Roundup From The Compound – June 26th, 2017


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NECROT: Blood Offerings Enters Billboard Charts; US Tour With Undergang To Commence This Week – Blood Offerings is the newest studio recording from Bay Area death cult NECROT. Released via Tankcrimes on June 9th, the record earned the #29 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart and #52 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart upon its first week of release! [MORE…]

GOATWHORE: Vengeful Ascension Out NOW On Metal Blade Records; LP Streaming At Decibel + Record Ranks Among Alternative Press’ 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far – “The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into.” – Alternative Press Vengeful Ascension, the anticipated new full-length from long-running New Orleans metal practitioners GOATWHORE is out NOW. In celebration of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the LP in full alongside an interview with GOATWHORE vocalist Ben Falgoust. Check it out HERE. [MORE…]

BISON: You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient From Vancouver Sludge Unit Streaming In Full – You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient is the imminent new full-length from Vancouver sludge-bringers, BISON. Out NOW in Europe followed by a North American release on July 7th, You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient follows BISON‘s 2014-issued 1000 Needles EP and serves as their first full-length to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood, who joined the band following their Lovelessness full-length (2012, Metal Blade). [MORE…]

WILDERNESS DREAM: MetalSucks Premieres “The Awakening” From Bay Area Metal Unit; Paralysis Rise EP Nears Release Via Creator-Destructor – “The Awakening” is the latest volatile single from Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal warriors WILDERNESS DREAM. The track, which hails from the band’s impending Paralysis Rise EP, has been hurled into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks. [MORE…]

TYRANNOSORCERESS: Shattering Light’s Creation By Texas Black Metal Horde Streaming At Noisey; LP Out NOW Via Tofu Carnage – Dallas black metal coven TYRANNOSORCERESS will unleash their debut LP, Shattering Light’s Creation, through Tofu Carnage Records at the end of this week. Ahead of its unveiling, Noisey has taken on the role of streaming the entire album early. [MORE…]

BARDSPEC: Hydrogen Full-Length From Ambient Project Featuring Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin Streaming At Revolver; Record Out NOW On By Norse Music – This Friday marks the official release of Hydrogen, the anticipated debut from BARDSPEC. A stunning fusion of stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds, mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate illusory landscapes, BARDSPEC features Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin. In advance of its release, today Revolver is streaming the record in full at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

THOUGHTS OF IONESCO: Invisible Oranges Streams Skar Cymbals EP From Long-Defunct Detroit Post-Hardcore Icons; First New Studio Recording Since 2001 Out NOW On Corpse Flower Records – “Whereas THOUGHTS OF IONESCO was once a way for [guitarist/vocalist Sean Madigan] Hoen to combat the powerlessness of being unable to fix his familial strife, the rage that permeates Skar Cymbals finds its motivational locus in Donald Trump’s America.” – Invisible Oranges Skar Cymbals is the first new studio output from long-defunct Detroit-based post-hardcore icons, THOUGHTS OF IONESCO, in nearly two decades. Slated to drop via Corpse Flower Records this Friday on limited color vinyl and digitally, the four-track EP was captured and mixed by Jeremy Mendicino with Dave DeCristo at Signal Kitchen in Burlington, Vermont in March 2017 with additional tracking by Gabe Doman at Pharmhouse Studio in Dearborn, Michigan, the whole acerbic package mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst et al). [MORE…]

ORM Premieres New Video For “Ancient Echoes” At Metal Injection – In the wake of the release of their self-titled debut album this past March, epic black metal horde ORM now premieres a new video for the track “Ancient Echoes” via Metal Injection. The eponymous debut album from ORM was released end March this year and has stirred up a solid buzz among both underground metal audiences and established music media. The five-song effort was produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Halshug) and bears the grandiose artwork of Italian artist Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Black Breath Power Trip). [MORE…]

IIVII: Treble Streams Invasion From Cosmic Solo Project Led By Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light); Record Out NOW Consouling Sounds – “…beautiful, eerie, uncomfortable, and all encompassing. ” – Scene Point Blank Friday marked the final descent of Invasion, the captivating new full-length from IIVII, an enigmatic, intergalactic solo project conjured by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Josh Graham Treble is streaming the record in full. “It’s quite a bit more space-age and synth-heavy than his other projects,” issues the blog, “with compositions that sound more like the more ambient moments on Locrian records, vintage kosmische, Pinkish Black or even S U R V I V E… It’s a trippy, cosmic listen, and it feels like the perfect escape as we head into a hot and tumultuous summer.” [MORE…]

CASTLE: Occult Rock Alchemists Announce “Endless Graveyard” Fall Tour; “Black Widow” Video Unveiled + New Full-Length Underway – Newly relocated to the Mojave Desert where writing for a fifth full-length is currently underway, occult rock alchemists CASTLE will be taking a break from conjuring the as-of-yet untitled album, to take on another round of live takeovers. The perpetually road-bound unit will take to the streets later this month on the previously announced “Stormbringer” trek which will run from June 30th in West Hollywood, California through July 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band will play three more shows the following month before kicking off the “Endless Graveyard” tour set to commence on September 7th in Riverside, California and come to a close on September 30th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. [MORE…]

BENEATH: Icelandic Death Metal Titans To Unleash Ephemeris Via Unique Leader This Summer; New Track Streaming Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, BENEATH. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.), at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, BENEATH teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination. [MORE…]

MEATWOUND: Raging Live Radio Performance Video Playing At Cvlt Nation; Band Adds To Summer Tour – Magic Bullet’s caustic Florida crushers MEATWOUND have just released a raging video of the band performing several tracks on their local radio show, lighting the studio up with several tracks from their newly-released second LP, Largo. The new footage is being broadcast from the Cvlt Nation headquarters. [MORE…]

