The fantastic Nothing released a phenomenal album titled Guilty Of Everything last month and the band has now released a new track in commemoration of Record Store Day. This track is a cover of Low‘s “In Metal.” It’s haunting, it’s dark and it’s beautiful. Check out the cover below as well as the original. If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest picking up Nothing‘s new album Guilty Of Everything, out now on Relapse Records. Continue reading
Kreig are a band that has evolved and expanded its sound many times since the Battlegod demo was released in 1996. The band has always captured my attention and I have always admired them. That’s why I got so excited when I found out that CVLT Nation was streaming the two tracks that will be available on the bands Record Store Day 7″ Isolation/Transmission. I mean, it’s Kreig! The band has transmuted itself to play a form of blackened post-rock on this release and it’s utterly phenomenal. Continue reading
Agalloch have unveiled the dates for the first, west coast, leg of their Serpens In Culmination tour. The band will be supported a lot of awesome bands along the way including Jex Thoth, Obsidian Tongue, YOB and more. This tour will most definitely be amazing. Check out the dates below. Continue reading
Austrian post-black metal band Harakiri For The Sky will release one of the best albums of 2014 at the end of the month and the band has unleashed a new track off of the album. The track is called “Burning At Both Ends” and it is a phenomenal feat of blackened goodness. Melody and agitation go hand in hand on this song and you have GOT to hear this. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
Earlier this month the amazing band Nothing released their Relapse Records debut Guilty Of Everything and it has begun garnering much praise, as it should. This band is phenomenal and their music is brilliantly crafted, haunting and soothing all at once. The band has just released their music video for their song “Bent Nail” and it is just fantastic. The video features the band playing in front of a crowd of people who just don’t want to see them. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
One of my all-time favorite bands is Joy Division, although I got into them late in life. Their music is hypnotic and timeless and I can’t get enough of it. The bands debut EP has been bootlegged over and over throughout the years and (finally) it is being reissued! The EP, An Ideal For Living, was created just after the band changed their name from Warsaw to Joy Division and it consists of four amazing tracks. The reissue was mastered by longtime Joy Division engineer Frank Arkwright and will feature new artwork.
Oh, and An Ideal For Living will be released on Record Store Day 2014. Exciting, eh? I think so. Stream the original EP after the jump. Continue reading
post blackened metal act Agalloch will release their new album The Serpent & the Sphere in a few months and the band has just unleashed the first offering from the highly-anticipated record. The song is called “Celestial Effigy” and it is a phenomenal exploration into what makes Agalloch what they are. You can check out the track over on Pitchfork right now, which I highly suggest you do. Do it.
Everyone’s favorite dreampop group Anne will be releasing a new album next week and they wanted the world to hear it! You can check out one of the new tracks after the jump and hear the rest of the album over on BlacKBook. It’s pretty cool, but much more electronic-y than their previous material. Weird. Not bad, though. Continue reading
Italian instrumental outfit Australasia have just made my day. The band have released a stunning rendition of the classic theme song from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult classic television series Twin Peaks; originally composed by Angelo Badalamenti. It’s faithful to the original tune but with their own, slightly electronic twist. You can stream the track after the break and download it for free at this location.
As you should know by this point, I am a huge proponent of post-rock, especially when it is done extremely well. Lane and I did a month-long column on the genre last year called “Post-Rockgust” and every day since I posted my last installation in that column, I have sincerely regretted leaving out one band: Dirge. This band is phenomenal in every aspect and I fell in love with them after listening to their 2011 album Elysian Magnetic Fields (albeit, quite a while after its release) and the other day I learned that the band was releasing a new record this year. And then I got the record, titled Hyperion and… Holy shit. It usually takes Dirge a while to release new albums and I can see why. They have a ton of shit to work through and perfect and they’ve done it. Continue reading
Boston’s own Junius will release their highly anticipated new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, on February 18th via Prosthetic Records. For those who cannot bear the though of going without new Junius for another week, can happily stream the band’s new effort over at Exclaim. These eight tracks of glistening, low-end of beauty can now make sweet love to your ears. Head over to Exclaim to stream the EP and pick up your copy here.
Combine elements of post/sludge metal with alternative rock and you get a sense of what Seattle’s Helms Alee are trying to accomplish. But even that description doesn’t do them justice. The band’s third full length album and follow up to 2011′s Weatherhead, Sleepwalking Sailors, will be officially released on February 11th via Sargent House. Pitchfork is currently providing an exclusive stream of the album for your ears’ enjoyment. I feel it’s big stylistic step-forward from Weatherhead and a lot more focused as well. Head over to Pitchfork to decide for yourself.
We love Junius here at American Aftermath and I know at least two of us are highly anticipating the new EP that the band will release next month. The band unveiled a new track earlier this month and now they have released a second. This track comes in the vicious-yet-beautiful “Battle In The Sky,” which was premiered via Decibel. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading