STICK TO YOUR GUNS Announce “Fuck The Message” North American Tour

Stick To Your Guns have announced a new Spring North American tour that will commence in late March. The Fuck The Message tour, as it is being referred to as, will see Stick To Your Guns joined by the likes of Terror, Hundredth, Counterparts, and Expire. You can view the tour dates after the break as well as an official trailer for said tour.

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ROTTING OUT And EXPIRE To Tour Europe In February


Hardcore mayhem heads for Europe this upcoming February as Los Angeles based groovy hardcore outfit Rotting Out prepare to join forces with their fellow Milwaukee metallic hardcore brethren in Expire for an extensive sixteen date tour. After their sixteen date journey ends, the remaining five dates afterwards will see Expire performing alone at various one off shows and a few festivals. Go pick up Expire’s latest album the excellent, Pendulum Swings, out now via Bridge 9 Records and be sure to look out for Rotting Out’s upcoming sophomore LP, The Wrong Way, out via 6131 Records this upcoming Spring. Check out the full tour schedule(dates courtesy of GlueHC) after the jump. Continue reading

Best Of 2012: Eric’s Top 30 Releases Of The Year


Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.

The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.

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Frostbitten World: COLD WORLD Prepping For Tour In May & June

Intense hardcore outfit Cold World are getting ready to hit the road in May and June with Backtrack, Dead End Path and Expire. I’m not really familiar with the other bands on this bill but I know Cold World and I’m pretty sure this will be an interesting show. Check out the press release and a Cold World track below.