As you all know, I am a HUGE fucking fan of Alexisonfire. I have loved the band for years and I was saddened when they called it quits back in 2011. We have seen numerous bands arise out of the ashes of Alexisonfire, such as Gallows. Well, it appears that AoF screamer George Pettit has been working hard on creating music that sounds absolutely nothing like Alexisonfire. I present to you, Dead Tired. This band is fronted by Pettit and has it’s head in the hardcore/punk/sludge variety of savage tunes. After the jump you can stream a track from the band and trust me, you want to hear this. Continue reading
The Banner will unleash their unholy new record in December and the band has unveiled a new track from Greying titled “Send Me Down” and it’s a fucking doozy. This track shows the band expanding upon their sound and performing a crushingly heavy doom-like acrobatic routine without the use of a net and quickly jumping into something a bit more Banner-esque. Check out this vicious slab of awesome after the jump. FUCK EVERYTHING UP. Continue reading
Fierce thrash is a thing of beauty and I could tell you were all craving a bit today, so this post is essential. By now you should be aware of the awesomeness of SSS and their forthcoming album Limp.Gasp.Collapse. Well, the band has released a new track by the title of “Slave To Persuasion” and it is a fucking beast. You can stream the track after the jump and immerse yourself in the awesome nature of this brutal beatdown. Enjoy. Continue reading
I adore Cancer Bats. That is all you need to know. I have always loved the band and I have been anxiously awaiting new material from them. Well, it looks like the time is upon us all, as Cancer Bats have released details about their upcoming album Searching For Zero. In addition to the track list, album title and album art (see above), the band has released a lyric video for the track “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake,” which is a phenomenally crushing track. After the jump you can peep the track list and listen to the new track. JAM IT OUT. Continue reading
Damn. It seems like just the other day that The Crinn released a new track. Oh yeah. That was just the other day (see here). Well, if you liked “Silent Betrayer,” you’re going to love “Endless.” The Crinn are one of those phenomenal bands that just prides themselves on releasing spectacularly heavy tunes. Check out the new track after the jump and bangyerfuckinhead. Continue reading
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.