Contrary to popular belief, the Canadian grindfiends who released Disgorge Mexico have actually never toured Mexico. Until today that is. That’s right, Fuck The Facts will kick off their Mexican tour alongside Landmine Marathon and Rottenness on this very day. After the jump you can peep the dates and you can also check out FTF‘s rad cover of Warsore‘s “Thief,” which will be released at some point on a Warsore tribute album. Radness all around. Continue reading
Even in this day and age women are discriminated against. From the workplace to the home, women find themselves fighting all the way for the same things that men take for granted. Even in metal you’ll still find the stereotypical misogynist who believes women have no place in the pit , or worse, have no place as the frontwoman in a band. However it’s women like Transient singer Krysta Martinez who continue to fight an uphill battle for women everywhere. And on their self-titled LP, grindcore band Transient make it perfectly clear that women not only are able to hold their own playing guitar or bass they also possess the pipes to scream and shout with the best of them.
Not too long ago I told you about Evocation and their (soon to be released) new EP Excised And Anatomised which is a covers album. The album features fantastic renditions of tracks by the greats At The Gates, Napalm Death and more. The band has unleashed the first cover from the album and what is it you ask? Continue reading
Captain Three Leg, DIY Noise, Dysmorfic, Fossil Fuel, Hurts To Hear, Incident At Ape Canyon, Iron Butter, Luchacore Records, Mortville Noise, Pantalones Abajo Marinero, Pure Fucking Hate Productions, Rupture, VIolent Headache, wadge, Whoretorn
When you throw eighty-three tracks from nine different bands on a single CD, you immediately have my attention. I am a huge fan of grindcore, as you all should know by now, and my good friend Andy, of Captain Three Leg, has sent me a spectacular nine-band split titled Incident At Ape Canyon and never before have I sat down with something this huge to review. I figured it would take me a while, so I sat down with at my computer with a juice and my electric cigarette, determined to push through this wall of vicious grindcore. I know a few of the bands on this album, but there are a lot that I don’t know. I look forward to getting schooled on this one. Continue reading
Aeon, Animals As Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, metal blade records, Norma Jean, periphery, Razor & Tie, relapse records, Revocation, sumerian records, Summer Slaughter, The Dillinger Escape Plan, the ocean
I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I told you about that killer new track that Oblivionized was streaming off of their new split with Plague Widow. Well, The Widow has followed suit and they are now streaming an a-mazing new track called “Paralytic Levitation” and you can hear it after the jump. Trust me, you want to do this. Continue reading
Motherfucking Oblivionized, British spazzy-tech-grinders, are always on top of their shit. Last year they released a stellar EP on Grindcore Karaoke and then I told you they’d be releasing a few new splits this year. Well, the good fellows have unleashed a killer new track that you should all be streaming right fucking now! Continue reading
Good mourning, American Aftermathers! On this terrible Friday morning, I bring you the gift of brutal deathgrind. Late last year, San Antonio, Texas grinders Vaginal Bear Trap (also known as V.B.T.) released a fantastic full length by the name of “Just The Tip“. Posted above is that album, so feel free to listen to it while you smoke a blunt or do a beer bong or whatever it is that you gotta do to get yourself mentally prepared for you shitty day at work. Continue reading
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
2012, Aesop Rock, Balmorhea, best of, birds in row, Bone Dance, Car Bomb, Cattle Decapitation, Converge Xiu Xiu, Cursive, Death Grips, deftones, Earth, El-P, Fiona Apple, Gaza, Gifts from Enola, godspeed you black emperor, Killer Mike, King Dude, Kowloon Walled City, Lilacs & Champagne, Locrain, Mamiffer, Marriages, pig destroyer, Sharon Van Etten, So is the Tongue, swans, The Mars Volta, The Men
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
Since early this year we have informed you that Swiss grinders Mumakil had started recording a new album. We also told you that the album was already postponed for a bit due to an issue involving drummer Seb’s arm. Well, the band has made another turn, as Seb announced today that he announced that they have already replaced Seb with Kevin Foley (of Benighted). You can read the first statement, concerning Seb’s departure, after the jump. As for the state of the forthcoming Mumakil release? Apparently it is “on the right track,” whatever that means. Continue reading
black metal, Bridgejumper, Cryptic Passages, Dark Hardcore, Deathgrind, doom metal, going peacefully, Grime Watch, grindcore, hardcore, Iron Grip, Sludge Metal, Standing On A Floor Of Bodies, The Oily Menace
“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987
Welcome to the third edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. As promised by the lack of a posting last week, we now have a double sized edition this week. Six satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading
A stream of a previously unreleased Cryptopsy song entitled “Boden” has surfaced online. The track will be one of three previously unreleased tracks on the band’s upcoming best of compilation, The Best of Us Bleed. The compilation will be released on November 19th while their new self titled record will see a U.S. release on the same day. You can check out the pummeling, blood soaked “Boden” below.