Roundup From The Compound – September 5th, 2016

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UFOMAMMUT Enters The Studio To Record Their Eighth Full Length; European And Australian Dates Posted – Italian psychedelic power trio UFOMAMMUT is currently in the process of forging their eighth LP, following their heady/heavy 2015 epic for Neurot Recordings, Ecate. The band is knuckling down at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, just north of Milan, the first time recording with their soundlord Ciccio and his comrades of Femore Production. Having spent much of the past year refining their exploratory jam sessions to make them fit for purpose – expect more of their inimitable dense, organic riffing to emerge in 2017, with teasers on the way soon. [MORE…]

ANAGNORISIS: Louisville Black Metal Outfit Releases Vendetta Records-Bound Peripeteia LP Details, Artwork, And More – This Fall season, Louisville, Kentucky’s leading black metal act, ANAGNORISIS, will release their new Peripeteia LP through Germany’s Vendetta Records, this week unveiling the cover art, track listing, and more insight on what fans should expect from the anxiously-awaited album. [MORE…]

VASTUM Declares West Coast North American Tour With Demilich And Hooded Menace Including California Deathfest – Following their utterly destructive set at the maiden edition of Migration Fest in Olympia last week, San Francisco death faction VASTUM has declared an upcoming run of Fall tour dates surrounding their set at this year’s California Deathfest. [MORE…]

ROBOTS AND MONSTERS: Metal Insider Streams Entire Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight EP By New Jersey Hardcore/Metal Quartet – With its roots tracing to bands including Mucky Pup, The Bloodhound Gang, and more, ROBOTS AND MONSTERS owns a sound that deftly combines the commanding crunch of metal with the groove, punch, and emotion of hardcore and post-hardcore, a trait which finds the band comfortably sharing bills populated with any type of aggressive music. Their upcoming Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight EP follows a concept about battling your own mind, the theme backed by high-energy metal and dosed with old-school hardcore. The seven-song storyline was recorded at Portrait Recording Studios with engineer John Ferrara, mastered by Chris Badami, and features art by bassist Bill Bergmann. [MORE…]

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces US 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 return to the road again this Fall, first, joining Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots, Allegaeon, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni for some performances across North America, followed by a co-headlining US run with Napalm Death! Set to commence November 1st, the Abysmal Predator co-headlining tour features Abnormality, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Power Trip as support on select dates. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will also headline a few shows before and after they join this highly anticipated tour package. [MORE…]

MOTHER FEATHER To Join Here Come The Mummies For Special NYC Show – On September 24th, New York City’s self-described “pop cock rock” unit MOTHER FEATHER will join Here Come The Mummies for a special show at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. This will be the band’s first performance since their extensive US trek on the annual Vans Warped Tour, with more dates to be announced soon. For event and ticket information, please visit THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

DETHBEDS Unloads Title Track From Dungeon Scum Debut LP Via Decibel Magazine; Fall Tour Dates Posted – As freshly-formed outfit DETHBEDS forges its way into the Chicago scene preceding the Fall release of their Dungeon Scum debut LP, Decibel Magazine offers the record a boost into the masses with an exclusive early stream of its scathing title track. [MORE…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE To Release Split EP With Lifespite; Band Announces West Coast US Tour With Deadbeat – Providence powerviolence henchmen FUCKING INVINCIBLE have confirmed their next studio and tour actions, announcing a split 7″ EP as well as a West Coast US tour, both of which are rapidly approaching in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Decibel Magazine Unveils “Pulse Of The Mountain’s Heart” From Progressive Death Metal Collective; Calling From A Dream Release Day Nears – “…one of death metal’s finest… Calling From A Dream is a near-magical listen – technically-impressive death metal that is enhanced by a keen sense of atmosphere and emotion that brings the listener on a compelling trip to a mysterious realm.” – Dead Rhetoric With the release of Calling From A Dream, the consuming new full-length from Bay Area progressive death metal faction INANIMATE EXISTENCE less than three weeks away, today Decibel Magazine unveils the mystifying sounds of “Pulse Of The Mountain’s Heart” for public consumption. [MORE…]

