AGITATOR Announce Summer July Tour


Boyerstown, PA straight edge hardcore group Agitator have posted dates and locations for an announced eleven date Mid-July tour, viewable above. Venue and lineup details will be posted as they come via Agitator’s official Facebook page here. Stream Agitator’s excellently vicious debut full length, Bleak, available now via Six Feet Under Records, below.

Best Of 2012: Eric’s Top 30 Releases Of The Year


Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.

The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.

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AGITATOR Release Trailer For Bleak

If the two previously teased tracks(“Bury The Hatchet”, “Concrete Opinions”) by Philadelphia-based metallic hardcore act Agitator didn’t scratch that hardcore itch of yours enough, fear not, for the group have recently debuted the official trailer for their debut LP, Bleak. In addition to announcing the release date for the album, the trailer also contains snippets of new songs set to live footage of the band. Check out the trailer below and look out and be on the lookout for pre-orders.

Concrete Opinions: AGITATOR Debut New Song

With the release of their debut LP, Bleak, looming in the horizon, straight edge hardcore heavyweights Agitator have recently debuted the second cut from what I predict will be one of my favorite releases of the year. “Concrete Opinions”, which features guest vocals from Baltimore D.C. hardcore group Trapped Under Ice’s very own Justice Tripp(Jurtice), sludges and thrashes its way through two and a half minutes of metallic hardcore mayhem. Albeit a bit less flashy and pit-worthy than their previous released song, “Bury The Hatchet”, it’s my “concrete opinion” that it’d be a huge mistake to pass on this song and an even bigger mistake to pass on this album. Stream Agitator’s new song after the jump exclusively via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse’s official YouTube channel, look out for vinyl pre-orders soon via Six Feet Under Records and CD pre-orders soon via Marked For Death Records. Continue reading

AGITATOR Debut “Bury The Hatchet”


Hardcore heavyweights Agitator have recently debuted a crushing new track entitled “Bury The Hatchet”, off of the group’s upcoming album, Bleak, set to be released sometime later this year(Vinyl via Six Feet Under Records; CD via Marked For Death Records). Stream the crushing track above set to live footage courtesy of Sunny Singh(AKA hardcore historian, hate5six) and like Agitator’s Facebook page here to stay tuned for updates. Remember…the straight edge.