Roundup From The Compound – February 13th, 2017

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ROZAMOV: Revolver Magazine Premieres Title Track To This Mortal Road As Debut LP Nears Early March Release – Boston doom metal trio ROZAMOV has released the opening and title track to their debut full-length, This Mortal Road, through an exclusive premiere with Revolver Magazine, as the album is prepared for release through Battleground Records and Dullest Records in March. [MORE…]

FEN: Atmospheric Black Metallers Stream New Track At Decibel; Winter Full-Length To See Release On Code666 Next Month – Winter is the impending new full-length from aatmospheric black metallers FEN. Set for release on March 10th via Aural Music imprint Code666, the six-track production and fifth full-length overall was captured by Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios in London (Ulver, Altar Of Plagues, Grave Miasma, Primordial, Solstafir) and stands among the band’s most enticing piece of work yet for the English three-piece; rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and shrouded in darkness. [MORE…]

OKKULTOKRATI Wins Best Metal Album In Norway’s Spellemann Awards – OKKULTOKRATI has been awarded Best Metal Album Of 2016 in the prestigious Norwegian Spellemann Awards, for their Southern Lord-released Raspberry Dawn album! The award is the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy, making this a massive landmark for the band and their incredibly adventurous, genre-entangling style of eclectic hardcore punk. [MORE…]

SCOTT KELLY Of Neurosis Confirms Southeastern US Solo Acoustic Tour Dates Joined By John Judkins Of Rwake – Neurosis’ founding guitarist/vocalist SCOTT KELLY has confirmed a new set of tour dates beginning later this month, where the artist will take his acoustic solo anthems to the Southeastern US. While Neurosis continues to tour in support of their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, SCOTT KELLY also continues to perform in a variety of other forms, including Mirrors For Psychic Warfare with Sanford Parker who just returned from an intense tour of Europe, Absent In Body with Colin H Van Eeckhout and Mathieu Vandekerckhove of Amenra who just released a record through Hypertension, and others, in addition to his own solo projects and recordings. [MORE…]

 

THE OBSESSED Announces New Album Sacred; Premieres “Razor Wire” At Decibel – Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED will unleash Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over twenty years, this April via Relapse Records. Stream the band’s new song “Razor Wire” via Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION. Guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich comments on the new album: “I can honestly say, I think this is the best sounding recording of my career, and I am excited to release it on Relapse. This song ‘Razor Wire,’ I have been carrying around the title concept and main riff in my pocket for a couple years. The full song was born after applying real life experiences, with a little wishful thinking! Fuck control.” [MORE…]

FUCKED UP: Canadian Hardcore Punk Unit To Release Eighth Installment Of Their “Zodiac Series” With Year Of The Snake This March Via Tankcrimes; Teaser Video + Preorders Available – Long-running Canadian hardcore punk unit FUCKED UP will drop the eighth installment of their “Zodiac Series” with Year Of The Snake next month via Tankcrimes. Fusing all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal, and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, FUCKED UP is sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases of 2006’s Year Of The Dog, 2008’s Year Of The Pig, 2009’s Year Of The Rat, 2010’s Year Of The Ox, 2012’s Year Of The Tiger, 2014’s Year Of The Dragon, and 2015’s Year Of The Hare, FUCKED UP‘s latest entry into the Zodiac Series documents the journey of self-care and opening awareness through the use of psychedelics and medicinal plants. The twenty-four-minute epic title track follows the narrative of a trip with strange instrumentation and electronics held together sonically with the bands own loose interpretation of hardcore punk. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP Unveils Title Track From Nightmare Logic Album Out February 24th On Southern Lord; North American Tour Kicks Off This Month – POWER TRIP gives us one last glimpse into Nightmare Logic before it’s out this month on Southern Lord. The ripping title track does not disappoint – proving POWER TRIP grander than ever. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram, “Nightmare Logic” punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE Locks March Release Of Hostile Alchemy EP Featuring Contributions From Members Of Wolvhammer, Vastum, Bellringer/Ex-Melvins, And More – GRIDFAILURE will release the Hostile Alchemy EP in the coming weeks, as the experimental outfit acknowledges one year of auditory disrupt. Conceived in the final weeks of the 2016 election cycle in protest to the profoundly destructive and misinformation-fueled current style of politics we’re witnessing, Hostile Alchemy delivers nine tracks which bare a more reality-based intent than the outfit’s customary horror. In addition to suffocating layers of instrumentation and vocals by GRIDFAILURE creator David Brenner, Hostile Alchemy features guest contributions from a wide cast of allies including Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm), Faith Ciavarella, Mark Deutrom (Bellringer, ex-Melvins), Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves), Pete Tsakiris, Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), Alexei Korolev (The Company Corvette), and more. [MORE…]

 

NEUROSIS To Embark On New Zealand/Australia Tour Next Week; Band Added To Days Of Darkness In Baltimore This October – NEUROSIS continues to traverse the globe performing the songs from their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, with a new tour of New Zealand and Australia transpiring next week. The band has also been added to the newly-announced Days Of Darkness in Baltimore this October. [MORE…]

ENDORPHINS LOST: Seattle Powerviolence Outfit Books Northwest February Tour Dates; Choose Your Way LP Out Now Via Six Weeks Records – Seattle powerviolence outfit ENDORPHINS LOST has booked new tour dates through the Northwestern states for later this month in support of their riotous debut LP, Choose Your Way, out now on Six Weeks Records. The new weekend-long Pacific Northwest blitz will see ENDORPHINS LOST will shredding through Seattle, Portland, and Tacoma, February 17th, 18th, and 19th, respectively, joined by the likes of Sashay, Diesto, Post Boredom, Snakes, and more along the way. [MORE…]

