Roundup From The Compound – February 27th, 2017

AFTERBIRTH: New York Progressive/Brutal Death Metal Pioneers Featuring Members Of Helmet, Artificial Brain, And Buckshot Facelift Join The Unique Leader Records Roster – New York progressive/brutal death metal pioneers AFTERBIRTH, featuring within its ranks members of Helmet, Artificial Brain, and Buckshot Facelift are the latest additions to the Unique Leader Records roster. Heavy, complex guitar work; atypically inspired bass rumblings; skillful, fast, and tastefully groovy drums/percussion; otherworldly growls from beyond known dimensions of time and space… All of this and more combine to form the basis of AFTERBIRTH‘s current musical output. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Masked Misfits Devour The Dead Across The UK And Europe – The Creepsylvanian masked misfits in GHOUL will devour the dead overseas on a near-two-week tour next week. GHOUL will feast on the entrails of the deceased though the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Austria, with an included stop in The Netherlands for an appearance at the Netherlands Death Fest. [MORE…]

GODSTOPPER And GRIZZLOR: Limited Edition Split Seven-Inch Out Now And Streaming Via Corpse Flower Records – Who doesn’t like a quick shot of weirdo noise?” – The Obelisk Corpse Flower Records recently unveiled part two of a four-part split seven-inch series with GODSTOPPER and GRIZZLOR on February 17th. The split, which comes sheathed in the artwork of Mark Rudolph (Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross), features two brand new tracks from each band and is limited to 300 copies on yellow vinyl with a digital download. [MORE…]

I AM Announces March Tour With Bodysnatcher And Wicked World; Life Through Torment Debut Out Now – Dallas-based death metal/hardcore outfit, I AM, has announced a March tour in support of their violent new Life Through Torment debut album, which was just released this month. The new set of tour dates will storm across the US, beginning March 13th in Columbus, Georgia, then cutting Northwest across the country and down the West Coast, ending with a triple-shot of shows in Texas, the final show taking place in Fort Worth on March 30th. I AM will be supporting headliner Bodysnatcher for the entire trek, with Wicked World also joining in for all but the first several shows. I AM will also be announcing an April tour with Wicked World, Mercy Blow, and Mara in the days ahead. [MORE…]

ROZAMOV Premieres “Wind Scorpion” Through No Clean Singing As This Mortal Road Nears Release Via Battleground And Dullest – As ROZAMOV prepares to unveil their debut album, This Mortal Road, through a joint release by Battleground Records and Dullest Records on March 3rd, the LP’s crushing “Wind Scorpion” hymn has been unleashed upon the population through No Clean Singing. [MORE…]

WHITECHAPEL Kicks Off Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour – WHITECHAPEL will kick off the long-anticipated Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour with a warm-up show in Lamoyne, Pennsylvania. From there, the band will join labelmates Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone for a journey that will stretch from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana followed by a WHITECHAPEL-only show March 17th in Birmingham, Alabama to close out the tour. The band will play additional shows in May including an appearance at this year’s Rock On The Range on Columbus, Ohio. See below for all confirmed dates. [MORE…]

FEN: Atmospheric Black Metallers Unveil New Video From Upcoming Winter Full-Length – With their fifth full-length album Winter set for release on Aural Music/Code666 on March 10th, and the first track to be debuted having caused a considerable stir amongst press and fans, atmospheric black metallers FEN have posted a video for a second track from the album. [MORE…]

HARVESTMAN: Neurosis Frontman Steve Von Till’s Exploratory Project Returns With Music For Megaliths – Neurot Recordings presents the fourth full-length recorded document from HARVESTMAN – one of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till’s solo ventures – with the impending release of Music For Megaliths. As with prior HARVESTMAN and other solo releases by Steve Von Till, Music For Megaliths sees the artist handling a wide array of instruments and approaches, including vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers, hurdy gurdy, effects, and more, fully performed, recorded, and mixed at his own The Crow’s Nest studio in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder also provides drums to the album’s fifth track, “Levitation.” The seven sonically and mentally expansive tracks were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper. [MORE…]

ORM: Epic Black Metallers Reveal Track From Forthcoming Debut Album At No Clean Singing; Preorders Posted – The self-titled debut album from epic black metal horde ORM has been set for release through Indisciplinarian on March 24th. Now, the mighty album track “Apotheosis” is revealed through an exclusive premiere via No Clean Singing, while the vinyl edition of the album is made available for preorder. [MORE…]

