Best Of 2013: Gnarly’s Favorite Albums Of The Year

2013bestThis has been an amazing year for music. Not just metal, but a great year for all styles and genres. I have enjoyed so many different styles of music this year as well as many, many artists within each style and it was a real pain for me to make this list. I keep this list simply to full-length albums (or LPs, kids). I used to keep it strictly metal when it came to this list and I would weed out rock for its own list, but this year I included non-metal stuff on my list as well. Not a lot of non-metal, but some nonetheless.       Continue reading

Nothing Violates This Stream: ALL PIGS MUST DIE’s New Album Now Playing

Badass crustcore filthmongers All Pigs Must Die have just unleashed their latest album Nothing Violates This Nature upon the world and you need to hear it. I recently reviewed the album (see here) and I fucking adore it. It’s a punishing assault of pulverizing hardcore, which is exactly what you should expect from a band this powerful. If you need further incentive to purchase this album, just test out the track below and stream the album in full here via Revolver Mag.     Continue reading


It was a pretty slow weekend, so I spent a lot of my time on some more quick reviews. This time around I checked out new records from Hierophant, Alpha And Omega, All Pigs Must Die and there is also a bonus review for underground hardcore act The Last March Of The Ents. Continue after the jump to see what I thought of these fantastic records.     Continue reading

Stream ALL PIGS MUST DIE’s Not-So-Silent New Track

In their brief existence as a band, Massachusetts’ All Pigs Must Die has become one of my favorite bands. For good reason: they fucking destroy. Every release by the hardcore visionaries has grown to the top of my list every year and I am always stoked to hear new material from the band. So, when the band released their first single from their upcoming album Nothing Violates This Nature.       Continue reading

ALL PIGS MUST DIE Detail Upcoming Album

The Massachusetts hardcore act All Pigs Must Die have released the details on their forthcoming sophomore full length. The new album will bear the title Nothing Violates This Nature and will feature the following ten new tracks.

1. Chaos Arise
2. Silencer
3. Primitive Fear
4. Bloodlines
5. Of Suffering
6. Holy Plague
7. Aqim Siege
8. Sacred Nothing
9. Faith Eater
10. Articles Of Human Weakness

The new record was recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise). Nothing Violates This Nature should see a release sometime this Summer through Southern Lord. Also, check out the grim artwork for the album, courtesy of Aaron Turner (Isis, Hydra Head), below.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: TRAP THEM Vs. ALL PIGS MUST DIE

Back during SXSW 2011, Thrasher Magazine and Converse shoes put on their yearly Death Match showcase; this year the headlining act was Trap Them. Due to an incident the prior day where All Pigs Must Die set was cut, Trap Them was nice enough to give up half of their set to APMD, but instead of cutting the set short, Trap Them just let APMD set up their gear on stage with TT’s and perform in between Trap Them songs! It was a pretty sweet event and lucky for you guys, I was there to capture it on an SD card.

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ALL PIGS MUST DIE Headed To The Studio

According to a recent tweet, All Pigs Must Die will be entering Godcity Studios with Kurt Ballou to record their second full length album. No other information has been released as of yet but we will be sure to keep you in the loop. In the meantime, check out a tune by these crusty bastards below.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: Watch TRAP THEM & ALL PIGS MUST DIE Perform In Some Kids Garage

A few years back, I attended SXSW in Austin, TX and was looking for a show on twitter when I saw Trap Them tweeted about how they were going to be playing a house show later that night. Needless to say, I attended said show and even got there hours before any decent bands were scheduled to play. The show was in some random hipster kids garage and was nothing but local Austin acts, but since it was SXSW and there were tons of bands looking for a place to play, the show became pretty epic, pretty fast.

Not only did Trap Them agree to play, but so did Owen Hart Earth Control, Touche Amore, Gaza and All Pigs Must Die… So after waiting through all the shitty locals, Owen Hart and Touche went on, then it was a few more hours of waiting before anyone notable played. By this time, it’s getting to be pretty late and by pretty late I mean 2am, and Trap Them, Gaza and All Pigs Must Die have yet to play.

So in order to speed things up and allow enough time for everyone to perform, Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die decided to set up both their equipment at the same time and play dueling sets! After Trap Them’s first song, ironically, the police show up and try to shut the show down before All Pigs Must Die can play one song. The police were not immediately successful in shutting the show and APMD had the balls to play another song before cops could pull the power. The videos of this event are embedded above and below. I hope you enjoy yourself almost a fraction of what I did filming them. Have a nice weekend.

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— Josh Huddleston


That’s right. Two killer bands on one killer tour. Here are the tour dates:

03/07 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/09 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/11 Washington, MD – DC9 (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/13 Atlanta, GA – 529 (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/15 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/16 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (“Bro Fest“) (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/19 Fayetteville, AR – Dickson Theater (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/20 St. Louis, MO, – Cicero’s (feat. All Pigs Must Die)
03/21 Chicago, IL – Subterranean (feat. All Pigs Must Die)

Josh and I will be at SXSW this year, so you can expect some orgasm inducing footage! Go to one of these shows or you’re a cunt.

-Lane Oliver

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Maclyn Bean’s Top 23 Albums Of 2011

This is my Best Albums of 2011 list. Some of these albums are not “metal” per se, but still amazing releases. As you may notice, I’m a fan of prog and grind and instrumental things.

I was fortunate enough to see/will be seeing all of these bands live this year (excluding 2, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 20), and all of these live performances blew my mind.

Haters gonna hate. – Maclyn

23. Thomas Giles – Pulse
22. Touché Amoré -Parting The Sea Between The Brightness and Me
21. Russian Circles – Empros
20. Rotten Sound – Cursed
19. Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
18. Textures – Dualism
17. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
16. Scale The Summit – The Collective
15. East of The Wall – The Apologist
14. Meek is Murder – Algorithms
13. All Pigs Must Die – God Is War
12. Animals As Leaders –Weightless
11. Amon Amarth -Surtur Rising


Hungry Wolves: ALL PIGS MUST DIE Mourning Ritual

Good morning, folks. How are we all feeling this Friday? Well, to start off this fine day, I have chosen the great All Pigs Must Die because I absolutely love this band. Their latest release God Is War is one of my favorite albums of the year and for good reason. It’s a crushing, crusty monster that I cannot stop listening to. Sit back and enjoy your mourning ritual.


Photo Gallery: ALL PIGS MUST DIE (Nov. 4, 2011) @ Gramercy Theater, Brooklyn, NY

This year marked the first annual Metal Suckfest which was presented by, you guessed it, MetalSucks. Vince and Axl pulled together a shitload of amazing acts to participate in this two-day festival including Municipal Waste, Cynic, Howl, All Pigs Must Die, Obscura and many more. Bari also live blogged her experience at Suckfest. Below are the photos Maclyn took of All Pigs Must Die on the first night of Suckfest. Be sure to check out the rest of Maclyn’s photos here. Enjoy.