SANZU Streaming New Album “Heavy Over The Home”

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Australian death metallers Sanzu have premiered their upcoming full-length, Heavy Over the Home, at Metal Sucks. The album will officially be released on December 3 and can be purchased here. The record is a down-tuned earth-shaking, groove-heavy opus that sounds like a demented hybrid between Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Gojira. Check it out right now.

ECTOVOID Streaming New Track “Possessed By Ancient Dread”

Alabama death metal outfit Ectovoid have premiered a new track from their upcoming 4 Doors to Death split with Trenchrot, Sabbatory and Cemetery Filth, at Metal Underground. The new track is titled “Possessed By Ancient Ancient Dread” and it churns out five minutes of nauseatingly heavy death-infused doom that is sure to raise the death and crush coffins. Stream the track after the break.

4 Doors to Death will be released on January 22, 2016, via Unspeakable Axe Records.

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WAYFARER Release “Children Of The Iron Age” Live Video, Announce New Album Plans

Colorado atmospheric sludge metal quarter Wayfarer have premiered a live video for their track “Children of the Iron Age”,  off of their 2014 album of the same name, at CVLT Nation. The performance was filmed and edited by Alana Murphy during their set at Fire in the Mountains atop the the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Check out the clip after the break.

Wayfarer will soon return to Flatline Audio Studios in Westminister, Colorado, with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, etc) to record their new record. The effort is expected to see a summer 2016 release.

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LATITUDES Announce New Album “Old Sunlight”

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UK-based progressive metal outfit Latitudes have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2012’s Individuation. The new record will be titled Old Sunlight (artwork above) and will be released on January 22 via Debemur Morti Productions. The album was produced by Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, etc) and was mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Jesu, etc). The track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of Individuation.

Pre-orders for the record can be found here.

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SEROCS Streaming New Album “And When The Sky Was Opened”

Multinational technical death metallers Serocs have premiered their forthcoming full-length, And When The Sky Was Opened, at Metal Injection. The album will officially be released on November 27 via Comatose Music and can be purchased here. This new record is a swirling abyss of unbridled death metal chaos that is sure to excite avid fans of Cryptopsy and the like. Check it out now.

YIDHRA Streaming New Track “Cult Of Bathory”


Los Angeles stoner doom outfit Yidhra have premiered the title track from their upcoming EP, Cult of Bathory, at Invisible Oranges. “Cult of Bathory” is a fuzz-laden, slow-burning jam that unleashes riff after bulky riff and is propelled by vocalist Ted Venemann’s gruff barks. Venemann issued the following comments regarding the new track:

“The most vile and inhumane acts are always perpetrated by humans. In nature, most seemingly atrocious acts can be explained by the base instinct to survive. That is definitely not the case with mankind. With our industrial capabilities and ‘advances’ in science and technology, we’ve grown quite efficient at destroying and profiting off of nature. Not even the most docile and innocent are immune to our perverse behaviors. The legend says the Countess Bathory bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth. Millions of people are inadvertently doing the exact same thing every day. The truth is, no matter how hard we try to be ‘cruelty free,’ we’re not. At some point along the way there’s a product that you use, or there’s a component used in the manufacturing of that product that is covered in the blood of innocence. In that instance we are all guilty. We are all members in the Cult of Bathory.”

Check it out here.

Cult of Bathory will be released on December 11 via Black Voodoo Records.

SCIENTIST Streaming New Track “The Lighthouse”


Experimental metal outfit Scientist (Yakuza, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, 10100II00101, at No Clean Singing. Titled “The Lighthouse”, the polarizing track cycles between offbeat rhythmic attacks and post-metal tinged melodies. Without Waves’ Anthony Cwan provides his smooth vocal stylings to this multifaceted tune, which could be described as The Ocean meets Loincloth. Founding guitarist and vocalist Eric Plonka (Yakuza) comments:

“Taking a step beyond our last album which was mostly instrumental, the switch between clean and guttural vocals on this track is an example of how Scientist can be not only dissonant, brutal and experimental but also open and accessible”

Check out the track here.

