So Cold, So Cvlt: New Albums From BELL WITCH And DOOMSDAY Now Streaming

I can’t count how many times I have praised the good people of CVLT Nation for constantly posting amazing, dark music. At least a few times a week I find something new and astonishing on that site and I fucking love it. Recently the site premiered full album streams by Seattle’s Bell Witch and Chicago’s Doomsday. Both, fucking incredible releases from two very, very different bands. If your in the mood to start your day with some crusty death metal and/or crushing doom, this is your lucky day. Continue reading

PALLBEARER And ENSLAVED Announce North American Tour

Metal legends Enslaved and doom stalwarts Pallbearer have announce that they will be hitting the road together in late January and February for a 20-date tour of North America. This tour should not only be highly anticipated, but fucking destructive. Both bands excel in their own genre and the difference in style should make for a fantastic show. It has been announced that Ancient VVisdom will be tagging along as support for the entire tour. You can see the dates after the jump. Continue reading

Years Past Matter: KRALLICE Offer Update On New Album To Be Released Next Month

Krallice has just released the above information via their Facebook page. In case the image doesn’t show up, here the text of the message:

We have finished our fourth album, “Years Past Matter” and will self-release CD and digital formats in late August. Vinyl on Gilead Media shortly thereafter.

Well, this is some exciting news for fans of Krallice and their brand of black metal in general. The band released not only their third full-length album last year but also an EP of Orphan cover songs and an exclusive Rorschach cover for Decibel Magazine’s Flexidisc series. So, the band has kept themselves busy recording-wise. We all knew it was only a matter of time before they spat out their next LP, which will apparently be out next month. I am very excite for the released of Years Past Matter as I am a long-standing Krallice fan. This album is sure not to disappoint. Stream the band’s last LP Diotima below to get you excited. Enjoy and you’re welcome for the news.

Frozen Waste, Cold Of Ages: ASH BORER Streaming New Track

Ash Borer are a black metal band hailing from Arcata, California. I am fairly certain I have mentioned them on here before, but if not I apologize. I discovered this band last year when they released their debut self-titled LP (which you can listen to here) and again on their split with Fell Voices. I instantly fell in love with this bands soothing, heralding black metal and I stuck with them, anxiously awaiting their next release.

Well, that release will soon be upon us in the form of Cold Of Ages, which is due out on Profound Lore Records in August. I am so stoked for this album and if anyone at Profound Lore is reading this, please contact me as to set up where to send my promo. You can check out Ash Borer’s new track streaming over at Stereogum. The track is called “Descended Lamentations” and it is the albums first track. It’s so goddamn good. Check it out and then come back here and talk about it in the comments section.

The Road Traveled: LEVIATHAN’s Jef Whitehead Charged, Sentenced To Two Years Probation.

So we all know that last January Jef Whitehead AKA Wrest of Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice and Twilight was charged with sexual assault against his (now) ex-girlfriend. This incident aroused a lot of talk and people wondered what the consequences would be for his actions. Personally, I think the man’s personal life and choices are his own and it doesn’t reflect on his music. Well, that was until he released the latest album under the Leviathan moniker True Traitor, True Whore which was about this incident and those leading up to it.

That album was still amazing.

It was announced today that Jef was found guilty and sentenced to two years of probation. I think this sentence is extremely light considering what went down, but fuck. I’m not a goddamn judge. Jef did have most of his charged (a total of 34) dropped. You can read the full article on Chicago Reader here.

Climbing The Mountain: THE HOWLING WIND Release Album Details, Streaming New Track

Remember back in early April when I posted that studio footage of The Howling Wind? Well, if not, check it out. If you do remember it, then you will be excited to learn that not only have The Howling Wind released the details of their forthcoming album Of Babylon, they have also released a new track titled “The Mountain View.”

