Roundup From The Compound – March 13th, 2017

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CRYPT ROT To Release Embryonic Devils Through Southern Lord On April 28 – Sinister new Southern Lord signing CRYPT ROT prepares for the release of their debut LP, Embryonic Devils, confirmed for release on April 28th. Still in their embryonic stages, CRYPT ROT was conceived in Ashtabula, Ohio in 2016, however members of the group have been cutting their teeth in various other bands for some time. CRYPT ROT was formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito (former frontman of Homewrecker), drummer/vocalist Matt Izzi (Homewrecker, Scorched), guitarist Joe Dedomenic, bassist Steve Cray (formerly of Homewrecker) and since replaced by Aaron Schwarz, with additional vocals from Allie Dioneff. [MORE…]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: New Track From Italian Death Metal Unit Playing At Revolver; Adveniens Preorders Available – Adveniens is the impending new studio offering from Italian death metal unit HIDEOUS DIVINITY, which features within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted. Slated for release on April 28th, the follow-up to the band’s critically-lauded Cobra Verde long player was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse etc.) during the Autumn of 2016, includes a rendition of Sinister’s “Embodiment Of Chaos,” and finds HIDEOUS DIVINITY offering up their darkest manifestations yet. [MORE…]

TRANSIENT: Portland Grindcore Act Announces Revamped Lineup + Impending Shows, Recordings – Following a long stretch of radio silence, Portland, Oregon-based grindcore band TRANSIENT announces a revamped lineup, and plans of returning to both the stage and the studio in the months ahead. [MORE…]

WOE: Noisey Streams Hope Attrition In Its Entirety As Vendetta-Bound LP Nears Release – “…an emotionally exhausting, musically intense listen, and though it’s still early days, is sure to be one of 2017’s black metal highlights.” – Broken Amp In less than two weeks, US black metal collective WOE will unveil their long-anticipated Hope Attrition full-length via Vendetta Records. Featuring Grigg alongside longtime contributing bassist Grzesiek Czapla, guitarist Matt Mewton, and drummer Lev Weinstein, Hope Attrition is a dark, mournful work that draws from WOE‘s darkest black metal influences while drawing out dormant death metal undertones, bolstered by the crushing production of renowned engineer Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak) at Sound Spa Studios in Edison, New Jersey. Hope Attrition is a personal commentary on the chaos of the modern world that only WOE can offer. [MORE…]

SUNN O))): Northeastern USA/Southeast Canada Tour Begins Sunday, Followed By Performance At Convergence Festival In London – SUNN O))) will embark on their first series of live excursions of the year in just days, as the outfit prepares to tour through the Northeastern US and Southeast Canada, followed by a performance at Convergence Festival in the UK. SUNN O))) brings their immense music back to the Northeast USA and Southeastern end Canada with a week of shows, beginning this Sunday, March 12th in Washington, DC followed by shows in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia through March 18th. Support on all shows will be provided by Southern Lord labelmates, Montreal-based/Southern Lord-signed Big | Brave, who have been seen opening for SUNN O))) on last year’s tours of the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest states and Europe. [MORE…]

EXTREMITY: “Chalice Of Pus” From Debut LP By Members Of Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Cretin, Repulsion, And Trepanation Playing At Decibel Magazine – Bay Area death metal quartet EXTREMITY is lining up to issue their debut LP, Extremely Fucking Dead, through 20 Buck Spin in early April, and the outfit has just deployed the album’s gory “Chalice Of Pus” through a premiere at Decibel Magazine. EXTREMITY‘s lineup of Bay Area veterans, Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Ulthar), Aesop Dekker (Worm Ouroboros, Ludicra, Agalloch), Marissa Martinez-Hoadley (Cretin, Repulsion), and Erika Osterhout (Necrosic, Scolex, Trepanation), stirs the salaciously sanguine death and grind sewage on Extremely Fucking Dead to a crepitating clamor of cacophonous cruelty. [MORE…]

WOLFBRIGADE Issues “Warsaw Speedwolf” From Run With The Hunted LP Via Southern Lord Compilation To Benefit The ACLU – Stockholm-based WOLFBRIGADE has released the lead single from their impending ninth LP, Run With The Hunted, which is set for release through Southern Lord in late April. The album’s merciless second track, “Warsaw Speedwolf,” comes crushing forth through a new label compilation set up to benefit the ACLU. [MORE…]

