Absolutely one of my favorite albums of 2015. So Hideous are just amazing and everything they release is gold. It may seem like I blow this band pretty hard on here, but I really do love the guys and their music. Laurestine is a beautiful album that I can listen to over and over and I want you all to do the same. Stream the album below and do it now. Continue reading
A genre of music that I find mesmerizing is blackened punk. It’s filthy, it’s raw and it’s amazing. I really love Raspberry Bulbs and now I’ve been turned on to a new band called Cape Of Bats. These guys absolutely destroy with their doom-influenced blackened punk madness. The band has given me the first five tracks off of their forthcoming album Violent Occultism and you can stream those after the jump. Check it out. It’ll crush you. Continue reading
Canadian blackened filthmongers Revenge are right at the top of my most wanted list. The band will release Behold.Total.Rejection in November and I am sooo pumped. The band has already released one new track and they have now given us another. This sickening jaunt is titled “Silent Enemy” and it is fucking rad. Stream it below. Revenge is a dish best served through headphones at full blast. Continue reading
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.
This Gift A Curse are phenomenal. I just heard this band last night and they absolutely blew me away. I was not expecting that sound to come from a band with that name. Well, I like being surprised and I like discovering amazing music. This Gift A Curse will be releasing their new album All Hail The Swinelord in a few weeks and MetalSucks has premiered a new track titled “Hanging Feet,” which killlls. Check out the track below and make sure you keep your eye on this band. Continue reading
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Abigail Williams have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, The Accuser, at No Clean Singing. Titled “Lost Communion”, the new track barrels forth with a seemingly endless onslaught of melodic, yet scathing guitars and thunderous blast beats. Guitarist/vocalist Ken Sorceron issued the following comments regarding the new tune:
“This is probably the most straight forward song on the album. It’s restless as we were when we wrote it and it burns like alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It reflects upon burning bridges, dependency, negativity and self-destruction. Wrote this one at a low point but it still fits like a glove.”
Check out the track now.
The Accuser will be released on October 30 via Candlelight Records.
Abigail Williams is currently on tour with noise metal legends Today Is the Day. The remaining dates can be found below.
Philip Anselmo of Pantera and Down fame recently revealed in a recent Hellbound.ca interview that he will be fronting a new black metal-esque project titled Scour. Scour will feature John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Fulgora, etc), Chase Fraser (ex-Animosity, etc), Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention, etc) and Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation) among its ranks. Anselmo stated the following:
Imagine that the prehensile appendage of some unseen, Lovecraftian creature wraps around your ankles and pulls you through an interdimensional portal into a realm far worse than Hell. You are dragged, writhing in terror, through corridors of darkness where malformed beings grasp at and pick away at your flesh. This is a realm where your worse fears and anxieties are manifested and heightened. A place that acts as an intense fever dream of which there is no waking. A place where death is the only release from relentless psychological torture. This is where you are transported to while listening to Imperial Triumphant‘s Abyssal Gods. Through the use of mangled instrumentation, haunting atmospheres and a modern black metal foundation, this New York musical act creates one of the more unsettling and simultaneously awe-inspiring metal releases of the year. It’s an intensely claustrophobic record that only the most masochistic metal fans will enjoy.
San Francisco’s Deafheaven have premiered their upcoming, highly-anticipated new album, New Bermuda,on NPR. The follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Sunbather will be released on October 2 via Anti Records. Compared to its predecessor, New Bermuda is much heavier, rawer and more nuanced. Stop wasting time and check it out for yourself now.
French black metal trio VI (Ex-Antaeus, Aosoth) have premiered their upcoming debut, De Praestigiis Angelorum, at Metal Sucks. The album will officially be released Friday, September 25, via Agonia Records. Pre-orders can still be found here. The record combines a modern take on traditional blistering, frostbitten black metal nuances with dashes of technical, dissonant madness thrown in. Check it out now.
Postblackened act So Hideous is a band I can’t get enough of. The band will release their new album Laurestine next month and they have just released their latest track, titled “Relinquish.” The track is everything I love about So Hideous and so much more. Laurestine is magic and I really dig the new music. Check out “Relinquish” below. It’s rad. Continue reading
Greek black metal legends Varathron have announced the release of a new seven-track EP. The new offering, which follows their 2014 Untrodden Corridors of Hades full-length, will be titled The Confessional Of The Black Penitents and will be released through Agonia Records on October 23. The release will feature three brand new tracks and four songs recorded live, with a total playing time of 40 minutes. The live tracks were recorded in Larisa (Greece) on the 16th of May, 2015 and mastered by Achilleas Kalantzis (guitars). Tracks 2 & 3 have been recorded and mixed at Infinite Loop Music Studio (Greece) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio (1349, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Emperor, Code, Ulver) in Norway. The band commented:
“Infernal warriors we salute you! The Abyssic Black Cult strikes again! “The Confessional… ” is the closing chapter of “Untrodden..” era. Featuring 3 brand new tracks of amazing occult atmosphere. For the first time we also include 4 live tracks from our show in Greece in 2015. Classic masterpieces from the dark past like “Unholy Funeral” and “Cassiopeia’s Ode” will be unleashed upon you”!
The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of new track “Sinister Recollections” can be found below.
It’s been a little bit, but back in August Lane posted about a new track by New York’s black metal at Teloch Vovin. The band is amazing and I really dug the track, so when the EP came down the tunnel (so to speak), I was super stoked. It’s an incredible release and I am so happy to be bringing you a full stream of Further Down The Tunnel today. Relax, it’s black metal radness. Stream the album in full below. Continue reading
Ævangelist are a faaaaantasticly heavy blackened death metal band that I have been digging for a while now. The band hails from the States and they absolutely crush. They are going to release their new album Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss early next month and I am so stoked to announce that we here at American Aftermath are premiering a killer new track titled “Gatekeeper’s Scroll” and I want to inform you that it will destroy you. Dude, Ævangelist are so sick. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
There are few fourth-quarter albums coming out this year that are exciting people as much as Deafheaven‘s New Bermuda. I know I am stoked for this album and for good reason. The band has just released their new track “Come Back” and it is amazing. You can check the track out below. Do it. It’s fucking Deafheaven. Continue reading