Roundup From The Compound – July 5th, 2017

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WEAPÖNIZER: Lawless Age LP From Denver Blackened Thrash Marauders Now Streaming; Album Out NOW Via 20 Buck Spin – The damaging Lawless Age album by Denver black/thrash metal mercenaries WEAPÖNIZER is now streaming in its entirety, with 20 Buck Spin’s sights set on this Friday for the album’s official unleashing upon the public. The nine-track assault that is Lawless Age is taking its toll on the public, with reports of its rampant violence infiltrating respected media outlets across the lands, including the No Clean Singing squad who issued, “It does indeed eat up the pavement like a V8 Interceptor in the wasteland with the turbocharger wide open. You might also imagine a cocktail made of booze, gasoline, gunpowder, and busted teeth… Damned catchy stuff, too, and a blaringly obvious indication that WEAPÖNIZER know how to write a song that gets its hooks in as well as whipping your ass into mosh mode.” [MORE…]

MARZI MONTAZERI Featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS: The Uprising EP Out NOW And Streaming At Crunchy Western Records – Stream + Share MARZI MONTAZERI Featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS’ The Uprising The Uprising, the pummeling debut EP from Heavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals, is out NOW and streaming via MONTAZERI‘s recently-launched Crunchy Western Records. [MORE…]

GATEWAY TO HELL: Baltimore Doom Metal Unit To Release Debut EP Via Unholy Anarchy Records; New Track Streaming – “…a groovy, ghoulish mix of doom metal and the laughter of ugly children, with a touch of inebriation and shame…” Baltimore doom metal unit GATEWAY TO HELL – fittingly self-described as a, “groovy, ghoulish mix of doom metal and the laughter of ugly children, with a touch of inebriation and shame – will release their debut EP next month via Unholy Anarchy Records. [MORE…]

UNSANE Issues Track Listing And Art For Southern Lord-Bound Sterilize Album; Summer Tour Approach – New York City noise rock kings UNSANE have issued the cover artwork and track listing for their impending eighth studio album, and first for Southern Lord, Sterilize. The album’s September release is preceded by a run of July/August tour dates blanketing the western half of the US. [MORE…]

CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces Headlining Tour With Revocation, Full Of Hell, And Artificial Brain – This fall, CATTLE DECAPITATION will headline the MetalSucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents: The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings, featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support. The tour will run from October 10th through November 20th with Tijuana, Mexico’s mad doctors of gore, Thanatology, replacing Full Of Hell as support on the first three dates. See below for all confirmed shows. [MORE…]

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 Announces Special Prefest Performance Featuring YOB And SUBROSA; Tickets Available – The atmosphere at PSYCHO was electric. Not only was everybody seeing their favorite bands, but also all of their best friends, and in the most garish environment possible too.” – Metal Injection PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 18th and run through August 20th, with a special peparty to be held on August 17th. Flaunting one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths, Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith Abigail opus in its entirety as a US-exclusive. Additionally, reunited UK doom icons Warning, will grace the fest alongside cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn, fronted by Kyuss’ John Garcia, Sleep, Wolves In The Throne Room, Ace Frehley, Neurosis, Gojira, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe, Carcass, Dark Castle, Jex Thoth, and over seven dozen of the scene’s most groundbreaking, eclectic, and plainly ruling acts. [MORE…]

CORMORANT: Decibel Premieres “Preserved In Ash” From Progressive Blackened Death Unit As Diaspora Full-Length Nears Release – Preorder Diaspora at THIS LOCATION. Slated to drop this August, Diaspora is the imminent new full-length from progressive blackened death collective CORMORANT. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, the expansive four-track, sixty-one-minute offering features the band’s longest, most detail-oriented compositions to date – the collective result of two years of collaborative writing. [MORE…]

DEAFKIDS: Neurot Recordings To Release Configuração Do Lamento On Vinyl And CD For The First Time This October; ” Pés Atados” Video Posted – Brazilian avant mavericks DEAFKIDS will be releasing their masterful album Configuração Do Lamento for the first time on vinyl and CD formats this October 6th via Neurot Recordings. Neurot label founder and member of Neurosis Steve Von Till explains how he came across the band: “I first read about DEAFKIDS when I saw a headline from Cvlt Nation that read, ‘This Band Sounds Like No Other!’ My cynical nature believed that to be a tall order, so I decided to call their bluff and clicked on the stream… MIND BLOWN. I was not prepared for how much I would love this record. Raw, powerful, and explosive heavy psych. I think I listened to it three times in a row right then and there. I played it for my bandmates the first time we were all in a room together and we all agreed, ‘We need to put out a DEAFKIDS record.’ So here it is, for the first time on vinyl and CD, that very same DEAFKIDS recording that first lured me into their sonic world.” [MORE…]

LACES OUT Premieres “Will To Become” Through New Noise Magazine; Preorders For Laces Out EP Issued By Nefarious Industries – As Nefarious Industries prepares the eponymous debut EP by upstate New York act LACES OUT for July release, the lead track “Will To Become” has been premiered at New Noise Magazine. The label has also posted preorders for the full five-dong digital release of Laces Out, as well as the limited two-song 7″. [MORE…]

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Confirms Fall Tour With Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, And Full Of Hell – Long Island-based ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has been confirmed to take part in the MetalSucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents: The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings this fall. The brutal tour lineup sees ARTIFICIAL BRAIN joining headliners Cattle Decapitation, as well as Revocation, and Full Of Hell, with Thanatology, replacing Full Of Hell on the first three shows. The massive trek runs from October 10th through November 20th, invading thirty-seven cities across the US and Canada. This trek is preceded by several one-off performances, including a show in Montreal on August 8th with labelmates Chthe’ilist, and a set at Louisville Deatfhfest on September 30th. [MORE…]

NY IN 64 Issues “50 Lbs. Of Ash” Playthrough Video At Gear Gods; The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP Out Now Through Magic Bullet Records – Following the release of their second LP, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, through Magic Bullet Records in May, NY IN 64 has released a new guitar playthrough video for “50 Lbs. Of Ash” through Gear Gods. The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut sees New Jersey-based instrumental outfit NY IN 64 – the band formed by members of 1990s screamo act You And I and prog metal troupe East Of The Wall – pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression on The Gentle Indifference Of The Night. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons Announce Second Leg Of Purgatorium Europæ Tour This Fall; De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Earns #40 Spot On Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time – “…a purposely gloomy and aggressive beast, and one that makes no concessions to outsiders, instead following its own willful and destructive path without any apology. Give it the time it deserves… and it will be with you forever.” – Team Rock on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM will embark on the second leg of their European live takeover this fall. The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum tour will commence September 29th in Berlin, Germany and ravage its way through twelve countries and nineteen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden. [MORE…]

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON: Echoes And Dust Streams Jake Leg Boogie From Toledo Blues Riff Machine In Its Entirety; Record Out NOW Via Small Stone – …hard, heavy, dirty blues rock ‘n’ roll for people who like the sound of an engine roaring or the feeling obtained by following a cold beer with a shot of good whiskey… FIVE HORSE JOHNSON will drop the gritty fruits of their Jake Leg Boogie upon the masses tomorrow via Small Stone. In advance of its release, today Echoes And Dust is streaming the record in its entirety at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

THE CONVALESCENCE: Symphonic Death Metal Unit To Release This Is Hell Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records; New Track Streaming – Symphonic death metal unit/recent Unique Leader signees THE CONVALESCENCE will release their This Is Hell full-length via Unique Leader Records on September 1st. The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.), at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway. [MORE…]

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Vicious Metallic Hardcore Outfit Delivers “Condemned And Judged” At No Echo; Remain Defiant LP Out This Week Via 1732 Records – South Florida-based metallic hardcore heavyweights LOYAL UNTIL DEATH have unleashed a fresh beatdown from their ruthless Remain Defiant LP, now only a week away from release through 1732 Records. The pit-worthy new single “Condemned And Judged” has been premiered through No Echo. Issues the band of the song, “Pompano Beach, Florida might sound like an ideal place to go for a little rest and relaxation, but don’t tell that to the guys in LOYAL UNTIL DEATH. The metallic hardcore power trio specialize in the kind of aural violence that has more in common with the ugly sounds of Hatebreed and Sworn Enemy than it does with anything even remotely close to ‘beach music.’ [MORE…]

AFTERBIRTH: No Clean Singing Premieres “Drills And Needles” From New York Death Unit Featuring Members Of Helmet, Artificial Brain, And Buckshot Facelift; The Time Traveler’s Dilemma Preorders Available – “Will Smith’s subterranean gurgles and growls are gruesome enough to loosen the bowels of listeners, while the near-atonal, percussive hammer blows inflicted by the band are heavy and hard enough that they vibrate the spine, just as the cold, frenzied riff swarms signal an inhuman voraciousness, and the bullet-spitting drum eruptions could leave your dwelling walls looking like slices of Swiss cheese.” – No Clean Singing As the release of The Time Traveler’s Dilemma, the long-awaited debut from New York-based death metal unit AFTERBIRTH, draws closer to release, today the hell-bringers at No Clean Singing offer up latest single, “Drills And Needles,” for communal consumption. [MORE…]

MIRACLE DRUG: BrooklynVegan Debuts “War Within” Video From Act Featuring Members Of Mouthpiece, C.R., Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, And More – Louisville, Kentucky’s MIRACLE DRUG, a hardcore/punk outfit founded by members of Mouthpiece, C.R., Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and more, has filmed a new video for the track “War Within,” the lead track from the band’s debut EP, How Much Is Enough. With a sound that spans different generations of hardcore, MIRACLE DRUG puts their own spin on a sound crafted in the ’80s by bands like Swiz and Dag Nasty, mixing it with a more chaotic and noisy brand of hardcore played by such ’90s hardcore bands as Sparkmarker, 108, Refused, and Threadbare. How Much is Enough is MIRACLE DRUG at their best, focused, energetic, and most of all a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stagnant scene. [MORE…]

DISCIPLINE: PureGrainAudio Premieres “The Roaring Game” By Detroit Prog Act; Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea Sees Release Via Laser’s Edge This Week – Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, the fifth studio album, and first for Laser’s Edge by Detroit prog rock icons DISCIPLINE, is now just a week from release. The band and label have issued a new single in the form of the album’s extensive instrumental track “The Roaring Game” through a premiere at PureGrainAudio. DISCIPLINE has performed and recorded together since 1987, and remains one of the top bands in the American progressive rock scene. The band’s current lineup, including drummer Paul Dzendzel, bassist Mathew Kennedy, lead guitarist Chris Herin (Tiles), and vocalist/keyboardist Matthew Parmenter, worked with veteran music producer Terry Brown (Rush, Fate’s Warning) for the mixing of their newest opus, Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, which Parmenter describes as, “an escape to ameliorate the workaday world.” [MORE…]

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ALL OUT WAR – AMENRA – AMON AMARTH – ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK ANVIL – BLOODCLOT – BYZANTINE – CASTLE – CATTLE DECAPITATION – CORMORANT– DEAFKIDS – DIE CHOKING – DISCIPLINE – DORO PESCH, THE VOICE OF WARLOCK – DRAGONFORCE – EYEHATEGOD – FIRST FRAGMENT – GOATWHORE – HARMS WAY – HIGHER POWER – HORSENECK – INFINITE SPECTRUM – INTRCPTR – KHEMMIS – MAYHEM – MEATWOUND – MIRACLE DRUG – THE MUNSENS – NECROT – NEUROSIS – ONE MASTER – ORANSSI PAZUZU – ORM – PAGENINETYNINE – POWER TRIP – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS – REVOCATION – RISING – SACRED REICH – SLEEP – SUPERJOINT – TAU CROSS – TELOCH VOVIN – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – THE COLD STARES – THE CONVALESCENCE – TILES – TOMBS – TOXIC HOLOCAUST – TRICKY LOBSTERS – UFOMAMMUT – UNSANE – USNEA – VATICAN – WARBEAST – WILDERNESS DREAM – WOLFBRIGADE – YOB

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