Roundup From The Compound June 6th 2016

NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST Unloads “Religious Mutation” From Selfmadegod-Bound Overkill Commando Debut Album Via New Noise Magazine – Polish grindcore squad, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, has unloaded a new single from their impending Selfmadegod Records-bound debut album, Overkill Commando. The deadly strike comes through an exclusive premiere of the record’s “Religious Mutation,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

THE ZENITH PASSAGE Set To Tour North America This Summer; Trek Includes Shows With The Faceless, Psycroptic, Beyond Creation And Rivers Of Nihil – Los Angeles death metal faction, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, is gearing up for a lengthy Summer live takeover. The trek beginsJune 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah for five dates with The Faceless. From there the band will unite with fellow technical death veterans Psycroptic and Beyond Creation for ten shows from June 26th through July 7th. Rivers Of Nihil replaces Psycroptic on July 8th through July 23, followed by three THE ZENITH PASSAGE headlining shows to close out the tour. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

VIRUS: Avant-Garde Prog Conjurors Stream Memento Collider In Full At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Karisma“With otherworldly lyrical content and narration to fit, VIRUS feels every bit like the musical equivalent of a seemingly barren planet that is secretly teeming with life just below the surface.” – NoiseyNorwegian avant-garde prog oddballs, VIRUS, will untether the otherworldly fruits of their Memento Collider full-length this Friday via Karisma Records. In advance of its release, Vice’s music portal, Noisey, is streaming the confounding recording in full alongside an interview with vocalist/guitarist Carl “Czral” Michael Eide. [MORE…]

ORYX: Denver Sludge/Doom Duo Books Massive Immune To Light US Summer Tour – Denver-based duo, ORYX, will take their piledriving sludge/doom metal out to fans all over the country this Summer, having issued the itinerary for their massive Immune To Light Tour 2016. The bruising venture will see the twosome delivering their bruising tunes to at least forty-one cities between June 30th and August 21st, with the final venues and cities being locked up now. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Hooded Cannibal Splatterthrashers To Release Dungeon Bastards This July Via Tankcrimes; Details Revealed + New Tune Unmasked – Creepsylvania’s favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will return with their fifth studio album this Summer. Fittingly titled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). With Dungeon Bastards, the metal punk maniaxe in GHOUL will rip your flesh with speed and riffs… before eating it. [MORE…]

COUGH: Noisey Premieres Still They Pray Full-Length From Richmond Doom-Bringers; Record Out NOW On Relapse – In just two short days, Richmond doom-bringers, COUGH, will officially unveil Still They Pray, their first full-length in over five years. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, Still They Pray is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take its listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss. With Still They Pray, COUGH summons psychedelic, feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core, the end product proving nothing short of crushing. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING Announces Fall US Tour With Department Of Correction – Following their European tour together in February, the dates for DIE CHOKING’s upcoming US Fall tour with Paris-based Department Of Correction have also been announced. The shredding will begin on October 20th and storm down the entire East Coast, with the final show taking place October 30th at The Fest 15 in Gainesville alongside Fucking Invincible, Coke Bust, Braid, and tons more. [MORE…]

SARABANTE: No Clean Singing Premieres “A Day With No Sun To Rise;” Poisonous Legacy LP Due Via Southern Lord This Week – A new track hailing from SARABANTE’s impending second LP, Poisonous Legacy, bursts into the public domain through a premiere at No Clean Singing, as the popular underground mag premieres the album-opening “A Day With No Sun To Rise.” NCS breaks down the track, including, “the song is more than a righteous slugfest — the dark, tension-ratcheting melody paints a vividly desolate portrait of people who have lost their way, with no light ahead. True to the song’s name, there’s a hopeless quality to the sound, and you feel a bitter wind blowing even when the band are in rampaging mode. It makes a gripping song even more potent.” [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Unit Kicks Off Canadian Tour – Vancouver volume dealers, BLACK WIZARD, will kick off a month-long Canadian tour tomorrow, June 2nd with Dead Quiet. The trek will commence in Victoria at Logan’s Pub and run through June 28th in Kamloops at The Dirty Jersey. From there, the band will take a short breather before supporting Volbeat and Killswitch Engage this August followed by a march through Europe this Fall with Joy. A full listing on onstage debauchery will be revealed in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

SONIC WOLVES: Debut From Italian Psychedelic Dirt Rock Unit To See Release Via Taxi Driver Records + He Said/ Song For The Earthbound Seven-Inch Streaming; Band Unites Current And Past Members Of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, And Rogue State – Italy-based Taxi Driver Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the debut full-length from Italian psychedelic dirt rock unit, SONIC WOLVES, later this year. In the meantime, you can sample the band’s limited edition He Said/Song For The Earthbound seven-inch, released earlier this Spring via Taxi Driver. [MORE…]

