VERMIN WOMB Release Debut Album “Permanence”

Vermin-Womb-Permanence-620x620Vermin Womb, which is 2/3rds of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, are a band that we have posted about before and I am thrilled to be posting about them again. The band has released their debut album Permanence, which you can now stream and download for free. How is this possible, you ask? Well, the album is being distributed by Throatruiner Records (who brought us Cortez, Plebian Grandstand and Vuyvr), which happens to be a label that offers up free downloads of all of their albums. Stoked? You should be. Stream the entire album by the soon-to-be legendary Vermin Womb.       Continue reading

Full Of Bitterness: Listen To VERMIN WOMB Now

Permanence cover art

From the minds that brought you Primitive Man and Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, comes a new grinding monstrosity hellbent on ruining your day. The dark and dissonant grind ensemble goes by the name Vermin Womb, whose debut EP Permanence is  available now at this location. Two of the tracks, “You Know Nothing” and “Bitterness”, have been made available for streaming and can be listened to after the break. The tracks are full of that filthy, noisy, angular grind that made Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire stand out. The bellowing vocals of Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man, Death of Self, CTTTOAFF) also add to the musics vileness, as it has in his other musical works. But, see for yourself below.

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They Are Above You: PRIMITIVE MAN Streaming “Scorn” Bonus Tracks

Primitive Man (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, etc) have unleashed three new tracks to violate your ear canals. The new Ménage à trois of doom are “Lifetime”, “Innard$” and “I Am Above You”; all of which can be found on the digital deluxe edition of the band’s debut album, Scorn, which can be purchased on Bandcamp. You can stream the entire album with the bonus material after the break if you dare.

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CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE Offering Free Downloads Of Two Albums

House favorite filthy grinders Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire have been destroying minds since 2006 and in that time they have released only two full-length albums in 2008 and 2010. Since the release of 2010’s Songs Of Ill Hope And Desperation, the band has only released the Visceral EP and a split with France’s Nesseria and before that their only official release was their debut EP Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths.

Two of these albums have now been made available to download for free from the band. Which two? You’ll have to check that out after the jump.     Continue reading

PRIMITIVE MAN Release Epileptic Seizure Inducing Video

Denver nihilistic doom outfit, Primitive Man, have released a music video of sorts for their song “Rags”. The song of course comes from the band’s stellar debut full length, Scorn. The video is a repetitive collection of very disturbing images flashing on screen at high speeds. If you have epilepsy, please do not watch this. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Check out the weird little clip below:

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Review-PRIMITIVE MAN-“Scorn”

By Lane Oliver

Listening to Primitive Man is like falling into an endless abyss surrounded by complete darkness, feelings of hopelessness, disturbing creatures of the macabre nature and psychosis to boot. Darkly cheesy descriptions aside, Primitive Man’s debut full length, Scorn, is as dark as they come. While some may shy away from Primitive Man’s malevolency, I for one embrace it. This is a terrifying yet enthralling debut from a band that will no doubt turn heads and should garner a lot of attention.

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The devastatingly dissonant and dark doom of Primitive Man (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, etc) is enough to strike fear into the feeble hearts of small children and well-adjusted adults alike. A full length album worth of these malevolent dirges for people like me is cause for celebration, however. Primitive Man is currently streaming their debut LP, Scorn, in full a month in advanced over at their Bandcamp page. The album will be officially released on January 31st and pre-orders are currently being offered on their Bandcamp page as well. This record is well worth your time. Stream the entire record below.

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Best Of 2012: Musicians Best Of Lists Part 2

2012yearWe here at American Aftermath are readying our very own year end lists, to be unleashed this Friday. We have asked some friends and musicians to submit their very own Best of 2012 List, which we will be posting throughout the week and here we go. Read on to find out what members of Pelican, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Black Anvil, Bone Dance and A Fucking Elephant were jamming to this year.

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PRIMITIVE MAN Releases New Track

Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire’s Ethan McCarthy’s devastating doom project, Primitive Man, has unleashed a new track on their Bandcamp page. We’ve already heard the nine minute towering death machine that is “Antietam”, now Primitive Man is offering a free stream of “Rags”. “Rags” is an earth shattering, bleak wall of crushing dissonance and pure sonic heaviness. Primitive Man’s debut full length, Scorn, is due out on January 5th. Stream “Rags” below and check out the album’s track listing.

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Enter The Disgustingly Dark World Of PRIMITIVE MAN

If you are looking for some slow burning, malevolent sounding doom metal that is fueled by blood and pure hatred then look no further. Ethan McCarthy of notable grind acts Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Death of Self comes the towering beast that is Primitive Man. The group will release their debut full length, Scorn, on January 5th according to their Bandcamp page. At the bottom of the page is your first taste of this band in a nine minute song called “Antietam”. The song centers around the doom style while incorporating elements of sludge, noise and Ethan’s penchant for dissonance. “Antietam” is nine minutes of pure, unrelenting destruction that will leave you bruised and bleeding. I am excited to see what Primitive Man does on this full length. Check out the track below.

-Lane Oliver


Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire just recently took to Facebook to announce that they are writing new material. This is what the band said on the matter:

“We have started writing new material. So far we have 3.5 songs finished. This is the bleakest material we have ever written.”

Can CTTTOAFF sound any more bleak? At any rate, you should be excited! Everyone loves dark, depressing, and hellish grindcore. Stay tune for more updates as they become available.

-Lane Oliver

Grindcore Is Their Motherfucking Life’s Blood: DEATH OF SELF Announce Tour

Death of Self is an up and coming filthy grindcore act fronted by Ethan McCarthy of Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire. If you are a fan of CTTTOAFF or grindcore that sounds like it would be played on the elevator ride to hell, then you should enjoy this. Below are the tour dates as well as their most recent album, Mental Disintegration. Check it out.

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Grinding The West Coast: CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE Announce Tour

The hellish grindcore trio Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire have announced a new west coast tour that will begin next month. This band’s abrasive, filth laden sound will absolutely crush your soul live. As if you had a soul anyway. Below are the tour dates as they stand as of now. Go see them and be demolished.

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