Exclusive Interview: MERDARAHTA’s Topon Das


Canadians Merdarahta, featuring Fuck The Facts’ Topon Das and Melanie Mongeon, recently released their new album, As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset, on January 20. The band also features members of The Sun Through A Telescope, Mekhaya and others, and combines experimental ambient noise with doom and drone. In an interview with American Aftermath, Das discussed how Merdarahta came to be and how much of a departure it is from Fuck The Facts, as well as the writing process for As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset, the theme behind the album and more. Continue reading

THE GREAT SABATINI Streaming New Track “Bleeder Of The Pack”

the great sabI love coming across free compilations. I mean, you check them out because a single band on there piques your interest and then the next thing you know, you’ve discovered five new bands to follow. Well, a band that we love here at AA, The Great Sabatini has been featured on a new compilation and in doing so, they have a brand new track streaming. The track is called “Bleeder Of The Pack” and it sits comfortably on the Sludge Hummer Septic Murk​-​Tape Vol​.​2 alongside Greber, Godstopper and Fuck The Facts. Check out the track below.      Continue reading

GREBER (FUCK THE FACTS, THE GREAT SABATINI) Streaming New Album “Kiln Hardened Psalms”

Greber - 'Kiln Hardened Psalms' (album stream)

Thunderous bass and drum duo Greber  have premiered their forthcoming full length, Kiln Hardened Psalms, over at Exclaim.ca. The duo is comprised of The Great Sabatini drummer/vocalist Steve Vargas and Fuck the Facts‘ bassist/vocalist Marc Bourgon. When these two get together, sludgy mayhem is made. The band issued the following statement regarding the new record:

“Hardened Psalmsis about restraint, skill, emotion and the sound of two awesome dudes, one riding a bass like a surfboard, the other in a drum kit like a barrel, plunging down the steepest face of Mount Everest, sober but mad, screaming their way through the almost impassable barrier of snow, rock, trees, starving animals and unstoppable velocity.”

If that sounds awesome to you, then check out the album over at Exclaim.ca now.

Kiln Hardened Psalms will be released on November 1st through the band themselves and Handshake, Inc.

FUCK THE FACTS Streaming New EP “Abandoned”

FTF-AbandonedAfter releasing two songs from their new three-song EP, Fuck The Facts are now streaming said EP. The Abandoned EP is the bands first work since their Amer EP was released last year. As usual, Fuck The Facts decimate all with their powerful grinding madness. Click on over after the jump and stream Abandoned you’ll love it.     Continue reading

FUCK THE FACTS Streaming New Track “Disabused”

FTF-AbandonedEveryone’s favorite Canadian grindcore outfit Fuck The Facts will be releasing their new Abandoned EP in October and the band has unleashed their new track “Disabused.” As always, Fuck The Facts kill this track, but then again, who would ever doubt the masterful grind that FTF have been releasing all these years? Check out this rad track after the jump. DO IT.     Continue reading

FUCK THE FACTS Streaming New Track “L’Impasse”

FTF-AbandonedMy favorite French-Canadian grinders Fuck The Facts will be releasing their new Abandoned EP in October and the band has unveiled a monstrous new track titled “L’impasse” and you’ve got to hear this shit. It’s chock full of Fuck The Facts goodness that reeks of the bands Die Miserable, which makes sense, seeing as these tracks were brought to life during the recording of said album. Check out the new track after the jump and get blasted, fool.      Continue reading

FUCK THE FACTS Announce Tour Dates

ftf tour smallCanadian grinders Fuck The Facts have announced tour plans that start as soon as this weekend. The band will head out on the 12th for the Grinding The US And Canada Tour and if you’re in the vicinity of any of these shows and you don’t go see one of the most interesting bands in grindcore, you’re just a loser. Check out the dates after the jump.     Continue reading

