Roundup From The Compound – May 23rd, 2016

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SWOLLEN ORGANS: Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time By NYC Filth Electronics Act Streaming At Heathen Harvest As Album Sees Release – Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time, the new album from filth electronics act, SWOLLEN ORGANS – the solo outfit formed by Jimmy Aly, also of NYC-based noise/grinders, The Communion – is streaming in its entirety via Heathen Harvest as the record is released today through Annihilvs Power Elecronix. [MORE…]

FIRST FRAGMENT: Dasein Full-Length From Canadian Neoclassical Tech Death Collective Streaming At Metal Injection“A technical death metal album that is downright pleasant on the ears, look to FIRST FRAGMENT to be seen in the same sentence as genre leaders like Gorod and Beyond Creation once the world is fully exposed to Dasein. 9.5/10″ – Dead Rhetoric Dasein, the debut full-length from Canadian neoclassical-influenced tech death unit, FIRST FRAGMENT, flaunts a ferocious mesh of over-the-top drum tirades, complex neoclassical-influenced guitar work, boundless solo work, Flamenco and clean guitar passages, proggy death metal bass work and a varied dual vocal approach. [MORE…]

CLARK ASHTON SMITH’s Inferno And Others Playing Via Rue-Morgue; EP Read By S. T. Joshi And Scored By Theologian, Available From Cadabra Records – Spoken Arts label, Cadabra Records is preparing to unleash the limited edition Inferno 7″ – an incredibly ominous limited vinyl release, featuring the convoluted horror poetry of celebrated American writer CLARK ASHTON SMITH – this week partnering with Rue-Morgue Magazine to allow the entire EP to be streamed publicly. [MORE…]

DECEPTIONIST: New Track From Italian Death Metal Sect Playing At DecibelInitializing Irreversible Process is the impending new full-length from Rome, Italy’s DECEPTIONIST. Set for release via Unique Leader next month, Initializing Irreversible Process was captured with Giuseppe Orlando at Outersound Studios, and finds the devout death metal collective pushing their talents and ingenuity forward in both speed and technicality while simultaneously remaining loyal to our root elements: groove, brutality and catchiness. Their use of sampling blends seamlessly with harsh guitar riffs, the lyrical content dealing with the relationship between humans and machines in a not-too-distant future world where men and women will live only to serve artificial masters. [MORE…]

KHEMMIS: Colorado Doom Quartet Confirms August Tour Leading Up To Migration Fest; Band Enters The Studio With Dave Otero – Colorado’s supreme doom metal quartet, KHEMMIS, has confirmed a series of tour dates preceding and including the band’s impending performance at the mighty maiden installation of Migration Fest this August. Additionally, the band enters the studio today in order to bring their second album to fruition. [MORE…]

ARKAIK: Progressive Death Metal Faction Announces July Headlining Tour – Progressive death metal faction, ARKAIK, will embark upon a fifteen-date US headlining tour this Summer. The Make America Shred Again Tour 2016 will run from July 2nd through July 24th. Support will be provided by Vale Of Pnath and Singularity with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

INFINITE SPECTRUM: Metal Underground Issues Single From Lovecraft-Inspired Second Album From NYC Prog Metal Quintet – As Sensory Records prepares Haunter Of The Dark, the second album by NYC-based progressive metal quintet, INFINITE SPECTRUM, for release in late June, the diehard metallurgists at Metal Underground have secured a premiere of the album’s debut single, titled, “Fear.” [MORE…]

ETERNAL SLEEP: Invisible Oranges Streams Debut LP From Pittsburgh Metallic Hardcore Act; The Emptiness Of… Out Now – As Closed Casket Activities prepares for the release of Pittsburgh-based ETERNAL SLEEP‘s debut full-length, The Emptiness Of…, for official release this Friday, Invisible Oranges is streaming the entire merciless album early. [MORE…]

COUGH: Richmond Doom Unit Premieres Third New Single, “Let It Bleed,” At Revolver – COUGH is poised to release Still They Pray, their first full-length in over five years, in less than a month via Relapse Records. The Richmond doom unit has just shared a third new single from the album via Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

BRIMSTONE COVEN: Dark Occult Rockers Announce US Tour Dates – West Virginia-based dark occult rockers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, have confirmed their Summer tour plans which include a one off show in Athens, Ohio on June 25 before kicking off a nine-date mini tour from July 23rd through July 31st alongside Castle on select dates. [MORE…]

