Roundup From The Compound - December 9th, 2018


DEADBIRD: Kerrang Magazine Premieres "Heyday" Video By Arkansas Psychedelic Doom Metal Icons; III: The Forest Within The Tree LP Out NOW Through 20 Buck Spin - Long-running Arkansas psychedelic doom/sludge metal outfit DEADBIRD - formed by current and former members of Rwake, Iron Tongue, Pallbearer, and more - released their first new album in a decade in October, delivering the massive III: The Forest Within The Tree through 20 Buck Spin. The band now presents their first-ever music video, created for the LP's "Heyday," which now sees an exclusive premiere at Kerrang Magazine, who offers, "the video is a strange, beautiful mixture of live performances and nature shots, all observed through a seasick, syrup-soaked psychedelic lens."

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PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019: First Round Of Bands Announced Including Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, High On Fire, Yob And Oranssi Pazuzu; Early Bird Tickets On Sale NOW - America's annual rock 'n' roll bacchanal PSYCHO LAS VEGAS will take over Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino next Summer. Set to take place fromAugust 16th through August 18th, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is unmatched in its level of presentation and 2019 promises not only a bigger and better festival but the experience of a lifetime. The event will feature four stages, including the newly renovated Events Center, the iconic House Of Blues, the Mandalay Bay Beach, featuring a wave pool and lazy river, and an old-school Vegas-style Lounge in the middle of the casino floor! The curators of the event are pleased to announce the first round of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS bands with Cambridge, UK rock collective Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Oakland metal titans High On Fire, New York post-hardcore collective Glassjaw, Oregon doom heroes Yob, Paris-based dark electronic/cyber punk practitioner Perturbator, Berlin psychedelic stoner rock collective Kadavar, and Finnish cosmic black metal alchemists Oranssi Pazuzu!

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DEATHCHANT: Los Angeles-Based Proto Metal Collective To Release Self-Titled Debut This January Via King Volume Records; New Track Streaming At The Obelisk + Preorders Available - "...volatile, exciting and unpredictable..." -- The Obelisk Los Angeles-based psychedelic heavy proto-metal collective DEATHCHANT will release their self-titled debut this January via King Volume Records. Captured live over a two-day period at a secluded cabin in Big Bear, California, the seven-track recording manifests an immersive wall of noise-induced heavy metal mania that is equal parts paranoia and transcendental harmony.

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CHROME WAVES To Release A Grief Observed LP Through Disorder Recordings In March; New Trailer, First Single, And Slowdive Cover Playing - Midwestern post/alt-metal outfit CHROME WAVES - uniting former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, The Gates Of Slumber, Amiensus, and more - makes its return with a new lineup and their debut album, A Grief Observed, currently in its final stages for release in early 2019. Well in advance of the album's release, the band has issued several teasers of what is to come, including a new trailer, the first single "Burdened," and a non-album cover of Slowdive's "When The Sun Hits."

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POWER TRIP: Dark Operative Release LP Version Of Opening Fire: 2008-2014 Collection - Following its digital release earlier this year, Dark Operative now presents the anxiously awaited vinyl version of POWER TRIP's Opening Fire: 2008-2014. A collection of the band's earliest non-LP output, the compilation documents POWER TRIP's self-titled 7", the "This World" single from The Extermination Vol: II LP compilation on Flatspot Records, the "Hammer of Doubt" 2010 version from America's Hardcore LP compilation on Triple B Records, and the entirety of The Armageddon Blues Sessions. All tracks have been here been remastered by the band's longtime producer Arthur Rizk and the release completed with bold artwork by illustrator Matt Stikker.

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PULCHRA MORTE: Death/Doom Unit Featuring Current And Former Members Of Wolvhammer, Eulogy, Harkonin, Withered, And More To Release Debut Full-Length Via Ceremonial Records This February; Track Streaming + Preorders Available - Death/doom unit PULCHRA MORTE -- featuring within its ranks current and former members of Wolvhammer, Eulogy, Harkonin, Withered, and more -- will release its debut full-length this February via Ceremonial Records. Titled Divina Autem Et Aniles, the ten-track offering was captured by PULCHRA MORTE guitarist/renowned producer/engineer Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer, Gruesome, Exhumed, etc.) at his own New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida, mastered by Chris Common (Tribulation, Primordial, Exhumed, Gruesome), and features the vocal talents of former Eulogy co-conspirator Heather Dykstra and cellist Naarah Strokosch as well as additional backing vocals by Tor Stavenes, AKA Seidemann of 1349 and Svart Lotus. It all comes swathed in the striking cover art of Jordan Barlow (Goatwhore, Haarp, Psychon Vex).

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OSSUARIUM: Portland Death Metal Crew To Release Living Tomb LP Through 20 Buck Spin February 1st; "Blaze Of Bodies" Now Streaming - To start the 2019 campaign off with continued crushing precedent, 20 Buck Spin introduces Portland's OSSUARIUM and the band's harrowing debut album, Living Tomb, as the label's first release of the year. Following on the heels of the widely hailed and brutal Calcified Trophies Of Violence demo in 2017, OSSUARIUM's first full length record reveals immediate maturation to ruinous and overwhelming effect.

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FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS: Wyoming-Based Outdoor Metal Fest Announces First Three Bands For 2019 Gathering Including The Ruins Of Beverast, Munly And The Lupercalians, And Saor -Following its expansion in 2018, Wyoming-based outdoor metal gathering FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINSreturns in 2019, with the largest lineup and gathering for the festival to date. Leading with a campfire pre-show on July 12th, the main events of FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS 2019 are set to take place on July 13th and 14th. The first three bands confirmed to perform this year include a very rare US performance by entrancing German black/death/doom outfit The Ruins Of Beverast, the first-ever US performance by Scottish folk/black metal band Saor, as well as Colorado's gothic country/Americana collective Munly And The Lupercalians, a new project of singer/songwriter Jay Munly.

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HONKY: Texas Superboogie Trio Releases "Ain't Got The Time" Video; March Shows Announced - Texas-based superboogie trio HONKY -- featuring longtime Butthole Surfers/part-time Melvins bassist JD Pinkus, guitarist Bobby Ed Landgraf (Down, Skrew), and drummer Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch) -- is pleased to unveil their anticipated video accompaniment to"Ain't Got The Time." Directed by Mike Holderbeast, the tune comes by way of the band's Corduroy full-length released in 2016 via Housecore Records.

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PHAL:ANGST: PureGrainAudio Debuts "Despair II" Video From Viennese Industrial Post-Rock Eccentrics; Phase IV Full-Length Out NOW Via Bloodshed666 - "PHAL:ANGST's new 'Despair II' video left us lonely, cold and broken..." -- PureGrainAudio Vienna-based industrial post-rock eccentrics PHAL:ANGST today unveil the video for "Despair II" via PureGrainAudio. The tune comes by way of the band's Phase IV full-length released via Bloodshed666 earlier this fall. Writes PureGrainAudio, "Just when you thought things couldn't get bleaker (cold weather, dark skies, pending global financial collapse, current socio-political climate, etc.)... PHAL:ANGST drops their official 'Despair II' video and shit gets heavy.... The single and accompanying video create a lonely, chilly, and beautifully brooding tone."

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SOEN: Metal Injection Premieres "Martyrs" Video From Swedish Progressive Metal Unit; Lotus To See Release Via Silver Lining Music February 1st - Swedish progressive metal unit SOEN is pleased to unveil their new video, "Martyrs," via Metal Injection. The tune comes by way of the band's forthcoming studio album Lotus. Set for release via Silver Lining Music on February 1st, 2019, the nine songs comprising Lotus are intoxicating, addictive aural therapies, questioning much of today's darkness while juxtaposing them with moments of great escape and hope. Driven by the contrast of different moods, and fuelled by vocalist Joel Ekelöf's powerful vocals, sustained by heavy, progressive, and frantic riffs and, ultimately, bonded by the sturdy and cohesive rhythmic section, "Martyrs" is the perfect way to showcase the whole record in one song. The video fiercely depicts an uncensored portrait of contemporary society, underlining the concept behind both the lyrics and the whole album.

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REDEMPTOR: The Becoming [2005-2011] Reissue/Compilation By Polish Tech-Death Act Out NOW Through Selfmadegod Records -Polish technical death metal unit REDEMPTOR presents The Becoming [2005-2011] collection through Selfmadegod Records. The album contains three releases, including the None Pointless Balancedebut album from 2005, the unreleased 2009 Nanosynthesisdemo - which was completely remixed and remastered in 2018 - and the 2011-released 4th DensityEP. The CD is packed with original, ambitious music that takes listener on a retrospective journey through the band's development and music explorations. Highly recommended for fans of Morbid Angel, Immolation, Gorguts, Hate Eternal, Necrophagist, and Decapitated.

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EYE OF NIX: Avant Metal Collective Issues 2018 Tour Diary Via Cvlt Nation; Black SomniaReissue Out NOW And Streaming Via Prophecy Productions - Avant metal collective EYE OF NIXrecently completed their first ever East Coast tour. The week-long trek included an appearance at Prophecy Fest at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York alongside Alcest, Xasthur, Kayo Dot, and more. Visit Cvlt Nation for a tour diary documenting the band's adventures at THIS LOCATION. EYE OF NIX recently reissued their critically-lauded Black Somnia full-length via Prophecy Productions. Initially issued in limited quantities via Scry Recordings, Black Somnia is now available on digipack CD and vinyl formats.

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