Roundup From The Compound – March 28th, 2016

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GERYON Issues Title Track To The Wound And The Bow Via No Clean Singing As Album Nears Through Profound Lore – NYC-based investigational death metal duo GERYON – formed by Krallice bassist Nicholas McMaster and drummer Lev Weinstein – has partnered with underground metal source No Clean Singing for an exclusive premiere of the title track to the band’s impending The Wound And The Bow, as the album nears its street date. [MORE…]
MISS LAVA: Lisbon Volume Dealers To Release Sonic Debris This May Via Small Stone; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Portugal’s foremost heavy rock ‘n’ rollers MISS LAVA return in 2016 with Sonic Debris, their third album, set to launch on May 20th, 2016 worldwide through Small Stone Records. [MORE…]
TELOCH VOVIN: NYC Coven Releases “When Madness Tastes Like Love” Single In Psalms Ov Khaos Series; New Live Rituals Confirmed – On the 2016 Vernal Equinox, as an overnight Springtime snow fell on the region, New York coven TELOCH VOVIN unveiled the second single in their Psalms Ov Khaos singles series, with “When Madness Tastes Like Love.” [MORE…]
FEAR FACTORY: American Demanufacture Tour Underway; Second NYC Show Added – FEAR FACTORY‘s latest excursion, sees the band perform its classic second album Demanufacture in its crushing entirety will run through May 7th. Support will be provided by Swedish metal unit, Soilwork. With their April 6th show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City now sold out, a second NYC date has been added… [MORE…]
RISING: Danish Quintet Issues Trailer Documenting Recording Sessions For Impending Oceans Into Their Graves LP – Copenhagen-based RISING has issued a new trailer documenting the recording of their impending third LP, Oceans Into Their Graves, as the album nears release in late April. [MORE…]
NECROT Unleashes The Coffin Tones Of “Into The Labyrinth” At Cvlt Nation; Live Assaults Confirmed + Preorders Available – In less than a month, Oakland-based old-school death metal squad NECROT, which features within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die and Atrament, will unleash the vile fruits of their The Labyrinth full-length. [MORE…]
INHERIT DISEASE: New Track From West Coast Death Militia Playing At Decibel; Release Of Unique Leader-Bound Ephemeral Full-Length Draws Near – Ephemeral is the impending new long player from Ventura, California-based technical death metal unit, INHERIT DISEASE. [MORE…]
RABID FLESH EATERS: Texas Speed Demons To Wage War With Reign Of Terror This April; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Arlington, Texas-based speed demons, RABID FLESH EATERS, are pleased to unveil the sonic evils of their latest full-length, Reign Of Terror. Produced by the late great Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis, Ministry), and featuring a guitar solo by Scaccia on opening track, “Lycanthrope,” Reign Of Terror spews forth nine ravenous tracks centered around lycanthropy, societal decline, the psychology of terrorists and serial killers, and imminent doom. [MORE…]
OPERATION EQUINOX Tour With Of The Wand And The Moon, Die Weisse Rose, Blood And Sun Underway – OPERATION EQUINOX 2016 is fully underway, the US tour bringing Danish neofolk acts Of The Wand And The Moon and Die Weisse Rose stateside – with both acts coalescing to perform as Vril Jäger on several shows. With opening support being provided by Blood And Sun for the trek, on select dates, all three touring acts will join forces to play one another’s songs in a single set. [MORE…]
WHITECHAPEL To Appear On Warped Tour This Summer – Currently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming sixth full-length, WHITECHAPEL has announced their appearance on this year’s edition of Warped Tour, which runs from June 24th through August 13th in support of their as-yet-untitled new album. [MORE…]
MOTHER FEATHER To Appear On Warped Tour This Summer; BBC Session Now Online – New York City’s self-described “pop cock rock” band MOTHER FEATHER has announced their appearance on this year’s edition of Warped Tour. The band will be touring in support of their eponymous debut album, due out May 13th worldwide via Metal Blade Records. [MORE…]
LIKE RATS Streams Entire Second LP Via Noisey As Record Sees Release Through Southern Lord – The entire II LP, the second album by LIKE RATS – with members of Chicago powerviolence/grinders Weekend Nachos – is now playing in its entirety through Vice’s music channel, Noisey, in conjunction with the album’s release through Southern Lord. [MORE…]
INTEGRITY: Organized Crime Records To Issue Humanity Is The Devil 20th Anniversary LP For Record Store Day; Band To Play Amnesia Rockfest – Chicago-based Organized Crime Records has confirmed the impending re-release of one of the hardcore scene’s most infamous, everlasting albums, with the 20th Anniversary vinyl version of INTEGRITY‘s iniquitous Humanity Is The Devil, currently being pressed to hit for Record Store Day next month. [MORE…]
ALARIC: New Hymn From Oakland-Based Dark Punk Alchemists Playing At Cvlt Nation – Oakland-based dark punk alchemists ALARIC will undrape their long-anticipated new full-length, End Of Mirrors, this Spring on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin. Oppressive, gloomy, and epically grandiose, each of the seven hymns comprising the offering provides an emotional and deeply physical journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope. [MORE…]
GRUESOME Announces Dimensions Of Horror; Trailer + EP Details Revealed – After exploding onto the death metal scene in 2015 with their Leprosy-inspired full-length debut, Savage Land, death metal wrecking crew GRUESOME – featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and Derketa – returns in 2016 with a new EP entitled Dimensions Of Horror. [MORE…]
THE BODY And FULL OF HELL: One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache Streaming In Its Entirety At Decibel; Record To Drop This Friday Via Neurot + European Tour Draws Near –Last Friday marked the official release day of One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, the fittingly-titled, collaborative debut between apocalyptic doom duo, THE BODY, and grindcore/harsh noise miscreants, FULL OF HELL. In celebration of its release, Decibel Magazine, who notes, “One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache will hurt your brain,” is traumatizing the airwaves with a stream of the record in its ravaging entirety. [MORE…]
