Chicago, IL noisy powerviolence act Sea Of Shit have released for free digital download their 2014 tour tape, available for sale on their West Coast tour earlier this year. The band had this to say about the release:
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell will be hitting the road for two weeks later this November, supporting stoner doom fiends Weedeater alongside prog metal act Lazer/Wulf. Peep the full details below and be sure to look out for Full Of Hell’s upcoming third LP and collaborative album with acclaimed noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow, everywhere November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl release for the record is due at a later date via A389 Recordings. Continue reading
New Jersey sludge-bringers Pharaoh have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Negative Everything, over at Decibel. The new track is the five minute “The Slasher”, whose first half is populated by towering doomed riffs and second half is a swelling, dismal tremolo picked assault to the end. Check out the track for yourself over at Decibel now.
Negative Everything will be released through A389 Recordings on October 31st. The official artwork and track listing for the release can be seen after the break as well as their upcoming tour dates with Homewrecker.
Sludge monsters Divider released their fantastic debut album All Barren today and the band teamed up with AltPress to stream the album in full. I really hope you people have been keeping up with this band but if you haven’t then today is the day you get caught up. This band has crafted one of the filthiest, most disgustingly rad albums of the year and I want everyone to listen to it. Rage on after the jump. Continue reading
Aural annihilators Godflesh are back with “Imperator”, the second single off of the group’s upcoming return LP, A World Lit Only By Fire. Holding true to initial claims of the upcoming album as a return to form, the new track is classic Godflesh, pounding rhythms, nasty tones and simplistic but utterly gnashing riffage in tow. Check “Imperator” out below and look out for A World Lit Only By Fire everywhere October 7th on CD/LP/Digital Download via Avalanche Recordings and cassette via Hydra Head Records.
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell are currently streaming “Gordian Knot”, the first cut off of their upcoming collaborative LP with renown Japanese noise artist Merzbow, exclusively over at Noisey. Delivering on the band’s promise to continue to push their aural boundaries to further realms of harshness and inaccessibility, the new track deters away from the band’s groovier dark hardcore beginnings in place of a newer adherence to the rasp of death metal and grindcore, a direction the full album is due to pursue. Stream “Gordian Knot” via Noisey here along with an interview with vocalist Dylan Walker on the band’s new alliance with label Profound Lore, commentary on the development of the new album as well as information on the second bonus album included exclusively with the CD version of the band’s upcoming LP. In addition, Full Of Hell are set to embark on an Australian tour with Idylls and Machina Genova late November. Peep dates for that tour below.
Full Of Hell & Merzbow arrives November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records and vinyl via A389 Recordings. Full Of Hell’s most recent release was an exclusive 2014 Record Store Day split with Dwid Hellion (Integrity) noise project Psywarfare.
Brooklyn-based sludge outfit Godmaker have released a new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut, which will be released on November 11th through Aqualamb. The new track is the eight minute behemoth, “Megalith”, that churns out devastatingly crushing and catchy riff after riff. The song sounds like a mash-up between all the best parts of Sleep and sister band High on Fire. You can check out the track fro yourself after the break.
Pre-orders for the album can be found here.
Old Man Gloom (Isis, Cave In, etc) have released a new track of their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, which is due out on November 11th via Profound Lore (CD/Digital) and SIGE Records (2XLP). The new track is entitled “The Lash” and it trudges along with bass-heavy grooves and cycling, sludgy riffs. Check out the track for yourself after the break.
As a resident of the south and a fan of southern sludge, I was very excited when I when I learned (years ago) that CT from Arkansas band Rwake was putting together a documentary spotlighting the heavy music scene in the south. Well, the documentary, titled Slow Southern Steel has been released and is available for streaming now. You can check out the full-length doc after the jump, which features members of Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Down, Dead Bird, Music Hates You and more. Enjoy your Friday. Continue reading
Divider are an amazing band that has recently been brought to my attention. I was a week or so into listening to the band when I received the shocking revelation that the vocalist of Divider was the vocalist in one of my all time favorite bands Skycamefalling! Yeah I totally had no idea that Chris Tzompanakis was in Divider, but that add another layer to this band that I already enjoy.
Enough about me being a fanboy, Divider are currently streaming a rad new track (which I have kindly embedded below) and if you don’t stop to enjoy it, you’ll be an even bigger disappointment than the ending of Lost. “Crow Eater” will fuck you up. CHECK IT. Continue reading
Your Tuesday just got a lot heavier thanks to Arizonian sludgemakers Sorxe and their monolithic debut, Surrounded By Shadows, which is officially out today. The nearly 60 minute behemoth erupts with earth-shaking, sludge-ridden grooves that feature tremendous low-end and infectious rock swagger. When the album isn’t churning out skull-caving riffs, its enveloping you in sprawling, ambient, Neurosis-esque passages that can be as haunting as they are tranquil. Sorxe have crafted an album that is extremely heavy but accessible as well. We at American Aftermath are proud to present to you Surrounded By Shadows in its entirety. Feel free to stream it after the break. The album can be purchased digitally through the band at this location.
Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Arizona’s Sorxe have premiered another new track from their forthcoming debut album, Surrounded by Shadows, over at The Obelisk. The new track is the eight minute closing number, “The Mountain Man”, that churns out low-end grooves and lengthy passages of Neurosian drone and haunting clean guitar. You can stream the lengthy epic over at The Obelisk now.
Surrounded by Shadows will be released on September 2nd.
Denver, CO mammothian doom unit Primitive Man have released a new eleven minute crusher entitled “Loathe” for free streaming and download. The track is the second in a series of sponsored releases between Flatline Audio Studios and Trve Brewing and is expected to be part of Primitive Man’s as-of-yet untitled upcoming EP, due this Winter on Relapse Records. Stream “Loathe” below and download it free here. Continue reading
Initially available as a limited digital download release fundraiser for the family of Relapse Records team member Pat Egan following his death in 2013, the two-track experimental doom Mass & Volume EP by innovative deathgrinders Pig Destroyer is now due for a one-time, never to be repressed CD/vinyl release according to news direct from the band and label this morning. Recorded in lieu of extra studio time during the band’s sessions on their 2007 LP Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume serves as a fine epilogue to the Bryan Harvey era of the band, marking his final contributions to the group since his tenure start on Pig Destroyer’s 1999 split with Gnob.
In addition, the band have also announced two live dates for December with Dropdead, one show serving as the band’s live Boston debut. Peep a teaser for Mass & Volume along with those show details below and pre-order the record digitally here or physically as CD or vinyl here. Continue reading