Well holy fuck! Who else is beyond stoked that the unholy horde Trap Them are back!? It has been far too long but Blissfucker will soon be upon us! The band will release their latest offering of filth this June and you can stream a vicious new track called “Salted Crypts.” Check it out! Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
French band Loudblast will release their first album since 2011 and it will be titled Burial Ground. The band has just unleashed a track off of the album called “Ascending Straight In Circles” and it sounds pretty fantastic. If you’re a fan of the bands previous material, you have got to check this beast out. Click on over after the jump to get immersed in it. Continue reading
CVLT Nation have premiered a new song and accompanying video from French psychedelic rockers The Socks’ forthcoming self-titled debut. The new track is entitled “Holy Sons” and it will make the listener feel as if they are trapped in a never-ending tunnel of kaleidoscopic colors and good vibes. On the track, the band comments:
This is the most psychedelic song of the album, rather slow and ambient. We didn’t know how to finish the song before entering the studio. We started jamming and improvising the last part of the song, and figured out that it was the way this song had to end.
You can watch the video after the break. Be sure to look out for The Socks’ debut album when it drops March 18th.
Late yesterday famed doom metal group Electric Wizard posted a flyer on their Facebook page indicating a new record would be coming this year. The flyer does not specify a title or release date, but the band later posted what appears to be a scan of some kind of magazine article describing the as yet untitled release. Jus Oborn describes the new record as “primitive,” “morbid,” and “death obsessed.” That’s just what I like to hear, considering that I wasn’t a huge fan of the washed out heavy psych direction the band took with Black Masses nearly four years ago. Here’s hoping for some nice, bassy riffs you can smoke it out to on this new one. Links to these respective facebook posts after the jump.
Chaotic punk/metal act Daggers will release their latest album It’s Not Jazz, It’s Blues at the end of March and they are currently streaming the album in full. It’s a force to be reckoned with and if you’re down to bend your neck backwards, you can stream this beast in full after the jump. Continue reading
Shortly after the announcement of the equally wicked Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak tour earlier today, the best death metal band to ever come out of New Zealand Ulcerate are finally coming back to the states to play a large handful of dates leading up to their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. This band is one of my favorites and I’ve been waiting years to see them so I will for sure be at the very first date in Los Angeles. Find out the full batch of dates after the jump.
Polish grinders Ass to Mouth are currently streaming a new track from their forthcoming album, Degenerate, exclusively at No Clean Singing. The track is entitled “Sentenced to Grind” and is a sixty-second burst of bruising riffs and shrieking vocals. Head over to No Clean Singing to check it out now and be sure to pick up your copy of Degenerate on February 18th.
Revolver has premiered the new video for St. Louis’s The Lion’s Daughter’s track “Swann”; a track that can be found on the group’s latest collaborative LP with Indian Blanket, A Black Sea. The superbly shot video is loosely based on stories of individuals with mental illness who have been imprisoned and/or sentenced to death. Vocalist/guitarist Rick Giordano elaborates:
Imagine trying to make sense of being kept in a cell by people who intend to kill you when you can’t even understand what it is you’ve done wrong. Working with Josh — who did the album artwork — and Brain, we wanted to try and capture this isolation and confusion as simply as possible by contrasting footage of a cold, dark enclosure with a free, wandering eye which is outside and unrestrained. Whether these images are dreams, memories, or a reality is left unclear, just as it might be in that person’s mind.
You can stream the video after the break.
Infamous Connecticut duo Have a Nice Life is a project I’ve just started to dig into with their sole 2008 album Deathconsciousness taking up much of my listening habits lately. It’s a fantastic album, and I’m diving into it just in time for the band’s sophomore LP The Unnatural World to come along and shake up the band’s all-too-long dormancy. If “Burial Society” is any indication, this will be just as worthy a follow-up to such a revered album as any.
Ahoy, ya scurvy dogs! We here at American Aftermath are proud to present unto you, El Drugstore’s debut full length Plague Ship; the future of drug-induced technical wizardry. The album will officially be available for download on December 31st via Nefarious Industries. After the break you can stream the album in all its eclectic glory. As an added bonus, the band have provided us with a special track-by-track rundown of the album. You can check it all out below.