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
Release Date: November 4th
Label: Brutal Panda Records
FFO: Pigs, War Brides
I was first introduced to Ladder Devils way back when they released their three-way split with Fight Amp and Kowloon Walled City. Back then, the band stood out to me, but I was fully invested in the pure awesomeness that is Kowloon. Today though, I cannot stop listening to Ladder Devils and for good reason. Even since the release of the aforementioned split, this band has truly grown and expanded upon their noisy, sludgy sound. The band recently released their new album Clean Hands and I’m here to talk about it. Lets get to it. Continue reading
I clamored over Sisters Of… last year and it was announced earlier this year that the band would be releasing a new album next year, which thoroughly excited me. I love this band. In anticipation of the bands forthcoming effort, titled The Serpent, The Angel And The Adversary, the band is currently streaming a radical new track titled “Annabelle,” which you can hear below. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, but I just watched the new James Wan-produced film Annabelle. I didn’t hate it. That’s not the point. Check out “Annabelle” after the jump. Continue reading
One of my favorite albums of the year comes from noisy rockers Ladder Devils. The bands new album Clean Hands will be released tomorrow and in anticipation, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming the beast in full. I have listened to this album numerous times this week and I am so stoked for the rest of you to hear it. Seriously. It’s great. Click on over after the jump and listen to the masterful slab in full. Continue reading
Post-metal act Anatomy Of Habit will release their new album Ciphers + Axioms next week and the band is currently streaming the album in full. I am super excited about this album and I recommend you head over to Pitchfork to check it out. This is definitely a band that is making their mark in the extreme music community and I only see them going forward from here on. Check out the track “Radiate and Recede” after the jump. Continue reading
He Whose Ox Is Gored is a band that I’ve been a fan of for a good while and I fucking love the bands new EP Rumors. This bands brand of dooming madness is a special one and I am so stoked that the EP is now available and streaming over on CVLT Nation. I have embedded the album, for your enjoyment, after the jump. Check it out. Seriously. I’ll blow you away. Continue reading
Japan’s post-rock legends Mono have premiered both of their forthcoming new albums over at A.V. Club. Rays of Darkness and The Last Dawn will officially be available on October 24th (Europe), 27th (U.K.), 28th (North America) and November 5th (Japan) and can be purchased here, here and here. But if you cannot wait one more minute for these huge, expansive albums, then head over to A.V. Club to stream them both now.
The Great Sabatini have released the official video for their track “Life During Wartime” off of their most recent creation, Dog Years. The album’s melodic yet sludgy closing track is set to a collection of scenes from the 1993 animated film, “The Thief and the Cobbler”. It may seem random but works pretty well with the song itself. Feel free to check out the video after the break.
Blues-infused noise makers The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane) have announced a string of Western U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent effort, Dissent. The trio will be joined by the likes of ÆGES on all stops on the tour. The touring schedule can be seen after the break along with a stream of the track “Eraser”.
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
Swedish instrumental rockers My Brother The Wind have premiered their forthcoming opus, Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One, over at The Sleeping Shaman. The nine track, entirely improvised album is officially available now and can be purchased here or here. Feel free to lose yourself in the captivated soundscapes of this album over at The Sleeping Shaman or stream it after the break.
Rosetta, a band whom Lane and I adore, released their new EP Flies To Flame yesterday and we are both extremely excited about it. To coincide with the albums release, the band put the whole thing up on Bandcamp for all the world to stream. Trust me, if you know whats good for you, you’ll kick in the five bucks and purchase the album, but if not, just stream it after the jump. But yeah. Buy it. Continue reading