Earlier this month (November 11), post-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom released their latest offering, The Ape of God. Or should we say, offerings? Comprising 90 minutes worth or material, The Ape of God is in fact two separate records under the same title. Causing even more confusion, the tricksters in Old Man Gloom also pulled one over on the press by first releasing an eight-track “bogus version” as the official promotional album. American Aftermath recently caught up with members Nate Newton and Santos Montano to discuss The Ape of God. While clearing some things up, the following interview is also, of course, weird and hilarious. What else would you expect? Continue reading
Old Man Gloom will be releasing not one, but two new albums, both under the Ape Of God title, tomorrow and if you can’t wait that long, both of the albums are currently streaming! That’s right, Old Man Gloom in all of their gloomy sludge-ness streaming for you right now. I have listened to both albums now and I can honestly say that they are both phenomenal. Check out the streams after the jump. Continue reading
Decibel, America’s only monthly heavy metal magazine, has arguably packaged the sickest tour of next year. I mean, what could possibly top this? Recently reunited At The Gates with Converge, Vallenfyre, and an unannounced guest will be touring the country in 2015.
The Summer Slaughter Tour is supposed to be the “festival” that keeps all the metal extremists at bay, but the Decibel Magazine Tour has been 4 for 4 on sick lineups since its inception in 2102. When Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, and Immolation is your weakest tour lineup, you must be doing something right.
Unfortunately the tour misses key parts the country, like Texas for one, but considering At The Gates have not toured North America since 2008, this tour is well worth the drive. Having support from fucking Converge and Vallenfyre (their first U.S. tour) definitely helps with the decision making.
Check the dates:
March 27 @The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
March 28 @The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
March 29 @Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
March 30 @Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
March 31 @Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
April 02 @The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
April 03 @Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
April 04 @Bourbon Street, Lincoln, NE
April 05 @Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
April 06 @House of Blues, Chicago, IL
April 08 @The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
April 09 @Metropolis, Montreal, QC
April 10 @Royale, Boston, MA
April 11 @Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
April 12 @Webster Hall, New York, NY
Lane and I have been enamored with Old Man Gloom for a good while now. We love the ape-inspired sludgy mayhem and all that comes with it. Well, Noisey recently released a forty-five minute documentary about the band and it’s pretty great. You can watch the entire doc after the jump. If you’ve ever seen any of Noisey’s past docs, you know that they do not half ass anything. Check it out. Continue reading
Old Man Gloom (Ex-Isis, Converge, Cave In) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, over at Noisey. The new track is the six minute “Predators” and being subjected to its sludge-ridden riffs, which are propelled by Caleb Scolfield’s (Cave In, Zozobra) gruff vocals, is like being flattened under a train repeatedly. Feel free to stream the new track after the break and check out previously released track, “The Lash”, if you missed it.
The Ape of God will be released on November 11th. A documentary film on the band is slated to premiere this Thursday, October 9th. The trailer for that film can be seen after the break as well.
Old Man Gloom (Isis, Cave In, etc) have released a new track of their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, which is due out on November 11th via Profound Lore (CD/Digital) and SIGE Records (2XLP). The new track is entitled “The Lash” and it trudges along with bass-heavy grooves and cycling, sludgy riffs. Check out the track for yourself after the break.
Mutoid Man (Converge, Cave In) have announced that they have found a new label home at Sargent House. The label has plans to re-issue the trio’s debut EP, Helium Head, as well as the group’s forthcoming full length album in 2015. Touring plans and other news are slated to announced soon. In the meantime, stream Helium Head after the break.
Aborted have released their covers of Converge’s “Concubine” and Suffocation’s “Funeral Inception” for your ears’ enjoyment. The covers come off of the deluxe edition of their recently released album, The Necrotic Manifesto, which can be streamed here. You can check out the covers and the originals after the break.
Converge, easily one of the best bands of all time, released their highly-appreciated All We Love We Leave Behind and blew everyone away. It’s been more than two years since the album was release, but the band has just released a music video for “Precipice” and the albums title track “All We Love We Leave Behind” jointly.
The video is a beautiful representation of something that I don’t understand. I love the video, but I don’t understand what’s going on. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
Mutoid Man (Converge, Cave In) have premiered their forthcoming debut album Helium Head over at Lambgoat for your listening pleasure. The high octane, riff-smashing debut officially comes out this Friday November 29th but you can jam these six diabolical tracks right now. Head over to Lambgoat to stream it now.
Mutoid Man (Converge, Cave In) have premiered a new track entitled “Scavengers” over at Noisey. This high octane, bag of riffs will appear on the trio’s (Ben Koller, Stephen Brodsky and new recruit Nick Cageao) forthcoming debut Helium Head, which is due out on November 29th. Head over to Noisey now to check it out.
The first recorded taste of Mutoid Man (Stephen Brodsky, Ben Koeller) has arrived online via a digital sampler from Magic Bullet Records. The sampler features the hard rocking face-melter “Gnarcissist”, which will also appear on the group’s debut outing Helium Head, which comes out on November 29th through the aforementioned label. You can check out the new track after the break.
The highly anticipated collaboration between Converge’s Ben Koller and Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky, Mutoid Man, will be releasing their debut release on November 29th (Black Friday). The duo have named their upcoming outing Helium Head and it will see a release through Magic Bullet/Nonbeliever Records. Keep reading to check out the front and back album artwork AND audio from the group’s first show on February 4th, 2012.