EARTH CRISIS TO Unveil Full Length In March


Legendary New York metalcore outfit Earth Crisis are set to unveil their Candlelight Records debut and eighth full length record, Salvation Of Innocents, March 3rd for Europe and March 4th for the rest of the world and the U.S. Pegged to be one of the band’s most meticulously crafted albums, the conceptual Salvation Of Innocents will coincide with the release of a comic book that will pair Black Mask Studios’s new Matt Miner helmed-vigilante series Liberator along with the “vivisection concept” of the album with cover artwork for the comic and album being done by Chicago illustrator Menton3 amongst additional comic art by Rod Reis, Javier Aranda, and Joaquin Pereyra. Pre-orders for the album are set for January 20th/21st with the premiere of a new track entitled “De-Desensitive” expected via Lambgoat the 22nd. Digital pre-orders on iTunes will also receive the track “The Morbid Glare” instantly as a bonus. Peep the comic’s cover art above and the full-track listing after the jump. Continue reading

We Bite: A MISFITS Playlist For Your Halloween Enjoyment

MisfitsHappy Halloween, gnargonauts. In celebration of this most dreary of Halloweens, I have put together a Misfits playlist for you to enjoy. This playlist covers my favorite Misfits songs as well as some very well done covers by other artists including Cradle Of Filth, Aiden and Earth Crisis. So put on your hockey mask and grab your chainsaws. It’s that time of year. Enjoy.       Continue reading

Aftermath Exclusive: FREYA Making Of Video: Lyrics


Via Shada Gale Photography

Me and Lane have talked about Freya a few times and I am proud to present to you a making of video for the bands new album Paragon Of The Crucible, which will be released soon. This video specifically focuses on vocalist Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis) and his lyrical themes on the album. I like hearing what vocalists have to say about the process for which they come up with lyrics, being a vocalist myself and Karl is a legend in the hardcore community, so it’s coming from a credible source. You can check out the video after the jump. Let the brilliance ensue!      Continue reading


EARTH CRISIS Announce 20th Anniversary Firestorm Tour


New York metallic hardcore legends Earth Crisis have announced a mini-tour spanning West Coast and East in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their Firestorm EP. With West Coast support incoming from Harness and Lionheart and East Coast support incoming from Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done and White WidowsEarth Crisis are set to perform live sets featuring the Firestorm EP in full along with many other rarely played songs. Peep the full tour circuit details above and stream Firestorm in full below.

FREYA Release Artwork For Forthcoming Album

I can’t believe I missed this but apparently Freya (Earth Crisis, etc) will be releasing a new album at some point this year. The band’s fourth full length record will be entitled Paragon of the Crucible and is currently being prepared for a U.S. release through Holy Mountain Printing and overseas through Deadlight Entertainment. Freya recently released the official cover art for the record which can be viewed above, obviously. Pretty epic isn’t? Freya’s Bandcamp page has two tracks from the upcoming available for streaming right now. The tracks in question are the title track and “Serpentine”, which features a guest guitar solo from Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me. Feel free to stream those tracks directly below.

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FIRST BLOOD To Release Free Covers Album For 10th Anniversary

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, legendary metallic hardcore group, First Blood, are set to release a free covers album as a tribute to the many bands that have paved the way and inspired them. With the promise of even more covers to come, the following bands have been confirmed to be covered: Hatebreed, Sick Of It AllEarth CrisisAgnostic FrontMadballAll Out WarBiohazard, and Suicidal Tendencies. The album is set to debut sometime during “the holidays” which I’m guessing is most logically, Christmas. Till then, bedmosh to these songs below. Continue reading

Was I The Only One Who Thought EARTH CRISIS Broke Up?

Because I honestly had forgotten all about this band. I mean, yeah, I used to jam the shit out of them back in the day. They were killer. I could have sworn that I hear some time ago that Earth Crisis called it quits. But, it seems I was wrong because the band is putting out a new album and have released a single off of it. The song is called “Total War” and, instrument-wise it sounds like any other Earth Crisis track, but vocally it doesn’t seem to have the same amount of emotion that it used to. True, it has been quite a while since I’ve listened to Earth Crisis, so maybe it’s just me and not them. But, I would rather blame them, you know what I mean? Earth Crisis’ new album, Neutralize the Threat is due to be released on July 12th. You can check out the new track below and the track listing for Neutralize the Threat after the jump. Enjoy.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die

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