Roundup From The Compound – July 17th, 2017


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UNSANE Launches Summer Tour; New Video Trailer Features First Audio From Southern Lord-Bound Sterilize LP – New York City noise rock kingpins UNSANE begin their Western US tour advancing their Southern Lord-bound eighth studio album, Sterilize, this week. The band has issued a trailer for the tour which includes the public’s first dose of the album’s damaging tones. [MORE…]

NOOTHGRUSH / CORRUPTED: 20 Buck Spin To Issue Remastered Seminal Split LP; Trailer Posted – 20 Buck Spin is proud to re-unleash one of the most corrosive and damaging split albums, and one of the earliest landmark sludge metal releases, with a reissue of the long out-of-print NOOTHGRUSH / CORRUPTED split LP. The album has been remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Vastum, Acephalix, Nightfell) and bears new artwork by Hal Rotter of Rotting Graphics (Atriarch, Vehemence, Vallenfyre). [MORE…]

FULL SCALE RIOT and HUGE Tracks From Just For Us Hardcore Kids Comp Featured In Decibel Magazine Label Spotlight; Tripsquad Records Announces Record Release Show – Decibel Magazine has featured Tripsquad Records in a label spotlight, which includes premieres of new tracks from HUGE and FULL SCALE RIOT – which are pulled from the label’s debut title, the mighty Just For Us Hardcore Kids compilation – as well as an interview with owner Tim McMurtie. [MORE…]

USNEA Shares New Song “Lathe Of Heaven;” Full Album Details Announced – Portland doom quartet USNEA has announced the full details of their third full-length album, Portals Into Futility. Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, Portals Into Futility offers five songs and fifty-six minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delve more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures, and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA reminds us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility. [MORE…]

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA Confirms US August/September Tour Including Dates With Rozamov – Utah’s THE DITCH AND THE DELTA has announced a run of summer tour dates in support of their Battleground Records-released Hives In Decline debut LP. THE DITCH AND THE DELTA‘s upcoming tour begins in Colorado Springs on August 15th and runs through September 2nd where the band plays Crucial Fest in their hometown of Salt Lake City. The tour sees THE DITCH AND THE DELTA running through the Northern half of the country with shows spanning through the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, and Mountain regions, and includes a week-and-a-half of dates with labelmates Rozamov. The band is still booking the last few unconfirmed venues with all gaps to be filled in the days ahead. Anybody interested in booking a show in one of the TBA towns listed below can get in touch with [MORE…]

DEMON EYE: The Obelisk Streams New Tune From North Carolina Occult Metal Unit; Prophecies And Lies Preorders Available – Prophecies And Lies is the forthcoming full-length from North Carolina-based occult metal unit DEMON EYE. Set for release via Soulseller Records, the eleven-track burner was recorded by Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean in the band’s hometown of Raleigh and finds their fiery fusion of heavy classic rock, proto metal, and traditional doom at its most intense to date. A monolithic display of mighty riffs, haunting melodies, and fist-raising anthems, DEMON EYE conjures vintage, heavy darkness for modern day evils. [MORE…]

VATICAN: Savannah-Based Metallic Hardcore Act To Release Ache Of Eternity EP Via Sorrow Carrier Records; US Summer Tour Dates Confirmed – Sorrow Carrier Records confirms the August release of Ache Of Eternity – the crushing new EP by Georgia-based straight edge metallic hardcore outfit VATICAN – as the band begins to launch a brutal run of summer tour dates advancing the record. [MORE…]

BEHEMOTH Kicks Off North American Tour With Slayer And Lamb Of GodBEHEMOTH will kick off a massive North American expedition supporting Slayer and Lamb Of God. The trek will commence tomorrow, July 12th in Bemidji, Minnesota, and make its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close on August 20th in Phoenix, Arizona. Log on to for all purchasing details. [MORE…]

JESUS PIECE: Philadelphia Hardcore Outfit Signs With Southern Lord; US July Tour With Darkest Hour + European August Tour Confirmed – Southern Lord announces the signing of JESUS PIECE, confirming the release of the band’s debut LP in 2018. JESUS PIECE is also confirmed to support Darkest Hour on their US tour beginning this week, and has a European tour confirmed for August. JESUS PIECE is a Philadelphia hardcore band that simply plays what they want to hear, and they work tirelessly to play to everyone they can. Their anthems lyrically range from personal struggle and loss, to racism, police brutality, and many other social and political injustices. [MORE…]

MIRACLE DRUG: “Grudge” Now Playing At New Noise Magazine; Debut From Mouthpiece, C.R., Supertouch, And By The Grace Of God Members Nears Release – The How Much Is Enough debut EP from Louisville, Kentucky-based hardcore/punk outfit MIRACLE DRUG, founded by members of Mouthpiece, C.R., Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and more, is out next week through WAR Records. Advancing its release, New Noise Magazine is now exclusively streaming the record’s “Grudge.” [MORE…]

POISON BLOOD: Invisible Oranges Streams New Track From Black Metal Duo Featuring Members Of Krieg And Horseback; Debut EP To See Release Next Month Via Relapse“Resting on a heavy foundation once led by Nick Blinko, POISON BLOOD‘s mid-paced stomp finds a middle ground between Marko Laiho’s early, stumbling work as Beherit and the previously alluded Rudimentary Peni’s psychotic, minimal punk. However strict and simple, POISON BLOOD appears to expand outward in a strange sort of mental psychedelia…” – Invisible Oranges Newly formed black metal duo/recent Relapse signees POISON BLOOD will unleash their self-titled, debut EP next month A collaboration between Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson born out of Miller’s desire to write music that was an outlet for a more straightforward kind of aggression, POISON BLOOD‘s eponymous debut EP is a short but furious chronicle of cold, reptilian sonic terror. [MORE…]

ONE MASTER: Lycanthropic Burrowing Full-Length From Occult Black Metal Collective Streaming In Full At Invisible Oranges; Record Out NOW + US Tour Underway“Lycanthropic Burrowing is harrowing, all-encompassing, unrelenting, and malignant. Tracks are built on triangle waveforms, jarring between swaths of high-bpm blast beats (featuring extra crash) and doomy, depressive retreats. Hard-charging thrash riffs (with punky drum twists) act as connective tissue and add a welcome ‘let’s fuckin’ rock!’ juxtaposition to an otherwise inward, claustrophobic listening experience.” – Invisible Oranges Friday marks the official unveiling of Lycanthropic Burrowing, the latest full-length from occult black metal collective ONE MASTER. Set for release via Eternal Death Records, the rabid offering was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, comes shrouded in the commanding artwork of Dave Fogg of Fog Palace, and delivers thirty-five unrepentant minutes of cursed and dismal fury. [MORE…]

ROBERT W. CHAMBERS: Cadabra Records To Release The Yellow Sign Scored By Maurizio Guarini Of Goblin This Week; Audio Sample Posted At Cryptic Rock – Next Friday, Cadabra Records will issue their deluxe spoken word adaptation of ROBERT W. CHAMBERSThe Yellow Sign – the cult classic which inspired the acclaimed HBO series, True Detective. The captivating story is here scored by Maurizio Guarini of Goblin. [MORE…]

BLK OPS – CAVE BASTARD Tracks From Accident Prone Records Split LP Streaming; Preorders Posted – Accident Prone Records has issued new tracks from BLK OPS and CAVE BASTARD, both of which hail from the crushing new split LP between both terrorizing acts approaching release in August. Austin, Texas-based BLK OPS presents the lead song on the LP, “Hallucinogenic Bomb Vest,” offering of the song, “‘Hallucinogenic Bomb Vest’ is our vision of changing the world through psychedelic ‘terrorism.’ Our fucked up world needs a mental reset. Mass dose for a better tomorrow.” [MORE…]

CORMORANT: BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges Debuts “The Devourer” From Progressive Blackened Death Collective; Diaspora Release Day Looms“‘The Devourer’ features CORMORANT at their darkest…” – BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges Preorder Diaspora at THIS LOCATION. As Diaspora, the imminent new full-length from progressive blackened death collective CORMORANT, draws closer to release, today the band offers up “The Devourer” for mass consumption courtesy of a dual premiere between BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges. [MORE…]

WILDERNESS DREAM: Paralysis Rise Now Streaming; EP Out NOW Through Creator-Destructor RecordsUnleash WILDERNESS DREAM’s Paralysis Rise EP RIGHT HERE. Oakland-based thrash/hardcore killers WILDERNESS DREAM will release their second EP, Paralysis Rise, through Creator-Destructor Records tomorrow, and has let the album out of the cages for early public streaming. With unhinged vocal sincerity, a blistering twin guitar assault, and an undeniably crushing rhythm section, WILDERNESS DREAM‘s sound and identity has naturally evolved into a more blackened and ominous thrash metal assault o Paralysis Rise. Recorded February through April of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, Paralysis Rise pays homage to the death metal pioneers and legends of the ’90s while injecting the band’s own special vicious brand of intensity, creating a truly unique second release from one of the West Coast’s most exciting up-and-coming heavy bands. [MORE…]

DYSCARNATE: UK Death Metal Trio To Release With All Their Might Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records This September – UK death metal trio DYSCARNATE will release their third full-length, and first for Unique Leader Records, on September 15th. Titled With All Their Might, the eight-track offering was captured by Stu McKay (Ingested, Acrania et al) at Studio 6 in England and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Ancient, Aborted, Volbeat, Evergrey et al) at Hansen Studios in Denmark. [MORE…]

PROSPEKT: Title Track From The Illuminated Sky By UK Progressive Metal Act Streaming At Decibel; Album Out Through Sensory This WeekStream / share PROSPEKT’s “The Illuminated Sky” HERE. Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of “The Illuminated Sky,” the epic title track to the anticipated second album by UK-based progressive metal quartet, PROSPEKT, as the record is being prepped for worldwide release through Sensory Records next week. Closing a four-year void since the release of The Colourless Sunrise debut, from technical power metal, laden with soaring vocals and blistering guitar work, to epic orchestral driven prog, PROSPEKT has produced their best effort to date. The Illuminated Sky is an album that excites and takes the listener on a journey through the cosmos via the wonders of prog. [MORE…]

BLOODCLOT Featuring Current/Past Members Of Cro-Mags, Warzone, Queens Of The Stone Age, And More Kicks Off US Tour With Negative Approach; New Track Streaming – Friday July 14th, BLOODCLOT – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Dwarves, Blast!) – kicked off a US tour alongside Negative Approach. The trek will run through August 6th and includes Nails and Final Conflict on select dates. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Limited Vinyl Repress Available; Additional Dates Added To Purgatorium Europæ Tour“…convincing evidence that the grim magic of the mid-90s has faded not one corpse-painted jot.” – The Guardian Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM have been commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length. The record recently earned the #40 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time, the prestigious publication noting, “…Mysteriis… remains a singularly potent document, its expressions of alienation and nihilism lent an icy severity by Aarseth’s lacerating guitar buzz, session vocalist Attila Csihar’s arcane croak and presentation of Dead’s lyrical gothic terror and the pummeling drums of Hellhammer.” [MORE…]

EXPULSION: Nightmare Future Debut From Project Featuring Members Of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome, And More Out NOW And Streaming“…ridiculously, brutally on point; a rousing revival of a sound that, while indeed legacy-affirming and glorious, instantly and continually eradicates any fears of a ho-hum legacy victory lap or halfhearted glory chasing. 9/10” – Decibel Extreme metal act EXPULSION – which features members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome, and numerous others within its ranks – today drops the molten fruits of their Nightmare Future debut via Relapse Records. [MORE…]

INTRCPTR: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Turbines” From Debut EP; I Out This Week Through Magic Bullet Records“…In the daytime they loom, not menacing, though their presence is always felt. Seemingly at home in the desert even though they are man-made. Turbines” Next week, Magic Bullet Records will release the debut EP by Los Angeles-based instrumental metal trio, INTRCPTR, simply monikered I. Decibel Magazine has hosted a premiere of the album’s evocative “Turbines” jam. [MORE…]

CYTOTOXIN: Chernobyl-Themed Death Metal Legion Issues Gammageddon Album Preview; Record To See Release This Week Via Unique LeaderGammageddon is the forthcoming new full-length from Germany-based, Chernobyl-themed death bringers, CYTOTOXIN. Captured earlier this year again at Kohlekeller Studios, Gammageddon centers itself on the city of Pripyat. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on February 1970 as the ninth nuclear city – a type of closed city – in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of nearly fifty-thousand by the time it was evacuated the day after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The city is now a ghost town. Gammageddon serves as a soundtrack to the horrors leading to the evacuation with its unadulterated technical extremity. At a forty-minute run time, even the deepest, densest bunkers won’t protect you from this massive overindulgence of radioactive brutality. [MORE…]

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