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.
New Zealand post-metal/post-hardcore outfit Spook the Horses have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore record, Rainmaker, over at Vice. The new track is the nearly seven minute behemoth “Drought”, which churns out crushing yet melodic post-metal-inspired riffs that would make the likes of Isis and Rosetta blush. You can check out the stellar track after the break.
Apocalyptic black/post-metal outfit Abstracter have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Wound Empire, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is titled “Lightless” is 11 minutes of brooding, atmospheric heaviness. The track slowly builds from haunting drones to a lengthy procession of blackened post-metal riffs that are raw and unyielding in their destruction. Check out the track for yourself over at CVLT Nation now.
Wound Empire will be released on February 10. Pre-orders can be purchased here, here and here.
Something that doesn’t happen to often to bands these days is bands getting documentaries made about them. It happens every so often and it’s usually pretty cool. There was Why You Do This which focused on Car Bomb, there was As The Palaces Burn which was about the trial of Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe and most recently there was Forget Not, the documentary about The Chariot‘s final tour before calling it quits.
Well, there is a new documentary coming and it happens to be about one of my favorite bands: Rosetta. While I am not sure when the doc will be released, you can listen to/download the film’s soundtrack, which was crafted by the band themselves. Check out Audio/Visual after the jump. BUY IT. Continue reading →
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.