10100II00101 will be released on December 11.

EXCLUSIVE: Stream HUSH.’s Gargantuan “Oror”


New York doomsayers HUSH. will release their five-track follow-up to their 2014 full-length, Unexist, early next year. The new EP will bear the title Nihil Unbound (artwork above) and will be released on January 8, 2016, via the band’s official Bandcamp, with a vinyl release to follow spring 2016 through a collaborative effort between Dullest Records, Silent Pendulum Records and Fuzz Records. In contrast to its predecessor, these five songs feature a more stripped down, raw and claustrophobic atmosphere with lyrics based in philosophical nihilism to match. We at American Aftermath are proud to premiere one of these five earth shattering tracks, the leviathanic “Oror”. This eight-minute tune churns out hypnotically heavy, city leveling riffs in abundance. Frontman Charles Cure’s bellowing vocals, combined with guest vocalist Mers Sumida’s (Black Table) banshee shrieks only add to the song’s suffocating atmosphere. Stream the lengthy jam after the break.

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DARKEST ERA Streaming New 7″ “Gods And Origins”

Celtic metal outfit Darkest Era have premiered their upcoming 7″ EP, Gods and Origins, at Invisible Oranges. The 7″ will be released Friday, November 20, via Cruz Del Sur Music and the band themselves and can be ordered here and here respectively. The 7″ featured a storming new number titled “Elohim” and a re-recording of an early track titled “An Dagda Awakens”. Guitarist Ade Mulgrew comments on the re-recording:

“Since it’s almost 10 years since myself and Sarah started playing guitar together, we decided to revisit one of the first songs we wrote, ‘An Dagda Awakens’.  Written with the fiery energy (and perhaps naivety) of teenage metalheads making their first steps on their journey, we have breathed smoke and ashes into this old song and brought it screaming into the darkness.”

Stream the release at this location.

BLACK TUSK Announce New Album “Pillars Of Ash”, Stream New Song

Savannah, Georgia’s Black Tusk have announced the release of their fifth full-length album. The new record is titled Pillars of Ash and will be released on January 29, 2016 via Relapse Records. The recordings are the last to feature late founding bassist Jonathan Athon, who died after a motorcycle accident on November 9, 2014. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, and a stream of its opening track, “God’s on Vacation”, can be streamed at NPR.

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MEEK IS MURDER Streaming Cover Of METALLICA’s “Blackened”

New York chaotic hardcore outfit Meek is Murder have unleashed a cover of the Metallica classic, “Blackened”. The track was originally released in celebration of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s birthday, November 17. In true Meek is Murder fashion, the track is a mere two minutes in length and hits all of the high points of the original. Stream it after the break.

Meek is Murder is currently writing their third full-length album.

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VISION OF DISORDER Streaming New Track “Electric Sky”

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Vision of Disorder have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Razed to the Ground, at Decibel. Titled “Electric Sky”, the new track churns out bouncing, Metalcore adjacent grooves and thrashing hardcore rhythms in abundance. Metallic, dissonant breakdowns and Alice in Chains-esque vocal melodies can also be heard in this storming tune. Check it out at this location.

Razed to the Ground will be released on November 27 via Candlelight Records. Pre-order here.

MALFUNCTION Streaming New Album “Fear Of Failure”

Buffalo, New York-based metallic hardcore act Malfunction have premiered their upcoming album, Fear of Failure, at Brooklyn Vegan. The record will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Bridge Nine. Stream the uncompromisingly heavy record at this location and be sure to check them out on tour with Terror, Code Orange and Take Offense. Those dates can be found below.

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MERCY TIES Streaming New Album “Proper Corruption”


Seattle chaotic hardcore outfit Mercy Ties have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Proper Corruption, at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Glory Kid Ltd. This 20 minute, stormer of a record is a must listen for fans of Converge, Coalesce and all things chaotic and aggressive. For those who want their teeth knocked out, stream the record here.