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Begins Tour Supporting Deafheaven – Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU kicked off a tour supporting Deafheaven. Following the special 10th anniversary edition of their defining Young Mountain LP, which was released through Magic Bullet Records in November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU embarked on a series of shows to commemorate the re-released album in select cities around the US with sold out performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and two shows in New York City. On these shows, the band performed Young Mountain in its entirety back-to-back with a full performance of 2008’s self-titled album. [MORE…]

DAMNATIONS DAY Debuts Lyric Video For “A World Awakens” Via PureGrainAudio As New Album Nears Release Through Sensory Records – As Sensory Records prepares for the March release of A World Awakens, the second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, a new lyric video for the album’s title track has been premiered through PureGrainAudio webzine. Offer the members of DAMNATIONS DAY of the new single, “The self-titled track ‘A World Awakens’ offers an energetic, rhythmic, and emotional journey. A track, we feel, all music lovers can get lost in, metalheads or not. Plenty of headbanging moments too!” [MORE…]

REBEL WIZARD: Decibel Streams Triumph Of Gloom + Bonus Track From Australian Negative Metal Project; Record Out NOW On Prosthetic – Self-proclaimed negative metal project REBEL WIZARD will reissue the infectious sounds of the Triumph Of Gloom full-length via Prosthetic Records this Friday, February 24th. Initially self-released, the Prosthetic edition includes previously unheard bonus track, “Defenders Of The Gloom.” [MORE…]

UNEARTHLY TRANCE Premieres Stalking The Ghost Full-Length At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Relapse – New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE today shares an exclusive stream of Stalking The Ghost via Noisey. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release, this Friday via Relapse Records.Of the long-anticipated offering Noisey champions, “a particularly dark and bludgeoning set of tunes packaged in a distinctly Sabbath-esque sleeve. But the doom landscape that UNEARTHLY TRANCE,” furthers the esteemed blog, “is returning to is vastly different than the one they entered in 2000 – and even the one they left in 2012. ‘When we first started out, nobody liked us,’ [guitarist/vocalist Ryan] Lipynsky says from his new pad across the bridge in New Jersey. ‘They thought we were just horrible. But now this is an accepted form of music that gets press, there’s tons of bands, and it’s a really thriving scene. It’s changed a lot since we split up, too. There’s a real overabundance of mediocre bands, in my opinion, and that’s one of the downsides. We’d rather be our own entity than part of a scene or a genre….’” [MORE…]

PAIN TANK: Northern Virginia-Based Hardcore Grind Act To Issue 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills Full-Length In March; Track Streaming – Washington, DC area hardcore grind outfit PAIN TANK is preparing to mercilessly deploy their 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills album in March, having tested one of the album’s deadly wares on the public with a stream of “Starvation Cockhard.” PAIN TANK was formed in 2016 as a side project for its four members, who also hold rank in the likes of Construct Of Lethe, Palkoski, Cammo Shorts and Reticle; the project rapidly became a focused, permanent act which ventures into musical and lyrical territory not explored with their other bands. [MORE…]

SO THIS IS SUFFERING: No Clean Singing Streams Palace Of The Pessimist; Records Out NOW On Unique Leader + Spring Tour Dates Confirmed – “The music is barbarically brutish but also eerily extraterrestrial and freakishly fluctuating. The songs are hurricane blasts of multifaceted and mercurial sound.” – No Clean Singing Technical death metal unit SO THIS IS SUFFERING will drop their Palace Of The Pessimist full-length worldwide via Unique Leader Records this Friday. Today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its punishing entirety before you can buy it, issuing of its ten tracks, “The sound is unmistakably deathcore, but it’s the kind of deathcore one might imagine being created aboard lightspeed warcraft headed our way from Andromeda. The music is barbarically brutish but also eerily extraterrestrial and freakishly fluctuating. The songs are hurricane blasts of multifaceted and mercurial sound. Yes, there are gigantic, atonal, booming chords that punch hard enough to shiver the foundations of your dwelling, and clobbering breakdowns produced for maximum destructive impact, coupled with kidney-punching riffs and a maniacal mix of howling bellows, gang growls, flesh-melting shrieks, and rancid strangling noises in the vocal department… [MORE…]

FORESEEN: “Chemical Heritage” From Impending Grave Danger LP By Unhinged Finnish Crossover Act Playing At Decibel – With the release of brutal Finnish crossover outfit FORESEEN’s second LP, Grave Danger, nearing release in late April, the first sampling from the record has been let off the chain through a public assault at Decibel Magazine. “Chemical Heritage” firmly establishes what FORESEEN’s by-the-throat approach to infusing hardcore’s furious wrath into thrash metal’s blazing speed is all about. [MORE…]

