Pitchfork has unveiled pro-shot footage from their music festival in Chicago earlier this month of Deafheaven performing a new track entitled “From The Kettle To The Coil”. The video footage arrived yesterday with tweets of the above image and the caption “It is done. Come August, it’s yours.” with the PRP reporting that the newly performed track will be part of Adult Swim‘s free singles series for this year, scheduled for release and download on August 25th. The track is standard Deafheaven fare, continuing alongside the revamped direction of Sunbather, though there is a trudging number around the 2:00 minute mark that could foretell a harsher direction for the band in the future. Stream the video for “From The Kettle To The Coil” below and bookmark the Adult Swim Singles page for future reference. Continue reading
Pittsburgh, PA metallic hardcore/beatdown co-op Unit 731 are currently streaming a new single entitled “Immolation” off of their upcoming third full-length LP and Harm Reduction Records (helmed by Jami from Code Orange and Patrick From Self Defense Family) debut, The Hive Mind, on their official bandcamp. Following off of the promise of the group’s first single “Altar Of Waste”, “Immolation” sees Unit 731 at their peak, melding the group’s bludgeoning beatdown roots with a new found sense of variation and transition. Stream “Immolation” below, catch Unit 731 on their upcoming August European tour with No Zodiac and Ablaze (details below) and lookout for pre-orders for The Hive Mind as well as all the excellent upcoming records on Harm Reduction Records soon.
Finnish death/doom act Swallowed are currently streaming a new track entitled “Arterial Mists Of Doom” off of their upcoming debut full-length effort, Lunarterial, poised for a split release on vinyl, CD and digital between Dark Descent Records and Me Saco Un Ojo on October 14th. Revamped and shortened off of the group’s 2010 self-titled EP, “Arterial Mists…” is the final brutal incantation of “The Dying Misted In The Bloodstream”, taking less a page from the gloom of Asphyx for a bite of the chaotic Teitanblood and Blasphemy. Armed with absolutely grueling production, the track sludges across like Cheryl being consumed by the woods in Evil Dead, its blasts and builds like the wringing apart of bone by rotten branches, ultimately building to a body-shattering conclusion ala Frank from Hellraiser. Pure fucking filth. Stream “Arterial Mists Of Doom” exclusively via Noisey here, peep the album artwork by Swiss artist Peter Birkhäuser below and be on the lookout for pre-orders on the horizon soon. Continue reading
Western Massachusetts noisy powerviolence act No Faith (members of SQRM, Vaccine) are currently streaming two new tracks off of their long awaited July-expected EP, Dead Weight. Written around the time of the group’s dizzying 2012 Painkiller debut LP, the eight track Dead Weight has undergone nearly three years of refinement and forging. Stream the two new tracks via No Faith’s official bandcamp below, look out for the group’s upcoming LP with MA locals Noise Nomads in the near future and stay locked into the band’s BigCartel page here for pre-orders soon. Continue reading
Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.
Instrumental act Set And Setting will be releasing their new album A Vivid Memory in September, but leading up to that the band will be hitting the road on a headlining run across the US. After the jump you can check out the tour dates and see which one of these you’ll be hitting up. This band has a phenomenal sound and I’m sure they will be just as fantastic in a live setting. Check the dates and the bands new track “Coping” after the jump. Continue reading
Warsawwasraw is a band that Lane and I have become infatuated with. Their chaotic hardcore is something that touches he and I in all the right, naughty places. The band has unveiled another new track from their forthcoming album Sensitizer. This track is a unholy heaping pile of destruction and you can check it out after the jump. Get bent. Continue reading
Out of the ruins of Ruiner has arisen Holy Tongues. I don’t think much else really needs to be said, but I will carry on a bit. This band is phenomenal and I want everyone to take the time to check them out if you haven’t. The band is streaming a new track titled “Small Fires,” which you can hear after the jump. Do it. Continue reading
Legendary doom act Electric Wizard released their new track “I Am Nothing” a few weeks ago (see here) and now the band has released an acid visualization for the track, of which you can see after the jump. The track is phenomenal and I can assume that if you’re into hallucinogens, this video would make for a good trip. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading
Swedish dealers of pure death, Those Who Bring The Torture will unleash a brutal assault in August in the form of Piling Up. If you have yet to get into TWBTT, I can sum it up for your in four simple words: pure fucking death metal. This is the death metal that other death metal has nightmares about. Then they wake up and say “Damn, why can’t we be Those Who Bring The Torture. No offense to death metal as a person, of course.*
To the point, we here at American Aftermath are beyond stoked to bring you an advanced stream of this punishing new record. Piling Up is a definitive runner for death metal album of the year and you all need to stop whatever meaningless task you are up to this fine morning and get a face full of bastard-smashing death. Check it out below. Continue reading
Nachtmystium, who will be fully disbanding after the release of their final album The World We Left Behind, have unleashed a stream of their new track “Tear You Down,” which deals with Blake Judd’s heroine addiction/recovery. After the jump you can check out the track as well as a statement from Judd himself about the track. Check it out. Continue reading
Hardcore hellions Iron Reagan will release The Tyranny Of Will in September and the band has unleashed the viciously NSFW lyric video for their track”Eyeball Gore.” Based off of the title, you can get a good idea about what you’re in for. SPOILER ALERT: Eyes get gouged. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Intronaut have announced a short string of tour dates in celebration of their 10th year anniversary as a band. The band will be supported by Anciients on most dates on the tour. The band had the following to say on the upcoming trek:
“We’re taking a break from writing a new record to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a band with this special run of shows. We haven’t finalized a set list yet, but expect at least one song from every release, and maybe a special guest or two to come out and help us play them. Joining us on these shows will be our Canadian friends Anciients, and the LA show will feature Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall.
We are also planning a couple special 10th Anniversary releases, hopefully to be available by this tour, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you to everyone who has supported Intronaut for these past 10 years! We love you forever.”
You can check out the dates after the break.
KEN mode have debuted the official video to their track “The Promises of God”, from their last album Entrench, over at Punknews. The clip, which was directed by ex-bassist Chad Tremblay, depicts the trickery of a street magician and triumph over a devil-like character. You can check out the clip after the break along with the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Primus have announced the release, in conjunction with their upcoming themed tour, of their tribute album to the music of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The new album, which will be titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble, will be released on October 21st. Mike Dillon of Critters Buggin and Sam Bass of Frog Brigade make appearances on the album along with studio drumming from Tim “Herb” Alexander. Primus frontman Les Claypool said of the album in a recent Rolling Stone:
“As we started putting it together, especially with the expanded soundscape of having string and vibraphone and marimba, it started sounding to me like one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets Dark Side of the Moon meets The Residents. That’s what I get out of it. Obviously that’s some big-ass horn-tooting to be doing.”
The Residents vibe can definitely be heard in the group’s rendition of “Pure Imagination”, which can be streamed after the break. The album’s track listing and corresponding tour dates can be seen below.
It is unsure whether or not Tim Alexander will be performing with the band on tour, due to his recent open-heart surgery.