Exclusive Interview: OF FEATHER AND BONE

Denver’s Of Feather And Bone are set to unleash their crushing debut full-length, Embrace the Wretched Flesh tomorrow (September 18) via Good Fight Music. Rooted in hardcore and combining different elements of crust, grind and death metal, the trio have crafted an exceedingly dark and gritty set of discordant tracks that are filled with despair and visceral aggression. In this recent interview with American Aftermath, vocalist/bassist Alvino Salcedo discussed Embrace the Wretched Flesh and working with Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Call of the Void, SubRosa), as well as the record’s lyrical approach, the camaraderie within the flourishing Denver metal scene and more.
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OF FEATHER AND BONE Streaming New Album “Embrace The Wretched Flesh”

Colorado filthy grind outfit Of Feather and Bone have premiered their forthcoming debut album, Embrace the Wretched Flesh, at Decibel. The record will officially be released this Friday, September 18, via Good Fight Music (Pre-order here). This tumultuous album collects the grimiest crust and grind imaginable in a dismal, unrelenting assault of dissonance and aggression. Stream it now.

OF FEATHER AND BONE Streaming New Track “Calloused Embrace”

Denver’s Of Feather and Bone have premiered a track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Embrace the Wretched Flesh, over at CVLT Nation. Titled “Calloused Embrace”, the filth-ridden track charges forth with an onslaught of crust-coated grime and malevolence. The rapid-paced beating leads up to a metallic hardcore beatdown that only brings more pain. It will devastate you in less than two minutes. Check it out now.

Embrace the Wretched Flesh will be released on September 18 via Good Fight Music.

AMBASSADOR GUN Streaming New Track “Invaders”

And, the perfect way to end this fine day is to throw on something nice and smooth and go quietly into that good night. J/K. The best way to end a Thursday is with a brand-spankin’-new Ambassador Gun track! The band’s new record Tomb Of Broken Sleep will see it’s release this summer and the good folks at No Clean Singing have premiered a track titled “Invaders.” Sit back and let this filthy crustgrind take hold of you. See you kids tomorrow.     Continue reading

MARUTA Ready Relapse Recs Debut LP; Preview Track Released

Fresh off their re-formation and their recent signing with the trusted purveryors in all thing metallic, Relapse Records, Florida death/grind unit Maruta announce the details of their label debut Remain Dystopian. Slated for a June release date , Remain Dystopian aims to top the band’s previous exercise in grind fury, Forward Into Regression.

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PRIMITIVE MAN Announce Spring Tour Dates With Canadian Grinders WAKE

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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SIMBIOSE Streaming New Album “Trapped”


The upcoming album from Portuguese crust outfit Simbiose, Trapped, can now be streamed in full over at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released on March 16 via Anticorpos Records and CD/shirt bundles can be acquired via the following email address, anticorposportugal@gmail.com. The 14-track record hits hard and fast with a collection of songs that run the gamut of crust, grind, hardcore and metal. Get your teeth kicked in over at Invisible Oranges now.

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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Review: BODDICKER – “False Flag”

My attention was first alerted to the existence of Boddicker last fall when I was tasked with the responsibility of reviewing their split with Kata Sarka. I was immediately impressed with the unbridled fury Boddicker was able to contain in each of their songs so I was very much interested in reviewing their latest release, an EP entitled False Flag.

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Exclusive Interview: ENABLER’S Jeff Lohrber

Enabler has since their formation in 2009 gained a sizable following by releasing a plethora of LPs, EPs, and splits showcasing their potent combo of punk,hardcore,thrash,grind, and crust. Following up on their critically acclaimed 2012 LP All Hail The Void, released on Southern Lord Records, will be La Fin Absolue Du Monde, a rawer ,even more intense exercise in brutality than anything else in Enabler’s discography.

Singer/guitarist/main songwriter Jeff Lohrber was kind enough to sit down with me for an interview via email. Read on after the break.

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ENABLER: Second Full Length To See Spring Release; New Spring/Summer Tour Dates Announced

Milwaukee based hardcore/crust/thrash/grind/whatever unit Enabler will see the release of their second full length, La Fin Absolue Du Monde this spring. Set to hit stores in vinyl and CD versions this May 27, just one day after their debut appearance at Maryland Deathfest. A collaborative effort between San Francisco based Creator-Destructor Records and NYC-area-based The Compound, the label arm of media/PR outfit The Earsplit Compound, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, (“the absolute end of the world” in French) , comes hot on the heels of  Shift of Redemption and Flies , the two EPs the band released in 2013.

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IROCCUIron Reagan, the Municipal Waste side project, has announced a group of tours alongside the bands Occultist and Ghoul coming up this April. Any one of these shows will surely destroy every braincell you have left. So if you’re in the area, go out and see the spectacle. Check out the dates after the jump.       Continue reading


In this review Profane Existence, one the most trusted names in crust/d-beat, were kind enough to furnish me with preview copies of their 2013 Limited Edition Singles Series. With 12 7″s of some the best crust, d-beat, powerviolence, grind,Oi!, and even some folk punk; your ears will sure to never find themselves bored with this eclectic mix of all things punk.

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