Roundup From The Compound – December 11th, 2017


GNAW: Revolver Magazine Debuts Uniquely Terrifying “Fire” Video; Cutting Pieces LP Out NOW Through Translation Loss – Following the recent Translation Loss release of their devastating third LP, Cutting Pieces, New York City avant/experimental outfit GNAW has just issued a new video for the album’s “Fire,” through a premiere at Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

SUNLESS: Minneapolis Death Metal Outfit Prepares To Issue Vinyl Version Of Urraca Through Aural Music; Preorders And Live Footage Posted – Following its initial release in February, investigative death metal trio, SUNLESS, will now release their acclaimed Urraca debut album on vinyl through Aural Music in early 2018. [MORE…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Unveils “Wolf Named Crow” Video From Forthcoming No Cross No Crown Full-LengthView / Share CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s “Wolf Named Crow” video: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is pleased to unveil the official new music video for “Wolf Named Crow” from their forthcoming No Cross No Crown full-length. Issues bassist Mike Dean of the tune, “‘Wolf Named Crow’ started with a couple of riffs Pepper was sitting on for a while. We learned those and collectively came up with a bridge on the spot and it fell together naturally. It reminds me of a new take on Wiseblood-era COC and Reed played some very original, yet very Bill Ward inspired fills. It’s easily my favorite track on this record.” [MORE…]

BROKEN CROSS: Swedish Metal/Hardcore Outfit Completes Second LP Militant Misanthrope For Early 2018 Release – Swedish-based apocalyptic metal/hardcore outfit BROKEN CROSS has completed its second LP, titled Militant Misanthrope, which is being finalized for release in February. [MORE…]

STEVE VON TILL Announces One-Off Solo Show In Canada; Multi-Part Live Gear Video Posted At Demovids – With NEUROSIS about to embark on their first-ever run of tour dates in South America, guitarist/vocalist STEVE VON TILL has begun booking solo shows for 2018. [MORE…]

CENTURIES Announces European Tour Supporting New Album, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, To Be Released Via Southern Lord In JanuaryCENTURIES‘ second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, is due for release in January via Southern Lord Recordings. The band today announces their return to Europe for the fourth time in April and May, alongside Portrayal Of Guilt. [MORE…]

CHRCH: Sacramento Doom Quintet Joins Neurot Recordings; Band To Release Second Full-Length This Spring – Sacramento, California based doom quintet CHRCH has joined the Neurot Recordings family for the release of their forthcoming full-length, Light Will Consume Us All, slated to drop this spring. [MORE…]

AGRIMONIA Announces New Album, Awaken, Set For Release January 26th Via Southern Lord; Trailer PostedAGRIMONIA returns with their fourth album release, and second for Southern Lord, Awaken, now set for release through Southern Lord on January 26th. The label has issued the artwork, track listing, and a trailer for the record. [MORE…]

THE OXFORD COMA: PureGrainAudio Hosts “Inflatable Patriots” Lyric Video – Arizona grunge/prog metal cult THE OXFORD COMA has issued a new lyric video for “Inflatable Patriots” – a track from the band’s recently-released Steve Albini-produced second LP, Everything Out Of Tune – through a premiere at PureGrainAudio. The premiere comes as the band prepares to launch a mini-tour up the West Coast this week. [MORE…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Noise Rock Eccentrics To Begin Tour With Unsane – Detroit noise rock eccentrics CHILD BITE, who’ve spent much of the year road bound, return to the streets next week supporting legendary noise rock trio Unsane and experimental trio BigIBrave. The eight-date trek – which runs from December 12th through December 19th – follows CHILD BITE‘s recent tour with Housecore labelmates Superjoint along with DevilDriver and will serve as their final shows of the year. [MORE…]

NECROT Tops Year End Lists With Blood Offerings“Packed with killer riffs, thunderous blast beats and the death-defying leads of Saviours guitarist Sonny Reinhardt, the debut album from this hotly touted Oakland death metal trio bristles with a raw intensity that’s frequently lost in the modern era of triggered, overproduced extremity. By keeping it real, NECROT keep it awesome.” – Revolver [MORE…]

INSECT ARK: Atmospheric Noise/Doom Duo To Release Marrow Hymns Via Profound Lore This February; New Track Streaming – Combining elements of horror-film soundtracks, psychedelic doom, and atmospheric noise, New York City/Portland-based instrumental duo INSECT ARK presents their newest record, Marrow Hymns, to be released on Profound Lore Records, February 23rd, 2018. [MORE…]

MANGOO: The Heat Full-Length Streaming At Scene Point Blank; New Record From Finnish Fuzz Rockers Out NOW On Small Stone“The Heat packs eleven dramatic, hard hitting songs that bridge ’70s styled hard rock, psychedelia, space rock, prog, grunge, and a touch of classic metal…. MANGOO have one foot firmly planted in the glory days of yesteryear, the other in 2017, making for an exciting sound that delivers big time throughout The Heat.” – Sea Of Tranquility [MORE…]

CLAMFIGHT: New Jersey Quartet To Release III LP Via Argonauta Records In January; Track Debuted At Doomed And Stoned + Preorders Posted – New Jersey sludge crushers CLAMFIGHT present their third album, III, which will see January release through Argonauta Records. Alongside the album’s cover art, track listing, and other details, the band and label have teamed up with Doomed And Stoned webzine to premiere the album’s first single, “History Of The Earls Of Orkney.” [MORE…]

SCOUR To Play Two Rare US Shows; Band To Appear At Roskilde Festival 2018 + Red EP Ranks Among Revolver’s 20 Best Albums Of 2017 – “A six-track romp through buzzing infernos and sludgy hellscapes, the supergroup’s second EP, Red, is Anselmo’s finest black metal hour to date – no corpse paint necessary.” – Revolver SCOUR – the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) – will play two rare shows in Texas next week in Fort Worth and Austin respectively. The band is also confirmed to appear at Roskilde Festival in Denmark next year alongside the likes of Mogwai, Clutch, Chelsea Wolfe, Bruno Mars, and so many more. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

PG.LOST Swedish Post-Rock Collective To Release Live At Dunk! Fest 2017 2xLP Via Pelagic Records; Video Teaser Posted – Long-running Swedish experimental post-rock collective PG.LOST will release the Live At Dunk! Fest 2017 2xLP via Pelagic Records later this month. The overwhelming crowd response to PG.LOST‘s seminal performance at Dunk! Festival 2017 left no doubt that this band is on the course for true greatness. The show was recorded and is now being released as a collaborative effort between Pelagic Records, Dunk!Records, who have already released stunning Live At Dunk albums of other genre-defining acts, and A Thousand Arms. [MORE…]

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