Roundup From The Compound – February 8th, 2016

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PISS VORTEX: Danish Grinders To Release Future Cancer EP April 1st; New Track “Den Moderne Mands Lænke” Streaming At Decibel – Copenhagen progressive grind quartet PISS VORTEX is back with a new EP titled Future Cancer, set to hit in April through their cohorts at Indisciplinarian. As an early bonus, the horde unloads the EP’s first single, [Read More …]

TODAY IS THE DAY Premieres “Animal Mother” Video At Revolver; North American Tour With Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Lord Dying Confirmed – Visionary metal outfit TODAY IS THE DAY has issued their newest official video hailing from the band’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, with an appropriately haunting and intense new visual depiction of the album’s opening title track. “Animal Mother” was directed [Read More …]

CRADLE OF FILTH’s Long-Awaited Inquisitional Torture North American Tour Underway – After being forced to postpone four shows due to visa issues, CRADLE OF FILTH‘s long-awaited Inquisitional Torture North American Tour 2016 is finally underway! The debaucherous trek kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina Sunday evening and will run through March [Read More …]

WAKE: Canadian Avant-Grindcore Squad Premieres “Low” From Looming Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow LP Via Cvlt Nation – As Calgary, Alberta-based avant-grindcore squad, WAKE, prepares for their Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow LP for release at the end of the month, today the band has coordinated with Cvlt Nation for the premiere [Read More …]

Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY Announces Week-Long String Of Solo Dates Accompanied By Multi-Instrumentalist/Backing Vocalist John Judkins (Rwake); New Three-Song EP Streaming At Cvlt Nation – Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY will bring his signature acoustic odes of pain, reflection and redemption to stages again later this month on a week-long run of solo dates. Set to begin on February 23rd in Nashville, Tennessee [Read More …]

INVERLOCH Premieres New Song “The Empyrean Torment” Via Stereogum – Melbourne death/doom veterans INVERLOCH have shared a second crushing track from their highly-anticipated full-length debut Distance | Collapsed. “The Empyrean Torment,” currently playing at indie music portal Stereogum, demonstrates the band’s monumental mastery of tension and texture, and can be [Read More …]

TILES: Trailer For Epic Double-Disc Pretending 2 Run Album Released; Record To See Release April 15th Through Laser’s Edge – Detroit-based quartet, TILES, has unveiled the first official trailer for their massive upcoming sixth album, Pretending 2 Run, including the first audio samples from the record, while the album has been locked for an updated street [Read More …]

VIA VENGEANCE: Cvlt Nation Issues Single From Harsh Conditions Album By Doom Metal Soloist; 3 Man 2 Band Tour Dates Posted – The first single to be issued from Harsh Conditions, the impending second album by Arizona-based doom metal soloist, VIA VENGEANCE, is playing a premiere at Cvlt Nation. The premiere of the album’s third track, “Swarmed” hits [Read More …]

THE BODY And FULL OF HELL: Spin Magazine Unveils “The Little Death” From Forthcoming Collaborative Full-LengthOne Day You Will Ache Like I Ache is the fittingly-titled, forthcoming collaborative debut between apocalyptic doom duo, THE BODY, and grindcore/harsh noise sculptors, FULL OF HELL. Set for release on March 25th via Neurot Recordings, the offering came together [Read More …]

TINY KNIVES: Noisey Streams Entire Black Haze LP From Portland Punk Outfit; Album Out This Week Via Eolian Empire Weirdos – This week, the outsider underground aficionados at Eolian Empire will issue the first proper vinyl release from Portland’s dismantling punk trio, TINY KNIVES, with the outfit’s teeth-smashing Black Haze LP. Noisey has let this unhinged riffathon [Read More …]

SOON: New Track From Transcendental Rock Unit Streaming At Under The Radar + Preorders Available; Band Unites Members Of The Love Language, Bitter Resolve And Grohg – Vol. 1 is the impending debut release from transcendental rock unit, SOON. Uniting members of the indie stars The Love Language, Bitter Resolve and Grohg, Vol. 1 is set for release set via Temple Of Torturous March 4th. In advance [Read More …]

SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP: Ezekiel’s Hags LP Out This Week On Relapse Records; Entire Album Streaming At Decibel Magazine – As Relapse Records readies the third LP from Southern California’s SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP, Ezekiel’s Hags, for release this week, Decibel Magazine is streaming the entire tumultuous album early. Ezekiel’s Hags is indisputably [Read More …]

MANIPULATE: New York Hardcore Legion Unchains “Beaten Path” Via Invisible Oranges; Becoming Madness Release Day Looms – In less than two weeks, New York hardcore legion, MANIPULATE, will drop their Becoming Madness EP upon the ears of the masses. The record was captured during the Summer of 2015 by Jeff “Stress” Davis at Chopshop Studios with vocals [Read More …]

MANTAR To Unleash Ode To The Flame Full-Length This April; Teaser Track Posted + Limited Vinyl Preorders Available – Northern Germany’s infernal extreme metal duo, MANTAR, will release their Nuclear Blast debut worldwide on April 15th. Comments the band of the offering: “The title Ode To The Flame is chosen in tradition of the debut record, Death By [Read More …]

