Roundup From The Compound – December 5th, 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…]

WORM OUROBOROS’ What Graceless Dawn Streaming In Its Forlorn Entirety At Noisey; Record Out NOW Via Profound Lore – “…their crowning glory – their strongest and most intoxicating offering to date, and one of the year’s most ethereally gorgeous recordings…” – Noisey …Noisey is streaming the record in its forlorn entirety issuing, “‘Beautiful’ is generally a relative term –hideously abrasive black metal can be beautiful as a gentle folk song – but some artists are able to circumvent those grey areas of perception and personal taste, and cross genre lines without a moment’s thought, in pursuit of grace. WORM OUROBOROS is one such musical entity, and what its members collectively create is objectively, inarguably, utterly beautiful. To attempt to deny that fact is to deny one’s own ears.” [MORE…]

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: North American Tour With Wolvhammer And Amiensus Underway; New Track “The Final Failure” Playing Exclusively At No Clean Singing “At more than eleven-minutes in length, it’s a multifaceted and emotionally intense track that alternately smolders and burns, like a campfire that’s dying in a frigid and hostile wilderness despite efforts to revive it.” – No Clean Singing ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will kick off an East Coast headlining tour with Wolvhammer and Amiensus later this week to close out the year. Set to begin November 30th in Somerville, Massachusetts and close on December 17th in Olympia, Washington, the band will level a total of fifteen venues. The band’s latest jaunt follows ABIGAIL WILLIAMS‘ brutal, month-long North American tour with Belphegor, Origin, and Shining this past Summer. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Miscreants Earn #19 Spot On Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2016 – “…the gonzo midnight movie vibe and cartoonish energy on Dungeon Bastards perfectly articulates the apocalyptic anxiety that we’re all sharing in 2016.” – Decibel [MORE…]

GNAW THEIR TONGUES: Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent Title Track Unleashed Via The Quietus; Album Out This Week – Next week, The Netherlands’ harsh black/experimental noise soloist GNAW THEIR TONGUES will unleash the act’s acid new full-length, Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent. Over a week before its proper public unveiling, The Quietus has volunteered their portal to host a stream of the album’s title track. [MORE…]

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE — Featuring Neurosis’ Scott Kelly And Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker — Kick Off Rare US Mini-Tour – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE will kick off a rare bout of US live dates this week. Slated to commence on December 2nd in Los Angeles, California and run through December 16th in Oakland, California, the journey will traverse twelve cities in eight states. Watch the tour trailer below. MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE is the latest collaboration between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker. [MORE…]

CLITERATI: Portland Hardcore Punk Brutalizers Featuring Poison Idea, Voetsek, And Murderess Alumni To Release Self-Titled EP Via Tankcrimes; Five-Track Offering Streaming In Full“Hopefully these songs will make you wanna get your clit in the pit.” – CLITERATI Portland hardcore punk brutalizers CLITERATI – featuring within its riotous ranks Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni – will release their self-titled EP via Tankcrimes late their month. Recorded and mixed by Andrew Grosse and mastered by Jose DeLara at Caravan Studios on their home turf in Oregon, the five-track punisher will be made available on cassette on December 9th, 2017. [MORE…]

SUNN O))) Announces 2017 Performance At The Barbican As Part Of Convergence Festival – SUNN O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making their Barbican debut next March, bringing their arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music to the center as part of the Convergence Festival. Support for the show comes from classically trained Icelandic singer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir who has played and recorded with bands such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, and Múm, as well as her solo project Lost In Hildurness, and has previously toured with Animal Collective and SUNN O))). Guðnadóttir also wrote the arrangements for the Wildbirds & Peacedrums session as part of the Barbican’s Nils Frahm curated marathon weekend Possibly Colliding in July 2016. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE: Co-Headlining Tour With Crowbar Underway; Additional Shows Announced – New Orleans’ most toured metal unit GOATWHORE will kick off their final live takeover of the year with hometown comrades, Crowbar, tonight November 30th. The co-headlining trek will begin in Pensacola, Florida and run through December 14th in Macon, Georgia. Support will be provided by Lillake. From there, GOATWHORE will play three more headlining shows in Florida in Winter Park, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa respectively before heading home for the holidays. [MORE…]

NEVER PRESENCE FOREVER / GRIDFAILURE: Split EP From Two Solo Acts To See December Release + Streaming At No Clean Singing – The split EP between two East Coast solo/experimental acts, NEVER PRESENCE FOREVER and GRIDFAILURE, has been completed for independent release in December. No Clean Singing has taken on the task of hosting an early stream of the recordings. [MORE…]

LAGO And CALM HATCHERY Split Streaming At Loudwire; 7-Inch Out NOW On Selfmadegod Records And Battleground Records – The succinct but vicious split 7″ from two top-tier underground death metal acts – American outfit LAGO and Poland’s CALM HATCHERY – will see cooperative release through Selfmadegod Records and Battleground Records this Friday. As a precursor to its release, major metal portal Loudwire is now streaming the LAGO / CALM HATCHERY split, including an exclusive player in its monthly Rumblings From The Underground column. The write-up of the release offers, “Both bands play a drill-to-the-core-of-the-earth type of death metal, feverishly heaving away chunks of earth with Suffocation-like breakdowns (the highest praise a band of this ilk can earn) and more fluid moments remnant of Corpus Mortale.” [MORE…]

