Roundup From The Compound – December 19th, 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…]

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Confirms Spring 2017 Tour Supporting Deafheaven – Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU has announced an upcoming US tour supporting Deafheaven, set to take place in February and March. Following the special 10th anniversary edition of their defining Young Mountain LP, which was released through Magic Bullet Records in November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU embarked on a series of shows to commemorate the re-released album in select cities around the US with sold out performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and two shows in New York City. On these shows, the band performed Young Mountain in its entirety back-to-back with a full performance of 2008’s self-titled album. [MORE…]

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN Announces First US Tour In Nearly Five Decades – After a highlight performance at Psycho Las Vegas 2016, hugely influential UK heavy psychedelic progressive eccentrics THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN announces their 2017 Zim Zam Zim tour marking their first fun of live performances since 1969. The God Of Hellfire himself, Arthur Brown, will be celebrating fifty years since releasing the debut single “Devil’s Grip,” which helped shape the British and worldwide psychedelic movement. [MORE…]

LÃ…NGFINGER Issues Track-By-Track Breakdown Of Crossyears At PureGrainAudio; Album Out Now On Small Stone – PureGrainAudio is hosting a track-by-track breakdown of Crossyears – the new album by Swedish power trio, LÃ…NGFINGER – in the band’s own words. The album was released through Small Stone Records in September, unleashing a barrage of top-tier psychedelic rock boogie grooves. Check out LÃ…NGFINGER‘s track-by-track summation via PureGrainAudio at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE: Video For “Paranoia Will Not Coagulate” Released; Preorders For Split With NEVER PRESENCE FOREVER Posted – GRIDFAILURE has completed and released the project’s first video, created for the track “Paranoia Will Not Coagulate.” The soloist also confirms several new recordings to see release over the coming months. “Paranoia Will Not Coagulate.” comes from the debut GRIDFAILURE album Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here, which was released in May 2016 through The Compound Recs. The outfit has since recorded and completed several other new titles, yet returns to the debut album for a series of videos beginning here. Captured in various sectors of New York and Pennsylvania over the Summer, the visual stimulant for the song was solely filmed and edited by the outfit’s lone creator, as with the others in the series, which are currently under construction. [MORE…]

WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, And ALLEGAEON To Tour The US This Spring, Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary – To commemorate Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label’s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special US tour this March: WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, and ALLEGAEON. The tour will run from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana. See below for all confirmed dates. [MORE…]

COKEGOAT: Chicago Death Doom Sextet Issues Hilarious Drugs And Animals Synopsis At PureGrainAudio; Record Release Show Announced – Chicago death doom sextet COKEGOAT self-unleashed their Drugs And Animals full-length late last month digitally and on 180-gram 12″ vinyl. In celebration of its release, PureGrainAudio is currently hosting a hilarious track-by-track breakdown of the record as relayed by the band. “From inside comes outsides,” writes the band of “Nurture.” “Voices like rungs of a ladder connect. What we have created together takes the horrible and the beautiful and births one strong floating entity. Only blood holds the bond in the end, as in the beginning. We call this one our menstrual minstrel. We’re usually pretty drunk.” [MORE…]

BANGLADEAFY Embarks On East Coast Tour Run; Band Working On Follow-Up To Narcopaloma EP – NYC tech-metal-mangling duo BANGLADEAFY embarks on a short East Coast run of shows this week to close out the year. Joined by Cryptodira, the band has confirmed shows in Baltimore this Friday, December 16th, Philadelphia on Saturday the 17th, and their hometown of Brooklyn, this Sunday, December 18th. These will be BANGLADEAFY‘s final shows for 2016, as the band will spend the Winter months finishing the songwriting for their next release, the follow-up to this year’s lauded Narcopaloma EP. Additional news on the next release as well as Spring tour dates will be issued early in the new year. [MORE…]

