Roundup From The Compound – December 12th, 2016

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EYEHATEGOD: Help Mike IX Live IX LivesIn December 2014, while on tour with Corrections House, Michael was hospitalized in Texas. The ER doctor told him that his liver was failing and he wouldn’t survive another year. He immediately returned to NOLA and consulted with one of the best liver specialists in the country. Although he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, this doctor gave him the hope and encouragement that he needed to put up the fight of his life. [MORE…]

SPAZZ: Decibel Magazine Streams Entire Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla Compilation; Reissue Out NOW Via Tankcrimes“Along with Charles Bronson, SPAZZ were the epitome of the power violence scene and Sweatin’ II: Deported Live Gorilla is a vital part of its history.” – Mass Movement Tankcrimes will unchain Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla from iconic, now-defunct hardcore punk/powerviolence trio, SPAZZ. Featuring the trio of Chris Dodge (also Slap-a-Ham), Dan Lactose, and Max Ward and initially released on 625 Records in 2001 as Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Dwarf, SPAZZ‘s Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla boasts a whopping thirty-five tracks from 1995-1996 culled from splits with Subversion (1995, Deported Records) and now Romantic Gorilla (1996, Sound Pollution Records) not included on the original version, and cover tunes (7 Seconds, A Luta Continua), plus a full live set from KFJC radio (1996). Everything is remastered, or in some cases mastered for the first time ever, by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Impaled et al) at Mammoth Sound. Additionally, the Tankcrimes edition gives Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla the digital treatment for the first time ever. Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla follows Tankcrimes’ reissue treatment of the band’s legendary Sweatin’ To The Oldies and Sweatin’ 3: Skatin’, Satan & Katon collections, released earlier this year. [MORE…]

GNAW THEIR TONGUES: Entire Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent Streaming At Cvlt Nation As Record Sees ReleaseHymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent, the brand new album from The Netherlands’ most prolific harsh black/experimental noise outfit, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, is now streaming in its entirety at Cvlt Nation just days ahead of its release. Cvlt Nation’s write-up accompanying the stream of Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent offers, “While dark ambient and industrial create the basis of the sound, the outbreaks of the record move towards the further extreme sides of black metal and noise. The noise element is able to smear the parts, provide more character and enhance the dominance of the industrial patterns, while the black metal essence sets them ablaze. The changes to black metal modes is truly awe-inspiring, as Mories plunges the knife deeper into the wound, with vehement guitar parts, blastbeats and an overall ferocity. The extreme vocals that accompany most of these moments are brilliant, cutthroat and with ample distortion applied, they make the process that more realistic and palpable.” [MORE…]

SEE?, Featuring Current/Former Members Of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, And More, Premieres New Track At Decibel Magazine, Melts Faces – Eccentric collective, SEE? – featuring current/former members of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai, Cibo Matto, Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale, Joan As Police Woman, Bassoon, Sugarlife, and many other acts – has debuted a new single from their impending Lighteninging On Your Thames, as the album nears release through Nefarious Industries in just over two weeks. [MORE…]

MAYHEM To Release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive; Band To Perform Classic Album In Its Entirety On North American Headlining Tour – Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are celebrating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with tours across the globe. This coming January, the band will march their way across North America performing the record in its monumental entirety. In conjunction with their many live appearances, MAYHEM will also release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive on December 15th, 2016. The album was captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival. The show marked MAYHEM‘s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full. [MORE…]

The DRX: Avant-Rock Group Debuts “The End Of Avoiding Consequence” At Treble As Throughout Within Nears Nefarious Industries Release – New York City-based avant-rock collective The DRX – led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Romans, and featuring members of Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, The Riot Oak, Jerseyband, and others – prepares for the release of their expansive new concept album, Throughout Within, through Nefarious Industries at the end of the month. [MORE…]

BEHEADED: Decibel Premieres New Video From Malta-Based Brutal Death Metal Merchants; Beast Incarnate Preorders Available – Beast Incarnate is the impending new long player from Malta-based brutal death metal merchants BEHEADED. Set for release next month via Unique Leader, the infernal, eight-track production draws upon the brutal and melodic approach to the band’s 2012-issued, critically-championed Never To Dawn long player. Recorded at MKII Recording Studio (Italy) and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Teadeat, Bone Gnawer, Aeon, Those Who Bring The Torture etc.) at Enhanced Audio Productions Sweden, Beast Incarnate comes shrouded in the cover art of Gabriel Alegria Sabogal, welcomes the addition of new recruits – drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo – and truly stretches the boundaries of BEHEADED‘s signature sound to meet new extremes. [MORE…]

