HONDURAN Announce Breakup

Portland hardcore trio Honduran recently announced that they have officially called it quits. The band’s statement is as follows:

“well the time has come. after 6 years of completely ripping shit up we’ve called it quits. there’s no more gas in these old, rusty tanks. we always said if it’s not fun, we won’t do it. so here we are. thanks for all the love & support throughout the years. keep street eagles blasting & remember to tell the youth about it so it never dies.

dropped from a mile up,

jason, corey & kevin”

The band released their final album, Street Eagles, in 2013. Stream it after the break as well as view their “Yawnmower” video.

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WATER TORTURE Announce Disbandment

New York’s noisy, bass and drum duo Water Torture have announced that they will cease to be a band. The band’s statement is as follows:

Welp, its been real, thanks yall for the support over the years. We will be posting announcements for the final show/shows. And ill be posting a way to buy what ever merch is left as well. We had a really good run and made alot of friends over the past few years. Im sure there will be new projects from us as well, but there will be no further new recordings or tours. For now thanks for giving a fuck about what we did, we love you.

The band’s final release, 2014’s Pillbox, can be streamed after the break.

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POISON IDEA Cancel Upcoming Dates, Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Well, you can’t discount Poison Idea for being dishonest. The band has called off all of their upcoming tour dates and have gone on an immediate indefinite hiatus. The band has sited “some health/sanity issues, personal matters and addressing some unfortunate band behavior.” So, at least they were up front about their whole situation to an extent. We don’t know the exact reason for the hiatus, but it’s gotta be something serious. Farewell.

The band recently released their new album Confuse & Conquer on Southern Lord.

DIMESLAND Releases Statement On Passing Of Guitarist

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Drew Cook, guitarist of the forward-thinking, psychologically-demanding Californian metal outfit Dimesland, has recently passed away. Bandmate and brother Nolan Cook issued the following on Cook’s passing:

 We are saddened to announce the untimely passing of Oakland musician extraordinaire, Drew Cook, of the bands Dimesland and Wild Hunt. Drew was a special guitarist and a wonderful individual who will be deeply missed by the Bay Area music scene and by the many who were fortunate enough to have collaborated with or otherwise known him. We have lost an incredibly kind, funny, and talented human being.”

Cook’s passing has put all of his current acts on hiatus until further notice. The most recent example of his musical prowess can be heard on Dimesland‘s debut full-length of last year, Pyschogenic Atrophy. You can check it out after the break.

Please keep the family, friends and bandmates of Cook in your thoughts.

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Everything Ends: HIVESMASHER Call It Quits

hivesmasher quitWell fuck me. It sucks to see bands that I love call it a day, but that time must come for all bands, I suppose. Today we saw the end of Hivesmasher after nine amazing years. This band has done so much to help us here at American Aftermath and we loved having them contribute to the site and just be awesome dudes. This is one of those times where I will tell you to never forget Hivesmasher. I know that I will still keep them in my mind and on my iPod. Check out some choice Hivesmasher shit after the jump.     Continue reading

ROTTING OUT Has Broken Up

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Despite plans for an album following their latest EP Reckoning and a previously announced spot on this year’s Warped Tour, California hardcore act Rotting Out have broken up. The disbanding has been addressed briefly and in little detail by both vocalist Walter Delgado on his tumblr page here and the band as a whole on their official Facebook here.

 

A Sad Day Indeed: INDIAN Call It Quits

It is a sad, sad day for us who listened to and loved Indian. The sludge act was most definitely influential and they were one of my favorites. It sucks a fat one to see them go, but there comes a time when bands move on. Like Battlestar Galactica, this has all happened before and it will all happen again. Rest in peace, Indian. We will remember the fond memories, and you music will live on forever. Crush.     Continue reading

IT DIES TODAY Scrap New Album, Postpone It Indefinitely

itdiestodayWell, this blows. Remember a year ago when I was so excited that It Dies Today was going to release a new album? They even went as far as to release a new song (see here). Well, apparently it was all for nothing because the band has released a statement announcing that they will not be releasing a new album and plans to do so have been scrapped indefinitely. Fuck me, this sucks. You can check out the statement after the jump as well as check out one of my favorite IDT tracks.      Continue reading

BLACK TUSK Bassist Jonathan Athon Has Passed Away At Age 32

black_tusk-1080x675One of my favorite bands of all time is Black Tusk and for good reason. The band is definitely a force to be reckoned with and it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that bassist and vocalist Jonathan Athon has passed away due to injuries he attained in a motorcycle accident. He was put into a medically-induced coma and was later taken off of life support. It was his wish that he not be sustained on life-support. It is sad to see such a talented person pass away at such a young age. Jonathan was 32. After the jump you can see a few of Black Tusk‘s videos in which you can see Athon in action as well as read a statement from the band. Farewell, Jonathan.     Continue reading