Roundup From The Compound September 26th 2016

SUPERJOINT Premieres New Track At Revolver Magazine; First New Full-Length In Over A Decade To See Release This November Via Housecore RecordsSUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. [MORE…]

HALSHUG Premieres “Vold” Through No Clean Singing; Southern Lord To Issue Sort Sind LP At The End Of The Month – With Copenhagen-based HALSHUG‘s new Sort Sind full-length now two weeks from release through Southern Lord, No Clean Singing has released a gritty new track from the album. The overall theme of Sort Sind is inspired by the members’ experiences growing up in the 1990s and 2000s in neglected parts of Denmark, hoping to in some way contribute to their scene and invoke some energy in those who hear it. Fitting into this storyline is the track “Vold,” which translates to violence, and according to the members of HALSHUG, “is about psychic terror.” The song sees premiere through No Clean Singing, who issues… [MORE…]

AMON AMARTH Premieres “Raise Your Horns” Video Via Rollingstone.com; Contest With Grimfrost Launched + US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, And Butcher Babies Underway – After headlining a North American tour earlier this year, and appearing at premier festivals across Europe all Summer, AMON AMARTH today launches their new video for “Raise Your Horns,” featuring live footage from their San Diego (US), London (UK), Paris (FR), Tilburg (NL), Berlin (DE), and Hellfest (FR) shows, as well as clips of fans, artists, and friends raising their own horns to the band! Head over to RollingStone.com now to watch the video, which includes the following guest appearances … [MORE…]

EDENSONG: NYC Progressive Act Premieres “The Atman Apocalypse” At PureGrainAudio; Years In The Garden Of Years Approaches Release Via Laser’s Edge – As Years In The Garden Of Years, the second full-length from NYC-based progressive ensemble EDENSONG, nears release through Laser’s Edge at the end of the month, a new single from the record has been issued through an exclusive premiere of “The Atman Apocalypse,” which features a brief guest appearance by Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, etc.) [MORE…]

MELTED SPACE: French Metal Opera Act Announces Upcoming Remix Tracks And Official VideoMELTED SPACE, the ambitious metal opera venture forged by French composer Pierre Le Pape, has confirmed several new projects for the months ahead. Following the release of the collective’s debut album, The Great Lie, through Sensory Records in 2015, MELTED SPACE will now issue special remixed versions of several tracks from the album. After the most recent European tour the act took part in with Symphony X and Myrath, the live lineup decided to reconstruct and remix several songs with vocal contributions from the live crew from the venture. These three new versions will be remixed by Beau Hill (“No Need To Fear”), After Forever’s Joost Van Den Broeck (“Lost Souls From The Other Side”), and François-Maxime Boutault (“Titania”), and mastered at Fascination Street Studio by Tony Lindgren. [MORE…]

BRAIN TENTACLES: Mind-Melting Avant Jazz Metal Trio Premieres Third Single “Hand Of God” Via Stereogum – In advance of the release their self-titled debut, multi-state avant-garde/jazz/metal trio BRAIN TENTACLES today offers up “Hand Of God” via indie hub Stereogum for public intoxication. Notes the esteemed blog, “Historically, most bands from this outré corner project a lot of chaos — playing crazy fast, employing gruesome free improvisation, or switching genres wholesale multiple times a song. BRAIN TENTACLES don’t do any of that; their music is largely structured, and [drummer, Dave] Witte cradles the band in his mile-deep pocket instead of blasting away. Instead of raving and gibbering, they spend much of their time playing straight-ahead metal parts…with saxes instead of guitars…and a lot of psych-rock overtones. So yeah, plenty strange enough in its own way. The effect can be pretty comical at times, as the big galumphing riff that opens ‘Hand Of God’ immediately demonstrates, but that’s all part of the fun — this album features song titles like ‘Cosmic Warriors Girth Curse’ and ‘Sleestack Lightning,’ so the band’s clearly in on the joke. And silly or not, these three vets know what they’re doing. Listen.” [MORE…]

BATTLECROSS Pays Homage To Military Veterans On The 2016 Winter Warriors Tour Featuring Allegaeon And Necromancing The Stone – Following their upcoming North American trek with Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divided next month, Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS will finish off 2016 with their annual headlining run, the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour. This year, support will be provided by Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon and Necromancing The Stone. [MORE…]

