With a brash and ignorant name like Killing Thing and an equally ridiculous genre description such as “Pittsburgh Heavy Shit”, you’d probably expect in this current musical climate, no less than layers and endless layers of formless breakdowns pitched through some POD guitar sample tones and programmed drums. In this case though, you’d be wrong. Underneath the self-embodied, well executed pit riffment spirit of the Pittsburgh five piece known as Killing Thing are a huge array of technical qualities, groove and definite compositional know-how, that all together only seethes ignorance superficially. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I premiered a new Mumakil track here and now the band is streaming another over on our illegitimate brother site CVLT Nation. Both of these tracks are only the beginning of the sheer awesomeness that is Mumakil‘s new album Flies Will Starve. Trust me, you don’t want to pass this album up.
Sometime in between the release of the two new tracks, Mumakil released a new music video for their song “Death From Below” that somehow got skipped over here on American Aftermath. You can stream that below and then go check out “War Therapist” over on CVLT Nation. Continue reading
Full Of Hell have recently debuted the video for the song “The Lord Is My Light”, off of their recently released sophomore LP, Rudiments of Mutilation, out now on A389 Recordings. The corrosive experimental two-toned video comes directed by Lukas Hodge, who also directed the group’s previous video for the track “Fox Womb”, and depicts a hooded individual plastered with projections of slice of life moments whilst in the midst of a suicide attempt.
Stream the ghoulish video as well as Rudiments Of Mutilation in full below and be sure to catch Full of Hell on their remaining tour dates with Seven Sisters of Sleep as well as on their upcoming European trek with Circle Takes The Square and Code Orange Kids, details also below. Continue reading
Chicago, IL caustic powerviolence outfit Sea Of Shit have announced plans for an upcoming Summer tour with Dekalb, IL grindcore allies, Sick/Tired. Check out the full tour circuit details as well as streams of Sick/Tired’s recently Cowabunga Records released LP, King Of Dirt(order here), and Sea Of Shit’s devastating 2011 self-titled EP, all below. Follow Sea Of Shit’s blog here for tour updates. Continue reading
The Swiss grinders Mumakil have released the dirty details on their upcoming record, Flies Will Starve. The upcoming effort will boast twenty-four short bursts of mutilating grindcore and will be released through Relapse Records on June 21st in Germany, Benelux, and Finland. The UK and abroad will see a release while the US will receive the record on June 25th. Pre-orders for the album are currently being offered at this location. Below you will find the official track listing as well as the album’s official trailer.
The Atlanta based crusty grindcore trio of Dead in the Dirt are currently working on their debut full length as we speak. The band have wrapped up the writing process and will now travel to Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago to record with Andy Nelson. The new record will reportedly be titled The Blind Hole and will follow two EP’s, Vold and Fear. The record should see a release through Southern Lord later this year. The band will also be embarking on a Southeast U.S. tour this may and the dates can be viewed below. As an added bonus, stream the band’s first two EP’s below as well.
By Lane Oliver
Pittsburgh grinding hardcore purveyors, Complete Failure, are back to their old blasphemous tricks again on their new record. The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault took three years to fine tune and fully harnesses all of that hellacious anger that Complete Failure purveys with great pride. This ten track record makes for a vile twenty-two minutes that most of you hardcore punks will enjoy.
Italy’s premiere blackened hardcore band, The Secret, have partnered with Scion A/V to bring you a new music video for their song “Seven Billion Graves” from their most recent effort, Agnus Dei. The grainy, black and white video shows frame after frame of bleak landscapes and the ruins of civilizations of the past. The video is just as dark and depressing as the band’s music so it’s safe to say it’s a perfect fit. You can view the video at Invisible Oranges or feel free to check it out below.
I think it’s safe to say that all of us here at American Aftermath like to jam a little Nails every now and then. It’s also safe to say that all of us here are anxious to hear their second LP, Abandon All Life, which comes out on March 19th via Southern Lord. Well it looks like the Pitchfork crew are teasing us with the first song to be released from the upcoming record, “God’s Cold Hands”. This three minute song is just massive sounding and is full of that crushing, noisy D-beat haberdashery that we come to know and love about this kind of music. Check out the killer track now and peep the album’s track listing and their upcoming Spring tour dates with Xibalba and Early Graves below!
“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987
Welcome to the ninth 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. Last week, I didn’t have the time to write up a post. And while I promised six passages, only three satanic passages will await you in this week’s cryptic chasm…after the jump for reasons you can read in the title. Continue reading
I can say, honestly, that I have never heard of Call Of The Void before today. There was one clear indicator that told me I was going to like this band before even hearing them. What was it? They’re on fucking Relapse Records. I am a huge supporter of Relapse Records because a lot of my favorite bands have called that place home over the years. So when I settled down and checked out Call Of The Void, I knew it was going to be killer. Continue reading
“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987
Welcome to the seventh 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. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading
By Lane Oliver
Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, Wasted Struggle have crawled from their cesspool of filth to inject you full of crusty, chaotic hardcore rage. The four piece’s debut six song EP, Guillotines, was brought to my attention a few weeks ago only for me to discover a solid piece of work. While the EP is less than twenty minutes long, these six songs should channel any violent urge you have. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
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.
The wait for the monolith of brutality that is the upcoming To Live A Lie Three-Way split between Southern Californian demonic powerviolence forces ACxDC, Arizonian metallic hardcore infused powerviolence maniacs Sex Prisoner, and similarly Arizona based Dirty Harry denominated powerviolence Magnum Force has just gotten shorter. In addition to announcing an upcoming March Winter tour, ACxDC have also made available their five song slice of the upcoming split for streaming and download. Check that and peep the full Winter tour cycle(venues TBA) as well as ACxDC’s remaining December tour dates after the jump. To Live A Lie’s three way split is set to debut sometime late Winter during February or March. Continue reading