Classhole Kicking Off “Divide & Conquer” Tour Dates

New Orleans’ favorite hardcore punk misfits from Classhole are prepared to kick off their long-awaited Divide & Conquer tour. Set to commence tonight, June 23rd and run through June 30th, the nine-date run will condemn stages in Mobile, Spartanburg, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Memphis.

Classhole – featuring within its ranks a colorful cast of volume abusers from the likes of Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight, Mountain Of Wizard, Mangina, Tirefire, haarp, and more – released a self-titled debut via The Compound Recs in conjunction with band’s own Terror Cult imprint in January.

6/23/2016 The Blind Mule – Mobile, AL
6/24/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
6/25/2016 The Pinch – Washington, DC
6/26/2016 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
6/27/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/28/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
6/29/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2016 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

Classhole by CLASSHOLE

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Classhole Streams Full Self-Titled Album

NOLA-based hardcore punk miscreants Classhole just released a self-titled debut via The Compound Recs in conjunction with band’s own Terror Cult imprint on January 1st.

In commemoration of its long-anticipated detonation, today the fifteen track bruiser is streaming in its rancorous entirety. Listen in below.

In related news, Classhole will be playing a dual record release show with thrashing comrades Six Pack later this month, with future onstage abrasions in their conspiring stages. Stay alert.

1/16/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Six Pack, Grave Ritual, Fat Stupid Ugly People, DJ Penetrol

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Die Choking Kicking Off New Run Of Tour Dates

In the smoldering wake of their “III” LP release through The Compound Recs back in October and widespread U.S. tour actions, the Philly hypergrinders from Die Choking are ready to hit the East Coast with two bursts of tour dates in preparation for their first European tour in February.

Die Choking will take part in this year’s 305 Fest in Miami, Florida on December 12th, the show preceded by a gig in Asheville on the way down and Tallahassee after the fest, completing a three-day raid of the Southeast Coast. January sees the band headed north, with a pair of upstate New York shows in Syracuse and Ithaca with Sulaco on January 8th and 9th.

February will take Die Choking to Europe for the very first time for a two-week tour with France’s Department Of Correction. Additional Die Choking tour dates with Pyrrhon, Organ Dealer and more are also in the works for the Spring of 2016.

12/11/2015 Das Püüphaus – Asheville, NC w/ Hellevator, Swamp Rot, Monday’s [info]
12/12/2015 Churchills – Miami, FL @ 305 Fest w/ DRI, Noisear, Lower Class Brats, LYSP [info]
12/13/2015 Midtown Speakeasy – Tallahassee, FL [info]
1/08/2015 Funk n’ Waffles – Syracuse, NY w/ Sulaco [info]
1/09/2016 Chanti-Loft – Ithaca, NY w Twin Lords, Sulaco
2/12/2016 Le Buzz – Paris, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/13/2016 Bar Live – Roubaix, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/14/2016 Unicorn – London, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/15/2016 Red Lion – Bristol, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/16/2016 Northumberland – Newcastle, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/17/2016 The Adelphi – Preston, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/18/2016 The Green Door Store – Brighton, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/19/2016 DeathFist Fest – Nantes, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/20/2016 TBA w/ Department Of Correction
2/21/2016 TBA w/ Department Of Correction
2/22/2016 TBA w/ Department Of Correction
2/23/2016 TBA w/ Department Of Correction
2/24/2016 Sanitätstelle – Chemnitz, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/25/2016 Epplehaus – Tübingen, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/26/20156 Cafete – Bern, CH w/ Department Of Correction
2/27/2016 Black Box – Saint Dizier, FR w/ Department Of Correction

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Die Choking Posts Full “III” Album Online

Philadelphia’s uncompromising hyperthrash/grindcore trio Die Choking will digitally deploy a debut full-length this week in the form of “III” via The Compound Recs, with the vinyl to see release in two weeks.

With the initial release now just days away, the beast is let off the chain early with a stream of the entire album – listen in below. You can also catch these upcoming Die Choking tour dates:

10/22/2015 Bremen Café – Milwaukee, WI w/ No Brainer, Rifle Diet, Plague, Ablation
10/23/2015 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN w/ Deterioration, Daigoro, Invidiosus
10/24/2015 The Mutiny – Denver, CO w/ Rotstrotter, 908
10/25/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/26/2015 VFW – Missoula, MT w/ No Brainer, Got Grunt, Dead Beats
10/27/2015 The Foggy Notion – Portland, OR w/ Akira, Scoulor
10/28/2015 Burnt Ramen – Richmond, CA w/ Concussive, Cease
10/29/2015 Perez – Los Angeles, CA w/ LxDxT, Facelift, Putasos, Terror Cult
10/30/2015 House Show – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Worry, Tourcher Porn
10/31/2015 Penn Valley Skatepark – Kansas City, MO w/ Blind Dog
11/01/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Slaves BC, Mere Phantoms, Gothmog
11/07/2015 Boot n’ Saddle – Philadelphia, PA *record release w/ Mother Brain, Grin & Bear It
11/13/2015 The Burners – Bethlehem, PA *record release show w/ Carved Up, Jesus Piece
11/14/2015 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA w/ Carved Up
11/15/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *record release w/ Carved Up, Spotlights
12/05/2015 ICAC Hall – Gloucester City, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest 4 w/ Rivers of Nihil,
1/08/2015 Funk n’ Waffles – Syracuse, NY w/ Sulaco

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Die Choking Finishes Work On New Album “III”

Philadelphia’s frenzied Die Choking trio has completed the arduous recording sessions for a debut LP, which will see release later this year. The following press release was issued about the coming album:

“Packing an incomprehensibly manic dose of their most uncompromising material yet, Die CDhoking recorded their maiden full-length at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania with Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem).

“Following in the tradition of the band’s prior two 7” EPs — the self-titled debut and follow-up, ‘II,’ both released through The Compound Recs in 2014 — the first full-length recording from Die Choking will pick up where ‘II’ left off with eleven new tracks, bringing forth movements eleven through twenty-two.

“With even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements employed in the design work of the songs, and more elements of hardcore punk and crust merging with the band’s blinding speed/grind metal, the impending LP from Philly’s most unhinged act promises to be one of the most violent, high-speed releases of 2015. Additional details on ‘III’ will be announced in the weeks ahead.”

A brief video teaser from the recording sessions of Die Choking’s “III” has been leaked and can be seen below.

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Secrets Of The Sky Posts New Song “The Star”

“The Star” – the prime track leading off secrets Of The Sky’s side of the “GH/0ST:S” LP split with Godhunter – is now playing online and can be heard below thanks to

The track was recorded at Trident Studios with engineer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation). “GH/0ST:S” brings nearly thirty-five minutes of new material into existence, with Godhunter’s side recorded and mixed by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios, and the full release mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

“GH/0ST:S” will see a deluxe LP release through a joint effort between Godhunter’s Battleground Records and Earsplit’s The Compound Recs on September 9th, pressed on black/white swirl 180-gram wax in a run of 300 copies including a digital download. Pre-orders are available at this location.

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