WHITE WILLOW: Norwegian Act Debuts Video For “Future Hopes” Via PROG As Album Nears Release Through Lasers’ Edge – Eclectic Norwegian progressive/post-metal outfit, WHITE WILLOW, has debuted the first single from their Laser’s Edge-bound seventh album, Future Hopes, with an official video for the record’s title track, which has been premiered exclusively through PROG. [MORE…]

ALL HELL: Blackened Thrash Trio Premieres “Vampiric Lust” Video At No Clean Singing; The Grave Alchemist Preorders Available – “…meaner than a famished wolf pack who’ve just caught the scent of prey.” The Grave Alchemist is the impending new full-length from North Carolina-based blackened thrash trio ALL HELL. A twelve-track, narrative-driven, horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries, The Grave Alchemist is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP’s Nightmare Logic Out NOW On Southern Lord; North American Tour Underway – Texas’ POWER TRIP finally returns with their most powerful effort yet — Nightmare Logic — out today on Southern Lord. Released to high critical acclaim and anticipation, their sophomore release does not disappoint. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram, POWER TRIP punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. Nightmare Logic proves to be one of the year’s smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the metal and punk scenes. [MORE…]

HIGHER POWER: UK Hardcore Act To Release Soul Structure Debut LP Through Flatspot Records/Venn Records; Video Playing At Clrvynt + Tour Dates Announced – Flatspot Records has confirmed the May release of Soul Structure, the debut LP from Leeds, UK-based hardcore outfit, HIGHER POWER, releasing a video from the album at Clrvynt. Bursting with old-school NYHC groove and West Coast crossover, HIGHER POWER’s Soul Structure LP is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. It is angry music – but lyrically they convey a lot about themselves as people. It’s about finding a positive outlet for their anger, whether it’s social issues or mental health, it’s adding a social consciousness and depth to what traditionally is quite a one-dimensional genre of music. The album was recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain, with vocals recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios. The album was mixed by Arthur Rizk at Salomons Gate (Power Trip, Mizery, War Hungry) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), and features artwork by Sam Bailey. [MORE…]

SUNLESS: Urraca Debut By Minneapolis Avant-Death Metal Act Out Now; Central US Tour Underway – Urraca, the debut album by Minneapolis-based exploratory death metal trio, SUNLESS, is out today, independently released by the band as they kick off their Central US tour with Grogus at a hometown record release show tonight. [MORE…]

EARSPLIT DISTRO: Be sure to raid EARSPLIT DISTRO for all titles from The Compound Recs including CLASSHOLE (featuring members of Eyehategod, Mountain Of Wizard, haarp, and more), DIE CHOKING, LAE (featuring Steve Austin from Today Is The Day), GRIDFAILURE, GODHUNTER, and more, in addition to hundreds of imported/distributed titles from Selfmadegod Records, Supernatural Cat, 20 Buck Spin, Indisciplinarian, Exile On Mainstream, and many others. [GO HERE]

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.

ALARIC – ALL HELL – ALL OUT WAR – ALL PIGS MUST DIE – ALLEGAEON – AMENRA – AMON AMARTH – ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – CATTLE DECAPITATION – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – CLITERATI – COGNITIVE – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – DYING WHALE – DYSRHYTHMIA – EDENSONG – ENDORPHINS LOST – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYEHATEGOD – EXTREMITY – FORESEEN – FUCK YOU PAY ME – FUCKED UP – GATECREEPER – GERYON – GOATWHORE – GOZO – GRIZZLOR – GUST – HARM’S WAY – HIGHER POWER – I AM – IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS – INTERNAL BLEEDING – KHEMMIS – LÅNGFINGER – MARTYRDÖD – MAYHEM – MIZERY – MOTHER FEATHER – NECROMANCING THE STONE – NEUROSIS – OKKULTOKRATI – ORM – PAIN TANK – POWER TRIP – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS – REALITY SLAP – RISING – RIVERS OF NIHIL – ROZAMOV – SCOTT KELLY – SCOUR – SECT – SLEEP – SO THIS IS SUFFERING – SUNLESS – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – THE DRIP – THE OBSESSED – THE OMNIOUS CIRCLE – THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – TOMBS – VARAHA – VASTUM – WHITECHAPEL – WOE – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WRVTH – XIBALBA – YOB

