One of the raddest hardcore bands killing it right now is Baptists, who absolutely crush on every release they put out. I think the bands pending release Bloodmines might be their best yet and to further prove my point, the band is currently streaming their new track “Calling,” which you can hear after the jump, thanks to Metal Injection. I love this mid-paced crusher and I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bloodmines! Stream below. Continue reading
Lane told you about Trap Them covering tracks from Edge Of Sanity and Hot Snakes for Decibel’s FlexiDisc series and now you can stream both of the covers! I adore both Trap Them and cover songs, so I was euphoric before I even listened to the tracks (both of which are magical). You can check out those covers after the jump, courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading
One of my favorite current bands, Old Wounds released their phenomenal new EP Death Projection today and, in case you didn’t have enough interest in it, you can stream the album in full! Thanks to the good people at AltPress\, the album has been presented to the world and I highly suggest you get a dose of death in your life today. Check out the stream after the jump. Do it. Continue reading
Groove-heavy North Carolina-based hardcore punks Society Sucker have premiered their new self-titled EP over at Decibel. The five-track affair is official out today via Get This Right Records and can be purchased here and here. If you like your hardcore fast, dirty and super catchy, then Society Sucker is the band for you. Head over to Decibel to stream the EP or check out below.
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell are currently streaming “Gordian Knot”, the first cut off of their upcoming collaborative LP with renown Japanese noise artist Merzbow, exclusively over at Noisey. Delivering on the band’s promise to continue to push their aural boundaries to further realms of harshness and inaccessibility, the new track deters away from the band’s groovier dark hardcore beginnings in place of a newer adherence to the rasp of death metal and grindcore, a direction the full album is due to pursue. Stream “Gordian Knot” via Noisey here along with an interview with vocalist Dylan Walker on the band’s new alliance with label Profound Lore, commentary on the development of the new album as well as information on the second bonus album included exclusively with the CD version of the band’s upcoming LP. In addition, Full Of Hell are set to embark on an Australian tour with Idylls and Machina Genova late November. Peep dates for that tour below.
Full Of Hell & Merzbow arrives November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records and vinyl via A389 Recordings. Full Of Hell’s most recent release was an exclusive 2014 Record Store Day split with Dwid Hellion (Integrity) noise project Psywarfare.
Over the six years my band has been part of the Vancouver live circuit, one particular show stands out in my memory. Within thirty seconds of their set, the band onstage at the Patricia Hotel caused total chaos when their vocalist jumped into the crowd. I remember thinking to myself, “Who is this madman?” Not only did the vocalist have the crowd at his whim, the vocal sounds coming out were powerful. Turns out that man was Last Plague’s Heath Fenton. Along with Last Plague, Heath played in the bands Witness Protection Program and Angry. I got a chance to pick Heath’s brain and find out what’s going on these days with Last Plague.
How has the Vancouver changed from your days as an all age musician to the present day?
Heath Fenton (vocals): It has changed a bunch. When I first moved here in 1996 it was the music scene that brought me here. There were a shit load of wicked bands and there was tonnes of support for the scene. All ages shows would sometimes draw in the high hundreds for local shows. Amazing stuff. That’s the main difference. Unfortunately that scene fizzled out shortly after we moved here. For whatever reason. People growing up. Drug addiction was a major factor in it. The scene is healthy now. There are a number of places to play. And so many amazing bands. people really have got to pay more attention to what is going on with heavy music in this town. Another difference is, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s there was really only a couple of venues that would house heavier type bands. So that has changed. There are at least a dozen right now. And crowd support seems to be coming around again. But nothing like it was in the mid 1990s. Maybe that will change, but I have no idea what the kids are doing these days. And the bar crowd is not getting any younger.
What Vancouver venue sticks out in your memory as being fundamental to your show going/playing past?