P. LOVECRAFT: Modern Vinyl Posts Sample Of The Lurking Fear, Read By Andrew Leman, Scored By Theologian; Preorders Available – A terrifying sample selection of audio from the impending deluxe vinyl edition of H. P. LOVECRAFT’s The Lurking Fear — impending release through spoken arts label Cadabra Records — has been issued through the connoisseurs of the label’s spectacular works at popular wax addict portal, Modern Vinyl. [MORE…]

ALARIC: Dark Punk Alchemists Reveal Unsettling New Video For “Adore” At Decibel; Live Takeover Draws Near – Oakland-based dark punk alchemists, ALARIC, are pleased to reveal the unsettling visual accompaniment to “Adore.” The track comes by way of the band’s End Of Mirrors full-length, released last month on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories. [MORE…]

CASTLE: New Video From Doom Metal Faction Undraped At Revolver; Canadian Dates AnnouncedWelcome To The Graveyard is the forthcoming new full-length from West Coast doom metallers, CASTLE. Captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter, the eight-track offering will see official release July 15th via Ván Records. [MORE…]

DECEPTIONIST: Italian Death Metallers Drop “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” Lyric Video At No Clean Singing: Album Release Day Looms – With the release of Initializing Irreversible Process, the forthcoming new full-length from Rome, Italy’s DECEPTIONIST, now just two weeks away, the brutalizers at No Clean Singing hurl forth a lyric video for the track “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” for communal delight. [MORE…]

THE COMPANY CORVETTE: Philly Psychedelic Doom Trio To Release Third LP, Never Enough; Band Confirmed For Psycho Las Vegas – Philadelphia-based THE COMPANY CORVETTE has completed their third full-length recording, Never Enough, with the final details being put in place for an independent, late Summer release, in conjunction with the band’s performance at Psycho Las Vegas and more. [MORE…]

MIZERY: Revolver Magazine Issues Two Tracks From Flatspot Records-Bound Absolute Light Debut LP – As Flatspot Records prepares the debut LP by San Diego metallic hardcore outfit, MIZERY, for its street date this July, the label advances the Absolute Light album with a special promo release of two new tracks. The songs “One Kiss” and “Discrimination Of Eye” are now available through a limited cassette release, as well as streaming through an online double premiere at Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

LORD OF WAR Unveils “Nexus Of Hate” Featuring Nick Arthur Of Molotov Solution; Suffer Preorders Available – Atmospheric death metal unit, LORD OF WAR, today unveils the vicious sounds of “Nexus Of Hate” in the form of a lyric video. The track, which features Nick Arthur of Molotov Solution, comes off the band’s impending new full-length entitled Suffer. Set for release July 8th, 2016 via Unique Leader Records, the record was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon). [MORE…]

SOON A.D. Premieres New Video At Loudwire; Band Issues Statement Regarding Name Change – Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based transcendental rock unit, SOON A.D. (formerly Soon), is very pleased to unveil the stunning new video accompaniment to “Gold Soul,” created by Denim Buffalo. The track comes by way of the band’s Vol. 1 debut, issued via Temple Of Torturous. Expertly balancing mettle and melody and shading their songs with psych-rock textures and melodic finesse, Vol. 1, which was captured at Legitimate Business with engineer Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, Between The Buried And Me, The Body) at the helm, is multifaceted, melodic and adventurous. [MORE…]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Month-Long US Tour Underway – The blackened death grind misfits in IMMORTAL BIRD will take to the streets again this weekend for mammoth, month-long live takeover. The journey commences tomorrow in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the 71 Grind Fest. From there, the band will trample their way through twelve more cities with death grind merchants, Theories, including a stop at Crucialfest in Salt Lake City, Utah June 18th. On June 20th, IMMORTAL BIRD will pair up with space prog industrialists, InAeona, in Las Vegas, Nevada and level ten more venues, the trek coming to a close on July 1st in Rock Springs, Wyoming. [MORE…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ANIQATIA –ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – COBALT – COFFIN DUST – THE COMPANY CORVETTE CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COUGH – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – GOATWHORE – GRIME – HISSING – HONKY IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INGESTED – INTEGRITY – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MIZERY – MOS GENERATOR – MOTHER FEATHER – MUSKET HAWK – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – THE OBSESSED – ORYX PARANOID – PILGRIM – POWER TRIP – RHIN – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOFY MAJOR – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – TINY KNIVES – VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM –THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST Unloads “Religious Mutation” From Selfmadegod-Bound Overkill Commando Debut Album Via New Noise Magazine – Polish grindcore squad, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, has unloaded a new single from their impending Selfmadegod Records-bound debut album, Overkill Commando. The deadly strike comes through an exclusive premiere of the record’s “Religious Mutation,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

