One of the sneakiest albums of 2015, which only came to my attention within the last week, comes from Swedish doom act The Moth Gatherer. This band is extremely heavy and really fucking rad. They are currently streaming a new track titled “The Black Antlers.” This is definitely one of the sickest tracks on The Earth Is The Sky. Check it out below! Continue reading
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Southern doom quartet Wailin Storms have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, One Foot In The Flesh Grave, at CVLT Nation. Titled “Don’t Forget the Sun”, the new track features a dark blues infused, Southern fried stoner sound, that is filled to the brim with brooding melodies and memorable choruses. Check out the tasty jam right now.
One Foot In The Flesh Grave will be released on November 20 via Magic Bullet Records. Pre-order here.
10/23/2015 Pinhook – Durham, NC w/ Fleshwounds
10/29/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA w/ Vincas
10/30/2015 The Fest – Gainesville, FL
10/31/2015 Morningwood LA – Savannah, GA w/ Anxiety Junkies, No Sun, Generation Pill
11/01/2015 Reggie’s – Wilmington, NC
11/03/2015 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Meat Wave
12/03/2015 Tir La Nog – Raleigh, NC @ Local Band-Local Beer w/ Wyrms, Dead Girls
Psychedelic Stoner/sludge rock quartet Void of Sleep have premiered the official lyric video for their new track, “Slaves Shall Serve”, at New Noise. Taken from their forthcoming New World Order LP, “Slaves Shall Serve” features a healthy dose of hazy-eyed stoner grooves and pummeling rhythms. Vocalist/guitarist Burdo says of the track:
“‘Slaves Shall Serve’ is absolutely the most genuine and in-your-face song of the new record and it brings out our most valuable Stoner Rock spirit with bombastic riffs and wicked grooves. Lyrically the song gets in the heart of the concept of the entire album with darkened and occult themes.”
Check out the song/clip after the break.
New World Order will be released digitally worldwide on October 18, with CD editions coming October 16 (Europe) and November 13 (North America).
Philadelphia-based psychedelic doom trio Wizard Eye have premiered their new self-titled LP over at Blow the Scene. The album is officially out now via Black Monk Records and can be purchased here. The album is a towering, fuzz-laden, hazy-eyed beast that is two parts catchy and three parts heavy as hell. Listeners will be urged to partake in their favorite illicit substance while jamming this doom opus. Check it out here or after the break.
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.
Slow-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
Swedish progressive sludge outfit Moloken have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, All Is Left To See, at Heavy Blog is Heavy. Titled “Subliminal Hymns”, the new track cycles through hypnotic, galloping sludge sections that, when combined with dread-filled atmospheres, make for a menacing listen. Check it out at this location.
All Is Left To See will be released on October 23 in Europe and on November 13 in North America. Pre-order here.
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
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
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.
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
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 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 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
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.