Everything Ends: HIVESMASHER Call It Quits

hivesmasher quitWell fuck me. It sucks to see bands that I love call it a day, but that time must come for all bands, I suppose. Today we saw the end of Hivesmasher after nine amazing years. This band has done so much to help us here at American Aftermath and we loved having them contribute to the site and just be awesome dudes. This is one of those times where I will tell you to never forget Hivesmasher. I know that I will still keep them in my mind and on my iPod. Check out some choice Hivesmasher shit after the jump.     Continue reading

A Sad Day Indeed: INDIAN Call It Quits

It is a sad, sad day for us who listened to and loved Indian. The sludge act was most definitely influential and they were one of my favorites. It sucks a fat one to see them go, but there comes a time when bands move on. Like Battlestar Galactica, this has all happened before and it will all happen again. Rest in peace, Indian. We will remember the fond memories, and you music will live on forever. Crush.     Continue reading

IT DIES TODAY Scrap New Album, Postpone It Indefinitely

itdiestodayWell, this blows. Remember a year ago when I was so excited that It Dies Today was going to release a new album? They even went as far as to release a new song (see here). Well, apparently it was all for nothing because the band has released a statement announcing that they will not be releasing a new album and plans to do so have been scrapped indefinitely. Fuck me, this sucks. You can check out the statement after the jump as well as check out one of my favorite IDT tracks.      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

DESOLATED Announce US Tour With TRAITORS, BENCHPRESS And VICE NY

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The controversial moshcore titans in Desolated have announced dates for a sure-to-be ignorant month long US tour later this Fall alongside Florida deathcore act Traitors, our Pennsylvania metallic hardcore friends in Benchpress and New York hardcore act VICE. With a strange hierarchy of hatred, wherein metalheads have come to hate hardcore shows for the violence and in turn, the hardcore scene has come to hate Desolated for the same reasons, this tour alongside its crew of bands is going to be something. Peep full details and dates via the poster above.

PSYCHOSTICK Cover “Reading Rainbow” Theme

reading rainbowIf you’re like me, you were subjected to many hours of your childhood being spent on PBS, probably finding yourself watching Reading Rainbow. As a kid, I wasn’t aware that the guy hosting the show was also Geordi La Forge nor did I know that one day I would be writing a post about it on my metal blog.      Continue reading

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Announce New Vocalist “#NatesFuckingOut”

FFAA2014Up until the release of their latest album Hellbound, I didn’t care about Fit For An Autopsy, but this new album was an awe-inspiring leap forward for FFAA. Never before had I heard them sound so tight and powerful. Well, according to the band, they have been “Nate Johnsoned.” What the hell does that mean? It means that their vocalist, Nate Johnson, up and left the band “at the worst possible time.” Read more after the jump.      Continue reading

Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus Of GWAR, Dead At 50

gwar-3Well, I woke up this morning to some horrible news. We all learned this morning that the world lost shock metal legend Dave Brockie, also known as Oderus Urungus of Gwar. Dave was only fifty years old and the details of his death are sparse. All we know is that he was found by a band member, sitting upright in his chair in his home.

The scumdog will live on. Rest in peace.

Selim Lemouchi Of THE DEVIL’S BLOOD And SELIM LEMOUCHI & HIS ENEMIES Passes Away

selimSelim Lemouchi was a musical genius. Between his work with The Devil’s Blood and his latest project Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies, who released their debut album in December, the man was a treasure. It saddens me to inform you that Selim has passed away at the incredibly young age of 34. It has not yet been released what exactly his cause of death was, but it is terrible to lose anyone that you admire.

To Selim. I toast one to you.

EMMURE Release Music Video For “Nemesis”

emmure nemesisHere we go. How about I fuck up your day early so that the remainder of today’s posts (or at least some) will cheer you up. Lets kick it with Emmure. How’s that sound? Terrible? Yeah. You’re right. These happy-go-lucky dudes have released a music video for their new track “Nemesis.” It’s an Emmure video. I’m sure I don’t have to go into great detail to explain it. So yeah. Watch it or don’t.       Continue reading