RISK RELAY: New Jersey Act To Release Fourth Album Through Nefarious Industries “A speck of dust on the edge of immensity, I clung to the stone cliff, gazing into the depths of that immeasurable void.” – John Uri Lloyd RISK RELAY, sixteen-year veterans of the New Jersey local music scene, are excited to be releasing their fourth record, As We Descend, this November, the band’s first album for Nefarious Industries. [MORE…]

DESASTER: German Blackened Thrashers Announce North American Tour Dates – German blackened thrashers, DESASTER, will return to North America later this month for four special performances. Featuring the band’s first Canadian show, plus an appearance at the Maryland Deathfest, these rare appearances are not to be missed. [MORE…]

-(16)- Announces New Album, Lifespan Of A Moth; Band Shares First Single Via Stereogum – Southern California-based veteran sludge-rock trailblazers, -(16)-, return with their seventh full-length album. Entitled Lifespan Of A Moth, the offering is clearly the band’s heaviest, darkest, and most complex material to date. [MORE…]

KATALEPSY: Russian Death Sect Unloads “To The Lords Of Nihil” At Revolver; Gravenous Hour Release Day Draws Near – Next week, Moscow-based death metal sect, KATALEPSY, will unleash the chronic brutality of their Gravenous Hour full-length. As a precursor to its May 27th release through Unique Leader, today Revolver Magazine presents “To The Lords Of Nihil” for public celebration. [MORE…]

MOS GENERATOR: Washington Riff Rockers Issue First Single From Forthcoming New Full-Length, Abyssinia, At Decibel; North American Tour Dates Announced – Washington riff rockers, MOS GENERATOR, will release their new full-length, Abyssinia, on July 15th, 2016 in Europe and August 5th, 2016 in North America. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine premieres the first single from Abyssinia in the form of “Wicked Willow. [MORE…]

CONCRETE MASCARA: Cvlt Nation Issues “Delusion Of Sacrifice” From Perennial Disappointment; Album Nears Release Via Malignant Records – A wholeheartedly unsympathetic new track culled from New Jersey’s CONCRETE MASCARA and the prominent power electronics trio’s new Perennial Disappointment album is now available for streaming, as the record nears release through Malignant Records. The fourth track, “Delusion Of Sacrifice,” is now playing through a Cvlt Nation exclusive, who issues of the digitally-warped breakdown, “The vicious soundscapes you will encounter on this album have a transcendental effect in a weird way!” [MORE…]

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces The Transcending The Coma Fall Co-Headlining Tour With Devin Townsend Project – Two of progressive metal’s most influential bands – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and Devin Townsend Project – will join forces for the Transcending The Coma co-headlining tour this Fall. The trek will run from September 9th through October 15th and includes support from Fallujah. Tickets are on sale now. [MORE…]

MINE COLLAPSE: Chicago Trio To Issue Debut EP Via Nefarious Industries This Summer – Nefarious Industries will release the self-titled debut EP from Chicago-based MINE COLLAPSE this Summer, issuing the record’s art, track listing, street date, and more…. On their self-titled debut, MINE COLLAPSE delves into a uniquely heavy, jagged, sludge-punk sound featuring reverb-soaked vocals. Clocking in at twenty-two minutes, the four-song EP shows layers of frantic noise rock and doom riffage stacked atop Rataj’s signature jazz-infused pummeling drum style. Influences range from contemporary heavy bands – think Torche, Queens Of The Stone Age, Don Caballero, Boris, and The Austerity Program – to old-school nineties AmRep bands à la Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Unsane. [MORE…]

SARABANTE: Greek Crust/Hardcore Act Issues “Mass Grave” From Southern Lord-Bound Poisonous Legacy LP – Greek hardcore crew, SARABANTE, has issued a track from their incoming second LP, Poisonous Legacy, which is set for release through Southern Lord in June. Tune in and hear the band take their tense, foreboding sound found to new lows, mirroring and capturing the anguish of their native country in the track “Mass Grave.” [MORE…]

GRUESOME: Dimensions Of Horror From Death-Hailing Supergroup Streaming In Full At Noisey; Record Out Now Via Relapse – GRUESOME is focused on breathing new life and aggression into a specific kind of timeless sound. In less than twenty minutes, Dimensions Of Horror shows that there is still so much that can be done with these familiar ideas, especially on the menacing title track which closes out the EP’s brief run.” – Noisey Today, Vice’s mega music portal, Noisey, is streaming Dimensions Of Horror, the latest EP from Death-hailing four-piece, GRUESOME, in its punishing entirety. [MORE…]

