Dooming mobsters YOB have announced a tour that will find them hitting the road alongside Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision. Holy hell. Dude. That is an amazing tour with just YOB and Enslaved. I mean, those two are going to absolutely kill it. I say this because I don’t know Ecstatic Vision, but their name makes me think of the last A Life Once Lost album, which makes me sad. Fuck, that’s off topic. Check out the tour dates below. Continue reading
I just read a statement that said that Caliban have never released a song in their native German until their most recent album Ghost Empire. Well, just to clear things up, this is not true. This may very well be the first ORIGINAL track the band has recorded in German, but in 2011 the band released an EP of cover songs titled Coverfield, which featured the Rammstein song “Sonne,” which is 100% in German. Just wanted to clear that up.
That said, Caliban have released a lyric video for their track “Nebel” off of Ghost Empire. Yes, the song is in German and yes, it rules. Check out the video below and be sure to pick up the new record if you haven’t. It’s a crusher. Continue reading
There are some killer bands here in Arkansas. Pallbearer, Living Sacrifice and Rwake all come to mind right off the bat and the latter is planning a re-release of their debut 1998 demo Xenoglossalgia in February and trust me, if you’re not holding onto that dem0 at this exact moment, or if you’ve never heard it, you’re about to lose your shit.
Xenoglossalgia is a legendary artifact in the Arkansas metal community. Think of the sludge version of the Ark Of The Covenant. Holy fuck, is this heavy. Check out a few tracks from the re-release after the jump. The remaster is so fucking crisp. Enjoy. Continue reading
California’s Xibalba have premiered the first single from their forthcoming album, Tierra y Libertad, over at Noisey. The new track is entitled “Invierno” and it features nearly four and a half minutes of down-tuned, aggressive beatdowns and blistering solo. It’s Xibalba being Xibalba, i.e. heavy. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Tierra y Libertad will be released on January 26th (Europe) and January 27th (North America) via Southern Lord.
The band’s forthcoming live dates can be seen after the break.
One-man industrial black metal entity Gnaw Their Tongues has premiered a track from the upcoming anthology collection, Collected Atrocities 2005-2008, over at Sound Colour Vibration. The track in question is the seven-minute “Slaves”, which is a uncomfortable barrage of creepy atmospherics, samples, and walls of unholy sound. You can check out the noisy beast here.
Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 will be released on February 3rd and will be the first of several new releases expected to come from Gnaw Their Tongues in 2015.
Gnaw Their Tongues‘ first American live shows will take place at California Deathfest, which will commence on October 9-10 at the Oakland Metro.
Sumac, the new project featuring Isis‘ Aaron Turner and Baptists‘ Nick Yacyshyn (and features bass work from Russian Circles‘ Brian Cook), have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album The Deal over at Noisey. The new track is the nine-minute “Thorn In The Lion’s Paw” and it is, to quote Noisey, heavier than a bag of hammers. The track starts off with creeping piano chords that set the stage for a huge, lurching riff to come into view. As the song progresses, the instrumentation picks up pace and becomes sludgier and more volatile (much like that of sister band Old Man Gloom) and eventually ends in a piano-accompanied, noisy yet melodic dirge. Just check it out for yourself over at Noisey now.
The Deal will be released on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE.
Remember last year when I was talking about the overhaul of deathcore? Suddenly, bands that I could care less about were making phenomenal records and then there were up-and-comers popped up that blew me away. One of these bands is The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, who released a GREAT album last year, and they are back with their latest offering Soulless Hymns. The album won’t see release until next month, but you can check out their new track “The Box!” after the jump. Get a thick dose of madness below. Continue reading
I love coming across free compilations. I mean, you check them out because a single band on there piques your interest and then the next thing you know, you’ve discovered five new bands to follow. Well, a band that we love here at AA, The Great Sabatini has been featured on a new compilation and in doing so, they have a brand new track streaming. The track is called “Bleeder Of The Pack” and it sits comfortably on the Sludge Hummer Septic Murk-Tape Vol.2 alongside Greber, Godstopper and Fuck The Facts. Check out the track below. Continue reading
Instrumetal act Pelican are a house favorite here at American Aftermath and I know that Lane and I both cannot get enough of them. Well, the band has released a new music video for their track “Deny the Absolute” and it’s pretty grand. Footage for the video was collected during the bands West Coast tour this summer and the editing and all around feel of the video is superb. Check out “Deny The Absolute” below. Continue reading
Exhumed have announced the re-release of their 1998 debut full length, Gore Metal. But rather than being a simple remastering, the band have re-recorded the entire record. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015 will be released through Relapse on February 6 (Germany/Benelux), Feburary 9 (UK/World) and February 10 (North America). On the “new” record, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey states:
“I’m super pumped that we got the chance to re-record Gore Metal. I don’t think any of us were happy with how it turned out the first time around, so getting another shot at it meant a lot to me personally. I was also really excited to have our old friend Ross Sewage reprise his vocals on the new version, ensuring that it still sounds like that era of EXHUMED, though things are a lot more audible this time around!”
The album artwork, track listing and a stream of “Open the Abscess” can found after the break.
Pre-orders for the album can be found here.
The band’s current touring schedule with Aborted, Origin and Miasmal as well as their upcoming trek with Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate can be found below as well.
French metallic post-hardcore/noise rock hybrids Death Engine have announced the release of their debut full length record and follow up to 2013 debut EP, Amen. The new record will bear the title Mud and will be released through Throatruiner and Apocaplexy Records on March 2nd. The band have released the first taste of the record, the track “Still”(with accompanying music video), which can be streamed after the break.
A stream of their debut, Amen, can be found below as well.
My friend Aaron Coker, who has done work in Reggie & The Full Effect and The Appleseed Cast but is currently focusing his efforts on Sisters Of…, sent me a message the other day that Sisters had released a new track and that I had somehow missed it. Well, of course I got right to it and it’s glorious. The song is almost nine minutes in length and honestly I could listen to another ten minutes. I love this band and all that they do, so if you do nothing else today, check out the rad new track titled “The Angel” below. DO IT! Continue reading
Slow-and-devastating metal act Lord Dying will be releasing their new record Poisoned Altars next month and the band is streaming a rad new track titled “An Open Sore.” This track alone is enough to entice anyone to want to jam the fuck out. It’s heavy and groove-laden riffs are absolutely mind-blowing. Oh, did I mention the track features guest vocals from Red Fang‘s Aaron Beam? FUCK YES!
Hardcore heathens Blacklisted will unleash their massive new album When People Grow, People Go in February and the band has released it’s first single off of the album. The track is titled “Deeper Kind” and it is a fierce minute-and-a-half of unholy force. Blacklisted were one of the first Deathwish bands I got in to and I still love them, so I am seriously looking forward to the new record. Peep “Deeper Kind” after the jump and get pumped the fuck up. Continue reading
Filthy Pennsylvanians Outer Heaven (ex-Rivers of Nihil)have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut EP, Diabolus Vobiscum, over at Decibel. The new track, titled “Vile Rebirth”, charges forward with raw, nauseous death metal-tinged riffs fed through a hardcore filter. In short, the track hurts so good. Stream the track over at Decibel now.
Diabolus Vobiscum will be released on February 10th via Melotov Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be viewed after the break.