This 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
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
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
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
3. Primitive Fear
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.
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.
Posted above is Trap Them’s intro featuring Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) as the second drummer. Posted after the jump is the rest of the show Continue reading
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.
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.
— 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.
What can I say, 2011 was a very conflicted year for me musically. Sometimes I wanted to gaze off into an abyss and reflect on life with some lo-fi ambient black metal, and other times I wanted to pound ‘Gansetts on a beach listening to Havok with Swayze’s dead body dressed as Bodhi from Point Break (Weekend at Bernie’s style). Either way, it was a year of great music by some great people.
All I can say is, as you’ll see from this list, on any given day, I have no clue what I’m doing whatsoever. Judge away if you want to, but let’s be serious here, none of you actually ONLY listen to Aura Noir all day; well except for Bari. I’m a music fan first, and an elitist second, with that being said:
MY GODDAMNED TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011. -Chris Alfieri