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR: Visual Accompaniment To “Moloch” From Black Metal Eccentrics Led By Vulture Industries’ Bjørnar E. Nilsen Now Playing At No Clean SingingCostin Chioreanu dove into the abyss of our collective consciousness and has emerged with images of our destruction; the joint annihilation of all life.” – Bjørnar E. Nilsen, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR BLACK HOLE GENERATOR – the avant black metal collective Led by Vulture Industries’ mainman Bjørnar E. Nilsen – recently unleashed their A Requiem For Terra full-length upon adventurous ears via Dark Essence Records. Shifting between the bleak aural landscapes of a desolate world and the frantic torrent of the abyss, the seven tracks comprising A Requiem For Terra boast Nilsen’s distinctive and highly charged vocals and enough stand-out riffing to satisfy the souls of any guitar aficionado, with Arve Isdal (Enslaved, Audrey Horne) on guitars, Gjermund Fredheim (Taake, Orkan) performing lead guitars on three of the tracks, and additional guitars by Dag Terje Andersen. [MORE…]

OKKULTOKRATI Releases “Hidden Future”‘ Video From Raspberry Dawn Album At The Quietus; European Tour Continues Through December – OKKULTOKRATI is anything but a straightforward band when it comes to their psych-singed, heavy rock, post-punk instrumentation, and so it should come as no surprise to find their lyrical output is just as inspired to define. The band has unveiled a new video for the track “Hidden Future” – the longest track on their new LP Raspberry Dawn – as it premieres through the Quietus, and it draws upon 20th century sci-fi and cold war rhetoric to create a chilling, worldwide anti-war story. [MORE…]

ROZAMOV: Boston Doom Outfit Completes Debut LP For Release Through Battleground Records And Dullest Records – Boston, Massachusetts-based doom metal outfit, ROZAMOV, has completed their first full-length recording, This Mortal Road. The band has hooked up with diverse underground labels, Battleground Records and Dullest Records, who are now solidifying the album for release in early 2017.Since 2011, ROZAMOV has left their mark on the US metal circuit with their infectious psyche-tinged grueling doom, the band name having quickly spread beyond their local scene through touring abroad, having opened for countless national acts, and much more. Having independently released two EPs – 2012’s Rozamov and 2013’s Of Gods And FleshROZAMOV now prepares to desensitize the masses with their proper debut album, This Mortal Road. [MORE…]

VOID OMNIA Begins West Coast Tour With Benefit For Oakland Ghost Ship Fire – Oakland, California black metal cult VOID OMNIA today begins their West Coast tour in support of their recently issued Dying Light debut LP. However, the band has adjusted the first date of the tour to take part in a benefit show for the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire catastrophe which took place in their hometown in recent days. Issues VOID OMNIA on the horrifying situation, “Now, more than ever, is an important time to support the DIY community. The underground is in the spotlight. Our outlets and the avenues we travel with them, are about to be assaulted harder than ever. It’s up to all of us to protect each other and what we hold sacrosanct in the aftermath of this devastating tragedy.” [MORE…]

THE DRIP Premieres New Song “Anathema” Via Decibel Magazine – Washington State quintet THE DRIP has premiered the second track from their The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability. Hear the frantic sounds of “Anathema” via Decibel Magazine, who notes of the song, “their grindy bits will jackhammer you into the fucking pavement,” at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

SUPERJOINT Confirms Winter Headlining Tour With Battlecross And Child Bite; Band To Appear On For The Sick Benefit For Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams – SUPERJOINT will kick of the new year with part one of their US headlining tour. The band’s latest journey is set to commence on January 12th and run through February 4th with additional dates to be announced. Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit. Additionally, SUPERJOINT will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event set up for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who’s currently awaiting a liver transplant. The For The Sick Benefit will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in New Orleans and will include appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, and many more acts bound together for the cause. Advance tickets go on sale this Friday at holdmyticket.com. [MORE…]

THE POWER OF THE RIFF: December Los Angeles-Based Event Takes Place This Week; Set Times Posted – As the Los Angeles-based THE POWER OF THE RIFF festival event taking place next week rapidly approaches, the set times and more have been posted. THE POWER OF THE RIFF begins with a now sold-out pre-party Friday, December 16th, with Venice crossover icons EXCEL headlining the show in support of the recent reissue of their second album, The Joke’s On You. Also added to the party are Inglewood powerviolence squad DESPISE YOU as well as local Los Angeles death-punk sect DETH CRUX. [MORE…]

VARAHA: Chicago-Based Atmospheric Metal Collective To Release Debut EP Featuring Guest Appearance By Bruce Lamont; New Track Streaming – Chicago-based atmospheric metal collective VARAHA will released their self-titled debut EP later this month. Recorded by Nick Morgan and Mike Lust (Urge Overkill, Russian Circles, William Elliott Whitmore, Child Bite) and mixed and mastered by Adam K. Stilson (Airiel, Car Seat Headrest, Ritual Howls, Pink Frost, Radar Eyes) at Decade Music Studios, the stunning three tracks comprising the EP includes guest appearances by Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Brain Tentacles et al) on saxophone and Josie Boyer (Round Rock Symphony Orchestra) on cello. [MORE…]

