Roundup From The Compound – June 20th, 2016

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IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Starry Wisdom” From Psychedelic Space Rock Instrumentalists – With the release of Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting, the impending new full-length from psychedelic space rock instrumentalists, IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE, now less than two weeks away, today Cvlt Nation offers up fourth movement, “Starry Wisdom,” for public celebration. [MORE…]

CONCRETE MASCARA: Perennial Disappointment Album From New Jersey Power Electronics Act Out Now On Malignant Records – Malignant Records presents the new Perennial Disappointment by punishing New Jersey power electronics act CONCRETE MASCARA, the album now streaming in its entirety and available to the public. [MORE…]

INFINITE SPECTRUM: Bloody Disgusting Hosts Title Track To H. P. Lovecraft-Inspired Haunter Of The Dark; Album Due This Week Via Sensory – Now less than two weeks from release is the soaring second album by NYC-based progressive rock/metal outfit, INFINITE SPECTRUM. The band’s Sensory Records debut, Haunter Of The Dark is a full-length concept recording based on the short story by master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft. [MORE…]

HORSEBACK Announces New Album Dead Ringers; First Single, “Shape Of The One Thing,” Now Playing – Dead Ringers, the forthcoming full-length from HORSEBACK, is a lush, heady, and singular blend of organic and synthetic textures. The new LP sees the one-man Chapel Hill, North Carolina experimental project continuing to evolve while staying true to its distinctive sound. Written, produced, engineered, and mixed by mastermind Jenks Miller, Dead Ringers finds HORSEBACK weaving a bright web of drone, krautrock, shoegaze, metal, and psychedelic elements, driven by wispy guitars, synths, beats, and clean vocals, and bolstered by dense layers of hypnotic resonance. The music is heavy yet light, stretching across eight tracks (including one mammoth seventeen-minute epic). Taking influence from the doomiest grooves and the nuance of minimal electronics, Dead Ringers is the most cohesive representation of HORSEBACK‘s musical vision to date. [MORE…]

THROTTLEROD: Echoes And Dust Premieres “Lima” From Long-Running Rock Trio; Turncoat Release Day Nears – Throughout its twelve songs, Turncoat provides a great slab of post-hardcore infused dissonant and aggressive noise rock.” – Echoes And Dust With the release of Turncoat, the upcoming full-length from long-running rock trio, THROTTLEROD, inching closer to release, today the gatekeepers at Echoes And Dust offer up latest single, “Lima,” for public delight. [MORE…]

CASTLE: West Coast Doom Metal Legion Kicks Off Epic North American Live Takeover; Welcome To The Graveyard Release Day Looms – …envision the Wilson sisters singing hymns from the stygian void… West Coast doom metal legion, CASTLE, will kick off the first leg of their epic North American live takeover this evening in Phoenix, Arizona. The mammoth trek includes a three-week run of tour dates around their appearance at the Maryland Doom Fest on June 24th followed by a month-long headlining trek beginning July 17th and running through August 20th. From there, CASTLE will take a week-long pause before taking to the streets yet again for a month’s worth of Canadian dates through September 29th. [MORE…]

SCOUR Premieres “Tear Gas” At Revolver; Preorders Available – In advance of the official detonation of their self-titled debut, SCOUR – the extreme metal collaboration uniting the talents of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, former Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention) – is pleased to unveil closing track “Tear Gas” for mass devourment. [MORE…]

INTEGRITY & POWER TRIP Split Streaming In Its Entirety At Noisey; 12″ EP Out Now Through Magic Bullet Records – Noisey is now streaming the new split 12″ from INTEGRITY and POWER TRIP. “You know a split between Cleveland’s legendary dark hardcore bruisers INTEGRITY (who, as it happens, hail from the most metal city in the nation) and Dallas’ POWER TRIP is bound to be lit. Lucky for you, Magic Bullet made it happen, and will release the pair’s new EP this coming Friday,” Noisey offers. “Both groups, despite the huge gaps in age, have produced some of the best hardcore-metal fusions to date, so this release was truly meant to be. It’s only sort of a new release for both bands, as it’s mostly comprised of previously released material, but old shit from INTEGRITY and POWER TRIP is still better than most bands’ newer stuff.” [MORE…]

