If you were one of the people lucky enough to stream the new Blockheads album before it was taken down, then you’ll probably know that the album is a fucking beast. This is definitely one of the gnarliest albums of 2013 thus far. If you didn’t get a chance to stream This World Is Dead, then you can now get a nice, juicy taste of whats in store for you. Blockheads has released a lyric video for the track “Pro-Lifers” and it destroys. Check it out after the jump and get stoked. This World Is Dead will be released on January 22nd via Relapse Records. Continue reading »
If the title of the article and the above photo of Robert Englund with Weekend Nachos head honcho John Hoffman didn’t get the wheels in your head turning, perhaps this will. In collaboration with premiere horror site BloodyDisgusting, Chicago powerviolence crushers Weekend Nachos are hosting an exclusive stream of their upcoming single, “Watch You Suffer”(out January 19th, 2013 via A389 Recordings), along with an awesome contest themed after a certain five bladed slasher in which one winner will receive a test pressing of Weekend Nachos’s “Watch You Suffer”. Stream the awesome “Watch You Suffer” below and be sure to head over to BloodyDisgusting HQ for the contest details along with an interview of John Hoffman by A389 main man, Dom Romeo. Weekend Nachos are slated to play at the upcoming ninth A389 Bash on January 19th, 2013 as well as the upcoming Maryland Deathfest on May 25th, 2013. Stay awake. Continue reading »
We here at American Aftermath are readying our very own year end lists, to be unleashed this Friday. We have asked some friends and musicians to submit their very own Best of 2012 List, which we will be posting throughout the week and here we go. Read on to find out what members of The Atlas Moth, Old Wounds, Outrun The Sunlight, Exhumed and Murder Construct were jamming to this year. Continue reading »
About a year ago, I posted a review of Christian Mistress’ last album. During which, I griped about how a solid album can be extremely well made, but if it becomes too absorbed in its own fascination with days gone by without leaving behind any trace of originality, the album is instantly forgettable. While I can respect a band’s efforts to research what equipment was being used in a given era and painstakingly recreating the vintage sounds they fetishize, it’s all an effort wasted if it’s just a carbon copy of the original. Without reworking the formula, retro metal is just extreme music’s answer to The Strokes, which is only impressive if you haven’t heard what inspired it in the first place. Well, now Horrendous have come along to test whether or not I will ignore my own rules when it comes to my very favorite of all music genres, death metal, with their release The Chills.
Remember when I told you all that Germany’s Defeated Sanity was prepping their new album for release? Well, I warned you that, seeing as Defeated Sanity was one of the heaviest bands on the planet, this album wasn’t going to be something to take lightly. I wasn’t wrong. If you don’t believe me, you’ll be pleased to know that the band is currently streaming a new track from their forthcoming album Passages Into Deformity which will be released on February 5th via Willowtip Records.
If you are a fan of Toxic Holocaust then you know that the band started out as a solo project of Joel Grind. Today however, Toxic Holocaust has become a full band and it seems that Joel has turned his eye towards another solo project. This time around it’s much more raw production full of filth and perversion.
Enter Yellowgoat! Yellowgoat is the name given to Joel Grind’s new project and it’s a stellar ride of thrashy blackened punk. Of course, it sounds very similar to Toxic Holocaust although more black metal-inspired, I’d say. It’s pretty fantastic and you can see for yourself below. This first single “Cross Damnation” is available for “Name Your Price” download with the full album, The Yellowgoat Sessions to follow on January 15th. Get you some.
If you don’t know who Attic is, I can’t say I blame you. I had no idea who this band was until just a few days ago but since learning of them, I have come to enjoy their debut album The Invocation. Attic harness the greatness of King Diamond/Mercyful Fate with a new flare. Their production is spectacular and their execution is top-notch. In today’s metal market, you don’t hear many acts spewing forth these kinds of high pitched singing styles. It’s pretty fantastic.