Remember that rad Kowloon Walled City cover of Godflesh‘s “Anthem” that Lane posted about? Well, as you know that was part of a two-song split 7″ between Kowloon and Batillus. I bring up this fact because now Batillus is streaming their side of the split, a cover of Ministry‘s “Lava.”
I think this cover is pretty rad and it blows the hell out of Limp Bizkit‘s recent Ministry ”cover“. Like Kowloon‘s cover which featured Batillus‘ vocalist Fade Kainer, this cover features Kowloon‘s Scott Evans. Check out the cover of “Lava” over here on Metalsucks and peep the original after the jump. Continue reading
Brutal Panda Records will be releasing a fine new split 7″ between the fine merchants of polarizing sludge Kowloon Walled City and Batillus. The A-side will be comprised of Kowloon Walled City’s cover of Godflesh’s “Anthem” and the B-side will feature Batillus’ cover of Ministry’s “Lava”. Both tracks feature vocals from the opposite band; Scott Evans (KWC) on “Lava” and Fade Kainer (Batillus) on “Anthem”. Stereogum has premiered Kowloon’s massive Godflesh cover for the annihilation of your ear canals. Head over there to stream it and listen to the original song after the break.
Puig Destroyer (Thrice, Curl Up & Die, Kowloon Walled City) have premiered TWO new tracks from their forthcoming EP, Wait for Spring, which will be available next Tuesday November 19th on the band’s Bandcamp page. These fast, raw, baseball themed jams are entitled “Play The Game (The Right Way” and “First to Third” and will be two of the eight monstrosities featured on the new EP. Follow the links to the respective songs above, you know you want to.
Obviously the surprise of the year has to go to Puig Destroyer; the baseball themed grindcore outfit featuring members of Kowloon Walled City, Thrice and Curl Up & Die. Hot on the heels of their self-titled EP that was released earlier this year, the band have announced the release of a new EP entitled Wait for Spring. It is due to be available for free digital download on Tuesday, November 19th. I know you are stoked! To prepare yourself, check out the debut EP after the break.
With the weekend here already, my posting won’t be as steady as it is throughout the week. Why, you ask? Because I have a full-time job that keeps me quite busy throughout the weekend. This weekend, I have put something together for all of you! Today I have compiled a playlist of a lot of the shit I’ve been listening to it lately. A lot of this list isn’t exactly “metal,” but fuck it. Maybe you’ll find something new (or old) that you dig. Let’s see, we got some Thrice, Set Fire To Flames, Sunny Day Real Estate, Tegan And Sara, Glassjaw, Kowloon Walled City and more! There are a total of sixty tracks on this playlist and this is what will be keeping me sane all weekend. Enjoy. Continue reading
The newly formed baseball themed grindcore outfit Puig Destroyer (Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, Curl Up and Die), have uploaded their debut six track EP to their Bandcamp page for your streaming pleasure. As expected, these six tracks are raw, chaotic and just fun to jam to. Pig Destroyer would be proud and I assume Yasiel Puig would be too. Stream the new EP after the jump and pre-order the 7″ vinyl at this location.
Yesterday we told you about Puig Destroyer, the new humorously baseball-themed grindcore project that features members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die. The band has released the first taste of new music on their Bandcamp page; a forty-eight second track entitled “One Man, Five Tools”. It’s just what I hoped it would be; loud, raw and noisy as hell. You can stream the track after break and stay tuned for more details on their pending debut five song EP.
Grindcore and baseball appear to go hand in hand. Who would have guessed? Riley Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jonathan Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl UP & Die have announced their involvement in a new baseball themed grindcore project. The project has reportedly been dubbed Puig Destroyer after Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and obviously good ol’ Pig Destroyer. Here is the official word from Riley himself:
Zozobra (Old Man Gloom, Cave In) have released another new track from their upcoming album Savage Masters, which is due out on April 2nd. We’ve already head-banged to “Black Holes”, now the band brings us the savage “Venom Hell”. The track is like being hit with a bulldozer with all its angular riffs and intense bass lines that would make Unsane blush. The track is currently streaming over at Pitchfork so get a jump on that. Also, be sure to check out the band live with Kowloon Walled City in April. Dates are below.
If you are looking for a musical act whose sound could only be described as “gargantuan”, then I think Kowloon Walled City is your best bet. Kowloon Walled City’s most recent effort, Container Ships, came to me at a time when I needed it most. I was on a desperate search for a record that sounded huge and heavy but also have unique characteristics that would keep my attention. Needless to say, Container Ships was that record and it absolutely blew me away. In the midst of a Kowloon Walled City high, I contacted guitarist/vocalist Scott Evans to chat about the band and their new record.
2012, Aesop Rock, Balmorhea, best of, birds in row, Bone Dance, Car Bomb, Cattle Decapitation, Converge Xiu Xiu, Cursive, Death Grips, deftones, Earth, El-P, Fiona Apple, Gaza, Gifts from Enola, godspeed you black emperor, Killer Mike, King Dude, Kowloon Walled City, Lilacs & Champagne, Locrain, Mamiffer, Marriages, pig destroyer, Sharon Van Etten, So is the Tongue, swans, The Mars Volta, The Men
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
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.
On December 4th, Kowloon Walled City will unleash their barbaric new album Container Ships via Brutal Panda. We’ve already heard “Cornerstone” and now Pitchfork are streaming the nearly eight minute, Godzilla sized title track. “Container Ships” could quite possibly sink the aforementioned ships. A reverberating mass of feedback gives way to a massive riff that is continually hammered out upon the listener and eventually opens the gate for a ridiculously heavy and melodic outro. In short, this song demolishes me. I cannot wait for this album to drop. Check out the song ASAP!
Kowloon Walled City will be releasing their new record entitled Container Ships on December 4th via Brutal Panda Records. The sludge ridden bastards are currently streaming a cut from the upcoming record over at NPR. ”Cornerstone” is a devastating, groove laden slab of buzzing sludge metal that will surround you with sonic destruction. Check it out now and be sure to pre-order this bad boy ASAP.