This World Is Dead: Stream BLOCKHEADS’ New Album Now!

[Editors Note: The band/Relapse Records have pulled the album from streaming. If you didn’t get a chance to hear it while it was up, trust me, it’s fantastic. Sorry for the inconvenience.]

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/32/37/3237273074-1.jpgLegends in the grindcore genre, France’s Blockheads should be a fucking household name. These dudes have been destroying everything in their path for two decades and continue to absolutely kill. The band recently signed to Relapse Records in order to release their forthcoming album This World Is Dead and not only will they be releasing said album in January (The 22nd to be specific), the band and label are currently streaming the WHOLE FUCKING THING! Continue reading

The Reaping: VREID Release New Track

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a548/xfmetal/vreidcov.jpgI was a big fan of Vreid‘s last album, 2011’s V. It was bordering on black metal and thrash in all of the right ways and it was good. I expected the bands music to further progress on their next album and now it has been confirmed; I just haven’t figured out if its for better or worse. Continue reading

QUICKSAND Announce North American Reunion Tour

Starting in January, the legendary Quicksand will be reuniting for a North American headlining tour. General sale tickets will be available for purchase tomorrow while pre-orders can be snatched up here. The band will be seeing support from Title Fight on select dates. Of course there are no Texasshole dates. Kill me now please? Check out the full schedule below:

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME & RUSSIAN CIRCLES Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Preceding their massive tour with Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me and Russian Circles will make three stops in East Coast Canada. If there are any Canadian’s that read American Aftermath, I would advise you to drive your ass to one of these shows. Check out the three tour dates below and GO MAN GO.

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SILVERSTEIN Announce New Album

Post-hardcore outfit Silverstein have announced that they have a new record on the way. The album will be entitled This Is How the Wind Shifts and will see a release on February 5th via Hopeless Records. The band have released the first taste of the new record in the form of a new song entitled “Stand Amid the Roar”, which can be streamed below:

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PORTAL Announce New Record…Be Afraid

Australian noisy, cacophonous technical death metal hellraisers, Portal, have announced the release of a new record, Vexovoid. The record will see a release on February 19th through Profound Lore. Those unfamiliar with Portal should prepare themselves for a frightening display of aural horror. Those familiar with Portal should prepare as well because listening to Portal always sets the mind on edge. I look forward to release to this (hopefully) sensory raping album.

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ALEXISONFIRE Detail New Six Song EP

Alexisonfire announced earlier this year that they were officially calling it quits and embarking on a farewell tour. The band will issue one more EP entitled Death Letter  to celebrate their farewell tour and passing. The six song EP features reworkings of previous Alexisonfire material by Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil and will see the light of day on December 4th through Dine Alone Records. The official press release reads:

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FINCH Finalize “What It Is To Burn” Reunion Shows

As you may remember, Finch have been announcing a string of special reunion shows celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut full length What It Is to Burn. The band have added three final dates to the tour including stops in Boston, Detroit and Toronto. Of course there are no Texas dates for me. Excuse me while I cry myself to sleep. Here is Finch’s full touring schedule:

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Brothers Of Breakdowns: WHITECHAPEL Announce Co-Headlining Tour With EMMURE

Whitechapel and Emmure have announce a pretty extensive co-headlining run for early next year. Support on this tour will come from the likes of Unearth, The Plot in You and Obey the Brave. The trek extends from January 8th to February 11th and will feature a stop at New York’s Eat Your Heart Out Fest. Check out the dates below if you dare to go:

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