A389 Records have release a colossal 54 track digital mixtape that can be downloaded for free over at their Bandcamp page. The release features killer tracks from the likes of Full of Hell, Left for Dead, Despise You, Primitive Man, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ringworm and many more. You can stream the mixtape after the break.
Primitive Man are a force to be reckoned with, this has been proved over and over again. The band has now released the first (to my knowledge) NSFW metal video of the year. Of course, I could be wrong and you can correct me in the comments. Among the amazing music, the video features very graphic violence, dismemberment and nudity, which is why it was given it’s raw rating. The video is spectacular and you should check it out immediately. Check out the filth: Continue reading →
From the minds that brought you Primitive Man and Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, comes a new grinding monstrosity hellbent on ruining your day. The dark and dissonant grind ensemble goes by the name Vermin Womb, whose debut EP Permanence is available now at this location. Two of the tracks, “You Know Nothing” and “Bitterness”, have been made available for streaming and can be listened to after the break. The tracks are full of that filthy, noisy, angular grind that made Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire stand out. The bellowing vocals of Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man, Death of Self, CTTTOAFF) also add to the musics vileness, as it has in his other musical works. But, see for yourself below.
Denver’s Primitive Man have announced a slew of North American tour dates that will commence this Summer. The tour is slated to begin in late July and extend through the beginning of August. The band will be joined by Copenhagen’s Hexis throughout the trek. You can check out the dates as they currently stand after the break.
CVLT Nation have premiered the new split 7″ between Primitive Man and Xaphan for your listening pleasure. The split includes Primitive Man’s dissonant siren song “Ties That Bind and Sever” and Xaphan’s surging, crusty beast “Cold Surge”. For the next eight minutes, your sanity will be nonexistent. Head over to CVLT Nation to check it out now and pre-order your copy at this location.
Our favorite nihilistic Denver doom outfit Primitive Man have announced a handful of March U.S tour dates in which they will spread their filth to city (hopefully) near you. The trio’s trek will also include stops at SXSW in Austin, TX. You can see the full schedule after the break and find a stream of their last release, Scorn.
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 →
Hello there! Like my partners in crime, I am here to share my favorite music releases of 2013. I have listened to an ungodly amount of music this year and out of what I had a chance to listen to, these thirty albums/EPs/etc stuck with me well after my first listen. It’s not just heavy music either! I know you don’t care about my opinion, nobody should, but you may find something worth listening to in the following list. Here goes nothing!
Well, folks, Lane and Gnarly would like to apologize for the Summer Of Sludge 2 compilation taking so long and eventually morphing into Autumn Annihilation, but to make up for that little mishap, we have brought you yet another compilation for your streaming and downloading pleasure! We know you love free music as much as we do, so here’s the skinny: We haven’t done a covers compilation in a while, so why not do one that is all encompassing?
We have bands covers music from all across the spectrum and it’s phenomenal. After the jump you can check out the track list and stream Doppelgängers! Continue reading →
This compilation has been months in the making. Originally, this was supposed to be released in late June or early July under the title Summer Of Sludge Vol. 2, but things got crazy, we got busy and the Summer flew by. I am thrilled to finally release the latest American Aftermath digital compilation Autumn Annihilation. After three months of delay, you can now stream and download this compilation for free. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Denver’s elite trio of malevolent doomsayers Primitive Man have announced a handful of Fall shows that will begin early next month. If you feel like having the life ripped from you then I suggest you head out to one the following shows. Check out the dates below and stream their debut album Scorn if you haven’t been graced by its unholiness yet.
Primitive Man (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, etc) have unleashed three new tracks to violate your ear canals. The new Ménage à trois of doom are “Lifetime”, “Innard$” and “I Am Above You”; all of which can be found on the digital deluxe edition of the band’s debut album, Scorn, which can be purchased on Bandcamp. You can stream the entire album with the bonus material after the break if you dare.
House favorite filthy grinders Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire have been destroying minds since 2006 and in that time they have released only two full-length albums in 2008 and 2010. Since the release of 2010’s Songs Of Ill Hope And Desperation, the band has only released the Visceral EP and a split with France’s Nesseria and before that their only official release was their debut EP Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths.
Two of these albums have now been made available to download for free from the band. Which two? You’ll have to check that out after the jump. Continue reading →
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 →