Roundup From The Compoud – July 25th, 2016

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AMON AMARTH Announces US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church And Havok – This September and October, Swedish metal kings AMON AMARTH will return to the US as direct support to Megadeth! The tour, which runs from September 20th through October 16th, will also include Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok. [MORE…]


WHITECHAPEL Reveals First Round Of Confirmed Dates For US Co-Headlining Tour With Suicide Silence This Fall –WHITECHAPEL will co-headline a US run with Suicide Silence this Fall. Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing (, the Straight Outta Hell tour also features Carnifex and Oceano as support, with Despised Icon appearing on select shows. This must-see trek kicks off in late September and ends in late October – see below for the first round of confirmed dates, with more shows to be revealed next week. [MORE…]


REALITY SLAP: Portuguese Hardcore Act To Release New EP Through WAR Records This Fall; Trailer Posted – Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP has signed with WAR Records, founded by Andrew Kline of Strife, for the release of their impending Limitless EP. Coming straight out of the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, REALITY SLAP is ready to show world that great hardcore music exists beyond the confines of the United States. Reality Slap combine the best of old school aggressive sounds with modern groove based hardcore vibe. Their songs are full of fast riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a punch. [MORE…]


DENY THE CROSS Premieres “Hospital Ballads” At Cvlt Nation; Powerviolence Faction Uniting Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, And Discordance Axis Members To Release Alpha Ghoul Debut Via Tankcrimes July 29 – In less than two weeks, DENY THE CROSS, the murderous powerviolence collaboration uniting current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis, will unleash the punishing fruit of their Alpha Ghoul full-length. Fittingly short, fast, and loud, the eighteen-track Alpha Ghoul was captured by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios with drums recorded by Chris Pierce (Rorschach, Night Birds) and includes cover art by Mark McCoy of Charles Bronson. [MORE…]


CANNIBAL CORPSE: Death Metal Icons Kick Off Summer Slaughter Headlining Tour – This Saturday, death metal iconsCANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a month-long US tour as Summer Slaughter headliners. The annual caravan commences on July 23rd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, runs through August 21st in Atlanta, Georgia, and sports one of its most extreme lineups to date with support provided by Nile, After The Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter To Prevail, Ingested, and newest addition, Enterprise Earth. [MORE…]


YIDHRA: Stoner/Doom Alchemists Launch Signature Fuzz Pedal +Cult Of Bathory EP Available On Limited-Edition Cassette – Initially released this past Winter via Black Voodoo Records on limited ten-inch vinyl and digital formats, the follow-up to 2013’s critically-lauded Hexed full-length was captured live with master engineer and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble, etc.) at Skull Seven Productions and boasts four dark, lead-footed hymns centered on the occult, witchcraft, life, death and imminent destruction. Cult Of Bathory is now available on cassette through The Harmacy Records’ Giallo imprint. Limited to fifty-five units worldwide, it can be obtained at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]


EDENSONG: New York City Quintet Signs With Laser’s Edge For Release Of Years In The Garden Of Years Laser’s Edge officially welcomes New York City-based progressive rock quintetEDENSONG to the label’s roster for the release of their impending second full-length album, Years In The Garden Of Years. EDENSONG‘s self-released 2008 The Fruit Fallen debut was hailed as “a masterpiece” by critics, and helped to pave the way for live shows and notable festival appearances throughout North America, including Progday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Three Rivers Progressive Rock Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Festival Terra Incognita in Quebec City, where they shared the stage with acts ranging from Ozric Tentancles to Kings X to Discipline. While the current lineup of the band wasn’t crystallized until 2009,EDENSONG‘s roots reach back two decades, to Echoes Of Eden, a progressive metal band comprised of three of EDENSONG‘s core members. [MORE…]


GOATWHORE Announces US Live Dates Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance This Fall – New Orleans’ road warriors GOATWHORE will return to the US tour circuit this Fall on a short run of live abrasions prior to and following their Ozzfest appearance in San Bernardino, California on September 24th. The trek will commence on September 16th and rupture fifteen stages through October 1st. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates.GOATWHORE‘s latest US journey will follow a two-week stretch of European onstage debauchery set to kick off next month. [MORE…]