RISK RELAY: New Jersey Quartet Issues Details Of Fourth Album, As We Descend, Set To See Release Through Nefarious Industries – Closing a three-year gap since their prior album, New Jersey-based quartet RISK RELAY has issued the details of their upcoming fourth album, As We Descend, now confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries this November. RISK RELAY sought out new inspirational energy and direction for the creation of this new concept recording. [MORE…]

Flatspot Records To Release The Extermination Vol. 3; Compilation Holds Exclusive Tracks From Terror, Take Offense, Countdown, Disgrace, Manipulate, And More – This November, Flatspot Records will release the premier hardcore compilation of 2016 with The Extermination Vol. 3. Flatspot Records takes pride in their scene by releasing the bi-annual The Extermination Compilation titles, the series showcasing some of the new-blood in the hardcore/punk world, along with established bands that have been proudly carrying to the torch. Past editions have featured bands such as Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Power Trip, Backtrack, and King Nine, among many others. This series is a homage to classic hardcore compilations such as Where The Wild Things Are, The Way It Is, Free For All, and others, where listeners discovered influential bands that still have an impact on our scene today. [MORE…]

OKKULTOKRATI Unloads “Hard To Please, Easy To Kill” At Invisible Oranges; Raspberry Dawn Out This Week Through Southern Lord – Norway’s underworld quintet OKKULTOKRATI unleashes another rabid new track from their latest album, Raspberry Dawn, as the record creeps up on its release through Southern Lord next week. The latest audio attack comes in the form of the LP’s “Hard To Please, Easy To Kill,” through an exclusive premiere at Invisible Oranges. OKKULTOKRATI offers that the title of the track is, “directed towards the masters… your superiors.” Giving more background on the song, the band states, “Feffe, our synthist, made this song. According to him, the sound is ‘credible ‘70s synth meets non-cred 90’s black metal synth.’ Tangerine Dream, who everyone holds dear, being the former. But if you grew up as a metal kid in Norway in the mid-to-late ‘90s, you’ll hear some hints to the likes of The Kovenant. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING: Intense New Video For “Dead Figurehead” Playing At Clrvynt; Band Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest, 1Fest, And More – Philadelphia’s unhinged grind squad DIE CHOKING has just issued the first official video from their lauded and unstoppable III LP through an exclusive premiere at Clrvynt, and as always, announces another round of upcoming live actions. The rapid visual deployment for “Dead Figurehead” is as intense and warped as DIE CHOKING’s auditory explosiveness on the track. A whirlwind of international leaders and political propaganda is delivered through a white-knuckled ride through a world of radical dementia, the video directed by Mitchell Luna (Maruta, Noisear) and Josh Mahesh (Heikousen, Fraud). [MORE…]

CATTLE DECAPITATION Kicks Off Headlining Shows + Tour With Brujeria – San Diego deathgrind unit CATTLE DECAPITATION are back out on the road for a nine-date North American headlining tour before joining Brujeria for a trek across the US in October. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st and includes support from Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

LAMENT CITYSCAPE And THEOLOGIAN Present Soft Tissue Collaborative Full-Length – An effort initiated by David Brenner (Gridfailure, The Earsplit Compound) and David Rodgers (Godhunter, Battleground Records), Soft Tissue is a collaborative album conceived by brooding Oakland-based “larva rock” project LAMENT CITYSCAPE, and New York “blackened synth-death” act THEOLOGIAN, compositing industrial degeneracy and post-metal heft to create a thoroughly oppressive, and immersive, sonic experience. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS: Eleventh Studio Album Fires Within Fires Playing At Noisey; Album Out Now Via Neurot Recordings – A massive milestone in the ongoing and unstoppable legacy of NEUROSIS falls into alignment as the band unveils their eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, through their own Neurot Recordings this Friday. Preceding the album’s street date, the entire record – recorded by Steve Albini, and featuring cover artwork by Thomas Hooper — is now streaming worldwide through multiple channels of Vice’s music channel, Noisey. [MORE…]

