Holy shit. When I first learned that Dying Fetus had released another cover off of their forthcoming History Repeats…, which is due out in a few weeks, I was intrigued. When I actually listened to the track, I was blown away. This cover is fantastic. I mean, it does Napalm Death’s version some serious justice. It seems that Dying Fetus have a knack for covers, if you remember, I raved about their Bolt Thrower cover which is also on this upcoming EP. If you wanna peep this track, you can listen to it at Metal Hammer’s website. It’s pretty sick. Go listen to it and then come back here and let me know what you think. And remember, you can still pre-order History Repeats… here.

~R.Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

I’m Starting To Think These MASTODON Song Titles Are Serious

I base this fact on Mastodon’s artwork for their upcoming album The Hunter. As MetalSucks reported today, the new artwork was done by AJ Fosik rather than Paul Romano who did Mastodon’s past albums. Some may be speculating that this new artwork is a joke or that Mastodon will not be putting out the same kind of music they have done in the past. Well, according to this interview, the new album will not contain any long, proggy songs like Crack The Skye and will contain a lot of “short bursts of energy.” Well, this sounds good enough to me. So what if the dudes are switching it up? Like they haven’t in the past? Mastodon is an ever evolving band that will surely only get better as time goes on.

So yeah, these song titles don’t seem so wacky after we see the cover art for The Hunter. The album is due out in October and I know I am looking forward to this. What do you think of the cover art? Any thoughts on upcoming Mastodon material? Whaddup?

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Total Bummer: Jeroen Paul Thesseling Quits Obscura




What a total fucking bummer! The ever so amazing bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has officially left progressive death metal band Obscura. The reason given is scheduling conflicts that get in the way of touring. The implication being that Obscura may be looking to do more touring which would be a good thing, however its begs the question of who will be the replacement. After all, those are some mighty big shoes to fill.

If you get a chance to see Obscura on their upcoming US tour then do me a favor and find out who they have on bass? Continue reading to read the whole press release.


– Josh Huddleston

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Morning Jams: Southern Lord Mixtape

Good morning! How are you all feeling today? Yesterday was quite eventful here at American Aftermath as Josh and I both made up for the lack of posts over the weekend. We talked about Alex Bois parting with Periphery, we announced that Adam Jarvis joined Pig Destroyer, I interviewed Stavros of The Atlas Moth, we featured music by Doctorshopper and Wage Slave, the latter of whom was trashed on last night’s Metal Injection Livecast and we checked out T.R.A.M.’s unmastered track “Endeavor.” So yeah, it was a good day. Well, today we have even more goodies in store for you. What we have in store, exactly, I can’t tell you just yet, but it should be good.

Today’s playlist is dedicated to Southern Lord Records and features only bands who have released through the label. All of these bands are amazing and quite interesting. This playlist is pretty massive because I love Southern Lord and a lot of its back catalog. Hope you enjoy it because I know I will.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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