Exclusive Interview: KALIYA

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Today (March 3), Dallas, TX quintet Kaliya release their new self-titled record, following years of on-and-off activity. The album was recorded by Garry Brents (Cara Neir) and mastered by Proscriptor of Absu, and showcases the band’s dark and intense grind-infused, Swedish death metal influenced sound. In this interview with American Aftermath, guitarists Ben Cooper and Thomas Booe discuss the album and how it represents a new beginning for Kaliya, as well as how the band has evolved over the years, their Scandinavian influences and more. Continue reading

FULGORA Streaming New Album “Stratagem”

Fulgora (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, etc) have premiered their forthcoming debut album, Stratagem, over at Decibel. The album will officially be released on March 24 via Housecore Records and can be pre-ordered here. The album combines the speed and vileness of grindcore with the hellacious riffing of death metal into one gnarly package. Stream the heavy-hitting opus in full at Decibel now.

MAGRUDERGRIND Sign With Relapse Records; Label Debut To Arrive Later This Year

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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PISS VORTEX Releases Music Video For “Devouring Intent”

PISS_20VORTEX_cover_web_originalPiss Vortex, the Danish grinders that won the hearts of two Aftermathers (Lane and I) last year have made their way back onto AA real fast. The band has just released their first music video for their track “Devouring Intent.” This video is extremely raw and DIY and it’s pretty fucking cool. You gotta love Piss Vortex. Amirite? Check it out below.     Continue reading

THEORIES Streaming New Track “Shame”

theoriesAfter the bummer that was the last post, I’m really glad that something happened to make today a little less glum. Theories have unleashed a beast of a new track off of their Metal Blade debut. The track is question is titled “Shame” and you should absolutely feel ashamed of yourself if you don’t listen to and enjoy this grinding sonovabitch. Check it out below and get blasted.      <!–more


Regression will be released on March 24th via Metal Blade Records.

FULL OF HELL Announce New Record And Spring Tour With THE BODY

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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

Review: DEAD IN THE MANGER – “Cessation”

Dead In The Manger made an interesting entrance last year with the release of their debut, six-track EP, Transience. The band, who remain shrouded in anonymity, combined blistering black metal instrumentation with the ferocity and hyper-speed rhythms of grindcore. The six-movement record was immediate and dismal, as one would expect from a grind/black metal hybrid. To follow up that release, Dead In The Manger have crafted another six-track album that will, once again, drag you into the deepest depths of a blackened abyss.

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DEAD IN THE MANGER Streaming New Album “Cessation”

Dead-In-The-MangerBlackened grindcore heathens Dead In The Manger will unleash their immensely vicious Cessation next Tuesday and if you cannot wait to get some of that sickeningly unholy grind, you can now stream the album in full! The good folks at Steel for Brains has unleashed all of Cessation. This album is soooo incredible. You’ve got to hear it. Check it out after the jump, thanks to SfB.     Continue reading

SIMBIOSE Streaming New Track “Ignorância Colectiva”

Portuguese grind/crust outfit Simbiose have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Trapped, over at Ponto Alternativo. The track is entitled “Ignorância Colectiva” and it is full of thrashing, galloping crust that fans of Doom and the like will adore. Vocalist Jonhie says the new track “talks about the kind of people that just likes to criticise and say bad things about the others, but in reality don’t do nothing for anyone or to change anything!” Feel free to stream the new jam after the break.

Trapped will be released on March 15 via Anticorpos Records.

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MÖRSER Debut “All To Suffer” Video

German deathgrinders Mörser have premiered the official video for their track “All to Suffer” from their upcoming album, V. The vile, face-melting grind anthem is set to clips of Russian scientist Sergei Brukhonenko’s experiments on a deceased dog’s severed head from the 1940’s film “Experiments in the Revival of Organisms”. The track and the film complement each other quite nicely, to say the least. Check out the video after the break.

V will be released on February 27.

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UNREST Streaming New Track “Quit”

Philadelphia/Brooklyn based grindcore outfit Unrest (Woe, Trenchrot, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, the aptly titled Grindcore, over at Apochs Metal Review. The track is titled “Quit” and features plenty of gore-splattered riffs and thrash grooves in the Nasum/Napalm Death vein. Stream the new track at this location and stream another track from the record, “Anything To Shock”, after the break.

Grindcore will be released on March 24 via Unspeakable Axe Records.

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DEAD IN THE MANGER Debut “II” Video

The mysterious black metal/grind hybrid Dead in the Manger have premiered a new video for their track “II” from their impending full length, Cessation, over at Decibel. The seizure-inducing video was put together by Handshake Inc.’s David Hall, who had the following to say about the clip:

“This is probably the first time I’ve made a video for a band without talking to any of the members,….I sort of just got an email one day from the label that asked if I’d be interested in making a video for a black/grind metal band. I listened to the track and really dug what I heard so I agreed. The only real info and guidance I was given was the name of the song, ‘II’, the album title, and the album’s artwork. From listening to the track and taking the cover artwork as inspiration, I decided to try and create a depressing and degraded, impressionistic, moving version of the cover, and use some found footage, stuff that I shot, and mix it together to make a scratchy, black-toned void that hopefully assaults the eyes as nicely as the music assaults the ears. After a few botched attempts, I arrived at the version you see now.”

Feel free to check out the clip after the break.

Cessation will be released on February 3 through 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be purchased here and here.

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THEORIES Announce Debut Album; Stream New Track “Cycle Of Decay”

theoriesMetal Blade Records is set to release the debut album from Seattle’s Theories. The album is titled Regression and, while it was sure to be amazing regardless, the band is currently streaming a new track titled “Cycle Of Decay.” The track is a brutal deathgrind beatdown and it’s pretty amazing. Check out a stream of the track below.     Continue reading

GRISTNAM Release New EP “release2″

Louisiana grimy hardcore quintet Gristnam (ex-haarp, ex-Omean) recently released their sophomore EP, simply titled release2, over on their Bandcamp page. The new release features 6 new tracks of vile, groove heavy grinding tunes that aim to ruin your day. The new EP can be streamed after the break.

Gristnam have also announced the release of Even Less; a full length that pairs both release1 and release2 together. The record is available through Housecore Records on 12″ orange vinyl (limited to 300) and cassette (limited to 100).

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NAPALM DEATH Streaming New Track “How The Years Condemn”

Napalm-Death-Apex-Predator-Easy-MeatNapalm Death are back, baby! The time is drawing near and the band will be unleashing the brutalizing Apex Predator – Easy Meat at the end of the month. If that doesn’t excite you enough, the band has presented us all with a fantastic new track titled “How The Years Condemn.” This is definitely one of my favorite Napalm Death tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Check out the track after the jump. Grind your mind.     Continue reading