The noisy, electronic duo of Justin Pearson and Nathan Joyner (AKA Leg Lifters) have announced the release of a new limited edition 7″. The new 7″ release will include the abrasive yet catchy A-Side “Radical Humiliation”, which can be streamed after the break. The B-Side will be comprised of a special cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Mourning”, which was recorded on the day of Lou Reed’s passing and features guest vocals from Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation. The 7″ will be pressed to clear vinyl and will be limited to 500 copies, which can be pre-ordered here. The 7″ will be released on March 11th, so jump on it.
Cattle Decapitation have joined forces once again with director Mitch Massie for another grotesque cinematic masterpiece. This time Massie’s visual stylings are set to “Your Disposal”, which comes from Cattle Decapitation’s latest effort Monolith of Inhumanity. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments on the recently released video:
Aeon, Animals As Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, metal blade records, Norma Jean, periphery, Razor & Tie, relapse records, Revocation, sumerian records, Summer Slaughter, The Dillinger Escape Plan, the ocean
I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below. Continue reading
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
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.
2012, Aesop Rock, Balmorhea, best of, birds in row, Bone Dance, Car Bomb, Cattle Decapitation, Converge Xiu Xiu, Cursive, Death Grips, deftones, Earth, El-P, Fiona Apple, Gaza, Gifts from Enola, godspeed you black emperor, Killer Mike, King Dude, Kowloon Walled City, Lilacs & Champagne, Locrain, Mamiffer, Marriages, pig destroyer, Sharon Van Etten, So is the Tongue, swans, The Mars Volta, The Men
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
Cattle Decapitation have partnered with Bloody-Disgusting for the release of their new EXTREMELY NSFW music video for their song “Forced Gender Reassignment” from their stellar new album Monolith of Inhumanity. Youtube wouldn’t allow it, Vimeo wouldn’t take it, so naturally Bloody-Disgusting allowed it to be streamed exclusively on their site. I have seen some pretty violent and disturbing films in my day but this little music video is probably one of the more fucked up things I have watched. If you think the films Hostel, I Saw the Devil, A Serbian Film and the like were intense then you better have an extremely strong stomach for this one. The film is full of gore, sexual assault and rape, torture, anti-religious themes and, well, forced gender reassignment. It’s pretty intense and I wouldn’t recommend it for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It’s Cattle Decapitation so what do you expect! Vocalist Travis Ryan had a little something to say about the gory offering:
Slam legends Dying Fetus have announced the initial dates for an extensive Fall touring schedule with Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. I’d go just for Cattle Decap but that’s just me. Here is how the trek will run as of now:
Cattle Decapitation only:
11/20 Trenton, NJ – The Backstage at Championship Bar
11/21 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus Bar
11/23 Roanoke, VA – Coffin House
Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore:
11/24 Atlanta, GA – Heaven at The Masquerade
11/27 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
11/29 Longview, TX – The Levee
11/30 Victoria, TX – Mario’s Ballroom
12/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Zeros Hard Rock Club
12/02 San Antonio, TX – Korova
12/05 El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
12/06 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
12/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
12/08 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
12/09 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
12/10 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace Center
12/11 Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
12/13 Boise, ID – The Venue
12/22 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Prepare to get your death metal on. Six Feet Under, Cattle Decap and Wretched have announced a fall touring schedule that will be coming to a town near you. “The Autumn Apocalypse” tour should leave a trail of blood and ear gauges behind it. Check out the dates below!
Lane posted about the new album coming from deathgrind supergroup Murder Construct on August 28th via Relapse Records and right now you can hear a fifty-two second sample of what’s to come. As I type this I am listening to Results and I can say that this clip doesn’t do the album justice. There is so much aggression and destructive nature to this album it’s ridiculous. Check out the teaser below and get pumped. Continue reading
It’s currently July which means that 2012 is half way over. Just like any other run of the mill music blogger, I want to share with you the releases that have stuck with me for the past 6 months. So far, 2012 has brought me a plethora of good music but these few releases below have not been able to release their grip on me. In fact, some of these records grew on me quite a bit. I could go into detail on why I loved this releases but since I am lazy today, I’ll let the songs speak for themselves. Check them out and tell me what you think:
Cattle Decapitation have released the third and final installment in their series of studio reports for their most recent album Monolith of Inhumanity. This eleven minute video focuses on the recording of Travis’ wacky, psychotic and almost humorous vocals. Check it out below and try not to laugh.
By Lane Oliver
2009 saw the release of Cattle Decapitation’s The Harvest Floor, which to me (at least at the time) was their magnum opus. This year, the band returned with the highly anticipated, 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired Monolith of Inhumanity. The Harvest Floor was such a grand masterpiece for the band so one must wonder if anything released after it can top it.
Alex Skolnick, Atheist, Cattle Decapitation, Charred Walls of the Damned, Chuck Billy, Chuck Schuldiner, Cynic, Daath, death, Death To All, emil werstler, gene hoglan, gorguts, OBSCURA, Origin, Paul Masvidal, Paul Ryan, Richard Christy, Ryan Knight, sean reinert, Testament, the black dahlia murder, Travis Ryan, Trevor Strnad
The people who are bring us the Death To All Tour have revealed the identities of the special guests on their site. For those of you who don’t know what the Death To All Tour is, it’s a collaborative effort of former musicians of the band Death going on a tour to pay (get paid?) tribute to the late great Chuck Schuldiner. The tour will consist of these seven stops -
6/22/2012 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/23/2012 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
6/26/2012 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
6/28/2012 – Irving Plaza – NYC, NY
6/30/2012 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
7/01/2012 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/03/2012 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
The musicians performing under the Death To All banner will be Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert drums, Steve DiGiorgio and Scott Clendeni on bass, on guitar we have Paul Masvidal, Shannon Hamm, and Bobby Koelble, and Steffen Kummerer of Obscura and Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn / Bereft handling vocals/guitars. The opener on the first four shows will be the ever so amazing Gorguts, with the following four shows being opened by fuckinnnnnn Atheist!
There will also be surprise special appearances from Richard Christy of Charred Walls of The Damned, Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy of Testament, Paul Ryan of Origin, Craig Locicero of Forbidden, Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation, Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder and Emil Werstler of Daath/Chimaira. Not all of these musicians will be appearing at every show, but rather just certain appearances on certain stops. Although it’s not announced who is playing what city, it is pretty easy to guess based geographic location. I’m calling it now -
Emil Werstler – Atlanta
Ryan Knight / Trevor Strnad - Dallas (or Chicago)
Richard Christy – NYC
Travis Ryan - LA (or San Diego)
Alex Skolnick / Chuck Billy – NYC (or LA)
Paul Ryan - Chicago
– Josh Huddleston