BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS Completes Recording Of New Album “Carrier”


German sludge/doom outfit Black Shape of Nexus announced that they have finished recording and mixing their fourth full-length record and follow-up to 2012’s Negative Black. The  new record, titled Carrier, is currently being mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be finalized for release through Exile On Mainstream in the Spring of 2016 on CD and 2xLP. The album will feature six tracks, including a Hellhammer cover, and will be over 50 minutes in length. Vocalist Malte Seidel issued the following statement:

Carrier is the result of a band being in a constant state of deterioration. Doing a record is a very unpleasant and harmful process for us. Creating Negative Black already was a nightmare, but with Carrier the understanding of the term nightmare needs to be expanded. This is not being said to play the ‘tension and dissent create great art’ card. This album is not art. This album is not musicianship. This album is simply the album that we were able to do under the current circumstances while sometimes asking ourselves if a split-up would not be the better option. The final mix of Carrier is done at the moment.”

More information on the record will be revealed in the months to come. In the meantime, stream Negative Black after the break.

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KOWLOON WALLED CITY Stream New Album “Grievances”

KWC - GrievancesSlow-and-steady craftsmen Kowloon Walled City always end up releasing some of my favorite albums of the year. I mean, these dudes are magical and their music is so fucking good. This is clearly evident on the bands most recent effort Grievances, which you can stream right now if you’re in the mood for awesome. Click on over and stream this bad boy after the jump.     Continue reading

HANG THE BASTARD Release Music Video For “Hornfel”

Last year UK sludge heathens Hang The Bastard released the phenomenal Sex In The Seventh Circle and the band has just released a new music video. The video is for their track “Hornfel” which comes off of the aforementioned album. You can check out the video below. It’s a really cool live-shot video.     Continue reading

CULT OF OCCULT Streaming New Track “Misanthropic”

French doomsayers Cult Of Occult will soon release their latest offering Five Degrees of Insanity and they have released a crushing new song titled “Misanthropic.” The track is a thundering mountain of sound and I cannot wait to sit down and listen to the album in full. Check out some new Cult Of Occult below.       Continue reading

BEVAR SEA Streaming New Track “Bury Me In NOLA”

Bangalore, India-based stoner/doom outfit Bevar Sea have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Invoke the Bizarre, over at Metal Underground. Titled “Bury Me in NOLA”, the psychedelic “Bury Me in NOLA” churns out massive, hazy-eyed riffs that will evoke furious headbanging from listeners. Check it out after the break along with previously released tracks, “Where There’s Smoke (There’s a Pyre)” and “Sleeping Pool”.

Invoke the Bizarre will be released on September 25 in India and October 31 for the rest of the world.

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BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Streaming New Track “Lord Of Bones”

Behold! The Monolith will soon release their radical and highly anticipated new album Architects Of The Void and you can get a dose of the sickness below. The band is currently streaming their new track “Lord Of Bones” courtesy of MetalSucks and it destroys. It’s hard to believe that this band has made it back after the tragedy they went through, but it is good to see them killing it. Check out “Lord of Bones” below.      Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: GRIME

Grime - Paolo Podzinkova

Last week (September 1), Italian sludge quartet Grime released their new LP, Circle of Molesters, through Argento Records. The album marks the first release for the label and is the band’s second full-length, following 2013’s crushing Deteriorate. The new release captures a more mature take on Grime’s corrosive, groove-filled sludge sound that is exceptionally gritty, bleak and depressive. American Aftermath recently caught up with vocalist/guitarist Marco Matta to discuss Circle of Molesters and how adding another guitarist has had an impact on the band, as well as the record’s disturbing artwork, perverse themes and more. Continue reading

MAMMOTH SALMON Release Debut Album “Last Vestige Of Humanity”

Mammoth Salmon came to my attention when I was building the Autumn Annihilation compilation. I fell in love with the bands stoner sludge magic and I was thrilled when I got an email from the band stating that they had released their debut LP Last Vestige Of Humanity. The album is brilliant, as expected and you can download it right now for Pay-What-You-Want. Stream the album below.    Continue reading

THE OXFORD COMA Release “Canadian Questionmark” Music Video

canadian questionmarkThe Oxford Coma are a force to be reckoned with. We’ve worked with the band in the past here on AA and I will continue to cover them as long as I can. This is where we are today: The Oxford Coma have released a new music video! This video is actually for the track that we premiered here, “Canadian Questionmark.” It’s rad. Check it out below.       Continue reading

Interview – SUNROT


NJ quartet Sunrot identify themselves with the descriptor Compulsive Post Noise Power Sludge.  In listening to the songs of the group’s recent split with fellow NJ crust apostles Inertia, I found that description to be weirdly accurate.  Sunrot embrace the legacy of bands like Godflesh without being overt worshippers at the altar of typical industrial doom.  There is a patina of grit and static overlaying every song, with vocalist Lex’s distorted shouts bringing to mind a lone survivor calling for help over the last functional radio frequency in some post-apocalyptic city.  Samples and drones and harsh noise make appearances alongside thick walls of guitars and pounding low end throughout the band’s catalog, but the sound never gives way to the machine rhythms and clockwork precision of an industrial aesthetic. There is something refreshingly organic about Sunrot’s approach to noisy, crusty doom, and so I asked the band some questions about their sound and approach to heaviness.   

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BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Streaming New Track “Philosopher’s Blade”

Sludgecrushers Behold! The Monolith are prepping the release of their fantastic new album Architects Of The Void and they have unleashed one of the fiercest weapons in their arsenal, the “Philosopher’s Blade.” I love this track and I love it’s thick, chunky riffs. If you’re not digging Behold! at this very moment, then this track will make you a fan for life. Stream away below.     Continue reading

THE OXFORD COMA Streaming New Album “Paris Is Mine”

Last month we here at AA premiered a rad track from The Oxford Coma. That track was my introduction to the band and I am stoked that I got the hand out. This band is seriously incredible and I am now excited to inform you all that you can now hear the album in full! That’s right, The Oxford Coma are currently streaming Paris Is Mine over on our homie-site HBIH. You can check it out below. It’s raaaaad.       Continue reading

KYLESA Streaming New Track “Lost And Confused”

Kylesa are legends in the game nowadays. We all know and love the band, so it is exciting that the band is releasing a new record in October. Said album is carrying the title Exhausting Fire and it is going to be epic. Kylesa has released a new track titled “Lost And Confused” and it’s great. Check out the track below and get puuuumped.     Continue reading

KOWLOON WALLED CITY Announce New Album “Grievances”

KWC - GrievancesYeah. I’m gonna go ahead and call Kowloon Walled City‘s Grievances as one of the best albums of the year. Nope. Haven’t heard a single second from the album, but I know from past experiences that this album will wreck the fucking shop. Kowloon are one of my favorite bands in the last 15 years and they absolutely kill it over and over. The band has announced that Grievances will be released on October 9th via Neurot and you can check out the track list after the jump. Get excite.     Continue reading