Roundup From The Compound – September 19th, 2016

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MORKOBOT: Entire GoRgo LP By Italian Duel-Bass Instrumental Trio Streaming At Terrorizer; Album Out NOW Via Supernatural Cat – As Supernatural Cat Records readies the pummeling new GoRgo LP by the prolific Italian instrumental trio called MoRkObOt for release this week, the entire album comes writing forth through an early stream at Terrorizer Magazine. MoRkObOt‘s fifth full-length release, GoRgO ushers in a new era in writing for the band; one that revolves around constructing more ambitious structures driven by simpler forms and tighter structures. The flooring percussive thunder of Lon is topped with the dueling, winding intensity of bassists Lin and Lan with unrelenting intensity through the album’s entire thirty-eight-minute duration. [MORE…]

THE PINE BOX BOYS: Bloody-Disgusting Debuts Single From The Feast Of Three Arms Album By Bay Area Horrorbilly Act; Preorders Posted – As San Francisco horrorbilly/alternative bluegrass act THE PINE BOX BOYS prepares to issue their fifth full-length, The Feast Of Three Arms, in October, the maiden single from this macabre storyline has been exposed to the masses through popular horror portal, Bloody-Disgusting. [MORE…]

FREYA: “Gnawing From Inside” From Impending Grim Full-Length Now Playing At Decibel Magazine; Preorders Posted – “Gnawing From Inside” is the alarming new single from Syracuse-based metal outfit FREYA, and the band’s impending fifth full-length, Grim. As the album nears release at the end of the month, the band has issued the early single for public consumption through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]

ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Faction To Release Wings Of Tzinacan Via Listenable; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Occult doom rock unit ALBEZ DUZ emerged from the dark corners of Berlin in 2006. Formed by Eugen “Impurus” Herbst initially as a one-man side project, the band’s ominous debut was recorded in 2009 with singer Lars Kaeding. Following Kaeding’s death however, the band stepped into the shadows for the next three years. With a lingering fire and purpose, Herbst continued to write for ALBEZ DUZ and, after an exhaustive search, crossed paths with Alfonso Brito whose voice seemed destined for the project. In September 2014, the duo brought the band’s second album The Coming Of Mictlan to life via Iron Bonehead Records and Archaic Sound. They began performing live shortly after. [MORE…]

ALLEGAEON: Melodic Death Metal Unit Kicks Off Short Run Of Live Abrasions In Advance Of Metal Blade-Bound Proponent For Sentience Release – Melodic death metal outfit ALLEGAEON today kicks off a short run of live abrasions supporting Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots. Set to embark this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band will level thirteen stages through October 12th including an appearance on Ozzfest Meets Knotfest September 24th in San Bernardino, California. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

BANGLADEAFY: Gear Gods Issues Bass Playthrough Video From NYC Tech Metal Outfit; Narcopaloma EP Out Now – In the wake of their intense new Narcopaloma EP’s very recent release via Nefarious Industries, Brooklyn tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY has been featured on Gear Gods through an up-close playthrough video. The band has also announced several new shows throughout the Northeast for the months ahead. [MORE…]

HONKY: Texas Superboogie Trio Announces More Live Dates – Texas-based superboogie trio HONKY, who spent much of the Summer waging their Lone Star booty-shakers upon European ears, will return to local stages next week for a short run of live dates through Texas and Louisiana with WhiskeyDick and Pure Luck. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

PAIN Featuring Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren Unleashes Video For “A Wannabe” – Coming Home is the new studio album from PAIN, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann). The record was officially unveiled last Friday via Nuclear Blast. In conjunction with its release, the band is pleased to reveal the official new visual accompaniment to “A Wannabe.” The clip was directed, filmed, and edited by Owe Lingvall and produced by Per Bussmann of Dreamday Media with visual effects by Konstantin Smirnov (The Rasmus, Kamelot, Meshuggah et al). [MORE…]

CARCASS Announces November Tour Dates With Deafheaven And Inter Arma – British metal icons CARCASS will return to to North America for a headlining tour this November. Joining them are shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. Slated to commence on November 7th and run through November 27th, the band’s 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…]

OKKULTOKRATI Issues Video For Title Track To Southern Lord-Bound Raspberry Dawn LP Via Loud And Quiet – Norwegian quintet OKKULTOKRATI has just issued a video for the title track to their impending Raspberry Dawn album which is nearing release through Southern Lord later this month. OKKULTOKRATI sounds like they’re playing to you from a different dimension. Lead as always by grand visionary and songwriter Erik Svarte, their new album Raspberry Dawn is weird, wired, and quite possibly the holy grail for those looking for radical rock reinvention and new sensations in the current era. [MORE…]

ENSLAVED To Issue Vikingligr Veldi On Vinyl For The First Time Ever – Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will issue their debut full-length, the now legendary Vikingligr Veldi, on vinyl for the first time ever. Set for release on September 23rd, 2016 via By Norse Music, the limited 2xLP gatefold edition includes a stunning new layout design by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem etc.) as well as four brand new illustrations specially made for this groundbreaking offering. Additionally, the record has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy preserving every bit of its original dynamics. [MORE…]