THE ZENITH PASSAGE Set To Tour North America This Summer; Trek Includes Shows With The Faceless, Psycroptic, Beyond Creation And Rivers Of Nihil – Los Angeles death metal faction, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, is gearing up for a lengthy Summer live takeover. The trek beginsJune 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah for five dates with The Faceless. From there the band will unite with fellow technical death veterans Psycroptic and Beyond Creation for ten shows from June 26th through July 7th. Rivers Of Nihil replaces Psycroptic on July 8th through July 23, followed by three THE ZENITH PASSAGE headlining shows to close out the tour. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

VIRUS: Avant-Garde Prog Conjurors Stream Memento Collider In Full At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Karisma“With otherworldly lyrical content and narration to fit, VIRUS feels every bit like the musical equivalent of a seemingly barren planet that is secretly teeming with life just below the surface.” – NoiseyNorwegian avant-garde prog oddballs, VIRUS, will untether the otherworldly fruits of their Memento Collider full-length this Friday via Karisma Records. In advance of its release, Vice’s music portal, Noisey, is streaming the confounding recording in full alongside an interview with vocalist/guitarist Carl “Czral” Michael Eide. [MORE…]

ORYX: Denver Sludge/Doom Duo Books Massive Immune To Light US Summer Tour – Denver-based duo, ORYX, will take their piledriving sludge/doom metal out to fans all over the country this Summer, having issued the itinerary for their massive Immune To Light Tour 2016. The bruising venture will see the twosome delivering their bruising tunes to at least forty-one cities between June 30th and August 21st, with the final venues and cities being locked up now. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Hooded Cannibal Splatterthrashers To Release Dungeon Bastards This July Via Tankcrimes; Details Revealed + New Tune Unmasked – Creepsylvania’s favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will return with their fifth studio album this Summer. Fittingly titled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). With Dungeon Bastards, the metal punk maniaxe in GHOUL will rip your flesh with speed and riffs… before eating it. [MORE…]

COUGH: Noisey Premieres Still They Pray Full-Length From Richmond Doom-Bringers; Record Out NOW On Relapse – In just two short days, Richmond doom-bringers, COUGH, will officially unveil Still They Pray, their first full-length in over five years. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, Still They Pray is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take its listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss. With Still They Pray, COUGH summons psychedelic, feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core, the end product proving nothing short of crushing. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING Announces Fall US Tour With Department Of Correction – Following their European tour together in February, the dates for DIE CHOKING’s upcoming US Fall tour with Paris-based Department Of Correction have also been announced. The shredding will begin on October 20th and storm down the entire East Coast, with the final show taking place October 30th at The Fest 15 in Gainesville alongside Fucking Invincible, Coke Bust, Braid, and tons more. [MORE…]

SARABANTE: No Clean Singing Premieres “A Day With No Sun To Rise;” Poisonous Legacy LP Due Via Southern Lord This Week – A new track hailing from SARABANTE’s impending second LP, Poisonous Legacy, bursts into the public domain through a premiere at No Clean Singing, as the popular underground mag premieres the album-opening “A Day With No Sun To Rise.” NCS breaks down the track, including, “the song is more than a righteous slugfest — the dark, tension-ratcheting melody paints a vividly desolate portrait of people who have lost their way, with no light ahead. True to the song’s name, there’s a hopeless quality to the sound, and you feel a bitter wind blowing even when the band are in rampaging mode. It makes a gripping song even more potent.” [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Unit Kicks Off Canadian Tour – Vancouver volume dealers, BLACK WIZARD, will kick off a month-long Canadian tour tomorrow, June 2nd with Dead Quiet. The trek will commence in Victoria at Logan’s Pub and run through June 28th in Kamloops at The Dirty Jersey. From there, the band will take a short breather before supporting Volbeat and Killswitch Engage this August followed by a march through Europe this Fall with Joy. A full listing on onstage debauchery will be revealed in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

SONIC WOLVES: Debut From Italian Psychedelic Dirt Rock Unit To See Release Via Taxi Driver Records + He Said/ Song For The Earthbound Seven-Inch Streaming; Band Unites Current And Past Members Of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, And Rogue State – Italy-based Taxi Driver Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the debut full-length from Italian psychedelic dirt rock unit, SONIC WOLVES, later this year. In the meantime, you can sample the band’s limited edition He Said/Song For The Earthbound seven-inch, released earlier this Spring via Taxi Driver. [MORE…]

