Pittsburgh, PA hardcore group, Code Orange Kids, are currently streaming a new track entitled ”VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)”. The latest entry in a narrative series of songs, ”VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” is part of an upcoming four-way split release between Run For Cover and Topshelf Records featuring the likes of Tigers Jaw, The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Self Defense Family set to be released the 23rd of February, tomorrow. In addition, the Kids are set to perform at a variety of shows, including festival dates as well as support dates alongside Anti-Flag and Circle Takes The Square, full details below. Stream Code Orange Kids’s topically-arranged, narrative series of songs including the most recent “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” below and pre-order the split digitally here or via Run For Cover Records or Topshelf Records. Continue reading »
Tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, will be streaming in full exclusively over at Terrorizer. In addition, pre-orders for the record will be up at A389 Recordings’s webstore. Numb your mind at the multiple tour outings Full Of Hell have to offer with allies Gehenna, Integrity, Code Orange Kids and more, full details here.
By Lane Oliver
Capsule’s 2011 album No Ghost was one of the more original records to be released during that year. The Florida post-hardcore outfit stood out from the pack with their masterful combining of complex melodies and volatile rhythms, topped off with a hardcore attitude. Capsule has returned this year with five new tracks contained within a blistering new EP. The new release, entitled [A], sees Capsule exploring new territory while maintaining their originality.
Nefarious Industries are proud to present the newest addition to their already eccentric roster, Pigeon. Pigeon is a Warwick, NY based post-hardcore/screamo outfit whose sound is expansive, dynamic and full of raw emotion. Nefarious will be releasing the physical version of the album, limited to 100 CD’s, on March 5th. But the digital version is already available for the measly price of $3! Go ahead and check out the rockin’ Big Survival below. You’ll be glad you did.
“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987
Welcome to the ninth edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Last week, I didn’t have the time to write up a post. And while I promised six passages, only three satanic passages will await you in this week’s cryptic chasm…after the jump for reasons you can read in the title. Continue reading »
And The Year Of The Split marches on. I’m here today to review two new splits. When I say “new splits,” I mean that literally. These splits were released this past Tuesday and both splits were highly anticipated by me and countless others, I’m sure.
The first split I am going to review is between Phillip H. Anselmo and Warbeast. I was really looking forward to this album because I am a huge fan of Phil and his work on all of his projects. If you are unaware of this man’s talents, come on, how can you be? But, for those of you who somehow don’t know who he is, he is the frontman of Down and guitarist for Arson Anthem. He is also the former frontman of both Pantera and Superjoint Ritual. Now that I’ve pointed out something you should all know by now, let’s hop into this review. Continue reading »
You may remember me mentioning that Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth would be releasing a split 7″ this month. Well the Baltimore screamo/post-hardcore hybrid, Pianos Become the Teeth, are streaming their side of the split over at Glue HC. Like most of their material, “Hiding” should be noted for the band’s presentation of raw emotion and special attention to melody and texture. The split will released digitally tomorrow and physically on the 22nd. Don’t sleep on this one. Check out Pianos Become the Teeth’s wonderful side now!
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
There’s a free awesome hardcore compilation of unknown origin floating around called The Outsiders Volume One. The compilation features unreleased material from Old Wounds, Ancient Shores, and Astronomer while featuring recent tunes from bands like Twitching Tongues, Apart, Raindance, Sleepwalkers, Casting Curses, Mountain Man and The Teeth. Stream it and download below.
By Lane Oliver
Tigon’s Infinite Teeth is like journeying inside of an abysmal, murky cavern forgotten by time. Inside you are confronted with seemingly prehistoric creatures that have never been documented in any scientific exploration before your own. You are faced with the danger of new organisms and the cavern’s various natural traps. But further inside the danger subsides and you stumble across an ancient water spring that glistens in the luminescent glow of the mineral formations that are spread across the roof of the cavern. You eventually find your way out and leave there with a sense of pride knowing that you discovered something no one else has. The gist is, San Francisco’s Tigon have crafted something pretty alien to the world of post-hardcore and the like. Just like the fictitious cavern, Tigon’s music can be dangerously violent as well as blissfully gorgeous. In a time where there is an influx of similar sounding heavy bands, it is always nice to find one that stands out from the pack. Tigon is one of those bands.
Female fronted hardcore/fastcore/powerviolence/whatever group, Cerce, are currently streaming their six track self-titled EP exclusively over at PunkNews. Due out September 18th via Solidarity Recordings alongside co-releases by It’s A Trap Records and A Mountain Far, this is a release not to be missed. I originally caught wind of this group sailing the high seas of bandcamp under the genre “powerviolence”. Pigeonhole the group simply as such and you would be making a huge mistake. Melding a unique mix of multiple genres including but not limited to sludge, powerviolence, hardcore, fastcore, noise, and grindcore, Cerce’s eclectic, chaotic and spastic riffs mutate and pulsate over machine-like mechanic drumming and tortured vocals, leaving them best described more as a force of chaos. Stream Cerce’s EP here and be sure to pre-order the record here. Expect to see a lot from the criminally unknown Cerce in the future.
“Whale Belly” is two full minutes of melodic, cycling punk riffs that spiral over each other in a jarring display of pure emotion. The track in question will be featured on Touche Amore’s side of their upcoming 7″ split with The Casket Lottery which will be released on October 2nd via No Sleep Records. Check out this awesome tune ASAP.
Heavy hitters Defeater, who I have been trying to classify for well over a year, are about to hit the road with Rotting Out, Hundredth and Silver Snakes. This should be a very interesting tour, if I do say so myself. Defeater are a pretty varied band with hardcore, screamo, post-rock and post-punk elements all fused into one monstrous band. The only other band on the tour I am familiar with is Rotting Out, who are your standard new decade hardcore punk band. That seemed ruder than I meant it to. There’s nothing wrong with the band, that’s just how I choose to describe them. So yeah, peep the dates below and be sure to check out one of these shows if it hits your area. Continue reading »
French three piece hardcore act Birds In Row are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming album, You, Me & The Violence(Sept. 4th) exclusively over at Blow The Scene. Coming off of the already off-kilter and unique roster of Deathwish Inc. bands, Birds In Row showcase a style of hardcore that is melodic and haunting as much as it is hard-hitting and intense. The track in question, “Police and Thieves”, hits like a thunderstorm at sea. The blasting and powerviolence-esque rhythms, instrumental abrasiveness, and tortured vocals of the track ebb and flow along with a surrounding atmosphere of melody and haunting serenity. Stream “Police and Thieves” here and be sure to pre-order Birds In Rows’s You, Me & The Violence(available in three vinyl colors, CD, or digital) via Deathwish Inc. here.