Crocodiles Of The South: NILE Release New Lyrics Video

Above you can view the newly-released lyrics video for Nile‘s new song, the first single from their upcoming album At The Gate Of Sethu, “The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased.” This track is pretty killer and I am stoked to hear this new album from a band I have loved for a long time. I was obsessed with Egyptian Mythology as a child, so when I found Nile, it was like love a la death metal. Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments. At The Gates Of Sethu will be released on July 3rd via Nuclear Blast.

TOUCHE AMORE Set To Release Live Album

Teenage hardcore and skramz fans rejoice!!! Scene darlings Touche Amore will be releasing a live EP via Deathwish entitled “Live on BBC Radio 1“. Here is an official statement on the release –

Since their inception, Touche Amore have been touring relentlessly, playing their brand of emotional hardcore/punk everywhere from dingy basements to sprawling arenas. While traveling in the UK in 2011, they were invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for “The Punk Show” with host Mike Davies. Being the music fanatics they are, Touche Amore excitedly accepted the offer. There they worked with acclaimed engineer Simon Askew (Pulp, PJ Harvey, Foo Fighters) during a half day of recording. With a trophy resume like that, you would think that Touche Amore would be presented here in a polished state, but the contrary is true. Here we experience four of their well known anthems in their most stripped down, road worn state. All at goose-bump inducing, speaker blowing volume.

Well so the album isn’t exactly a live album as in a concert recording, it’s more like a stripped down one take style recording like The Chariot  always does. Not as cool as I was hoping when I first saw the press release but I am sure there will be tons of kids paying an extraordinaire amount for this vinyl on Ebay anyway…. You can listen the “live” version of “Home Away From Here” below.

— Josh Huddleston

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American Aftermath Exclusive: CODE ORANGE KIDS Performing At SXSW ’12


Featured above is a video of Code Orange Kids performing Coast at SXSW this past year. The odd part about the showcase in the video above is that it wasn’t a hardcore show… COK’s were playing with Hellogoodbye and Great Big Pile Of Leaves… What the fuck, right? Well they did end up destroying the place and pushing all the indie hipsters and little girls into the other room. It was rad.

The video below is COK’s final show at SXSW. It’s a collective of songs from two of their albums. Shit ruled. Check it out –


— Josh Huddleston

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You & Me & Pilori: BIRDS IN A ROW Release New Music

French hardcore band Birds In A Row have just released an awesome new music video for the song Pilori which will be featured on the bands upcoming Deathwish release, “You & Me & The Violence“. The video is a bunch of studio footage of the band recording that is seamlessly edited together to make one of the better hardcore music videos I have seen all year.

I’m not gonna lie, I have heard tons about this band but had never taken the time out to actually listen to them. Let me just say that I am thoroughly impressed with what I just heard. I will be picking up their back catalog as well “You & Me & The Violence” when it is released. I suggest you do the same.


— Josh Huddleston

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No Longer Fragmented: AUGURY Is Back In Action


Over the past year or so nothing but silence has come from Canadian progressive death metalers Augury. Right after they released their epic albumFragmented Evidence“, their bassist and drummer suddenly departed from the band. I am sure that this caused a damper in the bands touring schedule as well as their writing process considering we haven’t heard anything from them since then.

Well good news is that Augury is back in fucking action. Both the original bassist, Forest Lapointe, and drummer, Etienne Gallo, have decided to come back to the band. YAY! The band recently issued a statement about the good news –

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of [bassist] Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe and [drummer] Étienne Gallo to Augury. The writing process has begun with all the original members, and the band is focused 100% on the new album.

“We wish to thank Antoine Baril, Christian Pacaud, and Sébastien Pittet, for their loyal services and for the incredible help they’ve been to the band, as well as live musicians Tommy McKinnon and Robin Stone.

“The time has come for Augury to birth a new interplanetary opus, faithful to the original spirit of the group, which made its reputation with its two first albums, Concealed and Fragmentary Evidence.”


Fuck yes! A new album is on the way. I can’t wait to get high and jam it. Until then, enjoy some classic Augury!


— Josh Huddleston

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DARKEST HOUR Confirms New Bassist

This morning Darkest Hour released some news that was a long time coming. As most of you who follow the band already know, long time bassist Paul Burnette recently left the group to play in his new project Iron Reagan. For the past few months Darkest Hour has had Aaron Deal (formally of Salome) slappin’ the bass for them in a live setting.

Well it’s now official, Aaron Deal is the new bassist for Darkest Hour. The band released the following statement via Metalsucks

“It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the official departure of long time friend and bassist Paul Burnette. Paul’s presence on the stage, in the jam room, and everywhere in between will be missed. He has helped us to both conquer the world and develop the sound of the band. For that we’ll be eternally grateful.

“Although Paul will continue thrashing to live in the new powerhouse Iron Reagan, his musical footprint will remain with us forever. We love you, dude!

“As many of you who have seen us live know, Aaron Deal (ex-Salome mastermind) has been doing an amazing job filling in these past few tours. He’s rocked Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America with us and it’s safe to say, he’s a true bro. We couldn’t ask for a more badass addition to the dudes. Of all this craziness Aaron states: “As a long-time friend of all the dudes, I think playing with Darkest Hour is a natural fit. I’ve definitely had a blast playing all over the world with them and I can’t wait to take this party to the next level!”

“Come see us live all over Europe during the festival season. Here are the dates. This next beer’s for Paul!”

Man, hopefully this new blood in the band will revitalize their writing process. I’ve been a big D-hour fan for years, but the last few albums have been kinda lacking. Anyway, I am excited to hear what they put out next.


— Josh Huddleston

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In The Temple Of Decay: MARDUK Streaming New Album In Full

Considering that Marduk released their new album Serpent Sermon yesterday via Century Media Records, I guess I should point out that the album has been streaming in it’s entirety over at CVLT Nation since Friday. I don’t know why I haven’t posted about this stream yet, for some reason it just kept slipping past me. I suppose this is also appropriate since on Monday, Marduk‘s guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson announced something that has been debated for the last two decades: he has skull fragments, pieces of brain and pieces of lead from the shotgun shell that Mayhem‘s former vocalist used to take his own life.

It was said that Mayhem‘s gutiarist Euronymous had collected pieces of Dead (born Per Ohlin) after his suicide and sent pieces to black metal musicians who he felt were worthy, those who truly honed the craft. No other names have been reported, but you can read the full piece here. And while you’re reading, go stream or buy Marduk’s new album Serpents Sermon.