P. LOVECRAFT: Modern Vinyl Posts Sample Of The Lurking Fear, Read By Andrew Leman, Scored By Theologian; Preorders Available – A terrifying sample selection of audio from the impending deluxe vinyl edition of H. P. LOVECRAFT’s The Lurking Fear — impending release through spoken arts label Cadabra Records — has been issued through the connoisseurs of the label’s spectacular works at popular wax addict portal, Modern Vinyl. [MORE…]

ALARIC: Dark Punk Alchemists Reveal Unsettling New Video For “Adore” At Decibel; Live Takeover Draws Near – Oakland-based dark punk alchemists, ALARIC, are pleased to reveal the unsettling visual accompaniment to “Adore.” The track comes by way of the band’s End Of Mirrors full-length, released last month on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories. [MORE…]

CASTLE: New Video From Doom Metal Faction Undraped At Revolver; Canadian Dates AnnouncedWelcome To The Graveyard is the forthcoming new full-length from West Coast doom metallers, CASTLE. Captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter, the eight-track offering will see official release July 15th via Ván Records. [MORE…]

DECEPTIONIST: Italian Death Metallers Drop “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” Lyric Video At No Clean Singing: Album Release Day Looms – With the release of Initializing Irreversible Process, the forthcoming new full-length from Rome, Italy’s DECEPTIONIST, now just two weeks away, the brutalizers at No Clean Singing hurl forth a lyric video for the track “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” for communal delight. [MORE…]

THE COMPANY CORVETTE: Philly Psychedelic Doom Trio To Release Third LP, Never Enough; Band Confirmed For Psycho Las Vegas – Philadelphia-based THE COMPANY CORVETTE has completed their third full-length recording, Never Enough, with the final details being put in place for an independent, late Summer release, in conjunction with the band’s performance at Psycho Las Vegas and more. [MORE…]

MIZERY: Revolver Magazine Issues Two Tracks From Flatspot Records-Bound Absolute Light Debut LP – As Flatspot Records prepares the debut LP by San Diego metallic hardcore outfit, MIZERY, for its street date this July, the label advances the Absolute Light album with a special promo release of two new tracks. The songs “One Kiss” and “Discrimination Of Eye” are now available through a limited cassette release, as well as streaming through an online double premiere at Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

LORD OF WAR Unveils “Nexus Of Hate” Featuring Nick Arthur Of Molotov Solution; Suffer Preorders Available – Atmospheric death metal unit, LORD OF WAR, today unveils the vicious sounds of “Nexus Of Hate” in the form of a lyric video. The track, which features Nick Arthur of Molotov Solution, comes off the band’s impending new full-length entitled Suffer. Set for release July 8th, 2016 via Unique Leader Records, the record was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon). [MORE…]

SOON A.D. Premieres New Video At Loudwire; Band Issues Statement Regarding Name Change – Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based transcendental rock unit, SOON A.D. (formerly Soon), is very pleased to unveil the stunning new video accompaniment to “Gold Soul,” created by Denim Buffalo. The track comes by way of the band’s Vol. 1 debut, issued via Temple Of Torturous. Expertly balancing mettle and melody and shading their songs with psych-rock textures and melodic finesse, Vol. 1, which was captured at Legitimate Business with engineer Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, Between The Buried And Me, The Body) at the helm, is multifaceted, melodic and adventurous. [MORE…]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Month-Long US Tour Underway – The blackened death grind misfits in IMMORTAL BIRD will take to the streets again this weekend for mammoth, month-long live takeover. The journey commences tomorrow in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the 71 Grind Fest. From there, the band will trample their way through twelve more cities with death grind merchants, Theories, including a stop at Crucialfest in Salt Lake City, Utah June 18th. On June 20th, IMMORTAL BIRD will pair up with space prog industrialists, InAeona, in Las Vegas, Nevada and level ten more venues, the trek coming to a close on July 1st in Rock Springs, Wyoming. [MORE…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ANIQATIA –ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – COBALT – COFFIN DUST – THE COMPANY CORVETTE CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COUGH – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – GOATWHORE – GRIME – HISSING – HONKY IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INGESTED – INTEGRITY – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MIZERY – MOS GENERATOR – MOTHER FEATHER – MUSKET HAWK – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – THE OBSESSED – ORYX PARANOID – PILGRIM – POWER TRIP – RHIN – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOFY MAJOR – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – TINY KNIVES – VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM –THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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Roundup From The Compound June 6th 2016

NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST Unloads “Religious Mutation” From Selfmadegod-Bound Overkill Commando Debut Album Via New Noise Magazine – Polish grindcore squad, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, has unloaded a new single from their impending Selfmadegod Records-bound debut album, Overkill Commando. The deadly strike comes through an exclusive premiere of the record’s “Religious Mutation,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

THE ZENITH PASSAGE Set To Tour North America This Summer; Trek Includes Shows With The Faceless, Psycroptic, Beyond Creation And Rivers Of Nihil – Los Angeles death metal faction, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, is gearing up for a lengthy Summer live takeover. The trek beginsJune 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah for five dates with The Faceless. From there the band will unite with fellow technical death veterans Psycroptic and Beyond Creation for ten shows from June 26th through July 7th. Rivers Of Nihil replaces Psycroptic on July 8th through July 23, followed by three THE ZENITH PASSAGE headlining shows to close out the tour. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

VIRUS: Avant-Garde Prog Conjurors Stream Memento Collider In Full At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Karisma“With otherworldly lyrical content and narration to fit, VIRUS feels every bit like the musical equivalent of a seemingly barren planet that is secretly teeming with life just below the surface.” – NoiseyNorwegian avant-garde prog oddballs, VIRUS, will untether the otherworldly fruits of their Memento Collider full-length this Friday via Karisma Records. In advance of its release, Vice’s music portal, Noisey, is streaming the confounding recording in full alongside an interview with vocalist/guitarist Carl “Czral” Michael Eide. [MORE…]

ORYX: Denver Sludge/Doom Duo Books Massive Immune To Light US Summer Tour – Denver-based duo, ORYX, will take their piledriving sludge/doom metal out to fans all over the country this Summer, having issued the itinerary for their massive Immune To Light Tour 2016. The bruising venture will see the twosome delivering their bruising tunes to at least forty-one cities between June 30th and August 21st, with the final venues and cities being locked up now. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Hooded Cannibal Splatterthrashers To Release Dungeon Bastards This July Via Tankcrimes; Details Revealed + New Tune Unmasked – Creepsylvania’s favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will return with their fifth studio album this Summer. Fittingly titled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). With Dungeon Bastards, the metal punk maniaxe in GHOUL will rip your flesh with speed and riffs… before eating it. [MORE…]

COUGH: Noisey Premieres Still They Pray Full-Length From Richmond Doom-Bringers; Record Out NOW On Relapse – In just two short days, Richmond doom-bringers, COUGH, will officially unveil Still They Pray, their first full-length in over five years. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, Still They Pray is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take its listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss. With Still They Pray, COUGH summons psychedelic, feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core, the end product proving nothing short of crushing. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING Announces Fall US Tour With Department Of Correction – Following their European tour together in February, the dates for DIE CHOKING’s upcoming US Fall tour with Paris-based Department Of Correction have also been announced. The shredding will begin on October 20th and storm down the entire East Coast, with the final show taking place October 30th at The Fest 15 in Gainesville alongside Fucking Invincible, Coke Bust, Braid, and tons more. [MORE…]

SARABANTE: No Clean Singing Premieres “A Day With No Sun To Rise;” Poisonous Legacy LP Due Via Southern Lord This Week – A new track hailing from SARABANTE’s impending second LP, Poisonous Legacy, bursts into the public domain through a premiere at No Clean Singing, as the popular underground mag premieres the album-opening “A Day With No Sun To Rise.” NCS breaks down the track, including, “the song is more than a righteous slugfest — the dark, tension-ratcheting melody paints a vividly desolate portrait of people who have lost their way, with no light ahead. True to the song’s name, there’s a hopeless quality to the sound, and you feel a bitter wind blowing even when the band are in rampaging mode. It makes a gripping song even more potent.” [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Unit Kicks Off Canadian Tour – Vancouver volume dealers, BLACK WIZARD, will kick off a month-long Canadian tour tomorrow, June 2nd with Dead Quiet. The trek will commence in Victoria at Logan’s Pub and run through June 28th in Kamloops at The Dirty Jersey. From there, the band will take a short breather before supporting Volbeat and Killswitch Engage this August followed by a march through Europe this Fall with Joy. A full listing on onstage debauchery will be revealed in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

SONIC WOLVES: Debut From Italian Psychedelic Dirt Rock Unit To See Release Via Taxi Driver Records + He Said/ Song For The Earthbound Seven-Inch Streaming; Band Unites Current And Past Members Of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, And Rogue State – Italy-based Taxi Driver Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the debut full-length from Italian psychedelic dirt rock unit, SONIC WOLVES, later this year. In the meantime, you can sample the band’s limited edition He Said/Song For The Earthbound seven-inch, released earlier this Spring via Taxi Driver. [MORE…]

