Roundup From The Compound – June 27th, 2016

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ODDLAND: Sensory Records Issues September Release Info For Origin Album; Trailer Posted – Sensory Records has confirmed the street date and other official release info for Origin, the intense label debut album by Finnish progressive metal legion, ODDLAND, issuing a brief audio/visual trailer on the record. ODDLAND‘s second album, Origin was partly recorded by the band, the rest captured at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu) after which it was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). [MORE…]

MARS RED SKY: Psychedelic Stoner Doom Trio Confirms Additional North American Tour Dates + New Video Posted – Bordeaux, France-based psychedelic stoner doom trio, MARS RED SKY, will make their way to North America on a run of live dates later this Summer. With several performances already announced last month, the full journey, sponsored by The Obelisk, is now finalized, running from August 19th in Boston, Massachusetts through September 3rd in Seattle, Washington. [MORE…]

BELLRINGER: Texas Act Formed By Ex-Melvins/Clown Alley Guitarist Mark Deutrom To Issue Jettison LP Via Rock Is Hell In August – Austin, Texas-based BELLRINGER, founded by guitarist/vocalist Mark Deutrom, has completed the brand new Jettison LP, and is preparing for it to strike this August through Rock Is Hell. The live vehicle for the music of Deutrom – formerly of West Coast hardcore punk outfit, Clown Alley, and Prick/Stoner Witch/Stag/Honky-era Melvins, and others – BELLRINGER currently also embodies the contributions of musicians James Flores, Aaron Lack, Monique Ortiz, and Brian Ramirez. Recorded in Austin earlier this year, the outfit’s swanky new Jettison album was fully written and produced by Deutrom. [MORE…]

ABIOTIC Announces Canadian Tour With Necronomicon And Vesperia This August – Progressive death metal unit, ABIOTIC, will be touring Canada this August alongside the black metal might of Necronomicon and Vesperia for the Okkults In Canada Tour 2016. Set to commence on August 4th and level nearly two dozen venues through August 27th, the upcoming trek follows ABIOTIC‘s recent European tour alongside death metal heavyweights, Suffocation and Cattle Decapitation. [MORE…]

PANZERBASTARD: Boston-Based Thrashing Hardcore Punk Miscreants To Unleash MotörHeathen Seven-Inch Via PATAC; New Track Streaming At Decibel – Boston-based thrashing hardcore punk miscreants, PANZERBASTARD, will release four new tracks of audio mutiny this Summer in the form of their MotörHeathen seven-inch. Set for release on July 15th, 2016 via the noise-bringers at PATAC Records, the record follows a barrage of EP and split releases since their 2006 formation and finds the furious four-piece perfecting their riotous brand of motör-charged filth ‘n’ roll. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine spews forth opening track, “Shaman” for public inebriation. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS Reveals Initial Information About Their Eleventh Album; Additional European Live Dates Revealed – As the key events of their thirty-year milestone unfold, NEUROSIS officially announces the name and release date of eleventh full length, Fires Within Fires. The new album will be released worldwide on September 23rd via their own Neurot Recordings. The announcement of more specific details of Fires Within Fires is imminent, but in the meantime NEUROSIS announces a dozen new live performances across Europe in August, where they will be joined on select dates by Latvia’s fascinating experimental trio, Tesa. [MORE…]

 

THE NIGHT WATCH: Canadian Progressive Instrumentalists Featuring Members Of Musk Ox To Release Thirty-Six-Minute Song – Two years in the making, THE NIGHT WATCH unleashes their second album, Boundaries, a single thirty-six-minute piece of dynamic sound. Shifting seamlessly from intricate technicality to soaring atmospheres, crushing heaviness to delicate melancholy, this fluid composition never loses itself within the landscapes it explores. THE NIGHT WATCH are storytellers through sound and Boundaries is a powerful exploration of just how emotional instrumental music can be. [MORE…]

 

CORRECTIVE MEASURE: Self-Titled 7-Inch From Maine Hardcore Act Sees Release As Eastern US Tour Begins – Atomic Action! Records will issue the self-titled 7″ from Maine-based hardcore outfit, CORRECTIVE MEASURE, this Friday, June 24th, the same day the band will begin their Eastern US trek in support of the record. [MORE…]

 

YOB Returns To Europe This September – This September, and two years after the release of their critically-adored Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, YOB will return to Europe, delivering their purifying riff rituals across the continent. The full dates with Black Cobra as main support are as follows… [MORE…]

 

DESTROYING THE DEVOID: Progressive Death Metal Project Featuring Craig Peters Of Deeds Of Flesh To Release Paramnesia Full-Length This Summer Via Unique Leader – Progressive death metal unit, DESTROYING THE DEVOID, which features Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and formerly Arkaik, will unleash its debut full-length via Unique Leader Records on August 19th, 2016. Titled Paramnesia, the seven-track offering was engineered and produced by Craig Peters at Carnivale Nocturno Studios with all mixing and mastering handled by Zack Ohren (Deeds of Flesh, Arkaik, Suffocation et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions. [MORE…]

 

