Following up their West Coast run last month, Ashtabula, OH dark hardcore outfit Homewrecker have confirmed an additional two months of tour for the upcoming late Summer/Fall slate, set to begin in less than two weeks. After first hitting up Toledo and Indianapolis for a handful of tour dates alongside A389 labelmates Full Of Hell, Homewrecker will hook up with Harm’s Way and Dead In The Dirt for an extensive two week West Coast tour followed by a week’s worth of dates with Harm’s Way alone. Following this, Homewrecker will embark on their first ever European tour running through October alongside Poland’s Calm The Fire before returning home for a spew of U.S./Canada dates. The culmination of this tour cycle will see Homewrecker returning to work on their sophomore A389 released LP, Circle Of Death, due out sometime in the first half of 2014. Peep the full tour dates below alongside a stream of Homewrecker’s debut LP, Worms And Dirt. Continue reading
This upcoming September, Harm’s Way will be heading out west in support of their most recent EP, Blinded, along with grindcore peers, Dead In The Dirt, and dark hardcore allies, Homewrecker. The band has announced that the tour is the first out of a run of U.S. dates in support of the new record. Peep the full tour details above and a music video for “Mind Control”, a track off of Blinded, out now on Deathwish Inc., below.
Ashtabula, OH dark hardcore group, Homewrecker, have announced dates and locations for a Summer West Coast tour. Venue and ticket details will be updated and provided via Homewrecker’s official Facebook page, here. As noted by the TBA mark on some of the dates, there are still some loose ends to the tour and any and all who are able to help with booking, are welcome to contact the band via their Facebook. In the meantime, stream one of my favorite albums of last year, Homewrecker’s debut album, Worms and Dirt, below.
Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP comes this upcoming May through A389 Recordings in the form of Rudiments Of Mutilation. Again recorded with Kevin Bernstein at Developing Nations, Rudiments Of Mutilation is to be the group’s most refined and varied effort to date, integrating more of a grindcore and experimental noise approach to their already variable sound. The four-piece audio terrorists are also set to tour from March throughout early June with dates with Homewrecker, Gehenna, and Integrity as well as appearances at Invisible Orange’s SXSW showcase, Maryland Deathfest and Chaos In Tejas. Peep the full tour schedule courtesy of Invisible Oranges as well as a full live set filmed by Sunny Singh(hate5six) and featuring two new songs(the first around the 6:00 minute mark and the second around the 16:00 minute mark) all below. Bland is the bastard. Continue reading
Today is the day that Old Wounds drops a big can of ugly hardcore madness in the form of their new album, From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest. You can pick up your copy here, but if you want to try before you buy, Brooklyn Vegan is hosting an exclusive stream of the record. It will knock you on your face and push you skull into the dirt. Check it out now! Also, Old Wounds will be hitting the road next month with Homewrecker and Full of Hell. You can check out the full schedule below.
A389 brethren Full Of Hell and Homewrecker have recently announced dates for their upcoming East Coast Spring tour. The fifteen date trek kicks off in Lansing, OH with psychedelic hardcore group Old Wounds supporting on select dates. Recent releases from each group include: a) Full of Hell (Full of Hell/Calm The Fire Split), b) Homewrecker (Worms and Dirt LP) and c) Old Wounds (From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest LP). Peep the full tour schedule for this crushing tour below. Artwork for the poster was done by the great Szymon Siech (Uberretard). Continue reading
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
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.
A Life Once Los, Amenra, Ash Borer, Author & Punisher, Bastard Saping, Between The Buried And Me, Bone Dance, Bosse-De-Nage, cannibal corpse, Car Bomb, coheed and cambria, Column Of Heaven, Coverge, deftones, early graves, Everything Went Black, Gaza, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, hooded menace, Kowloon Walled City, Old Man Gloom, pig destroyer, Serpentine Path, Standing On A Floor Of Bodies, The Chariot, the secret, Torch Runner, veil of maya, War From A Harlots Mouth
An’ lemme jus’ say: Fuck December 21st in it’s ass. Ain’t no ‘pocalypse, mutha’ fuckas.
Man, there were way to many good albums released this year. I listened to as many as I could but there were some that I just couldn’t get to. There are also some that I listened to, just not enough for them to make my final list. I can’t let this slide, however and I want to give a shout out to new releases by Marty Friedman, The Mars Volta, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Downfall Of Gaia and Krallice. I really wish I could have settled down to check these albums out in full, but I just couldn’t get down to do it.
Before we get to my actual list I would like to thank each and every one of you readers. Without you, I honestly probably would have given this up a long time ago. Sure, on this site I give my opinion on music, but it is really you guys/gals that count. I don’t know how I could repay you all for visiting American Aftermath these past two years. You have really made it worth while. Even the haters who talked shit, I appreciate you fucks also.
If you remember, we hosted a full album stream of Homewrecker‘s new album Worms And Dirt which you can still stream here and to go along nicely with this album, the band has released a new music video for the tracks “Wreck” and “Worms & Dirt” together. The video is pretty rad. Lots of jump cuts and a ton of crushing tunes. Homewrecker‘s new album is a must-have for fans of crusty violence. You can check out the new video after the jump.
Of course, if this isn’t your taste, you can watch the new chugtastic Whitechapel video over here. In a bit of positive Whitechapel news, Metal Blade will be re-releasing the bands debut album The Somatic Defilement which was by far the bands best album (at least in this bloggers perspective). So yeah. Enjoy that also, I guess. Continue reading
Homewrecker are a phenomenal act that I have been a fan of for quite some time now. I stumbled onto them from their split with The Love Below. From that point on, I knew this band was going to make waves, nay tsunamis. Their pissed off approach to pulverizing, grinding hardcore madness is unmatched.
I have been listening to Homewrecker‘s new album Worms And Dirt for a few weeks now and seeing as it’s been about a week since it was released, I want to give you fucks a chance to try before you buy. I mean, I know you’re going to buy it, why the hell wouldn’t you? It’s only one of the meanest records released this year. It’s seriously that fucking good.
So if you want to get your face melted off, click on over because after the jump we here are American Aftermath are proud to bring you an exclusive, full album stream of Homewrecker‘s Worms And Dirt. Enjoy!! Be sure to grab the album on 12″ vinyl here. [Continue...]
Why I have yet to really post about Homewrecker on this here blogging outlet I am unsure. These dudes fucking destroy in the best ways a hardcore band can destroy. Homewrecker are preparing to release a new 12″ titled Worms And Dirt which will be released by A389 Recordings. That should tell you everything you need to know. If it’s on A389 then you know it’s going to crush.
This new track is titled “Chained Hanging Victim” and it features guest vocals by Dylan Walker of Full Of Hell. Check out the track in the player below and enjoy.
Because of my rural placement in Arkansas, I was unable to go to my buddy Dom’s label’s anniversary showcase on Saturday. However, my other friend and resident American Aftermath photographer Maclyn Bean was able to go and he took some fantastic pictures while he was there. I honestly considered taking the trek to Baltimore to go to the showcase but it was just too far and too short notice. It sucks, but at least I get to enjoy some killer photos by Maclyn. I will be posting these in sets starting with Full Of Hell, Homewrecker and Pick Your Side. Check out the galleries below and stay tuned to more from the A389 Recordings VIII Anniversary Bash. View more of Maclyn’s photos here. [Continue...]