MIZERY: Entire Absolute Light LP Streaming At BrooklynVegan; Album Out Now Via Flatspot Records – Absolute Light, the searing debut LP by SoCal crossover/hardcore quartet, MIZERY, will be released via Flatspot Records this Friday, and advancing its street date, BrooklynVegan is streaming the entire record early. Formed by ex/current members of Twitching Tongues, Downpresser, Gods Hate, Xibalba, The Beautiful Ones, and others, MIZERY‘s hard-driven sound falls somewhere in between the direct energy and grit of NYHC icons Cro-Mags, Leeway, and Crown Of Thornz, and the melodic edge of thrashers Megadeth, Anthrax, and Suicidal Tendencies, retaining vintage tones and classic styles yet delivering them with a modernized approach. [MORE…]


OKKULTOKRATI To Release Raspberry Dawn LP Via Southern Lord This September; New Track And Other Details Revealed –OKKULTOKRATI sounds like they’re playing to you from a different dimension. Lead as always by grand visionary and songwriter Erik Svarte, their new album Raspberry Dawn is weird, wired, and quite possibly the holy grail for those looking for radical rock reinvention and new sensations in the current era. [MORE…]


MINE COLLAPSE: Self-Titled Debut Playing At Heavy Blog Is Heavy; EP Out Now Through Nefarious Industries – The debut from Chicago-based MINE COLLAPSE will see release in the form of the trio’s self-titled EP via Nefarious Industries this week. Recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Lord Mantis, Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Recording, and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Sofy Major, Young Widows), the explosive first title from MINE COLLAPSE picks up where arbogast, the former act of two members, left off, fusing cranked-up noise crunch, angular-yet-melodic punk hooks, and terminal rhythmic bombast into a rampaging and engaging concoction. [MORE…]


MoRkObOt: Dueling Bass And Drums Trio Shares “Gorokta” From Their Supernatural Cat-Bound Gorgo LP Via New Noise Magazine – The Italian drum and dual-bassist trio known as MoRkObOtreveals another brand new track from their fifth full-length, GoRgo, which is to be released this September through Supernatural Cat, the label founded by members of Ufomammut and Malleus Rock Art Lab. The track sees its debut through an early premiere at New Noise Magazine. [MORE…]


METHRA’s Grueling Desert Sludge Attracts Wanton Drifter In “Dead Ram” Video, Premiered Through Decibel Magazine – Desert sludge sickos METHRA have just allowed the public into their damaged collective psyche once again with a bizarre visual enhancer for the gnarled “Dead Ram,” culled from their freshly dispatchedAcolyte debut LP. The gutsy video is primed to get you fired up, as band practice for the duo comes to an unexpected halt in the new video, which makes its public induction through a premiere via Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]


HONKY: Austin-Based Superboogie Trio Kick Off European Tour –“New twists on old formulas are always welcome, but they’re also unnecessary for an act with a black belt in boogie.” – The Austin Chronicle Austin-based superboogie veterans HONKY will bring their Lone Star grooves to European stages beginning tomorrow. The near month-long journey runs from July 21st through August 16th and surrounds various festival appearances including Zwarte Cross Festival in the Netherlands, Roadkill Festival in Belgium, and Wacken Open Air in Germany. [MORE…]


ORION: Italian Psychedelic Stoner Rock Unit Releases Builders Of Cosmos Via Taxi Driver Records – Taxi Driver Records, in conjunction with The Smoking Goat Recording Studio, Acid Cosmonaut Records, Sailors Overdrive Records, and Brigante Records, are pleased to unveil the debut from heavy psych/stoner rock alchemists, ORION. Fittingly titled Builders Of Cosmos, the six-track offering was captured at The Smoking Goat Recording Studio, mixed by guitarist/vocalist Matteo Signanini, mastered at LRS Studio Factory, and comes shrouded in the mystical cover art of Luca SoloMacello. [MORE…]


