Scottish melodic post-metal/progressive metal outfit Falloch have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2011’s Where Distant Spirits Remain. The new record, which was tracked by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Ulver, etc), will be titled This Island, Our Funeral and will be released on January 27th via Candlelight Records. The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of Where Distant Spirits Remain can be found after the break.
Pre-orders for This Island, Our Funeral can be found here.
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.
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 →
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 →
Brooklyn instrumental post-metal trio Sannhet have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2013’s Known Flood. The new record will be titled Revisionist and will be released on March 3rd via The Flenser. The band have also released an official trailer for the forthcoming, nine-track opus, which can be viewed after the break along with the album’s cover art.
Outrun The Sunlight are a band I discovered a few years ago and I have been closely following them ever since. The band is currently crowdfunding their new album Terrapin (go throw some dollars their way here) and they have released a phenomenal new music video for their track “The Pace Of Glaciers.” You have got to check out this video. The cinematography alone is gorgeous, not to mention how amazing this song is. Check out the video after the jump and be sure to show your support over on the bands IndieGoGo. Continue reading →
French noise rockers Pord have debuted the official video for their track “I’m Swimming Home” from their most recent release, Wild, over at Decibel. The video, which was directed by Vincent Lacan, Aurélien Foisse and the band members themselves, shows the band performing and partying it up in front of a backdrop showing clips from the 1968 film “The Swimmer”. The pool party goes well with the song’s main bouncing, disfigured surf rock riff. You can check out the clip for yourself after the break.
Instrumental rock masterminds Pelican have announced the release of a new EP that will follow up the band’s most recent effort, Forever Becoming. The new EP, titled The Cliff, features three new versions of their track “The Cliff” from Forever Becoming in addition to a previously unreleased track. The new versions include remixes from Justin Broadrick (Godflesh) and Bryan Clifford Meyer and Aaron Harris of Isis. The Life and Times frontman Allen Epley provides vocals to the opening rendition of the track (which can be streamed at Metal Sucks), much like he did on their track “Final Breath” from their record What We All Come to Need.
The Cliff will be released on February 24th through Southern Lord in 12″ vinyl formats and digitally. You can check out the artwork and track listing after the break.
Sumachave released the official album trailer for their debut release, The Deal, which is due out on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE Records. If you can recall, Sumac is made up of Aaron Turner (Isis), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) and features bass work from Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc). Let Sumac tease you with post-metal goodness after the break.
Sumac will be providing support for Deafheaven at The Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver on December 4th.
I have been waiting a good while for new music by a band named Hetfield & Hetfield and finally, my wait is over! I love these dudes and their music and I have been covering them for a few years now. The band has released their new, self-titled EP and it’s abs0lutely spectacular. The melodies. The feels. The Hetfield. You can stream and download the EP right now. It’s some of the best free shit you’ll get all day. Enjoy! Continue reading →
One-man metal act Cloudkicker announced the release of a new EP Little Histories and Ben has now unleashed said album. The album is fantastic, just as all Cloudkicker albums are and you can download and stream the album right now. We all know and love Cloudkicker, so this is a great early Christmas present to the world. Check out Little Histories below. Continue reading →
I love Cloudkicker. Ben Sharp is a genius and his music is phenomenal. I especially loved the live album released with Ben and Intronaut, who really brought Cloudkicker‘s music to life. Well, Cloudkicker will be releasing a new EP early next month and you should all be excited for it. You can check out the track list for the album after the jump. Get stoked! Continue reading →
Earlier this month (November 11), post-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom released their latest offering, The Ape of God. Or should we say, offerings? Comprising 90 minutes worth or material, The Ape of God is in fact two separate records under the same title. Causing even more confusion, the tricksters in Old Man Gloom also pulled one over on the press by first releasing an eight-track “bogus version” as the official promotional album. American Aftermath recently caught up with members Nate Newton and Santos Montano to discuss The Ape of God. While clearing some things up, the following interview is also, of course, weird and hilarious. What else would you expect? Continue reading →
Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading →