Roundup From The Compound – March 21st, 2016

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SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V: Houses Of The Unholy – Initial October Festival Lineup Announced + Advance Tickets Available – The initial lineup for Arizona’s SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V: Houses Of The Unholy has been announced, as early bird tickets for the event have been made available this week.For the fifth installation of the annual SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST, this year’s edition will once again overthrow Tucson, the 2016 installment of the annual gathering running from October 20th through 23rd, with forty-five artists from across the US and Canada converging on three stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary’s Place.. [MORE…]

H.P. LOVECRAFT Hallowe’en In A Suburb And Others EP Confirmed For April Release Through Cadabra Records – Cadabra Records presents H. P. LOVECRAFT’s Hallowe’en In A Suburb And Others, as a limited edition 7″ title, set for release this April as part of the label’s ongoing series in homage to the author. [MORE…]

AHTME: Kansas City Tech Death Brutalists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Drop “Defeat Zeke” Play-Through Video At Heavy Blog Is Heavy; The Demonization Release Day NearsThe Demonization is the latest full-length from Kansas City technical death metal brutalists, AHTME. Initially issued by the band, under their original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013 and now seeing official release by Unique Leader Records later this month, the forty-minute bruiser was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco. [MORE…]

THE ZENITH PASSAGE: Los Angeles Death Metal Faction Unleashes Special 360-Degree Lyric Video At MetalSucks; Solipsist Preorder Bundles Available – With the release of Solipsist, the long-awaited, debut full-length from Los Angeles death metal faction, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, just a little over a month away, MetalSucks delivers the official new lyric video accompaniment to debilitating fourth cut, “Deus Deceptor,” for public feasting. [MORE…]

TILES Issues New Pretending 2 Run Album Trailer Showcasing All-Star Cast Of Guest Musicians – Detroit’s progressive rock royals, TILES, have released another new trailer preceding the April release of their eagerly awaited sixth studio full-length, the massive 2xCD Pretending 2 Run album, the band’s first album with prog powerhouse, Laser’s Edge. Here the band takes fans inside the album, showcasing through interviews, studio footage, behind-the-scenes info on the album and more how this simple idea grew into the incredibly complex double-album undertaking it became. [MORE…]

BORIS With MERZBOW: Gensho Collaboration Streaming In Full At Vice’s Thump; Record Out Now Via Relapse“..a beautifully bleak listen.” – Thump Gensho, the latest collaborative release between Japanese boundary-pushers BORIS and MERZBOW is currently streaming in full courtesy of Vice’s electronic music and culture channel, Thump. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling Friday, March 18th via Relapse Records. [MORE…]

MARS RED SKY: French Psychedelic Stoner Doom Trio To Release Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) In North America This May Via Listenable Records; New Video Posted – Bordeaux, France-based psychedelic stoner doom trio, MARS RED SKY, will release their stunning new album Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) in North America this May via Listenable Records. [MORE…]

MANTAR: New Hymn From German Extreme Metal Duo Streaming At Noisey; Ode To The Flame Release Day Draws Near – The Flame, the punishing new full-length from Northern Germany-based infernal metal twosome, MANTAR, slithers ever closer to release, today Noisey offers up the nihilistic sounds of “Schwanenstein” for communal feasting. [MORE…]

SOON: Transcendental Rock Contortionists Confirm Live Dates“Is it doom-pop? Alt-sludge, similar to Torche, but far more informed by pop’s sensibilities? Posi-doom? Grunge-sludge? Psych-sludge-alt-indie-heaviness? I don’t know. But I know that Vol. 1 is excellent, memorable, and infinitely replayable.” – Nine Circles Transcendental rock contortionists, SOON, which fuses the divine talents of members of indie rockers The Love Language, Bitter Resolve and Grohg, will kick off a string of live dates this evening in Baltimore, Maryland. From there, the curious collective will make their way through nine more venues in four states through the end of the month with additional live performances to be announced in the weeks to come. [MORE…]

WRVTH: Ethereal Tech Death Quintet To Kick Off First National Live Takeover Of 2016 Next Month – California ethereal tech death perpetrators, WRVTH, are readying to kick off their first US live takeover of the year. The band’s latest journey will commence next month with a short string of headlining dates from April 8th in Riverside, California through April 13th in Austin, Texas. From there, the band will join Seeker and Forty Winters for a fifteen-date pillage through the end of the month. The onstage debauchery continues with four more headlining dates from May 1st in Spokane, Washington through May 4th in Cupertino, California with additional live abrasions in their plotting stages. [MORE…]

GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH Returns For Release Of Third Album Through Pitch Black Records This April; New Tracks Streaming – Pitch Black Records is thrilled to announce the return of one of Canada’s premier stoner metal acts, GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH, with their new, third album, Citizens Of Nowhere, set for release this April. [MORE…]

BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS: Carrier Album By German Sludge Nihilists Playing At Cvlt Nation; 2xLP Out This Week Through Exile On Mainstream – The pummeling filth displayed by German sludge metal nihilists BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS, on their massive 2xLP Carrier album, can now be experienced by all who dare to endure the record, as Cvlt Nation makes the record available for streaming just days ahead of its release. [MORE…]

CHILD BITE: New Psalm From Detroit Noise Rock Eccentrics Playing At No Clean Singing; Housecore-bound LP Release Draws NearThe music kicks your reptile brain into gear, provoking the desire to stomp and spasm, while it tears up your higher faculties and scatters them to the wind. It’s an amalgam of punk, noise rock, and hallucinogens that will get its claws in you, like the ones bearing in on that fetus on the album cover. Very cool.” – No Clean Singing In just two weeks, Negative Noise, the impending new full-length from Detroit noise rock eccentrics, CHILD BITE, will see official unveiling via Housecore Records. A forty-seven-minute pulsing ball of energy filled with furious jabs and paranoia-fueled explosions, Negative Noise is a fully-realized vision, inside and out. [MORE…]

VICTIMS: Iconic Stockholm Crust Kings Issue “Errors” Via Revolver; Sirens LP To See Release Via Tankcrimes April 15th + US Mini Tour To Commence Next Week – With the release of Sirens, the impending new long player from iconic Stockholm hardcore crust miscreants, VICTIMS now less than one month away, today Revolver delivers the official premiere of “Errors” for communal audio gorging. [MORE…]

KATALEPSY: Unique Leader Confirms May Release Of Second Album By Moscow Death Legion – Death metal superpower Unique Leader Records will release the enthusiastically awaited second album by Moscow, Russia-based KATALEPSY this May, this week disclosing the album’s details, including a new teaser. [MORE…]

VISIGOTH Announces North American Tour With Night Demon; Live Videos For “Dungeon Master” And “Mammoth Rider” Now Playing – This Spring, Salt Lake City’s VISIGOTH will embark on their first North American trek with headliners Night Demon. Additional support will be provided by Against The Grain on select dates. The heavy metal quintet will pillage their way through nearly two dozen cities in support of their recently released debut, The Revenant King, which Revolver Magazine commended for delivering, “real-deal old-school goods with power and swagger to spare.” [MORE…]

Tenth Installment Of CVLT Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With DEAD KENNEDYS’ Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables – CVLT Nation is proud to present the tenth covers compilation of the The CVLT Nation Sessions with DEAD KENNEDYS’ Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. This killer new collection is up for exclusive streaming and free download on CVLTNation.com. Fifteen bands perpetrate a brutal hardcore assault on this ’80s classic, with covers by Haarm, Plagues, Hive, Guilty Parents, Dethfox, Secret Cutter, Rabies, PS Fuck You, Piss, Dark Circles, Bou Quet, Purge, Fever Nest, The Coltranes and Mower. [MORE…]

THE BODY And FULL OF HELL Unveil “Fleshworks” Video At Noisey; One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache To See Release Via Neurot – This week will see the release of One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, the fittingly-titled, collaborative debut between apocalyptic doom duo, THE BODY, and grindcore/harsh noise sculptors, FULL OF HELL. Set for release on March 25th via Neurot Recordings, the offering came together during last year’s massive North American trek which united both bands. Amidst the chaos of tour life, the two groups found time to record together at Machines With Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island. The session eventually culminated into the harrowing sounds found on One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, which is ultimately an audio reflection of their surroundings and their inability to cope therein. [MORE…]

GLORIA MORTI: “Executioner” Video Playing At Revolver; Kuebiko Full-Length Out Now On Willowtip – In conjunction with today’s release of Kuebiko, the long awaited new full-length from Finnish death metal culprits, GLORIA MORTI, Revolver Magazine unveils the official video companion to eighth track, “Executioner.” [MORE…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ABNORMALITY – ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGAINST THE GRAIN – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – AMENRA – ANIQATIA – AMON AMARTH – AUROCH – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BARDUS – BATTALION OF SAINTS – BATTLCROSS – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – THE BODY + FULL OF HELL – BORIS – CHILD BITE – DEAD TO A DYING WORLD – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – EYEHATEGOD – FEAR FACTORY – GOATWHORE – GOROD – GRAVES AT SEA – IMMORTAL BIRD – INCANTATION – INVERLOCH – KING PARROT – LA CHINGA – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – LIKE RATS – LO-PAN – MANTAR – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – OMOPHAGIA – PELICAN – PISS VORTEX – POWER TRIP – PYRRHON – REVOCATION – RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SNOW BURIAL – SO THIS IS SUFFERING – SOON – SUNN O))) – TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES – THEOLOGIAN – TILES – TODAY IS THE DAY – VIA VENGEANCE – VICTIMS – VISIGOTH – WAILIN STORMS – WAKE – WHITECHAPEL – WHORID – WRVTH

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