Chula Vista powerviolence/hardcore act Impulse have released their latest 7″ LP (no, really), Burning Points, for streaming and free download via their official bandcamp. Featuring seventeen tracks, of which seven have been pulled and re-recorded from their split earlier this year with local peers Sleep Walk, Burning Points sees the Chula Vista group experimenting with a more subtle production to compliment their chaotic style. Stream the album below and download it along with Impulse’s past releases free here.
The forthcoming 11th studio album from Opeth, Pale Communion, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Pitchfork. The album will officially be released through Roadrunner Records next Tuesday, August 26th. But I know Opeth fans cannot wait another minute to sink their fangs into progressive rock goodness, so head over to Pitchfork to satiate your cravings.
The band will also be embarking on a co-headlining tour with In Flames this December, with Red Fang to open. Those dates can be found below.
If you remember, earlier this month we premiered a rad new Acrania track and if you were digging that then you’ll be stoked to know that the band is currently streaming their new album Totalitarian Dystopia which was released today. The album is a brutal beatdown of vicious death metal and I adore it. Even if you didn’t check out the track we premiered, check out the album after the jump and bang yer hedz. Continue reading
He Is Legend might be releasing the universal album of the year tomorrow and if you want to try it before you buy it, now is your chance. That’s right, He Is Legend is currently streaming their new album Heavy Fruit, which you can check out after the jump. It’s heavy, expansive and powerful from start to finish, so I highly suggest you click your ass on through and check this beast out. Enjoy. You’ll be glad you did. Continue reading
Californian hardcore punks Punch have premiered their third full length album, They Don’t Have to Believe, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released through Deathwish on August 19th and pre-orders can still be obtained here. But if you can’t wait, then head over Noisey to stream this ferocious album now. It will, in the lamest of puns, punch you in the face. Check it out.
To keep up with the dooming, I am beyond stoked that Pallbearer are not only releasing an album soon, but they are currently streaming said album! That’s right, the Arkansan crushers of souls are currently streaming their new record Foundations Of Burden over on Pitchfork. So yeah, what are you still doing here? Go check out what could possibly be the greatest doom album of the year. Foundations will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.
Death metal horde Belphegor will be releasing their abysmally brutal new record Conjuring The Dead tomorrow and the band is currently streaming this aural beat-down right now. I have loved this band for a long time and I think they are in top form on Conjuring. Blackened death metal at its finest and definitely not for the meek. Check out the full stream after the jump. Continue reading
At this point in their career, Rabbits have taken the world by storm numerous times. I know that the band is respected here on AA, as they should be worldwide. Rabbits furious mix of hardcore, sludge and noise rock blends together as a seamless, ferocious beast and I am beyond thrilled to present you folks with a full album stream of the bands new record Untoward. This is definitely one of my personal favorite albums of the year and I urge you all to indulge in the noise for a while. Keep it sleazy and bang your head. Continue reading
Botanist’s oddly beautiful new album, VI: Flora, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Noisey. The hammered dulcimer-infused black metal affair will officially be released next Monday, August 11th, via The Flenser. But we know you cannot wait four more days, so feel free to stream the album over at Noisey now.
Big Black Cloud’s recently released 10-track cassette EP, Lessons in Fuck You 2, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Invisible Oranges. The sci-fi influenced, acid-trip punk release can be purchased on cassette and digitally through Eolian Empire here and here, While you’re spending your hard-earned money, stream the release over at Invisible Oranges.
The band’s upcoming Californian tour dates can be found after the break.
Buffalo, NY prolific drum and bass powerviolence specialists Water Torture are currently streaming their debut LP, Pillbox, the first of two full-length releases set for this year (with the latter poised to be unleashed via the mighty To Live A Lie Records), directly over at label Nerve Altar’s official bandcamp. The 17 track blown-out-to-fuck opus comes ready NOW for immediate “pay what you want” digital download and pre-order via vinyl with a ship date of mid-to-late August. Additionally, the Buffalo trio have announced future split releases with Witchcult and God’s America, according to a late 2013 interview with grindcore e-zine Don’t Be Swindle and are set to embark on a UK/European tour later this month with peers KnifedOutOfExistence and Gunfinger. Stream Pillbox alongside full details for the tour below and pre-order the record via Nerve Altar here if you enjoyed it.
I have been championing the debut album from Wovenwar, which arose out of the ashes of As I Lay Dying with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper on vocals. I absolutely love what this band has done and I am so stoked that the AILD dudes were able to pick up and continue making music after all of the bullshit that happened with their psychotic former vocalist. I think Wovenwar have put together a seamless debut album and you all need to hear it. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading
Metalcore heroes Darkest Hour have had their ups and downs with the tracks they have released off of their Sumerian Records debut Darkest Hour and now that the band has released the full album online for all to stream, I am digging a lot of it. There are a handful of tracks that I’m not into, but there is also a good amount of tracks that remind me of older Darkest Hour, so I have something to take away from the album. You can check out a full stream after the jump and see for yourself. Continue reading
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
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