Roundup From The Compound – August 28th, 2017


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GRIDFAILURE: “Never Was” Playing At Svbterranean As I Shall Not Survive Another Winter Nears Release; When The Lights Go Out Series Announced – Svbterranean has debuted the miserable “Never Was” by New York’s GRIDFAILURE, the track advancing the project’s I Shall Not Survive Another Winter which is nearing release on the Fall Equinox. “Never Was” is a prime example of the nearly boundary-free genre cross-pollution represented in the outfit’s upcoming avalanche of new material. GRIDFAILURE creator David Brenner applies several layers of demoralizing vocals, minimal guitars, analog synth, and effects/noise around a beautifully sad blues/jazz-inspired electric piano piece by Christian Molenaar, with clean guest vocals by Mark Steuer, both of San Diego experimental punk outfit Those Darn Gnomes. [MORE…]

NECK OF THE WOODS: MetalSucks Premieres Official “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me” Video; The Passenger Nears September Release – As Vancouver, British Colombia-based progressive/tech death metal outfit NECK OF THE WOODS prepares for the release of their debut album, The Passenger, through Basick Records in September an official video for the album’s “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me” has been premiered through MetalSucks. A vibrant and aggressive video that fits with the track’s dynamic attack, the video for “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me” was directed and edited by Christopher Lennox-Aasen. Offers NECK OF THE WOODS on the song’s lyrical direction, which is displayed the video, “The struggle does not become you, it only makes you stronger.” [MORE…]

VATICAN: Ache Of Eternity By Savannah Metallic Hardcore Sect Streaming At Decibel Magazine; EP Out NOW Through Sorrow Carrier Records – This Friday, Sorrow Carrier Records will unveil the new EP by Savanna, Georgia-based metallic/straight edge hardcore sect, VATICAN. The entire record has been cast out early through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]

THE POD: Debut Solo Album By MAKE Frontman out NOW Through Accident Prone – This Friday, Accident Prone Records will issue the limited edition 12″ LP version of the eponymous debut album from THE POD, the new solo project by MAKE frontman Scott Endres. Following the successful release of MAKE’s most recent album Pilgrimage Of Loathing, the band’s first for Accident Prone, THE POD‘s self-titled debut LP showcases influences from the likes of Gary Numan, Lungfish, Vangelis, Killing Joke, Godflesh, Aphex Twin, and Casio keyboards. The output is worlds away from the harsh and bombastic doom metal of MAKE, yet the album still possesses an atmospheric and mesmerizing quality. Encompassing elements of black metal, synthesizers, and sampled beats, the album is dark and twisted journey of highs and lows, dark and light – a thrilling, yet challenging, ride with truly engrossing results. [MORE…]

OVERDOSE SUPPORT: “Restarting” By Finnish Noise Rock Crew Playing At No Echo As Try Dying Debut LP Nears Release Via Kaos Kontrol – No Echo has unveiled the crushing “Restarting” by Finnish noise rock/hardcore raging unit OVERDOSE SUPPORT, the new single pulled from their incoming debut album, Try Dying, nearing release in September through Kaos Kontrol. [MORE…]

BELL WITCH: Seattle Doom Metal Duo Announces North American Tour With Primitive Man; Band Unveils First Audio From Upcoming Mirror Reaper Full-Length – Seattle doom metal duo, BELL WITCH, will bring their psalms to the stage this fall on a North American tour with Denver doom troupe Primitive Man. The trek will commence on October 25th in Denver, Colorado and run through November 17th in Fort Worth, Texas. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BLK OPS / CAVE BASTARD Split Now Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Tour Dates Begin This Week As LP Sees Release Through Accident Prone – Decibel Magazine is now streaming the damaging split LP between Texas’ BLK OPS (ex-Kill The Client) and California’s CAVE BASTARD (ex-Cattle Decapitation). The record boasts a dominating pairing of extreme acts, unloading a barrage of purely devastating grinding, explosive and experimental mayhem, with four tracks from each band, completed with cover art by Varises Otak. The album is set to erupt through Accident Prone Records this Friday, as both bands take to the streets on tour in support of its release. [MORE…]

