Epic Californian Entombed-worshipers Skinfather will release their new album None Will Mourn next week via Streetcleaner Records, a label created by Nails front man Todd Jones. I can tell you right now, this album DESTROYS and if you don’t believe me, check out Eric’s review of the album here. Trust me, you need this record in your life. Continue reading
Situated by membership and sound in the context of contemporary rising Southern California hardcore, Skinwalker walk the edge along with bands like Power Trip as niche groups prominent among the hardcore underground but not yet broken in the mainstream of their appropriate genres. While the latter Power Trip has found its corner amongst the hardcore world with recent success beyond following the release of their latest record, the approaching three-year career of Skinfather seems to have walked the path of stagnation, having under their belt but two EPs and a record of inconsistent touring with prominence overshadowed by their peers, by the genre disconnect among their main fanbase. 2014 brings Skinfather’s debut record, None Will Mourn, to the front by way of Todd Jones of Nails’s label Streetcleaner Records. Continuing the group’s evolutionary incline towards a more expansive death metal style whilst refining their hardcore assault, None Will Mourn is definitely the group’s finest work to date and just may be the group’s breakout record. Continue reading
Southern California’s Skinfather have announced the details surrounding their pending debut full length album. The album will bear the title None Will Mourn and will see a release on April 22nd through Todd Jones of Nails’ label, Streetcleaner Records. The new effort was engineered by Nails’ Taylor Young and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Below you can find the album’s artwork, track listing, and the band’s forthcoming tour dates with Nails. You can also stream the band’s previous material at their Bandcamp page.
Nails have announced a handful of headlining West Coast tour dates that will commence at the beginning of May. Support on the tour will come from the likes of Iron Lung, Bone Sickness and Skinfather. Nails will also make an appearance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA as well as travel to Europe this Summer. All tour dates can be found after the break.
Hello again, fellow Aftermathers! My prolonged absence from the American Aftermath world officially ends NOW with this penultimate annual post, a small but personally necessary pittance to the plentiful albums and artists that sustained me throughout this most bountiful year in extreme music. The following thirty item list reflects full-length albums only with an aural adherence to the hardcore and powerviolence realms as per my listening habits this year. A ton of awesome death metal revivals as well as resurgences from other notables in the general metal realm happened this year (Gorguts, Carcass, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ulcerate etc.) of which I listened(or rather actively listened) to practically NONE. I simply wasn’t feeling it at this year and intend to return to survey these releases at another time. Thanks to the Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane “The Machine” Oliver, and Josh Huddleston, the bands and musicians, and last but not least, you, the readers! Peep the list after the jump. Continue reading
This has been an amazing year for music. Not just metal, but a great year for all styles and genres. I have enjoyed so many different styles of music this year as well as many, many artists within each style and it was a real pain for me to make this list. I keep this list simply to full-length albums (or LPs, kids). I used to keep it strictly metal when it came to this list and I would weed out rock for its own list, but this year I included non-metal stuff on my list as well. Not a lot of non-metal, but some nonetheless. Continue reading
Ahoy, Gnargonauts! It’s that time of week again. I’m gonna call it a day on posting and do a little maintenance on the site, adding new buttons and shit, so I leave you with this really rad playlist. This is probably one of the most diverse playlists I’ve done in a while, so I hope you enjoy. We got some Volcano Choir, Nails, Have Heart, Demilich and many more. As usual, this playlist is over three hours. So clear your schedule, sit back and enjoy. Thanks for tuning in this week kids.
The hardcore outfit and opening act on select dates of Godflesh’s upcoming tour, Nails, tweeted earlier today that the tour has been postponed and rescheduled for the Spring. A venue, Oakland’s Metro Opera House, has confirmed that issues stems from Godflesh not being able to secure Visas. More info and an official statement are expected to follow.
UPDATED 10/12/2013: Justin Broadrick offered an official statement via his Facebook page:
Making lists always makes my head hurt and this year’s massive inventory of beautiful releases isn’t making that any easier. With my “to-check-out” list filled to the brim, I have to say that I took a bit more relaxed stance to music discovery this year and enjoyed select releases over extremely long durations of listen rather than hunt down and chronicle as many good albums as I could. The albums in the list below here are those releases. Give them a thorough listen before the end of the year if you can. Continue reading
Stop your mouth-breathing right now! Put away your Fleshlights and drop the coffee cups! Now is the time of your reckoning. Lane recently reviewed Nails‘ latest album Abandon All Life and you can now listen to this bastard in full! This is definitely not something you’d want to pass up. Continue reading
By Lane Oliver
Perhaps you can recall that classic 80’s anti-drug PSA in which the human brain on drugs is compared to an egg frying in a skillet. Well I am certain that is not your brain on drugs, but your brain on Nails; reduced to mush. The ultra violent crusty hardcore purveyors are back with ten new tracks of stunning brutality that arouse the inner hate-filled beast in all of us. Just as I had expected, Nails do not screw around on Abandon All Life.
Southern California’s finest in hardcore bludgeoning: Nails, Xibalba, and Early Graves are set to embark on a nine date trek across Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada starting late April and extending towards early May. I’m pretty sure these are the kinds of show people enter without ever knowing if they are coming back. Look out for Nails’s upcoming LP, Abandon All Life out March 19th via Southern Lord Records and pick up Xibalba’s excellent Hasta La Muerte and Early Grave’s Red Horse out now via Southern Lord Records and No Sleep Records respectively. Peep the full tour circuit and details courtesy of GlueHC after the jump. Continue reading
We here at American Aftermath HQ are all patiently awaiting the release of Nails’ new record, Abandon All Life (April 1st). We’ve already heard our first taste of new Nails in the form of “God’s Cold Hands” and now we have been treated to TWO new crushing tracks. The first is the album’s title track, which can be downloaded for free at Southern Lord Records’ site. It’s a speedy little metallic chug fest that will leave you bleeding profusely. The next track is the nearly four minute “Wide Open Wound”, which can be streamed over at Terrorizer or after the jump below. It seems that every hardcore record nowadays just HAS to have a slower, sludgier number. I personally wish some bands would come up with something else for a change. But that aside, this track is pretty damn massive. It’s just sludgy, blasphemous breakdown after breakdown in a dangerous procession. Both tracks are pretty solid so check them out.
I think it’s safe to say that all of us here at American Aftermath like to jam a little Nails every now and then. It’s also safe to say that all of us here are anxious to hear their second LP, Abandon All Life, which comes out on March 19th via Southern Lord. Well it looks like the Pitchfork crew are teasing us with the first song to be released from the upcoming record, “God’s Cold Hands”. This three minute song is just massive sounding and is full of that crushing, noisy D-beat haberdashery that we come to know and love about this kind of music. Check out the killer track now and peep the album’s track listing and their upcoming Spring tour dates with Xibalba and Early Graves below!
Hardcore/metal stalwarts Twitching Tongues, whom I was introduced to last year, are planning a slew of things for 2013. The band has announced a new full-length, a split with Wisdom In Chains as well as a short tour with the likes of Nails, Death Threat and Incendiary. Sounds like loads of fun, eh kids? Continue reading