Trailer: Die Choking Recording Sessions For III

Photo Credit: Matt Weikel

Photo Credit: Matt Weikel

Die Choking has completed the recording sessions of their debut recording, III, which is due out later in 2015 with Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. Vinyl will be released via Earsplit’s label The Compound. Stream a brief video teaser below.

The band has confirmed upcoming tour dates.

Apr 25: Ortleibs – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Starkweather, Darkside NYC, Edgewise, Dysphoria)
May 01: Bremen Cafe – Milwaukee, WI (w/ No Brainer)
May 02: No Tomorrow Fest – Appleton, WI (w/ MDC, Hemdale, Solstice, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat, Deathwish, more)
May 03: Spunk Manor – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Cloud Rat, Sick/Tired)
May 14: Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Scowl, Mary Todd)
May 15: Whitney House – Hartford, CT (w/ Fantasy Panther, Empty Vessels)
May 16: House Show – Worcester, MA (w/ Fantasy Panther)
May 17: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia (w/ Drones For Queens, Omotai, Mary Todd, Night Raids)
Jun 15: O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA (w/ Connoisseur, Ratstab, Eaten, Shroud)

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Godhunter and Amigo The Devil Releasing Split Seven Inch ‘The Outer Dark’

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The Compound and Battleground Records will be releasing The Outer Dark, a collaborative seven inch from Godhunter and Amigo The Devil on February 14, 2015, and their B-side cover of “Something In The Way” is streaming here.

The record was recorded in multiple sessions during the Summer of 2014 at Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona, and was produced, mixed and mastered by Ryan Butler.

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Enabler Signs to Century Media, Recent Album To See European Release






Enabler, one of the most impressive bands in recent memory have signed to Century Media Records. First on the agenda is the official European release of their album La Fin Absolue Du Monde, which was released last spring from The Compound/Creator-Destructor labels in the USA. The band has been touring tirelessly behind that release, including a cross country tour opening for EyeHateGod.


Of La Fin Absolue Du Monde, Ghost Cult’s Tim Ledin remarked in his review of the album and the band:

The sheer energy that the Wisconsin threesome create in this newest release is what hardcore bands of today should be modeling themselves after. Enabler is able to create speedy, short songs and give a crossover thrash and d-beat feel but keep their hardcore roots in as well.”


They got my goosebumps to grow goosebumps.”


Photo by Meg Loyal Photography

Photo by Meg Loyal Photography


From The Press Release:

Following the initial release of Enabler‘s acclaimed second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde — which hit the streets in May via an alliance between The Compound and Creator-Destructor — the album will now see an official European release through Century Media, as the band has officially signed with the label.

Issued Enabler‘s founding guitarist/vocalist Jeffrey Lohrber of the union with Century Media: “I couldn’t be happier for all of this to come together. We’ve had a lot of good people working behind us for years, friends who have lived through the blood, sweat, and tears with myself and the multitude of extremely talented musicians who have shared the stage playing in Enabler. Myself and the musicians who share this with me are going to take this to the next level. The best is yet to come.”

We at The Earsplit Compound are stoked to see our close allies in Enabler get hooked up with an amazing worldwide deal with a label like Century Media and can’t wait to see them remove many faces live and on record through the New Year.

While European fans await the Century Media reissue of the album, those based in North America can order La Fin Absolue Du Monde now, the first pressing of the LP version from The Compound available on black/white/Orange Crush splatter, limited to 250 copies, in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included, the CD housed in a high-quality, six-panel digipak. Additionally, The Compound released Enabler‘s previous Flies EP, which is also still available on digipak CD (for a mere $5) and on limited import 12″ LP courtesy of a licensing deal with London’s Holy Roar Records. Order all physical versions of both releases HERE.

Watch Enabler’s “Close My Eyes” video via Metal Injection AT THIS LOCATION.

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