San Diego sludge/punk outfit Griever have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Our Love Is Different, over at Decibel. The new track is the extremely catchy “The Tie That Grinds”, which churns out all of the raw, low-end rock grooves you can handle. Fans of Torche, Karp and Red Fang are sure to fawn over this new jam. Stream the track for yourself over at Decibel now.
Our Love Is Different will be released on February 24 via Vitriol Records.
Youth Funeral have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, See You When I See You, over at Noisey. The new track, titled “Weak But Warm”, cycles back and forth between serene, clean guitar strums and hyperactive barrages of knife-sharp riffs in its short, 84-second duration. Stream the track for yourself at this location.
See You When I See You will be released on January 27.
Apocalyptic black/post-metal hybrid Abstracter have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Wound Empire, over at Vice. The new track, titled “Cruciform”, boasts neatly ten-and-a-half minutes of devastatingly bleak sludge/doom that could definitely serve as the soundtrack to the end of all things. You can stream the track for yourself after the break.
Wound Empire will be released on February 10 and can be pre-ordered here, here and here.
South Carolinian metallic hardcore act, Discourse, have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Sanity Decays, over at Blow The Scene. The track, entitled “Time Pries”, is a caustic, groove-heavy face-melter that brings to mind the likes of Buried Alive, Turmoil and other headbang-inciting hardcore greats. Stream the track after the break and peep the band’s forthcoming show dates.
Sanity Decays will be released on January 27 via Closed Casket Activities. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Scottish progressive post-metal outfit Falloch have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length, This Island, Our Funeral, over at Skulls ‘N’ Bones. The expansive, sprawling opus sounds serene, melodic, heavy (of course) and is sure to excite fans of Agalloch, Alcest, Opeth and even Isis. The album will be officially released next Tuesday, January 27 via Candlelight Records and pre-orders can be placed here. Feel free to stream the album for yourself at this location.
UK’s Voices (Akercocke, My Dying Bride) have premiered their forthcoming full length, London, over at CVLT Nation. The 14-track dismal behemoth combines elements of death metal, progressive metal, black metal, dark folk and ambient into one heavy and interesting listen. The album will officially be released on January 27 via Candlelight Records and pre-orders can be placed here. In the meantime, stream the album right now.
Cult Leader have announced a string of spring North American tour dates that will revolve around the recording schedule for their new full length record. The band will be joined by the likes of Purge, Old Wounds and Hollow Earth on separate legs of the tour. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
In addition to their upcoming full length, Cult Leader announced plans to release a new 7″ in the near future. No word yet on when it will be released.
Colorado hardcore quintet Call of the Void have premiered the title track from their forthcoming sophomore full length, Ageless, over at Lambgoat. “Ageless” is a furious kick in the teeth that combines metallic hardcore and grind flawlessly into a track that will leave listeners in pools of their own blood. Stream the track for yourself at this location.
Ageless will be released on February 10 via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be found here.
Call of the Void will also be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Enabler early next month. Those dates can be found after the break.
Primitive Man have announced the release of a new four-song, 12″ EP that will be released through Relapse Records next month. The new effort, entitled Home Is Where The Hatred Is, will arrive on February 17 and will be limited to 750 standard black vinyl and 250 silver copies. The EP’s artwork (NSFW) and track listing, along with a stream of the track “Loathe”, can be found below.
Primitive Man will also be touring the UK and the U.S. this spring alongside Sea Bastard and Wake respectively. The tour will also include appearances at this year’s Maryland Death Fest. Those dates, as they currently stand, can be found below.
Virginian doomsayers Inter Arma have announced a full U.S. tour in support of their most recently released EP, The Cavern. The band will see support from Nashville’s Yautja on most stops of the six-week tour. The dates can be found after the break.
Marriages (Red Sparowes ) have announced the release of their debut full length album and follow up to their 2012 EP, Kitsune. The album will be titled Salome and will be released through Sargent House on April 7. The album’s official artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Stereogum premiered the first official single from the forthcoming effort; the driving, psychedelic and haunting “Skin”. The track can be streamed below as well.
Marriages will be bringing their new material on a co-headlining tour with label mates Helms Alee starting tomorrow in Los Angeles. Those dates can be found below.
Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, Keep of Kalessin, have announced the release of their sixth full length album. The new record, which follows their critically-lauded 2010 album Reptilian, will bear the title Epistemology and will be released on February 24 via Indie Recordings. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The mysterious black metal/grind hybrid Dead in the Manger have premiered a new video for their track “II” from their impending full length, Cessation, over at Decibel. The seizure-inducing video was put together by Handshake Inc.’s David Hall, who had the following to say about the clip:
“This is probably the first time I’ve made a video for a band without talking to any of the members,….I sort of just got an email one day from the label that asked if I’d be interested in making a video for a black/grind metal band. I listened to the track and really dug what I heard so I agreed. The only real info and guidance I was given was the name of the song, ‘II’, the album title, and the album’s artwork. From listening to the track and taking the cover artwork as inspiration, I decided to try and create a depressing and degraded, impressionistic, moving version of the cover, and use some found footage, stuff that I shot, and mix it together to make a scratchy, black-toned void that hopefully assaults the eyes as nicely as the music assaults the ears. After a few botched attempts, I arrived at the version you see now.”
Feel free to check out the clip after the break.
Cessation will be released on February 3 through 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be purchased here and here.
See You When I See You, the new EP from New Hampshire’s Youth Funeral, is arguably one of the new year’s first great releases. In a mere 11 minutes, See You When I See You devastates everything around it. Complex, feverish bouts of instrumentation are woven together with emotionally-charged vocals to create memorable tracks that are challenging, heavy, immediate, melodic and melancholic. The songs echo that of Orchid, Pg.99 and the rest of the screamo archetypes, but rearrange it just enough to make it their own. American Aftermath recently caught up with Youth Funeral guitarist and vocalist Casey Nealon to answer a few questions regarding the new release.
Californian monolithic sludge outfit Black Sheep Wall have premiered a new track from their forthcoming opus, I Am Going to Kill Myself, over at The Obelisk. The track in question, “Tetsuo The Dead Man”, will pummel you with nearly 10 minutes of devastating sludge that does not let up for even the slightest moment. It’s like being trapped in a collapsing building, that’s also on fire. Head over to The Obelisk to stream the Godzilla-sized track.
I Am Going to Kill Myself will be released on January 27 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders can be purchased here.