Whenever Aaron Turner attaches his name to a musical project, people take notice. Whether it be the forward-thinking metal compositions of Isis, the sludgy monkey-business of Old Man Gloom, the haunting drones of Mamiffer, the hardcore-tinged debauchery of Split Cranium and others, it’s hard to deny Turner’s musical prowess. So when Sumac was announced, everyone, including myself, was instilled with insurmountable excitement. Turner is joined by the equally proficient Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc) and Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and the end-result is absolutely tremendous.Brimming with complexity and colossal heaviness, The Deal delivers the all the goods in a jam-packed 54-minute duration.
New York noise rock outfit Fashion Week have premiered their forthcoming debut LP, Prêt-à-Porter, over at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released on February 23 via Solar Flare Records and can still be pre-ordered here. If you enjoy the tunes of the likes of Unsane, Helmet and pretty much anything tied to Amphetamine Reptile, then you will enjoy this record thoroughly. Stream the rambunctious yet catchy opus now.
In addition to previously announced March tour dates marking their journey to Texas’s annual SXSW festival and plans for a Japan tour with Weekend Nachos, audio terrorists Full of Hell have announced dates for a Spring tour with fellow Portland, OR brutalizers The Body, the conclusion of which will see a collaborative record between the two entities. The Oceancity, MA crew are also preparing a record for release on John Hoffman’s (Weekend Nachos, SPINE) DIY label Bad Teeth Recordings. Peep the full tour details for Full of Hell below. Continue reading →
Noise rockers Lightning Bolt will soon unleash their first album in six years and have unveiled a new track titled “The Metal East.” The band is back and heavier than every. This new track is a thundering boom of sonic blast. Whatever that means. Check out the track after the jump. It’ll blow your fucking mind. Continue reading →
Do you even Fashion Week, bro? Dude, you should totally Fashion Week. These noisy mongrels are going to released an album titled Prêt-à-Porter in a few weeks and it’s going to be fucking rad. The band has also entrusted us here at American Aftermath with premiering their music video for “Chorusace.” This video is a grainy, shaky live video and I love it. Check out the video below. Continue reading →
New York noise rock outfit Fashion Week have premiered a new track from their upcoming LP, Prêt-à-Porter, over at Revolver. The track, titled “Fendi Bender”, cycles between dissonant grooves and catchy grunge-inspired verses. It’s like Unsane, Quicksand and Nirvana had a disfigured love child. Feel free to stream the new track at this location.
Prêt-à-Porter will be released on February 23 via Solar Flare Recordings. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Fashion Week is currently on tour with Skyacre. The remaining dates of the trek can be found after the break.
Chicago progressive metal outfit Taken By The Sun have premiered the closing track to their forthcoming self-titled debut full length over at The Sludgelord. Titled “Ornaflux”, the track storms forth with aggressive, nuanced riffs that spiral about as well as colossal, sludgy chords. Fans of The Ocean and the like will have no problem liking this jam. Stream the track at this location now.
Taken By The Sun will be released on February 24 through the band themselves and can be pre-ordered here.
Seattle’s Heiress (ex-Himsa) have premiered their forthcoming album, Of Great Sorrow, over at Metal Sucks. The album officially comes out on February 10 via The Mylene Sheath (pre-order here), but now you don’t have to wait another six long days. You can stream all 10 tracks of sludgy hardcore goodness after the break. We’re not responsible for any broken bones.
I fell head over heels for An Autumn For Crippled Children years ago and since then they have become one of my all time favorite bands. The band has released numerous records over the last few years (many of which have been posted about here) and I have absolutely loved them all. Well, AAFCC will unleash their new album The Long Goodbye sometime this year and it is sure to be one to remember. I have actually heard pieces of the album and it is the bands most black metal record yet. You can check he album art up top and the track listing below. Continue reading →
Chicagoan progressive post-metal quintet Taken By The Sun have announced the release of their self-titled debut album. The new album was tracked live at Electrical Audio, engineered by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, Yob, etc) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian). The self-titled effort will feature eight new tracks that fans of Neurosis, Mouth of the Architect, Rosetta and the like will surely salivate over. The album follows their 2013 debut EP, which can be streamed after the break. Taken By The Sun‘s artwork and track listing can be found below as well.
Apocalyptic black/post-metal hybrid Abstracter have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Wound Empire, over at Vice. The new track, titled “Cruciform”, boasts neatly ten-and-a-half minutes of devastatingly bleak sludge/doom that could definitely serve as the soundtrack to the end of all things. You can stream the track for yourself after the break.
Wound Empire will be released on February 10 and can be pre-ordered here, here and here.
Scottish progressive post-metal outfit Falloch have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length, This Island, Our Funeral, over at Skulls ‘N’ Bones. The expansive, sprawling opus sounds serene, melodic, heavy (of course) and is sure to excite fans of Agalloch, Alcest, Opeth and even Isis. The album will be officially released next Tuesday, January 27 via Candlelight Records and pre-orders can be placed here. Feel free to stream the album for yourself at this location.
Circa Survive, Balance And Composure will be hitting the road alongside Chon this spring for a pretty hefty tour. The bands will kick off the tour in mid-March and it will run through until early May. I’m not too familiar with Chon, but seeing Circa Survive and Balance And Composure should be enticement enough. Check out all of the dates below. Continue reading →
Brooklyn’s Sannhet have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore full length, Revisionist, over at Stereogum. The track is the three-minute maelstrom “Lost Crown” that churns out storming post/black metal hybrid riffs that the band explored on their Known Flood release. The track is heavy and devastating, but not without a sense of melody and melancholy. Head over to Stereogum to check out the track now.
Revisionist will be released on March 3 via The Flenser.