Southern California hardcore outfit Forced Order have booked both fall and winter tour dates on both American and European soil. From October 9 to November 7, the band will be playing a handful of shows in their home state alongside Ceremony, Soul Search, Burn and Trapped Under Ice. On November 18, the band will join Turnstile on a European trek that will extend through November 30. Finally, the band have booked another handful of California shows with Foundation that will commence in January of neat year. All of those dates can be found after the break.
New York experimental rock trio Pseudo/Sentai have premiered the official lyric video for their track, “Classic Tactics of Xenocide”, at Bloody Disgusting. Taken from their impending Bansheeface LP, the new track is composed of angular progressive rock nuances and eccentric, carnival-esque melodies. The band offered the following comments regarding the new tune:
“Humans regard themselves as absolute predators. We do not live with a fear of being manufactured prey. ‘Classic Tactics of Xenocide’ is set in a world where our food chain equals have decided to annihilate us in response to a perceived action, one that we ourselves didn’t even commit. There is little left to do but detach ourselves, escape from the situation and witness it through a safety lens until they finally come to get us. ‘Enjoy being you while you still can.’”
Swedish heavy metal outfit Ram have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Svbversvm, at Heavy Blog is Heavy.Titled “The Usurper”, the new track is full of classic heavy metal heart that Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and the like would be proud of. Check it out now.
Svbversvm will be released on October 30 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order here.
UK noise legends Ramleh have announced the release of a new double-album full-length. The new album will be titled Circular Time and will feature nearly two hours of new material spanning across two discs. The record is due out on November 20 via Crucial Blast. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
Ramleh are set to perform a series of rare live shows in California in early 2016. Stand by for more details as they become available.
Detroit psycho punks Child Bite have premiered their cover of Celtic Frost‘s “The Usurper”, at Decibel. The new cover, which features the vocals of Philip Anselmo, will be featured on the upcoming Celtic Frost tribute, Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost, which is due out on November 13 via Corpse Flower Records. Check it out here.
Seattle doomgazers He Whose Ox is Gored have premiered their upcoming full-length debut, The Camel, The Lion, The Child, at Invisible Oranges. The album will be officially released Friday, October 9, via Bleeding Light Records. Pre-orders are still available here. After several EPs and splits, the band come into their own on this leviathanic album. It features an eclectic sludge style that is unique to them and them alone. Check it out and tell us what you think.
Be sure to catch the band on tour this fall. The touring itinerary can be found below.
Philadelphia death metal trio Horrendous have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Anareta, at Invisible Oranges. Titled “Ozymandias”, the new track features seven minutes of classic, blistering death metal rife with scathing riffs and spiraling licks. Check out the jam for yourself after the break.
Anareta will be released on October 30 via Dark Descent Records. Pre-order here.
German sludge/doom outfit Black Shape of Nexus announced that they have finished recording and mixing their fourth full-length record and follow-up to 2012’s Negative Black. The new record, titled Carrier, is currently being mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be finalized for release through Exile On Mainstream in the Spring of 2016 on CD and 2xLP. The album will feature six tracks, including a Hellhammer cover, and will be over 50 minutes in length. Vocalist Malte Seidel issued the following statement:
“Carrier is the result of a band being in a constant state of deterioration. Doing a record is a very unpleasant and harmful process for us. Creating Negative Black already was a nightmare, but with Carrier the understanding of the term nightmare needs to be expanded. This is not being said to play the ‘tension and dissent create great art’ card. This album is not art. This album is not musicianship. This album is simply the album that we were able to do under the current circumstances while sometimes asking ourselves if a split-up would not be the better option. The final mix of Carrier is done at the moment.”
More information on the record will be revealed in the months to come. In the meantime, stream Negative Black after the break.
New York metallic hardcore outfit Vision of Disorder have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Razed To The Ground, at Lambgoat. Titled “Hours In Chaos”, the new track churns out incendiary instrumentation that offer up all the beatdowns necessary to constitute a good metallic hardcore jam. Vocalist Tim Williams commented on the new track:
“It’s a song to awaken people to what is going on around them; the unrest, the guns, the utter disregard for human life. The world has become a dangerous place. I feel I’ve illustrated the feelings of anxiety and insecurity that is so prevalent today.”
Guitarist Mike Kennedy adds:
“This song embodies everything that is VOD,…Politically relevant and musically explosive, ‘Hours In Chaos’ is one of the most raw and powerful tracks VOD has ever written.”
California’s aquatic-themed sludge purveyors Giant Squid have announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus. Guitarist and vocalist Aaron Gregory stated that there are no new plans to write another album or play any new shows at this time, but feels there is more to be said by the band in the future. Gregory mentioned new musical projects, vinyl re-releases and other special releases and merchandise to keep the band alive. The entire statement can be read after the break.
French hardcore outfit Birds In Row have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Personal War, at Alternative Press. The new track is titled “O’Dear” and it barrels forth with driving, melodic hardcore that is as blistering as it is emotive. Stream the three-minute stunner at this location.
Personal War will be released on October 30 via Deathwish, Inc. Pre-order here.
Additionally, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with WAITC on October 30. That release can be picked up here.
Swedish progressive sludge outfit Moloken have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, All Is Left To See, at Heavy Blog is Heavy. Titled “Subliminal Hymns”, the new track cycles through hypnotic, galloping sludge sections that, when combined with dread-filled atmospheres, make for a menacing listen. Check it out at this location.
All Is Left To See will be released on October 23 in Europe and on November 13 in North America. Pre-order here.
Philadelphia psychedelic doom trio Wizard Eye have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at The Obelisk. Titled “Stoneburner”, the new tune is a nearly nine-minute journey through crunchy bass lines and kaleidoscopic, hazy-eyed stoner riffs. Vocalist/guitarist Erik Caplan commented on the new jam:
Blackened death metallers Ævangelist have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss, at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released on CD and digital formats in North America on October 9 and in Europe on October 23 via 20 Buck Spin. A vinyl edition is slated to arrive in December. Pre-orders can be still be found here and here. Fans of Portal, Behemoth and Ulcerate will have no problem falling in love with this blasphemous and delightfully dissonant opus. Check it out after the break.
At the end of October, Seattle noise makers Great Falls will unleash their bleak and blistering opus, The Fever Shed. The Washington trio craft a cacophonous, suffocating and destructive sound that is fully actualized on this forthcoming full-length. The instrumentation is uproarious and dissonant, and when combined with maddened vocals, creates a claustrophobic atmosphere of which there is no escape. It is arguably one of the more intense releases to be heard in 2015. American Aftermath recently caught up with the group to discuss the new record, future plans and more.