Formerly intended to be a one-off joke project, the 2013 borne baseball-themed grindcore project Puig Destroyer (members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die and Kowloon City) have furthered their foray into the serious with the release of their debut self-titled LP, out today on No Sleep Records and currently streaming over at No Sleep’s official Soundcloud page and below. The appropriately 20 song, 24 minutes long effort is the band’s most refined effort to date, touching over subjects such as Halos’ MVP outfielder Mike Trout, former Angel outfielder Mark Trumbo and distaste for fantasy football shenanigans and was written in the hope that an additional twenty tracks of baseball-themed mayhem still makes “any sense to anyone”. Stream Puig Destroyer by Puig Destroyer below and pick up the record on digital download via No Sleep Records here. Continue reading
The release of Xerxes new album Collision Blonde is slowly drawing near and the band has released another new track off of the album for all of us to enjoy. This track is titled “A Toast” and it’s very post-punk meets standard Xerxes sound. I love this track and have listened to it… Numerous times already. Check it out after the jump and see if it tickles your fancy. Or anything else. Continue reading
If you love your music fast, pissed off and snarling, then you must be familiar with Torch Runner. The band has been featured a few times on American Aftermath and I absolutely adore them. I was recently given the opportunity to interrogate vocalist/bassist Rob Tuner as well as invite you all to stream the new Torch Runner album Endless Nothing. This album is spectacular and it is definitely one of my favorites of the year. After the jump you see check out my quick interview with Rob as well as stream some of the crustiest filth this year. Enjoy it. Continue reading
The finest, cerebral, contorted guitar playing I have seen has come from the hands of The Nautilus’ Ross Albrecht.The Nautilus bind the fluid propulsive rhythm of The Black Dahlia Murder and supplement it with Gojira-esque melodies. Also, add the finest British Columbian weed with overt Canadian thrash influences and you would have the slightest hint of what they sound like.
Having shared the stage with bands like Tesseract, Cloudkicker, The Ocean, Mouth of The Architect, and Intronaut, the band should have not been too surprised to see their debut EP being raved about by MetalSucks via their “Unsigned and Unholy”posts. Ross gives us a briefing on the Vancouver band.
Dearborn, MI metallic hardcore group Hollow Earth (former members of Shai Hulud) have announced dates for a month long Fall tour this upcoming November supporting their incoming sophomore LP, Silent Graves, alongside peers Exalt, Run With The Hunted and KDC. Peep the tour poster above and the full details for the tour below. Continue reading
Funeral For A Friend have announced that they will be releasing their new album Chapter And Verse in January and have also released a stream of the first single from said album. The track “I’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions” was premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night and today an official stream was unveiled. The track is pretty great and I can safely say that I am excited to Chapter And Verse. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell will be hitting the road for two weeks later this November, supporting stoner doom fiends Weedeater alongside prog metal act Lazer/Wulf. Peep the full details below and be sure to look out for Full Of Hell’s upcoming third LP and collaborative album with acclaimed noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow, everywhere November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl release for the record is due at a later date via A389 Recordings. Continue reading
For those unable to attend this year’s edition of This Is Hardcore earlier this July to watch Madball perform their debut classic album Set It Off in full, fear not. The New York hardcore outfit have decided to expand their 20th Anniversary celebration of the album a bit further, hitting eight cities along the East Coast early December with original guitarist Matt Henderson in tow and peers Turnstile, Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense and Downpresser due for support. Peep the tour dates and details below. Continue reading
I’ve been raving about Vanna for most of 2014 and I still can’t get enough of the band. The bands latest album is definitely one of my favorites of the year thus far and the band has now released a new music video for their track “Personal Cross.” The video is very well done and I really like this song, so it comes highly recommended from Senor Gnar. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading
New Jersey metallic hardcore veterans The Banner have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming fourth full length album, Greying, which is due out later this year via Good Fight Music. The new track is entitled “Crippling Despair” and it will rip the unprepared a new one with its bludgeoning blackened hardcore riffs and its overbearing dismal atmosphere. You can stream the track after the break.
Greying will follow up 2013’s Born to Ruin I: The Way is Shut EP and will be the band’s first full length since 2008’s Frailty. Frontman JSS states:
“Greying is a mix of Each Breath Haunted’s darkness and Frailty’s heaviness. To bring you this album we mobilized the same team that brought you Frailty: producer Will Putney and label boss Carl Severson. Greying is very much a continuation of everything we built in the last decade, pushing everything forward to create the best music we’ve ever made.”
New Jersey sludge-bringers Pharaoh have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Negative Everything, over at Decibel. The new track is the five minute “The Slasher”, whose first half is populated by towering doomed riffs and second half is a swelling, dismal tremolo picked assault to the end. Check out the track for yourself over at Decibel now.
Negative Everything will be released through A389 Recordings on October 31st. The official artwork and track listing for the release can be seen after the break as well as their upcoming tour dates with Homewrecker.
Heavy hitters The Acacia Strain blew me away with the first track off of the bands forthcoming Coma Witch and now they have released a new track titled “Nailgun” that totally destroys. This band is always doing something interesting and I really look forward to the new album. “Nailgun” is a loud, aggressive slab of all the good stuff TAS is known for. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
Ashtabula, Ohio metallic hardcore outfit Homewrecker are currently streaming the crushing title track off of their upcoming sophomore LP, Circle Of Death, due out the 31st of October Halloween. “Circle Of Death” follows the lead of two prior singles “Skin the Pig” and “Born To Suffer”, displaying the now quartet of Ashtabula fiends in a newly streamlined and frenzied metallic rage. Check out “Circle Of Death” via Noisey here, pre-order Circle Of Death via A389 Recordings here and be sure to catch Homewrecker on their upcoming headlining run with labelmates Pharaoh, details below. Continue reading
Last week (September 16), New Jersey metallic hardcore warriors Old Wounds released their incredible new EP, Death Projection. The EP follows their highly praised 2013 debut LP, From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest, and sees the band maturing and further honing their sound, which is rooted in a distinct ’90s hardcore influence. In this recent interview with American Aftermath, drummer Brandon Gallagher discussed the new release, how it compares to their previous material and the band’s influences, as well as creating the Death Projection artwork and more. Continue reading