BARROWS: Conceptual/Instrumental Los Angeles Outfit Prepares Obsidion LP For May Release – Los Angeles-based instrumental rock band BARROWS has completed their sprawling new 2xLP, Obsidion, and will release it through German-based Tonzonen Records on May 26th. BARROWS was initially formed in Syracuse, New York by Jim Leonard and Richy Epolito, after which the duo relocated to Los Angeles with a more serious, driven focus for the band. The band has proven to be a formidable force in the realm of exploratory rock through two prior albums – 2011’s Imprecari Island, and 2014’s Red Giant – along with sporadic bursts of touring. BARROWS is preparing to reach further into the depths of consciousness on their most entrancing work yet, Obsidion. [MORE…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: BrooklynVegan Premieres Ain-Soph Aur From Denver Doom Duo In Its Entirety; Record Out NOW – “…an inspiring work that sets the standard for heavy music in 2017.” – The Sludgelord This Friday, Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will unveil their stunning new studio offering, Ain-Soph Aur. In advance of its release, BrooklynVegan is currently streaming the record before you can buy it championing the band’s “towering sludge riffs, vocal-cord-shredding roars, and somber brooding atmospheres.” Hear Ain-Soph Aur courtesy of BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED Announces US Headlining Tour – Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED today confirm a full US headlining tour in support of their forthcoming Sacred full-length. The tour is slated to commence on April 12th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will run through May 20th in Baltimore, Maryland. Karma To Burn will provide direct support throughout the tour while Fatso Jetson and Lo-Pan will provide additional support on select dates. THE OBSESSED will also join Weedeater and labelmates Primitive Man on five West Coast shows during the run from April 27th through May 1st. The tour comes in advance of the band’s record release show on April 8th at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All confirmed tour dates below. [MORE…]

COLD FELL: Irwell Debut By Manchester Black Metal Band Playing At Noisey; LP Out NOW Through Argento Records – Irwell, the debut LP by Manchester, UK-based back metal outfit COLD FELL is playing in its entirety at Noisey, as the album sees release through Argento Records. Offers Noisey in a glowing write-up of the album, “Irwell marks the first proper releases from the band, which is steered by one Laurence Taylor, who’s also known for his work with Noisey faves Caïna. Here, Taylor sticks to vocals, and is joined by guitarists Karl Sveinsson and Giovanni Infantino, drummer Callum Cox, and Oliver Edward Turner on bass. Together, their take on the genre is more orthodox than one might expect, offering predominantly straightforward though heavily atmospheric (think plague miasma rather than gossamer Cascadiana) black metal, with a heavy, stinking tinge of decrepit death metal.” [MORE…]

DEATHWISH: Unleash Hell LP Streaming In Its Entirety At Decibel Magazine; Album Out NOW Via Beer City Skateboards And Records – Wisconsin’s high-octane punk/metal annihilation squad DEATHWISH will unload their second full-length onslaught, Unleash Hell, onto the public through Beer City Skateboards And Records this Friday. Hailing from Northern Wisconsin, DEATHWISH is a fierce, motorcharged, rock/punk act featuring members of Wartorn and more; an act which annihilates everything in its path. The mayhem displayed on the band’s 2015-released Out For Blood LP continues on the follow-up, Unleash Hell, delivering nine scorching guitar-driven tracks, jacked-up with a relentless rhythm section, and pissed, aggressive vocals. Unleash Hell features new guitarist Jimmy Claypool (In Defence, False), joining guitarist Guinea Pig Champion, drummer S. W. MacLeod, and bassist/vocalist Bitty, with Claypool and Bitty now endorsed by Lace Pickups. The recording, mixing, and mastering were handled by Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Recording, and the artwork by Marald. [MORE…]

FUCKED UP: Noisey Premieres Year Of The Snake From Canadian Hardcore Punk Collective; Live Dates Underway – “…a meditative piece that has panpipes and synths and tinkling bells in the midst of a wild psychedelic punk rock guitar adventure.” – Noisey Year Of The Snake is the eighth installment of the “Zodiac Series” from long-running Canadian hardcore punk collective FUCKED UP. Set for official release on March 24th via Tankcrimes, today Noisey is streaming the EP in full issuing of the offering, “the record is a meditative piece that has panpipes and synths and tinkling bells in the midst of a wild psychedelic punk rock guitar adventure. The poem that accompanies the music talks about a candle delivering a body to heaven and ‘a prayer to help find the light in my heart and the peace in my mind.'” [MORE…]

CONDEMNED: No Clean Singing Streams His Divine Shadow In Its Brutal Entirety; Record Out NOW Via Unique Leader – “The songs combine brutish, pile-driving hammer blows, berserker swarming, and insectile skittering, and the assault is nearly relentless, and completely electrifying, from song one through song ten.” – No Clean Singing This Friday, San Diego-based brutal death metal unit CONDEMNED will drop the molten fruits of their His Divine Shadow full-length upon the masses via Unique Leader. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE Set Arbor Day Release For Collaborative Album, Dendritic; Acts To Plant One Tree For Every Preorder – GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE present Dendritic, a collaborative, ambient album with several special guest musicians. The record is set for independent release in late April for Arbor Day – the holiday which celebrates and encourages planting and caring for trees – and the two acts will physically plant a tree for every preorder of the record placed. [MORE…]

FEN: No Clean Singing Streams Winter Full-Length From Atmospheric Black Metallers In Its Entirety; Record Out NOW Via Code666 – “There is tension and collapse in the music, dread and delight, the coil of fear and the comfort of faith, if only perhaps the faith that the magic of the land will outlive us. Cold doom and old hauntings shroud segments of these songs; a deep chill seeps into the bones at times. At other times, the music catches fire, blazes like a bonfire, blinds like the glare of the sun parting the clouds and striking a plain of winter frost. It is somber and self-reflective, boisterous and brawling, thundering with power, and mystical in a way that casts spells.” – No Clean Singing Winter is the gorgeous fifth full-length from atmospheric black metallers FEN. As a precursor to its long-anticipated release, today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its entirety, issuing of the offering… [MORE…]

BRAIN TENTACLES: Avant Jazz Metal Trio Announces April Live Dates – Multi-state avant-garde/jazz/metal trio BRAIN TENTACLES recently confirmed a short run of live dates next month. Slated to roll from April 12th through April 16th, the trek includes a stop at this year’s Berserker Fest alongside the likes of Gwar, Eyehategod, Weedeater, and labelmates The Obsessed, and follows their mega successful run supporting Gorguts and Intronaut last year. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

NATHANIEL SHANNON AND THE VANISHING TWIN Reveals Eerie “Trespasses” Video At Decibel Magazine; Full-Length Out NOW On Aqualamb – Today, NATHANIEL SHANNON AND THE VANISHING TWIN, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, unveils the eerie new video for “Trespasses.” The tune comes by way of the record of the same name, released late last year via Aqualamb. Notes Decibel of the clip, “SHANNON‘s spoken word-style vocals over haunting and minimalist instrumentals lends a creepy atmosphere to the record. Shannon ups the creepiness with a new video for ‘Trespasses,’ which shows SHANNON‘s ghostly face appearing over shots in a graveyard, against a brick wall and the bathroom floor. It’s not as gory as the blood-soaked video for ‘Debutantes,’ but it adds another unsettling piece to his macabre collection. [MORE…]

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA To Release Hives In Decline Debut Album Through Battleground Records; March Tour Includes Austin Terror Fest – Battleground Records expands the label’s diverse roster once again, welcoming Salt Lake City-based exploratory sludge/math metal trio, THE DITCH AND THE DELTA, and is preparing to issue the band’s Hives In Decline debut LP. Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, Hives In Decline shows THE DITCH AND THE DELTA exploring further aspects of sound design, and features a swarm of solos by Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the song “Fuck On Asphalt.” Battleground Records will issue the record on LP and digital formats on May 12th, issuing the album’s track listing and cover artwork, handled by Charles Bougus with layout by Derek Ballard. [MORE…]

DYING WHALE: March Tour With Machinist! Begins Next Week; Last Moments Of Misery Out NOW + New Recordings Planned – Next week, Georgia’s DYING WHALE will raid the Southern and Midwest US on an eight-city tour with their cohorts in Machinist! DYING WHALE is out shoving their crushing new Last Moments Of Misery album down the throats of anyone in reach, following its release through Nefarious Industries issued in early February. With infectious and ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery coalesces elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore into an encompassing sound, infused with a theme which revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline. [MORE…]

FUCK YOU PAY ME: Punknews Premieres “Ammosexual” From Cleveland Hardcore Unit; Dumbed Down Release Day Draws Near – “Perhaps more than ever before, FYPM puts Erba’s acerbic, insightful humor on the forefront while the band itself just rips it up with some frickin’ savage hardcore…” – Punknews Dumbed Down is the forthcoming full-length from Cleveland, Ohio-based hardcore unit FUCK YOU PAY ME [FYPM], led by underground hardcore icon/wrestling aficionado Tony Erba (Face Value, H100’s, Gordon Solie Mother Fuckers, 9 Shocks Terror). [MORE…]

PAIN TANK: DC Hardcore Grind Unit Leaks “When Integrity Means Death” From 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills Debut Via Cvlt Nation – A demoralizing single from Washington, DC-based PAIN TANK and their impending 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills debut album has been declassified through an exclusive stream of “When Integrity Means Death” at Cvlt Nation. [MORE…]

Latest Installment Of CVLT Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With THE CURE’s Pornography – CVLT Nation is proud to present the next in ther series of underground classic compilations with THE CURE‘s game-changing Pornography! This album came to define goth rock when it was released in 1982, and catapulted THE CURE to their present infamy. For their latest collection, the esteemed blog has enlisted eight of contemporary post punk and deathrock’s finest to bring a fresh take on this legendary album – Annex, Lunch, Flowers And Fire, Curezum, Kaspar Hauser, Aztec Death, Ambersmoke and Hide. These bands are vital to the post punk revival, and show us why on this amazing comp! [MORE…]

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