ODDLAND: Lyric Video For “Will” Hosted At New Noise Magazine; Origin Full-Length Out Now On Sensory Records – A brand new lyric video from Finnish progressive metal outfit ODDLAND has been issued through New Noise Magazine, following the very recent release of the band’s intense second album, Origin, through Sensory Records earlier this month. The follow-up to their Century Media-released 2012 debut The Treachery Of Senses, ODDLAND’s Origin was recorded in part by the band and completed at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu), then mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). The video for the track “Will” boasts an intense visual delivery created by the band’s drummer, Ville Viitanen, as with the other previously released trailers and videos for Origin. [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD: Randy Blythe To Fill In For Mike IX Williams On Upcoming US Tour With Discharge And Toxic Holocaust – Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on their upcoming Fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust. Elaborates Williams of the decision, “Once again, rather than cancel an amazing tour, we have chosen for EYEHATEGOD to continue on and give one-thousand-percent. This 2016 Discharge tour is super important to me as that band has been a huge influence on my life, but my health situation right now dictates that I am not able to take the stage and perform to the best of my abilities every single night. This is where our good friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God comes into the picture. We’ve known Randall since the early ‘90s when EYEHATEGOD would pass through Virginia and he’d offer for us to crash at his crib after our gigs. Great times and we became great friends. [MORE…]

EDENSONG: Colossal Lyric Video For “Cold City” From Years In The Garden Of Years Playing Exclusively At PROG – New York City progressive troupe EDENSONG presents their massive, official video, for the track “Cold City,” which hails from their second full-length album, Years In The Garden Of Years. As the ambitious new album, nearly five years in the making, comes ever closer to release next week through Laser’s Edge, the “Cold City” lyric video comes into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at PROG. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER Premieres “Rotting As One” At Cvlt Nation; US Tour Underway – Arizona-based old-school death metalists/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER will unleash the pulverizing sounds of their full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation, via Relapse Records next month. As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up “Rotting As One” for communal feasting gushing, “If you haven’t heard of this band, they fucking spit in the face of false metal!” [MORE…]

WORM OUROBOROS: Dark Ethereal Doom Alchemists To Release What Graceless Dawn Full-Length Via Profound Lore This Winter; New Track Posted – With their third full-length, What Graceless Dawn, dark ethereal doom alchemists WORM OUROBOROS have brought into existence their deepest and most moving work to date. Set for release this December via Profound Lore, the follow-up to 2012’s critically-lauded Come The Thaw LP finds the Oakland-based trio of bassist/vocalist Lorraine Rath (ex-The Gault, Amber Asylum), guitarist/vocalist Jessica Way (Barren Harvest), and drummer Aesop Dekker (Vhol, ex-Agalloch, Ludicra) elevating the WORM OUROBOROS sound to a new echelon of sophistication through their amalgam of morose, 4AD-esque doom, introspective death rock, dark ambient, and enchanting chamber music. [MORE…]

CARNOPHAGE: Turkish Death Metal Unit Streams Monument At Dead Rhetoric – Turkish death metal unit CARNOPHAGE will unleash their sophomore full-length, Monument, tomorrow via Unique Leader Records. In advance of its release, today Dead Rhetoric is streaming the nine-track bruiser in full noting, “The term well-rounded comes into play when discussing Momument’s approach to death metal. There’s enough primal aggression to suit the more brutal crowd, while the technically-slanted riffs and sometimes melodic leadwork will make sure that album stays fresh and interesting from start to finish. A welcome return to the fold from CARNOPHAGE.” [MORE…]

FUZZ EVIL: More Fuzz Issues New Track “Odin Has Fallen” From Self-Titled Debut LP By Arizona Stoner Metal Outfit – Undoubtedly the most fuzz-laden song to be issued around the globe today, Arizona stoner metal trio FUZZ EVIL’s new single, “Odin Has Fallen,” sees exclusive premiere through More Fuzz. The band’s Joseph Rudell offers on the new single, “Odin has entered a deep sleep, and it is Thor’s responsibility to protect Odin from his enemies while he’s defenseless. This song sets the scene of Thor’s failure and Odin’s Death. ‘Odin Has Fallen’ is our favorite track on the album. This song is heavy and melodic and we feel that this recording is a perfect incarceration of the mood we sought to depict.” [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN “Psalms Ov Khaos IV–A Ritual In Transfigured Time” Released For Fall Equinox – On this Fall Equinox, TELOCH VOVIN issues the fourth installment in their ongoing Psalms Of Khaos singles series, “A Ritual In Transfigured Time.” Psalms Ov Khaos sequence 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…]

