Roundup From The Compound – January 9th, 2017

 

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EYEHATEGOD: Mike IX Williams Update – IX Lives IX Lives For The Sick Benefit Details Announced; Benefit T-Shirt And Posters Available For Sale OnlineEYEHATEGOD frontman Mike IX Williams has successfully undergone a liver transplant, with his new liver producing bile almost right away, an extremely good sign, enough for doctors to downgrade him to the hospital hotel. When reached for an update, the singer in good spirits jokingly replied, “So honestly. I’m procrastinating because I’m waiting to write something introspective and creative blah blah blah, but truth be told and blessed be, I am recovering from massive brutal surgery at a speedy rate and exactly where I want to be! Doctors are happy with my progression. Thanks to everyone who’s donated and contributed. Please continue to spread the word of these benefits, as there is a long road of medical expenses to be accounted for…” [MORE…]

IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE: Psychedelic Space Rock Instrumentalists Kick Off New Year Mini-Tour“There are certain kinds of psychic transport only attainable by lingering on a drone or a single pattern long after the modern mind has expressed its desire to move along, and that place is where INN:IS lives but this band has become nothing short of masterful at the art of the narrative arc as well…” – The Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly Dark psychedelic space rock instrumentalists IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE will kick off their first round of dates of the new year. Beginning tonight in Boston, Massachusetts the band’s (((Win-Tour 2017))) excursion will wind through five states and eight venues, with additional performances to be announced in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

I AM: Texas Metal/Hardcore Outfit To Release Life Through Torment In February; MetalSucks Premieres “Sacred Cries” + Preorders Posted – Dallas, Texas-based brutal metallic hardcore quintet I AM is preparing to unleash the pulverizing juggernaut that is their Life Through Torment debut album in late February. An early preview of the album’s crushing “Sacred Cries” is now playing through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks, as the band issues preorders for the record. [MORE…]

PAIN Featuring Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren Releases New Video For Coming Home Title Track – Released last Fall via Nuclear Blast, Coming Home is the latest studio output from Swedish metallers PAIN, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann). The band recently unveiled a new video clip for the record’s title track. Directed by Zoran Bihac, the clip includes filmed material from PAIN‘s recent European headlining tour. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER: Arizona Death Metal Unit To Support Nails And Toxic Holocaust On Upcoming North American Tour“Arizona’s GATECREEPER stand out not by aping one particular style of death metal, but by acting as a polyglot of various classic bands. Sonoran Depravation is their unwavering debut LP.” – Pitchfork Classic death metal newcomers GATECREEPER will begin their 2017 live takeover with a North American run supporting Nails and Relapse labelmates, Toxic Holocaust. Set to commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage seventeen cities through April 1st in Los Angeles, California, the crushing tour package follows GATECREEPER‘s recent punishing performance at Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this past December. [MORE…]

BLACK ANVIL Shares New Song “Ultra” Via Invisible Oranges; As Was Release Date LoomsPlease Post And Share: https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/08-ultra New York City’s BLACK ANVIL has premiered the closing track off of the forthcoming As Was full-length through Invisible Oranges. Hailing the band’s “new balance of aggression and melody,” the esteemed blog further elaborates, “A muscular and driving opening section hides a catchy guitar lick that becomes a repeated motif, one that shows up as a vocal round later.” [MORE….]

THE DRIP Premieres “Blackest Evocation” Video At Metal Injection And “Dead Inside” Audio At Svbterranean; Debut LP Out This Week Via Relapse – Washington State quintet THE DRIP has premiered a new music video for “Black Ram,” the opening track off of The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability as release day approaches, the album to hit via Relapse Records next Friday. Additionally, another new song from the album, “Dead Inside,” has been issued simultaneously through a premiere at Svbterranean. [MORE…]

SLEEP’s “The Clarity” 12″ Receives Official Pressing Via Southern Lord; Preorders Now Live – This February, Southern Lord will re-release SLEEP‘s “The Clarity,” a special 12″ containing the first new song from the band in over two decades. Initially released digitally as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program in 2014, “The Clarity” is the first new SLEEP track the band has released since their critically-adored, life-changing, 1998-issued Dopesmoker album. Afterward, the band issued a very limited run of the song on vinyl which was sold exclusively at their live shows and the band’s online store. Having been out-of-print in physical format ever since, Southern Lord will now re-release the mammoth track for official distribution. [MORE…]

Cadabra Records Presents New CLARK ASHTON SMITH And ROLAND TOPOR Titles; BRAM STOKER’s Dracula LP Delayed – Spoken arts specialty label Cadabra Records issues several pieces of news to begin the new year, with an update on the label’s adaptation of BRAM STOKER‘s Dracula, as well as the introduction of new titles from CLARK ASHTON SMITH, as read by S. T. Joshi, ROLAND TOPOR, as read by Laurence R. Harvey. The manufacturing of Cadabra Records’ previously-announced upcoming adaptation of BRAM STOKER‘s Dracula, as performed by a full cast including Tony “The Candyman” Todd, has been delayed over the holidays. The album is being rescheduled for an early April release, with a confirmed street date, new audio samples, preorder info, and much more to be issued in the coming weeks. A clip of the album is already streaming at Bloody-Disgusting RIGHT HERE. [MORE…]

SUPERJOINT To Kick Off Winter Headlining Tour With Battlecross And Child Bite This Week; Tour Trailer Posted And More!SUPERJOINT will kick of the New Year with part one of their US headlining tour. The band’s latest journey, and first in support of their recently issued Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length, will commence on January 12th and run through February 3rd with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit. Additionally, SUPERJOINT will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who underwent a liver transplant last month. The For The Sick Benefit will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in New Orleans and will include appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, and many more acts bound together for the cause. [MORE…]

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