CULT OF LUNA And THE OLD WIND Announce “Råångest” Split EP

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Post-metal acts Cult of Luna and The Old Wind have announced the release of their new split EP. The new split will be titled Råångest and will be released through Pelagic Records on January 29, 2016. The release will feature Cult of Luna covering Amebix’s “Last Will and Testament” and two new tracks from The Old Wind titled “Wooden Scythe” and “Daughters of Cleanse”. Cult of Luna guitarist Johannes Persson commented on the new cover:

I discovered Amebix pretty late but when I did it was like discovering a musical father I never knew I had. The monolith album was before it’s time and deserves much more recognition for being on the musical fore front. It’s harsh and bleak and was the soundtrack of last winter for me. To cover a song without bringing your own soul into it is completely useless in my opinion so we’ve taken a few liberties with it, hopefully without destroying the essence of it.

Pre-orders for the split can be found here and a A/V trailer of the release can be viewed after the break.

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ELLIPSE Streaming New Track “Ascension”

French post-hardcore outfit Ellipse have released a new track from their upcoming full-length, À Nos Traîtres. The new tune is titled “Ascension” and it collects spiraling melodies, driving post-hardcore rhythms and bouncing metalcore/djent-esque riffs. Stream the energetic track after the break along with previous single, “Ruines”.

À Nos Traîtres will be released on December 12 via Finisterian Dead End.

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SANZU Streaming New Album “Heavy Over The Home”

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Australian death metallers Sanzu have premiered their upcoming full-length, Heavy Over the Home, at Metal Sucks. The album will officially be released on December 3 and can be purchased here. The record is a down-tuned earth-shaking, groove-heavy opus that sounds like a demented hybrid between Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Gojira. Check it out right now.

ECTOVOID Streaming New Track “Possessed By Ancient Dread”

Alabama death metal outfit Ectovoid have premiered a new track from their upcoming 4 Doors to Death split with Trenchrot, Sabbatory and Cemetery Filth, at Metal Underground. The new track is titled “Possessed By Ancient Ancient Dread” and it churns out five minutes of nauseatingly heavy death-infused doom that is sure to raise the death and crush coffins. Stream the track after the break.

4 Doors to Death will be released on January 22, 2016, via Unspeakable Axe Records.

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WAYFARER Release “Children Of The Iron Age” Live Video, Announce New Album Plans

Colorado atmospheric sludge metal quarter Wayfarer have premiered a live video for their track “Children of the Iron Age”,  off of their 2014 album of the same name, at CVLT Nation. The performance was filmed and edited by Alana Murphy during their set at Fire in the Mountains atop the the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Check out the clip after the break.

Wayfarer will soon return to Flatline Audio Studios in Westminister, Colorado, with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, etc) to record their new record. The effort is expected to see a summer 2016 release.

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LATITUDES Announce New Album “Old Sunlight”

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UK-based progressive metal outfit Latitudes have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2012’s Individuation. The new record will be titled Old Sunlight (artwork above) and will be released on January 22 via Debemur Morti Productions. The album was produced by Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, etc) and was mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Jesu, etc). The track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of Individuation.

Pre-orders for the record can be found here.

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SEROCS Streaming New Album “And When The Sky Was Opened”

Multinational technical death metallers Serocs have premiered their forthcoming full-length, And When The Sky Was Opened, at Metal Injection. The album will officially be released on November 27 via Comatose Music and can be purchased here. This new record is a swirling abyss of unbridled death metal chaos that is sure to excite avid fans of Cryptopsy and the like. Check it out now.

GHOSTLIMB (Graf Orlock) Streaming New Track “Treason Fluently”

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Los Angeles post-hardcore trio Ghostlimb (Graf Orlock, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming fifth full-length album, Difficult Loves, at Brooklyn Vegan. Titled “Treason Fluently”, the new track barrels froward with grinding rhythms that collide head-on with triumphant post-hardcore melodies and metalcore adjacent riffs. The band’s own Justin Smith (Graf Orlock) commented on the upcoming album:

I feel like Difficult Loves is the most developed in what we have sought to do over the last ten years. True to form, it is about history, politics, and environmental stuff but it brings in a lot more from the literary realm. The title of the record is from an Italo Calvino book. It is about glimpses into normal peoples’ lives – more about capturing a feeling than being a crusader of some dialectical change.”

Check out the track here and view the album’s artwork and track listing after the break.

Difficult Loves will be released on February 5, 2016 via Vitriol Records.

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YIDHRA Streaming New Track “Cult Of Bathory”


Los Angeles stoner doom outfit Yidhra have premiered the title track from their upcoming EP, Cult of Bathory, at Invisible Oranges. “Cult of Bathory” is a fuzz-laden, slow-burning jam that unleashes riff after bulky riff and is propelled by vocalist Ted Venemann’s gruff barks. Venemann issued the following comments regarding the new track:

“The most vile and inhumane acts are always perpetrated by humans. In nature, most seemingly atrocious acts can be explained by the base instinct to survive. That is definitely not the case with mankind. With our industrial capabilities and ‘advances’ in science and technology, we’ve grown quite efficient at destroying and profiting off of nature. Not even the most docile and innocent are immune to our perverse behaviors. The legend says the Countess Bathory bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth. Millions of people are inadvertently doing the exact same thing every day. The truth is, no matter how hard we try to be ‘cruelty free,’ we’re not. At some point along the way there’s a product that you use, or there’s a component used in the manufacturing of that product that is covered in the blood of innocence. In that instance we are all guilty. We are all members in the Cult of Bathory.”

Check it out here.

Cult of Bathory will be released on December 11 via Black Voodoo Records.

SCIENTIST Streaming New Track “The Lighthouse”


Experimental metal outfit Scientist (Yakuza, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, 10100II00101, at No Clean Singing. Titled “The Lighthouse”, the polarizing track cycles between offbeat rhythmic attacks and post-metal tinged melodies. Without Waves’ Anthony Cwan provides his smooth vocal stylings to this multifaceted tune, which could be described as The Ocean meets Loincloth. Founding guitarist and vocalist Eric Plonka (Yakuza) comments:

“Taking a step beyond our last album which was mostly instrumental, the switch between clean and guttural vocals on this track is an example of how Scientist can be not only dissonant, brutal and experimental but also open and accessible”

Check out the track here.

10100II00101 will be released on December 11.

EXCLUSIVE: Stream HUSH.’s Gargantuan “Oror”


New York doomsayers HUSH. will release their five-track follow-up to their 2014 full-length, Unexist, early next year. The new EP will bear the title Nihil Unbound (artwork above) and will be released on January 8, 2016, via the band’s official Bandcamp, with a vinyl release to follow spring 2016 through a collaborative effort between Dullest Records, Silent Pendulum Records and Fuzz Records. In contrast to its predecessor, these five songs feature a more stripped down, raw and claustrophobic atmosphere with lyrics based in philosophical nihilism to match. We at American Aftermath are proud to premiere one of these five earth shattering tracks, the leviathanic “Oror”. This eight-minute tune churns out hypnotically heavy, city leveling riffs in abundance. Frontman Charles Cure’s bellowing vocals, combined with guest vocalist Mers Sumida’s (Black Table) banshee shrieks only add to the song’s suffocating atmosphere. Stream the lengthy jam after the break.

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