Roundup From The Compound – October 17th, 2016


AENAON: Greek Progressive Black Metal Horde To Release Third Studio Album Via Code666; New Track Playing – Greek progressive black metal horde AENAEON will release their third studio offering next month via Code666. Titled Hypnosophy, the seven track offering was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracies and is a work of vision and devotion. Dreamlike yet nightmarish, sensual yet dark, an extreme and progressive musical effort complemented by the unique art of Łukasz WodyÅ„ski, Hypnosophy is a portal to a glorious surrealistic journey. [MORE…]

THE PINE BOX BOYS: San Francisco Horrorbilly/Bluegrass Murderers Issue “Rise” At New Noise Magazine; Shows For The Feast Of Three Arms Announced – With the impending release of The Feast Of Three Arms, the fifth album from San Francisco-based horrorbilly/alternative bluegrass act THE PINE BOX BOYS, nears release next week, the storytellers have issued another chapter from this ill-omened tale with a stream of “Rise” at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Announces East Coast North American Tour With Wolvhammer, Amiensus; New Material In The Works – Following a brutal month-long North American tour with Belphegor, Origin, and Shining this Summer, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS confirms a new set of East Coast tour dates with Wolvhammer and Amiensus for the Fall months. [MORE…]

WOLVHAMMER: North American Tours With Tombs, Abigail Williams Confirmed For The Fall Months; New Album Due In 2017 – WOLVHAMMER has confirmed several new tours for the Fall season, including a previously-announced November US tour with Tombs, and now a subsequent North American East Coast trek with Abigail Williams. From November 7th through the 26th, WOLVHAMMER will provide direct support for Tombs, that trek to begin in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and swing clockwise through the entire southern half of the country up the West Coast and back, ending in Dayton, Ohio on November 26th. [MORE…]

OKKULTOKRATI Issues Video For “Magic People” Through Cvlt Nation; European Tour With Trap Them Underway – As Norwegian punk cult OKKULTOKRATI takes off on their extensive European tour supporting Trap Them this week, the band unloads another new video from their new Southern Lord-issued Raspberry Dawn LP. Created for the album track “Magic People,” OKKULTOKRATI states about the video, “Our friend Øystein Wyller Odden compiled and edited this video, which is a montage of various kinds of telekinesis practice. The found footage shows aerokinesis, hydrokinesis, electrokinesis, atmokinesis and pyrokinesis. This is practice level telekinesis, not master.” [MORE…]

TEN EAST: Noisey Streams Skyline Pressure Full-Length From Investigational Desert Rock Project Featuring Members Of Yawning Man And Automatic Sam; Record Out NOW Via Small Stone – This Friday, TEN EAST, the investigational desert rock project featuring members of Yawning Man and Automatic Sam, will release the kaleidoscopic sounds of their Skyline Pressure full-length. TEN EAST was spawned during an impromptu jam session among guitarist/desert rock progenitor Gary Arce and drummer Bill Stinson of Yawning Man and bassist Erik Harbers and guitarist Pieter Holkenborg of Automatic Sam at the Mañana Mañana Fest in the Netherlands in 2014. Although the foursome had never played together before, the chemistry and fluidity were readily apparent. As they jammed in and around Yawning Man songs, it was clear the union had a breadth that was only beginning to be explored. Two years later, Arce, Stinson, Harbers, and Holkenborg have come together again, this time as a new incarnation of Arce’s TEN EAST project to proudly present their album, Skyline Pressure. [MORE…]

THOUGHT EATER/IRON JAWED GURU: Vortex 6 Split Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Album Out This Week Through Grimoire Records – Decibel Magazine is now streaming Vortex 6 – a full-length instrumental split album between Baltimore’s THOUGHT EATER and West Virginia’s IRON JAWED GURU – in its entirety, as the record is prepped for release next week through Grimoire Records. As with all Grimoire Records releases, both sides of Vortex 6 were tracked by label owner Noel Mueller in his Maryland-based home studio about a month apart from each other. While not originally planned as a split, the two recordings seemed like a great match, so the label introduced the two bands and the decision to unite the recordings was made immediately. [MORE…]