This track is fucking amazing. I am seriously in love. I have been a fan of The Howling Wind for quite some time, so any of their music is always welcome. You can check out the album art for Of Babylon at the top of this post, stream the new song below and check out the track listing after the jump. Of Babylon was recorded with Colin Marston and will be released on July 17th via Profound Lore Records.

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Fear In Their Eyes: DAWNBRINGER Streaming New Track

Do you folks remember when I posted about the artwork for the forthcoming Dawnbringer album? Well, now you have something to go along with the amazing cover art: a new song! This new track is called “III” and it’s beautifully crafted and hauntingly heavy. It has Dawnbringer‘s signature sound enhanced by… I’m not exactly sure what. One thing I do know is that this amazing. You can stream this track over at Pitchfork right now. Check it out and loooove it! Into The Lair Of The Sun God will be released on May 29th via Profound Lore Records.

To Fear The Sun God: DAWNBRINGER Release Album Artwork

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American metal unit Dawnbringer are preparing to release their fifth studio album on May 29th via Profound Lore Records and they have released the album artwork for this album, titled Into The Lair Of The Sun God. The artwork was done by Christina Casperson and it looks amazing. The original image I found for the artwork was rather small, but Christina posted it on Dawnbringer‘s Facebook page so I just did a little tweaking and now we have a large image! Check out the artwork above and stream Dawnbringer‘s last offering, Nucleus below.

Creatures Of The Night: HOODED MENACE Mourning Jam

Hello, faithful Aftermathletes. How are we all feeling today? By the time this post goes up I will be long gone. No, I won’t be dead, you crazy kids. I’ll be at work. You see, I have to work in order to pay to keep this website going, you know? If any of you would wish to donate to American Aftermath, you can contact me and discuss it. Of course, we will remain a free website regardless of you donating or not, but sometimes a little extra cash can help.

This isn’t the point of this post, however. No, this post is to start you fuckers off with something to listen to. Today I thought Hooded Menace seemed like an amazing idea for morning tunes. Am I right? You can bet your ass I am. Check out a stream of the Finnish doomster’s sophomore album Never Cross The Dead below. Get fucking fuzzy.

Praise The Redeemer: PALLBEARER Streaming New Track

Wow. I’ve been mentioning Arkansas bands more than normal lately, haven’t I? First there was that post about Jungle Juice and now I’m writing about Pallbearer. Hmm.. No issues here.

Pallbearer are preparing to release their Profound Lore Records debut Sorrow And Extinction on February 21st and thus far the band has unveiled a new song and more recently Brooklyn Vegan started streaming a re-recorded version of the song “Devoid Of Redemption” which was originally released on the band’s 2010 demo. This new track is absolutely crushing. 100% doom, no fillers, no bullshit. I am so stoked to get my hands on this album. Sorrow And Extinction is definitely one of my most anticipated album this year. Check out the new tracks below thanks to Brooklyn Vegan who also have a killer interview up with Pallbearer bassist Joe Rowland. Check it out. Enjoy.

All Natural Doom: PALLBEARER Offering Up Some Grief

Arkansas doom metal entity Pallbearer are currently streaming a track from their forthcoming album Sorrow And Extinction which will be released on February 21st via Profound Lore. I knew Pallbearer were planning to release a new album next year but I had no idea it would be out in February. I am super excited about this. Alongside Pilgrim’s forthcoming record, which will be out next year on Metal Blade Records, Pallbearer are right at the top of my list for most anticipated albums of 2012.

This track is absolutely amazing. Melodic and crushing at the same time. Vocalist Brett Campbell has an extraordinary voice that totally compliments the bands sound. All of you should stop what you’re doing and go listen to “An Offering If Grief” right here. Thanks to Pitchfork for the stream. Dooooooom!

The Largest Silence Known: LUDICRA Morning Ritual On #BlackMetalSunday

Good mourning. No time for an intro or description, although I don’t think this band calls for one. It’s Ludicra, you already know and loved them. If not, continue about your day. If you do know and love this band, then enjoy this morning ritual.

~R. Gnarly//#BlackMetalSunday

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