Roundup From The Compound – May 2nd, 2016

EarsplitANAGNORISIS: Louisville Black Metal Outfit Entrenched In Pre-Production For New LP Due This Fall – Following a year of silence, Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal legion ANAGNORISIS announces the band’s triumphant return to action over recent months, as the band is currently heavily entrenched in the pre-production of their impending third album, and will be hitting the studio this weekend to begin the bulk of the actual recording stages. [MORE…]

 

VENOM INC. Returns To North America With Necrophagia Next Month – UK-based metallers, VENOM INC., will kick off the second leg of their North American tour next month. The latest march will run from May 31st in Brooklyn, New York through July 2nd in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Support will again be provided by long-running American death metal behemoths, Necrophagia. The trek follows the band’s recent and successful stomp through North America this past January. [MORE…]

 

ASSCHAPEL: Southern Lord To Issue Full Discography LP From Tennessee Thrash Rock Juggernaut; Trailer Posted – Southern Lord has confirmed the impending release of Total Destruction (1999-2006) the collected discography of now defunct bible-shredders, ASSCHAPEL. At turn of the 21st Century a Chapel of Ass arose from the buckle of shit known as the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee. Built upon the crushed dreams of many aspiring country singers off music row, some local dudes accidentally formed the Satanic thrash rock juggernaut ASSCHAPEL, only to find themselves self-destructing into hell seven years later without a trace… [MORE…]

 

ZEX Begins European Tour; Band Confirms Japan Tour For September – Ottawa, Ontario’s ZEX begins their latest wave of touring this week with a massive invasion of Europe, as the band also books a tour of Japan for September, continuing their nonstop live attack in support of their Magic Bullet Records-released debut LP, Fight For Yourself. [MORE…]

 

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announces Diadem Of 12 Stars Reissue And North American Tour Dates – Pacific Northwest black metal clan WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will proudly re-release their 2006 debut album Diadem Of 12 Stars through their own Artemisia Records in mid-June. The album will precede the band’s first East Coast North American dates in five years. [MORE…]

 

COUGH Premieres “Dead Among The Roses” At Stereogum – Richmond doom quartet, COUGH, has shared a second new song from their forthcoming offering, Still The Pray, their first new full-length in five years. The crushing eleven-minute-long “Dead Among The Roses” has just premiered via Stereogum, who issues: “Still They Pray…makes a strong case for them as the best straight-ahead stoner sludge band in the game today. True, they’re basically executing Electric Wizard’s playbook: long, digressive songs built on huge amps; resinated and resonant power chords sketching out bluesy riffs; textural solos and slow fades. (Electric Wizard main man Jus Osborn produced the album, fittingly.) But COUGH summon a sense of pained melancholy that recalls other meanings of ‘execution.’ [David Cisco’s] tortured vocals give COUGH an emotive edge that many bands in this vein lack; his miserable howling on ‘Dead Among The Roses’ reminds that psychedelic experiences often come with a dark side.” [MORE…]

 

METHRA: Battleground Records Confirms Impending Acolyte Debut LP From Tucson Sludge Degenerates – Tucson, Arizona-based marauders METHRA have completed their arduous Acolyte LP for Summer release through Battleground Records, the record sure to prove itself as one of the most bafflingly gnarly sludge metal releases of the year. [MORE…]

 

MISS LAVA Unveils “The Silent Ghost Of Doom” Video At Decibel; Sonic Debris Release Day Draws Near – “Drenched in acidfuzz and nostalgia of film techniques (or decay?) from decades past, ‘The Silent Ghost of Doom’ will most certainly break up the tedium of your nine-to-five. Or add further injection of hallucinatory, trip-inducing heavy rocking, if that’s your sort of thing.” – Decibel Portugal’s volume merchants, MISS LAVA, will drop the deliciously riff raging sounds of their Sonic Debris full-length via Small Stone Recordings next month. [MORE…]

 

SWOLLEN ORGANS: Solo Project From Member Of The Communion To Issue Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time; Track Streaming – Annihilvs Power Electronix proudly presents the label debut of NYC filth electronics act SWOLLEN ORGANS, the solo endeavor of Jimmy Aly (The Communion). Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time takes a long, hard, sweaty look at the tenuous relationship between gender roles. Fraught with uncomfortable quiet moments and overbearing aggression, this release is a disturbing examination of sexuality, through the lens of misanthropy. [MORE…]

 

MORKOBOT Set To Release Fifth Full-Length GoRgO This September Via Supernatural Cat – For twelve years now, the three messengers of MoRkObOt have been elaborating on their discography with a series of increasingly perplexing and infectious records. GoRgO is the brand new album of low-end noise rock origami from Lin (bass), Lan (bass) and Lon (drums), to be released on Supernatural Cat this September. [MORE…]

 

MUSKET HAWK Premieres “Candidate For The Knife” At Decibel Magazine; Desolate LP Out This Week + Spring Tour Dates With Disparo! Announced – “The bludgeoning stomp of the sludge/grind trio seems the perfect soundtrack for a concrete wasteland littered with broken bottles, presumably frequented by would-be assailants who would go as far as to steal your organs to sell (just to make sure they didn’t miss anything.)” – Decibel As Baltimore sludgeblasters MUSKET HAWK prepare for the unfurling of their second LP, Desolate, next Friday, the possessed operators at Decibel Magazine have used their trusted Deciblog to launch “Candidate For The Knife” into the public domain. [MORE…]

