Roundup From The Compound – May 16th, 2016

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CONCRETE MASCARA: Corrosive New Jersey Power Electronics Act To Release Perennial Disappointment Via Malignant Records In June; Tracks Playing – The harsh/experimental music purveyors at Maryland-based Malignant Records confirm the impending new album from New Jersey’s CONCRETE MASCARA for June release, as Perennial Disappointment sees completion. [MORE…]

New Titles From FABIO CUOMO, MORGENGRUSS, VIVIENNE THE WITCH, RAMACHANDRAN And VANESSA VAN BASTEN Out Now And Streaming Via Taxi Driver Records – Taxi Driver Records is an independent label based in Genova, Italy. Forged in 2009 from Taxi Driver Webzine and the Taxi Driver Independent Record Store, the label was originally focused on the local underground scene and now embraces an extended community of stoner, doom, heavy psych, metal, black metal, ambient, drone, sludge and hardcore from Italy and beyond. Earsplit PR is very pleased to represent their eclectic roster in the coming months. Recent Taxi Driver releases include: FABIO CUOMO: La Deriva Del Tutto LP – The first solo album by Eremite/Mope drummer Fabio Cuomo is a true sonic journey. With La Deriva Del Tutto, the multi-instrumentalist and composer fuses ambient, psychedelia, drone, classic, progressive, post, and kraut rock into something truly otherworldly. La Deriva Del Tutto boasts two long tracks, recorded and mixed by Fabio Palombi at Black Wave Studio in Genova, Italy and mastered by Alessandro Vanara. [MORE…]

DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Texas Outfit Confirms Western US June/July Tour; New Album In The Works – Austin, Texas-based psychedelic doom metal outfit, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, has confirmed a string of tour dates spanning the Western US in late June into mid-July. The upcoming trek is the first extensive tour from the outfit since their massive run through the US in the Summer of 2015 with cohorts and labelmates, Godhunter, which was booked in support of their Endsville split 2xLP. This new trek sees DESTROYER OF LIGHT taking their Endsville anthems back out to the masses, beginning in Fort Worth on June 16th, then running up through the Central and Midwestern states to the Pacific Northwest, before running down the West Coast on their way back to Texas, the final show going down in the band’s hometown on July 11th. [MORE…]

THE ANTIKAROSHI: “Interlinear” Video Playing At New Noise Magazine; Fourth LP By German Post-Rock Trio Out Now Through Exile On Mainstream – Officially released through Exile On Mainstream Records this past Friday is the buoyant fourth LP by German post-rock trio, THE ANTIKAROSHI, titled, 11 Songs Mostly Written And Played On Wednesday Evenings By A Band Called The Antikaroshi. In conjunction with its release, New Noise Magazine is now playing the newest video created for the album. The video for “Interlinear” was shot and directed by Georg Petzold, filmed all across the vast expanses of New York City, adding a very casual, pedestrian view of daily life to the infectious jam. [MORE…]

MISTUR: “Sognametal” Act Featuring Past And Present Members Of Vreid, Windir, Galar, And More To Release In Memoriam Full-Length In North America Later This Month – It’s been a long wait since Norway’s MISTUR made its mark on the world with their critically acclaimed debut, Attende. Fortunately, the wait has not been in vain. The band’s latest full-length, In Memoriam, sees MISTUR return with a masterpiece fielding long and layered arrangements, clever melodies and progressive elements mixed with its signature brand of “Sognametal.” [MORE…]

DISTRICT 97 To Embark On US Leg Of World Tour; Live “Snow Country” Video From European Trek Posted – Laser’s Edge alt/prog act DISTRICT 97 are currently embarked on the next leg of their ongoing 2016 world tour, on a run of US live dates with Tiles. Additionally, the band has released a live video of “Snow Country” filmed in Europe earlier this year. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING Mini-Tour With Pyrrhon Underway; Shows With Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed, Full Of Hell, And More Follow – Philly’s diehard tour soldiers, DIE CHOKING, has taken their blazing grind back out the latest run of seemingly non-stop touring in support of their III LP. The latest mini-tour which kicked off last Thursday will see the DIE CHOKING trio consecutively leveling Providence, Boston, Portland, and Syracuse through the 15th, paired with NYC avant death metal outfit, Pyrrhon, on all but the final show. Later this month will see the band performing with the likes of Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed, Full Of Hell, and others, followed by Earslaughter Fest Vol 1, Blood Rust II Fest, Full Terror Assault Fest, Rotten Fest, and much more through the rest of the year. [MORE…]

LORD OF WAR: Atmospheric Death Metal Unit To Release Suffer Full-Length This July Via Unique Leader – Atmospheric death metal unit, LORD OF WAR, will release its highly-anticipated second full-length on July 8th, 2016 via Unique Leader Records. The eleven track album, entitled Suffer, was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon). [MORE…]

IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE: Psychedelic Drone Merchants To Release Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting June 24th Via Small Stone Recordings – In moldy warehouses, grimy basements, and the dusty backrooms of pizza shops, the psychedelic drone trio channeled new material and worked tirelessly to craft the songs that would become a definitive offering. It became a full-time task. Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting rings both familiar and fresh. Longtime fans should have no trouble getting down with the heavy grooves and climaxes of these sonic journeys, but the band has pushed into dreamier territories as well. The long wait to share this very personal and powerful album is finally over, and IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE is ready to get back on the wave and ride it forward. [MORE…]

TILES: Detroit Prog Rock Royals Begin Northeastern US Tour With Laser’s Edge Labelmates District 97 – This week, Detroit-based progressive rock royals, TILES, will take off on their Spring Northeastern tour in support of their star-studded Pretending 2 Run 2xCD, which was released last month via Laser’s Edge. From this Friday, May 13th, TILES will tour through Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Dunellen, New York, and Akron through May 20th, sharing the stage on all dates with labelmates, District 97. [MORE…]

GRUESOME Shares “Dimensions Of Horror” Video At Bloody Disgusting – Old-school death metal squad, GRUESOME, has just shared a savage new music video for the title track from their forthcoming EP, Dimensions Of Horror. The visual feast is currently playing at Bloody Disgusting who issues, “The video, which was created by Iron Sight Cinema, shows a young woman visiting an oracle who portends her impending demise. Upon leaving, she comes face-to-face with a zombie monk, a Skeletor looking mother fucker, and some rabid women who are out for blood. You know, your everyday experience when living in Florida.” [MORE…]

MISS LAVA: Sonic Debris Out Now And Streaming At The Obelisk – Portugal’s psychedelic riff henchmen, MISS LAVA, will unveil their smoking Sonic Debris full-length via Small Stone Recordings this Friday. In celebration of its release, today The Obelisk is hosting a full stream of the offering noting, “At its strongest, Sonic Debris is as much about atmosphere as its hooks, and the balance MISS LAVA strikes in songs like ‘The Silent Ghost Of Doom,’ ‘I’m The Asteroid,’ and the later, airier ‘Fangs Of Venom’ demonstrates patience and songwriting acumen in kind. Riffs, somewhat unsurprisingly, still lead the way, but MISS LAVA have enough room here to really let their material branch out, and while ‘Symptomatic’ and ‘In The Arms Of The Freaks’ are big on their choruses and “Fangs Of Venom” winds up that way as well, there isn’t necessarily anything unipolar about MISS LAVA‘s overarching approach, and taken front to back, their third album offers peaks and valleys of tempo, mood, etc., that make it that much richer on the whole. Still very much a rock record, but using that more as opportunity than limitation…” [MORE…]

SCOUR: Extreme Metal Legion Uniting Current And Former Members Of Down, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, Animosity, And Strong Intention To Release Debut This July Via Housecore; New Track Streaming At Decibel – Among the most anticipated “supergroup” collaborations of recent times, SCOUR unites the talents of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, former Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention). Together they conjure a harrowing strain of blackened, grind-infused sonic murk; dark, deviant and distinctly unlike any of their root bands. SCOUR speaks for itself. [MORE…]

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: Additional Shows Added To North American Tour Following Diadem Of 12 Stars LP ReissueWOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has added additional performances to their upcoming East Coast tour this September, following the re-issue of their debut LP, Diadem Of 12 Stars. Since the upcoming WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM live dates were recently announced, a second show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar was added, both shows selling out immediately. Due to this, a third NYC show has been added, which will now see the band playing at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on September 11th. Additionally, WITTR‘s performance at Pop Montreal has been confirmed, which will see the band joining the likes of The Kills, John Waters, Wally Badarou, Diet Cig, and many more. [MORE…]

NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST: Selfmadegod Issues Info And New Track From Polish Grindcore Act’s Overkill Commando Debut Album – Selfmadegod Records has just issued the first single to Overkill Commando, the debut full-length from Polish grindcore quartet, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, as the album is completed for Summer release. [MORE…]

MARS RED SKY: Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) From Psychedelic Stoner Doom Trio Streaming At Decibel + North American Tour Dates Announced – Bordeaux, France-based psychedelic stoner doom trio, MARS RED SKY, will release their brand new album, Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul), in North America next week via Listenable Records. Already available to European audiences, Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) was captured by Gabriel Zander – who also engineered the band’s lauded Stranded In Arcadia offering – and Jacob Dennis in Studio Cryogene in Bègles, France, and truly pushes the boundaries of the band’s already monolithic sound. With Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul), MARS RED SKY delivers grandiose and hypnotizing hymns rooted in a far wider range of musical influences stretching from Robert Wyatt, The Beatles, Nick Drake, and Neil Young, to Electric Wizard, Acid King and, naturally, Black Sabbath. [MORE…]

THROTTLEROD: Long-Running Rock Trio To Release Fourth Full-Length; Record Dedicated To Puny Human Vocalist Jim Starace + New Track PostedTHROTTLEROD has always had a knack for surprising, and their fourth album, Turncoat, is no exception. After making the transition from four-piece to trio, the outfit offered up their third full-length, Pig Charmer, in 2009, and took a left turn from their earlier, riffier vibes to blistering and aggressive noise rock. Like all their prior work, it was produced by Andrew Schneider, and had a sharpness in its chug that, while it still grooved, was clearly looking to accomplish something apart from the band’s earlier three LPs: 2000’s Eastbound And Down, 2003’s Hell And High Water, and 2006’s Nail, as well their quiet, semi-unplugged 2004 EP, Starve The Dead. [MORE…]

VLY: Post-Progressive Quintet Releases Video For “Silver Beaches” Through Prog; Song Hails From Laser’s Edge-Released I / (Time) Debut – Intercontinental post-progressive rock quintet, VLY, has just issued an official video through an exclusive premiere through Prog Magazine. The video has been created for the track “Silver Beaches,” which hails from the band’s Laser’s Edge-released I / (Time) debut album. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE: Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here Debut By Lone Madman Streaming At Noisey; Album Out Today On The Compound Recs – Vice Magazine’s music blog, Noisey, has aided in the Friday the 13th release of Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here – the debut by solo experimenter, GRIDFAILURE – as is issued through The Compound Recs. GRIDFAILURE‘s Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here bears eight movements performed, recorded, and produced entirely by David Brenner (Theologian, ex-Heidnik), who misuses a variety of guitars, basses, violins, harmonica, keyboards, electronics, chimes, drums, infusing elements of incineration, physical ailments, weather systems, faunae, and other auditory unpredictability. Layers of unorthodox instrumentation wrought with unhinged waves of vocal exploration and punishing rants formulate a biomechanical mistake neither man or nature want to claim. [MORE…]

ETERNAL SLEEP: Decibel Magazine Unloads “Straw Man” From Vicious The Emptiness Of… Debut LP; New Tour Dates Announced – “Straw Man” is the brutal new single from Pittsburgh-based hardcore/death metal outfit, ETERNAL SLEEP, culled from the band’s forthcoming The Emptiness Of… debut LP, due out next week through Closed Casket Activities. The new song comes thundering into the public domain through an exclusive premiere with Decibel Magazine, who includes a segment of their new review of the album: “If you, like no one ever, have wondered what ’90s metallic hardcore would sound like through the dual filter of grunge and ‘holy terror’ hardcore, ETERNAL SLEEP is here to field questions and offer a primer on this unusual combination.” [MORE…]

GHOUL: Notorious Cannibalistic Creepsylvanians Release “Wall Of Death” As Part Of Decibel’s Flexi Series; Band To Devour The Living On Tour With Carcass This Summer – The notorious cannibalistic Creepsylvanians in GHOUL have just released “Wall Of Death.” Recorded exclusively for Decibel’s Flexi Series, the tune serves as a precursor to their new full-length, set for release in the coming months via Tankcrimes (details forthcoming). “It is our duty and pleasure to commit to the Decibel Flexi Series this, our greatest achievement ever,” proclaims Digestor, doer of deviousness, “‘Wall Of Death;’ a song that tells a chilling tale of savage dictatorship, brutal oppression, and large-scale unreinforced masonry. Enjoy, won’t you?” [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED: Iconic Doom-Bringers Kick Off First Tour In Over A Decade – Iconic doom-bringers, THE OBSESSED, will kick off their first tour in over a decade tonight in Washington, DC. The long-anticipated trek will run through two dozen cities, coming to a close on June 11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional support will be provided by The Atomic Bitchwax and Karma To Burn. [MORE…]

HONKY: Austin-Based Superboogie Trio Premieres “Double Fine” At Decibel; Track Features Melvins’ Dale Crover On Drums + Corduroy Preorders Available – Long-running, Austin-based superboogie trio, HONKY – which features long time Butthole Surfer/part time Melvins bassist JD Pinkus, guitarist Bobby Ed Landgraf (Down, Skrew, …), and drummer Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch) – will drop the rump-shaking wares of their anticipated Corduroy full-length later this month via Housecore Records! In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming “Double Fine,” with the Melvins’ Dale Crover on the drum stool, for communal inebriation. Says Pinkus of the track, “Only when the Mighty Dale Crover is jammin’ with HONKY, ya gotta decide whether to listen to the background harmonies or triangle solo. He is a monster on the triangle.” [MORE…]

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