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.] 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 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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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 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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CARCASS Finishing Up New Record?

According to Blabbermouth, the legendary Carcass are rumored to be putting the finishing touches on their first LP in 17 years. Long time active members, guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker are reportedly recording the effort with producer Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head). Carcass have been working with drummer Matthias Voight (Heaven Shall burn) in the studio as well and are eyeing a 2013 release for the record. The group has set to secure a label home however.

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Fornicating With Fire: NILE Release New Music Video

As you should know, Nile released At The Gates Of Sethu back in June on Nuclear Blast and they have just released a new music video for the albums opener “Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame.” I have to agree with Nayon at HBIH, this is by far the best Nile video I have seen. It’s very well shot, jumping between performance footage and ritualistic sacrifice, this video is top-notch. According to Nayon, this song was written without time signatures which makes this track pretty tricky. Interesting. Check out the video after the jump and get your Egypt on or something. Continue reading

Scratching At (Hells) Door: GOLDEN BATS And JUDD MADDEN Invoke Australia’s Sludge Underbelly

As I said in my post about French band Haut & Court, when I find something that completely blows my mind my first instinct is to post about it. It’s happened again, people! I constantly check Grindcore Karaoke because J. Randall is always releasing new shit from killer bands. I mean, at least a few times a week I am stunned by something amazing on his label. Today I clicked on an album based on the bands name alone: Golden Bats. Continue reading

CTRL ALT Collapse: Check Out New Videos By KREATOR And GOD SEED

Okay, regardless of how much I love German thrashers Kreator, there is no way in hell I can get behind their new video for “Civilization Collapse.” This thing is an abhorrent mess and I wish I could go back to before I watched it… Don’t get me wrong, the song is fantastic and Phantom Antichrist is a top-notch album, but this video… I could have done with with Windows Video Maker.. If you’re into be disappointed, watch this video below. If you don’t want to, you can just listen to the track here and not have to deal with the shitty cinematography. Phantom Antichrist is available now via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading

Death, Doom, and Drugs: Stream ILSA’s “Intoxicantations” In Full

With a current bodycount of two full lengths and a split with fellow death doomers, Hooded Menace, the 2009 evoked Ilsa have returned with their third full length release and debut A389 LP, Intoxicantations. Recorded with Kevin Bernstein at Developing Nations and mastered with James Plotkin of legendary drone/doom act, KhanateIntoxicantations shows Ilsa masterfully melding the mid-paced death metal bite of acts like Bolt Thrower and Dismember with the dizzying psychedelia of doom in a ten track closed casket journey to the underworld. Stream the crushing record in full below and be sure to pre-order it off of A389 Records here.

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