Full of Hell have announced a ten city East Coast U.S. tour with Toronto’s Column of Heaven and Cleveland noise act Nyodene D. The tour will run from April 24th to May 3rd, concluding in Toronto. Below you will find the tour dates as they stand currently.
FULL OF HELL Tour w/ Column Of Heaven, Nyodene D:
4/24/2014 TBA – Buffalo, NY w/ Gas Chamber
4/25/2014 TBA – Boston, MA w/ Cleansing Wave
4/26/2014 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Fucking Invincible
4/27/2014 Silent Barn – New York, NY w/ The Communion
4/28/2014 The Gütah – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Fleshtemple
4/29/2014 Secret Location – Philadelphia, PA w/ Backslider
4/30/2014 TBA – Washington, DC w/ DOC
5/01/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Slices
5/02/2014 Yonka House – Detroit, MI w/ Dead Church
5/03/2014 Soybomb – Toronto, ON w/ Wastoids, Cvntpvnt
Full of Hell have also confirmed a harsh noise split 12″ with the likes of Psywarfare, that is currently being prepped for Record Store Day (April 19th). The A-side will feature a new psychotic noise number from Full of Hell entitled “Thee Insurmountable Wall”, while the B-side will house a 21 minute piece from Psywarfare called “The Exotic Sounds of…”. The artwork for both sides of the split can be viewed after the break.
The noisy grinders from Canada, Column of Heaven, recently applied their atmospheric/noise/drone talents to a short film. The film, directed by Justin Oakey, is entitled “Motherland” and has been submitted to a competition to be featured in the sequel to the anthology film The ABC’s of Death. To those who haven’t seen the original film, it is a compilation of short films from different directors themed after one letter of the alphabet. Some of the films were serious, but most were of the black comedy variety. So Column of Heaven and Justin Oakey came together and created a film for the letter “M”. You can check out the unsettling film at this location and be sure to vote for them by clicking the Facebook “like” button. Go check it out and listen to the band’s album Mission From God after the break.
Column Of Heaven are streaming a new track entitled “Flesh Prison”, off of an upcoming Iron Lung Records expected EP, Holy Things Are For The Holy. The track in question is a mastered version of a demo track entitled “Anaphora: Flesh Prison” that surfaced awhile back and alludes more to the studio-only approach of the group that vocalist Andrew Nolan noted in this interview with Payson Power of Toronto hardcore group, Purity Control: Continue reading
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.
An’ lemme jus’ say: Fuck December 21st in it’s ass. Ain’t no ‘pocalypse, mutha’ fuckas.
Man, there were way to many good albums released this year. I listened to as many as I could but there were some that I just couldn’t get to. There are also some that I listened to, just not enough for them to make my final list. I can’t let this slide, however and I want to give a shout out to new releases by Marty Friedman, The Mars Volta, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Downfall Of Gaia and Krallice. I really wish I could have settled down to check these albums out in full, but I just couldn’t get down to do it.
Before we get to my actual list I would like to thank each and every one of you readers. Without you, I honestly probably would have given this up a long time ago. Sure, on this site I give my opinion on music, but it is really you guys/gals that count. I don’t know how I could repay you all for visiting American Aftermath these past two years. You have really made it worth while. Even the haters who talked shit, I appreciate you fucks also.
Like most of the music I’ve been getting into for the past year, either Wayne from Toxicbreed’s Funhouse told me or Full of Hell did in some way. In my discovery of Column of Heaven, the reality is no different. Emerging out of the dissolution of an array of bands including the renowned The Endless Blockade, Column Of Heaven are a Toronto-based powerviolence group shrouded in the encompassing veil of harsh noise, power electronics, grindcore, and death metal. Currently up in queue to be added to their discography are two releases: a split with the Canadian black metallers, Radioactive Vomit, and a 7″ due on Iron Lung Records. Currently up for streaming is the second track off of the split with Radioactive Vomit, entitled “Aubade II: The Trident of Light and Decay”. Filled with malevolent riffs, samples, and foreboding atmospheres, the four minute “Aubade II…” is a prime example of the brutality that is Column Of Heaven. Stream “Aubade II…” below and be sure to check out the blog Survivalist(run by Column Of Heaven member, Andrew Nolan) and its bandcamp page here(contains Column Of Heaven albums and others for free download). Continue reading