GHOUL: The Masked Malefactors Of Creepsylvania Premiere “Shred The Dead;” Tour With Carcass Underway + Dungeon Bastards Release Day Draws Near – Today, the masked malefactors of Creepsylvania GHOUL are pleased to contaminate the airwaves with a premiere of “Shred The Dead” from their forthcomingDungeon Bastards opus. In “Shred The Dead,” vocalist Baron Samedi’s commands to retrieve the Omicron Bomb fall on deaf ears, asGHOUL retreats deeper into the Catacombs muttering half-hearted assurances; that is, until Samedi unleashes an army of revivified corpses to persuade them otherwise. [MORE…]


DAWN OF DEMISE Pulverizes All With “Deride The Wretch” Lyric Video At Decibel Magazine; The Suffering Nears Via Unique Leader – “Deride The Wretch” is the unrelenting new single from Denmark’s brutal death faction, DAWN OF DEMISE. Culled from the band’s impending fourth full-length studio album, The Suffering, which is rapidly nearing release through Unique Leader Records, the song is delivered to the public by way of a new lyric video, premiered through Decibel Magazine. [MORE…]


TROLLER: “Sundowner” Video From Texas Darkwave Trio Premiered Through BrooklynVegan – Austin, Texas-based doom-laden darkwave trio TROLLER has just issued their brand new video for “Sundowner,” the track culled from their recently-released full-length, Graphic. The visually stunning new clip comes into the public domain through a premiere hosted at BrooklynVegan. [MORE…]


SONIC WOLVES: Before The End Comes From Psychedelic Rock Conjurors Streaming At Revolver; Band Unites Current And Past Members Of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, And Rogue State – Tomorrow Taxi Driver Records will drop the smoky, psychedelic rock rumblings of Before The End Comes, the new full-length from Italy’s SONIC WOLVES. Uniting current and past members of Ufomammut, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Pentagram, and Rogue State, the record was tracked at the end of 2015 at Ampire Studio in Pistoia with Stefano Tocci serving as studio sound engineer, includes the cosmic cover renderings of Michele Carnielli (Seals Of Blackening) and will come available in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl. [MORE…]


LORD OF WAR Launches New Lyric Video For Album Title Track At Metal Hammer; Suffer Out NOW On Unique Leader – “One of the most powerful tracks on the record, it represents a fittingly savage and imperious introduction to one of the most exciting new bands on the planet. Let the savagery commence!” – Metal Hammer on “Suffer” Last week, atmospheric deathcore behemoths LORD OF WAR unleashed the audio lashings of their latest full-length via Unique Leader Records. Appropriately titled Suffer, 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…]


UNMERCIFUL: Ravenous Impulse Full-Length From Kansas Death Metal Goliaths Uniting Former Members Of Origin Out Now And Streaming Via Unique Leader – Kansas-based death metal unitUNMERCIFUL – which unites the extreme metal ingenuity of bassist Jeremy Turner (ex-Origin), guitarists Justin Payne and Clint Appelhanz (ex-Origin), drummer John Lonstreth (Dim Mak, Origin, ex-Gorguts etc.), and vocalist Kris Bolton (D.F.W.B.) – unleashes the sonic brutality of their Ravenous Impulse full-length via Unique Leader Records. Captured at Appelhanz’s own Waveworks Studio with drums recorded at Chapman Studios (Origin, Tech N9NE) with longtime producer and friend, Robert Rebeck, Ravenous Impulseraises the proverbial bar of inexorable, unsparing, belligerent, and plainly vicious death metal. [MORE…]


THE OBELISK ALL-DAYER: Official Runtimes + Poster Revealed; Show Marks First Ever New York Appearances From Mars Red Sky, Death Alley, Snail, And Funeral Horse – August 20th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New Yrok marks the first-ever THE OBELISK ALL-DAYER, a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things heavy, noisy, psychedelic, progressive, and weird. In addition to being the first New York appearances for French heavy psych mavens Mars Red Sky, Amsterdam-based motor-rockers Death Alley, West Coast riff-rollers Snail and bizarro Texas punks Funeral Horse, THE OBELISK ALL-DAYER will feature food on-hand, full and recorded sets, limited-edition posters and other merch, and an afterparty with DJ Adzo (aka Adam Kriney of Brooklyn’s The Golden Grass) and Walter Roadburn (the man behind the internationally renowned Roadburn festival). [MORE…]

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