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 →
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.