Roundup From The Compound – July 5th, 2016

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NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE: Musk Ox/The Night Watch Guitarist To Release Double Solo Album, Earth And Sky, This Summer; New Track PostedEarth And Sky, the new double album from Musk Ox/The Night Watch guitarist NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE is the culmination of years honing his abilities as both a guitarist and composer. Consisting of two distinct yet complimentary albums, Earth is a collection of solo classical guitar works which act as the stark acoustic counterpart to Sky, a layered, forty-minute ambient electric composition. [MORE…]

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Announces Lawful Evil 2016 North American Tour – California pirate faction, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD, has dispatched the routing of their massive Lawful Evil North American tour. The mighty landlocked trek will consume the majority of August and September, and will see THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD storming a wide array of venues and Renaissance Faires across the US and Canada, keelhauling audiences with their unique brew of well-executed, acoustic heavy mahogany. The four Canadian gigs and two in Florida will also see the outfit joined by Wilderun, and the opening show in Los Angeles on August 12th will include a special one-off West Coast set by fellow seafaring cohorts, Swashbuckle. Additional shows are likely to be added to the existing itinerary, so watch for updates in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

ABOMINANT: Long-Running Kentucky Death Metal Act To Release Eleventh Studio Album, Napalm Reign, Through Deathgasm Records In July; New Tracks Posted – Deathgasm Records will proudly release the mighty eleventh official studio full-length from long-running Kentucky-based death metal legion, ABOMINANT, in late July, this week issuing the album’s artwork, track listing, preorders, and more. [MORE…]

H.P. LOVECRAFT: Sample Of The Lurking Fear Now Playing At Bloody-Disgusting As LP Nears Release Through Cadabra Records – As spoken arts label Cadabra Records prepares for the rapidly-approaching release of the deluxe vinyl edition of H. P. LOVECRAFT‘s celebrated tale of horror, The Lurking Fear, major horror portal Bloody-Disgusting has exclusively premiered a terrifying audio preview from the B-side of the LP. [MORE…]

HALSHUG: Copenhagen Act Completes Second Album For Fall Release Through Southern Lord; US Tour In The Works – Preceding their set at this year’s massive Roskilde Festival this weekend, Copenhagen, Denmark-based HALSHUG announces the completion of their new album, which is being finalized for an early Fall release through Southern Lord. [MORE…]

WRVTH To Kick Off North American Tour This August – Atmospheric tech death unit WRVTH continues to support their self-titled 2015 release with a string of late Summer headlining shows. The month-long trek begins August 5th in Bend, Oregon, and includes an appearance at Jamfest in Beamsville,Ontario as well as Dirt Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside Killswitch Engage, Attila, Hatebreed, Asking Alexandria and more. The live debauchery comes to an end on September 3rd in Sacramento, California. Support will come courtesy of Depths Of Hatred and Pathways on select dates. [MORE…]

THE BODY And FULL OF HELL Announce Collaborative North American Tour – THE BODY and FULL OF HELL are pleased to confirm a collaborative North American tour in support of their One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache joint full-length, issued in March through Neurot Recordings . The nihilistic live takeover begins August 19th in Vancouver, British Columbia and tramples its way through nearly two-dozen cities, the tour drawing to a close on September 10th in Providence, Rhode Island. The journey will find both bands executing their sonic deviance as one unit, as well as performing new versions of old songs from each of their respective discographies. The latest run of dates follows the bands’ concerted European invasion this past April. [MORE…]

-(16)- Premieres New Song “Landloper” At Cvlt Nation; Lifespan Of A Moth To See Release Via Relapse Next Month – The sludge veterans in -(16)- are pleased to share “Landloper,” the latest single from their forthcoming seventh full-length Lifespan Of A Moth via heavy metal portal Cvlt Nation…. Adds -(16)-‘s Cris Jerue, “The song ‘Landloper’ is a tension-filled little ditty that deals with the inner craving to quit everything and live off the grid. Or take up residence on a blanket at the beach. Or subsist in the doorway of a bank. It doesn’t fucking matter. Just get yourself anywhere else as soon as possible and become a free, unfettered hominid before time runs out. It’s easily the most negative, positivistic song on the record.” [MORE…]

COUNTDOWN: Flatspot Records To Officially Re-Release Demo By New York/Boston-Based Hardcore Act; East Coast August Tour Booked – Flatspot Records has confirmed the impending re-release of the debut demo by New York City/Boston-based hardcore outfit, COUNTDOWN. The record will hit the streets this September, directly following a two-week run of East Coast US tour dates. [MORE…]

PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT: Italian Occult Rock Conjurors Reissue Black Magic Man EP On Limited-Edition Twelve-Inch Purple Vinyl Via Taxi Driver Records; New Pressing Includes Bonus Cover Track/Lemmy Tribute – Italian occult rock conjurors PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT – who recently announced their disbandingreleased their critically lauded debut EP, Black Magic Man, last Summer via Taxi Driver Records. Initially issued as a limited-edition ten-inch and now long sold out, Taxi Driver recently repressed the EP on twelve-inch purple vinyl with an etched B-side. Limited to three-hundred copies, the release comes with updated cover art by British poster artist Matt Wilkins as well as a bonus cover track tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister titled “The Dark Lord” originally released in 1969 by psychedelic rock band Sam Gopal (which featured Ian Willis AKA Lemmy). [MORE…]

MOUNTAINEER: First Song From Act Uniting Ex/Current Secrets Of The Sky, Lycus, Lament Cityscape Members Playing At MetalSucks; West Coast Tour Dates Posted – The first song from California-based MOUNTAINEER has been made available to the public, highlighted at MetalSucks, as the band announces their first tour dates. MOUNTAINEER, a newly-found act with the roots of its members tracing to Secrets Of The Sky, Lycus, Lament Cityscape, and others, will release their debut recordings as a two-song 7″, which leads off with “Coma Fever”, and sees “Siren Song” on the B-side. Both tracks are culled from the band’s impending LP which will see release sometime in the future, yet are being released together early on a special, limited edition 7″ through Battleground Records. The EP will be pressed on a picture disc lathe cut, limited to 55 copies, which will be released August 4th exclusively for the band’s upcoming debut live performances. [MORE…]

CULT OF LUNA And JULIE CHRISTMAS Premiere “Chevron” Video At Decibel; Collaboration Announces European Live Dates – CULT OF LUNA and JULIE CHRISTMAS issue the official new video for the track “Chevron.” Directed by Javier Longobardo, the tripnotic new clip comes by way of their Mariner full-length, a collaborative release that transports listeners to the outer rim of the ever-expanding boundaries of the cosmos – where the rules of man are not applicable and the cold, dark nothing envelops the harsh realities of the universe. [MORE…]

INTEGRITY: Magic Bullet Records To Issue 25th Anniversary Remaster Of Iconic Those Who Fear Tomorrow Debut Album – INTEGRITY‘s iconic debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, will arise once again this acrid Summer, as Magic Bullet Records prepares the album’s 25th Anniversary Remaster of the record for CD and digital release this August. [MORE…]

DAWN OF DEMISE: Danish Death Metal Dealers To Release The Suffering Full-Length Via Unique Leader This August; Album Teaser Revealed – Danish death metal dealers DAWN OF DEMISE will release their fourth full-length via brutality powerhouse, Unique Leader Records late this Summer. Appropriately titled The Suffering, the eleven-track punisher was engineered mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Behemoth, Aborted, Leng Tch’e, Moonspell et al) at his own Antfarm Studios and will see release on August 26th. [MORE…]

WOLVERINE: Entire Fifth Album, Machina Viva, Now Playing At Metal Underground; Album Out Next Week Through Sensory Records – WOLVERINE, Sweden’s masters of gloomy progressive metal, officially present their fifth full length album Machina Viva for public consumption. While the album will not see official release until next week through Sensory Records, the entire record is now playing early through an exclusive stream at Metal Underground, where the band breaks down the entire album track-by-track for listeners. [MORE…]

THE GOLDEN GRASS: Psychedelic Retro Rock Trio Issues Tour Wrap-Up + New Shows Announced – Brooklyn, New York-based psychedelic retro rock trio THE GOLDEN GRASS recently returned home from a month-long European tour with Travelin Jack on select dates. The trek concluded with an appearance at the legendary Freak Valley Festival. Recaps the band of their journey, “We had an absolutely incredible experience in Europe! It was our third tour over there, and each one keeps getting better. This time, we celebrated with two new releases on the tour, our new full-length Coming Back Again on Listenable Records and a four-way split 2XLP compilation with Banquet, Killer Boogie, and Wild Eyes on Heavy Psych Sounds. [MORE…]

METHRA: Acolyte Debut LP By Bizarre Sludge Duo Streaming At The Obelisk; Album Out Now Battleground Records – Acolyte, the debut LP by Tucson-based lunatic sludge duo, METHRA, is now rupturing all in earshot, streaming in its entirety courtesy of The Obelisk just days ahead of its release on Monday, the 4th of July. Recorded at Arcane Digital (North Side Kings, Unruh, Landmine Marathon) with Ryan Butler who complained of physical and mental anguish due the bands’ unorthodox recording demands, Acolyte is an auditory beast in every way. Drummer Andy Kratzenberg (Godhunter) and guitarist Nick Genitals (Limbless Torso) used only incredibly large speakers to record a behemoth load of sixty-nine guitar tracks on the ten tracks, including 15″ and 18″ speakers, and a 21″ subwoofer. [MORE…]

VERWOED: Noisey Streaming Entire Bodemloos LP From Dutch Black Metal Cult; Album Out Next Week Through Argento Records – Now a week from its official unveiling, Noisey is now playing the entire spellbinding Bodemloos LP, the latest from Dutch black metal cult, VERWOED. Utrecht-based soloist Erik B. began paving his path of destruction as one-man project, Woudloper, in 2014, creating an ethereal yet scathing style, heavily rooted in traditional black metal, yet reaching into more psychedelic realms of inspiration. Breathe Plastic released a critically acclaimed, self-titled demo tape in 2015, yet immediately subsequent to its release the project changed its name to VERWOED, as an even more exploratory epoch of the band was taking place, and when Bodemloos was brought to life. [MORE…]

DENY THE CROSS: Powerviolence Alliance Premieres “Teens In The Graveyard” At Decibel – “…an unsettling, dark, and energetic concoction of various elements of death metal, punk, and hardcore.” – Decibel Alpha Ghoul is the impending new full-length from DENY THE CROSS, the punishing powerviolence collaboration uniting current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis. Paying its respects to the likes of Assück, Napalm Death, Raw Deal, Crossed Out and Gauze, DENY THE CROSSAlpha Ghoul is appropriately short, fast and loud and will see release via the ear assassinators at Tankcrimes later this month. [MORE…]

CASTLE: West Coast Doom Alchemists Stream “Down In The Cauldron Bog” At Cvlt Nation; Massive North American Tour Underway – CASTLE exemplify our generation’s appreciation for the metal genre’s foundation while providing a multitude of unique and eclectic intricacies that make their sound distinctive.” – Slug The West Coast doom metal alchemists in CASTLE will release their anticipated Welcome To The Graveyard full-length on July 15th via Ván Records. Already reaping advance praise from critics, Slug Magazine notes, “Welcome To The Graveyard is evocative of the heavy music I grew up on. ‘Black Widow’ is almost as if Lemmy’s wraith returned to Motörhead for one last reunion track, epitomized through a youthful throat. Often, a doom metal group attempts to reach back into the Book Of The Dead and revive a slice of the style only to sound like a hopeless knock-off. CASTLE exemplify our generation’s appreciation for the metal genre’s foundation while providing a multitude of unique and eclectic intricacies that make their sound distinctive.” [MORE…]

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