Roundup From The Compound – November 7th, 2016


GRIDFAILURE: Further Layers Of Societal Collapse Available For Free Download; Drought Stick ConfirmedGRIDFAILURE‘s Further Layers Of Societal Collapse EP has infected the masses through free digital download. With seven tracks harnessing twenty-six minutes of harrowing dementia, Further Layers Of Societal Collapse meshes the ghostly elements of dark ambient, power electronics, and industrial metal with more percussive elements and guitars than the Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here debut, thundering with confrontational and exploratory vocal wrath, all meeting on a rudderless course where anything goes. Contributions from cohorts BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot) and Pete Tsakiris reflect the first recorded GRIDFAILURE collaborations to see release, all traits that repeat heavily in the act’s other upcoming titles. [MORE…]

THE OMINOUS CIRCLE: Appalling Ascension Debut LP By Portuguese Death Metal Sect To See Co-Release Via 20 Buck Spin And Osmose Productions; Track Playing At Cvlt Nation – 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions present the debut LP by harrowing Portuguese death metal sect, THE OMINIOUS CIRCLE, having slated Appalling Ascension for release in January. As an early glimpse into the album’s top-level musicianship and decimating delivery, a stream the track “From Endless Chasms” has been hosted through Cvlt Nation. [MORE…]

ULCERATE Issues Drum Tracking Video Through Sick Drummer Magazine; North American Tour Begins Wednesday – Following last week’s release of Shrines Of Paralysis – the fifth full-length album from New Zealand’s leading death metal unit, ULCERATE, through Relapse Records – Sick Drummer has issued a crushing new drum tracking video featuring the band’s Jamie Saint Merat, who is undeniably one of the most mesmerizing and intense current death metal drummers. [MORE…]

FISTULA: Kings Of Miserycore To Drop Demoralizing New Full-Length Via Totem Cat Records; “Sabbath Wants To Do A Split With Me” Streaming At Cvlt Nation – Ohio pessimists/miserycore veterans FISTULA are set to drop the demoralizing wares of their The Shape Of Doom To Cumm))) full-length upon unsuspecting ears this week. Slated for a November 1st unveiling via Totem Cat Records, the seven-track punisher was recorded, mastered, and produced by Dave “Big Metal” Johnson (Soulless, Midnight, Incantation) in Cleveland, Ohio earlier this year, features guest guitarist David Szulkin from Blood Farmers and Church Of Misery, and comes shrouded in the cover renderings of Eric C. Harrison, formerly of Grief. [MORE…]

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Kicks Off Co-Headlining Tour With Napalm Death; Abnormality, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, And Power Trip To Appear As Support On Select Dates – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will kick off their US co-headlining trek with grind icons Napalm Death tonight in Farmington, New Mexico. Set to run through November 21st, the Abysmal Predator tour features Metal Blade labelmates ABNORMALITY as well as Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Power Trip as support on select dates. [MORE…]

INVOKING THE ABSTRACT: “The Summit” Video From Instrumental Tech Metal Sorcerers Now Playing At Decibel Magazine; Aural Kaleidoscopes Out Now On Unique Leader“‘The Summit’ is INVOKING THE ABSTRACT at its most progressive.” Earlier this Fall, South Carolina-based instrumental tech metal sorcerers INVOKING THE ABSTRACT unleashed their debut full-length Aural Kaleidoscopes upon the masses via Unique Leader Records. Tracked at The Basement Recording Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit), the confounding record utilizes various approaches to rhythm, phrasing, and playing techniques to convey a sound that transcends genres. INVOKING THE ABSTRACT‘s broad style, containing both soaring guitar solos and groovy mixed meters, creates a blend of catchy hooks accompanied by churning technical metal. [MORE…]

WHITE WILLOW: Laser’s Edge Confirms Winter Release Of Future Hopes, The Seventh Album By Eclectic Norwegian Group – Norwegian eclectic prog troupe WHITE WILLOW will release their seventh full-length album, Future Hopes, this Winter, through their longtime label home, Laser’s Edge. Future Hopes, their first album since 2011’s well-received Terminal Twilight sees WHITE WILLOW exploring some of the most “progressive” territory the band has ever ventured into, with several very lengthy tracks and more instrumental stretching out than they are usually known for. The album features a heavy use of synthesizers, including the unique textures of the Yamaha CS80, the famed Blade Runner synth; the movie, and Vangelis’ music for it, was one of the influences on the album. [MORE…]

