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!
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 →
Everyone’s favorite shoegaze infused, post-rock inspired, melodic black metal band, Deafheaven, will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album next month on June 11th through Deathwish Inc. But go ahead and apply your sunscreen folks because Pitchfork is streaming Sunbather in advance. I personally think this album is more expansive than their previous effort, Roads to Judah. Do yourself a favor and stream this thing now!
The Fader have premiered the title track from Deafheaven’s upcoming album Sunbather, which is due out on June 11th. For this song’s ten minute duration, Deafheaven send you spiraling through tunnels of melodic atmosphere and ethereal beauty all with a harsh edge. The guitars’ razor sharp tremolos and the drums thunderous blast beats create a whirlwind of madness yet the melodic atmospheres seems to deafen the blow a bit. I am really excited to hear this album in full now. You can stream the song below as well as peep the dates for their upcoming tour with Marriages.
Deafheaven have announced a new co-headlining Summer U.S. tour with Marriages in support of their upcoming album Sunbather , which will be released on June 11th. Deafheaven will also support Boris on three dates of their tour as well. Below is the official touring schedule. Be there or be square.
The shoegaze infused black metallers Deafheaven have released the first cut from their highly anticipated new record, Sunbather, which will be released on June 11th. The track is called “Dream House” and it is nine minutes of awe-inspiring layered melodies dripping with black metal speed and attitude. It’s quite a gorgeous and exhilarating track. Head on over to NPR to check it out!
Deafheaven have released the dirty details on their upcoming album, Sunbather. The album will be released through Deathwish Inc on June 11th and will be somewhat conceptual in nature. According to a press release, Sunbather is said to deal “with the profound sadness found in the quest for one’s personal perfection. Serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life’s cruel idealism.” Pre-order information and audio is slated to be released soon. Below, you can view the official track listing.