Blasphemous Offerings: Better Late Than Never

Well, I usually do these playlists, when I do them at all, in the morning so that you all have some filthy blackened tunes to listen to while you do whatever the hell it is that you do on Sunday morning. Well, I didn’t get around to it this morning and figured I’d just post one tonight. So without further ado, here is the latest Blasphemous Offerings playlist. Featuring new tracks from Taake, Djevel, Woe and Dodsferd. Enjoy.     Continue reading

World Of Snakes: DEATH WOLF Streaming New Track + Tour Dates

Swedish blackened punks Death Wolf will be releasing their new album II: Black Armoured Death on Century Media Records next month and are currently streaming a new track over on CVLT Nation. Not only will Death Wolf be releasing their new album next month (February 18th to be exact), they will also be embarking on a pretty extensive North American tour alongside Marduk and Inquisition. Check out those dates below.     Continue reading

In The Temple Of Decay: MARDUK Streaming New Album In Full

Considering that Marduk released their new album Serpent Sermon yesterday via Century Media Records, I guess I should point out that the album has been streaming in it’s entirety over at CVLT Nation since Friday. I don’t know why I haven’t posted about this stream yet, for some reason it just kept slipping past me. I suppose this is also appropriate since on Monday, Marduk‘s guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson announced something that has been debated for the last two decades: he has skull fragments, pieces of brain and pieces of lead from the shotgun shell that Mayhem‘s former vocalist used to take his own life.

It was said that Mayhem‘s gutiarist Euronymous had collected pieces of Dead (born Per Ohlin) after his suicide and sent pieces to black metal musicians who he felt were worthy, those who truly honed the craft. No other names have been reported, but you can read the full piece here. And while you’re reading, go stream or buy Marduk’s new album Serpents Sermon.

Souls For Belial: MARDUK Releases New Music Video

Love me some Marduk. I am really looking forward to listening to their new album Serpent Sermon in full. The songs that have been released thus far are fantastic and the recently released music video for “Souls For Belial” is awesome as well. I think what I like most about this video is the sepia tone that the entire video is soaked in. The video is pretty standard, but the execution is killer. I love it. Check it out below and enjoy. Serpent Sermon will be released on May 28th via Century Media Records.

From The Ashes Of Belial: MARDUK Release New Track

I have no idea why I haven’t posted about Marduk in a while. I mean, I know they have  a new album coming out soon titled Serpent Sermon and this is the second track they have released off of said album. The first track “M.A.M.M.O.N.” was fucking amazing and “Souls For Belial” is no different. So stop whatever it is you are doing and check out this new bitchin’ black metal attack here. You can also check out “M.A.M.M.O.N.” in the player below. Enjoy. Serpent Sermon is due out on June 5th via Century Media Records.

Marduk is the Reason for the Season

I don’t often speak highly of the mainstream media. I find their bias towards people in positions of power to be disingenuous at best and deadly at worst. However, today I came across this gem from Eric Zorn in my local paper, the Chicago Tribune entitled, “Try Not to Forget the Real Reason for the Season.”

He laments the right-wing’s fallacious “War on Christmas”:

No secret there.  Civilizations all over the northern hemisphere have been making merry toward the end of December for thousands of years, with most of the celebrations linked somehow to the “return” of the sun — the longer periods of daylight that begin on the Winter Solstice December 21.

Which is why the triumphant, even defiant slogan “Jesus is the reason for the season” – seen this time of year on buttons, T-shirts and bumper stickers and heard from those who grouse that secular society is at war with Christmas— is so irritating.

A cynic with more energy than I have ought to create“Marduk is the reason for the season” banners in honor of the beloved Zagmuk story.

Read the whole post here. It’ll be a great conversation starter over the ham and mashed potatoes at Nana’s house Sunday.

I can’t speak for everyone on staff at American Aftermath, but as for Mr. Zorn’s thesis, I can’t imagine you’d see much disagreement on our end.

REV 16:8 Recording Third Album Next June

Not sure why Rev 16:8 would already announce that they will be entering the Endarker Studio in Norrköping in just over seven months, on June 3rd, but they have and I won’t argue because this band is amazing. The Swedish black metal menace will be recording the new album with Magnus ‘Devo’ Andersson of Marduk. Other than that, there is no further information available. You can pick up the bands last album, Ashlands which was released in April via AFM Records. Until then, enjoy this.

Three Bands Leave Regain Records In Less Than A Week?

A few days ago I posted about Marduk leaving Reprise and a few days before that Dark Funeral left Regain Records also. I thought it was a coincidence until I learned that Ragnarok, the Norwegian black metal monster, had also left Regain Records. One of the comments on the Marduk post that Regain having some financial issues and I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I can’t find anything on the situation other than GunShyAssassin’s post about the delay the Gorgoroth re-release. So is Regain going under? Or are they just too cheap to pony up the dough? Hell if I know, but I no longer think this is a coincidence. Here is a statement from Ragnarok on the situation:

“We confirm that Ragnarok is ending its collaboration with Regain Records and no further albums will be released on the label. We are currently in the process of looking at various offers from labels, but no decision has yet been taken, and if any labels are interested in working with the band they are more than welcome to contact us via our management at patriciathomas@btinternet.com.”

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

MARDUK Leaves Label, Announces String of Festival Dates!

A few days ago Marduk, the Swedish black metallers announced that they had parted ways with Regain Records. I’m not sure why, I don’t know if any official press release was ever released or anything. Maybe they just wanted to see other people? Fuck if I know. All I have to go on is the following statement by the band:

“From today Marduk and Blooddawn Productions have ended their cooperation with Regain Records. New working partner will be presented within the nearest future. We can also announce a late added festival. Marduk will headline the Firebox Metal Festival in Finland on the 30th of September. More info in the tour section! Let the bloodshed begin…

“Its with great enthusiasm we can announce that Marduk will participate on the Hatefest during December. Featuring Triptykon, Kataklysm among others. The festival package will also be appearing at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting during its december march. There will be 17 dates of the blackest hate delivered by the Panzer Division known as Marduk.

“After finishing the tour Marduk will be entering the studio to begin the recording of their 12th studio album.”

~R. Gnarly//#BlackMetalSunday

Morning Jams: BLACK METAL SUNDAY

Good mourning, all. How are we feeling on this fine day of tragedy? It’s hard to believe that it’s actually been ten years since a bunch of terrorists hopped on a few planes and made sure they went down in the history books as the biggest assholes to ever step on American soil. I am not a political person, so I’m not going to go into some kind of rant, so how about we just get to the playlist?

Earlier this year I Reviewed Marduk’s latest album and I wasn’t really into it. There is just something about it that didn’t sit right with me. To be honest, I haven’t listened to it again since my review, but I have been listening to other records by the band. the one I’ve been listening to in particular? Panzer Division Marduk. This is my favorite of Marduk's releases and for good reason: it fucking shreds. I have picked this morning's playlist from some of my favorite tracks on Panzer Division. Sit back and enjoy.

~R. Gnarly

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Morning Jams: Punk Covers Mixtape

Hello. How did everyone sleep? Hopefully this morning’s playlist will help you wake up. I chose these tracks personally and it took me a bit to remember all of the tracks I wanted to use. All of these tracks are covers of older punk and hardcore bands done in each band’s own style. I hope you all enjoy this playlist.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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Todays Jam: Black Metal Sunday

I want to start off by saying that I am sorry there were no post yesterday or most of today. Yesterday was pretty hectic. I worked a twelve hour shift at work, came home and immediately crashed. I worked a six and a half hour shift today and then had errands to run, but I plan on making up for not posting by getting a lot done tonight. Hopefully.

Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter then you should know that today I made a lot of Tweets with hash tag “BlackMetalSunday.” What is Black Metal Sunday, you ask? Well, today I chose to listen to nothing but black metal. Not only was it great to listen to, but it generated a lot of strange looks in my direction all day. It was great. I thought I would make you a playlist for what I listened to today. It’s a pretty fantastic playlist if I say so myself.

I started off with one of my favorite black metal bands, Endstille. Raw, aggressive and pure-fucking-evil black metal. Love it. [Continue Reading]

Review: Marduk – “Iron Dawn EP”

By: Ross Gnarly

“Warschau 2 – Headhunter Halfmoon” opens with a blaring siren and a furious attack ensues. The music is fast and brutal. In the vein of your typical black metal but with less atmosphere and more of a death metal vibe. The vocals are very strange. I’m not sure what it is about them, just doesn’t sit right with me. The music is more than promising, however. I love everything except for that siren that keeps popping up. The vocals are alright, just not something I’m digging 100%. I love the riffing. It has a very trashy aspect to it as well. The drumming is a full on melee of blast beats that I am loving. Since I have never really been a big Marduk fan, I can’t honestly judge this compared to past material. I listened to the band here and there over the years, but not enough to make a fair comparison. Over all, not bad.    [Continue Reading]

Who’s On The Road and Where They Gon’ Be.

There seem to be an ass load of bands on tour nowadays. The  Acacia Strain kicked off the To Catch a Predatour with The Red Chord, the Contortionist, Terror and Gaza, Danzig’s coveted Blackest of The Black Tour (featuring Marduk, Toxic Holocaust, Possessed and Withered. Skeletonwitch are out with Landmine Marathon and Withered for The North American Skullsplitter Tour and then with Job For a Cowboy and Misery Index in December. There are so many amazing bands out on the road, it’s fucking crazy.

