OLD MAN GLOOM Streaming New Track “The Lash”

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.

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MUTOID MAN Sign To Sargent House

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.

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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.

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CONVERGE Release New Music Video

ConvergeConverge, 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

MUTOID MAN Streaming Debut Album “Helium Head”

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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 Streaming New Track “Scavengers’

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.


Gnarcissism: New Track From MUTOID MAN Arrives Online

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.

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MUTOID MAN To Release “Helium Head” In November

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.

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Download The New DEATHWISH INC Spring Sampler!

Deathwish Inc have released a free 26 track Spring sampler that features bands from Deathwish’s own roster as well as those of their distributed labels (Black Market Activities, React!, etc). The sampler features the likes of Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Narrows, Heiress, Single Mothers and others. It also features unreleased material from Cold Cave, Loma Prieta, AC4 and more. Take advantage of this offer and download it RIGHT NOW!

-Lane Oliver

Gloom Reborn: Reissues Of OLD MAN GLOOM’s First Four Records Available

According to Aaron Turner’s (Isis, Hydra Head) blog, the fellows over at Daymare Recordings have remastered Old Man Gloom’s first four albums! These reissues (CD only at the moment) have been given a nice makeover with revamped artwork and was remastered by James Plotkin and stuffed with bonus live material. These albums include Meditations in B, Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism, Seminar III: Zozobra, and Christmas. You can purchase these fine reissues over at this location. Check that out now!

-Lane Oliver

Review: BURNT BOOKS-“Self Titled”


By Lane Oliver

At a Loss Recordings always seems to have a knack for the unusual when it comes to the music they release. When I use the term “unusual” here, I intend for it to be a good thing. They have put out music from the uniquely odd types like The Body, Assembly of Light, Stinking Lizaveta, and so on. The newest addition to At a Loss’s roster is South Carolina experimental punk outfit, Burnt Books. Their self titled debut encompasses elements of hardcore punk, noise rock and others into a well executed onslaught of schizoid insanity.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: TRAP THEM Vs. ALL PIGS MUST DIE

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.

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Rungs In A Ladder: Check Out This Mini-Documentary on CONVERGE’s Jacob Bannon

Last year I swooned over a documentary called One Man Metal which I loved and I watch over and over again. Today McFarland and Pecci released a documentary on a band that I absolutely love: Converge. To be specific, this twelve-minute documentary delves into the life of Converge‘s frontman Jacob Bannon. Bannon talks about his teenage years, music and his angst. It’s really cool and very well put together. Check it out below.     Continue reading