Since coming together in the fourth quarter of 2013, Earsplit’s label division, THE COMPOUND, has been slaving away with new releases from an array of incredible, hard-working artists within the American underground.
Following our first release, with ENABLER’s Flies CDEP — which was then licensed to London-based Holy Roar Records for a deluxe vinyl pressing — release number two was for GODHUNTER’s debut full-length, City Of Dust, which we released on digipak CD. Now, our first official vinyl releases are in stock, and we are already racking up other new releases for the Summer months.
The massive, acclaimed debut album from Tucson, Arizona’s political sludge henchmen, GODHUNTER, City Of Dust, is now available on in an amazing LP format. Pressed on mighty 180-gram milky-clear vinyl with a desert rose blood splatter, the record is housed in a full-color gloss jacket and black inner-sleeve, and comes with a full-color 12″ x 24″ lyric/liner sheet, limited to 300 copies worldwide.
Philly d-beat activists COP PROBLEM’s new Buried Beneath White Noise EP is available on vinyl. The crushing 7” comes in a high-gloss four-panel cover and is available in standard black wax in a run of 300 copies worldwide — available through Prejudice Me in Europe — as well as an exclusive clear “cash green” in a run of 200 available only via the band and THE COMPOUND/EARSPLIT DISTRO.
And the vinyl version of the self-titled debut EP from Philly-based hyper thrash/grind assassins, DIE CHOKING — featuring members of COP PROBLEM, ex-Total Fucking Destruction and Burden — is also now in-hand. A stripped-down quality 7” release, this bruiser comes on standard black wax in a first pressing of 300 copies.
Preorders for our biggest label release yet, ENABLER’s brilliant sophomore LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, are now available as well. A cooperative release with Creator-Destructor Records, both labels have their own color/pattern of vinyl each in runs of 250 copies — THE COMPOUND’s version on grey wax with heavy Black/White/’Orange Crush’ splatter — packed in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a download code included. The album comes out on Tuesday, May 27th, and orders will begin shipping next week.
Additional new recordings from DIE CHOKING, GODHUNTER, SECRETS OF THE SKY, VISE MASSACRE and tons more are already in the works for release later in 2014, among some other massive projects currently in the devising stages.
Catch all of THE COMPOUND’s bands on tour in the coming months, including ENABLER supporting Eyehategod and Ringworm across all of North America in June, GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY touring together for the Doom In June festival and then performing again together at the third annual Southwest Terror Fest, and steady regional touring from both COP PROBLEM and DIE CHOKING.
Also check out the arsenal at EARSPLIT DISTRO, where all of the titles from THE COMPOUND’s artists are housed alongside hundreds of other distributed titles from 20 Buck Spin, Exile On Mainstream, Eolian Empire and countless of our cohort labels, in addition to being the official stateside maiorder distro point for Selfmadegod and Indisciplinarian.
Order all current releases from THE COMPOUND at THIS LOCATION.
THE COMPOUND ON TOUR…
5/23/2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Sheer Terror, Agitator
6/21/2014 Punk Island – Staten Island, NY
5/31/2014 2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ladder Devils, Prophet Say I, TV Freaks (ex-Burning Love)
5/15/2014 Coach and Horses – Windsor, ON
5/16/2014 Centre-Ville De – Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest
5/17/2014 The Central – Toronto, ON
5/18/2014 HvyHouse – Ottawa, ON
5/20/2014 Bar Le Megog – Sherbrooke, QC
5/21/2014 Jim’s Basement – Burlington, VT
5/22/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/23/2014 Even Flow – Bay Shore, NY w/ Maruta
5/25/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/27/2014 Longbranch Saloon – Knoxville, TN w/ Ringworm
ENABLER w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm:
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC [tickets]
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC [tickets]
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD [tickets]
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA [tickets]
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA [tickets]
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY [tickets]
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [tickets]
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY [tickets]
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY [tickets]
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA [tickets]
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY [tickets]
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [tickets]
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI [tickets]
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN [tickets]
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY [tickets]
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN [tickets]
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA [tickets]
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA [tickets]
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [tickets]
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL [tickets]
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL [tickets]
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [tickets]
8/06/2014 The Busted Lift – Dubuque, IA
8/07/2014 The New Direction – Fargo, ND
8/08/2014 Arson Fest – Winnipeg, MB
10/31/11/02/2014 The Fest 13 – Gainesville, FL [info]
6/06/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/07/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/08/2014 Stork Club – Oakland, CA w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/09/2014 Frankie Teardrops – San Luis Obispo, CA w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/10/2014 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/11/2014 The Complex – Glendale, CA w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/12/2014 29 Palms – Palm Desert, CA w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/13/2014 The District Tavern – Tucson, AZ w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
6/14/2014 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ w/ SECRETS OF THE SKY
SECRETS OF THE SKY:
6/06/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June [info] w/ GODHUNTER
6/07/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June [info] w/ GODHUNTER
6/08/2014 Stork Club – Oakland, CA w/ GODHUNTER
6/09/2014 Frankie Teardrops – San Luis Obispo, CA w/ GODHUNTER
6/10/2014 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA w/ GODHUNTER
6/11/2014 The Complex – Glendale, CA w/ GODHUNTER
6/12/2014 29 Palms – Palm Desert, CA w/ GODHUNTER
6/13/2014 The District Tavern – Tucson, AZ w/ GODHUNTER
6/14/2014 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ w/ GODHUNTER