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AFTERBIRTH: New York Progressive/Brutal Death Metal Pioneers Featuring Members Of Helmet, Artificial Brain, And Buckshot Facelift Join The Unique Leader Records Roster – New York progressive/brutal death metal pioneers AFTERBIRTH, featuring within its ranks members of Helmet, Artificial Brain, and Buckshot Facelift are the latest additions to the Unique Leader Records roster. Heavy, complex guitar work; atypically inspired bass rumblings; skillful, fast, and tastefully groovy drums/percussion; otherworldly growls from beyond known dimensions of time and space… All of this and more combine to form the basis of AFTERBIRTH‘s current musical output. [MORE…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Masked Misfits Devour The Dead Across The UK And Europe – The Creepsylvanian masked misfits in GHOUL will devour the dead overseas on a near-two-week tour next week. GHOUL will feast on the entrails of the deceased though the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Austria, with an included stop in The Netherlands for an appearance at the Netherlands Death Fest. [MORE…]

GODSTOPPER And GRIZZLOR: Limited Edition Split Seven-Inch Out Now And Streaming Via Corpse Flower Records – Who doesn’t like a quick shot of weirdo noise?” – The Obelisk Corpse Flower Records recently unveiled part two of a four-part split seven-inch series with GODSTOPPER and GRIZZLOR on February 17th. The split, which comes sheathed in the artwork of Mark Rudolph (Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross), features two brand new tracks from each band and is limited to 300 copies on yellow vinyl with a digital download. [MORE…]

I AM Announces March Tour With Bodysnatcher And Wicked World; Life Through Torment Debut Out Now – Dallas-based death metal/hardcore outfit, I AM, has announced a March tour in support of their violent new Life Through Torment debut album, which was just released this month. The new set of tour dates will storm across the US, beginning March 13th in Columbus, Georgia, then cutting Northwest across the country and down the West Coast, ending with a triple-shot of shows in Texas, the final show taking place in Fort Worth on March 30th. I AM will be supporting headliner Bodysnatcher for the entire trek, with Wicked World also joining in for all but the first several shows. I AM will also be announcing an April tour with Wicked World, Mercy Blow, and Mara in the days ahead. [MORE…]

ROZAMOV Premieres “Wind Scorpion” Through No Clean Singing As This Mortal Road Nears Release Via Battleground And Dullest – As ROZAMOV prepares to unveil their debut album, This Mortal Road, through a joint release by Battleground Records and Dullest Records on March 3rd, the LP’s crushing “Wind Scorpion” hymn has been unleashed upon the population through No Clean Singing. [MORE…]

WHITECHAPEL Kicks Off Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour – WHITECHAPEL will kick off the long-anticipated Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour with a warm-up show in Lamoyne, Pennsylvania. From there, the band will join labelmates Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone for a journey that will stretch from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana followed by a WHITECHAPEL-only show March 17th in Birmingham, Alabama to close out the tour. The band will play additional shows in May including an appearance at this year’s Rock On The Range on Columbus, Ohio. See below for all confirmed dates. [MORE…]

FEN: Atmospheric Black Metallers Unveil New Video From Upcoming Winter Full-Length – With their fifth full-length album Winter set for release on Aural Music/Code666 on March 10th, and the first track to be debuted having caused a considerable stir amongst press and fans, atmospheric black metallers FEN have posted a video for a second track from the album. [MORE…]

HARVESTMAN: Neurosis Frontman Steve Von Till’s Exploratory Project Returns With Music For Megaliths – Neurot Recordings presents the fourth full-length recorded document from HARVESTMAN – one of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till’s solo ventures – with the impending release of Music For Megaliths. As with prior HARVESTMAN and other solo releases by Steve Von Till, Music For Megaliths sees the artist handling a wide array of instruments and approaches, including vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers, hurdy gurdy, effects, and more, fully performed, recorded, and mixed at his own The Crow’s Nest studio in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder also provides drums to the album’s fifth track, “Levitation.” The seven sonically and mentally expansive tracks were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper. [MORE…]

ORM: Epic Black Metallers Reveal Track From Forthcoming Debut Album At No Clean Singing; Preorders Posted – The self-titled debut album from epic black metal horde ORM has been set for release through Indisciplinarian on March 24th. Now, the mighty album track “Apotheosis” is revealed through an exclusive premiere via No Clean Singing, while the vinyl edition of the album is made available for preorder. [MORE…]

