If you remember what happened in the Northeastern United States in October 2011, you’ll remember the damage that Superstorm Sandy did. Aside from dealing millions of millions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses, the famed recording studio Translator Audio was completely destroyed and the band that was currently recording there was also caught in the madness. Continue reading
The first part of a continuing video series documenting the extensive work that goes into Nine Inch Nails’ live shows has arrived on the web. If you ever wanted to feel especially broke, watch this video. You can check it out after the break and be sure to pick up Hesitation Marks when it invades stores on September 3rd.
Amon Amarth have released the final part of their three part mini-documentary, Forging Mjolnir, which focuses on the creation of their upcoming record Deceiver of the Gods. In this segment the band focuses on themselves, discussing touring life and hopes for the future. You can find the final segment at this location.
Deceiver of the Gods will be released on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Europe and June 26th in Japan.
Amon Amarth have released the second part of their Forging Mjolnir mini-documentary, detailing the mythology behind their upcoming record Deceiver of the Gods. Unfortunately, you have to have a Facebook account in order to view the new video. At any rate you can watch the new installment right here.
Deceiver of the Gods will be released on June 25th through Metal Blade.
Amon Amarth’s Deceiver of the Gods will be released on June 25th and Stereogum has another taste of it for all you mere mortals. The site is streaming the four minute, melodic galloping epic “Shape Shifter” that will make you feel like a barbaric Viking as you mosh around your room or place of work. So be sure to check that out now!
But that’s not all. Amon Amarth has also released the first six minute clip of a three part mini-documentary about the mythology behind the new album. You can watch the first part of Forging Mjolnir at this location.
Amon Amarth will also be touring extensively in Europe as a part of the 2013 European Festival Tour and in North America as a part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest this Summer in support of the new record. You can check out the full list of dates after the jump.
Retox (The Locust, etc) are streaming their new record seven days before the official release date! The short but sweet YPLL features enough mind numbing riffing to keep your equilibrium on edge throughout its duration. You can stream the new album below as well as the band’s awesome hour long documentary on the album, which can also be downloaded here.
Last year I swooned over a documentary called One Man Metal which I loved and I watch over and over again. Today McFarland and Pecci released a documentary on a band that I absolutely love: Converge. To be specific, this twelve-minute documentary delves into the life of Converge‘s frontman Jacob Bannon. Bannon talks about his teenage years, music and his angst. It’s really cool and very well put together. Check it out below. Continue reading
It’s a lazy Sunday around these parts, so I figured we’d bring back your favorite series “Music Documentary Sunday!” This week we are featuring the 2006 documentary American Hardcore which focuses on the birth and evolution of the hardcore punk scene in the early ’80s. The doc features exclusive interviews with Henry Rollins, Phil Anselmo, Ian Mackaye, Moby and many others.
It’s a very entertaining film for those who are just entering the scene as well as those who want to relive the “glory days” of hardcore. I personally really enjoyed American Hardcore. My only real complaint is that the movie basically claims hardcore died in the ’80′s…. Whatever… Despite that one misconception, the film has managed to become one the most notable and extensive films on the history of hardcore; you can watch it after the jump – Continue reading
The third and final part of a mini-documentary centering around Letlive and their secret show at The Sliderbar in Fullerton, CA has arrived online. The video features frontman Jason Aalon Butler discussing how the band’s sound will inevitably change and shows Letlive performing their songs “Le Prologue” and “The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion”. You can check that out below and watch part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.
The second installment of the three part mini-documentary capturing Letlive’s secret show at the Slidebar in Fullerton, CA is now available. Here you can watch the band perform their songs “Day 54″ and “Muther” and a small interview with frontman Jason Aalon Butler in between in which he discusses the primal, instinctive nature of being on stage. Check it out below! The final part will be up soon.
There has been quite a bit of buzz circulating around the three-part black metal documentary One Man Metal which takes you inside the lives and minds of solo black metal bands Leviathan, Striborg and Xasthur. All of these acts are notorious for their music and mystery and all three are among my favorite bands of the genre. It took me a while to get around to watching One Man Metal but when I finally did it last night, I was blown away. The video comes to us courtesy of Noisey and is shot completely in black and white.
If you are curious about the lives of Wrest, Sin Nanna and Malefic, this documentary is perfect for you. This epic is extremely well-shot and delves into the dark secrets and horrors surrounding the bands. Check out all three parts after the jump. Leave some feedback in the comments. Let us know what you think. Continue reading
It’s Sunday and you should all know what that means by now. This week we are featuring the “documentary” Summer’s Laughter made by Periphery‘s touring bassist Jeff Holcomb. The film chronicles the band’s journey on this years edition of the summer slaughter tour.
Summer’s Laughter features guest appearances, interviews and live footage fromPeriphery and all the Sumerian Records bands on the tour.
– Josh Huddleston
Strengthen yourself for this upcoming Monday by peering into the lifestyles, history, and motivations behind three of the most prominent one man black metal groups. Heavily isolationist and hidden from the public, this documentary is particularly noted for its exclusive coverage and insight into domains previously unreached and unreachable. Noisey, Vice’s music counterpart, ventures from the United States to Australia covering for this first part of an as of yet incomplete three part documentary three different bands from three different environments: Leviathan(U.S.), Striborg(Tasmania), and Xasthur(U.S.). Peep the well-made and brutally honest documentary above.
It’s sunday funday again, You know what that means, right? It’s time to turn off that stupid football game and get some insight to what it’s like touring in a tech metal band. In honor of Car Bomb‘s new album”w^w^^w^w“, please watch the documentary “Why_You_Do_This“. The film is produced and directed by Car Bomb’s vocalist Michael Dafferner, and it’s pretty good.
The documentary follows Car Bomb on their first few tours and documents the band’s constant struggles. It also features interviews from members of The Chariot, Gojira and Lamb Of God. Watch the film, you’ll enjoy it.
– Josh Huddleston
Everyone’s Sunday’s are always spent lounging around and chillin. Some of you will end up having a beer and watching whatever fucking lame football game is on just because…. Well instead of having you do that, we at American Aftermath are going to start recommending Music documentaries to watch on Sunday’s. Sit back, relax, and get well versed in some new music…
This week my recommendation is the documentary, “Refused Are Fucking Dead“. This 2006 film was directed by Refused guitarist, Kristofer Steen, as a way to chronicle the bands rise and quick demise. It’s a good short documentary about one of my favorites bands through the eyes of the band themself. It’s short, it’s sweet, enjoy….
– Josh Huddleston