ENDORPHINS LOST: Pacific Northwest Powerviolence Squad Releases Choose Your Way Debut LP Via Six Week Records; Album Streaming – Pacific Northwest-based ENDORPHINS LOST has just issued their ravenous new Choose Your Way LP through Six Weeks Records, the entire album now available for streaming. Unloading fourteen tracks in twenty-eight minutes, Choose Your Way showcases the new ENDORPHINS LOST lineup delivering a combination of primal powerviolence and metallic hardcore/crust punk, bridging the style forged by the likes of Infest, Spazz, Crossed Out, and Capitalist Casualties while bringing the metallic ferocity of Pacific Northwest acts like Earth Control, The Drip, and Brainscraper. Recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Iron Lung, Vastum, Necrot) and mastered by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording (Lago, Godhunter, Unruh), this incendiary contribution is the sign of things to come, with new music and tours in the works, there seems to be no stopping the inevitable. As the seven plagues are a sign of the apocalypse, ENDORPHINS LOST is the sound of end times. [MORE…]

DYING WHALE Issues Details Of Nefarious Industries-Bound Last Moments Of Misery; Track Playing At New Noise Magazine + Tour Begins This Week – Georgia-based hardcore punk outfit DYING WHALE has issued the full details and February street date for the release of their Nefarious Industries-bound Last Moments Of Misery album. In addition, New Noise Magazine has premiered a track from the album, and the band announces a bout of December tour dates which begin next week.

DYING WHALE tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire) as they feel fully at home in his studio. Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song melee. [MORE…]

BLACK ANVIL Premieres Title Track Of Forthcoming As Was Full-Length Via Clrvynt – New York City’s BLACK ANVIL has premiered the title track to the forthcoming As Was full-length through Clrvynt today, the respected blog calls the record, “the most dynamic work that BLACK ANVIL have done.” Listen to “As Was” via Clrvynt, alongside an interview with BLACK ANVIL‘s Paul Delaney at THIS LOCATION. Listen to the previously released “May Her Wrath Be Just” now via YouTube HERE. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS To Perform In Four West Coast North American Cities This Week Including Headlining The Power Of The Riff – NEUROSIS continues to bring the monolithic tones of their recently-released Fires Within Fires LP to audiences, with a run of four West Coast North American live performances rapidly approaching next week. Following recent shows in London with Earth, Discharge, and Subhumans, and two shows in Portland with labelmates Yob and Kowloon Walled City, NEUROSIS next week plays to fans in their Bay Area origin, with a show in San Francisco on December 17th, again with support from Yob, Kowloon Walled City. The next day, NEUROSIS headlines the multi-day The Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles, the fest also including sets from Wolves In The Throne Room, Incantation, Nails, Pelican, Kowloon Walled City, and more. December 19th sees the band in Seattle, and December 20th in Vancouver, with support from Yob and Sumac on both shows. [MORE…]

HARM’S WAY Announces North American Tour With Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, And Eternal Sleep – After completing an extensive North American and European trek this past summer, Chicagoan metal/hardcore unit HARM’S WAY will head back out on the road this coming February and March supporting Every Time I Die. Additional support will be provided by Knocked Loose and Eternal Sleep. See below for all dates. [MORE…]

UNIFORM CHOICE: Southern Lord Prepares Iconic Screaming For Change LP For Deluxe Reissue; Preorders Posted – One of the greatest American hardcore releases of the 1980s gets the deluxe Southern Lord reissue treatment, with the January re-release of the landmark Screaming For Change classic album by UNIFORM CHOICE. Screaming For Change was the debut album from Orange County, California’s godfathers of positive hardcore, UNIFORM CHOICE. Furious hardcore energy and a signature vocal delivery combine with empowering lyrical output to formulate one of the most renowned and longstanding albums of the ’80s hardcore scene. Originally released in 1986 on the band’s own Wishingwell Records label, vocalist Pat Dubar recently contacted Southern Lord with the desire to have an official re-issue of the classic album “done right” for their fans. After several unauthorized, completely sub-par bootlegs appeared Pat wanted a definitive version released to set the record straight! [MORE…]

EARSPLIT DISTRO: Be sure to raid EARSPLIT DISTRO for all titles from The Compound Recs including CLASSHOLE (featuring members of Eyehategod, Mountain Of Wizard, haarp, and more), DIE CHOKING, LAE (featuring Steve Austin from Today Is The Day), GRIDFAILURE, GODHUNTER, and more, in addition to hundreds of imported/distributed titles from Selfmadegod Records, Supernatural Cat, 20 Buck Spin, Indisciplinarian, Exile On Mainstream, and many others. [GO HERE]

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS ALLEGAEON ARMORED SAINT – BATTLECROSS BLACK ANVIL CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLITERATI – COGNITIVE – THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN – CRYPT ROT – DIE CHOKING – THE DRIP – DYING WALE DYSRHYTHMIA – ENDORPHINS LOST – ETERNAL SLEEP – EXCEL EYE – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – HARM’S WAY – KHEMMIS MARTYRDÖD – MAYHEM – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE – NEUROSIS – NO LIGHT OKKULTOKRATI – POWER TRIP – THE POWER OF THE RIFF – PSALM ZERO – REALITY SLAP –SUNN O))) – SUPERJOINT – THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – THE OMINOUS CIRCLE – VARAHA – VOID OMNIA – WAILIN STORMS – WOLVHAMMER – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

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