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.
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 →