RWAKE To Release 1998 Demo “Xenoglossalgia”; Streaming Remastered Tracks

rwakeThere are some killer bands here in Arkansas. Pallbearer, Living Sacrifice and Rwake all come to mind right off the bat and the latter is planning a re-release of their debut 1998 demo Xenoglossalgia in February and trust me, if you’re not holding onto that dem0 at this exact moment, or if you’ve never heard it, you’re about to lose your shit.

Xenoglossalgia is a legendary artifact in the Arkansas metal community. Think of the sludge version of the Ark Of The Covenant. Holy fuck, is this heavy. Check out a few tracks from the re-release after the jump. The remaster is so fucking crisp. Enjoy.      Continue reading

THE GREAT SABATINI Streaming New Track “Bleeder Of The Pack”

the great sabI love coming across free compilations. I mean, you check them out because a single band on there piques your interest and then the next thing you know, you’ve discovered five new bands to follow. Well, a band that we love here at AA, The Great Sabatini has been featured on a new compilation and in doing so, they have a brand new track streaming. The track is called “Bleeder Of The Pack” and it sits comfortably on the Sludge Hummer Septic Murk​-​Tape Vol​.​2 alongside Greber, Godstopper and Fuck The Facts. Check out the track below.      Continue reading

LORD DYING Streaming New Track “An Open Sore”

lord dying - poisoned altarsSlow-and-devastating metal act Lord Dying will be releasing their new record Poisoned Altars next month and the band is streaming a rad new track titled “An Open Sore.” This track alone is enough to entice anyone to want to jam the fuck out. It’s heavy and groove-laden riffs are absolutely mind-blowing. Oh, did I mention the track features guest vocals from Red Fang‘s Aaron Beam? FUCK YES!

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Aftermath Exclusive: COWARDS “Rise To Infamy” Stream + Interview

The general consensus at American Aftermath is the grimmer the better, and not many bands do grim as well as the Parisian quintet, Cowards. So, of course, we are more than excited to bring you a stream of the group’s forthcoming blackened opus, Rise to Infamy. The album officially comes out on February 9th, but luckily you do not have to wait any longer to get your skull caved in. Below you will find a stream of the gruesome monstrosity along with a short interview with riff-conjurer Adrien. Enjoy.

 

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COWARDS Streaming New Track “Beyond My Hands”

cowards-risetoinfamy1200x1200French hardcore beasts Cowards will unleash their sophomore release Rise To Infamy in February and the band has released a killer new track titled “Beyond My Hands,” which is streaming for your pleasure. I am highly anticipating this album, mainly because Cowards have never let me down in the past and I don’t think they would do so now. Check out “Beyond My Hands” after the jump or get bent.     Continue reading

ABSTRACTER Announce New Album “Wound Empire”

Oakland-based sludge/doom act Abstracter have announced the release of their sophomore full length album and follow up to 2012’s Tomb of Feathers. The new record will be titled Wound Empire and will be released on February 10th on 12″ vinyl through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. Wound Empire was recorded and mixed by Greg “The Wizard” Wilkinson (Brainoil,Pallbearer, etc) and mastered by Brad Boatright. The colossal album will feature four 10 minute tracks that make up a total 42 minutes of darkness. For a reference point, you can stream Tomb of Feathers after the break. Pre-ordering information will be available in the coming weeks.

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COWARDS Streaming New Track “Birth Of The Sadistic Son”

Parisian sludge-makers Cowards have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Rise to Infamy, over at Music and Riots. The new, absolutely savage track, entitled “Birth Of The Sadistic Son”, will rip you to shreds. The vile, dissonant chaotic violence comes together with blackened sludge in an unholy matrimony. Stream the track for yourself here, but be sure to keep a first aid kit handy.

Rise to Infamy will be released on February 9th via Throatruiner.

 

Review: FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW – “Full Of Hell & Merzbow”

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Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading

BLACK SHEEP WALL Streaming New Track “White Pig”

blacksheepwallI fucking love Black Sheep Wall. The band is phenomenal and they never disappoint. The band will be releasing their highly anticipated new album I’m Going To Kill Myself in January and they have unleashed a phenomenal new track titled “White Pig.” Along with the new track, Black Sheep Wall have released the album’s artwork, which I think is just brilliant. You can see the artwork at the top of this post and hear “White Pig” after the jump. Get on it!     Continue reading

COWARDS Release New Album Trailer

French malevolent hardcore/sludge quintet Cowards have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Rise To Infamy, which is due out on February 9th via Throatruiner. In clip features shots of the band performing and creepy, horror film-esque images set to the album’s dissonant third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl)”. The clip can be seen after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.

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OLD MAN GLOOM Streaming Both Parts Of New Album “Ape Of God”

ApeOfGod1_750-608x608Old Man Gloom will be releasing not one, but two new albums, both under the Ape Of God title, tomorrow and if you can’t wait that long, both of the albums are currently streaming! That’s right, Old Man Gloom in all of their gloomy sludge-ness streaming for you right now. I have listened to both albums now and I can honestly say that they are both phenomenal. Check out the streams after the jump.      Continue reading

BLACK TUSK Bassist Jonathan Athon Has Passed Away At Age 32

black_tusk-1080x675One of my favorite bands of all time is Black Tusk and for good reason. The band is definitely a force to be reckoned with and it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that bassist and vocalist Jonathan Athon has passed away due to injuries he attained in a motorcycle accident. He was put into a medically-induced coma and was later taken off of life support. It was his wish that he not be sustained on life-support. It is sad to see such a talented person pass away at such a young age. Jonathan was 32. After the jump you can see a few of Black Tusk‘s videos in which you can see Athon in action as well as read a statement from the band. Farewell, Jonathan.     Continue reading

GODMAKER Streaming New Track “Shallow Points”

New York sludge quartet Godmaker have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled debut, which will be released on November 11th via Aqualamb. This new track is the nearly seven minute “Shallow Points”, whose massive riffs will collapse any listener who comes unprepared. You can stream the new jam after the break.

Pre-orders for Godmaker can be found here. Be sure to check out the previously released track “Megalith” if you missed it.

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