Review: LADDER DEVILS – “Clean Hands”

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Release Date: November 4th
Label: Brutal Panda Records
FFO: Pigs, War Brides

I was first introduced to Ladder Devils way back when they released their three-way split with Fight Amp and Kowloon Walled City. Back then, the band stood out to me, but I was fully invested in the pure awesomeness that is Kowloon. Today though, I cannot stop listening to Ladder Devils and for good reason. Even since the release of the aforementioned split, this band has truly grown and expanded upon their noisy, sludgy sound. The band recently released their new album Clean Hands and I’m here to talk about it. Lets get to it.     Continue reading

RED FANG Release Music Video For “Crows In Swine”

red fangRed Fang are very well known for their amazing music videos and their latest is no exception. The band unleashed their animated music video for their track “Crows In Swine” and it’s just as great as you want it to be. The track comes off of Red Fang‘s most recent offering Whales And Leeches, available now via Relapse Records. Check out “Crows In Swine” below.     Continue reading

THORR-AXE Streaming New Track “Gates Of Winter”

thorr axeSo, I’ve never heard the name Thorr-Axe before (that I know of anyway), but this band is fucking destructive. Like, only a few seconds in and I was hooked on this band. Their ravaging style of pulverizing doom is heartwarming (ironically) and their new album Gates Of Winter is definitely going to crush some skulls. Don’t know what the fuck I’m babbling about or want to hear some Thorr-Axe? Click on over after the jump and see what MetalSucks have brought to us all.      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

BETZEFER Release Music Video For “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Betzefer-TheDevil-CDGrooving stoner metal act Betzefer released The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land and now the band has released a new music video. The video is for their track “Can You Hear Me Now?” and the track is absolutely brilliant. The video is strange but interesting, but gahddamn, this song rules. You can check out the music video after the jump. Do it. Also, if you haven’t picked up The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land, seriously go out and pick it up in some form or another. It’s phenomenal.       Continue reading

WINDHAND & SALEM’S POT Streaming Halloween Split 10″

10-Windhand-Salems-Pot-SPLIT-webDoomsters Windhand and psychedelics Salem’s Pot have teamed up with RidingEasy Records to release a special Halloween 10″. If you’re not excited about that, you can hear the split right now! You seriously need to hear this split, it’s phenomenal. I love Windhand and I’m new to Salem’s Pot, so it’s cool to check them out on this as well. Stream this rad release after the jump.      Continue reading

Stream The Southern Metal Documentary SLOW SOUTHERN STEEL

slowsouthernsteelposter1As 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

RABBITS Streaming New Track “Pack Up Your Shit”

rabbitscoverDown-tempo heavy hitters Rabbits have just unleashed hell in the form of their new track “Pack Up Your Shit,” which comes off of the bands forthcoming Untoward. This track is a thundering blitz of buzz and mud and I think it is some of the bands best material to-date. And all that off of a single track! Trust me, you don’t want to skip out on this. Rabbits will be hopping through your forest and you ain’t gonna say shit.     Continue reading

VICES Streaming New Track “That’s Life”

VICES cover webLater this month Vices will release their debut album New Breed and the band has just unleashed the fourth track off of the album. This track is titled “That’s Life” and it is a fantastic mix of hardcore and their branded “swamp rock” that picks you up and doesn’t put you back down. I have listened to this album numerous times and I can honestly say that there is no low point to the album as a whole. Check out “That’s Life” after the jump, courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.     Continue reading

KARMA TO BURN Streaming New Track “57″

K2B ArchStantonInstrumetal heavy-rockers Karma To Burn will be releasing their new album Arch Stanton in August and the band has unveiled the new track “57″ for your enjoyment. If you’ve enjoyed the band in the past then there is absolutely no reason why you won’t love this track. “57″ contains everything that made me fall in love with Karma To Burn a long time ago. Check out the track after the jump and get yourself a face-full of karma.     Continue reading

HE IS LEGEND Announce New Album “Heavy Fruit”; Stream New Track

He Is Legend have announced the release of their fourth full length album and follow up to 2009′s It Hates You.  The new 13 track album will bear the title Heavy Fruit and will be released on August 19th via Tragic Hero Records. You can check out the artwork, track listing and a stream of their new track “Miserable Company” after the break.

Pre-orders for the record can be found here. The band will be touring in support of the upcoming effort this summer. You can find those dates below.

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RED FANG Streaming New Track “The Shadows”

7inch_TemplateNot too long ago I told you about that new track from Red Fang that I was digging. You remember, right? Well that track was the a-side of the bands newly released Scion A/V 7″, which Scion will be handing out for FREE at upcoming shows. Well, the band has now released the b-side to said 7″. This track is titled “The Shadows,” as opposed to the previously released track “The Meadows.” Check it out after the jump.      Continue reading

GREENLEAF Streaming New Track “Ocean Deep”

Swedish stoner rockers Greenleaf have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Trails and Passes, over at Doomed and Stoned. The new jam goes by the name of “Ocean Deep” and it’s full of classic rock swagger and melody as well as some impressively crunchy bass work. Head over to Doomed and Stoned to get, well, doomed and stoned.

Trails and Passes will be released on May 13th via Small Stone Recordings. The band’s upcoming tour dates can be seen after the break.

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Exclusive Interview: FLOOR

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The anticipation for a new album from Miami, FL-based band Floor has been building since their welcomed 2010 reunion. Featuring Torche vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks, along with guitarist Anthony Vialon and drummer Henry Wilson, Oblation is the group’s first new release in 12 years and it picks up right where their highly revered 2002 self-titled LP left off. In a recent interview with American Aftermath, Vialon discussed Floor’s return, the making of Oblation, the band’s unique set-up, and more. Continue reading