Roundup From The Compound – May 30th, 2017



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UFOMAMMUT Debuts “Warsheep” Via New Video; Song To Appear On 7″ Single And Upcoming Album 8 Due Through Neurot Recordings In September; Tour Dates Announced – The Italian alchemic juggernaut, UFOMAMMUT, masters of melding uncompromisingly heavy magic with psychedelic swirls, recently announced news of a new studio recording, 8, which shall arrive on 22nd September via Neurot Recordings. [MORE…]

SHADOW OF DOUBT Premieres “Fade” Through No Echo; No Mercy Debut EP Nears June Release Through WAR Records – As WAR Records prepares to issue the No Mercy debut EP from Texas hardcore outfit SHADOW OF DOUBT – founded by former core members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more – No Echo has exclusively premiered the record’s “Fade” alongside a brief interrogation with the band. With the new SHADOW OF DOUBT track, No Echo offers in part, “featuring former members of Bitter End and Hardside, one would expect heavy-hitting hardcore, and I’m pleased to report that the band doesn’t let anyone down in that regard. The quintet call San Antonio home, but listening to No Mercy, you wouldn’t be out of line to think they were born and bred in NYC. The songs of the forthcoming EP have the metallic bite of late ’80s thrash and the groove and attitude of NYHC, with a definite Merauder vibe to the whole thing.” [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD: Spring Tour Underway; Candid Interview With Frontman Mike IX Williams Streaming At Cvlt Nation – New Orleans’ favorite amplification dealers, EYEHATEGOD, will return to the stage next week on a near-two weeks run of live dates. Slated to commence on May 25th in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and crumble eleven cities through June 4th, the band’s latest trek serves as frontman Mike IX Williams’ first official tour since his liver transplant this past December. The band will be performing as a four piece for this run with guitarist Brian Patton sitting these dates out in preparation for the birth of his second child. [MORE…]

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017: The Obelisk Issues Desert Survival Guide + Single Day Tickets To Go On Sale June 1st – This year’s edition of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 18th and run through August 20th, 2017 with a pepart to commence August 17th. Boasting a jaw-dropping lineup that includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths, Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith Abigail opus in its entirety as a US-exclusive, alongside Sleep, Slo Burn, Wolves In The Throne Room, Ace Frehley, Neurosis, Gojira, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe, Carcass and over seven dozen of the scene’s most groundbreaking, eclectic, and plainly ruling acts, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival. [MORE…]

NY IN 64 Releases Powerful Video For “Couldn’t Be Saved” From Magic Bullet-Bound The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP – Magic Bullet Records is proud to present the official music video for NY IN 64‘s “Couldn’t Be Saved,” the first track from the album The Gentle Indifference of the Night, which is set for worldwide release this Friday, May 26th. Directed by Michael Englisis, NY IN 64‘s “Couldn’t Be Saved” video clocks in at just over six minutes and is an exhilarating romp through life, death, and everything in between. Issues Magic Bullet, “In all earnestness, it’s one of best DIY music videos we’ve had the opportunity to watch and it’s an honor to be able to share it with everyone in advance of the album’s official release date.” [MORE…]

TRICKY LOBSTERS: Exile On Mainstream Presents Worlds Collide LP By Doom/Blues Rock Trio; Video For “Bitter Man’s Fame” And Preorders Posted – Exile On Mainstream presents the new Worlds Collide LP by groove-heavy German blues/doom rock trio TRICKY LOBSTERS, setting the record for June release, and issuing an official video for the track “Bitter Man’s Fame.” If the term “insider tip” wasn’t so drawn-out, it could be repeatedly used to describe TRICKY LOBSTERS. From noise to punk rock in the early years, from rock’n’roll to the gnarly sludge blues rock on their prior LP, The Blue Hospital Conspiracy, their body of work includes pretty much everything with a noisy edge. After nearly four years in the wilderness, but their legacy not unsung, the Baltic Sea-based band continues their travels in a kind of western-driven, grand finale and face off in an epic clash of stories, riffs and drama on Worlds Collide. [MORE…]

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Brutal Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Remain Defiant LP Through 1732 Records In July; Tracks Streaming And Preorders Posted – Pompano Beach, Florida-based brutal metallic hardcore outfit LOYAL UNTIL DEATH presents the outfit’s most decimating material to date with the Remain Defiant LP, confirmed for release in July through 1732 Records. The first two tracks from the album are now available for streaming alongside preorders of the record. [MORE…]

