UPSILON ACRUX Streaming New Track “Pitch Mountain: Maps”

Los Angeles-based experimental rock outfit Upsilon Acrux have premiered a new track from their upcoming seventh full length album, Sun Square Dialect, over at Steel for Brains. The track in question is the album’s dizzying opening number, “Pitch Mountain: Maps”. The song spirals about with a colorful array of instrumentation that runs the gamut of math rock, progressive rock, krautrock and free jazz. It defies categorization and dazzles simultaneously. Head over to Steel for Brains to stream the track now.

Sun Square Dialect will be released on April 14 via New Atlantis Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after break along with the band’s upcoming record release shows.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Announce Spring U.S. Tour

Noise metal titans Today Is The Day will return to the road this spring in support of their most recent record, Animal Mother. The trek will begin on April 24 and extend through May 24. Direct support will be provided by Georgian trio Lazer/Wulf. The tour schedule can be found after the break.

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KEN MODE Release Trailer For New Album “Success”

Noise metallers Ken Mode will release their new album Success this June and the band has released a trailer for said album. Now, while this doesn’t really give us a taste of new music, it still got me extremely excited. You can check out the full teaser below and see how it makes you feel. I always welcome new Ken Mode material, so bring on the madness.     Continue reading

LIGHTNING BOLT Streaming New Album “Fantasy Empire”

Rhode Island noise rock duo Lightning Bolt have premiered their forthcoming sixth full length album and first album in six years, Fantasy Empire, over at NPR. The album will officially be released on March 24 via Thrill Jockey and pre-orders can still be grabbed at this location. If you like blistering, colorful, erratic noise forced into your ear canals, then check out the wacky Fantasy Empire now.

FASHION WEEK Streaming New Album “Prêt-à-Porter”


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.



FULL OF HELL Announce New Record And Spring Tour With THE BODY


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

LIGHTNING BOLT Streaming New Track “The Metal East”

lightning boltNoise 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

Premiere: FASHION WEEK’s “Chorusace” Music Video

fashion weekDo 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

FASHION WEEK Streaming New Track “Fendi Bender”


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.

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DEATH ENGINE Announce New Album “Mud”, Stream New Track

Photo: Cover art for death engine's «Mud», by Hugues Pzzl -

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.

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PORD Debut “I’m Swimming Home” Video

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.

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Review: FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW – “Full Of Hell & Merzbow”


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

Review: LADDER DEVILS – “Clean Hands”


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

LADDER DEVILS Streaming New Album “Clean Hands”

LD-CleanHands-600x600One 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