FUCK THE FACTS Announce Mexican Tour, Release WARSORE Cover

Contrary to popular belief, the Canadian grindfiends who released Disgorge Mexico have actually never toured Mexico. Until today that is. That’s right, Fuck The Facts will kick off their Mexican tour alongside Landmine Marathon and Rottenness on this very day. After the jump you can peep the dates and you can also check out FTF‘s rad cover of Warsore‘s “Thief,” which will be released at some point on a Warsore tribute album. Radness all around.     Continue reading

Damaging Northern Winds: FUCK THE FACTS Streaming New Track

Fuck The fucking Facts, man. I’ve been friends with these dudes for a good while and I always look forward to new music from them. They never disappoint and they always destroy. It wasn’t too long ago that Fuck The Facts released their debut single off of Amer, “L’enclume et le marteau,” which ruled. Now these crazy canucks are back with another destroyer.     Continue reading

The Anvil & The Hammer: FUCK THE FACTS Streaming New Track

Canadian grind veterans Fuck The Facts are currently prepping the release of their new EP Amer which is set for release this Summer. Whenever I go into new Fuck The Facts, I expect perfection. I know these dudes (and lady) and I know they are capable of absolute awesomeness. Well, of course, I was right. This new track “L’enclume et le marteau,” which means “The Anvil and The Hammer,” is a fucking riot.     Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Topon Das of FUCK THE FACTS

If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’d know I used to do Q&A’s with my good friend, and Fuck The Facts guitarist Topon Das a lot. It’s been a while since he and I have really talked, so I decided it was time to resurrect the “Talking With Topon” section of American Aftermath. So read on to find out about Fuck The Facts’ upcoming tour, new album and what Topon has been doing when not ripping that six-string.

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She’s In Another Castle: Check Out LETTERS FROM THE PRINCESS

Remember Did You Just Hex Me?? I’ve talked about them here before. They were a band that I really loved that ended far too quickly. I knew that Did You Just Hex Me?‘s vocalist Brandon May has been working with another band formed from members of other Ottawa bands called Letters From The Princess but I hadn’t check into them yet. Well, after hearing the band’s demo, I can some one thing.     Continue reading

FUCK THE FACTS Release “DRIFT” Music Video


Yesterday Canadian grinders Fuck The Facts released a video for the song Drift (via Metal Injection) off of their latest album “Die Miserable“. I honestly have no idea what the fuck I just watched so I’ll just let the director explain the video.

When I first read the lyrics to ‘Drift’ I was blown away by the sentiment: “we used to be friends, but now we are not, did I do something to offend you or was there some unknown, unseen force that drove us away from each other”. Friends. People. They fuck you over, stick you in the back and spit in your face while you are down. People you would trust with your life stick you with a dirty AIDS needle for a fucking nickel. Evil. Death. Inevitable. That’s how I felt after reading the lyrics. Mel is a genius and here lyrics perfectly capture the modern trend of disposable friends.

I knew on reading the lyrics that I wanted two children in the video. Innocence. Driven apart by a dark force – represented here by a mask figure. Dark. Mysterious. Unknown. A threat. A baby in a nest being stalked by birds of prey. That’s life.

Of all the videos I have made I am probably most proud of this one because it got me back to my roots. I filmed, edited, color corrected and did the graphics all myself. Fuck friends.


Sounds pretty rad, right? Continue after the jump to watch the video for Drift. Continue reading

Get Fucked On Saturday With FUCK THE FACTS

Okay, you might have noticed that the last few days haven’t had my signature “Mourning Jam” posts. There is a reason for this. I wanted to get a jump start on the news day, so I took the playlist out and inserted news. I am moving the playlists to Saturdays from here on because I will be ceasing my posts on Saturday.

You have to understand, I work twelve and a half hours on Saturday so when I get off of work, the last thing I want to do is blog. Sorry, I get tired just like real people. So that’s why the playlists will be my only post on Saturday unless some life-altering news arises. Anyway, listen to Fuck The Facts latest record Die Miserable. Enjoy.