TAU CROSS: New Album, Pillar Of Fire, To See Release Via Relapse Records; “Deep State” Video Now Playing – TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, has announced their second full-length album, Pillar Of Fire, due out July 21st on CD,2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. [MORE…]

WILDERNESS DREAM: Bay Area Metal Quartet Completes Paralysis Rise EP For July Release; Details Revealed – The Bay Area’s smoldering metal quartet WILDERNESS DREAM has put the final touches on the crushing Paralysis Rise EP, issuing the record’s details ahead of its July release date. With an unhinged vocal sincerity, blistering twin guitar assault, and undeniably crushing and thunderous rhythm section, WILDERNESS DREAM‘s sound and identity has naturally evolved into a more darkened realm of the heavy metal universe. Recorded in February-April of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, Paralysis Rise pays homage to the death metal pioneers and legends of the ’90s while injecting the band’s own special vicious brand of intensity, creating a truly unique second release from one of the West Coast’s most exciting up-and-coming heavy bands. [MORE…]

IIVII: “Hidden Inside” Video From Intergalactic Solo Project Led By Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light) Playing At Cvlt Nation; Invasion Full-Length Preorders AvailableInvasion is the engrossing new full-length from IIVII (pronounced “ivy”), the enigmatic intergalactic solo project conjured by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Josh Graham. Captured entirely by Graham, the follow-up to 2015’s critically-lauded Colony debut centers itself on an invading species of alien origin. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII transcends genre confines exploring elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. As a founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, and A Storm Of Light, IIVII has allowed Graham to strip away the bombast and distorted guitars, and channel the intensity and dread through subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres. [MORE…]

Perdition Booking: Agency Founded By One Of The Maryland Deathfest Creators Launches Full-Time Operations – Perdition Booking – a company started by one of the creators of Maryland Deathfest – has officially taken on full-time booking duties, expanding the company’s reach into the metal underworld. Founded by one-half of the company responsible for conceiving and booking the massive rosters for Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, Days Of Darkness, and much more, Perdition Booking owner Evan Harting has over a decade of experience booking shows, festivals, and complete tour packages for extreme metal acts throughout the world. With a thorough and hands-on approach, the outfit aims to ensure that their client’s performances are both highly visible and well attended. [MORE…]

MARZI MONTAZERI: Heavy As Texas Guitarist To Release The Uprising EP Featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS This June Via Crunchy Western Records – Heavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI will unleash The Uprising, featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals this June. Known for his groundbreaking musicianship and energetic showmanship, MARZI MONTAZERI – AKA “The High Priest Of Distortion” – is a guitarist, producer, and songwriter from Houston, Texas. In the mid ’90s, MONTAZERI joined Superjoint Ritual and in 2010 rejoined forces with Philip H. Anselmo to work on Anselmo’s first solo project, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. The Illegals would go on to release the War Of The Gargantuas EP, followed by the Walk Through Exits Only LP, which debuted at the #34 on Billboard Top 100 chart, and finally the Scion A/V issued Housecore Horror Film Festival EP. [MORE…]

SATANARCHIST: Thrash/Punk Duo Releases “Triumph” At No Clean Singing; Canadian Tour Underway + First Against The Wall To See Release This Week – Portland-based SATANARCHIST supplies the public with a vicious new dose of their punk-infused thrash metal concoction with “Triumph,” the latest single from their impending second album, First Against The Wall, which sees independent release next week. The new single is spilled by popular underground metal portal, No Clean Singing, as the band prepares to assault Canada on a cross-country tour. [MORE…]

BISON: Decibel Premieres “Until The Earth Is Empty” From Vancouver Sludge Practitioners – As You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient, the impending new full-length from Vancouver sludge practitioners BISON nears release, today Decibel Magazine offers up latest single “Until The Earth Is Empty” for public consumption. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE Unveils “Chaos Arcane” Lyric Video; Vengeful Ascension Release Day Draws Near + Band To Kick Off Headlining Tour June 9th – Vengeful Ascension is the imminent new full-length from New Orleans’ metal legion GOATWHORE. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome). [MORE…]

BARROWS: Obsidion LP Out Now; Album Streaming At New Noise Magazine + US Tour Begins This Week – The expansive Obsidion LP by Los Angeles-based BARROWS will be unveiled through Germany’s Tonzonen Records this Friday, and New Noise Magazine is now hosting an early stream of the entire record. The band’s cinematic, instrumental rock organically and seamlessly blends elements of prog, space, kraut, and psych, citing influences of early King Crimson and Pink Floyd to John Carpenter and Goblin. [MORE…]