MADDER MORTEM: Norwegian Avant Metallers To Release First New Full-Length In Seven Years; New Track Streaming – Dark Essence Records will release the sixth full-length studio offering from Norwegian avant metal collective, MADDER MORTEM later this month. Titled Red In Tooth And Claw, the ten-track production – their first in seven years – was recorded and produced by guitarist BP M. Kirkevaag, mastered by Peter In de Betou and comes shrouded in the artwork of Christian Ruud (Tristania, Frantic Bleep). In advance of its release, No Clean Singing is streaming opening hymn, “Blood On The Sand” noting simply, “Always a band that has seemed to skirt genre classification, this track will continue them down that path while also sounding very MADDER MORTEM-esque. I’m not going to say much about it and will let you go in fresh to make your own judgments. But to the ending wails of “wait for me, wait for me,” yes, Ms. Kirkevaag. I’ve been waiting seven years and I’m pleased you have returned. ” [MORE…]

QUINTA ESSENTIA Issues “The Stone As A Key” Video; Initiates Of The Great Work Full-Length Out Now On Deathgasm – “The true potential of our endeavors and the endeavors of the human race are unveiled by the very realization of their existence.” – Jason Flippo,QUINTA ESSENTIA Long-running extreme metal unit QUINTA ESSENTIA is pleased to issue the visual accompaniment to “The Stone As A Key.” The psalm comes by way of their Initiates Of The Great Work full-length, released earlier this year via Deathgasm. Recorded and engineered by former drummer Lance Wright (former touring drummer for Vile, guitarist for Epoch Of Unlight et al) at Stargate Studios in Huntsville, Alabama and mixed by Wright and Colin Davis (Vile), the ten-track offering centers itself around alchemy, electromagnetic energy, the illusions manifested in our culture, expanded consciousness, and enduring the long journey while many aspects of modern culture seek to convince us how insignificant we are as beings. [MORE…]

DETHBEDS: Dungeon Scum Debut LP From Chicago Hardcore Punk Outfit Playing At Revolver; Album Out This Week + Tour Updated – Dungeon Scum, the debut album by Chicago-based metallic hardcore/punk quartet, DETHBEDS, is now streaming in its breakneck entirety through Revolver Magazine, just days ahead of its independent release. With its members collectively hailing from a varied range of metal, punk, hip hop, and psych scenes, DETHBEDS marries this diversification with explosive fury; the result is a relentlessly energetic attack heavily influenced by the likes of Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Refused, Botch, and more. Issues bassist Dave Stach on the efforts culminated in their debut LP, “Dungeon Scum is the product of ten years’ time; ten years of influences, ten years of growth. The record as a whole embodies the shifts our band has encountered over this time whether it was a move from Michigan to the city of Chicago or changes in the bands lineup. In the end it is a reflection of ourselves; purposefully disjointed from track to track but as an overall package it’s the product of our influences, personalities, and struggles.” [MORE…]

TAKE OFFENSE And D.C. DISORDER Exclusive Tracks From The Extermination Vol. 3 Flatspot Records Compilation Streaming At Idioteq – Flatspot Records this week unloads two more tracks from the impending The Extermination Vol. 3 compilation LP for release in November, with exclusive tracks from TAKE OFFENSE and D.C. DISORDER raiding the airwaves through Idioteq. [MORE…]

