MIROIST Streaming “The Pledge” Bonus Track

The London based instrumental progressive metal project, Miroist, is currently streaming a bonus track that was included with the T-Shirt/EP bundle that Miroist offered. For those who did not purchase it can stream the track in all it’s awesomeness below. The track is called “Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!” and it absolutely rips. Completely jarring grooves and rhythmically complex electric guitar monstrosities occupy the duration of this track. You can stream that bad boy below as well as the debut EP, The Pledge, below.

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Loud As A Mouse-AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR Announce New Album

Irish instrumental rockers And So I Watch You From Afar have announce the release of their third full length studio effort. All Hail Bright Futures will be the band’s follow up to their awesome album of last year, Gangs, and will be released on March 19th through Sargent House. The group have already released your first taste of the new record with the unbelievably catchy “Like a Mouse”. You can check out that track and the album’s official track listing below.

Pre-orders for the new LP are currently being offered at this location.

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Self Titled EPs Everywhere: HOAX Debut Video For “Fantasy”

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HOAX (aka the scary hardcore band with multiple self-titled EPs and the singer likes to hit himself in the head with microphones) have recently debuted a video for the track “Fantasy” off of their third and most recent self-titled EP out now on Painkiller Records. The Cali-Dewitt directed and beautifully-shot “Fantasy” is ripe with uncomfortable bondage imagery, people sucking on shoes, abstract dance and the beautiful streets of Los Angeles, California which is all further boasted by the paranoid, buzz-tone, and d-beat-like riffplay of the song itself. Anyhow, watch the abstract video below and decide for yourself.  Continue reading

SOUL SEARCH Debut New Track “Slow Burn” And Pre-Order Details

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Southern Californian hardcore maniacs Soul Search are currently streaming a new track off of their Back To Back Records debut 7″ EP, Nothing But A Nightmare, entitled “Slow Burn”. Nothing But A Nightmare comes available in four vinyl colors: 100 - Pink/Purple Swirl, 200 – Translucent Beer, 300 – Fire Orange and 400 – Black of which all 100 pink/purple swirl vinyl are already long gone. Stream the crushing metallic tinged “Slow Burn” below and be sure to pre-order Nothing But A Nightmare(Out February 19th) here.

Soul Search are also poised to tour California for a brief three date stint January 2013:

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Best Of 2012: Musicians Best Of Lists Part 2

2012yearWe 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 Pelican, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Black Anvil, Bone Dance and A Fucking Elephant were jamming to this year.

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Do Unto Others: HOLY TERROR Frontman Has Passed Away

If you’ve ever sat down and listened to 80′s thrash beasts Holy Terror, you’ll know that vocalist Keith Deen had a great voice and he could spit a mouthful at you at 100 miles per hour. He was a fantastic frontman that a lot of metalheads forgot about. Holy Terror only released two albums, 1987′s Terror And Submission and, one of my favorite thrash albums of all time, 1988′s Mind Wars.

Unfortunately it was recently announced that Keith Deen has passed away. Deen had been fighting cancer since September and it seems that the disease got the best of him. Holy Terror has broken up and reformed many times since their original split in 1989. Although the band has gotten back together, no albums were recorded after Mind Wars. After the jump you can read a statement from a personal friend of Keith Deen about the man himself. Rest in peace, Keith. Thrash beyond death.     Continue reading