Roundup From The Compound – February 6th, 2017

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VASTUM Confirms European March Tour Dates; 20 Buck Spin To Reissue Remastered Carnal Law Debut LP – San Francisco death metal horde VASTUM has declared an impending late Winter invasion of Europe, announcing a string of tour dates surrounding their performance at The Netherlands Death Fest. The announcement is joined by news of label home 20 Buck Spin’s plans to reissue the band’s primal debut album, Carnal Law, which has been out-of-print on vinyl since its 2011 release. [MORE…]

AMON AMARTH Announces US Tour With Goatwhore – After touring the world this past year in support of their latest album, Jomsviking, AMON AMARTH will head back out on the road this spring for a US tour with labelmates Goatwhore! Starting April 30 and running through May 21, the journey will also see AMON AMARTH making appearances at some of the country’s premier music festivals including: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range. [MORE…]

DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery Playing At Decibel Magazine; Album Out NOW + Tour Dates With Machinist! PostedLast Moments Of Misery, the pounding new full-length release from Georgia-based hardcore/punk outfit DYING WHALE, is now playing at Decibel Magazine ahead of its release through Nefarious Industries this Friday. With infectious and ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery coalesces elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore into an encompassing sound, infused with a theme which revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline. With their exclusive, early stream of the album, Decibel Magazine offers, “Coming from the Nefarious Industries camp is DYING WHALE, a sludge/punk/hardcore trio blasting out of Georgia. Now a three-piece with a slew of guest vocal appearances, Last Moments Of Misery is a tour de force that pulls from a host of sounds. Album opener ‘Black Sky Absorbs You In’ sets the tone for the record: frantic riffing, energetic vocals and a hardcore breakdown are all territory DYING WHALE treads in less than two minutes. And the whole record is like that.” [MORE…]

EXTREMITY: Bay Area Cult Featuring Current/Ex-Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Repulsion, And Cretin Members To See 20 Buck Spin Release; Tour Dates With Asphyx Confirmed – Oakland-based cult, EXTREMITY, presents their disturbing debut album, Extremely Fucking Dead, now set for expulsion through the goremongers at 20 Buck Spin. Gestating in the twisted bowels of the Bay Area for six years, only now, in 2017, has EXTREMITY dislodged itself from the musty climes of obscurity to contaminate the American metal cesspool. Like a jaundiced plume drifting up from a fetid swamp, on Extremely Fucking Dead the four-piece infect death metal with odiously oozing intentions. From the grisly gore metal of “Crepuscular Crescendo” to the Bolt Thrower-ravaged plunder permeating “Bestial Destiny,” EXTREMITY presents a simultaneously studied and loosely devastating specter of death metal cited from the genre’s many epicenters in America, Scandinavia, the UK and beyond. [MORE…]

SILENCE EQUALS DEATH: North Jersey Hardcore Quintet To Release End Times Debut Album Via Eulogy Recordings In April – Bergen County, New Jersey-based hardcore quintet SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has signed with Eulogy Recordings for the April release of the band’s pummeling and infectious End Times debut album. SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has been brought together by their love and passion for the music they create and the continued search for a new outlet. The name of the band has meaning not onlyfor the masses, but for the members individually who have been silenced by past events. This band is a resurrection, a new voice, a new fight, and a new opportunity to connect with the world the best way they know how. [MORE…]

UNEARTHLY TRANCE: New York City Sludge/Doom Trio Premieres “Scythe” At Decibel; Stalking The Ghost Release Day Looms – “…an excellent return to their fighting form.” – Stereogum Today, New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE is pleased to unveil the debilitating sounds of “Scythe.” The tune, now streaming courtesy of Decibel Magazine, comes by way of the band’s forthcoming full-length Stalking The Ghost. [MORE…]

WOE: Brooklyn Vegan/Invisible Oranges Streams New Track From Black Metal Collective; Hope Attrition To See Release Via Vendetta Records Next Month – Hope Attrition is the impending new full-length from US black metal collective, WOE. Composed throughout the end of 2015 and most of 2016, the alarming seven-track offering, and first in four years, will see release next month via their new label home of Vendetta Records. [MORE…]

SUNLESS: Invisible Oranges Premieres “The Ancient Ones” By Minnesota Death Metal Experimenters; Urraca Debut Nears Release – As Minneapolis-based technical/avant-garde death metal trio SUNLESS prepares for the release of their belittling Urraca debut full-length in late February, the album’s “The Ancient Ones” has been exclusively premiered at Invisible Oranges. [MORE…]