Cannibal Corpse w/ Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment

11/05 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge
11/06 Charleston, SC Charleston Oasis
11/07 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
11/08 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater
11/09 Nashville, TN Exit In
11/10 Lexington, KY Buster’s
11/11 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s
11/12 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
11/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/14 Madison, WI The Annex
11/16 Columbus, OH Skully’s
11/17 Williamsville, NY Infinity
11/18 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/19 New York, NY Santos Party House
11/20 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
11/21 Washington DC, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
11/22 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

Goatwhore w/ Watain and Black Anvil

11/06 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls
11/07 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
11/08 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
11/12 Portland, OR Branx (Loveland)
11/13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
11/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
11/16 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
11/17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
11/18 San Diego, CA Ruby Room
11/19 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky
11/20 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
11/21 El Paso, TX Club 101
11/22 Dallas, TX The Loft
11/23 Austin, TX Emo’s
11/24 Houston, TX Numbers
11/26 Metairie, LA The Bar
11/27 Orlando, FL Back Booth
11/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/30 Baltimore, MD Sonar
12/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
12/02 New York, NY Santos Party House
12/03 Montreal, QB Les Foufounes Electriques
12/04 Toronto, ON The Opera House

Dawn of Ashes, Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved and Blood Red Throne

11/05 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/06 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/07 Towson, MD Recher Theater
11/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/13 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/15 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
11/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/21 Vancouver, B.C. Rickshaw Theater
11/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/26 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
11/27 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater
11/28 San Francisco, CA The Regency Grand Ballroom
11/30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/01 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
12/02 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
12/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
12/04 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
12/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/07 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/12 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12/13 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

And on top of the gnarly North American tours, Europe will be seeing some sick shit coming up. Including:

Coliseum, Bison BC and Kvelertak

07/11/10 – CZ – Prague – 007
08/11/10 – DE – München – Feierwerk
09/11/10 – DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
10/11/10 – DK – Copenhagen – Beta
12/11/10 – NO – Oslo – Garage
13/11/10 – SE – Stockholm – Cafe 44
14/11/10 – DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
15/11/10 – DE – Giessen – MuK
16/11/10 – NL – Venlo – Perron 55
17/11/10 – UK – London – Underworld
18/11/10 – UK – Stoke on Trent – Sugarmill
19/11/10 – UK – Glasgow – Ivory Black
20/11/10 – UK – Leeds – The Well
21/11/10 – UK – Norwich – The Marquee
22/11/10 – NL – Tilburg – 013
23/11/10 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
25/11/10 – DE – Karlsruhe – Jubez w/Shrinebuilder
26/11/10 – FR – Paris – Glazart
27/11/10 – BE – Brugges – Thope
28/11/10 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
29/11/10 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
30/11/10 – IT – Milano – Magnolia
01/12/10 – IT – Bologna – Locomotiv
02/12/10 – AT – Vienna – Shelter
03/12/10 – DE – Rosswein – Juha
04/12/10 – DE – Essen – Julius-Leber-Haus

As I Lay Dying and Heaven Shall Burn (Suicide Silence are openers. Dew-Scented on some dates)

04/11/10 – CH – Zürich – Volkshaus
05/11/10 – IT – Cervia – Rock Planet
06/11/10 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
07/11/10 – DE – Nürnberg – Löwensaal
08/11/10 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
09/11/10 – FR – Paris – Le Trabendo
10/11/10 – LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
11/11/10 – DE – München – Tonhalle / + DEW-SCENTED
12/11/10 – DE – Cologne – E-Werk / + DEW-SCENTED
13/11/10 – DE – Stuttgart – Longhorn LKA / + DEW-SCENTED
14/11/10 – DE – Münster – Skaters Palace / + DEW-SCENTED
15/11/10 – DE – Berlin – Astra / + DEW-SCENTED
16/11/10 – SE – Gothenburg – Brew House
17/11/10 – SE – Stockholm – Hovet
19/11/10 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
21/11/10 – SE – Malmö – KB Halle
22/11/10 – DE – Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit / + DEW-SCENTED
23/11/10 – DE – Leipzig – Werk 2 / + DEW-SCENTED
24/11/10 – BE – Antwerpen – Trix
25/11/10 – UK – Norwich – Waterfront Hall
26/11/10 – UK – London – Koko
27/11/10 – UK – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
28/11/10 – UK – Manchester – Academy 2
29/11/10 – UK – Glasgow – The Garage
30/11/10 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation

Six Feet Under w/ Lies, Disbelief and Hastur

12/01 Köln, DE Essigfabrik
12/02 Adelsheim, DE Live Factory
12/03 Berlin, DE K 17
12/04 Glauchau, DE Alte Spinnerei
12/05 Cham, DE L.A.
12/06 Ljubljana, SI Gala Hala Metelkova
12/07 Vienna, AT Szene
12/09 Graz, AT Explosiv
12/10 Aigen, AT Kikas
12/11 Bischofswerda, DE East Club
12/12 Kassel, DE Kulturfabrik Salzmann

The Ocean and Anathema

11/09 Vevey, CH Rocking Chair
11/10 Pratteln, CH Z7
11/11 Bologna, IT Estragon
11/12 Rome, IT Alpheus
11/13 Treviso, IT New Age
11/14 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali
11/15 Zagreb, HR Boogaloo Club
11/16 Graz, AT Listhalle
11/17 Vienna, AT Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, HU Diesel Club
11/21 Belgrade, RS Akademija
11/22 Bratislava, SK Randall
11/23 Prague, CZ Rock Café

 

And so much more. Be sure to go out and see your favorite bands on tour this fall and winter!