We recently got the first teaser for Deafheaven‘s new record New Bermuda and the band didn’t keep us waiting for long for more material. Well, technically the first material from New Bermuda, the bands new track “Brought To The Water” was released today and it is siiiick. I really love Sunbather, but this record sounds nastier and more raw, so I am stoked to get some Deafheaven this year. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
Deafheaven have announced a two-month-long North American excursion in support of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, New Bermuda. The trek will begin on October 15 in San Diego and will conclude on November 21 in Los Angeles. Envy and Tribulation will be providing support on select dates. Check out the schedule after the break.
New Bermuda will be released on October 2 via Anti Records.
I know there are people out there who think there is too much hype behind bands like Deafheaven, but I think they make killer tunes that I really dig. Sunbather was great and I expect nothing less than this on New Bermuda. The band has released a one minute teaser for their new album and it has me very excited. Check out the teaser below. Continue reading
A few weeks back Deafheaven were seen in live footage performing their new song “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” and now the band has released a studio version of the track. Of course, the track will be released for free as a part of Adult Swim’s Summer Singles on the 25th of this month, so look forward to that, but until then check out a full stream of the track after the jump. Continue reading
Pitchfork has unveiled pro-shot footage from their music festival in Chicago earlier this month of Deafheaven performing a new track entitled “From The Kettle To The Coil”. The video footage arrived yesterday with tweets of the above image and the caption “It is done. Come August, it’s yours.” with the PRP reporting that the newly performed track will be part of Adult Swim‘s free singles series for this year, scheduled for release and download on August 25th. The track is standard Deafheaven fare, continuing alongside the revamped direction of Sunbather, though there is a trudging number around the 2:00 minute mark that could foretell a harsher direction for the band in the future. Stream the video for “From The Kettle To The Coil” below and bookmark the Adult Swim Singles page for future reference. Continue reading
In addition to their upcoming Asian and European tours, Deafheaven have announced a string U.S. tour dates that will commence late June. Direct support will come from the likes of Wreck and Reference and Pallbearer on select dates. Deafheaven’s extensive touring schedule, as it currently stands, can be found after the break.
Hello again, fellow Aftermathers! My prolonged absence from the American Aftermath world officially ends NOW with this penultimate annual post, a small but personally necessary pittance to the plentiful albums and artists that sustained me throughout this most bountiful year in extreme music. The following thirty item list reflects full-length albums only with an aural adherence to the hardcore and powerviolence realms as per my listening habits this year. A ton of awesome death metal revivals as well as resurgences from other notables in the general metal realm happened this year (Gorguts, Carcass, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ulcerate etc.) of which I listened(or rather actively listened) to practically NONE. I simply wasn’t feeling it at this year and intend to return to survey these releases at another time. Thanks to the Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane “The Machine” Oliver, and Josh Huddleston, the bands and musicians, and last but not least, you, the readers! Peep the list after the jump. Continue reading
This has been an amazing year for music. Not just metal, but a great year for all styles and genres. I have enjoyed so many different styles of music this year as well as many, many artists within each style and it was a real pain for me to make this list. I keep this list simply to full-length albums (or LPs, kids). I used to keep it strictly metal when it came to this list and I would weed out rock for its own list, but this year I included non-metal stuff on my list as well. Not a lot of non-metal, but some nonetheless. Continue reading
Between The Buried And Me are no strangers to the touring circuit but this round will be a pretty damn interesting tour. BTBAM will be hitting the road in February alongside Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred. This is sure to be a diverse and destructive tour that you need to get to if you’re around one of the stops. Check out the full poster and dates after the jump. Continue reading
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered the debut self-titled EP from Creepers; a project featuring Deafheaven’s Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy and members of White Cloud and Golden Drugs. The four track EP features a very spacey, colorful psychedelic rock sound that is very calming and smooth. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to check it out and purchase the EP at Creepers’ Bandcamp.
Making lists always makes my head hurt and this year’s massive inventory of beautiful releases isn’t making that any easier. With my “to-check-out” list filled to the brim, I have to say that I took a bit more relaxed stance to music discovery this year and enjoyed select releases over extremely long durations of listen rather than hunt down and chronicle as many good albums as I could. The albums in the list below here are those releases. Give them a thorough listen before the end of the year if you can. Continue reading
Six months in to this glorious year and I have been bombarded with so much good music that I can hardly handle it and there’s still six months left! My little heart may not be able to make to 2014. So out of all the new releases I have listened to this year, these are the handful that I keep going back to over and over because of their brilliance. Check these albums out before the year is up!
By Lane Oliver
Before the final moments of Sunbather were exhausted I had come to the realization that I had stumbled upon something monumental. I am very skeptical of any album that receives enormous amounts of praise but this record defied my expectations completely. Deafheaven took the skeleton of Roads to Judah, smoothed out the rough edges and allowed their sound to progress and expand into what would come to be Sunbather. Throughout those sixty minutes I was completely engulfed in an intense blinding light that filled me with a great warmth and feeling of euphoria; thus is the power of Sunbather. Deafheaven have discovered greatness and you should probably believe the hype.
Well, it’s the half-way point of 2013 and there have been a shit-ton of amazing releases this year already with loads more promised before the end of the year. I just wanted to break down my favorite releases thus far this year. These are the albums that I have constantly been listening to in 2013 and they are all albums that you should be checking out if you haven’t yet. Continue reading