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.
Animals as Leaders have confirmed a new U.S. trek that will commence next month and extend through the middle of June. Support on the tour will come from fellow instrumental progressive acts Chon and Conquering Dystopia. You can check out the full schedule after the break as well as stream Animals as Leaders’ newest effort, The Joy of Motion.
Black Cobra have confirmed a handful of West Coast tour dates that will commence this May following an appearance at Stumpfest in Portland on April 26th. The five-city tour will see Black Cobra supported by The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane, etc) and Norwegian noise rockers Årabrot. The dates can be found after the break.
Black Cobra is currently working on new material. More musical updates are slated to be announced in the coming weeks.
Mastodon are currently streaming a new track from their forthcoming album, Once More Round the Sun, on their official website. The new track is entitled “High Road” and it combines a bit of that down-tuned sludge from Remission with the more melodic, almost “poppy” feel that The Hunter possessed at times. Well, listen for yourself here. The single looks like it will be available on April 29th.
Once More Round the Sun is scheduled to be released sometime this June.
So, I’ve been listening to the new Floor album Oblation for a few days now and I’m completely blown away by how amazing it is. The bands third overall full-length and first since they reunited in 2010, is a spectacle of heavy music and it… Well, it just rules Pitchfork is currently streamingOblation in full, so you need to stop what your doing and go listen to it. YOU NEED THIS. YOU WANT THIS. Check out the track “Sister Sophia” after the jump. Continue reading →
Portland’s otherworldly sludge outfit, Prizehog, have announced a new string of Spring U.S. tour dates. The five week excursion will be in support of their most recent effort, Re-Unvent the Whool, and will extend from May 2nd to June 8th. The dates, as they stand currently, can be found after the break.
New York progressive metallers, Grey Skies Fallen, have released a new track over at Sea of Tranquility. The new track is the seven minute, sludgy opus “The Flame” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, The Many Sides of Truth, which is due out on April 29th. CD and digital pre-orders can be obtained here, while LP pre-orders can be found here. Head over to Sea of Tranquility to stream the track now.
Winnipeg death metal outfit Psychotic Gardening have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Hymnosis, over at No Clean Singing. The track is entitled “Origin of the Infection” and it is a menacing little jam that utilizes its mechanic-like riffs to bash your brains in. Head over to No Clean Singing to check it out.
A while back, while listening to the weekly Metal Injection Livecast, I was introduced to a band from the UK who go by the awe-inspiring name Milk White Throat. The bands sound is intense and extremely hard to classify. I recently conducted an interview with Brian Thomas, singer/bassist of Milk White Throat and I learned a ton. This is one of the most informative musicians I have ever interviewed. We discussed the bands forthcoming album Death Of Beauty, the art of choosing a band name and what’s up next for MWT. Continue reading →
KEN mode have been demoing new material for their sixth full length record as of late, and have taken to Instagram to tease a new song. The new track is titled “Blessed” and you can listen to a brief snippet after the break. According to the band, the new record will be entitled Success and will be released Spring 2015 through Season of Mist and New Damage Records. Check out the clip below.
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.
Portland noisy sludge mongers, Drunk Dad, have announced the release of their debut full length record. The album will bear the title Ripper Killer and will see a release through Eolian Empire on July 1st. The new record comes hot on the heels of the band’s Morbid Reality EP of last year, which can be streamed after the break.
If you live in the Portland area, the band will be having a listening party at Valentines on April 20th, of course. Redneck, Covenant, Dark Wraith and J.O.P.O. will also be making an appearance.
New York’s underground metal queen, Karyn Crisis (Crisis, etc), has announced a new solo project that has been dubbed Gospel of the Witches. The new work will feature 13 tracks and is currently in the pre-production stages. Tracking for the effort will begin in June with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, etc). Gospel of the Witches will feature an impressive lineup that includes Danny Walker (Intronaut), Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath), and Ross Dolan (Immolation). Crisis had the following to say on the upcoming effort:
Jar’d Loose have premiered a new cut from their forthcoming album, Turns 13, over at A.V. Club. The new track is the groove heavy, twisted “Adult Prom” and it channels classic noise-rock from the likes of Helmet and The Jesus Lizard, but with a creative, sickening spin on it. Head over to A.V. Club to stream the jam now.
Turns 13 will be released on May 17th via The Path Less Traveled/Threshold of Pain.
Portland sludge metal outfit, Stoneburner, have premiered their upcoming album, Life Drawing, over at Decibel. The malevolent full length will officially be released through Neurot Recordings on April 15th (April 14th in the U.K./Europe). But get a jump start on breaking things by streaming it at Decibel now.
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