Roundup From The Compound – November 28th, 2016



EYEHATEGOD: Help Mike IX Live IX LivesIn December 2014, while on tour with Corrections House, Michael was hospitalized in Texas. The ER doctor told him that his liver was failing and he wouldn’t survive another year. He immediately returned to NOLA and consulted with one of the best liver specialists in the country. Although he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, this doctor gave him the hope and encouragement that he needed to put up the fight of his life. [MORE…]

FULL SCALE RIOT: empower Debut Album Streaming At New Noise Magazine; Record Out NOW On Eulogy Recordings Friday – New York City-area hardcore outfit FULL SCALE RIOT will release their debut full-length album, empower, through Eulogy Recordings this Black Friday, November 25th, delivering the band’s deep-rooted message of equality, unity, and uprising in times of distress. New Noise Magazine is now streaming the entire album ahead of its release. Offers FULL SCALE RIOT vocalist BJ Allen, “While the partisan media tells us to pick a side, all of our pockets are being picked, and all of our rights are being stripped. Now that it’s obvious we are being played, what are we going to do about it? The album is entitled empower because it is part of a bigger conversation. How will mankind empower itself?” [MORE…]

ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Collective Issues Wings Of Tzinacan Track-By-Track Synopsis At Decibel Magazine; Record Out NOW On Listenable Records – “…gothic-tinged traditional doom metal alchemy, steeped in Aztec mysticism and obscure occult references.” – Team Rock Occult doom rock collective ALBEZ DUZ released their Wings Of Tzinacan full-length in North America via Listenable Records late last month. In commemoration of the release, today the band, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, issues a thorough track-by-track synopsis alongside a full stream of the record. [MORE…]

LO-PAN: Limited-Edition In Tensions EP Due January 13th, 2017 On Aqualamb Records; Video Teaser Posted – LO-PAN‘s fifth release, In Tensions, is a new five-song EP that sees the seasoned Columbus, Ohio unit continuing their blistering trajectory, building on the infectious, riff-filled grooves of their 2014 full-length, Colossus. Their first release on Brooklyn’s Aqualamb Records (Husbandry, Black Black Black, Godmaker et al), In Tensions also marks the next stage in the band’s ever-evolving direction – anchored by the lead single “Go West,” an optimistic, sun-kissed, open highway anthem. Regarding the song, singer Jeff Martin elaborates, “It’s about setting out to accomplish a goal and then having that goal change along the way. And ultimately realizing the new goal was better than what you wanted in the first place.” A perfect rallying cry for action in uncertain times, Martin continues, “it’s also about getting out and doing something…. So keep moving forward. Keeping progressing. Keep evolving.” [MORE…]

SYK: Italian Avant Extreme Metal Unit Premieres New Track At Decibel; I-Optikon Preorders Available – I-Optikon is the forthcoming new full-length from Italy-based avant extreme metal faction SYK (pronounced “sick”) set for release next month via Philip H. Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Produced by Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), I-Optikon features the debut appearances of recently recruited second guitarist Gianluca Ferro who’s collaborated with Andy Timmons, Kiko Loureiro, Guthrie Govan, Jeff Loomis and more. Fans of Meshuggah, Crisis, Diamanda Galas, Starkweather, and general planetary demise, pay heed. [MORE…]

NO LIGHT: Gemini By Copenhagen Alternative/Rock Outfit Sees Release Through Indisciplinarian; LP Now Streaming At Treble – Copenhagen, Denmark-based alternative/indie rock outfit, NO LIGHT, will issue their debut album Gemini this Friday through Indisciplinarian. Advancing Gemini‘s unveiling, Treble is hosting a stream of the entire record early. Issues NO LIGHT of Gemini, “The record was recorded in one intense day, capturing the looseness and the honesty of the songs which were all written over a short period after the band’s first EP. Usually when you take a long time contemplating the songs, but we decided to let go of our need for control and just go with it.” [MORE…]