ANAGNORISIS: Louisville Black Metal Outfit Embarks On The Peripeteia Tour 2016 Tomorrow – In the wake of releasing their epic Peripeteia concept album, this week Louisville-based black metal outfit ANAGNORISIS embarks on their new US tour in support of the record. Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, The Peripeteia Tour 2016 leads off with a hometown show this Thursday, November 3rd. From there, ANAGNORISIS shreds through Nashville, Knoxville, Charlotte, Richmond, Brooklyn, Worcester, Clementon, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Detroit through November 18th, with support provided by Cryptic Hymn, which includes ANAGNORISIS bassist Josh Mumford. [MORE…]

DYING WHALE: Georgia Outfit Joins The Nefarious Industries Family; Last Moments Of Misery To See Early 2017 Release – Nefarious Industries enthusiastically welcomes Georgia-based riffmanglers DYING WHALE to their rapidly-expanding commune of chaos, and is plotting the early 2017 release of their recently completed Last Moments Of Misery album. DYING WHALE is an unpredictable force of chaos. They have been dishing out their own breed of genre-defying and intentionally confounding doom-punk since 2010, hitting the road constantly and destroying clubs along the way. Last Moments Of Misery was tracked at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia, with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends on Fire), and features vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux). Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments of Misery molds the listening experience and will leave you breathless. [MORE…]

DISGRACE: Exclusive Track From Flatspot Records’ The Extermination Vol. 3 Compilation Playing At Revolver – Next week, Flatspot Records will release the anxiously-anticipated The Extermination Vol. 3 compilation LP, featuring brand new and exclusive tracks from some of the current hardcore scene’s top acts. The last song in a long line of premieres from the album hits today, as Revolver Magazine now streams DISGRACE‘s “Hunt/Reprise.” [MORE…]

SUPERJOINT Premieres Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Title Track Via Loudwire; Release Day LoomsSUPERJOINT are looking to add a vicious and philosophical third chapter to the band’s legacy.” – Loudwire In less than two weeks, SUPERJOINT will unleash the sonic deviance of their long-anticipated Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Captured at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, the eleven-track recording marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-adored Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. 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.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application spews forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst. [MORE…]

FULL SCALE RIOT Premieres “Hope” Featuring Marc Rizzo Of Soulfly Via Metal Insider; Preorders For empower Available Through Eulogy Recordings – NYC-area hardcore outfit FULL SCALE RIOT has issued a new single from their Eulogy Recordings-bound debut full-length, empower, through an exclusive stream of the track “Hope” courtesy of Metal Insider. In addition to being one of the most driving, gang-chant-fueled anthems on the entire record, the track closes out with a searing guitar solo courtesy of Soulfly’s Marc Rizzo, one of several high-profile guest musicians features on empower. [MORE…]

FUZZ EVIL: Desert Stoner Metal Trio Issues Lyric Video For “Killing The Sun” As Production On Official Video Begins – Tombstone, Arizona-area desert stoner metal trio FUZZ EVIL has issued a lyric video for “Killing The Sun,” the track hailing from the band’s recently released self-titled debut album. The band plans on issuing a lyric video for each of the six songs on the album, as a fun way for the band to give fans something else to check out, preceding their official/large production video for a track on the album, which is currently in production for early 2017. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS Announces Fires Within Fires New Zealand/Australia February Tour Dates – In the wake of releasing their eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, in recent weeks, NEUROSIS continues to book new live performances in support of the record into 2017, with a newly-booked tour of New Zealand and Australia just announced for February. NEUROSIS‘ impending live schedule leads with two special shows for Fires Within Fires in London next week, which will see the band performing with Earth on November 7th, and Discharge and Subhumans November 8th. Two shows in Portland with labelmates Yob and Kowloon Walled City follow on November 25th and 26th. December sees NEUROSIS playing San Francisco on the 17th, with support from Yob and Kowloon Walled City, and the next night, December 18th, will see NEUROSIS headlining the second night of The Power Of The Riff 2016, with six additional bands to be announced for the evening. Shows in Seattle and Vancouver follow, on December 19th and 20th, respectively, with support from Yob and Sumac. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE: Co-Headlining Tour With Crowbar Confirmed To Close Out The Year – Louisiana metal legion GOATWHORE will close 2016 with a final stretch of live incursions alongside fellow New Orleans comrades, Crowbar. The co-headlining journey will commence on November 30th in Pensacola, Florida and march its way through fifteen cities, coming to a close on December 14th in Macon, Georgia. Support will be provided by Lillake. The tour follows the band’s recent US mini tour with The Blood Royale which included a crushing performance at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California. [MORE…]

