Category Archives: Hardcore

Exclusive Interview: SEIZURES

Since 2010, California’s Seizures have been crafting abrasive hardcore that could quite possibly level cities or, at the least, melt faces. With the release of their second full length, The Sanity Universal, the five piece have become a force to be reckoned with. The album marks a big stylistic jump from their previous efforts, opting for more unyielding chaos and experimentation. They take the blueprints from bands like Botch and Deadguy and mutate it into new forms. Basically, Seizures put the “chaotic” in “chaotic hardcore”.

American Aftermath got a chance to speak with vocalist Cameron Miller and bassist Ian Hodges on the new album, band beginnings, and future plans. 

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FINAL CONFLICT’s “Ashes To Ashes” Reissue Streaming In Its Entirety

Tankcrimes’ reissue of Final Conflict’s renowned debut record, Ashes to Ashes, is out now and streaming in its entirety. You can check out the remastered hardcore opus after the break and order your copy at this location. As an added bonus, a video showing off the LP layout and the band’s forthcoming shows can be found below as well.

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CONVERGE Release New Music Video

ConvergeConverge, easily one of the best bands of all time, released their highly-appreciated All We Love We Leave Behind and blew everyone away. It’s been more than two years since the album was release, but the band has just released a music video for “Precipice” and the albums title track “All We Love We Leave Behind” jointly.

The video is a beautiful representation of something that I don’t understand. I love the video, but I don’t understand what’s going on. Check out the video after the jump.     Continue reading

THE HELL Sign To Prosthetic Records

The HellI don’t often post about bands signing to labels unless the bands are personal friends of mine, but UK’s The Hell have announced their signing in such a way that I don’t think there are many sites who haven’t/won’t be picking up on it. The band had Prosthetic’s co-founder E.J. Johantgen announce the bands signing while he was “being held against his own will.” See the video below.      Continue reading

ENABLER Streaming New Track “New Life”

Enabler-La-Fin-Absolue-Du-Monde-620x620One of AAHQ’s favorite bands, Enabler have already rocked us with the first single off of their impending LP La Fin Absolue Du Monde and now they are kicking my ass with yet another killer jam. This track is called “New Life” and it completely destroys. Check it out after the jump, courtesy of Lambgoat, and get your brain bent. This is definitely a release that you need to keep your eyes open for.

Also, be sure to check out Zack’s interview with Enabler here and Enabler‘s tour dates alongside Eyehategod here. Continue reading

TORCH RUNNER Streaming New Track “Feeding”, Detail New Album

North Carolina’s Torch Runner are streaming a new track from their forthcoming album over at Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. The quick, but certainly not painless track is entitled “Feeding” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Committed to the Ground, which is due out on May 13th via Southern Lord.  The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break. Be sure to check out the new jam here.

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Ear One Productions To Release VOICE OF REASON Discography

Ear One Productions have confirmed their plans to release the discography of short-lived Connecticut melodic hardcore band, Voice of Reason. Their 22 song discography will be collected in the 33 track Looking Back to the Way Things Were: Voice of Reason  1995 – 2001, which includes multiple demo and compilation versions of some tracks. Ear One will release the effort on June 3rd on a limited edition digipak CD with a poster, limited to 500 copies only. Pre-orders for the discography can be found here and an email list for a free download of the album can be found here.

A remastered version of “Still the Same”, in lyric video form, can be found after the break.

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Review: LIONHEART – “Welcome To The West Coast”

wttwcepI’ve recently started listening to a band called Lionheart, who are fairly new to me but they have a handful of releases under their belts. Their latest offering caught my eye not too long ago after I watched one of their music videos. I was instantly intrigued based on my love of this style of metallic hardcore. Lionheart kick shit into gear right away and they destroy. That’s a fact.     Continue reading

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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ACXDC Detail Forthcoming Debut Full Length


Everyone’s favorite Californian powerviolence outfit, ACxDC, have released the official artwork and track listing for their upcoming self-titled debut full length. You can find those goodies after the break. The 16 track, Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, etc) mastered monstrosity will arrive on June 24th through Melotov Records.

The band checked in with Decibel to give a brief studio report, so head over there to check that out as well.

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Album Of The Week: XBISHOPX’s “Suicide Party”

SuicidePartySo, I was at a Hastings the other day looking through CDs (I know, right? Who buys CDs?) and I stumbled across an album that I haven’t seen in years. That album was xBishopx’s Suicide Party, and I was beyond stoked that it was only a few bucks and an amazing find. I was a huge  fan of xBishopx in the mid 2000s, so getting back into them all these years later is great. I chose this record as the album of the week basically because I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since I bought it.

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lomaWest coast hardcore act Loma Prieta have just kicked off their short-but-sweet tour of the west coast with phenomenal support from Fucking Invincible. If you’re on the west coast, I seriously envy you and I hate you if you miss out on one of these sure-to-be-killer shows. Check after the jump for dates.     Continue reading

CALL OF THE VOID To Record New Full Length This Month

Denver’s Call of the Void have announced their plans to enter the studio later this month to record their sophomore full length and follow up to Dragged Down a Dead End Path.  The new LP will be dubbed Ageless and will be recorded mixed by Andy Patterson (Gaza, Eagle Twin, etc) at The Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City.  The record will be mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, etc) at Audiosiege and will feature artwork crafted by Cult Leader vocalist/ex-Gaza bassist Anthony Lucero. This will be the first recording with new guitarist, Gabe Morales. The album is expected to be released through Relapse later this year. The band had the following to say on the upcoming effort:

“We are beyond stocked to hit the studio again with Andy Patterson and start the second chapter of the Call of the Void. The addition of Gabe Morales has added a new ferocity to COTV sound. Don’t expect Dragged Down a Dead End Path part II.”

You can peep the band’s upcoming tour dates and “Napalm Lungs” video after the break.

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EYEHATEGOD Announce Tour Dates

ehgSouthern sludge horde Eyehategod will embark on a massive US tour this summer with some killer support from Enabler and Ringworm. I mean, come on. That is a damn-fine line up for a tour. Eyehategod‘s full run will go for 26 dates with Ringworm and Enabler coming in on the seventh date of the tour and going through the remaining dates. Check out the full schedule and poster after the jump. Stoked yet?     Continue reading