INFINITE SPECTRUM: Haunter Of The Dark Album From NYC Prog Group Streaming At Metal Underground; Album Out On Sensory This Week – With the release of the magnificent Haunter Of The Dark album by NYC-based progressive rock/metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM now just days from release through Sensory Records, the entire record is now playing through an exclusive early stream at Metal Underground. [MORE…]

 

Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY Currently Performing With Hamlet At The Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY is currently performing with Hamlet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The vocalist/guitarist plays the part of one of the Gravediggers, peasants or commoners that use their great wit and intellect to get the better of their superiors, other people of higher social status, and each other. In addition to his role as Gravedigger, Kelly remains onstage for much of the performance’s duration playing music that serves as a soundtrack for the entire show and ultimately providing the sonic landscape for Hamlet’s psychological journey. [MORE…]

DYSRHYTHMIA Announces Seventh Album, The Veil Of Control, Due Through Profound Lore In September – Profound Lore Records confirms the impending release of DYSRHYTHMIA‘s newly-completed seventh studio album, The Veil Of Control, which will make its way into the public domain this September. Since their inception over seventeen years ago, NYC-based power-trio DYSRHYTHMIA has fully established themselves as one of the most notable progressive and unique instrumental metal bands. Through six prior full-length albums, guitarist Kevin Hufnagel, bassist Colin Marston, and drummer Jeff Eber have shown the ultimate in musical fortitude and expression through wondrous jaw-dropping musical compositions that have always retained a live, forceful energy yet focused attention to detail and dynamics. [MORE…]

 

FISTULA: NSFW Video For “Morgue Attendant” From Ohio Misery Makers Now Playing At Cvlt Nation; Longing For Infection Full-Length Release Day Draws Near – With the release of Longing For Infection, the impending new full-length from Ohio’s favorite misery makers, FISTULA, now less than a month away, today the band shares the graphic visual accompaniment to Morgue Attendant” via Cvlt Nation. [MORE…]

 

GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH: Black Black Samura(IPA) Approved; Summer And Fall Tour Dates Being Booked In Support Of Citizens Of NowhereThe members of Canadian doom and groove outfit, GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH, have approved the first batch of their new Black Samura(IPA). Forged by Craft Heads from the band’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario, the new brew will be released to the public through a local bar in their Windsor hometown area as well as through Canadian adult beverage outlets in the weeks ahead. [MORE…]

CLASSHOLE: Divide & Conquer Tour 2016 Underway – New Orleans’ favorite hardcore punk misfits CLASSHOLE are prepared to kick off their long-awaited Divide & Conquer Tour 2016. Set to commence tomorrow, June 23rd and run through June 30th, the nine-date run will condemn stages in Mobile, Spartanburg, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Memphis. [MORE…]

 

BYZANTINE To Play Select US Shows This Summer; New Video For “Justinian Code” Now Playing At MetalSucks – West Virginia metal unit BYZANTINE will play select US shows this Summer before the group enters the studio to record their Metal Blade Records debut and follow-up to 2015’s To Release Is to Resolve. The run of performances begins this evening in Johnson City, Tennessee. [MORE…]

 

ROBOTS AND MONSTERS: New Jersey Metal/Hardcore Quartet Featuring Former Members Of Mucky Pup To Independently Release New EP – New Jersey-based metal/hardcore quartet, ROBOTS AND MONSTERS, will independently issue their new EP, Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight, the first week of September, while the band books shows through the Summer months in preparation of the record’s release. [MORE…]

 

SARABANTE: New Poisonous Legacy LP From Greek Hardcore Group Out Now Through Southern Lord – SARABANTE‘s commanding second LP, Poisonous Legacy is out now via Southern Lord and streaming in its entirety. The gripping, lamenting melodies of the guitars define the Poisonous Legacy sound, and speak volumes about SARABANTE‘s world view. Eloquently miserable harmonies soar then swoop downwards, constantly seeking nervous and reverberating moments to amplify and meld into their modern crust motion, involving copious amounts of righteous d-beat and clarity amongst the crunch. [MORE…]

 

MIZERY Unloads “Execution Style” Single From Absolute Light Debut LP Via Decibel Magazine; Band On Tour Supporting Album – Decibel Magazine is currently crushing skulls through the exclusive premiere of “Execution Style,” the new single from San Diego’s metallic hardcore squad, MIZERY. Hailing from the band’s Absolute Light debut LP, which will come writhing into existence in July through Flatspot Records, the song strikes this week amidst the band’s current US tour advancing the album’s release. [MORE…]

 

SONIC WOLVES: Psychedelic Rock Unit To Release Before The End Comes Debut Via Taxi Driver Records; Making-Of Video + Sample Track Available – Psychedelic dirt rock unit, SONIC WOLVES – which unites current and past members of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, and Rogue State – will release their debut full-length, Before The End Comes, on Taxi Driver Records later next month. The eight-track offering follows the band’s first single, “He Said,” released as a limed edition seven-inch in conjunction with Record Store Day 2016. [MORE…]

 