GOYA: Stoner Doom Trio Streams Two-Song Nirvana Tribute At The Obelisk; Limited Seven-Inch Out Now! – Phoenix, Arizona-based stoner doom trio GOYA releases a special two-song Nirvana tribute seven-inch. The first new output from the band’s updated lineup of singer/vocalist Jeff Owens, drummer Nick Lose and bassist Sonny DeCarlo, the recordings derived almost accidentally from their initial rehearsal sessions. All three members grew up in the ‘90s thus churning out some Nirvana covers was a natural and logical choice, particularly with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind full-length on the horizon. [MORE…]

THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND: New Hymn From Black Death Industrial Outfit Contaminating The Airwaves Of Cvlt Nation – Necrochasm is the forthcoming sonic nightmare from Los Angeles-based black death industrial necromancers THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND. A true manifestation of fear, apprehension, and suffocating paranoia, Necrochasm offers up seven disturbing tracks of claustrophobic cacophony. Featuring contributions from Samantha Viola of T.O.M.B., Dreadlords, and Skulsyr, the disharmonic masterwork was captured at Black Blood Studios in Long Beach, California and Hollydale Asylum, in Downey, California. Necrochasm will be unleashed on October 28th, 2016 on 12” vinyl through a partnership with Husk and Prison Tatt Records.and digitally via THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND’s official Bandcamp page. [MORE…]

ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Collective Premieres “Sacred Flame” At Decibel; Preorders Available – Wings Of Tzinacan is the impending new full-length from German, occult doom rock rock collective ALBEZ DUZ. Emerging from the dark corners of Berlin in 2006, ALBEZ DUZ — old High German for “swan” (Albex) and “noisiness” or “rush” “Duz” – was forged 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…]

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SUPERJOINT Premieres New Track At Revolver Magazine; First New Full-Length In Over A Decade To See Release This November Via Housecore RecordsSUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. [MORE…]

HALSHUG Premieres “Vold” Through No Clean Singing; Southern Lord To Issue Sort Sind LP At The End Of The Month – With Copenhagen-based HALSHUG‘s new Sort Sind full-length now two weeks from release through Southern Lord, No Clean Singing has released a gritty new track from the album. The overall theme of Sort Sind is inspired by the members’ experiences growing up in the 1990s and 2000s in neglected parts of Denmark, hoping to in some way contribute to their scene and invoke some energy in those who hear it. Fitting into this storyline is the track “Vold,” which translates to violence, and according to the members of HALSHUG, “is about psychic terror.” The song sees premiere through No Clean Singing, who issues… [MORE…]

AMON AMARTH Premieres “Raise Your Horns” Video Via Rollingstone.com; Contest With Grimfrost Launched + US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, And Butcher Babies Underway – After headlining a North American tour earlier this year, and appearing at premier festivals across Europe all Summer, AMON AMARTH today launches their new video for “Raise Your Horns,” featuring live footage from their San Diego (US), London (UK), Paris (FR), Tilburg (NL), Berlin (DE), and Hellfest (FR) shows, as well as clips of fans, artists, and friends raising their own horns to the band! Head over to RollingStone.com now to watch the video, which includes the following guest appearances … [MORE…]

EDENSONG: NYC Progressive Act Premieres “The Atman Apocalypse” At PureGrainAudio; Years In The Garden Of Years Approaches Release Via Laser’s Edge – As Years In The Garden Of Years, the second full-length from NYC-based progressive ensemble EDENSONG, nears release through Laser’s Edge at the end of the month, a new single from the record has been issued through an exclusive premiere of “The Atman Apocalypse,” which features a brief guest appearance by Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, etc.) [MORE…]

