I know a lot of people are fucking ecstatic that Cretin are finally releasing a new album (Stranger, due out in early December) and I am one of them. The band is a long time favorite of mine and I know that Stranger is going to absolutely decimate. Well, if you need a little convincing and the first track the band released wasn’t enough, you can check out the bands Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc contribution. This track won’t appear on Stranger, but any new Cretin is good Cretin. Check out the track below via MetalSucks. Continue reading
Portland trio Wizard Rifle have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Here In The Deadlights, over at Noisey. The new track is the nearly seven minute “Crystal Witch” and it is a complete acid trip. The wacky song begins with some slow-building layers of psychedelic tremolo-picked riffs and immediately switches to a procession of jarring, bouncing riffs that eventually bleed into a grumbling sludge metal section. If that sounds weird, that’s because it is, but in the best way possible of course. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Here In The Deadlights will be released on October 28th via Seventh Rule Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Carcass will release their new EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel next month and the band has release a lyric video for one of the EPs tracks, “Livestock Marketplace.” While the bands latest offing wasn’t one of my favorite albums, I really enjoyed it and I really love this track. It’s slower and very powerful. You can check out the video after the jump and see if it pumps you up for the new EP like it has me. Enjoy. Continue reading
The Crinn have announced the release of their new album Shadowbreath and the band has issued the first single off of said album. The band is one that is new to me, but after hearing their new track “Silent Betrayer,” I’m going to go back and listen to their debut album. This track is vicious, furious and lots of other adjectives that I can’t even express right now. Check out the track below and get your brain blown. Continue reading
Portland doomsayers Usnea have premiered the title track from their forthcoming record, Random Cosmic Violence, over at No Clean Singing. “Random Cosmic Violence” begins its 14 minute excursion with psychedelic, acoustic-centered strumming before launching into a completely devastating doom assault. Experience the massive track for yourself over at No Clean Singing now.
Random Cosmic Violence will be released through Relapse Records on November 7th (Germany, Benelux) and November 10th (U.S., U.K., Europe). Pre-orders can be placed here.
Giant Squid have premiered another new track from their forthcoming album, Minoans, over at Burning Ambulance. The track is entitled “Sixty Foot Waves” and it revolves bass-heavy grooves and features, like all of Giant Squid‘s discography, a huge cinematic flare. The somber cello and multiple vocal harmonies seem to give the track a haunting feel as well. You can stream the track after the break along with their previously released single, “Mycenaeans”.
Minoans will be released on October 28th via Translation Loss.
Stick To Your Guns will be releasing their new album next February and the band has stepped into promotion of the album very early. The band has release a music video for a new single titled “Nobody,”* which I really dig. I’ve always liked this band and I think the vibe they currently have going for them is pretty rad. If the rest of the album sounds anything like “Nobody,” I’m in for the long haul. You can check out the video for the track after the jump. It’s pretty cool.
Remember that rad Abysmal Dawn track I posted about yesterday? Well, it turns out that I could have just waited and you could have streamed the bands new record Obsolescence today. Fuck it, if you dug that song, you’re going to love this album. From end to end, this album is super solid. Abysmal Dawn have done it again! Check out the full album stream after the jump or fuck off. Continue reading
Job For A Cowboy will unleash their latest act of depravity Sun Eater next month and the band has unveiled an unholy masterpiece titled “Eating The Visions Of God,” which you can hear after the jump. I have been seriously looking forward to this release, as JFAC‘s last album completely took my by storm. These guys have grown into an extremely impressive and promising death metal band and you’ve gotta hear “Eating The Visions Of God.” Do it. Now. Continue reading
After nearly a decade-and-a-half of silence, Montreal-based experimental rock act Lae will release their long-awaiting debut full length, Break the Clasp, on November 25th.
The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name Lae-Tseu and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes and earned a solid regional fanbase. As they were preparing to recorded their debut full length, the band dissolved and was put on hold in 2001. Now, nearly 13 years later, the newly reformed Lae are ready to unleash these songs upon the world.
We here at American Aftermath are excited to bring you your first taste of Break the Clasp in the form of the album’s seventh track, “Sister”. The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization. Stream “Sister” for yourself and read a quick interview with Lae mastermind Marc Lucas Ablasou after the break.
Abysmal Dawn has released two tracks off of their new album Obsolescence and I somehow have missed them both, but best believe I wouldn’t miss the third. The band has released their fantastically heavy new track “Laborem Morte Liberat Te” and you need to stream and enjoy it right now. Abysmal Dawn are straight up destroyers and their new album will crush your skull. Don’t believe me, this new track will prove it to you. YES! Continue reading
Legendary Gothenberg act At The Gates have fucking returned! After damn-near twenty years, they will be unleashing their new album At War With Reality at the end of the month and let me tell you, this shit slays. I was only a pup when At The Gates released Slaughter Of The Soul, so I never thought I would see them release an album in my lifetime, but I was wrong. The shit has hit the fan and it smells wonderful. Check out a new music video for the bands track “Death And The Labyrinth” below. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love speed metal-inspired hardcore? Well, I know I do, and that’s why I adore Foreseen (aka Foreseen HKI). The band’s Slayer-meets-Sick Of It All vibe crushes all, especially in the bands new track “Market Target,” which is now streaming for all to hear. The band will unleash their rad new record Helsinki Savagery will be unleashed next month and you’ve gotta get on this train, fool. Stream “Market Target” below via Noisey. Continue reading
Unique Leader is one of my favorite current record labels because they release some of the raddest, most technical and most interesting death metal of today. Hideous Divinity will be releasing their sophomore album for the label, Cobra Verde, in two weeks and the band is currently streaming the albums title track. “Cobra Verde” is a vicious, technical attack on all of your being. Check out the track below and get an ear full of fucking metal. Continue reading
As Lane told you earlier this month, Anatomy Of Habit will be releasing a new album Ciphers + Axioms next month and the band has issued its first single from the album. The track is titled “Radiate And Recede” and it’s pretty rad. If you like doom, post-rock and styles of that ilk, I think you’ll be into Anatomy. I’ve been a fan of this band for a bit and I think they sound as good as ever. Stream the new track below. Continue reading