LORD OF WAR Drops “Embryo” Play-Through Video At No Clean Singing; Unique Leader-Bound Suffer Full-Length To See Release July 8th – Atmospheric death metal outfit, LORD OF WAR, will release their new full-length, fittingly titled Suffer, next month via Unique Leader Records. Set for release July 8th, 2016, LORD OF WAR‘s Suffer drags its listeners into a dark sonic realm where elements of science fiction, horror, and sheer unbridled brutality collide. Priding themselves on keeping an expansive repertoire and a “something for everyone” ethos, Suffer delivers over forty-five minutes of unearthly aggression, seamlessly intertwining engaging technicality, relentless viciousness, and deadly precision. [MORE…]

 

QUINTA ESSENTIA: Extreme Metal Legion To Unleash Initiates Of The Great Work Full-Length Via Deathgasm This July – Extreme metal legion QUINTA ESSENTIA will unleash their eagerly-awaited Initiates Of The Great Work full-length next month via Deathgasm Records. The band’s first studio release since 2008’s Deathgasm/Ibex Moon-issued Archetypal Transformation, Initiates Of The Great Work was recorded and engineered by former drummer Lance Wright (former touring drummer for Vile, guitarist for Epoch Of Unlight et al) at Stargate Studios in Huntsville, Alabama and mixed by Wright and Colin Davis (Vile). Their most industrious work to date both musically and thematically, the record centers itself around alchemy, electromagnetic energy, the illusions manifested in our culture, expanded consciousness, and enduring the long journey while many aspects of modern culture seek to convince us how insignificant we are as beings. [MORE…]

 

WOLVERINE: Swedish Dark Progressive Quintet Offers “Pledge” From Incoming Machina Viva Album Through Prog Magazine – “Pledge” is the new single to be brought forth from WOLVERINE‘s impending fifth album, Machina Viva, the band’s first record for Sensory Records now two weeks from release. The new track comes through an exclusive premiere at Prog Magazine, where the band offers their thoughts on the song. [MORE…]

ARMORED SAINT Announces US Tour With Queensrÿche And Midnight Eternal – Following their upcoming Summer and Fall live dates, ARMORED SAINT will head back out on the road this November and December as direct support to Queensrÿche. Midnight Eternal will also join the bill which runs from November 15th through December 15th. [MORE…]

IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE: New Full-Length From Dark Psychedelic Space Rock Instrumentalists Out Now And Streaming – “No vocals, just a lot of stoned, smoky repetition that is as spiritual as it is absolutely mind blowing.” – The Sludgelord Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting, the anticipated new full-length from dark psychedelic space rock instrumentalists IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE is out TODAY via Small Stone Records. In celebration of its release, The Sludgelord is hosting a stream of the record in its entirety at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

 

INTERNAL SUFFERING: Cyclonic Void Of Power Full-Length From Long-Running Death Metal Unit Out Now And Streaming – “…a technically eye-popping performance that may leave you breathless and mangled beyond recognition.” – No Clean Singing Long-running brutal death metal unit, INTERNAL SUFFERING, drops the punishing fruits of their Cyclonic Void Of Power full-length upon the masses. Captured at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome (FleshGod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Hideous Divinity, etc.) by Italian death metal mastermind Stefano Morabito (Eyeconoclast, ex-Hour Of Penance), Cyclonic Void Of Power spews forth the band’s traditionally fast yet chaotic and wildly technical brand of sonic malevolence. A concept album divided into three separate chapters, Cyclonic Void Of Power follows the mystical, mythological and magic chaotic universe the band has explored on previous outings into far more complex realms. [MORE…]

 

CHILD BITE: Detroit Noise Rock Unit Continues Their North American Live Takeover; Band Announces August Tour With Lord Dying + Bass Lesson Posted At Gear Gods – Detroit noise rock unit, CHILD BITE, is currently in the midst of a massive North American live takeover and the van just keeps on rolling. The band recently wrapped up a tour with Voivod alongside labelmates King Parrot and are currently crumbling stages from June 24th through June 30th, again with King Parrot. [MORE…]

THROTTLEROD: Turncoat Full-Length Out Now On Small Stone; Record Streaming In Full At New Noise – Turncoat, the latest full-length from long-running rock trio, THROTTLEROD, is out today via Small Stone Recordings and streaming at New Noise Magazine. Comments THROTTLEROD vocalist/guitarist Matt Whitehead of the release, “While there’s no denying we like feedback and odd time signatures, we also enjoy hooks and undeniable grooves and there are plenty of those on this record. [Engineer] J Robbins not only helped us realize our vision with an honest, organic approach that helped remind us why we still make records but was also an absolute pleasure to work with. We need to write some more new songs to have an excuse to go hang out in his studio again.” [MORE…]

 

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ABIOTIC – ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – BELLRINGER – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BIG I BRAVE – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – BYZANTINE – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE COBALT – COFFIN DUST – THE COMPANY CORVETTE CONCLAVE – CORRECTIVE MEASURE – CULTURE KILLER – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – FRIEND OR FOE – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GRIME – GRUESOME – GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH – 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 – THE NIGHT WATCH – NIGHTFELL – ORYX PILGRIM – POWER TRIP – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL ROBOTS AND MONSTERS SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – VENOM INC. – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – YOB – THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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