Roundup From The Compound – April 18th, 2016

EarsplitVICTIMS: Tankcrimes-Bound Sirens Full-Length From Stockholm Crust Unit Streaming At Noisey; Record Out Now – Long-running Stockholm hardcore crust malefactors, VICTIMS, released their anticipated Sirens full-length via Tankcrimes on Friday, the band’s first full-length since 2011’s critically-lauded A Dissident tracked at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby (Dismember, At The Gates, Refused), mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Iron Reagan, Nails, Integrity). [MORE]


COFFIN DUST: New Hymn Of Grimness From Philadelphia-Based Depraved Cemetery Metallers Streaming At Decibel MagazineEverything Is Dead is the upcoming full-length from Philadelphia-based death thrash miscreants COFFIN DUST, which features within its repugnant ranks former Exhumed bassist Matt Slime, set for official release May 6th via Unholy Anarchy Records. [MORE]


SANZU: Australian Metal Horde To Release Heavy Over The Home Debut In North America Via Listenable Records; Tracks Posted – Forged just three years ago in Perth, Australia, SANZU is a unique beast that has unleashed heavy music in a way that utilizes diversity and originality without straying too far from its death metal foundation. [MORE]


HISSING: Southern Lord To Issue Self-Titled EP From Seattle Death Metal Trio – Southern Lord is preparing the self-titled 7″ EP from traumatizing Seattle-based death metal trio, HISSING, for release this June. HISSING will join labelmates Big|Brave and Sunn O))) on their upcoming runs through the Western and Midwestern US in May, with more widespread tour actions to be announced throughout the year. [MORE]


TILES: Revolver Magazine Streaming Star-Studded Pretending 2 Run By Detroit Prog Kingpins; Album Out Now Via Laser’s Edge – Revolver Magazine is streaming the mighty Pretending 2 Run album by Detroit progressive rock kingpins TILES, produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning), and with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater), and featuring guest musicians from Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson Band, Porcupine Tree, and many others. [MORE]


ALARIC: Dark Punk Conjurors Premiere New Track At Invisible Oranges; End Of Mirrors Preorders AvailableEnd Of Mirrors is the forthcoming full-length from Oakland-based dark punk conjurors ALARIC. Set for global release on May 6th, 2016 via Neurot Recordings, the record was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios and provides an emotional and deeply physical journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope. [MORE]


GRAVES AT SEA: The Curse That Is Chart Numbers Revealed; US Tour With Order Of The Owl Underway – The Curse That Is, the newest studio recording from Portland doom/stoner quartet GRAVES AT SEA, unleashed via Relapse Records April 1st, pillaged the Billboard Charts upon its first week of release. In conjunction with the record’s release, the band is crumbling stages on a US tour alongside Order Of The Owl. [MORE]


OMOPHAGIA: In The Name Of Chaos Full-Length From Swiss Death Metal Unit Streaming At Metal Insider; Record Out Now On Unique LeaderIn The Name Of Chaos, the new full-length from Swiss death metal unit, OMOPHAGIA is out now via Unique Leader Records. The eleven-track, sophomore offering was recorded at the band’s own studio, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland (Decapitated, Vader, Behemoth, Hate etc.), and is streaming in full at Metal Insider. [MORE]


SULPHUR: Blackened Death Legion To Unveil Omens Of Doom In North America Via Dark Essence; Band Unites Past And Present Members Of Gorgoroth, Aeternus, Enslaved, Vulture Industries, And More – Norwegian technical blackened death legion SULPHUR – which features past and present members of Gorgoroth, Aeternus, Enslaved, Vulture Industries, and more – unleashed their Omens Of Doom full-length in North America via Dark Essence Records. [MORE…]


ZEX: Ottawa Punks To Embark On Five-Week European Tour At The End Of April – Ottawa, Ontario’s unstoppable punk squad, ZEX, has just booked yet another massive international tour beginning in just two weeks, this time headed to Europe. [MORE…]


EYEHATEGOD Kicks Off Spring Tour; Additional NYC Date Announced – New Orleans’ favorite amplification dealers, EYEHATEGOD, return to the stage for two separate live invasions. The first leg commences tonight in Atlanta, Georgia. The headlining trek will run through May 3rd and features support from Fight Amp. Additionally, with their April 24th show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York now sold out, a second NYC date has been added on April 25th (also at Saint Vitus) with support from Tombs, Ache and Haan. [MORE…]


GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH Streams Citizens Of Nowhere Exclusively At Revolver – As Pitch Black Records puts the final plans in place for this week’s release of GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH‘s third full-length Citizens Of Nowhere, the entire album drops on the public early through an exclusive stream at Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]


THE ZENITH PASSAGE Streams Solipsist In Its Entirety; Record Out Now Unique Leader – Los Angeles technical death metal assassins THE ZENITH PASSAGE dropped their long-anticipated Solipsist debut upon the masses. The forty-minute offering investigates the concept of solipsism, a philosophical theory that the self is all that can be known to exist, anything else outside of one’s own mind is uncertain. THE ZENITH PASSAGE, which features within its ranks current and former members of The Faceless, Fallujah and All Shall Perish, builds upon this foundation, expanding into themes of nonexistence and a computer-generated fictional reality experienced by all of humanity. [MORE…]


