Many people speculated what would happen to As I Lay Dying once vocalist Tim Lambesis went down for the insane shit he pulled, but it seems as if the remaining four-fifths of the band have worked through the drama and have been working hard on new music with a new singer. The vocalist of Wovenwar is Oh, Sleeper‘s Shane Blay and he is perfect for this project. Check out the bands debut single “All Rise” after the jump. Continue reading
Converge, easily one of the best bands of all time, released their highly-appreciated All We Love We Leave Behind and blew everyone away. It’s been more than two years since the album was release, but the band has just released a music video for “Precipice” and the albums title track “All We Love We Leave Behind” jointly.
The video is a beautiful representation of something that I don’t understand. I love the video, but I don’t understand what’s going on. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Up until the release of their latest album Hellbound, I didn’t care about Fit For An Autopsy, but this new album was an awe-inspiring leap forward for FFAA. Never before had I heard them sound so tight and powerful. Well, according to the band, they have been “Nate Johnsoned.” What the hell does that mean? It means that their vocalist, Nate Johnson, up and left the band “at the worst possible time.” Read more after the jump. Continue reading
Remember when I told you about that Florence + The Machine covers album that Sumerian Records is putting out? Well, a few more tracks have been released from the album, but only one that I really care about. Darkest Hour has unleashed their cover of “Spectrum” and it’s pretty fantastic. Alongside Darkest Hour, Ben Bruce from Asking Alexandria and Miss Fortune have released their covers for Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx – A Tribute To Florence + The Machine.
Check out the covers after the jump, but if you only want to listen to Darkest Hour, I understand. Continue reading
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.
Blackened death metalcore act Lions Of Tsavo who released the fantastic Traverser last year are currently offering up this album for free download until April 14th. This offer is to support the bands upcoming Southeast tour, of which you can check out the dates for below. So click on over and stream and download the album and then figure out if this tour is coming near you. Continue reading
So, I’ve listened to all of the Punk Goes… series of compilations because they are usually hilariously bad so of course when I found out they were releasing the sequel to Punk Goes ’90s, I was stoked to hear all these terrible bands cover songs I grew up on. To be honest, I was shocked that some of these covers aren’t half bad. Asking Alexandria‘s take on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer” was close to spot on for a bit as was Motionless In White‘s cover of Rammstein‘s “Du Hast.” Other songs, such as Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! covering “All Star” by Smash Mouth and Falling In Reverse‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise” were just laughable.
You can stream the entire compilation after the jump. Or don’t. Now I’m just waiting for the next Punk Goes Crunk or Punk Goes Pop. So much shitty music, so little time. Continue reading
Bleed From Within, who released one of the raddest albums I listened to last year, Uprising, have announced that they will be crowdfunding a new EP. Although the band is still signed to Century Media Records, this release is being promoted as a one-off independent release that will help make the fans of BFW more hands on with the release of an album.
The EP will feature two completely new tracks and two cover songs. One cover song will be chosen by the band as a song that influenced them and the other cover will be voted on by the listener. The band has set a £8,000 goal for the project (which comes to a little more than $13,300USD). Sounds like a lot, but I think BFW might just pull it off. Check out their Indiegogo pitch after the jump. Continue reading
Metalcore act Conducting From The Grave have done something that many have done before and I almost always find it enjoyable: they’ve covered a rap song. Conducting From The Grave have released their cover of Dr. Dre & Ice Cube‘s “Natural Born Killaz” and it’s pretty great. I have no idea if this was for a release or just for fun, but I’m into it. Check out the lyric video after the jump, homie. Continue reading
Well, Sumerian Records has always been a slightly-left-of-center-thinking label and I guess the announcement of their new compilation stand by that. Sumerian Records and their artists are putting together a compilation in tribute to Florence + The Machine. Bands like Periphery, Stick To Your Guns and more have signed on for the compilation and a few tracks have been released already. Click on over after the jump to get a taste of Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx.
I’ve been disappointed by the latest Killwhitneydead material I’ve heard off of the bands new album Suffer My Wrath mostly because it’s not the Killwhitneydead I fell in love with all of those years ago. I mean, somethings just shouldn’t be tampered with. Well, the band has released another new track which I don’t hate as much as some of the other tracks they have released off of Suffer My Wrath. The song is called “Replicate To Survive” and you can check it out after the jump. It features guest vocals from the singer of Vanisher (although I am not familiar with them). Check it. Continue reading
Well, I can’t say I haven’t been curious as to what the band consisting of former Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed vocalist Howard Jones, All Shall Perish‘s Francesco Artusato and Devolved drummer John Sankey would sound like. I have. The band, called Devil You Know, have unveiled the lead single off of their forthcoming album The Beauty Of Destruction, titled “Seven Years Alone” and it’s pretty great. Check out the track after the jump and weigh in in the comments. Continue reading
Well, it seems like the threat of a prison sentence isn’t keeping As I Lay Dying/Austrian Death Machine main man Tim Lambesis down. Here on American Aftermath we haven’t been following all of the drama surrounding the guy because (for the most part) we prefer to stick to music news and not rely on all of the bullshit to get page views.
Anyway, Austrian Death Machine will apparently still be releasing its new record Triple Brutal and a new song has been issued. Check out the track after the jump. Or don’t. It’s not great, I don’t think. Whatever. Continue reading
Yeah, I’m about ready to give up on this Demon Hunter record, but something keep bringing me back to it. I am going to withhold full judgement until I hear the album in full, but it’s not sounding like something I’m going to enjoy. The band has released a lyric video for their song “I Will Fail You,” which you can hear after the jump. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just something I would have expected to hear… I don’t know, ten years ago. Check it out and see what you think. Continue reading