ANAGNORISIS: US Black Metal Outfit Unveils Title Track To Peripeteia LP Via Invisible Oranges – Peripeteia, the ambitious and reflective third album from Kentucky-based black metal outfit, ANAGNORISIS, will see release next week, and today, the band unveils the title track to the record through an exclusive premiere at Invisible Oranges, who is sponsoring the band’s upcoming tour. [MORE…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Noise Rock Oddballs Premiere “Vermin Mentality” Video Via Bloody Disgusting; Clip Features All-Star Cast Of Characters Including Bill Moseley, Wayne Alon Scott, And More + New Live Dates Confirmed – Detroit noise rock oddballs CHILD BITE are pleased to unveil the visual companion to the track “Vermin Mentality” from their Negative Noise full-length, released earlier this year via Housecore Records. After an incompetent scientist botches a series of tests on his lab rats, the creatures mutate and launch a vicious attack on humanity starting with CHILD BITE, who must defend themselves from the stronghold of their tour van against the monstrous pests. [MORE…]

CAPTAIN CRIMSON: Remind Full-Length From Swedish Blues Rockers Streaming In Full At The Obelisk; Record Out NOW Via Small Stone – Swedish blues rock collective CAPTAIN CRIMSON will unleash their riff-laden Remind full-length via Small Stone this Friday! A true testament to the timeless power of groove and of memorable choruses that take you back to when you felt such things deep in your soul, CAPTAIN CRIMSON manifest the kind of rock and roll that speaks to the essence of the form. [MORE…]

THEOLOGIAN And LAMENT CITYSCAPE Premiere “Inevitability” From Soft Tissue Album Via Decibel Magazine – The first single from LAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN‘s collaborative Soft Tissue full-length, “Inevitability” has been made available through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine. 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. The album was produced and mixed by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studios, with supplemental production by Lee Bartow at Abandon All Hope, and mastered by James Plotkin. [MORE…]

PAIN Featuring Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren Issues New Lyric Video For “Designed To Piss You Off;” Band Kicks Off European Tour – Coming Home is the latest studio output from Swedish metallers PAIN, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann). The record was released last month via Nuclear Blast. This week, the band is pleased to unleash a brand new lyric video for the track “Designed To Piss You Off.” [MORE…]

SUPERJOINT Premieres “Ruin You” At Decibel; Record Release Show Tickets On Sale Now – In less than one month, SUPERJOINT will unleash the punishing wares of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Captured at Nodferatu’s Lair, the eleven-track offering marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded 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 remains true to SUPERJOINT‘s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst. [MORE…]

MARTYRDÖD To Release Their Sixth Album List Via Southern Lord This November; Teaser Posted – The unparalleled Swedish giants of modern metallic d-beat, MARTYRDÖD, return this November with their sixth full-length of endlessly fascinating, devastatingly different crust, List, once again through Southern Lord, as with 2012’s Paranoia and 2014’s Elddop. Their calling card of lamenting melodies churned out at breakneck pace has become more and more pronounced with each new record, and now on List, MARTYRDÖD has elevated to a new artistic highpoint. 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. [MORE…]

KHEMMIS Noisey Exclusively Streams Hunted Album Ahead Of Release Through 20 Buck Spin This Week – With the impending release of one of the year’s most anxiously-anticipated doom/heavy metal records on the cusp of release, KHEMMIS‘ entire second LP Hunted is now playing exclusively through Noisey, alongside an interview with the band. Noisey introduces their in-depth coverage of Hunted with praise, including, “Within its five towering tracks resides soaring riffs and polarized vocals executed with pinpoint precision by Phil Pendergast and Ben Hutcherson. The dueling guitarists and vocalists for the band are responsible for some of KHEMMIS‘ most striking characteristics. Phil’s crisp, cleans contend with Ben’s gritty growls as the band rides a slow, loud, and heavy wave of Thin Lizzy-inspired orchestrations that are moving them to the top of Denver’s music scene.” [MORE…]

LÃ…NGFINGER: Gothenburg Power Trio Premieres “Fox Confessor” Video At The Obelisk; Crossyears Full-Length Out Now On Small Stone – Gothenburg power trio LÃ…NGFINGER issued their Crossyears full-length via Small Stone late last month. The ten-track offering was recorded by Johan Reivén and Olle Björck at Sweden’s Welfare Sounds Studio with additional recordings by LÃ…NGFINGER at Beduin HQ, mixed by Olle Björck, and mastered by Daniel Johansson. In celebration of its release, today The Obelisk is hosting their brand new video for the track “Fox Confessor” … [MORE…]

STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES: Listeners Get “Doused With Acid” By New Track From Death Industrial Duo’s Calm Morbidity At Cvlt Nation – Tune in to Cvlt Nation and get seared by the utmost appropriately titled song out there, the corrosive “Doused With Acid” by Dallas-based death industrial act, STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES. The duo will unleash their new Calm Morbidity full-length through Malignant Records at the end of the month. Fifteen years in, with an extensive discography including nine full-length releases under their belt, it’s safe to say that the terminally morbid STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES is the undisputed flag-bearing act for American death industrial. Perhaps they have been for a long time, but if there was any doubt, it’s quickly erased within the first minutes of Calm Morbidity. [MORE…]

THEORIES Seattle Death Grind Faction To Kick Off North American Tour With Wake And Vermin Womb; Band To Play Southwest Terror Fest + Debut New Tunes Live – Seattle-based death grind faction, THEORIES, will kick of a fifteen-date North American tour next week with Wake and Vermin Womb. Slated to commence October 18th in Reno, Nevada and run through November 3rd in Victoria, British Columbia, the trek includes an appearance at this year’s Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona. [MORE…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE / LIFESPITE Split Streaming At Clrvynt; EP Out On Atomic Action! Records October 28th + Preorders Posted – Due to a manufacturing delay, the physical pressing has been held up several weeks, but the audio simply cannot be harnessed, and the FUCKING INVINCIBLE / LIFESPITE split 7″ EP is now streaming in its entirety at Clrvynt. Alongside their exclusive early listen to this by-the-throat split, Clrvynt writes, “FUCKING INVINCIBLE‘s side opens a can of whoop-ass right away, ‘Buy Or Die’ throwing you head-first into a barrage of heaviness that never lets up. The speed continues on ‘More Death,’ slowing to a huge breakdown on ‘Blessing-Curse’ before closing out with two more burners. LIFESPITE, on the other hand, start out slow. ‘Blown To Shreds’ lies in wait before coming in with a vicious one-two punch. They’re loud as hell and keep up just fine; ‘Pray For Nothing’ flaunts some out-of-control riffing, and ‘One By On'” is an absolute truck of a song.” [MORE…]

BATTLECROSS And WOVENWAR: North American Tour With Soilwork, Unearth, And Darkness Divided Underway – Metal Blade lablemates BATTLECROSS and WOVENWAR will kick off their North American Fury tour tonight supporting Soilwork and Unearth. Set to commence in Providence, Rhode Island, the trek will coil its way through over two dozen venues, coming to a close on November 16th in Toronto, Ontario. Additional support will be provided by Darkness Divided. [MORE…]

PANZERBASTARD: Boston-Based Hardcore Punk Misfits Confirm October Live Abrasions; MotörHeathen Seven-Inch Out Now – “…potentially our generation’s Motörhead…” – Metal Injection The self-proclaimed “bastard sons of Motörhead, Venom, and Cro-Mags,” PANZERBASTARD will wage war on the ears of the willing with some one-off performances this month beginning with tomorrow’s show at PA’s in Somerville, Massachusetts. On October 27th the band will level the stage of O’Briens in their home-city of Boston, Massachusetts followed by a march through Melody Café in Newport, Rhode Island the following evening with additional live abrasions to be announced in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

THE POWER OF THE RIFF Announces More Acts For December Event Including Nails, Pelican, Gatecreeper, Gag, And Bloodclot; Trailer And Ticket Links Posted – The second wave of acts for the LA-based December edition of THE POWER OF THE RIFF has today been released, the new list including Nails, Pelican, Gatecreeper, Gag, and hardcore supergroup, Bloodclot, featuring members of Cro-Mags, Warzone, Murphy’s Law, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. The fest has issued a brief trailer for the event, and tickets have just gone on sale as well. [MORE…]

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