THE POWER OF THE RIFF Confirms Los Angeles-Based December Event Including Headliners Neurosis And Wolves In The Throne Room – The organizers of THE POWER OF THE RIFF in conjunction with Southern Lord this week announce a two-day festival event to take place in Los Angeles this December, featuring headliners Neurosis and Wolves In The Throne Room. [MORE…]

ACT OF DEFIANCE Kicks Off US Headlining Tour Plus Select Dates With Killswitch Engage And Hellyeah – ACT OF DEFIANCE – featuring within their ranks Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) – will return to the road for a US run of headlining shows tomorrow. The band’s Fall live takeover begins September 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah and rolls through October 13th in San Diego, California. Additionally, the band will appear with Killswitch Engage and Hellyeah on select dates. [MORE…]

GOOD TIGER Kicks Off North American Tour With Dance Gavin Dance, The Contortionist, Hail The Sun, And The White Noise This Week; New Video For “Aspirations” Now Playing At AltPress.com – After completing a North American tour with Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red earlier this year, GOOD TIGER – featuring former members of Tesseract, The Safety Fire, and Architects UK – will be heading out on the road again next week, this time with Dance Gavin Dance, The Contortionist, Hail The Sun, and The White Noise. To celebrate their return to the states, GOOD TIGER unveiled a new video for “Aspirations via AltPress.com, alongside an exclusive interview with guitarist Derya “Dez” Nagle. To watch “Aspirations” and read the story, point your browser to THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES: Malignant Records Confirms October Release Of Calm Morbidity From Long-Running Death Industrial Act – This October, Malignant Records will release the impending tenth full-length release by long-running, Dallas-based duo, STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES, with the newly completed Calm Morbidity. 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. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER Shares Third Single “Stronghold” Via Decibel Magazine; Sonoran Depravation To See Release Next Month + Tour With Skeletonwitch Draws Near – “The Bolt Thrower influence on this one is more than obvious. This is the sound of being run over by a tank.” – Chase Mason, GATECREEPER Death metal newcomers/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER have just shared another savage new single, “Stronghold,” lifted from their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation, set to drop next month via Relapse Records. The track is currently waging war at Decibel Magazine, who points out,In four minutes, GATECREEPER runs a breakneck pace in and out of crushing heavy moments.” [MORE…]

PG.LOST Swedish Instrumentalists Stream Versus Full-Length At Decibel; Record To Drop This Friday Via Pelagic + European Dates Supporting Alcest And Mono Confirmed“At seven songs, Versus runs the gamut from calm and serene to thunderous and powerful, hitting every point in between.” – Decibel Long-running Swedish post-rock collective PG.LOST will unveil the breathtaking sounds of their fifth full-length, Versus, this Friday via Pelagic Records. A true post-rock masterwork, Versus is brimming with melancholic depth, emotional heaviness, and catchy musical ideas delivered as one in an incredible mass of sound. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there are only four people creating these vast orchestral landscapes. [MORE…]

ULCERATE Premieres “Abrogation” Via Clrvynt; Shrines Of Paralysis LP Nears Through Relapse Records – New Zealand’s forward-thinking, lead death metal horde, ULCERATE, has issued the crushing new track “Abrogation,” which hails from the band’s Relapse Records-bound fifth full-length, Shrines Of Paralysis. The new track comes forth through new music portal Clrvynt, who issues, “New Zealand’s ULCERATE are a marvel and a juggernaut. Approaching fifteen years of existence, the trio keeps getting stronger and more adept as songwriters.” The write-up notes that “Abrogation” specifically is, “a whirlwind of death metal insanity, complete with odd atonal riffing, sick grooves when needed, subtle melody and a growl seldom seen this side of the Styx.” [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN To Issue Fourth Track In Psalms Ov Khaos Series On Fall Equinox – New York black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN will issue the fourth installment in their ongoing Psalms Of Khaos singles series, “A Ritual In Transfigured Time,” on the Fall Equinox. Psalms Ov Khaos sequence of singles began on the 2015 Winter Solstice, with a new track being subsequently issued on each change of the seasons since. The intent of the series is to shed further Black Light upon the electronic and ambient instrumentation and ritualistic elements of TELOCH VOVIN‘s primal, occult black metal attack. The impending fourth installment of the series, “A Ritual In Transfigured Time” merges ceremonial elements of bells and percussion with a mesmerizing nightmarish atmosphere, while a harrowing vocal oration weaving its way through the transfixing movement. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE Kicks Off US Live Takeover Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance; Band To Record Follow-Up To Constricting Rage Of The Merciless – The eternal road hellions in GOATWHORE will take to the streets again on a final run of live debauchery to close out the year. Set to launch on September 16th and level fifteen stages through October 1st, the band’s latest stretch of onstage demolitions includes a stop at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California on September 24th and follows last month’s two-week European tour. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. See all confirmed performances below. [MORE…]

