Seething Ovation: GRAVE MIASMA Streaming New Track

Filth-ridden British death metal act Grave Miasma, who are planning to release their new album next month, have just unleashed a monster of a new track. This blistering hunk of death metal is phenomenally crafted and loaded down with distortion, pain and misery. I mean, of course it is. It’s fucking Grave Miasma! Check out the new track “Ovation To A Thousand Lost Reveries” below. You’ll love it.     Continue reading

Bummer Alert: ALTAR OF PLAGUES Calls It A Day

First we lost A Life Once Lost and now we’ve lost Altar Of Plagues, both called it quits after releasing incredible albums, the latter of which is in the running for one of my favorite albums of the year. Teethed Glory And Injury is a stunning black metal release by a band who knows what the hell they are were doing. James Kelly, the bands vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist, has released a statement, in which he tells the world that Altar of Plagues is no more.       Continue reading

Glory And Decay: ALTAR OF PLAGUES Streaming New Album

Altar Of Plagues are one of the most fascinating bands I have ever gotten into. These Irish black metallers have blown me away ever since I heard their debut album and each of their subsequent releases since. The band is prepping the release of their new album Teethed Glory And Injury and in anticipation of it’s release, the band is currently streaming this beautiful release! Click through to find out where!     Continue reading

God Alone: ALTAR OF PLAGUES Releases New Music Video + Album Details

This is another case of “I-don’t-know-what’s-going-on-in-this-video” for me. What am I talking about? Why, the new music video from Ireland’s blackened visionaries Altar of Plagues. This video is fucking odd, but the song is beyond spectacular. Check out the video after the jump.     Continue reading

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.