Roundup From The Compound – February 1st, 2016

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MELTED SPACE To Support Sensory Records-Released The Great Lie Album On Major European Tour With Symphony X In February – Following the successful Autumn European tour with Leaves’ Eyes and Diabulus In Musica, MELTED SPACE – the ambitious French metal opera project created by composer Pierre Le Pape – is preparing for the latest round [Read More …]

OMNIHILITY’s “Psychotic Annihilation” Dismembering Souls At Heavy Blog Is Heavy; Dominion Of Misery To See Release Via Unique Leader Next MonthDominion Of Misery is the impending new long-player from Oregon-based technical death metal outfit, OMNIHILITY. The follow-up to 2014’s critically lauded Deathscapes Of The Subconscious, Dominion Of Misery was again captured at Castle Ultimate with famed producer Zack Ohren (Animosity, [Read More …]

GLORIA MORTI: Finnish Death Metal Horde To Release Kuebiko Full-Length Via Willowtip Records March 18th; Details Revealed + Preorders Available – kuebiko – n. a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence, which force you to revise your image of what can happen in this world – mending the fences of your expectations, weeding out all unwelcome and invasive [Read More …]

AMON AMARTH Announces North American Headlining Tour With Entombed A.D. And Exmortus + Los Angeles And New York City Appearances By Johan Hegg – Swedish metal kings, AMON AMARTH, confirm the details of their North American headlining tour this Spring. Set to run from April 7th through May 21st, the epic trek will find the band joined by fellow Swedes Entombed A.D [Read More …]

LA CHINGA: Vancouver Riff Rockers To Release Freewheelin’ LP This March Via Small Stone; Track Teaser + Preorders Available – It was 2012 in the dark wilderness of Vancouver, British Columbia where lost youths teemed in search of the true power of rock; three men chosen by occult forces too sinister to name rose up in answer to that dire [Read More …]

UNBORN SUFFER: Fifth Album From Brutal Deathgrind Outfit Nearing Release Via Selfmadegod Records; New Track Streaming – Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the signing of Poland’s UNBORN SUFFER, and is preparing for the release of the band’s new full-length, Nihilist, this week unloading a track from the album. [Read More …]

KING GIANT To Support Pentagram On March Run; Vinyl Version Of Black Ocean Waves In Production – Northern Virginia’s doom metal marauders, KING GIANT, have been confirmed to support the mighty Pentagram on a run of live dates in March, while also announcing that the vinyl version of their latest album, Black [Read More …]

GRAVES AT SEA Announces New Album The Curse That Is; Premieres Title Track At The Obelisk – Cult doom/sludge unit, GRAVES AT SEA, unveils the details of their long-awaited debut full-length, The Curse That Is, a tour-de-force of incredible magnitude almost fifteen years in the making. The album will see a worldwide release on April 1st [Read More …]

WAKE: Third LP From Canadian Grinders Set For February Release; “Burn Well” Video Playing + Trans-Canada Deathwish Tour Announced – Calgary, Alberta-based grindcore outfit, WAKE, has completed its humiliatingly devastating third full-length album, Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow, for February release through an international alliance of independent labels. The band has also deployed the first single from the [Read More …]

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH Announces European Tour – The bellowing trio of BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH (Tad Doyle, Peggy Doyle and Dave French) will embark on their first European tour this coming Spring, in support of their astoundingly heavy, self-titled debut full-length, which [Read More …]

MIGRATION FESTIVAL: 20 Buck Spin And Gilead Media Unite For Inaugural Washington-Based Summer Festival – 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, two of underground metal’s leading underdog record labels, will join forces in Summer 2016 to present the inaugural MIGRATION FESTIVAL in Olympia, Washington. Jointly conceived by the two labels, MIGRATION FESTIVAL will primarily showcase [Read More …]

THEORIES Seattle Death Grind Unit To Kick Off North American Tour Supporting Decapitated; Additional Dates Announced + Band Added To The Modified Ghost Festival– Seattle death grind unit, THEORIES, will kick off the New Year taking part in the Blood Mantra Across North America tour with legendary death metal veterans Decapitated. THEORIES‘ portion of the Winter takeover [Read More …]

SIERRA: Canadian Rockers To Release Dark Progressive-Style Concept EP About A Hometown Murder – Canadian exploratory rock combo, SIERRA, will release a very special new concept EP in March. Titled 72, SIERRA found inspiration for the new record when they happened upon this brutal murder tale from the 1970s. SIERRA has dug deep into [Read More …]

BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS: German Sludge Unit Announces March Release Info For Carrier LP; “Facepunch Transport Layer” Premiered Via Noisey – “Facepunch Transport Layer” is the appropriately-titled murderously delivered maiden single to see public release from BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS‘ impending fourth LP, Carrier. The vile tune, indisputably one of the album’s most unhinged and scathing passages, [Read More …]

HELLBASTARD: Legendary UK Crust Metal Crossover Squad To Kick Off US Tour Later This Month – Legendary UK crust metal crossover squad, HELLBASTARD, will be punishing US ears next month on a short run of live invasions. Slated to commence in Austin, Texas at The Lost Well on February 18th, the band will pillage their way [Read More …]

