Roundup From The Compound – August 21st, 2017


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IRON MONKEY Announces New Album 9-13 To Be Released Via Relapse Records; “OmegaMangler” Now Playing – Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY returns with 9-13, their first new full-length in almost two decades. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death of their original singer J.P. Morrow, the group has reformed for phase two of their mission. Recorded in their hometown of Nottingham in Spring 2017 A.D. with producer Johnny A. Carter, 9-13 is nine songs and forty-eight minutes of total nihilism. Now older, more cynical, and more isolationist, IRON MONKEY is back to usurp the scene, then crush its skull. Without question, their most focused, aggressive, and direct material to date, 9-13 is an all-out assault of violent hatred and nightmarish negativity. Recommended listening for fans of pain, suffering, and misanthropy. [MORE…]

UNSANE Shares “Aberration” From Southern Lord-Bound Sterilize Album; Preorders Posted + Second Brooklyn Show Added – The first audio insight into the new Sterilize album from legendary noise rock group UNSANE arrives today with the premiere of “Aberration.” According to the band, “‘Aberration’ is classic UNSANE, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.” [MORE…]

BENEATH: New Noise Magazine Premieres Ephemeris Full-Length From Icelandic Death Metal Collective; Record Out NOW Via Unique Leader – Icelandic death metal collective BENEATH presents their blistering Ephemeris full-length via Unique Leader Records. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.) at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, Ephemeris features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination. [MORE…]

NATVRE’S: Argento Records To Release Early Cvlts LP From Greek Black Metal Outfit; “Death Of The Earth” Streaming At Cvlt Nation + Preorders Posted – Argento Records announces the upcoming release of Early Cvlts, the second LP from Thessaloniki, Greece-based black metal trio, NATVRE’S. In an advance preview of the album’s scathing ways, Cvlt Nation is now streaming the track “Death Of The Earth.” [MORE…]

VATICAN: Metal Injection Streams “Dreamer’s Bodybag” + Full Live Set Posted At Hate5Six; Ache Of Eternity EP Nears Release – Metal Injection is now streaming “Dreamer’s Bodybag,” a new single pulled from the impending Ache Of Eternity EP by Savannah-based straight edge metallic hardcore outfit, VATICAN.” [MORE…]

JESUS PIECE Confirms Fall US Tour With Comeback Kid And Burn- Recent Southern Lord signees JESUS PIECE have announced a barrage of new tour dates for the months ahead, including a US tour with Comeback Kid and Burn. [MORE…]

BIONATOPS: Schizophrenic Prog/Tech Metal Act To Release Voices Through Nefarious Industries In September; Trailer Issued – Nefarious Industries presents the noxious new Voices album by BIONATOPS, the outfit producing a boldly bizarre mutation of progressive, technical, and categorically odd metal. A brief glimpse into the mutant output of the duo’s new wares has been issued through a brief trailer ahead of the record’s September release. [MORE…]
SOLBRUD And ORM: Denmark Black Metal Acts Announce Blōtmōnaþ 2017 Denmark Fall Tour – Denmark’s finest black metal bands SOLBRUD and ORM have both released some of the most vital albums of 2017, and now, announce a joint tour of Denmark in November, called Blōtmōnaþ 2017. There is movement in the shadows of Danish metal, as new talented bands have emerged from the darkest and coldest crannies of the scene during the last couple of years. SOLBRUD and ORM are two of those bands. Both have released heavyweight black metal albums via Indisciplinarian in 2017 and have thereby contributed to the increasing high standard of Danish metal music. [MORE…]

WARBEAST: Metal Injection Premieres Eighteen-Minute “Hitchhiker” Video Starring Edwin Neal (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre); Enter The Arena Full-Length Out Now On Housecore Metal Injection unveils the official video clip for “Hitchhiker” from Texas thrash legion WARBEAST. The tune, delivered as an eighteen-minute horror movie, comes by way of the band’s recently issued Enter The Arena full-length and is based on Edwin Neal’s character in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. [MORE…]

ARKAIK Debuts Video For “Futile State” Via Metal Injection; Nemethia Nears Release Through Unique Leader Records – Advancing the September release of ARKAIK‘s anxiously-awaited fifth full-length Nemethia, the brutal tech-death metal outfit has released an official video for the record’s “Futile State” through an exclusive premiere at Metal Injection. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE Readies For Month-Long Tour With Venom Inc.; Band Added To Ozzfest Meets Knotfest And 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise – GOATWHORE will return to the road this fall on a North American excursion supporting UK metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will deafen twenty-nine cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence.[MORE…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off US Mini Tour With Danzig Next Month – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Danzig on a short run of live dates next month. The week-long trek will commence off on September 7th in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and includes stops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Montclair, New Jersey; Huntington, New York; Lewiston, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. [MORE…]

ACEPHALIX: Cvlt Nation Premieres “God Is Laughing” From Bay Area Death Metal Sect; Decreation LP Nears Release Through 20 Buck Spin- Ahead of its release through 20 Buck Spin next month, ACEPHALIX – featuring members of Vastum, Necrot, Depressor, and more – offers a terrorizing indication of the horror their new Decreation LP delivers, partnering with Cvlt Nation for a premiere of the album’s “God Is Laughing,” alongside an interrogation with the band. [MORE…]

ODDLAND: New Tour-Filmed Video For “Penumbra” Premiered Through Decibel Magazine – Finnish progressive metal quartet ODDLAND presents a fresh video for “Penumbra,” through an exclusive premiere at Decibel Magazine. The video for “Penumbra,” which is pulled from the band’s 2016-released Origin album, was filmed while ODDLAND was out on tour with Sensory/Laser’s Edge labelmates Wolverine and Until Rain across Europe earlier this year. Combining live footage, off-stage antics, and more, the video gives listeners a personal, inside look at the members of the band. [MORE…]

Pelagic Records Announces In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth – A Compilation Of Contemporary Post Rock And Metal – Pelagic Records will release In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth this fall; a compilation of one-hundred-eighty minutes of contemporary post rock, metal, and experimental rock music. This release showcases the entire Pelagic Records roster and includes bands such as Mono, Pg.Lost, Klone, Wang Wen, and many others. Previously unreleased tracks by The Ocean and new signing Spook The Horses, as well as a previously digitally unreleased track by Cult Of Luna round off this fine compilation, which is set for a September 29th release. [MORE…]

KING PARROT: Australia’s High-Octane Grind Machine Premieres New Track “Die Before You Die” At Decibel Magazine; US Tour With Superjoint And DevilDriver Draws Near – Ugly Produce is the impending new full-length from Australian extreme metal miscreants KING PARROT. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence. [MORE…]

MIRACLE DRUG Debuts “Grudge” Video At Exclaim! Magazine; Band Confirms New Live Dates Supporting How Much Is Enough EP – How Much Is Enough, the debut EP by Louisville’s MIRACLE DRUG, is out now on WAR Records. Following its release, the band issues a new video for the record’s “Grudge,” through an exclusive premiere at Exclaim! Magazine. [MORE…]

NO FUNERAL / LIVID: Crushing Split LP From Two Twin Cities Sludge/Doom Kingpins Out NOW Through Live Fast Die Recordings – The corrosive split LP between two of the Twin Cities’ top sludge/doom metal kingpins, NO FUNERAL and LIVID, is now available through their local DIY vinyl-mongers at Live Fast Die Recordings. With two tracks by NO FUNERAL leading the charge, and one monolithic track by LIVID on the B-side, this cooperative release truly presents some of the most engaging and crushing pairings of slow-motion, dredging, riffage and sonic terror. [MORE…]

KARAMAZOV: “Collapser” Video Now Playing At Cvlt Nation; Self-Control EP : 23:28 Debut Out Now – Minneapolis-based electronic/rock soloist KARAMAZOV presents the outfit’s debut recordings with the Self-Control EP : 23:28, and Cvlt Nation has debuted the band’s first official video, created for the EP’s “Collapser.” KARAMAZOV is the brainchild of Luke Olson, which he began in 2014 between recording and touring with his other acts, Blue Ox, and the now defunct Ambassador Gun. The project is infused with collaborations from a wide range of artists, coalescing into an expansive hybrid of electronic and rock-based soundscapes. Olson offers of the “Collapser” video’s creation, “I went down an internet rabbit hole and collected public stock [MORE…]

THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA To Release Resurrect October 13th Via Unique Leader Records; New Track Streaming – French death metal legion THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA will release their second full-length, Resurrect, on October 13th via Unique Leader Records. Issues the band of the self-produced offering, “We conditioned ourselves to unleash our primal influences, it’s a back-to-the-roots process with old-school riffs tuned to the more modern sound. We are proud of this combination. Each song has its own identity. We recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album by ourselves at our own studio, Spike Recording Studio, which allowed us to keep every step of the production process under control. This gave us the time and freedom to really develop our sound. [MORE…]

CAVE BASTARD Premieres “Hobocide” At Metal Underground; Split LP With BLK OPS Out In Just Days Through Accident Prone – Metal Underground is now streaming “Hobocide,” the new single from San Diego’s grinding CAVE BASTARD. The track, pulled from the band’s impending split LP with BLK OPS, is leaked in advance of the record’s release this week through Accident Prone… [MORE…]

BLEACH EVERYTHING Premieres “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” Digital Single At Decibel Magazine; Virginia And Texas Shows Confirmed + LP To See 2018 Release – Virginia hardcore/punk outfit BLEACH EVERYTHING has linked up with Decibel Magazine to unload a new digital single reflective of our volatile social and political climate, “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes.” The song is pulled from the band’s debut LP, which is under construction for release through Magic Bullet Records in early 2018. [MORE…]

MEATWOUND East Coast Largo 2017 Tour Underway; Digital Single Including Ministry Cover Out Now + New 7″ Announced – As Florida’s corrosive MEATWOUND kicks off their East Coast Largo 2017 tour tomorrow, the band issues a new single through Magic Bullet Records, which includes a reworked version of a track from their recent Largo LP, as well as a Ministry cover track. [MORE…]

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