Category Archives: Metal

NAPALM DEATH Working On New Album

The classic grincodre aficionados, Napalm Death, have announced that they are working on their 15th full length album. The band had the following to say:

First night done laying some more drum tracks down for the new ND Album..A different approach than the last record with different recording sessions,,some of the songs are worked out and some songs we are going for a more spontaneous approach to see where it takes us but so far we are getting some cool dynamics in drum tones and songs which will ultimately lead to a more diverse and crazy sounding album..it’s looking good so far !!

No other information has been released thus far.

 

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Release “Lay Your Ghosts To Rest” Video

Between the Buried and Me have released an official video for their track “Lay Your Ghosts to Rest” from their most recent effort, The Parallax II: Future Sequence. The footage for the live video was captured during their Baltimore and Asheville, North Carolina, and Nashville shows by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson. You can watch the clip after the break.

Be sure to catch the band on tour with Meshuggah and Trioscapes this Spring/Summer. You can check out those dates after the break as well.

A new in-studio live performance DVD of The Parallax II will be available later this year.

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PSYCHOSTICK Cover “Reading Rainbow” Theme

reading rainbowIf you’re like me, you were subjected to many hours of your childhood being spent on PBS, probably finding yourself watching Reading Rainbow. As a kid, I wasn’t aware that the guy hosting the show was also Geordi La Forge nor did I know that one day I would be writing a post about it on my metal blog.      Continue reading

TOMBS Streaming New Track “Edge Of Darkness”

Tombs-Savage-Gold-620x620New York metal out fit Tombs will be releasing their new album this June and the band has just dropped a blistering, blackened new track that will take you to the “Edge Of Darkness.” Get it? Well, enough of the puns, you NEED to hear this track. If you don’t do anything else today, get a dose of Tombs after the jump.     Continue reading

Robotic Empire’s NIRVANA Tribute Album Streaming

In UteroRemember that awe-inspiring Nirvana tribute album we heard about a while back? We have already heard Thou‘s cover of “Milk It” and now you can hear the whole album in full. The release came out on Friday, which as most of you know was Record Store Day, but if you didn’t have a chance to snag yourself one, the release has made it’s way online.

Who wouldn’t want to hear Nirvana covered by the likes of Thursday, These Arms Are Snakes, Whirr, Daughters and more? Check it out:     Continue reading

Review: JAR’D LOOSE – “Turns 13″

Jar’d Loose’s 2012 debut, Goes to Purgatory, was almost too good to be true. The Chicago quartet expertly combined the driving rhythms associated with bands like Helmet, with subtle noisy debauchery and offbeat vocals. The end result was an eccentric, fresh take on the 90′s-tinged alternative metal and noise rock sound. Goes to Purgatory was pretty straight forward, but was pulled off with finesse and provided the framework for the band’s sound. But a band as odd as Jar’d Loose are not above pushing their own boundaries. Their sophomore full length, Turns 13,  shows the band extending their tendrils into new territories while still maintaining their dirty sound.

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AUTOPSY Streaming New Track “Burial”

Autopsy have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves, over at Pitchfork. The new track is entitled “Burial” and trudges along with low-end, sludgy riffs before exploding into a dissonant death metal attack during its final moments. Head over to Pitchfork to check it out.

Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves will be released on April 22nd (Europe) and April 29th (North America) through Peaceville.

Exclusive Interview: SEIZURES

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. 

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce U.S. Tour

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.

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BLACK COBRA Announce West Coast Tour Dates

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.

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MASTODON Streaming New Track “High Road”

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.

Once More Round the Sun is scheduled to be released sometime this June.

FLOOR Streaming New Album “Oblation”

floor-oblationSo, 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 streaming Oblation 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