Roundup From The Compound – May 31st, 2016

Photo by Liz Ciavarella-Brenner

FISTULA: Ohio Kings Of Sludge-Fueled Miserycore To Release Longing For Infection Full-Length; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Long-running Ohio volume abusers, FISTULA, will self-release their Longing For Infection full-length this Summer. The scathing follow-up to the band’s critically-adored 2014 sludge opus, Vermin Prolificus, Longing For Infection was recorded and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless) and features the return of FISTULA founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already torrid brand of sonic violence. [MORE…]

PILGRIM: Doom Metal Trio Announces Tour Dates With Castle And Blizaro – Rhode Island-based doom metal trio, PILGRIM, has confirmed three special shows with Castle and Blizaro this August. Guitarist/vocalist The Wizard comments: “We are very excited and grateful to be asked to join Castle on the east coast portion of their tour. We are also ecstatic to reunite with John Gallow (Blizaro, Orodruin), a great friend and a huge inspiration and influence, and finally see the almighty Blizaro live! Hopefully we’ll get some Dungeons and Dragons in on the journey to Philadelphia!” [MORE…]

VIRUS: Norwegian Avant-Garde Rock Unit Reveals New Video For “Rogue Fossil” Via Stereogum – In advance of the release of their fourth full-length, Memento Collider, Norwegian avant-garde rockers/recent Karisma Records signees, VIRUS, today issue the official new video accompaniment to the track “Rogue Fossil” via Stereogum. [MORE…]

 

COBALT Announces Fall Headlining Tour With Mantar – Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic wasteland metal duo, COBALT, today confirms the details of their Fall live takeover. Set to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through nearly two dozen cities, the voyage includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC, and will come to a close on September 24th in Denver, Colorado. Support will be provided by Germany’s infernal metal duo, Mantar. [MORE…]

INGESTED: British Death Metal Unit Joins Unique Leader Records; Band Added To Summer Slaughter 2016 Lineup – Extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, is pleased to welcome British death metal unit, INGESTED, to their expanding realm of sonic brutality. Forged in 2006 in Manchester, England from previous incarnation, Age Of Suffering, INGESTED has released three studio albums and two EPs. They signed with UK-based Siege Of Amida Records in 2008, then with Century Media in 2015. Their third full-length, the critically-lauded The Architect Of Extinction, was released in January of 2015. The band will level stages throughout the US this Summer as part of this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Nile and Suffocation among so many others. The trek comes in advance of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, slated for release via Unique Leader later this year. [MORE…]

P. LOVECRAFT: Cadabra Records Presents The Lurking Fear, Read By Andrew Leman, Scored By Theologian – “Shrieking, slithering, torrential shadows of red viscous madness chasing one another through endless, ensanguined corridors of purple fulgorous sky… formless phantasms and kaleidoscopic mutations of a ghoulish, remembered scene; forests of monstrous overnourished oaks with serpent roots twisting and sucking unnamable juices from an earth verminous with millions of cannibal devils; mound-like tentacles groping from underground nuclei of polypous perversion… insane lightning over malignant ivied walls and daemon arcades choking with fungous vegetation…” – The Lurking Fear [MORE…]

MIZERY: San Diego Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Absolute Light Debut LP Through Flatspot Records In July – San Diego-based metallic hardcore outfit, MIZERY, has completed their brazen debut LP, Absolute Light, which is being finalized for a July release. Absolute Light will appropriately see release alongside the likes of Manipulate, Backtrack, Friend Or Foe, and others on the roster of Flatspot Records, the label also responsible for recently re-releasing MIZERY‘s Survive The Vibe 7″, originally released by Lions Share Records in 2014. Issues MIZERY on the upcoming release of the album, “We chose Flatspot because it just felt right. We knew it was a hardcore label, run by hardcore kids that we trust to put out the best record possible.” [MORE…]

FULL SCALE RIOT: Recording Of Eulogy Recordings-Bound Debut LP Currently Underway At Trax East – Recently signed to Eulogy Recordings, FULL SCALE RIOT is currently set-up at famed New Jersey-based Trax East Recording Studio (Misfits, Turmoil, Hatebreed) laying down the tracks for their impending self-titled debut album. The band will finalize the recordings in the coming days and put the final touches on the album for September release. Full Scale Riot is also slated to feature a guest guitar contribution from Mark Rizzo of Soulfly. [MORE…]

ACT OF DEFIANCE’s Chris Broderick Launches Guitar Play-Through For “Disastrophe” Via Ultimate-Guitar.com; Tour Underway – Currently on tour in North America, ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s Chris Broderick has launched a new guitar play-through for the track “Disastrophe,” taken from the group’s debut album, Birth And The Burial. To watch this video, alongside an extensive interview with Broderick, head over to Ultimate-Guitar.com at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

CLASSHOLE: NOLA-Based Hardcore Punk Miscreants Announce June Live Dates; Debut Out Now On The Compound Recs/Terror Cult – NOLA-based hardcore punk miscreants, CLASSHOLE, featuring within its ranks a colorful cast of volume abuser from the likes of Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight, Mountain Of Wizard, Mangina, Tirefire, haarp, and more, will take to the streets next month on a short run of live demolitions. Set to commence June 23rd and run through June 30th, the nine-date rampage will crumble stages in Mobile, Spartanburg, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Memphis. [MORE…]

IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE: New Track From Heavy Psych Instrumentalists Playing At The Obelisk – In advance of its release, today the gate keepers at The Obelisk unveil the record’s second movement, “Beard Of Macroprosopus,” issuing, “Beaming in from cosmic depths with six tracks – an intro and five cuts between seven and nine minutes a pop – Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting offers sonic immersion and atmospheric scope in kind with a patient, hypnotic front-to-back flow that adds rich tonality to what guitarist Kevin Halcott, bassist Tommy Guerrero, and drummer Michael Lutomski accomplished their first time out. Parts may have been born of improvisations, but the finished product doesn’t feel like a collection of jams. Rather, a series of interconnected pieces correctly positioned to guide the listener through this aural expanse. Spiritualism, contemplation, philosophy, space itself – all of this seems to be in play for IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE.” [MORE…]

THE OBSESSED Tour Underway – Iconic doom-bringers and recent Relapse signees, THE OBSESSED, are in the midst of a near-month-long US tour… [MORE…]

CONCLAVE: Massachusetts-based Doom Veteran Collective Premieres “Cut It Off” At Decibel Magazine – Massachusetts-based doom collective – which unites Warhorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, and Martyrvor alumni – will unleash their Sins Of The Elders full-length next month. Captured at Raven’s Head Studio in Allston, Massachusetts with Eric Braunschweiger at the recording helm, with Sins Of The Elders the members of CONCLAVE fuse their death and doom influences into a unique amalgam of heavy grooves, pounding sludge and melodic doom. [MORE…]

INTERNAL SUFFERING: Brutal Death Metal Legion Unleashes New Hymn At Heavy Blog Is Heavy; Preorders AvailableCyclonic Void Of Power, the scathing new full-length from long-running brutal death metal legion, INTERNAL SUFFERING, will devour the masses on June 24th, 2016 via Unique Leader in CD, vinyl and digital formats. Captured at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome (FleshGod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Hideous Divinity, etc.) by Italian death metal mastermind Stefano Morabito (Eyeconoclast, ex-Hour Of Penance)… [MORE…]

VERWOED: Cult Black Metal Outfit, Formerly Named Woudloper, To Release New Bodemloos LP Via Argento Records In July – Argento Records proudly confirms the label’s next official release, with a newly recorded album by Dutch black metal act, VERWOED, titled Bodemloos, marking the outfit’s first recordings since converting from the moniker, Woudloper. [MORE…]

WOLVERINE: Revolver Magazine Premieres Official Video For “Our Last Goodbye” From Sensory Records-Bound Machina Viva Album – Swedish dark progressive act, WOLVERINE, proudly unveils their new video for “Our Last Goodbye,” the single hailing from their upcoming Machina Viva album, nearing release in July through Sensory Records. Directed by the band’s drummer Marcus Losbjer and bassist Thomas Jansson, with photography by Mattias Wigforss, the video has been unveiled through Revolver Magazine’s newly revamped web portal for public intake. Alongside the video, the mag has posted exclusive quotes from several members of WOLVERINE on the inspiration and creation of the song. [MORE…]

ISKRA: Southern Lord To Release CD Version Of Ruins By Canadian Anarchist Black Metal Outfit In July; Summer Tour Confirmed – Blistering anarchist black metal unit, ISKRA, has teamed up with Southern Lord for the CD release of their latest LP, Ruins. Approaching the most fearsome of all genres from a foundation in filthy metallic crust, ISKRA has skillfully created an old school orthodox epic that their extensive back catalog has always been working towards, and in Ruins is executed in sublime, scathing style. [MORE…]

THROTTLEROD Premieres “Lazy Susan” From Small Stone-Bound Turncoat Full-Length At The Obelisk – Long-running rock trio, THROTTLEROD, will release their fourth album, Turncoat, next month via Small Stone Recordings. Dedicated to the memory of Puny Human vocalist Jim Starace, who passed away in 2012, and who had guested on the band’s 2006-issued Nail long player, Turncoat is an important step forward for the band, but much more, it’s a killer rock album, and whatever THROTTLEROD go through from one record to the next, and whoever happens to be sitting at the helm, that’s the underlying thread. [MORE…]

HONKY: Revolver Streams Corduroy Full-Length From Austin Superboogie Trio In Its – Revolver Magazine is currently streaming Corduroy, the latest full-length from Austin-based superboogie veterans, HONKY in its rump-shaking entirety! The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s release on Housecore Records. [MORE…]

MISTUR: In Memoriam Full-Length Streaming At Decibel; Band Unites Past And Present Members Of Vreid, Windir, Galar, And MoreIn Memoriam is the latest full-length from MISTUR. Their first record since 2009’s lauded Attende offering, In Memoriam sees MISTUR return with a masterpiece fielding long and layered arrangements, clever melodies and progressive elements mixed with its signature brand of “Sogna metal.” Already issued in Europe late last month via Dark Essence Records… [MORE…]

KATALEPSY: Gravenous Hour Full-Length From Russian Death Metal Merchants Out Now And Streaming“There’s a fresh energy and chaos level that KATALEPSY delivers with flair… This is burly, dynamic, and surprisingly memorable death metal.” – Dead Rhetoric Today, Moscow-based death metal merchants, KATALEPSY, drop the mauling sounds of their Gravenous Hour full-length. Out now on Unique Leader, the record can be heard in its bestial entirety at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

UNMERCIFUL: Kansas Death Metal Squad Uniting Former Members Of Origin To Release New Full-Length Via Unique Leader This July; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Kansas death metal squad, UNMERCIFUL, will drop the devious fruits of their long-awaited new full-length this Summer via Unique Leader Records. Titled Ravenous Impulse, the record features the drum demolition of John Lonstreth (Dim Mak, Origin, ex-Gorguts etc.). [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.

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