P. LOVECRAFT: Modern Vinyl Posts Sample Of The Lurking Fear, Read By Andrew Leman, Scored By Theologian; Preorders Available – A terrifying sample selection of audio from the impending deluxe vinyl edition of H. P. LOVECRAFT’s The Lurking Fear — impending release through spoken arts label Cadabra Records — has been issued through the connoisseurs of the label’s spectacular works at popular wax addict portal, Modern Vinyl. [MORE…]

ALARIC: Dark Punk Alchemists Reveal Unsettling New Video For “Adore” At Decibel; Live Takeover Draws Near – Oakland-based dark punk alchemists, ALARIC, are pleased to reveal the unsettling visual accompaniment to “Adore.” The track comes by way of the band’s End Of Mirrors full-length, released last month on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories. [MORE…]

CASTLE: New Video From Doom Metal Faction Undraped At Revolver; Canadian Dates AnnouncedWelcome To The Graveyard is the forthcoming new full-length from West Coast doom metallers, CASTLE. Captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter, the eight-track offering will see official release July 15th via Ván Records. [MORE…]

DECEPTIONIST: Italian Death Metallers Drop “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” Lyric Video At No Clean Singing: Album Release Day Looms – With the release of Initializing Irreversible Process, the forthcoming new full-length from Rome, Italy’s DECEPTIONIST, now just two weeks away, the brutalizers at No Clean Singing hurl forth a lyric video for the track “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” for communal delight. [MORE…]

THE COMPANY CORVETTE: Philly Psychedelic Doom Trio To Release Third LP, Never Enough; Band Confirmed For Psycho Las Vegas – Philadelphia-based THE COMPANY CORVETTE has completed their third full-length recording, Never Enough, with the final details being put in place for an independent, late Summer release, in conjunction with the band’s performance at Psycho Las Vegas and more. [MORE…]

MIZERY: Revolver Magazine Issues Two Tracks From Flatspot Records-Bound Absolute Light Debut LP – As Flatspot Records prepares the debut LP by San Diego metallic hardcore outfit, MIZERY, for its street date this July, the label advances the Absolute Light album with a special promo release of two new tracks. The songs “One Kiss” and “Discrimination Of Eye” are now available through a limited cassette release, as well as streaming through an online double premiere at Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

LORD OF WAR Unveils “Nexus Of Hate” Featuring Nick Arthur Of Molotov Solution; Suffer Preorders Available – Atmospheric death metal unit, LORD OF WAR, today unveils the vicious sounds of “Nexus Of Hate” in the form of a lyric video. The track, which features Nick Arthur of Molotov Solution, comes off the band’s impending new full-length entitled Suffer. Set for release July 8th, 2016 via Unique Leader Records, the record was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon). [MORE…]

SOON A.D. Premieres New Video At Loudwire; Band Issues Statement Regarding Name Change – Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based transcendental rock unit, SOON A.D. (formerly Soon), is very pleased to unveil the stunning new video accompaniment to “Gold Soul,” created by Denim Buffalo. The track comes by way of the band’s Vol. 1 debut, issued via Temple Of Torturous. Expertly balancing mettle and melody and shading their songs with psych-rock textures and melodic finesse, Vol. 1, which was captured at Legitimate Business with engineer Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, Between The Buried And Me, The Body) at the helm, is multifaceted, melodic and adventurous. [MORE…]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Month-Long US Tour Underway – The blackened death grind misfits in IMMORTAL BIRD will take to the streets again this weekend for mammoth, month-long live takeover. The journey commences tomorrow in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the 71 Grind Fest. From there, the band will trample their way through twelve more cities with death grind merchants, Theories, including a stop at Crucialfest in Salt Lake City, Utah June 18th. On June 20th, IMMORTAL BIRD will pair up with space prog industrialists, InAeona, in Las Vegas, Nevada and level ten more venues, the trek coming to a close on July 1st in Rock Springs, Wyoming. [MORE…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ANIQATIA –ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – COBALT – COFFIN DUST – THE COMPANY CORVETTE CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COUGH – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – GOATWHORE – GRIME – HISSING – HONKY IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INGESTED – INTEGRITY – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MIZERY – MOS GENERATOR – MOTHER FEATHER – MUSKET HAWK – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – THE OBSESSED – ORYX PARANOID – PILGRIM – POWER TRIP – RHIN – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOFY MAJOR – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – TINY KNIVES – VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM –THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST Unloads “Religious Mutation” From Selfmadegod-Bound Overkill Commando Debut Album Via New Noise Magazine – Polish grindcore squad, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, has unloaded a new single from their impending Selfmadegod Records-bound debut album, Overkill Commando. The deadly strike comes through an exclusive premiere of the record’s “Religious Mutation,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]