H.P. LOVECRAFT: Two Poems From Hallowe’en In A Suburb And Others Playing At Bloody-Disgusting; Preorders Posted At Cadabra Records – Spoken arts label Cadabra Records presents H. P. LOVECRAFT‘s Hallowe’en In A Suburb And Others as part of the label’s ongoing series in homage to the author, and ahead of its April release, now unveils two tracks from the demoniac release through an exclusive with Bloody-Disgusting. [MORE…]
CULT OF LUNA And JULIE CHRISTMAS: New Track From Indie Recordings-Bound Mariner Full-Length Now Playing At Stereogum – Mariner is the mind-melting collaboration between CULT OF LUNA and JULIE CHRISTMAS. Slated for release on April 15th via Indie Recordings, with Mariner, CULT OF LUNA and JULIE CHRISTMAS bring listeners to the outer rim of the ever-expanding boundaries of the cosmos – where the rules of man are not applicable and the cold, dark nothing envelops the harsh realities of the universe. [MORE…]
BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS Presents 24-Hour Drone Track; Carrier LP Out Now Via Exile On Mainstream – Germany’s BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS has created a drone track that runs for 24 hours straight, which rumbled the airwaves this weekend courtesy of Resonance FM Extra. Titled “Neg. Black 1d,” the track is an algorithmic elongated version of their eponymous song “Negative Black,” taken from their 2012-released album of the same name. [MORE…]
PISS VORTEX: Stereogum Streams Entire Future Cancer EP By Denmark Grind Crew; Record Out This Week Through Indisciplinarian – Danish grindcore nihilists, PISS VORTEX, are gearing up for the worldwide release of their scathing Future Cancer 12″ EP through Indisciplinarian next week, and advancing the attack, Stereogum has posted the entire record for exclusive streaming. [MORE…]
CASTLE: Doom-Tinged Metal Unit Reveals Album Details + US Tour Dates Confirmed – Doom-tinged metal unit CASTLE is pleased to announce the release of their fourth full-length this Summer via Ván Records worldwide. [MORE…]
EYE: Ohio-Based Psychedelic Rock Quartet Signs With Laser’s Edge; New Album Due This Summer – Laser’s Edge this week announces the addition of Ohio-based quartet, EYE, to the label’s ever-expanding roster, as the band puts the finishing touches on their fourth record for release. [MORE…]
COFFIN DUST: Philadelphia Death Thrashing Grave Robbers Featuring Matt Slime To Unleash Everything Is Dead Via Unholy Anarchy Records; New Track Stenching Up The Airwaves – Philadelphia-based death thrash grave robbers, COFFIN DUST, which features within its repugnant ranks former Exhumed bassist Matt Slime, will unleash their Everything Is Dead full-length via Unholy Anarchy Records this May. [MORE…]
NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS: Infernal Machine From Swedish Progressive Space Rockers Streaming In Full At Revolver; Record to See Release In North America April 1st Via Listenable Records – Infernal Machine, the impending release from Swedish progressive space rock faction NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS is currently streaming it’s kaleidoscopic entirety via Revolver Magazine. The stream comes in advance of the record’s official North American release on April 1st via Listenable Records. [MORE…]
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH: Canadian Stoner Metallers Premiere “Black Samurai” From Citizens Of Nowhere Album Via PureGrainAudio – Ontario-based stoner metal marauders, GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH, end the week with the unfurling of a new single from their impending third album, Citizens Of Nowhere, set for release this April via Pitch Black Records. The track storms into the public arena through a premiere of the album’s fourth track “Black Samurai” exclusive to PureGrainAudio. [MORE…]
DECEPTIONIST: Rome-Based Death Metal Sect Joins Unique Leader Records; Info And Trailer For Full-Length Debut Released – Rome tech/industrial-influenced death metal outfit, DECEPTIONIST, has inked a pact with Unique Leader Records. As the label now prepares to release the band’s Initializing Irreversible Process debut album late this Spring, this week a video trailer and more info on the record has been issued. [MORE…]
SPAZZ: Reissued Sweatin’ To The Oldies And Sweatin’ 3: Skatin’, Satan & Katon Streaming In Full At Noisey; Both Records Available NOW Via Tankcrimes – Legendary punk/power violence act, SPAZZ, recently unleashed reissued editions of Sweatin’ To The Oldies and Sweatin’ 3: Skatin’, Satan & Katon via Tankcrimes Records. In celebration of the release of these pivotal records, Vice’s music channel, Noisey, is currently streaming both offerings alongside a mega interview with guitarist Dan “Lactose” Bolleri, bassist and Slap a Ham founder Chris Dodge, and Scotty “Karate” Heath of Tankcrimes. [MORE…]
FASHION WEEK: NYC Noise Rock Brigade Prepares For Southeastern US Tour – April Fool’s Day sees NYC grunge/noise metal ensemble FASHION WEEK back on the road, the band’s latest venture taking them back into the Southern realms of the country on a week-and-a-half-long run. Beginning next Friday, April 1st, the joke is on you when the band takes their aural beating to fans in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Murfeesboro, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth for the final show on April 10th. [MORE…]
AHTME’s The Demonization Sees Official Release On Unique Leader; Full Record Streaming At Decibel – The Demonization is the latest full-length from Kansas City technical death metal squad, AHTME. Initially issued by the band, under their original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013 and now seeing proper release by Unique Leader Records, The Demonization was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco and delivers forty-minutes of pure, sonic battery. [MORE…]
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