SPAZZ: Tankcrimes Records To Reissue Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla From Legendary Hardcore Punk/Power violence Faction Next Month; Four Remastered Tracks Streaming At Clrvynt – “There is no band that was more emblematic of powerviolence – the grit, the brutality, the jaw-dropping skill and subversive humor – than the legendary SPAZZ.” – Clrvynt Following their reissue treatment of Sweatin’ To The Oldies and Sweatin’ 3: Skatin’, Satan & Katon from iconic, now-defunct hardcore punk/powerviolence trio, SPAZZ, this past Spring, the ear bleeders at Tankcrimes Records are pleased to bring fans Sweatin’ 2: Deported Live Gorilla just in time for the holidays! [MORE…]

SEE?: Metal Insider Debuts Lead Track From Lighteninging On Your Thames; Band Merges Current/Former Members Of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, And More – As Nefarious Industries prepares for the late December release of Lighteninging On Your Thames – the new album from bewilderingly eccentric collective, SEE? – the lead track from this warped auditory beating has been issued through Metal Insider. With SEE?’s members currently/previously collectively hailing from a wide net of bands including Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai, Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale, Netherlands, Cibo Matto, Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman, Bassoon, Sugarlife, and others, within the “boundaries” of Lighteninging On Your Thames listeners will be raked over the burnt remnants of reality as synthtwang, djentpop, progwank, and manglemetal fight to dominate the soundtrack. [MORE…]

THE POWER OF THE RIFF Pre-Party With Excel, Despise You, Deth Crux Added To Los Angeles-Based Event – As the December Los Angeles-based THE POWER OF THE RIFF closes in, the coordinators of the gathering have added an additional day of mayhem to the event, with a pre-party show leading off the festivities. The new pre-party for THE POWER OF THE RIFF will take place Friday, December 16th, with three new Southern California acts confirmed for the shredding. Venice crossover icons EXCEL will be headlining the show, in support of the recent reissue of their blazing second album, The Joke’s On You. Also added to the party are Inglewood powerviolence squad DESPISE YOU as well as local Los Angeles death-punk sect DETH CRUX. [MORE…]

BATTLECROSS: Winter Warriors Tour Underway– Following their recent North American journey with Soilwork, Unearth, Darkness Divided, and labelmates Wovenwar, Motor City metal legion BATTLECROSS will close 2016 with their annual headlining run, the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour, which rolls from November 25th through December 17th. This year, support will be provided by Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon and Necromancing The Stone. [MORE…]

MOS GENERATOR Kick Off US Tour With Castle; Guitarist/Vocalist Issues Top Ten Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Albums – Washington state-based rock unit MOS GENERATOR will kick off a short US tour later this week with Castle. The ten-date West Coast excursion will commence on November 25th in Seattle, Washington and close December 4th in Los Angeles, California. The band’s latest journey follows their recent month-long jaunt through Europe. See all confirmed dates below. In related news, Reed recently discussed the top ten hard rock and heavy metal releases that shaped his musical foundation[MORE…]

COKEGOAT: Chicago Death Doom Sextet Unveils “The Burner” From Forthcoming Drugs And Animals Full-Length; Preorders Available – This Friday, Chicago death doom sextet COKEGOAT will unleash their anticipated Drugs And Animals full-length digitally and on 180-gram 12″ vinyl. Engineered, produced, and mixed by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) at Bricktop Recording and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang, Earthless et al) at Saff Mastering, the post/doom/death/heavy metal collective layers Jeff Wojtysiak, Ed Nudd, and Rebekah Brown on guitars, synths and vocals, while Chase Bentley, Tim Baldwin, and Jordan Schultz add mass with guitar, bass and drums respectively. Six members strong. Six years in the making. In advance of its release, today COKEGOAT unveils “The Burner.” “Our drummer Jordan kept asking to write a burner, so we did,” relays the band. “It was written while Jordan wasn’t there. He got what he asked for. It seems like he likes the exercise.” [MORE…]

CASTLE: Occult Rock Alchemists Kick Off US West Coast Tour With Mos Generator – Fresh off a month-long European takeover, occult rock alchemists/perpetual road warriors CASTLE will take to the streets again with Mos Generator. The ten-date West Coast excursion will commence on November 25th in Seattle, Washington and close December 4th in Los Angeles, California. From there the band will perform five more shows in Japan to close out a year of non-stop touring. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