THE ZENITH PASSAGE Set To Tour North America This Summer; Trek Includes Shows With The Faceless, Psycroptic, Beyond Creation And Rivers Of Nihil – Los Angeles death metal faction, THE ZENITH PASSAGE, is gearing up for a lengthy Summer live takeover. The trek beginsJune 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah for five dates with The Faceless. From there the band will unite with fellow technical death veterans Psycroptic and Beyond Creation for ten shows from June 26th through July 7th. Rivers Of Nihil replaces Psycroptic on July 8th through July 23, followed by three THE ZENITH PASSAGE headlining shows to close out the tour. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

VIRUS: Avant-Garde Prog Conjurors Stream Memento Collider In Full At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Karisma“With otherworldly lyrical content and narration to fit, VIRUS feels every bit like the musical equivalent of a seemingly barren planet that is secretly teeming with life just below the surface.” – NoiseyNorwegian avant-garde prog oddballs, VIRUS, will untether the otherworldly fruits of their Memento Collider full-length this Friday via Karisma Records. In advance of its release, Vice’s music portal, Noisey, is streaming the confounding recording in full alongside an interview with vocalist/guitarist Carl “Czral” Michael Eide. [MORE…]

ORYX: Denver Sludge/Doom Duo Books Massive Immune To Light US Summer Tour – Denver-based duo, ORYX, will take their piledriving sludge/doom metal out to fans all over the country this Summer, having issued the itinerary for their massive Immune To Light Tour 2016. The bruising venture will see the twosome delivering their bruising tunes to at least forty-one cities between June 30th and August 21st, with the final venues and cities being locked up now. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Hooded Cannibal Splatterthrashers To Release Dungeon Bastards This July Via Tankcrimes; Details Revealed + New Tune Unmasked – Creepsylvania’s favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will return with their fifth studio album this Summer. Fittingly titled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). With Dungeon Bastards, the metal punk maniaxe in GHOUL will rip your flesh with speed and riffs… before eating it. [MORE…]

COUGH: Noisey Premieres Still They Pray Full-Length From Richmond Doom-Bringers; Record Out NOW On Relapse – In just two short days, Richmond doom-bringers, COUGH, will officially unveil Still They Pray, their first full-length in over five years. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, Still They Pray is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take its listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss. With Still They Pray, COUGH summons psychedelic, feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core, the end product proving nothing short of crushing. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING Announces Fall US Tour With Department Of Correction – Following their European tour together in February, the dates for DIE CHOKING’s upcoming US Fall tour with Paris-based Department Of Correction have also been announced. The shredding will begin on October 20th and storm down the entire East Coast, with the final show taking place October 30th at The Fest 15 in Gainesville alongside Fucking Invincible, Coke Bust, Braid, and tons more. [MORE…]

SARABANTE: No Clean Singing Premieres “A Day With No Sun To Rise;” Poisonous Legacy LP Due Via Southern Lord This Week – A new track hailing from SARABANTE’s impending second LP, Poisonous Legacy, bursts into the public domain through a premiere at No Clean Singing, as the popular underground mag premieres the album-opening “A Day With No Sun To Rise.” NCS breaks down the track, including, “the song is more than a righteous slugfest — the dark, tension-ratcheting melody paints a vividly desolate portrait of people who have lost their way, with no light ahead. True to the song’s name, there’s a hopeless quality to the sound, and you feel a bitter wind blowing even when the band are in rampaging mode. It makes a gripping song even more potent.” [MORE…]

BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Unit Kicks Off Canadian Tour – Vancouver volume dealers, BLACK WIZARD, will kick off a month-long Canadian tour tomorrow, June 2nd with Dead Quiet. The trek will commence in Victoria at Logan’s Pub and run through June 28th in Kamloops at The Dirty Jersey. From there, the band will take a short breather before supporting Volbeat and Killswitch Engage this August followed by a march through Europe this Fall with Joy. A full listing on onstage debauchery will be revealed in the coming weeks. [MORE…]

SONIC WOLVES: Debut From Italian Psychedelic Dirt Rock Unit To See Release Via Taxi Driver Records + He Said/ Song For The Earthbound Seven-Inch Streaming; Band Unites Current And Past Members Of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, And Rogue State – Italy-based Taxi Driver Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the debut full-length from Italian psychedelic dirt rock unit, SONIC WOLVES, later this year. In the meantime, you can sample the band’s limited edition He Said/Song For The Earthbound seven-inch, released earlier this Spring via Taxi Driver. [MORE…]

