Thunderous bass and drum duo Greber have premiered their forthcoming full length, Kiln Hardened Psalms, over at Exclaim.ca. The duo is comprised of The Great Sabatini drummer/vocalist Steve Vargas and Fuck the Facts‘ bassist/vocalist Marc Bourgon. When these two get together, sludgy mayhem is made. The band issued the following statement regarding the new record:
“Hardened Psalmsis about restraint, skill, emotion and the sound of two awesome dudes, one riding a bass like a surfboard, the other in a drum kit like a barrel, plunging down the steepest face of Mount Everest, sober but mad, screaming their way through the almost impassable barrier of snow, rock, trees, starving animals and unstoppable velocity.”
If that sounds awesome to you, then check out the album over at Exclaim.ca now.
Kiln Hardened Psalms will be released on November 1st through the band themselves and Handshake, Inc.
Japan’s post-rock legends Mono have premiered both of their forthcoming new albums over at A.V. Club.Rays of Darkness and The Last Dawn will officially be available on October 24th (Europe), 27th (U.K.), 28th (North America) and November 5th (Japan) and can be purchased here, here and here. But if you cannot wait one more minute for these huge, expansive albums, then head over to A.V. Club to stream them both now.
Portland trio Wizard Rifle have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Here In The Deadlights, over at Noisey. The new track is the nearly seven minute “Crystal Witch” and it is a complete acid trip. The wacky song begins with some slow-building layers of psychedelic tremolo-picked riffs and immediately switches to a procession of jarring, bouncing riffs that eventually bleed into a grumbling sludge metal section. If that sounds weird, that’s because it is, but in the best way possible of course. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Here In The Deadlights will be released on October 28th via Seventh Rule Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
The forthcoming opus from U.K.’s death/industrial metal hybrid Anaal Nathrakh, Desideratum, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Revolver. The album will officially be released on October 28th via Metal Blade Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you like chaotic, grinding death metal and just so happen to like the electronic nuances of industrial metal, then Desideratum is the right album to you. Get your fix of aural psychopathy over at Revolver.
Portland doomsayers Usnea have premiered the title track from their forthcoming record, Random Cosmic Violence, over at No Clean Singing. “Random Cosmic Violence” begins its 14 minute excursion with psychedelic, acoustic-centered strumming before launching into a completely devastating doom assault. Experience the massive track for yourself over at No Clean Singing now.
Random Cosmic Violence will be released through Relapse Records on November 7th (Germany, Benelux) and November 10th (U.S., U.K., Europe). Pre-orders can be placed here.
Doom legends Pentagram have announced a string of headlining Midwest and East Coast tour dates. The band will be joined by the likes of Radio Moscow, Blood Ceremony, Bang and Kings Destroy on select dates of the trek. Those dates can be found after the break.
The Great Sabatini have released the official video for their track “Life During Wartime” off of their most recent creation, Dog Years. The album’s melodic yet sludgy closing track is set to a collection of scenes from the 1993 animated film, “The Thief and the Cobbler”. It may seem random but works pretty well with the song itself. Feel free to check out the video after the break.
Blues-infused noise makers The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane) have announced a string of Western U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent effort, Dissent. The trio will be joined by the likes of ÆGES on all stops on the tour. The touring schedule can be seen after the break along with a stream of the track “Eraser”.
Portland occult metal outfit Atriarch have premiered their forthcoming album, An Unending Pathway, over at Pitchfork. The goth, doom, black metal and hard rock hybrid will officially be released on October 27th via Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here. While you are checking out, stream the album in all its gloomy glory over at Pitchfork.
Giant Squid have premiered another new track from their forthcoming album, Minoans, over at Burning Ambulance. The track is entitled “Sixty Foot Waves” and it revolves bass-heavy grooves and features, like all of Giant Squid‘s discography, a huge cinematic flare. The somber cello and multiple vocal harmonies seem to give the track a haunting feel as well. You can stream the track after the break along with their previously released single, “Mycenaeans”.
Minoans will be released on October 28th via Translation Loss.
The new 7″ EP from Pittsburgh’s Purge, Sewage, can now be streamed in full over at CVLT Nation. If you like your hardcore grimy, dissonant, and all around chaotic, then Purge is the band for you. Feel free to stream the destructive EP over at CVLT Nation now.
Sewage is now available via Deathwish and can be purchased here.
Fear Before appear to be ending their hiatus according to a recent Facebook update. The band, whom announced their hiatus back in 2010, posted a short video depicting vocalist David Marion recording vocals. The clip can be seen here.
Fear Before released their last full length album, Fear Before, back in 2008. Guitarist and vocalist Adam Fisher is still working with his side-project Orbs (Between the Buried and Me, etc), whom will be releasing a a new 7″ this month and a new full length next year.
After nearly a decade-and-a-half of silence, Montreal-based experimental rock act Lae will release their long-awaiting debut full length, Break the Clasp, on November 25th.
The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name Lae-Tseu and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes and earned a solid regional fanbase. As they were preparing to recorded their debut full length, the band dissolved and was put on hold in 2001. Now, nearly 13 years later, the newly reformed Lae are ready to unleash these songs upon the world.
We here at American Aftermath are excited to bring you your first taste of Break the Clasp in the form of the album’s seventh track, “Sister”. The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization. Stream “Sister” for yourself and read a quick interview with Lae mastermind Marc Lucas Ablasou after the break.
Hollow Earth (Enabler, Shai Hulud) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut full length, Silent Graves, over at Metal Sucks. The new track is entitled “World To Come” and it hits with massive metallic hardcore weight. Angular riffs are thrown all about like rogue darts before ending in a massive, chugging climax. Stream the track for yourself over at Metal Sucks.
Silent Graves will be released on November 11th via Panic Records.
Hollow Earth will also embark on a tour early next month with the likes of KDC, Run With The Hunted and Exalt in tow. Those dates can be seen below.