HISSING: Noisey Streams Southern Lord-Bound EP By Seattle Death Metal Trio; New Shows With Sunn O))), Big | Brave Loom – Noisey is now streaming the self-titled 7″ EP by Seattle-based death metal trio, HISSING, as the record is prepared for release by Southern Lord. Dispatching a gruesome concoction of death metal with pungent blackened atmosphere and scathing sludge-dredging attributes, HISSING is comprised of bassist/vocalist Zach Wise, guitarist Joe O’Malley, and drummer Sam Pickel. The trio’s output merges the gnarled death tones of Incantation, Autopsy, and Winter, with more dissonant/angular elements of Portal, Blut Aus Nord, and others. [MORE…]

TINY KNIVES: Portland Punk Trio To Embark On Nine-City Western US Romp – Disorderly Portland-based trio, TINY KNIVES, will take their scathing hybrid brew of punk out to riot-ready throngs throughout the western sectors of the country on a nine-city tour in the coming days. A hometown kickoff show launches the trek into gear this Sunday, May 22nd, with Seattle, Missoula, Dillon, Boise, Reno, Oakland, Chico, and Arcata on the list for subsequent asskickings through June 4th. [MORE…]

SOFY MAJOR Begins European Tour Supporting Unsane – French noise rock outfit, SOFY MAJOR, is preparing to begin the band’s latest tour excursion next week, as they embark on a three-week-long European run supporting Unsane. [MORE…]

偏執症者 (PARANOID): Southern Lord To Issue Satyagraha Album By Swedish Hardcore Punk Act; Band Begins North American Tour This Month – Southern Lord welcomes Swedish d-beat hardcore unit, 偏執症者 (PARANOID), to the label’s roster, issuing the band’s Satyagraha album on CD June 10th and on LP July 1st. Additionally, the band is about to raid the West Coast of North America on the Jawbreaking Mangel Devastation West Coast Tour 2016 with Absolut. [MORE…]

HONKY: Texas Superboogie Trio Issues New Promo Video; Additional European Dates AnnouncedCorduroy is the forthcoming new full-length from long-running, Texas 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). [MORE…]

WRVTH Releases Live Studio Video Via Gear Gods – Atmospheric tech death unit, WRVTH, in cooperation with the tech gurus at Gear Gods, reveal a live studio video for the song “Into Bloom.” The tracks comes by way of the band’s critically-lauded, self-titled full-length released via Unique Leader last year. The clip was created by FlytrapTV who met up with WRVTH in Northern California at Fang Studios with Nick Loiacono. [MORE…]

SANZU: Heavy Over The Home Expanded Full-Length Out Now And Streaming – Initially self-released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim, Heavy Over The Home is now being reissued worldwide via Listenable Records on CD and limited edition orange vinyl. This updated version includes revised artwork as well as their Painless EP serving as bonus tracks and is available now HERE. [MORE…]

The Compound Recs / Earsplit Distro Updates: GRIDFAILURE, CLASSHOLE, DIE CHOKING, And More – The Earsplit Compound’s DIY label faction, The Compound Recs., and mailorder sect, Earsplit Distro, have both been incredibly busy in recent months. Enclosed in this communique you’ll be informed on new label releases from DIE CHOKING, CLASSHOLE, GRIDFAILURE, and more, and find updates on new titles added to the online distro sector including Rising, Ufomammut, Piss Vortex, Black Shape Of Nexus, Conny Ochs, Antigama, and tons more. [MORE…]

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ANIQATIA –ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – AUROCH – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BARDUS – BATTLCROSS – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE COFFIN DUST – CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COUGH – DESASTER – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – EYEHATEGOD –GOATWHORE – THE GOLDEN GRASS – GRIME – HISSING – HONKY IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INANIMATE EXISTENCE INTEGRITY – KHEMMIS – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MOS GENERATOR – MOTHER FEATHER – MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – MUSKET HAWK – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – PARANOID – POWER TRIP – RHIN – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL SAMOTHRACE – SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOFY MAJOR – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – SWOLLEN ORGANS – TELOCH VOVIN – TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES – THEOLOGIAN – TILES – TINY KNIVES – TODAY IS THE DAY – TROLLER VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – WHITECHAPEL – WORID – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM –THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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