The venue that stands out the most to me over the years is obviously the old Cobalt. That and the Columbia, which is called 303 now. Both were run by Wendy13, and anything she does pretty much rules for the metal/punk community. When I was in my first real Vancouver band (Human Resistance Program) she ran the Columbia shows and always booked us. We played a shit load of awesome shows there that stand out in my mind. After that place closed then it was onto the Cobalt. I don’t think i need to explain anything about that place and the legendary status it achieved with in the community. It’s just too bad it ended.
I last posted about Xerxes last month when they released a new track off of their forthcoming album Collision Blonde. Well, if you were excited for that track, then you’ll be just as excited, or maybe more for the title track off of the album! You can check out a stream of the song over at NPR now. It’s really dreamy and really amazing. Love it. Enjoy.
Collison Blonde will be released on October 21st via No Sleep Records.
Lane and I have been championing Warsawwasraw for months now and the time has finally come for all of you to join us in our love of the band. That’s right, right now you can check out the debut album from this noisy hardcore act Sensitizer. If you know whats good for you and you love loud, aggressive music, get some Warsawwasraw in your life. Check it out after the jump, courtesy of Noisey. Continue reading
The 2009 Helsinki, Finland borne crossover thrashers in Foreseen have announced plans for the release of their debut LP, Helsinki Savagery, for CD/digital download release on November 25th via 20 Buck Spin with a later planned split vinyl release between 20 Buck Spin and European label Take It Back Records on February 3rd. Riding on the back of several well-received EPs, Helsinki Savagery will test the group’s long-honed classic thrash meets modern hardcore sensibilities for the length of ten tracks and promises a return to “a concrete toughness to thrash that’s largely been missing for years”. Peep the tracklist and album art for Helsinki Savagery (by Chad Keith and Eetu Blomqvist) along with a stream of “Structural Oppression”, the first single for the album released far back in January below. Stream and download FREE all of Foreseen’s current discography via their official bandcamp account here. Continue reading
Last week I posted about Shreddy Krueger, a band I had just heard about because they covered my favorite Alexisonfire track. Well, the band is back and they have released their cover of Foo Fighters hit song “My Hero.” Their cover does a lot of justice to the original and I dig it. You can check out the cover after the jump. I’m assuming all of these will be put on an album eventually. That’s what people do, right? Check it. Continue reading
Crawling out of the murk that is the North Carolinian hardcore scene last year, Society Sucker are out to decimate reality and crush all of your hopes and dreams. Taking cues from our hardcore forefathers but staying as relevant as Trapped Under Ice and Suburban Scum, this band is definitely going to make waves with the release of debut, self-titled EP. If you are prepared to headbang until you can’t anymore, check out “Sentenced” off of the forthcoming Society Sucker EP after the jump. YEAH. GET BENT.
My hardcore homies Old Wounds will be unleashing their fantastically crafted new EP Death Projection next week (Sept. 16th). In anticipation of the albums release next week, Pitchfork has unveiled a rad new track titled “Bloodpact.” I love Old Wounds and I think this EP is some of the bands best work to date. Don’t believe me? Well, check out “Bloodpact” here and see for yourself. Nooch.
We here at American Aftermath love baseball-themed grindcore outfit Puig Destroyer and with that, we are excited about the bands forthcoming full-length. The band has just unleashed a badass new track for all to hear and it’s called “No One Cares About Your Fantasy Team.” If I’m not mistaken, the band has no issues with fantasy football, but they are all tired of hearing about teams relentlessly. Can’t blame them. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
Post-metalcore act For The Fallen Dreams released their pretty rad new album Heavy Hearts and the band has now released a music video for their track “Bombay.” I really love this track and the video is pretty cool, so check it out after the jump, wontcha? If you’re new to the band, Heavy Hearts is a great place to start and it’s available now through Rise Records. Enjoy. Continue reading
French audio-devastators Nesseria have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming sophomore full length, Fractures, which follows the band’s 2009 self-titled debut and their 2011 split with Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire. The new track is entitled “Le Malheur Des Autres” and it churns out chaotic, flesh-shredding riffs and black metal-tinged melodies at hyper-speed. You can stream the destructive track after the break.
Fractures will be released on November 15th via Throatruiner Records.