A few months back I posted about a rad compilation featuring bands covering Misfits tracks. Well, the folk at CVLT Nation have come through again and have released a new compilation featuring covers of one of my all-time favorite bands: Joy Division. Some of the stand-out bands are Pinkish Black, Old Witch and Arctic Flowers, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Check out a full stream of the compilation below. Continue reading
On September 8th, Solar Flare Records will release the second full length album from French noise rock outfit Pord, Wild. The album will feature 40 minutes of intense, noise laden rock and roll that would make Amphetamine Reptile blush, and we have your first taste! We at American Aftermath are happy to bestow upon you the opening track from Wild, “Staring into Space”. The track revolves around a dirty, rumbling bass lines and sparse, dissonant guitars that eventually lead into a hard rock stampede hellbent on causing blunt-force trauma. We dig it and so should you. You can check out the track after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.
Canadian post-metal/sludge masters Alaskan unleashed one hell of an album back in February titled Despair, Erosion, Loss and to follow that, the band has released a new music video for their track “Sacrifice.” This track is amazing and the video is spectacular. The video was shot in a single take and it completely shows you exactly how passionate and powerful this band can be live. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Madison, Wisconsin’s Tyranny is Tyranny have debuted the official video for their track “Owned By Thieves”. The track, which comes from their 2013 debut Let It Come From Whom It May, is set to a conceptual video that uses stock footage to provide some socioeconomic commentary. You can check out the video and stream the entire album after the break.
Holy Tongues (ex-Ruiner) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Weak People, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is the five minute, lumbering beast “Filters” and it channels a healthy amount of early post-hardcore aggression. You can stream the track over at Brooklyn Vegan now.
Weak People will be released on August 5th via Melotov Records.
Pennsylvanian noise rock outfit Fight Amp have announced their plans to enter the studio to record their new EP, entitled Self-Titled EP. The band will record the new material to 2″ tape with Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Studios in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, this August. Guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis recently commented on the forthcoming effort:
“We’ve never been this excited about entering the studio with new material. This is actually the first time we’ll be working with material 100% written from start to finish by thesame three core members. Each longer release we’ve done in the past has always had a lineup change in the middle of the process. This time, Jon DeHart, myself and our newest drummer Dan Smith are all here for the entire process. It basically allowed us to hit a sweet spot when it came to the latter part of the writing process, and we have some heavy hitting jams that we’re ecstatic to unleash. We also made it a point to try and capture a little bit of the sound we have introduced on all of our past records while still forging ahead into new territory. Expect plenty of heavy noise rock/sludge jams, but we’re also bringing back a taste of the punk and d-beat riffs as well.”
The band is eyeing an early 2015 release through Brutal Panda. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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The debut recording from the experimental noise rock outfit Celan (Unsane, Oxbow, etc), Halo, will be getting the vinyl treatment through Corpse Flower Records. The album, which was originally released in 2009, is available for pre-order now at this location and is limited to 300 copies with three different color variants. Pre-order your copy now before they are all gone.
Feel free to stream the full album after the break.
French noise rockers Pord have announced the release of their sophomore full length record and follow up to 2011′s Valparaiso. The new record, which was recorded by Serge Morattel (Knut, Basement, etc), will be entitled Wild and will see a release through Solar Flare Records sometime this September. The album will be available digitally and on CD in September and will receive a vinyl pressing in November. An official release date, artwork and track listing are slated to be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can stream Valparaiso after the break as well as view the official album trailer.
Echoes are new to me, but I am glad that I learned about them. The band encompasses a lot of different genres and encase them in their own little box of Woah. The band has given you all the gift of being able to listen to their new album The Pursuit before it’s release later in the month. Other sites are saying that Echoes are similar to Russian Circles and while I can’t say they’re wrong, this band seems to be doing something all their own. Check out the album after the jump and leave your comments in the appropriate section. Continue reading
Out of the ashes of the recently disbanded German post-metal outfit, Omega Massif, comes a sinister new project by the name of Phantom Winter. The band combines monolithic sludge and post-metal with tinges of ambient black metal to create quite the intense atmosphere. Sludgeworm have premiered the first taste of the band’s debut three track mini-album, Cvlt, in the form of the nearly 10 minute annihilator “Wintercvlt”. You can stream and download the track for free at this location.
Cvlt will be released sometime this year. An official release date is still pending.
Atlanta noise rockers Whores have announced a run of U.S. dates this summer in support of their latest EP, Clean. The dates kick off August 1st in their hometown and continue through August 17th, with one of those appearances being Heavy Montreal featuring Slayer, Metallica, Lamb of God, etc.
Here are the dates:
Aug 01 – ATLANTA, GA @ THE BASEMENT
Aug 02 – RALEIGH, NC @ BARCADE #
Aug 03 – RICHMOND, VA @ STRANGE MATTER #
Aug 05 – BALTIMORE, MD @ METRO GALLERY #
Aug 06 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ BLACK BOX #
Aug 07 – BROOKLYN, NY @ SAINT VITUS #
Aug 08 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ THE MET #
Aug 09 – MONTREAL, QC @ HEAVY MONTREAL %
Aug 10 – CAMBRIDGE, MA @ MIDDLE EAST #
Aug 12 – CLEVELAND, OH @ THE GROG SHOP #
Aug 13 – CHICAGO, IL @ COBRA LOUNGE #
Aug 14 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ NETHER BAR #
Aug 15 – KANSAS CITY, MO @ RIOT ROOM #
Aug 16 – DALLAS, TX @ CLUB DADA #
Aug 17 – AUSTIN, TX @ MOHAWK
Nov 02 – GAINESVILLE, FL @ FEST 13*
# – WITH AMERICAN SHARKS
% – WITH METALLICA, VOIVOD, ET. AL
* – WITH MELVINS
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
The band has also been confirmed to appear on the newest rendition of Amphetamine Reptile’s cult compilation Dope, Guns and Fucking in the Streets, alongside Big Business, Billy Childish, Seawhores
Camera Shy, which features Nick Bassett of Nothing and Whirr and Alexandra Morte of Whirr, released their debut EP Jack-O-Lantern last week and, as it ended up in my Junk Folder, I got to it late. This is by no means heavy whatsoever, but it is pretty hypnotizing. Simple guitar and vocals in a nice, smooth indie pop style. If you think this is up your alley, check it out after the jump. I’m enjoying the release and I regret not finding it sooner. Leave your thoughts in the comments section. Continue reading
The Great Sabatini have debuted the official video for their bluesy acoustic jam”Aleka”which comes from their new record, Dog Years. Basically you get to watch three of the four band members just going about their business. An oddball track deserves an oddball video, anyway. You can check out the video after the break.
Dog Years is available now via Solar Flare Records.
Portland noise makers Drunk Dad have premiered their forthcoming full length, Ripper Killer, over at Invisible Oranges. The album is abrasive, noisy and chaotic, which isn’t surprising for an album with a name like “Ripper Killer”. The album will officially be released on July 1st via Eolian Empire and can be pre-ordered here. In the meantime, stream it over at Invisible Oranges.