MELTED SPACE: French Metal Opera Act Announces Upcoming Remix Tracks And Official VideoMELTED SPACE, the ambitious metal opera venture forged by French composer Pierre Le Pape, has confirmed several new projects for the months ahead. Following the release of the collective’s debut album, The Great Lie, through Sensory Records in 2015, MELTED SPACE will now issue special remixed versions of several tracks from the album. After the most recent European tour the act took part in with Symphony X and Myrath, the live lineup decided to reconstruct and remix several songs with vocal contributions from the live crew from the venture. These three new versions will be remixed by Beau Hill (“No Need To Fear”), After Forever’s Joost Van Den Broeck (“Lost Souls From The Other Side”), and François-Maxime Boutault (“Titania”), and mastered at Fascination Street Studio by Tony Lindgren. [MORE…]

BRAIN TENTACLES: Mind-Melting Avant Jazz Metal Trio Premieres Third Single “Hand Of God” Via Stereogum – In advance of the release their self-titled debut, multi-state avant-garde/jazz/metal trio BRAIN TENTACLES today offers up “Hand Of God” via indie hub Stereogum for public intoxication. Notes the esteemed blog, “Historically, most bands from this outré corner project a lot of chaos — playing crazy fast, employing gruesome free improvisation, or switching genres wholesale multiple times a song. BRAIN TENTACLES don’t do any of that; their music is largely structured, and [drummer, Dave] Witte cradles the band in his mile-deep pocket instead of blasting away. Instead of raving and gibbering, they spend much of their time playing straight-ahead metal parts…with saxes instead of guitars…and a lot of psych-rock overtones. So yeah, plenty strange enough in its own way. The effect can be pretty comical at times, as the big galumphing riff that opens ‘Hand Of God’ immediately demonstrates, but that’s all part of the fun — this album features song titles like ‘Cosmic Warriors Girth Curse’ and ‘Sleestack Lightning,’ so the band’s clearly in on the joke. And silly or not, these three vets know what they’re doing. Listen.” [MORE…]

BATTLECROSS Pays Homage To Military Veterans On The 2016 Winter Warriors Tour Featuring Allegaeon And Necromancing The Stone – Following their upcoming North American trek with Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divided next month, Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS will finish off 2016 with their annual headlining run, the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour. This year, support will be provided by Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon and Necromancing The Stone. [MORE…]

RISK RELAY: New Jersey Quartet Issues Details Of Fourth Album, As We Descend, Set To See Release Through Nefarious Industries – Closing a three-year gap since their prior album, New Jersey-based quartet RISK RELAY has issued the details of their upcoming fourth album, As We Descend, now confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries this November. RISK RELAY sought out new inspirational energy and direction for the creation of this new concept recording. [MORE…]

Flatspot Records To Release The Extermination Vol. 3; Compilation Holds Exclusive Tracks From Terror, Take Offense, Countdown, Disgrace, Manipulate, And More – This November, Flatspot Records will release the premier hardcore compilation of 2016 with The Extermination Vol. 3. Flatspot Records takes pride in their scene by releasing the bi-annual The Extermination Compilation titles, the series showcasing some of the new-blood in the hardcore/punk world, along with established bands that have been proudly carrying to the torch. Past editions have featured bands such as Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Power Trip, Backtrack, and King Nine, among many others. This series is a homage to classic hardcore compilations such as Where The Wild Things Are, The Way It Is, Free For All, and others, where listeners discovered influential bands that still have an impact on our scene today. [MORE…]

OKKULTOKRATI Unloads “Hard To Please, Easy To Kill” At Invisible Oranges; Raspberry Dawn Out This Week Through Southern Lord – Norway’s underworld quintet OKKULTOKRATI unleashes another rabid new track from their latest album, Raspberry Dawn, as the record creeps up on its release through Southern Lord next week. The latest audio attack comes in the form of the LP’s “Hard To Please, Easy To Kill,” through an exclusive premiere at Invisible Oranges. OKKULTOKRATI offers that the title of the track is, “directed towards the masters… your superiors.” Giving more background on the song, the band states, “Feffe, our synthist, made this song. According to him, the sound is ‘credible ‘70s synth meets non-cred 90’s black metal synth.’ Tangerine Dream, who everyone holds dear, being the former. But if you grew up as a metal kid in Norway in the mid-to-late ‘90s, you’ll hear some hints to the likes of The Kovenant. [MORE…]

