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
Sumac, the new project featuring Isis‘ Aaron Turner and Baptists‘ Nick Yacyshyn (and features bass work from Russian Circles‘ Brian Cook), have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album The Deal over at Noisey. The new track is the nine-minute “Thorn In The Lion’s Paw” and it is, to quote Noisey, heavier than a bag of hammers. The track starts off with creeping piano chords that set the stage for a huge, lurching riff to come into view. As the song progresses, the instrumentation picks up pace and becomes sludgier and more volatile (much like that of sister band Old Man Gloom) and eventually ends in a piano-accompanied, noisy yet melodic dirge. Just check it out for yourself over at Noisey now.
The Deal will be released on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE.
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.
According to a recent Facebook update, Old Man Gloom( Isis, Converge, Cave In, etc) are in the studio as we speak working on new music. This new material, whatever it may be, will be hot on the heels of last year’s NO. I know you are excited for the impending awesomeness, so, take a moment to listen to NO after the break to prepare yourself.
Zozobra’s (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, etc) new record, Savage Masters, officially hits the shelves on April 2nd. But who wants to wait until then to jam this thing? Lambgoat sure doesn’t want to wait, so they are stream the new six track album in full now! The album is rather brief but crushing all the same. Check out this badass affair right now and pre-order it either here or here.
According to Aaron Turner’s (Isis, Hydra Head) blog, the fellows over at Daymare Recordings have remastered Old Man Gloom’s first four albums! These reissues (CD only at the moment) have been given a nice makeover with revamped artwork and was remastered by James Plotkin and stuffed with bonus live material. These albums include Meditations in B, Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism, Seminar III: Zozobra, and Christmas. You can purchase these fine reissues over at this location. Check that out now!
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.
It looks as if Zozobra (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, etc) will release their first album since 2008’s Birds of Prey on April 2nd this year. Savage Masters is the title of the new effort and it will feature six brand new tracks, one of which can be streamed below. The Andrew Schneider produced record is intended to be their most straight forward and heaviest release to date and judging by the first single, “Black Holes”, I believe it. Check out the two minute beast, pre-order information and track listing below.
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.
Prior to their short run of dates in Japan, Converge and Old Man Gloom are planning to devastate Australia and New Zealand in February. I would kill to be at one of these shows so I will have to live vicariously through you Australian and Japanese readers…if you even exist! Check out the scheduled dates as well as a song from each band below.
Converge and Old Man Gloom are slated to play together in Japan in February. The two bands will play three shows total which include:
02/19 Shibuya, JAP – Club Quattro
02/20 Imaike, JAP – Bottom Line
02/21 Umeda, JAP – Akaso
Oh if only this tour was in the US instead. Sad face. Converge’s All We Love We Leave Behind and Old Man Gloom’s NO are available now.
[via The PRP]