LAMENT CITYSCAPE & THEOLOGIAN Release “Oh, Master” Video From Soft Tissue Collaborative Full-Length Through Cvlt NationLAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN have issued a video for the track “Oh, Master,” which comes from their Soft Tissue collaborative full-length which was released two weeks ago. The video sees its debut through an exclusive premiere at Cvlt Nation. An effort initiated by David Brenner (Gridfailure, The Earsplit Compound) and David Rodgers (Godhunter, Battleground Records), Soft Tissue is a collaborative album conceived by brooding Oakland-based “larva rock” project LAMENT CITYSCAPE, and New York “blackened synth-death” act THEOLOGIAN, compositing industrial degeneracy and post-metal heft to create a thoroughly oppressive, and immersive, sonic experience. [MORE…]

DYSRHYTHMIA Confirmed To Play The Covenant Festival MontrealDYSRHYTHMIA has been confirmed to perform at The Covenant Festival Montreal 2017, where they’re billed as one of the main acts for the event. The festival takes place April 13th-15th at La Sala Rossa, and sees the band’s Kevin Hufnagel and Colin Marston also headlining the fest in Gorguts, with Witch Hunt, Sortilegia, Adversarial, Phobocosm, and many others also confirmed to play. DYSRHYTHMIA will also book a run of tour dates surrounding the festival, with more live news to be confirmed shortly. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP: Tour Dates With Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, And Abnormality Begin; Nightmare Logic To See Early 2017 Release – Following their recent tour with Madball, and performances at Mexico’s Off Limits Festival and Arizona’s Southwest Terror Fest, POWER TRIP prepares to head back out on the road next week, joining the likes of Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and more. Additionally, POWER TRIP has completed the anxiously anticipated full-length follow-up to their 2013-released Manifest Decimation LP, and is preparing to assault the masses with Nightmare Logic in early 2017, once again through Southern Lord. Stand by for more info on the upcoming album in the coming days. [MORE…]

EYE: Ohio-Based Psychedelic Quartet Releases Lyric Video From Laser’s Edge-Bound LP At Metal Insider; Band To Support Hawkwind For Two Shows – With their Vision And The Ageless Light LP approaching release through Laser’s Edge later this month, Ohio-based psychedelic/prog quartet EYE has just debuted a video for “Dweller Of The Twilight Void” through Metal Insider. EYE continues to connect with established fans and newcomers alike with their fourth full-length, Vision And The Ageless Light, an album full of ever-changing moods, sounds, and colors. Vision And Ageless Light is a clear capturing of an epic and ecliptic chapter for the band. It stands as a sonic document of a spirit of a band that rolled through a plethora of endless changes and seasons during its writing, recording, and completion. It also marks as an introduction to a new solid, more musically communicative lineup of the group with the original songwriting foundation of it still mightily intact. [MORE…]

TOMBS To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Wolvhammer – Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit/recent Metal Blade Records signees TOMBS will kick off their US headlining tour with black metal legion Wolvhammer next week. Set to commence November 7th in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and run through November 26th in Dayton, Ohio, the fifteen-date run includes a special performance on November 12th at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas where the band will perform at the official Superjoint record release party. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU: Young Mountain Tenth Anniversary Reissue Streaming In Full At Clrvynt; Band Kicks Off First Of Six Special Anniversary Shows Tonight in San Francisco – On June 6th, 2006 (06.06.06), Texas-bred instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU unleashed their debut Young Mountain and never looked back. Initially recorded as a demo/document to commemorate four guys’ college band, the scope never centered around the notion of the music being commercially released, as most of the band members intended to move on to more traditional careers after school. The initial pressing was a mere 1000 copies, just enough to have something to sell at the merch table on the inaugural tour with labelmates Sparrows Swarm And Sing, via retail stores, and the label’s mailorder. [MORE…]

PSALM ZERO Gives Away Anohni Cover Via Clrvynt; Band Announces January US Tour – NYC experimental rock outfit PSALM ZERO has released their new cover of Anohni’s “Atrocities,” through a premiere at Clrvynt where the track is available for free download. Additionally, the band announces a new string of tour dates across the eastern half of the country for January. [MORE…]

CARCASS: A Matrimony Made… In Sickness And In Hell Tour 2016 With Deafheaven And Inter Arma To Commence This Weekend – British metal icons CARCASS will return to North America for a headlining trek beginning this weekend! Set to embark this Sunday with a special performance at the Sound On Sound Festival in McDade, Texas with Baroness, Old Man Gloom, White Lung and so many others, the A Matrimony Made… In Sickness & In Hell Tour 2016 will coil its way through eighteen cities, coming to a close on November 27th in Madison, Wisconsin. Support will be provided by shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. CARCASS‘ latest journey follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon this past Summer. Tickets are on sale now at all local ticket outlets. [MORE…]

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