THEM BULLS: Self-Titled Debut From Italian Desert Rock Conjurors Out Now And Streaming – The self-titled debut full-length from Italian desert rockers THEM BULLS is currently out now and streaming via Small Stone Recordings. Since forming early in 2014, THEM BULLS has refined its approach to the unique, desert-style fuzz of initial EP, Space Cadillacs. Executed with melodic precision but a loose feel, songs like “Pot Gun” and “Bandana, Carlos” nod at the poppy bounce of peak-era Queens Of The Stone Age, while “Too Much Hot” offers an attitude all the band’s own and “We Must Live Up” drives the point home with rare emphasis for a collective who are still so relatively new. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP Confirms Tour Dates With Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer. Abnormality, And More – POWER TRIP continues their seemingly nonstop live crusade with a barrage of upcoming announcements, including new tour dates with Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and others, surrounding their performances at Off Limits Festival and Southwest Terror Fest. [MORE…]

IF THESE TREES COULD TALK: Instrumental Post-Rock Unit Kicks Off US Headlining Tour – Instrumental post-rock outfit IF THESE TREES COULD TALK kicks off their US headlining tour in Kingston, New York. The journey runs through September 17th and features support from Driftoff and Spotlights. Additionally, the band will be shooting a video for for the track “Berlin” from their recently issued Metal Blade full-length The Bones Of A Dying World at their September 10th performance in Los Angeles, California. [MORE…]

COBALT/MANTAR Slow Forever Tour Underway; Daily Ticket Giveaway Hosted By Metal Assault – Colorado progressive apocalyptic metal duo COBALT will kicked off their long-anticipated North American headlining tour last week The trek commenced in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado. The pair – multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis) – will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band’s, “best-ever,” and, “as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs. [MORE…]

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED: Atmospheric Progressive Sludge Unit Issues Teaser Video; Tour With Retox And Silent Underway – “The quartet’s sound stimulates multiple pleasure centers: the sweetness of post-grunge psychedelia courtesy of keyboardist and singer Lisa Mungo as well as the muscular Botch-ish groove that few outside the Pacific Northwest can produce…” – Invisible Oranges Atmospheric progressive sludge collective HE WHOSE OX IS GORED is currently bringing their live rituals to US stages alongside Retox, Silent and Netherlands (on select dates). The band’s latest trek commenced on August 30th in Tuscan, Arizona and will run through September 16th in Portland, Oregon. [MORE…]

AYAHUASCA: New Hymn From Canadian Progressive Sludge-Tinged Grunge Trio Playing At Decibel Magazine; Record To Drop This Week – Yin is the forthcoming new full-length from Toronto-based progressive sludge-tinged grunge trio AYAHUASCA. Set for independent release next Friday, Yin, which is the result of a musical experiment conceived by guitarist and engineer Luke Roberts (aka Berserk Lout), was captured by Roberts (except drums which were recorded by Greg Dawson) and mixed and mastered by Greg Dawson at BWC Studios. [MORE…]

BELLRINGER Issues “Inner Freak” Video Through Invisible Oranges And BrooklynVegan Co-Premiere; Jettison LP Out Now – Austin-based BELLRINGER unloads a new video from the act’s Jettison LP, which is out now. The tweaked new visual portrayal of the track sees release through a tag-team premiere through a partnership of metal portal Invisible Oranges and the more mainstream BrooklynVegan simultaneously. [MORE…]

Tankcrimes Issues Every One Is Wrong! Free Downloadable Compilation – Get your Labor Day weekend jams on with a free compilation courtesy of Tankcrimes. Entitled Every One Is Wrong!, the fourteen track collection includes a ravenous lineup of sonic deviance from the likes of Ghoul, Victims, Necrot, Spazz, Deny The Cross, Connoisseur, Brainoil, Double Cross, Kicker, and Vivisick. [MORE…]

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