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Begins Tour Supporting Deafheaven – Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU kicked off a tour supporting Deafheaven. Following the special 10th anniversary edition of their defining Young Mountain LP, which was released through Magic Bullet Records in November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU embarked on a series of shows to commemorate the re-released album in select cities around the US with sold out performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and two shows in New York City. On these shows, the band performed Young Mountain in its entirety back-to-back with a full performance of 2008’s self-titled album. [MORE…]

DAMNATIONS DAY Debuts Lyric Video For “A World Awakens” Via PureGrainAudio As New Album Nears Release Through Sensory Records – As Sensory Records prepares for the March release of A World Awakens, the second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, a new lyric video for the album’s title track has been premiered through PureGrainAudio webzine. Offer the members of DAMNATIONS DAY of the new single, “The self-titled track ‘A World Awakens’ offers an energetic, rhythmic, and emotional journey. A track, we feel, all music lovers can get lost in, metalheads or not. Plenty of headbanging moments too!” [MORE…]

REBEL WIZARD: Decibel Streams Triumph Of Gloom + Bonus Track From Australian Negative Metal Project; Record Out NOW On Prosthetic – Self-proclaimed negative metal project REBEL WIZARD will reissue the infectious sounds of the Triumph Of Gloom full-length via Prosthetic Records this Friday, February 24th. Initially self-released, the Prosthetic edition includes previously unheard bonus track, “Defenders Of The Gloom.” [MORE…]

UNEARTHLY TRANCE Premieres Stalking The Ghost Full-Length At Noisey; Record Out NOW On Relapse – New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE today shares an exclusive stream of Stalking The Ghost via Noisey. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release, this Friday via Relapse Records.Of the long-anticipated offering Noisey champions, “a particularly dark and bludgeoning set of tunes packaged in a distinctly Sabbath-esque sleeve. But the doom landscape that UNEARTHLY TRANCE,” furthers the esteemed blog, “is returning to is vastly different than the one they entered in 2000 – and even the one they left in 2012. ‘When we first started out, nobody liked us,’ [guitarist/vocalist Ryan] Lipynsky says from his new pad across the bridge in New Jersey. ‘They thought we were just horrible. But now this is an accepted form of music that gets press, there’s tons of bands, and it’s a really thriving scene. It’s changed a lot since we split up, too. There’s a real overabundance of mediocre bands, in my opinion, and that’s one of the downsides. We’d rather be our own entity than part of a scene or a genre….’” [MORE…]

PAIN TANK: Northern Virginia-Based Hardcore Grind Act To Issue 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills Full-Length In March; Track Streaming – Washington, DC area hardcore grind outfit PAIN TANK is preparing to mercilessly deploy their 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills album in March, having tested one of the album’s deadly wares on the public with a stream of “Starvation Cockhard.” PAIN TANK was formed in 2016 as a side project for its four members, who also hold rank in the likes of Construct Of Lethe, Palkoski, Cammo Shorts and Reticle; the project rapidly became a focused, permanent act which ventures into musical and lyrical territory not explored with their other bands. [MORE…]

SO THIS IS SUFFERING: No Clean Singing Streams Palace Of The Pessimist; Records Out NOW On Unique Leader + Spring Tour Dates Confirmed – “The music is barbarically brutish but also eerily extraterrestrial and freakishly fluctuating. The songs are hurricane blasts of multifaceted and mercurial sound.” – No Clean Singing Technical death metal unit SO THIS IS SUFFERING will drop their Palace Of The Pessimist full-length worldwide via Unique Leader Records this Friday. Today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its punishing entirety before you can buy it, issuing of its ten tracks, “The sound is unmistakably deathcore, but it’s the kind of deathcore one might imagine being created aboard lightspeed warcraft headed our way from Andromeda. The music is barbarically brutish but also eerily extraterrestrial and freakishly fluctuating. The songs are hurricane blasts of multifaceted and mercurial sound. Yes, there are gigantic, atonal, booming chords that punch hard enough to shiver the foundations of your dwelling, and clobbering breakdowns produced for maximum destructive impact, coupled with kidney-punching riffs and a maniacal mix of howling bellows, gang growls, flesh-melting shrieks, and rancid strangling noises in the vocal department… [MORE…]

FORESEEN: “Chemical Heritage” From Impending Grave Danger LP By Unhinged Finnish Crossover Act Playing At Decibel – With the release of brutal Finnish crossover outfit FORESEEN’s second LP, Grave Danger, nearing release in late April, the first sampling from the record has been let off the chain through a public assault at Decibel Magazine. “Chemical Heritage” firmly establishes what FORESEEN’s by-the-throat approach to infusing hardcore’s furious wrath into thrash metal’s blazing speed is all about. [MORE…]

