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
From First To Last died out a few years ago when vocalist Sonny went all Skrillex on us and we all wondered if anything would become of FFTL. And then Periphery front man Spencer Sotelo joined the band as their new vocalist. I’ve been very curious as to how the music would be now and how the vocals would fit in. Well, I think it’s pretty great. The band successfully crowdfunded their new album Dead Trees and they are now streaming the albums title track. Check out “Dead Trees” with the new and improved From First To Last after the jump. Continue reading
Red Fang are very well known for their amazing music videos and their latest is no exception. The band unleashed their animated music video for their track “Crows In Swine” and it’s just as great as you want it to be. The track comes off of Red Fang‘s most recent offering Whales And Leeches, available now via Relapse Records. Check out “Crows In Swine” below. Continue reading
I fell in love with the music of Black Map a while back and I have just been enamored with them ever since. If you are unfamiliar, the band features members of Far and Dredg. That’s all you need to know to be interested in this band. Their music is great and they should feel great about it. The band release their album …And We Explode earlier this week and they have quickly followed up with a great music video for their track “I’m Just The Driver.” Check out the video below. Continue reading
Portland occult metal outfit Atriarch have premiered their forthcoming album, An Unending Pathway, over at Pitchfork. The goth, doom, black metal and hard rock hybrid will officially be released on October 27th via Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here. While you are checking out, stream the album in all its gloomy glory over at Pitchfork.
French experimental heavy rockers LizZard have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length album, Majestic, over at PureGrainAudio (North America) and Metal.de (Germany). If you like your rock to sound huge and cinematic, then Majestic is the album for you. The album will officially be released this Friday, October 17, via Klonosphere Records. In the meantime, feel free to stream the album here or here.
While I am not a fan of We Came As Romans, I was intrigued when I heard that they had released their cover of Taylor Swift‘s “I Knew You Were Trouble” that will be featured on the upcoming Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6. The songs on the compilation are almost always awful, but I love it nonetheless because bad covers are my bread and butter. If you’re interested in how this track sounds, check out the music video for We Came As Romans‘ cover of “I Knew You Were Trouble” after the jump. Continue reading
Portland drugged-out, sludge-ridden math rock outfit Wizard Rifle have revealed the details surrounding their forthcoming sophomore album. The new record, which follows the group’s 2012 debut Speak Loud Say Nothing, is entitled Here In The Deadlights and is due out on October 28th via Seventh Rule Records. The record was tracked by guitarist Max Dameron and was mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, etc) and Jesse Johnstone. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
Pre-orders for the record can be placed here. The band’s previous album, Speak Loud Say Nothing, can be streamed after the break.
Not too long ago I received a press release for a band called Black Map. While I had never heard of the act before, I was instantly interested because members of Black Map also serve time in Dredg *swoon* and Far. That’s a damn fine pedigree for the basis of a band and guess what: Black Map is phenomenal! The band has just unleashed their track “Chinaski” and I highly suggest you take a few minutes to let it soak into your brain tissue. Continue reading
Occult rockers Ancient VVisdom have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Sacrificial, over at Burning Ambulance. The new track is the catchy”Chaos Will Reign”, which cycles through acoustic folk strumming, sludgy chugging riffs and melodic hard rock chord progressions. You can stream the new track after the break.
Sacrificial will be released digitally and on CD on October 14 , while an LP pressing will arrive October 28.
Ohio riff-heavy quartet Lo-Pan have premiered their forthcoming full length, Colossus, over at Metal Sucks. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, October 7th, via Small Stone Recordings. Now you too can get bowled over by gargantuan hard rock riffs and have memorable hooks stuck in your head for the remainder of your day. Take advantage of the stream at this location now.
Pre-orders for Colossus can be placed here.
Okay folks. By this point in my blogging, you should all be aware of my adoration for cover songs. Good or bad, I love them all and over the years I have become friends with a rad dude who creates spectacular covers. His name is Andrew Lima and his solo project I Among You has been featured on two of our compilations here on American Aftermath (here and here) and there are definitive plans of him being involved in another soon. Continue reading
French heavy rockers Lizzard have released a new track from their forthcoming sophomore full length, Majestic, which is due out on October 17th via Klonosphere Records. The new track is entitled “The Roots Within” and it features heavy alternative rock grooves with an almost progressive swagger and strong vocal performances. It’s basically a top notch rock song, period. Feel free to stream the track after the break.
Mastodon have been teasing their new music video for a while now, but I don’t think anyone expected what they have done. The band teamed up with Adult Swim again and they have released the most ass-tastic metal video of the year. Possibly the most ass-tastic video of the year, with the competition being Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda.” Check out “The Motherload” after the jump. ALL DAT ASS! Continue reading