SO THIS IS SUFFERING: Los Angeles Technical Death Metal Unit To Release Palace Of The Pessimist Full-Length Next Year Via Unique Leader Records; New Video Playing At Decibel – California technical death metal unit and recent Unique Leader signees SO THIS IS SUFFERING will release their new full-length Palace Of The Pessimist next year. Set for a February 24th unveiling, the ten-track offering was captured at Interlace Audio and features artwork by Chris Panatier (Dopelord, Totem Skim). “We’re excited to be working with one of the top leading labels in extreme music,” offers the band in a collective statement. “It’s been a long journey and we want to thank our fans, friends, and family for their endless support along the way. This album is everything we all wanted, bone crushing and in-your-face with obese breakdowns, finger-licking riffs, and a bit of melodies for some soft listening. We can’t wait for you all to hear it. It’s an exciting time for us and the future of SO THIS IS SUFFERING!” [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Presents Bleak December’s Adaptation Of BRAM STOKER’s Dracula, As Performed By Tony Todd And A Full Cast; Sample Playing At Bloody-Disgusting – Spoken arts and deluxe vinyl label Cadabra Records, in arrangement with Bleak December Inc., is extremely proud to announce the impending release of one of the defining stories in the history of horror literature and culture, with BRAM STOKER‘s Dracula. The LP features an incredible cast, most notably highlighting Hollywood veteran Tony Todd reading as Count Dracula himself. Bloody-Disgusting is now hosting an exclusive audio clip of this new adaptation of the horrifying classic. [MORE…]

SYK: Italy-Based Avant Extreme Metal Merchants Stream I-Optikon Exclusively At Revolver Magazine; Record Out NOW Via Housecore – Italy-based avant extreme metal merchants SYK will unleash their maniacal I-Optikon full-length via Housecore Records tomorrow, December 2nd, 2016. Produced by Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), I-Optikon features the debut appearances of recently recruited second guitarist Gianluca Ferro who’s collaborated with Andy Timmons, Kiko Loureiro, Guthrie Govan, Jeff Loomis, and more. Worshippers of artists like Meshuggah, Crisis, Diamanda Galas, Starkweather, and general sonic annihilation, listen up. [MORE…]

THE OMINOUS CIRCLE: Portuguese Death Metal Sect Premieres “Poison Fumes” Via Decibel Magazine As Appalling Ascension Debut Nears Release – A tumultuous new torrent of suffocating death metal from Portugal’s THE OMINOUS CIRCLE, and the act’s impending, Appalling Ascension debut album is now playing through an exclusive stream at Decibel, as the record is prepared for release through a 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions cooperation. “THE OMINOUS CIRCLE certainly live up to the first part of their name. The Portuguese death metallers are shrouded, literally and figuratively, in mystery. It doesn’t, however, take a detective to know that THE OMINOUS CIRCLE unleashes memorable and unique death metal,” Decibel issues of the decimating track premiere. “While ‘Poison Fumes’ clearly takes a cue from bands like Immolation, THE OMINOUS CIRCLE‘s music is their own, adding in varying doses of oppressive heaviness, blasting sections and slowed down moments. [MORE…]

COGNITIVE: Bludgeoning Death Metal Ensemble Confirms January Tour With Artificial Brain – Garden State-based brutal death metal miscreants COGNITIVE will kick off the New Year with a ten-date US journey with tech death collective Artificial Brain. The Deformity Constellation Tour will commence January 13th and run through January 22nd with additional 2017 COGNITIVE live takeovers to be revealed in the weeks to come. [MORE…]

FIRST FRAGMENT: Canadian Neoclassical Tech Death Collective Issues First In Series Of Playthrough Videos – “…a rare modern classic that people will be talking about for awhile… If you can imagine what it would sound like if Gorod, Spawn Of Possession, and Necrophagist joined forces with Jason Becker, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Origin’s shred influences… you’d arrive at the frequently eye-popping sonic territory that FIRST FRAGMENT occupies.” – Metal Injection With the recent release of their debut album Dasein in May 2016, Montreal’s neoclassical tech death collective FIRST FRAGMENT has caught the attention of many guitar fanatics worldwide with their adventurous and eclectic sound. Combining ’80s neoclassical metal, flamenco, and extreme metal influences, the music of FIRST FRAGMENT is a bold, over-the-top “monument of shred,” despite it’s structural and harmonic simplicity. [MORE…]

FISTULA Lets Loose With “Promiscuity Ingenuity” Via Clrvynt; Band Releases The Shape Of Doom To Cumm))) Digitally Via PATAC – This is how sludge should be: downtrodden, hateful and without a shred of decency.” – Clrvynt Ohio-based pessimists/miserycore veterans FISTULA unleashed their The Shape Of Doom To Cumm))) full-length on vinyl via Totem Cat Records last month. The nihilistic, seven-track album was recorded, mastered, and produced by Dave “Big Metal” Johnson (Soulless, Midnight, Incantation) in Cleveland, features guest guitarist David Szulkin from Blood Farmers and Church Of Misery, and comes shrouded in the cover renderings of Eric C. Harrison, formerly of Grief. Initially limited to 500 vinyl copies in three color variations (100 splatter, 200 clear green, and 200 black still available for purchase at THIS LOCATION) the band is now releasing the record digitally via the PATAC Records Bandcamp page. [MORE…]

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