LORD OF WAR: California Death Metallers Begin The Age Of Heresy US Headlining Tour; Teaser Video Posted – California death metallers LORD OF WAR will embark upon a West Coast US headlining tour this Friday. The Age Of Heresy Tour sees the band rupter the stages of sixteen venues from November 25th through December 12th and follows the recent Rise Above The Empire European tour with Vader, Hate Eternal, Threat Signal, and Apophys. See all confirmed dates below and check out a teaser video below. [MORE…]

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR: Black Metal Eccentrics Led By Vulture Industries’ Bjørnar E. Nilsen Stream A Requiem For Terra In Full At New Noise; Record Out NOW In North America “Embrace the nuclear chaos, bid farewell to Terra.” – Ave Noctum A Requiem For Terra is the forthcoming new full-length from BLACK HOLE GENERATOR. Led by Vulture Industries’ mainman Bjørnar E. Nilse, and set to drop in North America via Dark Essence Records, the seven-track offering shifts between the bleak aural landscapes of a desolate world and the frantic torrent of the abyss. From the brooding, doom-laden opener of “A Requiem For Terra,” and the mesmerizing riffing of “Moloch” to the catchy “Beneath A Chemical Sky” and the fierce “Emerging Pantheon,” A Requiem For Terra boasts Nilsen’s distinctive and highly charged vocals and enough stand-out riffing to satisfy the souls of any guitar aficionado, with Arve Isdal (Enslaved, Audrey Horne) on guitars, Gjermund Fredheim (Taake, Orkan) performing lead guitars on three of the tracks, and additional guitars by Dag Terje Andersen. [MORE…]

WAILIN STORMS Issues Official Video For “Ribcage Fireplace” Via Cvlt Nation Premiere; Second LP Coming In 2017 – Durham, North Carolina dark punk outfit WAILIN STORMS has just released an official video for “Ribcage Fireplace.” The track hails from the band’s ill-omened debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave, and its video is set free as the band celebrates the one-year anniversary of the album’s release through Magic Bullet Records last year. The new “Ribcage Fireplace” video depicts the gritty, ominous, track with an appropriately dark visual backdrop, the clip filmed and directed by Richard Lukacs of Crone Cult Pictures. Cvlt Nation has taken on the task of premiering the video, the trusted blog offering of the cut, “it has everything the track does – creepy occult atmospheres, sex beats and visceral howls… Hit play below and let WAILIN STORMS creep under your skin…” [MORE…]

MARTYRDÖD Now Streaming New Album, List; Record Out NOW On Southern LordMARTYRDÖD, the unparalleled Swedish giants of modern metallic d-beat, are streaming their new full-length List, via Team Rock’s Subterranea days before its official release via Southern Lord this Friday. Behold MARTYRDÖD’s crushing full-length, List RIGHT HERE. Also view the official video for “Harmagedon” by Jimmy Johansson HERE. MARTYRDÖD are central figures in the modern era of the international crust community – in no small part due to their members’ links to other exemplary bands such as Skitsystem and Agrimonia – and over the years, their powerful allure has resonated with listeners across the spectrum of heavy, enamored by their bleak outlook and scorching melodies. For fifteen years, the members of MARTYRDÖD have honed their craft to a level of mastery, and it shows – List is quite possibly the most refined record to slip in to their furious, spiky discography, and it doesn’t let up for a moment. The combination of crisp Scandinavian metal distortion and intricate, folk-like guitar leads contribute to a record that feels like one for the ages – very much like the fearsome, In Extremis. List is an artistic highpoint! [MORE…]

WRVTH: Atmospheric Technical Death Metal Collective Issues “Cease To Exist” Video At Decibel – Atmospheric tech death collective WRVTH today issues the confounding video accompaniment to the track “Cease To Exist” via Decibel Magazine. The tune comes by way of the band’s self-titled full-length release via Unique Leader RecordsElaborates bassist Taylor Preston of the fiery clip, “We decided to work with Cory Davis of Yellowbox Films again for ‘Cease To Exist,’ as we loved the work he did for our music video ‘Malaise.’ This song is the closing track to our self-titled release and it is fitting as it is also our closer for the year, musically speaking. As far as the creation goes, we wrote every part of the music to fit the lyrics. We put all our heads together to form something that we all felt was as fitting as it was meaningful. [MORE…]

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