UNEARTHLY TRANCE Announces New Album Stalking The Ghost; Premieres First Single – New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE reemerges from the shadows with Stalking The Ghost, their sixth full-length recording and first album in over seven years. Stream the band’s new song “Dream State Arsenal” below: An esoteric ritual of seismic doom, Stalking The Ghost taps into the darkest realms of the occult over the course of seven tracks that reek of utter despair. Forming a balance between slow-churning maelstrom and spine-chilling harmony, wrapped beneath a blackened cloud of rumbling feedback, UNEARTHLY TRANCE sounds more powerful and exploratory than ever before. Recorded at Menegroth/The Thousand Caves Studios by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) and featuring cover art by Orion Landau (Yob, Red Fang, Graves At Sea), Stalking The Ghost restores misery to a gentrifying city. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP Announces North American Tour Dates With Iron Reagan; Nightmare Logic Coming February 24th Via Southern Lord – POWER TRIP has announced the first leg of their North American tour kicking off next February in support of their highly-anticipated sophomore release, Nightmare Logic, set for February release through Southern Lord. Iron Reagan will join POWER TRIP for their journey down the East Coast and through the Midwest, including shows in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16th at 12pm EST. Stay tuned for a second announcement with West Coast dates to follow soon. [MORE…]

BILL & PHIL: Horror Icon Bill Moseley And Metal Legend Philip H. Anselmo Unite To Release Songs Of Darkness And Despair Via Housecore Next Month; Video Interview Posted – Horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – recently joined forces with extreme music legend Philp H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) for a very special collaborative release entitled Songs Of Darkness And Despair. [MORE…]

VARAHA: Atmospheric Metal Unit Streams Stunning Debut EP In Full At Invisible Oranges; Release Day Looms – This Saturday, Chicago-based atmospheric metal collective VARAHA will release their self-titled debut EP. In advance of its release, Invisible Oranges is streaming the three tracks in full, issuing of the stunning offering, “Chicago’s biggest slow, pretty, and morose metal export is probably Novembers Doom, but by week’s end they’ll have competition. VARAHA also carry the torch of the Peaceville Three, blending gothic rock, and slow death metal, but their approach skews atmospheric and subtle. Guitarist and vocalist Fabio Brienza, a veteran of Italian alt rock outfit Klimt 1918 predecessors Another Day, isn’t afraid to let his guitar lines sparkle while the rhythm section pounds, but neither is he unwilling to gun it, as on the finale of ‘Ghost.'” [MORE…]

ALL PIGS MUST DIE And GUST To Tour Europe In April – ALL PIGS MUST DIE has announced a European tour with Southern Lord labelmates GUST. ALL PIGS MUST DIE – including members of Converge, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse, and The Red Chord – also head into Godcity Studio this month to record their third album, which will emerge in the new year through Southern Lord. In the meantime, the band are making “Curse Of Humanity” and “Silencer” 7 -inch records available digitally for the first time via the APMD Bandcamp, where you can also stream the dissonant and punishing album, Nothing Violates This Nature, one of 2013’s cruelest sounding releases and a masterpiece of dense and fraught crust. [MORE…]

AENAON: Hypnosophy From Avant Black Metal Collective Out Now And Streaming – Greek avant black metal conjurors AENAON unleashed the sonic alchemy of their Hypnosophy upon North American shores this past Friday via Code666. The provocative seven-track production was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracies and thrusts forth fifty-five minutes of heavily textured progressive black metal bedecked in horns, saxophone, and keys. Dreamlike yet nightmarish, sensual and dark, extreme and regal, Hypnosophy is a portal to a glorious surrealistic voyage like no other and a true work of vision and devotion. [MORE…]

LO-PAN Premieres “Go West” At Clrvynt; Limited-Edition In Tensions EP To See Release This January Via Aqualamb Records – In Tensions is the forthcoming, limited-edition five-song EP from Columbus, Ohio riff rockers LO-PAN. Their first release on Brooklyn’s Aqualamb Records (Husbandry, Black Black Black, Godmaker et al), In Tensions marks the next stage in the band’s ever-evolving direction – anchored by the lead single “Go West,” an optimistic, sun-kissed, open highway anthem.
“It’s about setting out to accomplish a goal and then having that goal change along the way and ultimately realizing the new goal was better than what you wanted in the first place,” singer Jeff Martin elaborates of the track. A perfect rallying cry for action in uncertain times, Martin continues, “it’s also about getting out and doing something…. So keep moving forward. Keeping progressing. Keep evolving.” [MORE…]

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Announces European Tour This January MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE will return to Europe next month, following their recent US tour. MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE member Sanford Parker will also be performing his solo experimental electronic set. The trek begins January 12th in Hamburg, Germany and runs through February 4th in Poznan, Poland. [MORE…]

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