DIE CHOKING: Intense New Video For “Dead Figurehead” Playing At Clrvynt; Band Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest, 1Fest, And More – Philadelphia’s unhinged grind squad DIE CHOKING has just issued the first official video from their lauded and unstoppable III LP through an exclusive premiere at Clrvynt, and as always, announces another round of upcoming live actions. The rapid visual deployment for “Dead Figurehead” is as intense and warped as DIE CHOKING’s auditory explosiveness on the track. A whirlwind of international leaders and political propaganda is delivered through a white-knuckled ride through a world of radical dementia, the video directed by Mitchell Luna (Maruta, Noisear) and Josh Mahesh (Heikousen, Fraud). [MORE…]

CATTLE DECAPITATION Kicks Off Headlining Shows + Tour With Brujeria – San Diego deathgrind unit CATTLE DECAPITATION are back out on the road for a nine-date North American headlining tour before joining Brujeria for a trek across the US in October. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st and includes support from Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

LAMENT CITYSCAPE And THEOLOGIAN Present Soft Tissue Collaborative Full-Length – An effort initiated by David Brenner (Gridfailure, The Earsplit Compound) and David Rodgers (Godhunter, Battleground Records), Soft Tissue is a collaborative album conceived by brooding Oakland-based “larva rock” project LAMENT CITYSCAPE, and New York “blackened synth-death” act THEOLOGIAN, compositing industrial degeneracy and post-metal heft to create a thoroughly oppressive, and immersive, sonic experience. [MORE…]

NEUROSIS: Eleventh Studio Album Fires Within Fires Playing At Noisey; Album Out Now Via Neurot Recordings – A massive milestone in the ongoing and unstoppable legacy of NEUROSIS falls into alignment as the band unveils their eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, through their own Neurot Recordings this Friday. Preceding the album’s street date, the entire record – recorded by Steve Albini, and featuring cover artwork by Thomas Hooper — is now streaming worldwide through multiple channels of Vice’s music channel, Noisey. [MORE…]

ODDLAND: Lyric Video For “Will” Hosted At New Noise Magazine; Origin Full-Length Out Now On Sensory Records – A brand new lyric video from Finnish progressive metal outfit ODDLAND has been issued through New Noise Magazine, following the very recent release of the band’s intense second album, Origin, through Sensory Records earlier this month. The follow-up to their Century Media-released 2012 debut The Treachery Of Senses, ODDLAND’s Origin was recorded in part by the band and completed at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu), then mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). The video for the track “Will” boasts an intense visual delivery created by the band’s drummer, Ville Viitanen, as with the other previously released trailers and videos for Origin. [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD: Randy Blythe To Fill In For Mike IX Williams On Upcoming US Tour With Discharge And Toxic Holocaust – Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on their upcoming Fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust. Elaborates Williams of the decision, “Once again, rather than cancel an amazing tour, we have chosen for EYEHATEGOD to continue on and give one-thousand-percent. This 2016 Discharge tour is super important to me as that band has been a huge influence on my life, but my health situation right now dictates that I am not able to take the stage and perform to the best of my abilities every single night. This is where our good friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God comes into the picture. We’ve known Randall since the early ‘90s when EYEHATEGOD would pass through Virginia and he’d offer for us to crash at his crib after our gigs. Great times and we became great friends. [MORE…]

EDENSONG: Colossal Lyric Video For “Cold City” From Years In The Garden Of Years Playing Exclusively At PROG – New York City progressive troupe EDENSONG presents their massive, official video, for the track “Cold City,” which hails from their second full-length album, Years In The Garden Of Years. As the ambitious new album, nearly five years in the making, comes ever closer to release next week through Laser’s Edge, the “Cold City” lyric video comes into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at PROG. [MORE…]

GATECREEPER Premieres “Rotting As One” At Cvlt Nation; US Tour Underway – Arizona-based old-school death metalists/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER will unleash the pulverizing sounds of their full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation, via Relapse Records next month. As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up “Rotting As One” for communal feasting gushing, “If you haven’t heard of this band, they fucking spit in the face of false metal!” [MORE…]