BERSERKER IV Music Fest Featuring GWAR, Eyehategod (The Return Of Mike IX), OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, And More To Commence This April; Full Lineup + Ticket Details Announced – On April 14-15th 2017, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual BERSERKER music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica. This year’s lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists inlcuding Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others. BERSERKER IV also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December. [MORE…]

COLD FELL: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Skull Crushed Against Salford Cobblestones” From Argento Records-Bound Irwell LP By UK Black Metal Outfit – Manchester, UK-based black metal outfit, COLD FELL, will issue their proper debut album, Irwell, through Argento Records in early March, and Cvlt Nation is hosting a stream of the first single from the scathing album a month ahead of its release. [MORE…]

ALARIC: Dark Punk Collective Uniting Current/Former Members Of Dead And Gone, Noothgrush, UK Subs, And More Announce European Tour Dates – Following the release of their latest full length, End Of Mirrors via Neurot Recordings last May, Oakland-based dark punk alchemists ALARIC have announced European tour dates this Spring, including an appearance at this year’s edition of Roadburn. Support comes from American experimental duo Pinkish Black. [MORE…]

ORM: Black Metal Horde Announces Debut Album For March Release Through Indisciplinarian – Epic black metal quintet ORM has completed its debut album for release on March 24th via Indisciplinarian, the label issuing the artwork, info, and a trailer for the album, as well as a string of upcoming shows. On their self-titled debut album, ORM incorporates epic, melodic black metal, and its Nordic melancholy with a rocking, swinging feel, while thematically conveying a mythical cosmos of ancient times, where magic, gods, and supernatural creatures inhabited the world as naturally as humans, animals, water, and forests. The album consists of five lengthy tracks of vivid proportions recorded live in the studio by producer Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Halshug, Slægt) in Copenhagen in their native Denmark with additional choir recordings in the local Stefans Church. [MORE…]

HORSENECK: Revolver Streams New Track From Post Hardcore/Sludge Unit Featuring Current And Past Members Of Will Haven And Chelsea Wolfe; Heavy Trip Release Day Draws Near“Heavy Trip is an album that more than lives up to its name as it’s a heavy, psychedelic trip and one that will appeal to fans of The Melvins, Queens Of The Stone Age, Indian Handcrafts, and Red Fang…perhaps one of the strangest and most addictive records you’ll hear this year.” – Outlaws Of The Sun Heavy Trip is the impending new full-length from California post hardcore/sludge eccentrics HORSENECK. Featuring within their ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe, the ten-track Heavy Trip was captured by Lance Jackman (Will Haven) at The Dock, mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles) at Saff Mastering, and will see release on February 17th, 2017 on CD, cassette, and digital formats. [MORE…]

XIBALBA Issues Track From Closed Casket Activities-Bound Diablo, Con Amor… Adios EP Via Decibel Magazine – As Pomona, California’s XIBALBA prepares to unload their latest release with the Diablo, Con Amor… Adios through Closed Casket Activities this month, the closing track to the EP is now playing as Decibel Magazine unveils “Adios.” “Today, we bring you EP closer, ‘Adios’,” Decibel issues with the new track, continuing, “XIBALBA‘s hallmark metallic riffage and pummeling breakdowns are still present, erupting from the slight respites the quintet offers before letting loose again.” [MORE…]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Metal Collective Prepares To Unleash Third Full-Length, Adveniens, Via Unique Leader This April; Details Revealed – Italian death metal collective HIDEOUS DIVINITY, featuring within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, are preparing to unleash their third full-length via Unique Leader this Spring. Titled Adveniens and scheduled for release on April 28th, the follow-up to the band’s critically-lauded Cobra Verde long player was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse etc.) during the Autumn of 2016, includes a rendition of Sinister’s “Embodiment Of Chaos,” and finds HIDEOUS DIVINITY offering up their darkest material yet. [MORE…]

I AM: Entire Life Through Torment Album Unleashed At No Clean Singing As Release Date Looms – Life Through Torment, the violent debut album from Dallas-based death metal/hardcore outfit, I AM, is nearing its independent release in just over a week, and No Clean Singing has undertaken the task of hosting the daunting album for an exclusive pre-release stream. [MORE…]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: Legendary NYC Death Metallers Announce Strike Of the Empire Tour 2017 With Vader – Legendary New York death metal masters INTERNAL BLEEDING will bring their crushing brutality to stages across the country this spring on the Strike Of The Empire US tour with Vader. Set to commence on May 27th in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and running through June 16th in New York City, New York, the trek will annihilate a total of eighteen venues across the country. Additional support will be provided by Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin and Micawber. [MORE…]

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