OKKULTOKRATI: Southern Lord To Reissue Snakereigns And Night Jerks LPs From Norwegian Outfit Ahead Of New Album – Norwegian outfit, OKKULTOKRATI, will be reissuing their 2012 album Snakereigns and 2014’s Night Jerks LPs via Southern Lord this May. The pair of reissued albums, which were originally released via Fysisk Format, will act as precursors [Read More …]

EXTERMINATION TEMPLE: Lifeless Forms EP From Cryptic Swedish Death Metal Outfit To See March Release – Cryptic Swedish outfit, EXTERMINATION TEMPLE, is preparing for the release of the outfit’s first vinyl release with the Lifeless Forms 7″ EP in early March. EXTERMINATION TEMPLE is another project from the same artist who crafts the blackened hardcore madness [Read More …]

SUNN O))) Announces US Live Actions Including Big Ears Festival, Levitation, Moogfest, And MoreSUNN O))) has just announced a series of US tour dates for the Spring months, including several massive festival performances. Following the band’s run through Australia, with shows in Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne in mid-March, [Read More …]

BORIS With MERZBOW: Rolling Stone Premieres “Heavy Rain” and “Goloka Pt. 2” From Forthcoming Gensho CollaborationBORIS with MERZBOW today offer up a first-time premiere a two new tunes from their forthcoming collaborative release, Gensho, set for release March 18th via Relapse Records. Both artists’ contributions to the album are intended to be played simultaneously, and [Read More …]

OMOPHAGIA: Swiss Death Metal Horde Joins Unique Leader Records For The Release Of In The Name Of Chaos; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Swiss death metal horde, OMOPHAGIA, is the latest addition to Unique Leader Records’ expanding roster of extreme metal. Comments the band in a collective statement, “We couldn’t be happier about the fact that we just signed a label contract with [Read More …]

ANIQATIA: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “February” From Luminous EP By Pennsylvania Melodic Rock Quartet – As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based ANIQATIA prepares for the release of their sophomore EP, Luminous, through Nefarious Industries in March, the opening track, “February,” has seen an early premiere through the operators of Heavy Blog Is Heavy. ANIQATIA collectively offers of the [Read More …]

NECROT: Oakland-Based Old-School Death Metal Squad Joins Tankcrimes Records For The Release Of The Labyrinth April 15th; Band Unites Current And Former Members Of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours And Watch Them Die – Oakland-based old-school death metal squad NECROT, featuring within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours and Watch Them Die, has joined the Tankcrimes Records roster for the release of their The Labyrinth full-length. Featuring eight tracks cultivated [Read More …]

ZEX: Unstoppable Ontario Punk Outfit Invades Brazil; Tour Underway – Ottawa, Ontario-based punk outfit ZEX is currently embarked on a Brazilian tour. ZEX has been touring widely across the globe in support of their debut LP, Fight [Read More …]

UNBORN SUFFER: Nihilist Album From Polish Deathgrind Trio Playing At Blow The Scene – As Selfmadegod Records takes pleasure in unchaining the decimating fifth album from Poland’s pummeling grind trio UNBORN SUFFER, titled Nihilist, album is now streaming in its entirety via Blow The Scene. The follow-up to 2012’s Unborn Suffer, and UNBORN SUFFER‘s [Read More …]

IRATA: North Carolina Trio Returns To The Road With March Midwest And East Coast US Tour – Greensboro, North Carolina’s raging trio, IRATA, will make a triumphant return to the road this March with a run of US tour dates. IRATA will storm through the Midwestern and East Coast states on a solid eight-day tour. The trek [Read More …]

NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS: Swedish Progressive Space Rock Faction To Unveil Infernal Machine Full-Length Via Listenable This Spring; New Video Available – Swedish progressive space rock faction, NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS, will release their Infernal Machine full-length in North America this Spring via Listenable Records. Attempting to label NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS feels futile. This five-piece hailing from [Read More …]

ARKAIK: Decibel Magazine Premieres “The Temple Aflame” From West Coast Progressive Death Metal Goliaths – Today, Decibel Magazine unveils the visual accompaniment to “The Temple Aflame” from West Coast progressive death metal goliaths, ARKAIK. The tune comes by way of ARKAIK‘s Lucid Dawn full-length, released last year via Unique Leader Records. The second installment in [Read More …]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

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 – CLASSHOLE – CRADLE OF FILTH – DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – DISTRICT 97 – DORO – FRIEDEMANN – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GOATWHORE – HELLBASTARD – IMMORTAL BIRD – INCANTATION – INVERLOCH – IRATA – KING DEAD – KING GIANT – MANTAR – METLED SPACE – MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – OMOPHAGIA – CONNY OCHS – PELICAN – POISON IDEA – POWER TRIP – PYRRHON – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SCOTT KELLY – SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP – SNOW BURIAL – SUNN O))) – THEOLOGIAN – THEORIES – TINY KNIVES – TODAY IS THE DAY – VIA VENGEANCE – VISION OF DISORDER – THE VISIT – WAKE – WISDOM IN CHAINS – WREKMEISTER HARMONIES – YOB

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