WORM OUROBOROS: Dark Ethereal Doom Alchemists To Release What Graceless Dawn Full-Length Via Profound Lore This Winter; New Track Posted – With their third full-length, What Graceless Dawn, dark ethereal doom alchemists WORM OUROBOROS have brought into existence their deepest and most moving work to date. Set for release this December via Profound Lore, the follow-up to 2012’s critically-lauded Come The Thaw LP finds the Oakland-based trio of bassist/vocalist Lorraine Rath (ex-The Gault, Amber Asylum), guitarist/vocalist Jessica Way (Barren Harvest), and drummer Aesop Dekker (Vhol, ex-Agalloch, Ludicra) elevating the WORM OUROBOROS sound to a new echelon of sophistication through their amalgam of morose, 4AD-esque doom, introspective death rock, dark ambient, and enchanting chamber music. [MORE…]

CARNOPHAGE: Turkish Death Metal Unit Streams Monument At Dead Rhetoric – Turkish death metal unit CARNOPHAGE will unleash their sophomore full-length, Monument, tomorrow via Unique Leader Records. In advance of its release, today Dead Rhetoric is streaming the nine-track bruiser in full noting, “The term well-rounded comes into play when discussing Momument’s approach to death metal. There’s enough primal aggression to suit the more brutal crowd, while the technically-slanted riffs and sometimes melodic leadwork will make sure that album stays fresh and interesting from start to finish. A welcome return to the fold from CARNOPHAGE.” [MORE…]

FUZZ EVIL: More Fuzz Issues New Track “Odin Has Fallen” From Self-Titled Debut LP By Arizona Stoner Metal Outfit – Undoubtedly the most fuzz-laden song to be issued around the globe today, Arizona stoner metal trio FUZZ EVIL’s new single, “Odin Has Fallen,” sees exclusive premiere through More Fuzz. The band’s Joseph Rudell offers on the new single, “Odin has entered a deep sleep, and it is Thor’s responsibility to protect Odin from his enemies while he’s defenseless. This song sets the scene of Thor’s failure and Odin’s Death. ‘Odin Has Fallen’ is our favorite track on the album. This song is heavy and melodic and we feel that this recording is a perfect incarceration of the mood we sought to depict.” [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN “Psalms Ov Khaos IV–A Ritual In Transfigured Time” Released For Fall Equinox – On this Fall Equinox, TELOCH VOVIN issues the fourth installment in their ongoing Psalms Of Khaos singles series, “A Ritual In Transfigured Time.” Psalms Ov Khaos sequence 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…]

GOYA: Stoner Doom Trio Streams Two-Song Nirvana Tribute At The Obelisk; Limited Seven-Inch Out Now! – Phoenix, Arizona-based stoner doom trio GOYA releases a special two-song Nirvana tribute seven-inch. The first new output from the band’s updated lineup of singer/vocalist Jeff Owens, drummer Nick Lose and bassist Sonny DeCarlo, the recordings derived almost accidentally from their initial rehearsal sessions. All three members grew up in the ‘90s thus churning out some Nirvana covers was a natural and logical choice, particularly with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind full-length on the horizon. [MORE…]

THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND: New Hymn From Black Death Industrial Outfit Contaminating The Airwaves Of Cvlt Nation – Necrochasm is the forthcoming sonic nightmare from Los Angeles-based black death industrial necromancers THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND. A true manifestation of fear, apprehension, and suffocating paranoia, Necrochasm offers up seven disturbing tracks of claustrophobic cacophony. Featuring contributions from Samantha Viola of T.O.M.B., Dreadlords, and Skulsyr, the disharmonic masterwork was captured at Black Blood Studios in Long Beach, California and Hollydale Asylum, in Downey, California. Necrochasm will be unleashed on October 28th, 2016 on 12” vinyl through a partnership with Husk and Prison Tatt Records.and digitally via THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND’s official Bandcamp page. [MORE…]

ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Collective Premieres “Sacred Flame” At Decibel; Preorders Available – Wings Of Tzinacan is the impending new full-length from German, occult doom rock rock collective ALBEZ DUZ. Emerging from the dark corners of Berlin in 2006, ALBEZ DUZ — old High German for “swan” (Albex) and “noisiness” or “rush” “Duz” – was forged 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…]

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