WHITE WILLOW: Norwegian Act Debuts Video For “Future Hopes” Via PROG As Album Nears Release Through Lasers’ Edge – Eclectic Norwegian progressive/post-metal outfit, WHITE WILLOW, has debuted the first single from their Laser’s Edge-bound seventh album, Future Hopes, with an official video for the record’s title track, which has been premiered exclusively through PROG. [MORE…]

ALL HELL: Blackened Thrash Trio Premieres “Vampiric Lust” Video At No Clean Singing; The Grave Alchemist Preorders Available – “…meaner than a famished wolf pack who’ve just caught the scent of prey.” The Grave Alchemist is the impending new full-length from North Carolina-based blackened thrash trio ALL HELL. A twelve-track, narrative-driven, horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries, The Grave Alchemist is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold. [MORE…]

POWER TRIP’s Nightmare Logic Out NOW On Southern Lord; North American Tour Underway – Texas’ POWER TRIP finally returns with their most powerful effort yet — Nightmare Logic — out today on Southern Lord. Released to high critical acclaim and anticipation, their sophomore release does not disappoint. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram, POWER TRIP punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. Nightmare Logic proves to be one of the year’s smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the metal and punk scenes. [MORE…]

HIGHER POWER: UK Hardcore Act To Release Soul Structure Debut LP Through Flatspot Records/Venn Records; Video Playing At Clrvynt + Tour Dates Announced – Flatspot Records has confirmed the May release of Soul Structure, the debut LP from Leeds, UK-based hardcore outfit, HIGHER POWER, releasing a video from the album at Clrvynt. Bursting with old-school NYHC groove and West Coast crossover, HIGHER POWER’s Soul Structure LP is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. It is angry music – but lyrically they convey a lot about themselves as people. It’s about finding a positive outlet for their anger, whether it’s social issues or mental health, it’s adding a social consciousness and depth to what traditionally is quite a one-dimensional genre of music. The album was recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain, with vocals recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios. The album was mixed by Arthur Rizk at Salomons Gate (Power Trip, Mizery, War Hungry) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), and features artwork by Sam Bailey. [MORE…]

SUNLESS: Urraca Debut By Minneapolis Avant-Death Metal Act Out Now; Central US Tour Underway – Urraca, the debut album by Minneapolis-based exploratory death metal trio, SUNLESS, is out today, independently released by the band as they kick off their Central US tour with Grogus at a hometown record release show tonight. [MORE…]

EARSPLIT DISTRO: Be sure to raid EARSPLIT DISTRO for all titles from The Compound Recs including CLASSHOLE (featuring members of Eyehategod, Mountain Of Wizard, haarp, and more), DIE CHOKING, LAE (featuring Steve Austin from Today Is The Day), GRIDFAILURE, GODHUNTER, and more, in addition to hundreds of imported/distributed titles from Selfmadegod Records, Supernatural Cat, 20 Buck Spin, Indisciplinarian, Exile On Mainstream, and many others. [GO HERE]

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.

ALARIC – ALL HELL – ALL OUT WAR – ALL PIGS MUST DIE – ALLEGAEON – AMENRA – AMON AMARTH – ARKAIK – ARMORED SAINT – ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – CATTLE DECAPITATION – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – CLITERATI – COGNITIVE – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – DYING WHALE – DYSRHYTHMIA – EDENSONG – ENDORPHINS LOST – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYEHATEGOD – EXTREMITY – FORESEEN – FUCK YOU PAY ME – FUCKED UP – GATECREEPER – GERYON – GOATWHORE – GOZO – GRIZZLOR – GUST – HARM’S WAY – HIGHER POWER – I AM – IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS – INTERNAL BLEEDING – KHEMMIS – LÅNGFINGER – MARTYRDÖD – MAYHEM – MIZERY – MOTHER FEATHER – NECROMANCING THE STONE – NEUROSIS – OKKULTOKRATI – ORM – PAIN TANK – POWER TRIP – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS – REALITY SLAP – RISING – RIVERS OF NIHIL – ROZAMOV – SCOTT KELLY – SCOUR – SECT – SLEEP – SO THIS IS SUFFERING – SUNLESS – SUNN O))) – TELOCH VOVIN – THE DRIP – THE OBSESSED – THE OMNIOUS CIRCLE – THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – TOMBS – VARAHA – VASTUM – WHITECHAPEL – WOE – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WRVTH – XIBALBA – YOB

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