 

ETERNAL SLEEP: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Flesh/Blood” Video From Debut LP By Pittsburgh Metal/Hardcore Outfit – Revolver Magazine has premiered the brand new “Flesh/Blood” video by Pittsburgh-based death metal/hardcore act, ETERNAL SLEEP, advancing the looming release of their The Emptiness Of… debut LP via Closed Casket Activities next month. [MORE…]

 

RISING: Entire Oceans Into Their Graves LP Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Album Out Now Via Indisciplinarian/Earsplit Distro – With the Oceans Into Their Graves LP by Denmark-based metal outfit RISING on the verge of its release this week, Decibel Magazine is now hosting a stream of the album in its triumphant entirety. Offers the mag in their introduction to the record, “The quintet’s third full-length storms ashore with the head-liquefying sludgehammer tone, and stays on the mind with a current of trad metal catchiness.” [MORE…]

 

GRUESOME Shares “Raped By Darkness” From Forthcoming Dimensions Of Horror EP Via Revolver – “If we’ve done our job as a band correctly, this EP should transport the listener to those days of low-budget gross-out movies and death metal demos dubbed onto blank tapes and disseminated via the postal service.” – Matt Harvey, GRUESOME. “Raped By Darkness,” the new single from GRUESOME‘s forthcoming EP Dimensions Of Horror has just premiered via Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

 

CLARK ASHTON SMITH: Cadabra Records Presents Inferno, Read By S. T. Joshi, Scored By Theologian; Sample Posted At Modern Vinyl – Spoken Arts label, Cadabra Records, announces the looming release of Inferno, an incredibly ominous limited 7″ release, featuring the convoluted horror poetry of celebrated American writer CLARK ASHTON SMITH. [MORE…]

 

NECROT: Oakland Death Merchants Kick Off North American Tour With Skullshitter – Oakland-based old-school death metal merchants, NECROT, are readying to kick off a short but pungent North American takeover alongside Skullshitter. Set to commence tomorrow evening, April 28th in Providence, Rhode Island, the trek will ransack a total of thirteen cities, coming to a close on May 15th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [MORE…]

 

RHIN: Entire Passenger LP Playing At MetalSucks; Album Out This Week Via Grimoire Records + Tour Dates With Grizzlor Start Today – The entire Passenger LP from West Virginia-based noise/stoner metal trio RHIN is now playing at MetalSucks just over a week ahead of its release via Grimoire Records. The stream also hits as the band takes to the streets in support of the record on a mini-tour of the Northeastern US today. Issues the popular outlet of the bruising record, “…Passenger is a raucous good time with plenty of danceable aggression and enough fuzz to carpet every dirt floor left in Appalachia. The album opens with one of the most infectious bass riffs I’ve heard in the past year, then eight seconds in takes an explosively energetic turn for the dissonant…” [MORE…]

 

KING PARROT: Australian Grind Unit Return To North America On Tour With Voivod! – Australia’s favorite grind bringers, KING PARROT, will return to North America next month supporting Voivod on a month-long live takeover! The band’s latest infiltration will commence on May 19th in Dallas, Texas and run through June 26th in Quebec City, Quebec. Additional support will be provided by labelmates, Child Bite. The band will also play a host of one off shows with Child Bite and Psycroptic on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

 

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD: Gear Gods Issues In-Studio Video For Acoustic Pirate Outfit’s “Dead Man’s Medley” – In the chum-strewn wake of acoustic pirate metal outfit THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD‘s pillaging fourth album, Lawful Evil, Gear Gods has premiered the band’s new in-studio/playthrough video for the track, “Dead Man’s Medley.” [MORE…]

 

SUNN O))) To Release Triple Live Album From First Moscow Performance SUNN O))) has announced the impending release of a brand new triple-LP live album, captured on the band’s first ever performance in Moscow last year, titled НЕЖИТЬ: живьём в России 11 августа 2015 (translated, NOLIFE: Alive In Moscow 11 August 2015). [MORE…]

 

MANTAR Guitarist/Vocalist Talks American Pop Culture And Pro Wrestling In Metal Injection’s Fourth Edition Of The Squared Circle PitMANTAR guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klärhardt recently appeared on the fourth edition of Metal Injection’s wrestling-based The Squared Circle Pit podcast. The hilarious interview gets up close and personal with Klärhardt, who delves deep into learning about American pop culture from pro wrestling, hating clowns, and so much more. [MORE…]

 

SANZU: Australian Extreme Metal Battalion Issues New Lyric Via At Decibel; Heavy Over The Home Debut To See Release In North America Via Listenable Records –I started writing the lyrics for ‘Tailor’ set on condemning materialism and commercialism. This then led me to write a song about slave labor but halfway through I realized how hypocritical I was being when I looked back at all the stuff I use on a daily basis being rooted in that industry and culture.” – Zachary Andrews, SANZU [MORE…]

 

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