IDES OF GEMINI Release New Album Trailer

Ides of Gemini have released the second official trailer for their forthcoming sophomore album, Old World New Wave, which is out on September 16th via Neurot Recordings and SIGE Records. The stunning new trailer  was directed and produced by bassist/vocalist Sera Timms and shot by Timms and drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson. The nearly five minute clip captures beautiful, yet haunting imagery and is set to clips of new songs that will be featured on the record. You can check out the clip after the break.

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OMMADON Announce New Album “V”; Preview New Track

Scottish drone/doom act Ommadon have announced the release of their fifth full length album, aptly-titled V. The new record was recorded live and will feature two new sprawling tracks that clock in at a combined 90 minutes. The record was mastered by Billy Anderson and will be split across four sides of vinyl. Terrorizer is currently stream side-A of the record, which comes in at a astounding 23 minutes. Point your browsers here to check it out.

V will be released on August 5th via Domestic Genocide. Pre-orders can be found herehere (U.K.) and here (Netherlands).

SLEEP Streaming New Track “The Clarity”

Artwork for Sleep's "The Clarity," the band's first new material in 20 years.

Sleep have premiered the first new track since the release of 1999′s Jerusalem/Dopesmoker over at NPR. The track is entitled “The Clarity” and is apart of the Adult Swim’s 2014 Singles Program, which will also feature new tracks from Mastodon and Deafheaven. The nearly 10 minute track combines the droning atmosphere of sister band OM with that classic Sleep low-end doom. The band have plans to release the single on a limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing in the near future. Until then, check out the track after the break.

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BRIMSTONE COVEN Streaming New Track “Behold, The Anunnaki”

West Virginian doom outfit Brimstone Coven have premiered a new track from their forthcoming self-titled album over at The Obelisk. The new track is entitled “Behold, The Anunnaki” and it features catchy, stoner grooves and an overall classic doom vibe. Check out the track for yourself over at The Obelisk.

The band’s self-titled debut, which is a remastering of their self released debut album and EP, will be released on August 5th via Metal Blade. Pre-orders for the effort can be placed here.

Tour Dates:
7/19/2014 Rock Bottom Campground – Cameron, WV
7/21/2014 Goodfella’s – McMechen, WV
7/31/2014 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2014 Chronic Tattoo – Cleveland, OH

TWITCHING TONGUES Streaming Live Album “World War Live”


The strange Los Angeles metallic hardcore ensemble Twitching Tongues are currently streaming a new “live” album entitled World War Live exclusively over at Decibel Magazine. Recorded live with an audience of twenty sum members, the dichotomous fake/real record(with art by Sean Taggart (Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front)) simultaneously functions as a best-of album for the group with jokes, cameos and easter eggs that followers of California hardcore will be able to pick out. The band’s official statement for the record is as follows:

Recorded live in the Van Nuys stadium called THE PIT in front of twenty screaming fans, this is (not) a true testament to the event that occurs when this band hits the stage. The band was tired of hearing “they’re better live,” so here it is. With a setlist comprised mostly of songs from their latest LP, In Love There Is No Law, as well as previous material, the record almost doubles as a best-of the band’s current stage. The album cover was made by the legendary Sean Taggart (Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front) and hardcopy buyers will regret their purchases slightly less with the addition of bonus material.

Stream World War Live here and pre-order the physical record, which promises extra material, via Closed Casket Activities here. Alternatively, attendees of this year’s This Is Hardcore festival can purchase the record from Closed Casket before everyone else gets it shipped.


ELECTRIC WIZARD Streaming New Track “I Am Nothing”

Electric-Wizard-Time-to-Die-620x663Crushing doom legends Electric Wizard have unleashed the meanest track you will hear all day: the first offering off of their forthcoming album “I Am Nothing.” The band will be releasing their new album Time To Die in September and if “I Am Nothing” is any indication as to what we can expect then you better strap on your head banging helmet, kiddos. This track absolutely kills and I cannot wait to hear more. Check out the track after the jump.     Continue reading

NORILSK Streaming New Track “Potsdam Glo”

Japetus EP - photo band

Gatineau, Québec based doomsayers Norilsk have released a new track from their forthcoming debut EP, Japetus, which is due out on July 22nd. The new track is the dismal yet melodic “Potsdam Glo” and can be downloaded for free over at the band’s Bandcamp page. You can also check out the lumbering track after the break.

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OWLFOOD Announce Tour Dates

Boston experimental drone enthusiasts Owlfood have announced a handful of U.S. tour dates that will commence this Sunday, July 13th. The band will be playing five cities in the course of one week and will include an appearance at Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin along side The Body, Thou, Kowloon Walled City and others. The band will be touring in support of their most recent release, the 27 minute long opus Destroyers of the Moon. The band will be joined by the likes of Windmills by the Ocean (Isis, Blacktail) and Taiga (Bryant Clifford Meyer of Isis) on select dates. You can check out the dates and stream Destroyers of the Moon after the break.

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PALLBEARER Announce North American Tour

After recently completing a North American run with Deafheaven and Wreck and Reference, and with a European trek supporting Yob on the horizon, Pallbearer have announced another string of North American tour dates that will commence in October. Support on most dates of the tour will come from the likes of Tombs and Vattnet Viskar. You can check out all of the upcoming tour dates after the break.

Pallbearer’s Foundations of Burden will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore.

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YOB Release New “Clearing The Path To Ascend” Teaser

Yob have released a second teaser video for their forthcoming album, Clearing The Path to Ascend. In this new clip the band detail the themes surrounding the record and offer a greater bit of new music to entice you with. You can check out the clip and the band’s upcoming tour dates after the break.

Clearing The Path to Ascend will be released on September 2nd via Neurot Recordings.

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CVLT Nation have premiered a new track from both Bastard of the Skies and Grimpen Mire from their new split LP. Each of the tracks open up the respective band’s side of the release. Bastard of the Skies brings the cavernous sludge on “Yarn” while Grimpen Mire excel in all things doom on “The Hollow Wreck”. Head over to CVLT Nation to check the tracks out.

The split can be purchased now via this location.

SUNN O))) & SCOTT WALKER Collaborating On New Album

scott0It has been reported via 4AD that experimental musician Scott Walker and legendary drone band Sunn O))) will be collaborating on an album to be released later this year. I am not extremely familiar with Scott Walker, but after listening to a track (see below), I am 100% positive that this will be one of the weirdest releases of the year. Should be interesting regardless. Check out a Scott Walker track and a Sunn O))) track after the jump.       Continue reading


grouppicYou may remember that American Aftermath recently sponsored the Southerwestern US tour featuring the amazing bands Godhunter and Secrets Of The Sky and the band took the time to compile a full tour diary detailing the trek. The diaries were curated by a member of each band and it is highly entertaining. You can check out the diaries after the jump. Also, don’t forget to check out the interviews I conducted with the bands here and here.      Continue reading

THE BODY/THOU Tour Begins Next Week

In support of their recently released collaborative album, Released From Love, The Body and Thou will embark on a summer U.S. tour starting on Monday. The band will be performing a collaborative set, which will include material from Released From Love and others, on most dates. The tour will lead up to Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in which the band will perform as one unit on the first day of the festival and then separately on the following days. You can check out the extensive touring schedule after the break.

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YOB Announce UK/European Tour

Oregon doomsayers Yob have announced an extensive fall UK/European tour in support of their forthcoming album, Clearing the Path to Ascend, which will be released on September 2nd via Neurot Recordings. The band will be joined by Arkansas doom outfit Pallbearer for the entirety of the trek. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.

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