Italian death metal outfit Bloodtruth (Fleshgod Apocalypse, etc) have announce the release of their debut full length album. The new record, entitled Obedience, will be released through Unique Leader on September 16th. The record was engineered by Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli (also of Bloodtruth) and Cristiano Trionfera at Sonic Hammer Studios and was mastered by Stefano Morbito (Hour of Penance, etc). The album’s artwork, track listing and teaser trailer can be found below.
French devious doom/sludge/hardcore hybrid Cowards have announced that their debut full length, Shooting Blanks & Pills, will receive the reissue treatment via Secret Handshake Records. The six track behemoth was originally released through Throatruiner Records in 2012 but has since been long sold out. Now Secret Handshake will reissue the record on CD and 12″ transparent vinyl on September 1st. Additional details are slated to follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stream the record after the break along with their most recent EP, Hoarder.
In related news, Cowards have booked October studio time at Sainte-Marthe Studio with Francis Caste to record their sophomore full length. The band is eyeing for an early 2015 release.
On September 8th, Solar Flare Records will release the second full length album from French noise rock outfit Pord, Wild. The album will feature 40 minutes of intense, noise laden rock and roll that would make Amphetamine Reptile blush, and we have your first taste! We at American Aftermath are happy to bestow upon you the opening track from Wild, “Staring into Space”. The track revolves around a dirty, rumbling bass lines and sparse, dissonant guitars that eventually lead into a hard rock stampede hellbent on causing blunt-force trauma. We dig it and so should you. You can check out the track after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.
Sleep have premiered the first new track since the release of 1999’s Jerusalem/Dopesmoker over at NPR. The track is entitled “The Clarity” and is apart of the Adult Swim’s 2014 Singles Program, which will also feature new tracks from Mastodon and Deafheaven. The nearly 10 minute track combines the droning atmosphere of sister band OM with that classic Sleep low-end doom. The band have plans to release the single on a limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing in the near future. Until then, check out the track after the break.
When it comes to the New York punk scene, there are a thousand bands you could turn to and say “I love that band.” Well, over the last week I have fallen in love with one band who has emerged from that scene and they have made such an impact on me that I felt obligated to post about them. The band is called Perfect Pussy and I was introduced to them while listening to NPR’s All Songs Considered. This particular episode dealt with the best albums from the first half of 2014 and one of the personalities brought up Perfect Pussy. After playing the first track off of the bands new album Say Yes To Love, I knew I was going to fall for this noisy, female-fronted beast of a band. Continue reading →
Gatineau, Québec based doomsayers Norilsk have released a new track from their forthcoming debut EP, Japetus, which is due out on July 22nd. The new track is the dismal yet melodic “Potsdam Glo” and can be downloaded for free over at the band’s Bandcamp page. You can also check out the lumbering track after the break.
West coast crust metallers Early Graves have just announced that they will be hitting the road with Theories for a short run in August. Regardless of how many shows the bands are playing, you NEED to be at this show. Check out the dates after the jump and see if these juggernauts are coming to your town. Continue reading →
The world is not a very pretty place, and Lord Mantis knows this. Even if you cannot fully decipher their scathing lyrics, their music alone can attest to that sentiment. These Chicagoans have always had a penchant for the dark and bleak, as previous album Pervertor showcased. So it is not a complete surprise that the group’s new full length, Death Mask, sounds like the soundtrack to the end of the world, or at the very least, a horrendous genocide. Lord Mantis up the ante for their third full length and Profound Lore debut, resulting in what is quite possibly their most sickening display to date.
Godflesh have announced that they will release a new EP entitled Decline & Fall on June 2nd via frontman Justin Broadrick’s own Avalanche Records. The EP will precede the group’s forthcoming full length, A World Lit Only By Fire, which is due out sometime in September. No other information has been made available as of yet.
BADBADNOTGOOD, the jazz/electronic trio that Lane and I adore have just released their latest album III, which is their first album comprised of 100 original material. If you were already into BBNG, then this album will pour over you like melted butter and if you’re new to the group, this is a phenomenal introduction. It’s dark, it’s melodic and it’s fantastically orchestrated. Seriously, check this out. If you don’t have time, make time. BBNG is back and I can definitely see this album being a year-end contender for a lot of people. Continue reading →
Tech death metal outfit Origin have revealed the details on their forthcoming album, Omnipresent. The album will arrive on July 4th in Europe via Agonia and July 8th in North America through Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lanexa, Kansas, and was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Behold the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Krallice, etc). The album also marks the first album to feature vocalist Jason Keyser (Ex-Skinless), who has been touring with the band since the release of Entity. The album’s official track listing and artwork can be found after the break.
Pennsylvanian psychedelic bass and drum act, King Dead, are currently streaming their debut self-titled EP over at Heavy Planet. The trio’s hazy-eyed effort is available now and can be purchased digitally or on CD at this location. You can stream the EP at Heavy Planet or directly below.
The James Plotkin mastered vinyl reissue of Playing Enemy’s 2005 final album, I Was Your City, is now streaming over at Decibel. The limited vinyl reissue is available now via Corpse Flower Records, with a few copies still available at this location. In the meantime, stream the album over at Decibel.