P. LOVECRAFT: Modern Vinyl Posts Sample Of The Lurking Fear, Read By Andrew Leman, Scored By Theologian; Preorders Available – A terrifying sample selection of audio from the impending deluxe vinyl edition of H. P. LOVECRAFT’s The Lurking Fear — impending release through spoken arts label Cadabra Records — has been issued through the connoisseurs of the label’s spectacular works at popular wax addict portal, Modern Vinyl. [MORE…]

ALARIC: Dark Punk Alchemists Reveal Unsettling New Video For “Adore” At Decibel; Live Takeover Draws Near – Oakland-based dark punk alchemists, ALARIC, are pleased to reveal the unsettling visual accompaniment to “Adore.” The track comes by way of the band’s End Of Mirrors full-length, released last month on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories. [MORE…]

CASTLE: New Video From Doom Metal Faction Undraped At Revolver; Canadian Dates AnnouncedWelcome To The Graveyard is the forthcoming new full-length from West Coast doom metallers, CASTLE. Captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter, the eight-track offering will see official release July 15th via Ván Records. [MORE…]

DECEPTIONIST: Italian Death Metallers Drop “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” Lyric Video At No Clean Singing: Album Release Day Looms – With the release of Initializing Irreversible Process, the forthcoming new full-length from Rome, Italy’s DECEPTIONIST, now just two weeks away, the brutalizers at No Clean Singing hurl forth a lyric video for the track “Final Innovation – Automatic Time” for communal delight. [MORE…]

THE COMPANY CORVETTE: Philly Psychedelic Doom Trio To Release Third LP, Never Enough; Band Confirmed For Psycho Las Vegas – Philadelphia-based THE COMPANY CORVETTE has completed their third full-length recording, Never Enough, with the final details being put in place for an independent, late Summer release, in conjunction with the band’s performance at Psycho Las Vegas and more. [MORE…]

MIZERY: Revolver Magazine Issues Two Tracks From Flatspot Records-Bound Absolute Light Debut LP – As Flatspot Records prepares the debut LP by San Diego metallic hardcore outfit, MIZERY, for its street date this July, the label advances the Absolute Light album with a special promo release of two new tracks. The songs “One Kiss” and “Discrimination Of Eye” are now available through a limited cassette release, as well as streaming through an online double premiere at Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

LORD OF WAR Unveils “Nexus Of Hate” Featuring Nick Arthur Of Molotov Solution; Suffer Preorders Available – Atmospheric death metal unit, LORD OF WAR, today unveils the vicious sounds of “Nexus Of Hate” in the form of a lyric video. The track, which features Nick Arthur of Molotov Solution, comes off the band’s impending new full-length entitled Suffer. Set for release July 8th, 2016 via Unique Leader Records, the record was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon). [MORE…]

SOON A.D. Premieres New Video At Loudwire; Band Issues Statement Regarding Name Change – Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based transcendental rock unit, SOON A.D. (formerly Soon), is very pleased to unveil the stunning new video accompaniment to “Gold Soul,” created by Denim Buffalo. The track comes by way of the band’s Vol. 1 debut, issued via Temple Of Torturous. Expertly balancing mettle and melody and shading their songs with psych-rock textures and melodic finesse, Vol. 1, which was captured at Legitimate Business with engineer Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, Between The Buried And Me, The Body) at the helm, is multifaceted, melodic and adventurous. [MORE…]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Month-Long US Tour Underway – The blackened death grind misfits in IMMORTAL BIRD will take to the streets again this weekend for mammoth, month-long live takeover. The journey commences tomorrow in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the 71 Grind Fest. From there, the band will trample their way through twelve more cities with death grind merchants, Theories, including a stop at Crucialfest in Salt Lake City, Utah June 18th. On June 20th, IMMORTAL BIRD will pair up with space prog industrialists, InAeona, in Las Vegas, Nevada and level ten more venues, the trek coming to a close on July 1st in Rock Springs, Wyoming. [MORE…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ALARIC ANIQATIA –ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – BRIMSTONE COVEN – CANNIBAL CORPSE – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – COBALT – COFFIN DUST – THE COMPANY CORVETTE CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COUGH – DESTROYER OF LIGHT – DIE CHOKING – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – GOATWHORE – GRIME – HISSING – HONKY IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INGESTED – INTEGRITY – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MIZERY – MOS GENERATOR – MOTHER FEATHER – MUSKET HAWK – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – THE OBSESSED – ORYX PARANOID – PILGRIM – POWER TRIP – RHIN – RISK RELAY – RIVERS OF NIHIL SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SHAI HULUD – SOFY MAJOR – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – TINY KNIVES – VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM –THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

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