PRIMITIVE MAN Streaming New EP “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”

primitive-man-home-is-where-the-hatred-isWe fucking love the sludge menace that is Primitive Man. The band is a beast of epic proportions and if you’re late to the party, you can now hear the bands new EP Home Is Where The Hatred Is, which saw it’s release today. MetalSucks premiered the EP for all to hear and you seriously have to hear it. It’s fucking phenomenal. And I don’t even get paid to say that. Enjoy.      Continue reading

MUTILATION RITES Announce Tour Dates This Spring

NYC black metal horde Mutilation Rites will be hitting the road this spring with support from Mantar. The trek will see Mutilation Rites hit up SXSW and will wrap up in good ole Canada. You can check out all of the dates below and see where you will be seeing some sickening black metal and filthy sludge. This is most definitely something you want to see.     Continue reading

FULL OF HELL Announce New Record And Spring Tour With THE BODY


In addition to previously announced March tour dates marking their journey to Texas’s annual SXSW festival and plans for a Japan tour with Weekend Nachos, audio terrorists Full of Hell have announced dates for a Spring tour with fellow Portland, OR brutalizers The Body, the conclusion of which will see a collaborative record between the two entities. The Oceancity, MA crew are also preparing a record for release on John Hoffman’s (Weekend Nachos, SPINE) DIY label Bad Teeth Recordings. Peep the full tour details for Full of Hell below. Continue reading

SUMAC Streaming New Album “The Deal”

12" Glued SleeveYou know SUMAC, that killer supergroup that we have been harping on about? Well, the time has come for you to stream the bands entire debut album The Deal! The band has teamed up with MetalSucks to bring you a full stream and trust me, it’s fucking tits. Do you like your music slow and noisy with dooming sludge droning madness? Well, SUMAC is the band for you. Boasting former members of ISIS and current members of Baptists and Russian Circles, this shit is bananas. Check out the album below.      Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: SIX OF SWORDS

Six of Swords Promo

Toronto, ON’s Six of Swords are set to release their debut EP, Polar Vortex, on February 23 through Sorrow Carrier Records. It’s an exceptionally solid release, anchored with brutality, harsh intensity and bleak atmosphere, showcasing the band’s take on modern death metal, which fuses their classic influences with elements of doom, sludge and hardcore. Guitarist Steve Parkhill and vocalist Josh Gordon recently caught up with American Aftermath to discuss the EP and how Six of Swords have evolved over the past few years, as well as the impact of having straightedge members in the band, and more. Continue reading

DOPETHRONE Release “Scum Fuck Blues” Music Video

dopethroneI have long been championing my stoner-doom homies from the Great White North, Dopethrone and I was thrilled when I recently learned that the band had landed a long-overdue record deal and that they would be releasing a new album this year. The bands new album is titled Hochelaga and the band has released their first “video” for their track “Scum Fuck Blues.” I love this track, but unfortunately this is my least favorite type of video: random visualizations thrown together behind a song. BUT, this song is killer. Check out some new Dopethrone below.
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GRIEVER Streaming New Track “Our Love Is Different”


Melodic sludge/punk outfit Griever have premiered the title track from their upcoming album, Our Love Is Different, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The track is a bouncing, sludgy anthem that sounds like a cross between City of Echoes-era Pelican and the more recent Torche material. The song is upbeat, heavy, catchy and will be difficult to get out of your head. Stream the track over at Brooklyn Vegan now.

Our Love Is Different will be released on February 24 via Vitriol Records.

THE BODY & THOU Release Music Video For “Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity”

thou-the-bodyRemember that amazing Thou/The Body collaboration? Well, it was fucking incredible and the bands have released a music video for their track “Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity,” which seems like it was mostly completed by Thou, whose bassist Mitch Wells’ wife appears in the video. Check out the video below and let is crush you.     Continue reading

Review: BLACK SHEEP WALL – “I’m Going To Kill Myself”

When California sludge/doom outfit Black Sheep Wall announce the title of their third full length to be I’m Going to Kill Myself, my curiosity was piqued. When the doomsayers revealed the record’s cartoonish cover art, my anticipation grew further. This playfulness is something to be expected out of the same band who have songs by the names of “Lamb…Gayyyy” and “Ancient Fvck”. But the black comedy angle is merely a facade to lure the unexpected into a full 63 minutes of oppressive sludge that is no laughing matter. Colossal riffs unleash a relentlessly sadistic, repetitious beating that never seems to stop. It’s almost akin to be stricken with mental illness in which unhealthy thoughts constantly batter your psyche until you reach the point where committing suicide is the only thing that will bring you relief.

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OUTLET Signs to GLORY KID , New Song Streaming Now

Born in the Year of Our Lord 2007 in the town of Idaho Falls melodic metallic hardcore quintet Outlet prepare to bequeath to the world the follow up to their acclaimed 2009 EP “Broken Is The Man, Vital Are The Missing Parts”. Consisting of 6 songs and spanning over 30 minutes the new EP “Memento Mori” contains in it just as emotion as it does math or heaviness, though it has plenty of all three. Slated for a Spring ’15 release in digital and physical formats on Glory Kid Ltd. “Memento Mori” marks a milestone in the development of Outlet as such innovations as the conservative use of clean, melodic, vocals and a light math influence are incorporated by the band, always in a subtle way.

Continue on after the break for a sample of Outlet’s maturation as a band in the form of their new song “Mortal Coil”. Streaming right now over at New Noise Magazine.

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