BIONATOPS: Title Track To Voices Full-Length By Bizarre Prog/Tech Metal Act Playing At Metal Injection – With the Voices debut album from bizarre prog/tech metal act BIONATOPS set for September release through Nefarious Industries, the title track to this demented spectacle has been immortalized in society through a Metal Injection-hosted debut. [MORE…]

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces North American Tour With Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, And Wormwitch – This fall, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark upon a North American trek in support of their upcoming album, Nightbringers, due out October 6th via Metal Blade Records. The tour will run from October 6th through November 11th with a stop at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th. Support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select dates. [MORE…]

DISTRICT 97 To Join DAVE KERZNER BAND for Co-Headlining Static Vaults US Tour in October 2017; Returning to ROSfest in May 2018 – Chicago-based modern/progressive rock outfit DISTRICT 97 continues to support their 2015-released Laser’s Edge debut, In Vaults, confirming a new run of tour dates alongside the DAVE KERZNER BAND this October. Chicago’s DISTRICT 97 has been wowing audiences and listeners worldwide for nearly a decade. Fronted by the charismatic, powerhouse vocalist Leslie Hunt, they will feature songs from their highly acclaimed album In Vaults, as well as unheard music destined for their upcoming release. Additional tracks from across their previous albums will also be spotlighted, including classic King Crimson material they’ve performed live with the late, great John Wetton. [MORE…]

OBLITERATE: Canadian Death Metal Unit Joins Unique Leader Records For The Release Of Impending DeathCanadian death metallers OBLITERATE are the latest edition to the Unique Leader Records roster. The band will unleash their second full-length, Impending Death, February 2018. Issued guitarist Marcus Adam, “We’ve been working really hard on this record for awhile and, with this partnership with Unique Leader, we think it’s the perfect time for us to unleash what is our heaviest offering to date to our fans. This album is not only our heaviest work to date, but it also demonstrates a much more mature and atmospheric sound which takes our music to a whole new level. [MORE…]

DAYDREAM XI: Metal Underground Debuts “A Cup Of Agony” By Brazilian Prog Metallers; The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn Nears Release Through Sensory- As Brazilian progressive rock/metal act DAYDREAM XI prepares for their Sensory Records debut with the release of their second album, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, a new single from the record is unveiled. Metal Underground is now streaming the album’s “A Cup Of Agony,” ahead of the album’s release and the band’s US live debut at ProgPower USA in two weeks. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS: Long Out-Of-Print Second LP The Word As Law Out NOW Via Neurot Recordings; Album Streaming – Having just wrapped up their North American tour with Converge and labelmates Amenra, followed by a major performance at Psycho Las Vegas, NEUROSIS this week presents a reissue of the band’s long out-of-print second album, The Word As Law, in August, making the album officially available for the first time since the 1990s. [MORE…]

5IVE: Magic Bullet Records Digitally Reissues Full Catalog From Seminal Riff-Doom Rock Entity; Five Weeks Of 5IVE Now Underway – Magic Bullet Records is currently celebrating Five Weeks Of 5IVE, issuing the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston-based riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE, into the digital universe. The 5IVE reissue series includes the titles 5ive, The Telestic Disfracture, The Hemophiliac Dream, Versus, and Hesperus, as well as the self-titled album from The Theory Of Abstract Light, a solo-jams release by 5IVE‘s Ben Carr. The Five Weeks Of 5IVE campaign begins this Friday, August 25th with the digital reissue of the band’s self-titled debut. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER Shares New Music Video For “Stronghold;” Band Begins European Headlining Tour Next Month – Arizona death metal unit GATECREEPER has shared a new video for “Stronghold” off the 2016 released full-length Sonoran Depravation. The video features footage from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, better known as “Jonestown,” on November 18th, 1978. [MORE…]

