Go figure that right when I really get into a band, they break up. Gifts from Enola announced today that they will call it a day. The band will play one final show on June 8th in Harrisonburg, VA at the Blue Nile in which they will play material spanning their entire discography. Read the band’s official statement and jam their latest release, A Healthy Fear below.
The Salt Lake City hardcore quartet Gaza announced that they have officially thrown in the towel. The official statement read as follows:
Gaza is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together.
No other information has been released as of yet and who knows if they’ll elaborate on their reasoning. But it’s none of our business. We should still expect to see music from their sister band Bird Eater coming soon so there are always positives. On a personal note, I enjoyed this band immensely and I will miss their spiteful jams. Best of luck to all of the members in their future endeavors.
Prepare for the ultimate bummer Mars Volta fans because according to a plethora of recent tweets, it seems as if the frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has quit The Mars Volta. In these tweets Cedric cites creative differences with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, stating that Omar’s involvement in his new group, Bosnian Rainbows, was over shadowing his involvement in The Mars Volta. According to Cedric’s words, he had tried to put a North American tour together in support of Noctourniquet but Omar was not on board with the idea. Apparently The Mars Volta is no more by what Cedric says:
After fourteen years, California metalcore band Bleeding Through have decided to throw in the towel. An official statement was issued by frontman Brandan Schieppati to Blabbermouth regarding their demise and their final plans, which includes farewell tours in North America, Europe and Australia:
Back in July I posted about the impending break-up of symphonic deathcore-turned-descent-black-metal band Abigail Williams and now it has been announced that not only is the band NOT breaking up, they will be releasing a new album in 2013. The band will also be embarking on a (possible) post-break-up tour. So, yeah. If you were bummed that the band called it quits, rejoice! If you were happy the band was over, sulk and whine. Either way, talk it over in the comments. Continue reading »
After fifteen years, seven albums, and becoming one of the most successful underground bands of all time, christian metal(ish) band Underoath have decided to call it quits. The band will be releasing an anthology album made up of songs from their entire career and doing one final farewell tour where they will play fan selected favorites.
I know what most of you are thinking, yes, they were still around, I had no idea either. I’m not really bummed about this breakup but I am sure some of our readers have to be, after all, Underoath was the biggest thing to happen to christian metalcore since… well, Jesus. It’s not like they were the worst band either. I won’t lie and act like I didn’t have a phase when I found some of their songs enjoyable. Hell, one of the first shows I ever went to was them and eighteen visions back in ’03.
For those who care, the official press release as well as a statement from the band and the anthology track listing can be read after the jump. Continue reading »
Last Saturday, A389 dark hardcore sludgers Low Places officially turned in their badges. It was a poignant moment, amongst the blaring beats of 2 Chainz’s “Birthday Song”, Low Places ended their tenure with their last words being the popularized Big Sean term “swirv”. From their short time in existence, Low Places have paved a legacy of disgust, hatred, negativity, and pain particularly exemplified by their their unrelentingly brutal discography(FREE), their aptly fearsome live performances(which included the flinging of equipment into the audience), and some of the best goddamn mixtapes I have had the misfortune to hear. Rest in pieces, you sons of bitches. I’ll see you in Child Brides.
As I posted last August, Alexisonfire is no more. Most of the members now have personal lives that interfered far to much for them to be a constant member of the band and some have moved on to work with other bands, so it was time for them to end after nearly ten years. The band had previously talked about doing a farewell tour, going out with a bang, and now they are doing just that. According to the band, December is the only month that all of the members are available to hit the road, so that’s when this will kick off.
After the jump you can read a blurb from the band and check out the tour dates for this tour. I said it before and I’ll say it again. Godspeed, Alexisonfire and good luck. [Continue...]
I was kinda into Norther one summer a few years ago. I went through a weird phase and found myself listening to them quite a bit. I think I was also into Children Of Bodom at that point, so yeah… Well, I haven’t listened to Norther in a while, but today I learned that the band will be calling it quits after sixteen years. It sucks to see any band break up, but it could have happened to better bands, I suppose. Anyway, check out a Norther track below and after the jump you can read what the band had to say on splitting up. Norther‘s last album Circle Regenerated was released in 2011 by Century Media Records. [Continue...]
We’ve been ripped off, abandoned blablabla but we survived and end the tour with a fucking smile. We’ve been touring hard every year for quite awhile and we think it’s time to take a break and concentrate on our personal shit as for now. We’ll be back touring hopefully with another new album? MASSIVE thanks to Nicolas of Bones Brigades Records and the boys from Evisorax for being so cool during the tour. we love you guys endlessly. Last but not least, Luc from Doomstar Bookings/Fubar and of course our lovely Azean for being so patient with us. A very memorable LAST tour with the right people for the fucking win. We couldn’t have done it without your support towards us. Thank you fellow friends across the globe. GRIND OR GET THE FUCK OUT! SEE YOU AGAIN IN A FEW YEARS!
This is what met me when I got off of work and logged in to check all of my shit. I work my ass off all day and I get greeted with a big “fuck you” in the form of an announcement by Singaporean grinders Wormrot stating that they were calling it quits (for the time being at least). Fuck me, right? Arif has two other projects currently in the works, however. One is called Code/Error, which I have posted about before and the other features both members of Hiroshima Vacation whose name slips my mind. Hopefully we’ll catch some of those tunes soon.
I don’t know howAbigail Williams sits with the readers here at American Aftermath, but I figured some of you might be into them, so it was worth posting about. As of September 16th,Abigail Williams will, much like the person from which they took their namesake, cease to be. MetalSucks destroyed the band when they announced this news, where Axl stated he enjoyed the bands first EP for a while. I am pretty much the exact opposite. I hated everything the band did up until their latest release Becoming which came out on January 24th via Candlelight Records. I actually really, really liked that album.
So yeah, after the bands forthcoming tour, which heads out soon, they will be calling it quits. Not really sure how i feel about this, seeing as they band only recently released a record that I could tolerate. So yeah. Check out a track from Becoming below and if you’re a fan of Abigail Williams, be sure to catch them on this final tour.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! It bums me out to announce to you guys that guitarist/vocalist Kevin Conway is no longer in East Of The Wall. Earlier today this was posted on his FB -
“Just to save everyone time and confusion, I am no longer a part of East of the Wall. Any band-related inquiries should be sent directly to the band. Cheers”.
Fuck, damn, shit. This bums me the fuck out. Not only does Kevin provide the clean vocals to EOTW, he is also an extremely nice dude. You can bet that this will affect EOTW‘s sound. Once a replacement or more info is available, I will post it. Until then, continue to support East Of The Wall and Kevin‘s other project El Drugstore.
Oh, and I’ll leave you guys with this since it’s topical…..
– Josh Huddleston