NECROT Exposes “The Blade” Through Exclusive Stream At Invisible Oranges; Blood Offerings LP Nears June Release Via Tankcrimes – “…a song with a merciless sort-of-hardcore stomp and a yell-along chorus that’s almost too infectious for any band with so much Autopsy influence.” – Invisible Oranges Bay Area death cult NECROT – founded by current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die, Atrament, Rude, and more – is preparing for the June release of their second LP, Blood Offerings, through Tankcrimes. [MORE…]

DISCIPLINE: Detroit Prog Rock Quartet Issues “Life Imitates Art” Lyric Video; Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea Nears Release Through Laser’s Edge + Preorders Posted – Detroit prog rock icons DISCIPLINE have just released the first single from their impending fifth studio album, Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, which is set for release in early July, the band’s first record through Laser’s Edge. The album’s second track, “Life Imitates Art,” is now a lyric video. [MORE…]

BILL & PHIL: Decibel Hosts “Dirty Eye” Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip From Project Uniting Bill Moseley And Philip H. Anselmo; Songs Of Darkness And Despair Out Now On Housecore – BILL & PHIL‘s Songs Of Darkness And Despair, the collaborative release between horror icon Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House Of 1000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects etc.) and extreme music legend Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) was released earlier this year. [MORE…]

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON: “Hard Times” From Toledo Blues Riffers Playing At The Obelisk; Jake Leg Boogie To See Release Next Month Via Small Stone – “‘Hard Times’ is a standout for its craftsmanship and for the classically motoring riff at its center. It is very, very American. Chevys, whiskey spelled with the extra ‘e,’ consciously ogling a lady standing right next to her dude – it’s all right there.” – The Obelisk on FIVE HORSE JOHNSON‘s “Hard Times” Jake Leg Boogie is the forthcoming full-length from long-running blues riffers FIVE HORSE JOHNSON. In advance of its June release date on Small Stone, today The Obelisk offers up “Hard Times” for public inebriation. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING: Tour Dates Announced + Video Of Full Live Set Posted – Philly grind trio DIE CHOKING heads back out for another live assault this week, as the band travels north to Ithaca, New York to take part in 1Fest alongside Artificial Brain, Kayo Dot, Disparo, before heading south to make their debut performance at Maryland Deathfest, joining Terrorizer, War Master, P.L.F., Iron Lung, Suppression, Genocide Pact, and more. [MORE…]

THOUGHTS OF IONESCO: New Track From Long-Defunct Detroit-Based Post-Hardcore Icons Streaming At Aversionline; First New Studio Recording Since 2001 To See Release Via Corpse Flower Records – “‘The Alt. Light [Peer Clear]’… highlights the group’s more hectically abrasive side – complete with craggily jazzy chord phrasings, winding pathways of angular riffing, and one hell of a badassedly rock-solid rhythm section… The fifteen-plus-year absence has in no way lessened the severity or emotion of their drive.” – Aversionline Skar Cymbals is the first new studio output from long-defunct Detroit-based post-hardcore icons, THOUGHTS OF IONESCO, in nearly two decades. Set for release via Corpse Flower Records on June 23 on limited color vinyl and digitally, the four-track EP was captured and mixed by Jeremy Mendicino with Dave DeCristo at Signal Kitchen in Burlington, Vermont in March 2017 with additional tracking by Gabe Doman at Pharmhouse Studio in Dearborn, Michigan, the whole acerbic package mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst et al). [MORE…]

NY IN 64: The Gentle Indifference Of The Night Streaming At Decibel Magazine; LP Out NOW Through Magic Bullet Records – New Jersey-based instrumental outfit NY IN 64 – formed by members of 1990s screamo act You And I, and prog metal troupe East Of The Wall – will release their second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, through Magic Bullet Records tomorrow. [MORE…]

GRIDFAILURE: “Cut The Hard Line” Streaming Via Factory Worker Media; Scathed Out This Week Through Darker Days Ahead – New York solo outfit GRIDFAILURE will issue the demoralizing Scathed album next week through DIY dark ambient/noise label Darker Days Ahead. Experimental music/arts/photography platform Factory Worker Media is streaming the grinding “Cut The Hard Line,” one of the more abstract/ambient noise-based tracks from Scathed. [MORE…]

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