INVOKING THE ABSTRACT: Tech Metal Instrumentalists Issue New Track At Revolver; Aural Kaleidoscopes Preorders Available – Instrumental tech metal architects INVOKING THE ABSTRACT will drop their debut full-length, Aural Kaleidoscopes, at the end of the month via Unique Leader Records. A four-piece unit hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, INVOKING THE ABSTRACT was forged in 2010 by guitarists Tyler Ivey and Evan Garner. Following the release of their first EP in 2012, the pair joined forces with percussionist Ryan Meadows and bassist Joseph Carrabotta. Aural Kaleidoscopes was tracked at The Basement Recording Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit). Priding themselves on utilizing 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…]

DYSRHYTHMIA: The Veil Of Control Streaming At Clrvynt; Album Out Next Week Through Profound Lore – As NYC-based instrumental trio DYSRHYTHMIA prepares to deliver their seventh studio full-length, The Veil Of Control, through Profound Lore Records next week, the record sees an exclusive early premiere through Clrvynt. The accolades posted with the early stream note how the new album sees DYSRHYTHMIA, “powering through a fierce six-song suite that represents the platonic ideal of the trio’s labyrinthine prog-metal. As always, there are no human voices: only the screams of Hufnagel’s axe, backed by Marston and Eber’s hulking (and yet remarkably nimble) rhythm machine. Considering the maelstrom these three guys whip up on The Veil of Control, it’s abundantly clear that they’re doing just fine, thank you.” [MORE…]

COGNITIVE: Brutal Death Metal Legion Premieres New Video At Decibel; Deformity Preorders Available – Garden State-based brutal death metal legion/recent Unique Leader signees COGNITIVE will drop the molten bounty of their Deformity full-length next month. Captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized) and mastered at West West Side Studios by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Black Breath, Mastodon et al), the record offers up nine tracks of sonic repugnance of the highest order. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS: San Francisco And Los Angeles Shows Including The Power Of The Riff Confirmed; Fires Within Fires Out This Week Via Neurot Recordings – The unstoppable might of NEUROSIS will be felt by the planet once again next week, as the band unveils their eleventh studio full-length album, Fires Within Fires, through their own Neurot Recordings next Friday, September 23rd. NEUROSIS continues to book additional upcoming live performances around the release of Fires Within Fires, adding several new shows to their tour schedule. Following the previously-announced London shows with Earth November 7th and Discharge and Subhumans November 8th, and two shows in Portland with labelmates Yob and Kowloon Walled City November 25th and 26th, the newest additions come in the form of two California shows in December, leading with a set in San Francisco on December 17th, also with support from Yob and Kowloon Walled City. 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 same evening. Two shows in Seattle and Vancouver follow, on December 19th and 20th, respectively, with support from Yob and Sumac. [MORE…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Progressive Death Metal Ensemble Streams Calling From A Dream Full-Length At No Clean Singing – Progressive death metal ensemble INANIMATE EXISTENCE will release their Calling From A Dream full-length this Friday. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.), Calling From A Dream is the story of a young man’s journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons. [MORE…]

1000 DROPS OF VENOM: Members Of Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Unholy, And More Form Vicious New Act; Track Leaked + First Show Looms – Darkened in and boiled down to its essence. From Syracuse, New York, arises a vicious new act founded by members of some of the area’s most prolific acts; 1000 DROPS OF VENOM. From the torch bearers that put the sound of one of the worlds prime metallic hardcore origins on the map, 1000 DROPS OF VENOM was forged by a cast of musicians who have helped create the Syracuse sound, with vocalist Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Freya), guitarist Jonathan Dennison (The Promise, Unholy, The Path Of Resistance), drummer Andy Miller (Unholy), and bassist Chris Reilly comprising the brutal backline. This quartet aligns their lethal individual skills into a monolithic surge of acrimonious metallic hardcore of top-tier quality, bearing the trademark brutality of the mid-late 1990s rise of the genre, hardened with time, and captured with modern production values. [MORE…]

DORO: Reigning Metal Queen Returns To The US This Week; Trailer Posted – Reigning metal queen DORO PESCH will return to the US next week for short run of live dates leading to her performance at this year’s edition of the Rock Carnival in Lakewood, New Jersey alongside The Used, Life Of Agony, Sebastian Bach, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and many others. The tour will kick off on September 24th and run through October 2nd. Direct support (through October 1st) will be provided by New York’s Obsidian. See all confirmed performances below and check out the band’s video trailer below. [MORE…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE / LIFESPITE: Cvlt Nation Premieres Two Tracks From Split EP; FUCKING INVINCIBLE Tour With Deadbeat Begins Next Week – Preceding the unrelenting FUCKING INVINCIBLE / LIFESPITE split 7″ EP being issued through Atomic Action! Records next month, Cvlt Nation has premiered a track from each band’s contribution to the release. FUCKING INVINCIBLE, hailing from Rhode Island, is comprised of current/former members of Dropdead, Daughters, Soul Control, Sweet Jesus, and others. Their corrupted output has seen the band issue an LP and an arsenal of splits, EPs, and demos since 2012, most recently their I Hate Myself And Want You To Die 7″. The pack leads the way on the A-side of the split, deploying five scorching new tracks, of their signature, tension-fueled brew of blinding hardcore powerviolence rage, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studio. Fans of Magrudergrind, Dropdead, Coke Bust, Hatred Surge, and the like pay attention. [MORE…]

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