ETERNAL SLEEP Premieres First Single From The Emptiness Of… Debut LP Via Lambgoat; Closed Casket Activities Posts Preorders – Pittsburgh’s ETERNAL SLEEP has issued the first single from their impending Closed Casket Activities-bound debut LP The Emptiness Of…, through an exclusive premiere at Lambgoat, as the label issues the street date, artwork, preorders and more on the album. [MORE…]


CONCLAVE: Massachusetts-Based Doom Metal Squad Uniting Warhorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, And Martyrvore Alumni To Release Sins Of The Elders Full-Length; New Track Streaming – Massachusetts-based doom metal squad CONCLAVE will release their Sins Of The Elders full-length this June. Recorded with Eric Braunschweiger at Raven’s Head Studio in Allston, Massachusetts, Sins Of The Elders builds off CONCLAVE‘s 2014 self-released Breaking Ground EP with nine grisly tracks of staggeringly heavy and atmospheric oppression – pure and honest metal in an uncompromised form. In an advance investigation of the record, [MORE…]


RHIN: West Virginia Trio Premieres “Uncle Tuck” Video Through Cvlt Nation; Band Books Eastern US Tour Dates – A brand new video by West Virginia-based noise/stoner metal trio RHIN has just been completed and immediately dispatched by the aficionados of the underground at Cvlt Nation. Culled from their third album, Passenger, the video was filmed for the track “Uncle Tuck” by the band at their own House Of Tuck residence where the LP was recorded as well. [MORE… ]


GRIDFAILURE: Demoralizing New Outfit Completes Debut Album For May Release Via The Compound Recs; Track Streaming At No Clean Singing – GRIDFAILURE is the unforeseen, disharmonic outcome of an experiment that rapidly spiraled out of control in very recent weeks. Barely two months old, the solo outfit has completed a full-length album set for release in May via The Compound Recs, and today sheds the track “Apparitions Revenge” from the demoralizing effort through No Clean Singing. [MORE…]


SARABANTE Announces Poisonous Legacy LP For Release Through Southern Lord In June – Greek hardcore crew SARABANTE has announced the completion of their second LP, Poisonous Legacy, confirmed for release through Southern Lord this Summer, the album taking their tense, foreboding sound found on their prior recordings to new lows, mirroring and capturing the anguish of their native country. [MORE…]


THE GOLDEN GRASS: Coming Back Again Full-Length From Psychedelic Retro Rock Trio Streaming At Loudwire + European Tour Announced – This Friday, Brooklyn, New York-based psychedelic retro rock trio THE GOLDEN GRASS will unveil the jam-laden harvests of their Coming Back Again full-length in North America via Listenable Records. Captured by Jeff Berner at Galuminum Foil Productions, Coming Back Again delivers a truly soul-capturing audio journey where the epic glory and might of ’70s psychedelia, the sun-drenched warmth of Laurel Canyon’s golden country/folk era and sheer blues-based Southern rock boogie give way to exploratory landscapes, lysergic prog arrangements and a swinging, jazz touch. [MORE…]


TILES: Pretending 2 Run By Detroit Prog Quartet Out Today Via Laser’s Edge; Band Presents Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson With Copy – Laser’s Edge presents the massive 2xCD Pretending 2 Run album from Detroit prog rock kings, TILES, releasing the record worldwide today. Encompassing nearly one-hundred minutes of music produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning), and with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater), Pretending 2 Run features guest musicians from such acts as Miles Davis, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson Band, Porcupine Tree, and more, including Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Last weekend, TILES guitarist Chris Herin was able to meet up with Anderson in-person and supply him with some copies of the record. [MORE…]


BATTLECROSS + ABNORMALITY To Kick Off US Tour With Soulfly, Suffocation, And Lody Kong – This week, Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS and Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit ABNORMALITY will take to the streets with Soulfly, Suffocation, and Lody Kong for an extensive US tour. The near-month-long excursion runs from April 22nd through May 20th with additional BATTLECROSS one-off shows confirmed prior to and following the tour. [MORE…]


INTEGRITY: Humanity Is The Devil 20th Anniversary LP Mailorder Preorders Available – Organized Crime Records will re-release of one of the hardcore scene’s most infamous, everlasting albums, with the 20th Anniversary vinyl version of INTEGRITY‘s Humanity Is The Devil. A limited red vinyl version of the album was made available April 16th, designed specifically for Record Store Day patrons. Today sees Organized Crime issuing two additional mailorder-only versions of the record. Details and preorders on the mailorder versions will go available this Monday, April 18th at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]


RABID FLESH EATERS: Mike Scaccia-Produced Reign Of Terror Full-Length Out TODAY And Streaming At No Clean Singing – “Reign Of Terror is a fleet, furious, high-voltage charge of thrash and speed metal, with venom coursing through its blood-stream and plenty of viciously barbed hooks in every song.” – No Clean Singing [MORE…]


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