WITCH VOMIT: Portland Death Crew Interrogated By Toilet Ov Hell Alongside Stream Of 20 Buck Spin-Bound Poisoned Blood MLP – Poisoned Blood, the decomposed MLP from Portland’s ravenous death crew, WITCH VOMIT, can now be fully ingested through an exclusive stream at Toilet Ov Hell, alongside an interrogation of the act. Poisoned Blood will be officially released next week through the gore mongers at 20 Buck Spin. [MORE…]

ATRIARCH Announces Forthcoming Album Dead As Truth; New Song Streaming – Ritualistic, apocalyptic noisemakers, ATRIARCH, are back with their fourth offering of mind-altering, doom-soaked, deathrock entitled Dead As Truth. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Om, Graves At Sea, Vhol) and featuring artwork by Stevie Floyd (Yob, Dark Castle), Dead As Truth sees ATRIARCH venture deeper into the blackened abyss with haunting incantations, exotic drones, and crushing aural experimentations that boldly embrace death’s cold heart. Fragments of post-punk, gothic doom, black metal, sludge, and noise complement the band’s desolate universe and further supplement their most immediate and formidable release to date. ATRIARCH prescribe the order that there is but one truth and that is death. [MORE…]

CIRCLE: Terminal Full-Length By Finnish Rock Explorers Streaming At The Quietus; Album Sees Release Via Southern Lord This Friday – As Southern Lord prepares for this week’s release of Terminal, the latest opus by Finland’s uncompromisingly rock extravaganza, CIRCLE, the entire invigorating record is now playing in its entirety through an early stream at The Quietus. [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN Unveils “Psalm Ov Khaos VII – In Praise” For Summer Solstice – “Psalms Of Chaos VII – In Praise” – the seventh recording in the ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos series by New York City-based black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN – is available today for the Summer Solstice. Stand by for additional TELOCH VOVIN updates in the coming days as the band continues to map out additional recordings and live performances. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS To Play Their First-Ever South American Shows In December; European And North American Summer Dates Loom – Thirty years of anticipation will come to an end this December: South American fans can finally experience the live intensity of heavy music pioneers, NEUROSIS. For the first time, the band will bring its cathartic live experience to South America, performing three shows in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. [MORE…]

ROBERT W. CHAMBERS’ The Yellow Sign Featuring Original Score By Maurizio Guarini Of Goblin Nears Release Via Cadabra Records; Trailer Posted – Cadabra Records’ spoken word adaptation of ROBERT W. CHAMBERSThe Yellow Sign – the cult classic which inspired the acclaimed HBO series, True Detective – is nearing release in early July. The story has been recited by filmmaker and actor, Anthony D. P. Mann, the LP features extensive notes by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi, and the brilliant and haunting original score was created by composer Maurizio Guarini, of Italian prog/horror ions, Goblin. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING: SickDrummer Video Posted – DIE CHOKING‘s next live assault is the band’s Eastern US August tour with Mister Lizard, Bathe, and others. Watch for additional live updates and more as the band prepares to record their second LP in the coming months. SickDrummer Magazine has just posted a live video of DIE CHOKING slaying the audience at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest with the track “Telos” – view the carnage at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

TRUTH AND RIGHTS: Track From Band Featuring Eddie Sutton Of Leeway NYC Playing At New Noise Magazine: Just For Us Hardcore Kids Comp Nears Release Through Tripsquad Records – “Chopped Up,” by TRUTH AND RIGHTS – the new band formed by Eddie Sutton of Leeway NYC, and the lead track from Tripsquad Records’ debut release, the Just For Us Hardcore Kids compilation – has been issued through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

DEMON EYE: North Carolina Occult Metal Unit To Release Prophecies And Lies Full-Length Via Soulseller Records; New Single Streaming – North Carolina-based DEMON EYE will unleash their third full-length, Prophecies And Lies, via Soulseller Records later this summer. A monolithic display of mighty riffs, haunting melodies, and fist-raising anthems, 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. DEMON EYE conjures vintage, heavy darkness for modern day evils. [MORE…]

INTRCPTR Premieres “Sandstorms” At BrooklynVegan And Invisible Oranges As Debut EP Nears July Release Via Magic Bullet Records – “I was driving through the desert, one-hundred-fifteen degrees out, I saw what looked to be a small swarm of bees hanging low on the road ahead, while plowing through it, at ninety miles per hour, it blinded me; turns out It was a sandstorm.” – Ben Carr The maiden single from the debut by INTRCPTR, “Sandstorms,” is now playing through a co-premiere at partnered sites BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges, as the EP nears July release through Magic Bullet Records. [MORE…]

THE MUNSENS: Denver Doom Trio To Raid West Coast This July On Plague Of Shit 2017; New Album Due This Fall – Fresh off a standout appearance June 16th at the second Electric Funeral Festival, Denver, Colorado doom metal trio THE MUNSENS will keep the momentum rolling, embarking on their fourteen-date Plague Of Shit tour through the American West where they will continue to support their Abbey Rose release, as well as unveil a couple tracks off their currently untitled debut full-length, slated for a late fall release. [MORE…]

HORSENECK: Post-Hardcore/Sludge Collective Kicks Off Mini-Van Hell Ride Tour; New Trailers Posted – “This tour is going to be so loud, you can hear us from the next venue.” – HORSENECK California post-hardcore/sludge eccentrics HORSENECK – featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe – will kick off a short West Coast tour tomorrow. The Mini-Van Hell Ride trek will commence in Los Angeles, California and run through July 1st in Reno, Nevada. [MORE…]

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