post-Rock Collective To Release Versus Full-Length Via Pelagic Records Next Month; Teaser Video Posted – Post-rock collective PG.LOST will release their long-anticipated Versus studio offering September 16th, 2016 via Pelagic Records. The Swedish four-piece composed a good portion of the offering – their fifth overall– separately, swapping ideas online, before coming together to record at their newly-launched recording studio. Check out a video teaser for Versus [MORE…]

HORSEBACK: Dead Ringers Streaming In Full At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Relapse – Dead Ringers, the anticipated new full-length from long-running North Carolina-based experimental project HORSEBACK is currently streaming in full via Vice’s music portal Noisey ahead of its August 12th release date through Relapse. [MORE…]

KICKER: Oakland Punk Supergroup Featuring Current/Past Members Of Neurosis, Dystopia, And Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine To Release Rendered Obsolete LP; West Coast Tour With Subhumans Confirmed – Oakland punk supergroup KICKER – featuring within its ranks members of Neurosis, Dystopia, and Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine with infamous veteran road dog, Pete the Roadie, on vocals – will release their Rendered Obsolete full-length via Tankcrimes/Pirate Press Records next month. The nine-track offering comes sheathed in the maniacally detailed cover craftings of Skinner (Mastodon, Kvelertak, Skeletonwitch), and is a true must-have for fans of Subhumans, Rudimentary Peni, Crass, and general sonic disorder. [MORE…]

ACT OF DEFIANCE Announces US Headlining Tour Plus Select Dates With Killswitch Engage And Hellyeah – Following an extensive North American tour this past May and June, ACT OF DEFIANCE is ready to return to the road this Fall, headlining shows across the US. Additionally, the band will appear with Killswitch Engage and Hellyeah on select dates. See below for all upcoming shows. [MORE…]

LIES: Entire Southern Lord-Bound Plague LP From Band Featuring Members Of The Hope Conspiracy And Skin Like Iron Now Streaming – The entire impending Plague LP from Bay Area hardcore outfit LIES is now streaming early through Southern Lord as the label prepares for the album to be released this month. [MORE…]

FUZZ EVIL To Release Debut Album On Battleground Records And Embark On US West Coast Tour This October; Track Streaming – This Fall will see the release of the debut studio full-length from Arizona’s FUZZ EVIL, the band this week unveiling the details on the record including an early track stream, as well as the initial dates for the band’s upcoming West Coast US tour. [MORE…]

EDENSONG: Laser’s Edge Issues Details And Trailer For Years In The Garden Of Years Album By New York City Progressive Quintet – Laser’s Edge has released expansive details for the incoming second studio album by New York City-based progressive quintet EDENSONG, issuing the album’s cover art, track listing, and an extensive video trailer featuring clips of music from throughout the album. [MORE…]

COUNTDOWN Begins The People’s Tour ’16 As Flatspot Records Prepares Demo For Re-Release; Preorders Posted – Boston/New York City-based hardcore outfit COUNTDOWN begins their two-week East Coast US tour today, advancing the re-release of their debut demo recordings, which are about to be officially issued through Flatspot Records. [MORE…]

SUMERLANDS Premieres “Seventh Seal” At Cvlt Nation; Debut Full-Length To See Release Via Relapse Next Month – Old-school heavy metal revivalists SUMERLANDS have just shared a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut out next month via Relapse. Titled “Seventh Seal,” the track is currently streaming at Cvlt Nation, who hail the band for manifesting, “the kind of catchy rock anthems that will have throwing up your horns!” [MORE…]

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST: Lord Almighty Joins Lineup; Festival Merch Designs Announced – SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, Maryland’s open-air metal camping party, announces that Boston black metallers Lord Almighty will join the lineup this Fall. Other newcomers to the fest include Germany’s sludge masters, Mantar, North Dakota’s eerie Ghost Bath, Canada’s frosty Numenorean, who opens the fest on Thursday September 15th, and New Jersey’s Iberian folk-metalists Windfaerer, who play Saturday. [MORE…]

MISS LAVA: Portuguese Psychedelic Outfit Issues Cryptic New Video For “Another Beast Is Born” + Tour Dates Announced – Following the Small Stone Records release of their Sonic Debris LP in May, Portugal’s MISS LAVA has just issued a new video from the record, created for the song “Another Beast Is Born.” The clip is an adaptation of 1971 French film Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (Mais Ne Nous Délivrez Pas Du Mal) by Joël Séria. [MORE…]

BANGLADEAFY Delivers “Act Like An Adult” Via Metal Insider As Narcopaloma EP Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Brooklyn’s tech-shred duo BANGLADEAFY are preparing to unload the brain-warping rampage of their noxious Narcopaloma EP later this month through Nefarious Industries. The band now offer the public another dose of its whiplashing capabilities through an exclusive stream of “Act Like An Adult,” the track dispatched exclusively through Metal Insider. [MORE…]

PAIN Led By Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren Unleashes Video Clip For “Call Me” Featuring Joakim Brodèn Of Sabaton; Coming Home Full-Length To See Release Via Nuclear Blast Next Month – Coming Home is the forthcoming new full-length from PAIN, the Swedish industrial metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann). Following the substantial success of his Lindemann project with Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, Tägtgren retreated to his Abyss Studios to focus on writing yet another industrial metal masterpiece. Coming Home will be released on September 9th through Nuclear Blast and features artwork by Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica). [MORE…]

AYAHUASCA: Toronto-Based Progressive Sludge-Tinged Grunge Trio To Release Sophomore Full-Length Next Month; New Track Posted – Toronto-based progressive sludge-tinged grunge trio AYAHUASCA will release their sophomore full-length next month. Titled Yin, the absorbing, twelve-track offering serves as the follow-up to 2013’s critically-lauded Plato’s Dark Horse. [MORE…]

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