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]
By Lane Oliver
It’s been eight grueling years since members of Isis, Converge, Cave In and Zozobra released music under the infamous moniker, Old Man Gloom. Fans of the band were teased throughout the year with the prospect that OMG might release new music this year. In June they finally delivered onto us their new record entitled NO. In hindsight the album should have been called YES because that is what you will be saying over and over in euphoric bliss when you listen to this thing.
This is the moment you have all been waiting for! Old Man Gloom’s highly anticipated new record, NO, will be released officially tomorrow. But thankfully the album is streaming right now on bandcamp! Check out this stellar release below! If you don’t enjoy it then fuck you.
I am sure Lane hasn’t been online today otherwise this post would have already been up. Lane isn’t the only fan of Old Man Gloom around here though. I fucking love this band and I, like a lot of people, have been patiently waiting for their new album NO. Lane posted about the first single off of this album called “Common Species” and I am glad to let you know that another new track called “To Carry The Flame” which you can listen to in the widget below.
This track is fucking intense and if you have been even a little bit excited about this new album, this song should bump you up to the “fuck yeah, holy shit” level. Check out both new Old Man Gloom songs below and get FUCKING PUMPED! NO will be released next Tuesday via Hydra Head Records.
Zozobra (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Isis) are due to enter Brooklyn’s Translator Audio next month to record their new record. The band will be working with Andrew Schneider and will release the effort sometime in the fall via Brutal Panda Records. Frontman Caleb Scofield (also of Cave In) had this to say: