Roundup From The Compound – June 13th, 2016

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METHRA: Gear Gods Premieres Conspiracy-Riddled “Hartley’s Cult” Video From Acolyte Debut LP By Tucson Sludge Duo – Following the declaration of the impending release of the Acolyte debut LP by Tucson sludge metal lunatics, METHRA, on Independence Day, the cult releases with the album’s maiden single. The track lands in the form of a video for the track, “Hartley’s Cult,” which delves heavily into the album’s deep-rooted conspiracy theories. [MORE…]

GRUESOME Premieres “Raped By Darkness” Drum Play-Through Via Sick Drummer – SickDrummer Magazine has just premiered a new drum play-through video by Gus Rios of old-school death metal merchants, GRUESOME. The video sees Rios tearing through the track “Raped By Darkness,” from the band’s savage new EP, Dimensions Of Horror, out now on Relapse Records. [MORE…]

COBALT Added To Basilica SoundScape 2016 Lineup – Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic wasteland metal duo, COBALT, has been added to the Basilica SoundScape lineup this Fall alongside the likes of Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen, Wolves In The Throne Room, Youth Code, and many more. Basilica SoundScape is a two-day festival comprised of the some of the most forward thinking musicians and visual artists working today, taking place on the grounds of the Basilica in Hudson, New York. COBALT‘s appearance (September 17th) takes place in the midst of their recently announced Fall headlining tour…. [MORE…]

MOUNTAINEER: Act Containing Ex/Current Secrets Of The Sky, Lycus, Lament Cityscape Members To Issue EP; West Coast Tour Dates Near – California-based MOUNTAINEER, a newly-found act with the roots of its members tracing to Secrets Of The Sky, Lycus, Lament Cityscape, and others, has completed their first recordings. The band is planning to release their debut record through Battleground Records this Summer, in conjunction with their first live performances. [MORE…]

VERWOED: Title Track To Bodemloos LP By Dutch Black Metal Outfit Playing At Cvlt Nation; Argento Records Issues Preorders – As Argento Records prepares to release Bodemloos, the maiden title from Dutch black metal act, VERWOED – marking the outfit’s first recordings since converting from the moniker, Woudloper – Cvlt Nation has issued the title track to the album for streaming. [MORE…]

INFINITE SPECTRUM Premieres “Federal Hill” Through Prog As Lovecraft-Inspired Haunter Of The Dark Nears Release Via Sensory – Prog Magazine is now exclusively streaming “Federal Hill,” the newest single culled from NYC-based progressive metal outfit, INFINITE SPECTRUM, and their sprawling Haunter Of The Dark album. [MORE…]

KING DEAD: Psychedelic Bass And Drum Trio Confirms New Live Dates; Vinyl Edition Of Woe & Judgement Now Available – Pennsylvania mostly-instrumentalists, KING DEAD, will bring their spacious, tripped out, post-metal/doom manifestations to the stage on a smattering of live performances this Summer. The band’s latest excursions include an in-store appearance this weekend at Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie, New York with Geezer and Linear North. [MORE…]

MORKOBOT Reveals “Kogromot” Video Via Noisey; Gorgo LP Due In September Via Supernatural Cat – Following the recent announcement that Italian noise metal trio, MoRkObOt, will release their fifth LP, GoRgo, through Supernatural Cat this September, new info has been issued, including the cover art, and an early premiere of the video for “Kogromot,” through an exclusive premiere at Noisey. [MORE…]

PSALM ZERO: Spin Magazine Premieres First Single From Profound Lore-Bound Stranger To Violence LP; Release Show Confirmed – With the anxiously anticipated Stranger To Violence – the second LP by NYC-based PSALM ZERO – nearing July release via Profound Lore Records, Spin Magazine has exclusively premiered the first single from the album, “Pay Tomorrow.” [MORE…]

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST Issues Updated 2016 Lineup Including The Addition Of Mantar; New Trailers Posted – SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the Mid-Atlantic’s only open-air camping metal party, announces several updates to this September’s installment of the event, including the addition of Mantar, Sacrificial Blood, and more. [MORE…]

INTERNAL SUFFERING: Long-Running Brutal Death Metal Titans Premiere “Unleash The Antarctic Colossus” At Stereogum – In advance of the release of the devouring Cyclonic Void Of Power, the forthcoming new full-length (and first in nearly a decade) from long-running brutal death metal titans, INTERNAL SUFFERING, today Stereogum offers up “Unleash The Antarctic Colossus” for widespread infestation. [MORE…]

DESTROYER OF LIGHT Begins Massive Western US Tour; Trailer Posted + Band Confirmed For Shadow Woods Metal Fest – Austin doom-crushers, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, have updated their Summer tour, which begins this week, then consumes the remainder of June and nearly half of July. The upcoming tour is the first extensive tour from DESTROYER OF LIGHT since their Summer 2015 tour with Godhunter, which was booked in support of their Endsville split 2xLP. This new trek sees DESTROYER OF LIGHT taking their Endsville anthems back out to the masses, beginning in Fort Worth on June 16th, then running up through the Central and Midwestern states to the Pacific Northwest, before running down the West Coast on their way back to Texas, the final show going down in the band’s hometown on July 11th. [MORE…]

KOHTI TUHOA To Release Rutiinin Orja Debut Full Length Via Southern Lord This July – Southern Lord confirms the impending release of the blazing Rutiinin Orja debut album from incendiary Helsinki hardcore punk band, KOHTI TUHOA. [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN To Issue Psalms Ov Khaos Track “In Nomine Dei Draconis” On Summer Solstice; Live Rituals Loom – In the sixth month of 2016, on the sixth full moon of the year, on the dawn of the Summer season, New York coven, TELOCH VOVIN, will issue the next chapter in the band’s expansive Psalms Ov Khaos series with the new ceremonial offering titled, “In Nomine Dei Draconis.” [MORE…]

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Confirms Performance At Basilica SoundScape; Diadem Of Twelve Stars 2xLP Reissue Out This Week – As Pacific Northwest black metal clan, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, re-releases their debut album, Diadem Of Twelve Stars next week, the band announces several updates to their North American tour this September, including their participation in Basilica SoundScape in New York. [MORE…]

-(16)- Premieres “Peaches, Cream, And The Placenta” Video At Decibel – Southern California-based sludge/stoner metal veterans, -(16)-, has just shared a new music video for the track “Peaches, Cream, And The Placenta,” via Decibel Magazine. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming seventh full-length album, Lifespan Of A Moth. [MORE…]

CONCLAVE: Sins Of The Elders Full-Length From New England-Based Veteran Doom Collective Streaming At Revolver; Record Out NOW + Additional Live Dates Confirmed – Today marks the official release of Sins Of The Elders, the debut full-length from New England-based doom collective, CONCLAVE. Captured at Raven’s Head Studio in Allston, Massachusetts with Eric Braunschweiger at the recording helm, with Sins Of The Elders CONCLAVE – which features within its ranks Warhorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, and Martyrvor alumni – fuses their death and doom influences into a unique amalgam of heavy grooves, pounding sludge and melodic doom. Sins Of The Elders boasts nine grisly tracks of staggeringly heavy and atmospheric oppression – pure and honest metal in an uncompromised form. [MORE…]

INTEGRITY And POWER TRIP Split LP To See Release Via Magic Bullet Records This Week; Tracks Streaming – This week, the split LP between INTEGRITY and POWER TRIP will see release via Magic Bullet Records, the label this week letting the lead tracks from each band’s half of the platter out of the cages. [MORE…]

FISTULA: Decibel Premieres “Loyal To The Foil” From Ohio Doomed-Out Sludge Dealers; Longing For Infection Full-Length To See Release This SummerLonging For Infection is the impending new full-length from Ohio’s favorite pessimists, FISTULA. Tracked and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless), the demoralizing new offering features the return of FISTULA founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already torrid brand of sonic violence. [MORE…]

IF THESE TREES COULD TALK Announces US Headlining Tour With Driftoff, Spotlights, And Alexander Turnquist; Play-Through Video For “Earthcrawler” Now Playing At Gear Gods – Instrumental post-rock outfit, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK, has confirmed a US headlining tour in support of their new album, The Bones Of A Dying World. The trek, which follows two record release shows this July in Ohio, will run from August 4th through September 17th and features Driftoff, Spotlights, and Alexander Turnquist as support. [MORE…]

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