Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
WAKE and Primitive Man, two of the most promising young bands in extreme music are making preparations for their upcoming spring tour which will see them getting the party started right in Denver May 15 and bringing things to a close in St.Louis 5/28. With stops along the way in D.C., with The Body and Water Torture, and in Charm City at MDF with the millions of amazing bands that play that event every year.
This tour will cover both ends of the extreme music spectrum with Primitive Man bringing the slow, crushing, low-end pain with their punishing brand of blackened sludge/doom while WAKE will be providing the SPEEEED!! with the unending power and mania that is their hardcore/grind attack.
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California Troy-worshiping metallic hardcore outfit God’s Hate (featuring members of Twitching Tongues) have returned with “Father Inferior”, the band’s first new material since their awesome debut EP Divine Injustice early 2014. The new single serves as a teaser for the band’s Summer-expected debut LP, Mass Murder, and was recorded with Taylor Young at The Pit Studios in Van Nuys and mastered with Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios. Stream “Father Inferior” exclusively over at BloodyDisgusting and pre-order the limited 7″ single of the track via Closed Casket Activities here. Additionally, be sure to catch God’s Hate playing at United Blood, at the second date of No Warning’s reunion shows and supporting their California brethren in Disgrace around appearances at New England Metal Fest, dates below. Love live True Detective samples. Continue reading
Los Angeles-based experimental rock outfit Upsilon Acrux have premiered a new track from their upcoming seventh full length album, Sun Square Dialect, over at Steel for Brains. The track in question is the album’s dizzying opening number, “Pitch Mountain: Maps”. The song spirals about with a colorful array of instrumentation that runs the gamut of math rock, progressive rock, krautrock and free jazz. It defies categorization and dazzles simultaneously. Head over to Steel for Brains to stream the track now.
Sun Square Dialect will be released on April 14 via New Atlantis Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after break along with the band’s upcoming record release shows.
Well, I’ve seen some fucked up shit in my day and I am still surprised by some of the shit that comes across my radar. Today? Today that fucked up shit is Father Murphy‘s music video for their song “A Purpose.” The video is stop-motion paper craft and it features the popular topic of Jesus/Christianity. Also, it’s pretty insane. Check out the video below and see if it tickles your whatever. Continue reading
Texas experimental metal architects Pyramids have premiered their upcoming album, A Northern Meadow, over at Stereogum. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, March 17, via Profound Lore and can still be pre-ordered here. The record combines elements of black metal, shoegaze, drone and a plethora of other styles into one eight-track behemoth that fans of Kayo Dot or Locrian will have no issue getting all hot and bothered over. Head over to Stereogum to stream it now.
It’s been a few weeks since we heard a new Minsk track, but one has graced us this fine day. The band will be releasing their new album The Crash & The Draw next month and the second track off of the album has made it’s way too us. You can check out this blistering beast by the name of “The Way Is Through” below. It’s a banger. Enjoy. Continue reading
Experimental metal outfit Minsk will be unleashing their new album The Crash & The Draw in April and the band has just unleashed its first track off of the highly anticipated record. The track is titled “To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure,” and if you want to have your mind absolutely blown, this is the track to do it with. Check out some mad Minsk action after the jump. Continue reading
Pyramids are a band that I have always found myself listening to when I had no idea what kind of music I wanted to hear. The bands sound is so weird and so varied that it is instantly interesting. Pyramids will unleash their new album A Northern Meadow next month and they have released a new track for your streaming pleasure. The track is titled “The Substance Of Grief Is Not Imaginary” and it’s fucking phenomenal. Check out the track below. You’ll listen to it three times just to begin to take it all in. Continue reading
Hiram-Maxim will release their debut album early next month and the band has unloaded a massive new track titled “One.” The track is one hell of a crusher, coming in at more than eleven minutes and it holds strong throughout. This band is vicious and I’m really digging them, so they come highly recommended. Check out “One” after the jump. Continue reading
Two titans of grind joined forces the other day with the most trusted name in grind , Relapse Records, signing hardcore/grind/powerviolence marauders Magrudergrind. With their impending label debut set for release later this year.
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In addition to previously announced March tour dates marking their journey to Texas’s annual SXSW festival and plans for a Japan tour with Weekend Nachos, audio terrorists Full of Hell have announced dates for a Spring tour with fellow Portland, OR brutalizers The Body, the conclusion of which will see a collaborative record between the two entities. The Oceancity, MA crew are also preparing a record for release on John Hoffman’s (Weekend Nachos, SPINE) DIY label Bad Teeth Recordings. Peep the full tour details for Full of Hell below. Continue reading
Experimental doom outfit Hiram-Maxim have premiered the opening track from their forthcoming self-titled debut album over at Vice. The track, entitled “Visceral”, combines sludgy bass lines with Pink Floyd-esque progressive rock nuances and Oxbow-style weirdness. The sprawling seven minute jam is a trip down the rabbit hole, where everything is noisy, psychedelic and just plain odd. Feel free to stream the track after the break.
Hiram-Maxim will be released through Aqualamb Records on March 3. Pre-orders can be sought after here.
Canadians Merdarahta, featuring Fuck The Facts’ Topon Das and Melanie Mongeon, recently released their new album, As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset, on January 20. The band also features members of The Sun Through A Telescope, Mekhaya and others, and combines experimental ambient noise with doom and drone. In an interview with American Aftermath, Das discussed how Merdarahta came to be and how much of a departure it is from Fuck The Facts, as well as the writing process for As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset, the theme behind the album and more. Continue reading
As the year draws to a close, music journalists and bloggers reflect upon what was released in order to construct their year-end “Best Of” lists. It can sometimes be quite a daunting task putting these silly little lists together. “Did I forget anything?” “Well, this album should be placed at number 10 and this one at 15.” “I’ve been staring at the same computer screen for three hours; my life is in shambles.” But luckily, there are certain releases that were so good that it makes the process a little easier. So good, that you just can’t not forget to mention them. For me, one of those albums is Wreck and Reference‘s Want. The bleak, experimental noise/ambient duo’s sophomore full length is unsettling and memorable in the all the right ways. American Aftermath recently caught up with the two musical architects Ignat Frege and Felix Skinner to talk a little bit about the record, the band’s sound and origins, pasta and sadness.