If you’ve been reading this site for a while you will know that two of my favorite things are cover songs and split 7″ records. Well, today I got to appease the second of these and I was introduced to the new split 7″ from Dogma and Corrupt Leaders, which will be released in a few days. The split is a mad, no frills attack on… everything. You can stream this piece after the jump, courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Continue reading
Crossover thrash is one of my favorite genres of music. The hardcore-tinged thrash is something of beauty and bands like DRI and Cryptic Slaughter made me fall for the genre years ago and now Cross Examination have proved that the genre is still alive and kicking. Cross Examination will be releasing their new EP later this month and you can hear a new track right now! The track premiered over on Revolver and it’s an ass-kicker. Check out “Hail To The Jeef” below and get a full on thrash attack. Continue reading
LA-based sludgecore unit Colombian Necktie is a band that I have been enamored with for some time and I am beyond stoked that they will be releasing a new record titled Twilight Upon Us this month. The band is currently streaming a new slab of awesome by the name of “Sleepwalking,” which you can hear after the jump. This genre is something that I adore and Colombian Necktie pull it out fantastically. Check out the new track below.
Instrumental act Set And Setting will be releasing their new album A Vivid Memory in September, but leading up to that the band will be hitting the road on a headlining run across the US. After the jump you can check out the tour dates and see which one of these you’ll be hitting up. This band has a phenomenal sound and I’m sure they will be just as fantastic in a live setting. Check the dates and the bands new track “Coping” after the jump. Continue reading
Warsawwasraw is a band that Lane and I have become infatuated with. Their chaotic hardcore is something that touches he and I in all the right, naughty places. The band has unveiled another new track from their forthcoming album Sensitizer. This track is a unholy heaping pile of destruction and you can check it out after the jump. Get bent. Continue reading
Out of the ruins of Ruiner has arisen Holy Tongues. I don’t think much else really needs to be said, but I will carry on a bit. This band is phenomenal and I want everyone to take the time to check them out if you haven’t. The band is streaming a new track titled “Small Fires,” which you can hear after the jump. Do it. Continue reading
Legendary doom act Electric Wizard released their new track “I Am Nothing” a few weeks ago (see here) and now the band has released an acid visualization for the track, of which you can see after the jump. The track is phenomenal and I can assume that if you’re into hallucinogens, this video would make for a good trip. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading
Swedish dealers of pure death, Those Who Bring The Torture will unleash a brutal assault in August in the form of Piling Up. If you have yet to get into TWBTT, I can sum it up for your in four simple words: pure fucking death metal. This is the death metal that other death metal has nightmares about. Then they wake up and say “Damn, why can’t we be Those Who Bring The Torture. No offense to death metal as a person, of course.*
To the point, we here at American Aftermath are beyond stoked to bring you an advanced stream of this punishing new record. Piling Up is a definitive runner for death metal album of the year and you all need to stop whatever meaningless task you are up to this fine morning and get a face full of bastard-smashing death. Check it out below. Continue reading
Nachtmystium, who will be fully disbanding after the release of their final album The World We Left Behind, have unleashed a stream of their new track “Tear You Down,” which deals with Blake Judd’s heroine addiction/recovery. After the jump you can check out the track as well as a statement from Judd himself about the track. Check it out. Continue reading
Hardcore hellions Iron Reagan will release The Tyranny Of Will in September and the band has unleashed the viciously NSFW lyric video for their track”Eyeball Gore.” Based off of the title, you can get a good idea about what you’re in for. SPOILER ALERT: Eyes get gouged. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Intronaut have announced a short string of tour dates in celebration of their 10th year anniversary as a band. The band will be supported by Anciients on most dates on the tour. The band had the following to say on the upcoming trek:
“We’re taking a break from writing a new record to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a band with this special run of shows. We haven’t finalized a set list yet, but expect at least one song from every release, and maybe a special guest or two to come out and help us play them. Joining us on these shows will be our Canadian friends Anciients, and the LA show will feature Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall.
We are also planning a couple special 10th Anniversary releases, hopefully to be available by this tour, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you to everyone who has supported Intronaut for these past 10 years! We love you forever.”
You can check out the dates after the break.
KEN mode have debuted the official video to their track “The Promises of God”, from their last album Entrench, over at Punknews. The clip, which was directed by ex-bassist Chad Tremblay, depicts the trickery of a street magician and triumph over a devil-like character. You can check out the clip after the break along with the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Primus have announced the release, in conjunction with their upcoming themed tour, of their tribute album to the music of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The new album, which will be titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble, will be released on October 21st. Mike Dillon of Critters Buggin and Sam Bass of Frog Brigade make appearances on the album along with studio drumming from Tim “Herb” Alexander. Primus frontman Les Claypool said of the album in a recent Rolling Stone:
“As we started putting it together, especially with the expanded soundscape of having string and vibraphone and marimba, it started sounding to me like one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets Dark Side of the Moon meets The Residents. That’s what I get out of it. Obviously that’s some big-ass horn-tooting to be doing.”
The Residents vibe can definitely be heard in the group’s rendition of “Pure Imagination”, which can be streamed after the break. The album’s track listing and corresponding tour dates can be seen below.
It is unsure whether or not Tim Alexander will be performing with the band on tour, due to his recent open-heart surgery.
Los Angeles rockers have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore album, Above & Down Below, over at LA Weekly. The new track is entitled “Echoes” and with its melodic low end and soaring hooks, it will be stuck in your head all day. Head over to LA Weekly to stream the sludgy pop tune.
Above & Down Below will be released on September 23rd.
Seattle’s post-metal/shoegaze hybrids He Whose Ox Is Gored have announced a string of West Coast tour dates that will commence in early August. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming Rumours EP, which is due out later this year. The band is also working on their debut full length, though there is no word on when it will see the light of day just yet. You can check out the tour dates after the break and their past works on their Bandcamp Page.