Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, John LaMacchia of Candiria, Julie Christmas of Made Out of Babies and Jeff Caxide of Isis. Just the mere prospect of these musicians coming together would excite any fan of forward-thinking heavy music. In November of 2008, it happened withthe first self-titled Spylacopa EP. The six-track release was commendable for deviating from the formulas of each of its members respective musical outlets in favor of something more accessible but no less heavy and catchy. A follow-up release was scheduled for 2011 but never came due to the passing of drummer Troy Young. Isis and Made Out of Babies broke up and Julie Christmas’ musical output stopped after her 2010 solo record, The Bad Wife, and her Coextinction Recordings release. Spylacopa was beginning to feel like a distant memory. But, not far into 2015, LaMacchia announces that the group’s long-delayed debut full-length will be released. Sure enough, March saw the unveiling of Parallels, a 40-minute tour de force of metallic eccentricity. Continue reading →
According to a recent Facebook update, Sumac (ex-Isis, Baptists, etc) have already begun work on their second full-length album and follow-up to this year’s critically-lauded The Deal. No other details have been provided as of yet. In the meantime, check out The Deal after the break in case you missed it.
Whenever Aaron Turner attaches his name to a musical project, people take notice. Whether it be the forward-thinking metal compositions of Isis, the sludgy monkey-business of Old Man Gloom, the haunting drones of Mamiffer, the hardcore-tinged debauchery of Split Cranium and others, it’s hard to deny Turner’s musical prowess. So when Sumac was announced, everyone, including myself, was instilled with insurmountable excitement. Turner is joined by the equally proficient Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc) and Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and the end-result is absolutely tremendous.Brimming with complexity and colossal heaviness, The Deal delivers the all the goods in a jam-packed 54-minute duration.
You know SUMAC, that killer supergroup that we have been harping on about? Well, the time has come for you to stream the bands entire debut album The Deal! The band has teamed up with MetalSucks to bring you a full stream and trust me, it’s fucking tits. Do you like your music slow and noisy with dooming sludge droning madness? Well, SUMAC is the band for you. Boasting former members of ISIS and current members of Baptists and Russian Circles, this shit is bananas. Check out the album below. Continue reading →
SUMAC, the band formed by members of Botch, Isis and Baptists will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album The Deal next month and the band is currently streaming a down-tuned and dirty track titled “Blight’s End Angel.” The track was premiered over on Rolling Stone, but I have embedded it after the jump for you all to enjoy. Get busy streamin’. Continue reading →
Sumachave released the official album trailer for their debut release, The Deal, which is due out on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE Records. If you can recall, Sumac is made up of Aaron Turner (Isis), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) and features bass work from Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc). Let Sumac tease you with post-metal goodness after the break.
Sumac will be providing support for Deafheaven at The Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver on December 4th.
Earlier this month (November 11), post-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom released their latest offering, The Ape of God. Or should we say, offerings? Comprising 90 minutes worth or material, The Ape of God is in fact two separate records under the same title. Causing even more confusion, the tricksters in Old Man Gloom also pulled one over on the press by first releasing an eight-track “bogus version” as the official promotional album. American Aftermath recently caught up with members Nate Newton and Santos Montano to discuss The Ape of God. While clearing some things up, the following interview is also, of course, weird and hilarious. What else would you expect? Continue reading →
Old Man Gloom will be releasing not one, but two new albums, both under the Ape Of God title, tomorrow and if you can’t wait that long, both of the albums are currently streaming! That’s right, Old Man Gloom in all of their gloomy sludge-ness streaming for you right now. I have listened to both albums now and I can honestly say that they are both phenomenal. Check out the streams after the jump. Continue reading →
Lane and I have been enamored with Old Man Gloom for a good while now. We love the ape-inspired sludgy mayhem and all that comes with it. Well, Noisey recently released a forty-five minute documentary about the band and it’s pretty great. You can watch the entire doc after the jump. If you’ve ever seen any of Noisey’s past docs, you know that they do not half ass anything. Check it out. Continue reading →
Old Man Gloom (Ex-Isis, Converge, Cave In) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, over at Noisey. The new track is the six minute “Predators” and being subjected to its sludge-ridden riffs, which are propelled by Caleb Scolfield’s (Cave In, Zozobra) gruff vocals, is like being flattened under a train repeatedly. Feel free to stream the new track after the break and check out previously released track, “The Lash”, if you missed it.
The Ape of God will be released on November 11th. A documentary film on the band is slated to premiere this Thursday, October 9th. The trailer for that film can be seen after the break as well.
Old Man Gloom (Isis, Cave In, etc) have released a new track of their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, which is due out on November 11th via Profound Lore (CD/Digital) and SIGE Records (2XLP). The new track is entitled “The Lash” and it trudges along with bass-heavy grooves and cycling, sludgy riffs. Check out the track for yourself after the break.
Ex-Isis member Aaron Turner recently announced his newest musical venture between himself and Baptist drummer Nick Yacyshyn. The duo are calling themselves Sumac and have recently completed their first record, The Deal, which will be released via Profound Lore and SIGE Records in February 2015. The album was recorded by Mell Dettmer and the band themselves and was mixed by Kurt Ballou. Turner stated that he wanted to pursue Sumac as a fully functional band, with plans to play live in the near future and continue writing/recording thereafter. The bass work on the album was provided by Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc), who will hopefully become a touring member of the band when possible.
Turner also provided the track listing to the record, which can be seen below. Audio clips are expected to be released sometime next month.
Palms (ex-Isis, Deftones) have announced a string of U.S. tour dates that will commence this September. The band will be playing in nine cities, seven of which are in Texas and one show in New Mexico and one in California. So, Texans are bound to be pleased. You can check out the dates after the break.
Isis will re-release their classic Panopticon album next week, April 29th, via Ipecac Records. Mike Jussila remastered the record, which will also contain new artwork and a 12-page booklet. Aaron Turner and Aaron Harris had the following to say about the record:
The post-rock project featuring members of Isis and Deftones front man Chino Moreno, Palms have just released a music video for their song “Future Warrior.” This track comes off of Palms‘ debut, eponymous release which is available now. The video is odd, and not very simple like Chino’s last music video that I posted about yesterday. It’s very artistic and deep and I really like it. Check out the video below. Continue reading →