THE KENNEDY VEIL: California Death Metal Legion To Release Imperium Via Unique Leader This October; Decibel Debuts New Track Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad – California death metal legion THE KENNEDY VEIL will release their newest full-length Imperium on October 20th via Unique Leader Records. The eight-track offering was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions, features guest appearances by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Sven de Caluwé of Aborted, and Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator, and comes swathed in the cover art of Robert Cook. [MORE…]

BLACK MARE: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Femme Couverte” From Dark Ambient Project Led By Sera Timms; Death Magick Mother Preorders Available + Tour With Junius Looms – Death Magick Mother is the second proper full-length album from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures the band’s driving force, Sera Timms amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup. [MORE…]

NOOTHGRUSH – CORRUPTED: Remastered Reissue Of Pivotal Sludge Split LP Out Now Through 20 Buck Spin – 20 Buck Spin is proud to re-unleash one of the most corrosive and damaging split albums, and one of the earliest landmark sludge metal releases, with a reissue of the long out-of-print NOOTHGRUSH / CORRUPTED split LP. It’s hard to believe that twenty years have passed since two of the bleakest purveyors of doomed psychosis, namely NOOTHGRUSH and CORRUPTED, unleashed thirty-five minutes of suffering on one split LP. Perhaps thought buried by grime and rust, the much sought-after release has now been excavated in 2017 and given a fresh layer of tar via remastered audio and new artwork. [MORE…]

BRETT NETSON Announces September And October Solo Tour With CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS – BRETT NETSON has announced a run of solo tour dates for September and October, where he’ll be traveling and sharing the stage with soloist CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS. Spawned in Idaho’s Great Basin/Snake River Plain, BRETT NETSON is known for specializing in heavy, psychedelic, lowdown rock and roll guitar through his work in Caustic Resin and Built To Spill since the 1990s, in recent years as a rogue member of Earth, and his latest venture, SNAKES. With his new full-time project, there is much evidence that there are different dimensions to NETSON‘s existential, freakout brand of rock. As an impending SNAKES split LP with CROSS nears release through NETSON‘s own Scavenger Cult label, this tour will see the man bringing the synth-soaked mega-riff to the fans performing solo. [MORE…]

REBEL WIZARD: The Warning Of One Cassette EP From Australian Negative Metal Project Out Now And Streaming Via Prosthetic Records – “…here again is that distinctive sound, a hybrid of riffs and leads in which one can detect thrash, NWOBHM, and power metal; scalding vocal explosiveness that makes one think of an enraged panther that has also been set on fire; heavy, head-hammering low-end rhythms; and in this particular track a triumphant starburst of a solo and a closing melody that both merit the well-worn term ‘epic.'” – No Clean Singing on “One I Call” The Warning Of One EP is the latest output from cryptic, negative metal act REBEL WIZARD. Offering up four brand new anti-shamanic anthems The Warning Of One is out now on cassette and digital formats. [MORE…]

DEMON EYE: North Carolina Occult Metal Collective Announces Fall Live Dates; Soulseller-Bound Prophecies And Lies Full-Length To See North American Release Next Month – “With so many bands reaching backwards in hopes for something new, it’s refreshing when a band actually accomplishes that goal simply by injecting their own energy into a well-worn mix. DEMON EYE crafted a solid, energetic slab of groove with Prophecies And Lies, and it’s a sound that’s sure to worm its way into your eardrums…” – Angry Metal Guy Occult metal collective DEMON EYE will embark on a bout of live performances through Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and their home state of North Carolina this fall. The band’s latest run of dates come in conjunction with the release of their newest full-length, Prophecies And Lies. [MORE…]

SXUPERION: Decibel Premieres “Myriad” Video From Cosmic Blackened Death Project; EP To See Release Via Bloody Mountain Records This Week – Myriad is the forthcoming full-length from Sierra Mountains-dwelling cosmic blackened death project SXUPERION. SXUPERION is the solo project of Valdur, Weverin, and Endless Blizzard drummer Matthew S. The Myriad EP, the final release of the Cosmic Corridors series, follows the musical and instrumental path laid by the 2016-issued Cosmic Void offering centering itself on the view of a world being governed by human insecurities through the eyes of a space traveler. [MORE…]

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