ANAGNORISIS: Midwestern Black Metal Sect Announces Details Of Impending Peripeteia LP; Drum Tracking Trailer Posted – Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal sect, ANAGNORISIS, this week announces the title and additional info on their anxiously anticipated new LP, which is being completed for Fall release. Having recently completed the drum tracking, a brief trailer from the sessions at the mammoth The Tracking Room Studios has been issued. [MORE…]

MINE COLLAPSE: New Noise Magazine Debuts First Single From Chicago Trio; Record Release Show And Preorders Posted – The first single from Chicago trio, MINE COLLAPSE, has been premiered through an exclusive stream of the opening track to the band’s self-titled EP, as New Noise Magazine hosts “Mouthpiece.” Recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Lord Mantis, Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Recording, and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Sofy Major, Young Widows), the self-titled debut from MINE COLLAPSE delves into a uniquely heavy, jagged, sludge-punk sound featuring reverb-soaked vocals. Clocking in at twenty-two minutes, the four-song EP shows layers of frantic noise rock and doom riffage stacked atop its jazz-infused pummeling drum style. Influences range from contemporary heavy bands – think Torche, Queens Of The Stone Age, Don Caballero, Boris, and The Austerity Program – to old-school nineties AmRep bands à la Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Unsane. [MORE…]

DENY THE CROSS: Powerviolence Collaboration Joining Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, And Discordance Axis Members To Release Alpha Ghoul Debut Via Tankcrimes; New Track Posted + Preorders Available – Powerviolence collaboration, DENY THE CROSS, which joins current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis, will release their vicious eighteen-track debut, Alpha Ghoul, this Summer via Tankcrimes Records. 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. Guitar, bass, and vocal tracks were captured by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in California with drums recorded by Chris Pierce (Rorschach, Night Birds) at his studio in New Jersey. [MORE…]

ISKRA: Victoria Black Metal Collective To Embark On Intense Canadian Tour In Early July; Ruins CD Nears Via Southern Lord – Victoria, British Columbia-based anarchist black metal collective, ISKRA, has announced the full routing for their upcoming Anarchy Attack… Canadian Destruction Tour 2016, marking their first major tour of their native country since 2004. With nearly forty cities on the itinerary between July 5th and August 12th, the intense tour marks the band’s first full coast-to-coast tour of the country and includes five days in the maritime provinces. The tour also features appearances at Spider Fest (formerly Spider Acres) in Meyersburg, Ontario and Evil Fest in Sainte-Angele-de-Merici, Quebec. [MORE…]

ETERNAL SLEEP Begins Tour With Nails, Full Of Hell, And God’s Hate; Headlining Tour With Blistered Follows Directly After – In support of the band’s Closed Casket Activities-released debut full-length, The Emptiness Of…, Pittsburgh-based ETERNAL SLEEP now takes their savage hymns out to the masses on several consecutive tours.The first new assault begins in Chicago this Friday, June 17th, as ETERNAL SLEEP joins labelmates God’s Hate as well as Full Of Hell supporting Nails on a run through the Northeast, with shows in Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Richmond to follow through June 25th. Directly after the dates with Nails, ETERNAL SLEEP will leave on a headlining tour out to the West Coast with support with support from Blistered, the trek running from June 27th through July 10th. [MORE…]

UNMERCIFUL: New Track From Kansas Death Metal Unit Linking Former Members Of Origin Now Playing At Decibel; Ravenous Impulse Preorders Available – Ravenous Impulse is the fittingly-titled new full-length from Kansas-based death metal legion, UNMERCIFUL. Set for release on July 22nd, 2016 on Unique Leader Records, Ravenous Impulse features a fusion of songwriting styles from bassist Jeremy Turner (ex-Origin), guitarists Justin Payne and Clint Appelhanz (ex-Origin), drummer John Lonstreth (Dim Mak, Origin, ex-Gorguts etc.), and vocalist Kris Bolton (D.F.W.B.). “Expect a classic death metal sound with modern speed,” warns Appelhanz of Ravenous Impulse. [MORE…]