BERSERKER III MUSIC FEST Featuring Voivod, Ghoul, Cannabis Corpse And More To Take Place This March; Full Lineup + PreSerker Kickoff Party Details Announced – This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual BERSERKER MUSIC FEST. Now in its third year, the event, a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica, [Read More …]

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: Black Metal Day-Ruiners Kick Off North American Live Infestation – The black metal day-ruiners in ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will kick off a month-long North American live assault this Friday. Set to embark in Olymbia, Washington, the journey will commence with seven headlining dates before the band joins [Read More …]

ZUN: Ambient Desert Rock Trio Uniting Current And Former Members Of Kyuss, Ides Of Gemini, And Yawning Man To Release Burial Sunrise LP This March Via Small Stone; Two New Videos Posted – In an age when the underground is dug up and paraded, commoditized, cheapened and discarded seemingly on a weekly basis, guitarist Gary Arce remains a genuinely under-appreciated craftsman in heavy rock and roll. As the six-stringer for Yawning Man going [Read More …]

GERYON: New Album By NYC Avant-Tech Death Act Featuring Members Of Krallice Set For April Release Via Profound Lore – New York City-based GERYON is finalizing the outfit’s new album, The Wound And The Bow, which will see release in early April under the banner of Profound Lore Records. GERYON is a two-man NY-based avant-garde technical [Read More …]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Alchemists Premiere “Vivian Girls” At The Obelisk; New Waste Release Day Draws Near – New Waste is the forthcoming new long player from Vancouver, British Columbia-based heavy metal/stoner rock alchemists, BLACK WIZARD. Slated to drop on February 12th, 2015 via Listenable Records New Waste hurls forth nine road-raging tracks of red-eyed, retro-riff worship. In [Read More …]

SNOW BURIAL: Windy City-Based Post-Metal Trio Premieres “Hellscape” From Victory In Ruin Debut At New Noise Magazine – Windy City-based post-metal trio, SNOW BURIAL, is preparing to unleash their debut full-length, Victory In Ruin. Captured at Howl Street Studio in Milwaukee with engineer/owner Shane Hochstetler (Call Me Lightning, Zebras, Multiple Truths), over the course of eight tracks, SNOW [Read More …]

LIKE RATS: Southern Lord Confirms New Album From Members Of Weekend Nachos For March Release – Southern Lord has announced the addition of LIKE RATS to the label, confirming the band’s crushing new album for March 2016 release. Several members of LIKE RATS also hold rank in Chicago-based powerviolence/grindcore faction, Weekend Nachos, yet with this alter-ego, [Read More …]

INVOKING THE ABSTRACT: Instrumental Tech Metal Architects Join Unique Leader Records For The Release Of Their Aural Kaleidoscopes Debut – Instrumental tech metal architects, INVOKING THE ABSTRACT, are pleased to announce their union with extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, for the release of their debut full-length entitled Aural Kaleidoscopes. Issues the band, “By becoming part of the Unique Leader [Read More …]

FRIEDEMANN: Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen By German Soloist Featured At Scene Point Blank; LP Out Now Via Exile On Mainstream – Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen, the magnificent sophomore LP from German folk/rock singer/songwriter FRIEDEMANN, is out today through Exile On Mainstream, and in celebration of its release, Scene Point Blank is featuring the album now through [Read More …]

VIA VENGEANCE: Doom Metal Soloist To Issue Harsh Conditions Sophomore Album Through Battleground Records In March – Battleground Records has joined up with Arizona-based solo outfit, VIA VENGEANCE, for the release of the project’s recently completed second full-length, Harsh Conditions. VIA VENGEANCE is the creation of solitary member Shane Ocell, the drummer of [Read More …]

NEKRASOV: Awaited Negative Temple Album From Australian Extreme Black Metal/Noise Soloist Available, Streaming In Its Entirety – Melbourne, Australia-based extreme black/noise metal project NEKRASOV has closed a four-year gap in albums with the independent release of the awaited, and utterly traumatic, Negative Temple. Directly following the release of the There Is No Other Way EP in December, [Read More …]

NIGHTFELL Announces Live Lineup And Initial Shows Including 20 Buck Spin-Sponsored Migration Festival – Following the release of their Darkness Evermore sophomore LP through 20 Buck Spin last year, Portland-based NIGHTFELL has amassed an active live lineup, as the band’s initial shows begin to take form for the months ahead. Founded by Todd Burdette [Read More …]


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EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – ACT OF DEFIANCE – AEVANGELIST – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – AMENRA – ANIQATIA – AMON AMARTH – AUROCH – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BATTALION OF SAINTS – BEHEMOTH – BERSERKER III MUSIC FEST – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – THE BODY – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CHILD BITE – CRADLE OF FILTH – DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – FRIEDEMANN – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GOATWHORE – HELLBASTARD – IMMORTAL BIRD – INVERLOCH – KING DEAD – KING GIANT – METLED SPACE – MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – CONNY OCHS – PELICAN – POISON IDEA – POWER TRIP – PYRRHON – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP – SNOW BURIAL – SUNN O))) – THEOLOGIAN – THEORIES – TODAY IS THE DAY – VISION OF DISORDER – THE VISIT – WAKE – WISDOM IN CHAINS – WREKMEISTER HARMONIES – YOB