GODSTOPPER And GRIZZLOR: Limited Edition Split Seven-Inch To See Release Via Corpse Flower Records Next Week; New Track Streaming – Corpse Flower Records will release part two of a four-part split seven-inch series with GODSTOPPER and GRIZZLOR on February 17th. The split, which comes sheathed in the artwork of Mark Rudolph (Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross), features two brand new tracks from each band limited to 300 copies on yellow vinyl with a digital download. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Decibel Magazine Streams First New Single From Denver Doom Duo’s Ain-Soph Aur Full-Length; Preorders Available – Ain-Soph Aur, the long-anticipated new studio offering from Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will see independent release next month. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is spotlighting closing track “Limitless Light.” “‘Limitless Light’ is probably the heaviest thing we’ve written to date,” comments vocalist Grant Netzorg, “and it’s my favorite track off the new record. It’s a very cathartic and often painful song for me to play live. Thematically, this song deals with striving to realize the true version of one’s self, the self that is who we essentially are at the core of our beings when all other baggage we acquire in life is stripped away. It is that true and beautiful version of ourselves that we must take every effort to honor and act upon, and it is a lifelong pursuit. [MORE…]

SUNLESS: Minneapolis Eclectic Death Metal Trio Releases “Gathering At The Skull’s Eye” From Urraca Debut At Heavy Blog Is Heavy – “Gathering At The Skull’s Eye” is the new single to be dispatched from Minneapolis technical/avant-garde death metal trio SUNLESS, and their impending Urraca debut full-length, the track issued through a premiere at Heavy Blog Is Heavy. SUNLESS reinterprets influence from pioneers of extreme, dissonant metal, such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega through an abstract lens that is all their own, boasting a prominent rhythm section, a scattered assortment of time signatures, interwoven and complex arrangements, and bellowing death growls. Tracked by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis (The Crinn, Ambassador Gun, Maeth), and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York, the band’s Urraca delivers a relentlessly engaging onslaught of complex and dissonant death metal, with nine tracks encompassing a dense forty-four minutes, and artwork by friend, lyricist, and former bandmate, Andrew Notsch (ex-Youwretch). [MORE…]

BLACK ARMY JACKET: Metal Hammer Now Streaming Magic Bullet Records Reissue Of 222 Album By NYC Powerviolence Act – The remixed/remastered reissue of the infamous 222 full-length by iconic 1990s New York City powerviolence faction, BLACK ARMY JACKET, is nearing release through Magic Bullet Records late this month. Metal Hammer is now exclusively streaming the album in its entirety alongside an interview with the band. 222 is the proper BLACK ARMY JACKET full-length, originally recorded and released in 1999. Here, all sixteen tracks have now been remixed and remastered from their original tapes for maximum eardrum indulgence and abuse. Additionally, two previously unheard bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the album – “DANTAM” and “Lying Between The Tigris And The Euphrates” – are now included in the program. [MORE…]

OOZEPUS: Decibel Premieres Track By Japanese Trio Featuring Members Of Coffins And Linekraft; Malignant Records To Release Your Limit EP – Decibel Magazine is streaming “Farmers,” the closing, crushing track to Your Limit, the proper debut by Japanese noise/metal outfit, OOZEPUS, a collaborative project between members of death metal/doom legends Coffins and industrial, junk metal abuser supreme, Linekraft. [MORE…]

CONDEMNED: Decibel Magazine Premieres New Track From Brutal Death Metal Unit; His Divine Shadow Preorders Available – San Diego-based brutal death metal unit CONDEMNED will unleash their long-anticipated third full-length, His Divine Shadow, on March 10th via Unique Leader. His Divine Shadow is a vast, horrific tale of a darkened, parallel universe inhabited by an insect humanoid civilization that lives dominated and enslaved by a dark mysterious ruler whom they call “His Divine Shadow.” Spread across ten tracks, CONDEMNED carry on their brutal legacy with their signature brand of punishing riffs, fast, chaotic grooves, planet-rupturing breakdowns, Suffocation/Disgorge-ian style blasts, and an overall dark, menacing ambiance. [MORE…]

DAMNATIONS DAY: “Colours Of Darkness” By Australian Prog Outfit Playing At Decibel Magazine; A World Awakens To See March Release Via Sensory Records – Australian melodic progressive metal act DAMNATIONS DAY will release their glorious second album, A World Awakens, through Sensory Records in March, and Decibel Magazine has helped unveil the record’s first single, “Colours Of Darkness.” Proclaims DAMNATIONS DAY on the track, “‘Colours Of Darkness’ is one of our favorite tracks on A World Awakens! We feel this track is a great example of where our music has progressed to, over the last couple of years. It’s got everything we love, a big chorus and a cool build. Enjoy! Can’t wait to play this one live!” [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD: For The Sick Benefit Raises Over $20,000; Live Footage Posted – The IX Lives IX Lives Benefit – organized to help EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike IX Williams with his mounting medical expenses following a successful liver transplant at the end of the year – transpired this past weekend. The magical three days or love, respect, and outstanding music took place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in Williams’ hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana and raised over $20,000! [MORE…]

COGNITIVE: New Jersey Death Metal Legion Kicks Off Tour With Seeker – New Jersey death metal legion COGNITIVE will kick off a nineteen-date North American live takeover supporting Seeker this weekend. The band’s latest batch of live incursions will stretch from February 12th to March 4th with additional support provided by The Grindmother and Wvrm on select dates. [MORE…]

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