MOS GENERATOR: Washington-Based Volume Dealers Premiere “Strangest Times” At Revolver; Band Kicks Off North American Tour + Abyssinia Release Day Nears – In advance of the release of Abyssinia, the anticipated new full-length from Washington-based volume dealers, MOS GENERATOR, today Revolver streams opening psalm “Strangest Times” Issue MOS GENERATOR guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed of the harmony-strewn track, “I like getting directly to the guts of things at the beginning of a record. Within two seconds after it starts, ‘Strangest Times’ is in full flight and all instruments and vocals are in play. It’s a pusher about the weight of guilt and the sacrifices people make to move through this life with one another. Unlike some of the other material on Abyssinia, it’s a very typical MOS GENERATOR song. Quick and to the point a very fun to play live.” [MORE…]

FRIEND OR FOE: Flatspot Records To Issue Foe EP By Richmond Hardcore/Punk Act In August; Shows With Sick Of It All Announced – Richmond-based FRIEND OR FOE has hooked up with Flatspot Records for the release of their newly-completed Foe EP this August. Following FRIEND OR FOE‘s 2012 Know Your Rights EP on Reaper Records/Solid Bond Records and 2014 Outsider EP on Triple B Records, Foe sees the straightedge hardcore/punk outfit at their best yet. Packing five new tracks onto their third EP, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences see the band delivering coalescing the inspiration of Breakdown, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Agnostic Front, and the like with their own hard-hitting, energetic flow. Foe was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves, and features art by Steven Kulesza. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Splatterthrashers Unmask “Bringer Of War” At Revolver; Dungeon Bastards Preorders Available + Live Takeover Looms – “‘Bringer Of War’ is a plaintive ode to the perils of nuclear proliferation, the dangers of a ‘broken-arrow’ scenario, and the ever-present threat of rampaging wolf-headed commandos with acid squirting guns.” – Digestor, GHOUL Dungeon Bastards is the long-anticipated new full-length from Creepsylvanian splatterthrashers, GHOUL! The eleven-track audio abduction (and their fifth overall) was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). [MORE…]

DECEPTIONIST: Initializing Irreversible Process Full-Length From Italian Death Metal Goliaths Out NOW And Streaming – Initializing Irreversible Process, the latest full-length from Rome-based death metal goliaths, DECEPTIONIST, is out TODAY Via Unique Leader Records. In a recent review of the record, Loudwire offers, “[DECEPTIONIST] brings surgical riffing and menacing grooves, giving off a mechanical feel as the gears turn and drive the war machine… forward. The lead work is technical yet memorable, alternating with rhythmically centric moments that provide enough variation to keep listeners alert, excelling in both areas with equally devastating impact.” In a 9.5/10 review, Amps And Green Screens concurs… [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN’s Psalms Ov Khaos “In Nomine Dei Draconis” Streaming At Heathen Harvest Ahead Of Summer Solstice Release – “This Psalm is in Honour Ov the Dragon God Within and Without, who’s awakening shall devour creation…” On the sixth full moon of the year, in the year’s sixth month, TELOCH VOVIN will issue the next chapter in the band’s Psalms Ov Khaos series with the ceremonial offering titled, “In Nomine Dei Draconis.” Days ahead of its release on this Monday’s Summer Solstice, Heathen Harvest is now streaming the new track, of which the New York-based coven declares, “This Psalm is in Honour Ov the Dragon God Within and Without, who’s awakening shall devour creation.” [MORE…]

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ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE COBALT COFFIN DUST – THE COMPANY CORVETTE CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – CULTURE KILLER – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – FRIEND OR FOE – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GRIME – GRUESOME – HONKY IDES OF GEMINI – IF THESE TREES COULD TALK – IMMORTAL BIRD – INFINITE SPECTRUM – INGESTED – INTEGRITY – ISKRA – KHEMMIS – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MINE COLLAPSE – MIZERY – MOS GENERATOR – MOTHER FEATHER – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – ORYX PILGRIM – POWER TRIP – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SOFY MAJOR – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM –THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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