I’ve been digging female-fronted heavy rockers Royal Thunder for a good while now and I was very excited earlier when I learned that the band would be releasing a new album. The bands new record is titled Crooked Doors and it currently has an April release date. The band has issued a teaser for the album, which you can hear below. It’s sounds pretty damn rad to me. Check it: Continue reading
Okay folks. By this point in my blogging, you should all be aware of my adoration for cover songs. Good or bad, I love them all and over the years I have become friends with a rad dude who creates spectacular covers. His name is Andrew Lima and his solo project I Among You has been featured on two of our compilations here on American Aftermath (here and here) and there are definitive plans of him being involved in another soon. Continue reading
A good friend of mine is constantly giving me compact discs that they’ve burned for themselves. Because of this, I was cleaning my apartment and unearthed an old copy of White Pony they had given to me. As any Deftones fan would expect, after listening to it, I was thoroughly blown away. It got me thinking about their discography and raised some curiosity in the process. What are your favorite Deftones albums? Here’s my two cents and I know that at LEAST one other AA staffer loves the band. Also, when was the last time you seriously sat down and looked at the album art for Saturday Night Wrist? Amazing! Get my two cents after the jump and don’t forget to complete the poll
Long-running Connecticut metallic hardcore fiends Hatebreed have announced dates for a Winter tour supporting Black Label Society alongside the Butcher Babies. Tickets for the tour are up Friday and details are below.
12/28 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory
12/29 — Vancouver, British Columbia — The Commodore Ballroom
12/30 — Kelowna, British Columbia — Kelowna Community Theatre
12/31 — Calgary, Alberta — Flames Central
1/2 — Edmonton, Alberta — Shaw Conference Centre
1/3 — Regina, Saskatchewan — Conexus Arts Centre
1/4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Burton Cummings Theatre
1/5 — Thunder Bay, Ontario — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1/7 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
1/8 — Toronto, Ontario — Kool Haus (The Guvernment)
1/9 — Montreal, Quebec — Le Métropolis de Montréal
1/10 — Syracuse, N.Y. — F SHED at The Market
1/12 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
1/13 — Portland, Maine — State Theatre, Portland, Maine
1/14 — Hartford, Conn. — The Webster
1/16 — Royal Oak, Mich. — Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/17 — Columbus, Ohio — LC Pavilion
1/18 — Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore Charlotte
1/20 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Diamond Ballroom
1/21 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arvest Bank Theater At the Midland
1/22 — Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium
My homestate doom-crushers Pallbearer are amazing, always have been amazing and will remain amazing for all time. We all know this, right? Of course we do. Well the band will be releasing their new album Foundations of Burden in August and the band has released the amazing “The Ghost I Used To Be” over on National Public Radio. The track is brilliant, as we knew it would be. Check it out and then come back here and let us know what you think in the comments. Foundations Of Burden will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.
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A certified legend in the metal community, King Diamond, will be hitting the road here in North American this fall for what is sure to be an amazing tour. The King doesn’t perform in the states often, so it will be pretty fantastic for him to make his way across this great land, spreading depravity throughout. You can check out the dates after the jump, which include a stint at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Rad. See if the one true King will be hitting your down below. Continue reading
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.
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
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.
Selim Lemouchi was a musical genius. Between his work with The Devil’s Blood and his latest project Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies, who released their debut album in December, the man was a treasure. It saddens me to inform you that Selim has passed away at the incredibly young age of 34. It has not yet been released what exactly his cause of death was, but it is terrible to lose anyone that you admire.
To Selim. I toast one to you.
I hate when I arrive to a party too late and I miss all the fun. Well, that’s how I felt when I finally listened to Mount Salem, one of Metal Blade Records latest doom acts. The band is one of the most amazing neo-classic doom bands I have ever heard (right on par with Pilgrim, who were a subject of a post yesterday). Not only are they heavy and powerful, they have the additive gift of being lead on vocals by the lovely Emily Kopplin. This is definitely a that needs to be watched. Check out a track from the upcoming re-press of their long out-of-print EP below. Continue reading
Neo-classic doom metallers Pilgrim have been secretly working on their follow-up to their amazing 2012 release Misery Wizard and the band have sprung a righteous, crushing new track titled “The Paladin.” This track comes off of Pilgrim‘s sophomore album II: Void Worship. Isn’t that an amazing title for an album?! Check out this beautifully crafted doomer after the jump. It’ll rock your world in half. Continue reading
I still don’t get bands releasing lyric video not months, but years after the release. With this one I somewhat understand because The Sword recently released a group 7″ releases, one featuring the track “Hidden Masters” with a remix of the song on the b-side and the second featuring the track “Arcane Montane” with a remix of the track on the b-side. So, The Sword decided to release a lyric video for “Arcane Montane.” This isn’t the first time this band has waited a long time to release a lyric video however. Anyway, check out the video after the jump. Rad song regardless. Continue reading
Late yesterday famed doom metal group Electric Wizard posted a flyer on their Facebook page indicating a new record would be coming this year. The flyer does not specify a title or release date, but the band later posted what appears to be a scan of some kind of magazine article describing the as yet untitled release. Jus Oborn describes the new record as “primitive,” “morbid,” and “death obsessed.” That’s just what I like to hear, considering that I wasn’t a huge fan of the washed out heavy psych direction the band took with Black Masses nearly four years ago. Here’s hoping for some nice, bassy riffs you can smoke it out to on this new one. Links to these respective facebook posts after the jump.
I wasn’t as pleased with the new record by Sweden’s Sister. Hated was such a strong album, I guess I was expecting sooo much more from Disguised Vultures and it just didn’t deliver how I wanted it to. There are a few good tracks on the album, but more than a few began to remind me of Wednesday 13… Well, Sister have released a new music video for their song “My Enemy” which you can see after the jump. It’s a fucking strange video featuring a lot of abstract and haunting imagery. Not sure how I feel about it, really. It’s just… Well, it is what it is. Continue reading