MUTILATION RITES Announce Tour Dates This Spring

NYC black metal horde Mutilation Rites will be hitting the road this spring with support from Mantar. The trek will see Mutilation Rites hit up SXSW and will wrap up in good ole Canada. You can check out all of the dates below and see where you will be seeing some sickening black metal and filthy sludge. This is most definitely something you want to see.     Continue reading

PRIMITIVE MAN Announce March Tour

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.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: TRAP THEM Vs. ALL PIGS MUST DIE

Back during SXSW 2011, Thrasher Magazine and Converse shoes put on their yearly Death Match showcase; this year the headlining act was Trap Them. Due to an incident the prior day where All Pigs Must Die set was cut, Trap Them was nice enough to give up half of their set to APMD, but instead of cutting the set short, Trap Them just let APMD set up their gear on stage with TT’s and perform in between Trap Them songs! It was a pretty sweet event and lucky for you guys, I was there to capture it on an SD card.

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Announce Spring Tour

The groove metallers in A Life Once Lost have announced a handful of Spring tour dates that will take place in the month of March. The band will be supported on select dates by Author & Punisher and Encrust. If you will be attending SXSW be sure to be on the look out for these guys as they will be in Austin, Texas the entire week. Check out the scheduled dates and a track from their latest record, Ecstatic Trance, below.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: Watch Pretty Much All Of T.R.A.M’s Only Performance

 

Instrumental jazzy prog band T.R.A.M originally seemed like they were going to make big waves in the undergound music pool, but  now are slowly fading into another forgotten studio project. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this group, the band consists of Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies)and Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (The Mars Volta). To date, T.R.A.M have only played one show.

The only show the group ever played, they headlined and it was a free event during SXSW 2011′ that featured The Faceless and Meek Is Murder. I was lucky enough to attend this show and bootlegged 3 out of the four songs they played. Continue after the jump to watch almost the entire set from the progressive super group (it includes some Eric Moore drum cam style footage).

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American Aftermath Exclusive: Watch EARTH CONTROL (Owen Hart) Perform during SXSW ’11

In honor of the news that the wonderful Earth Control will soon be releasing new music, I am going to share a few videos of the band performing at SXSW in 2011. Featured above is a video from the very first time I ever saw the band Owen Hart (now known as Earth Control). In the video the band performs the song “Methlaham” to about 20 people at a Brooklynvegan showcase. Overall it was a good performance but honestly, it’s kind of hard to rage to a band at 11am….

The video below is of the band playing in some random kids garage. It’s pretty awesome, maybe like four kids there have heard of the group, and yet some how they still manage to make the crowd mosh hard enough to short the power out…. At both shows I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to chat with the band’s vocalist for quite some time. He is a stand up dude. Ah, good times..

 

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American Aftermath Exclusive: Watch TRAP THEM & ALL PIGS MUST DIE Perform In Some Kids Garage

A few years back, I attended SXSW in Austin, TX and was looking for a show on twitter when I saw Trap Them tweeted about how they were going to be playing a house show later that night. Needless to say, I attended said show and even got there hours before any decent bands were scheduled to play. The show was in some random hipster kids garage and was nothing but local Austin acts, but since it was SXSW and there were tons of bands looking for a place to play, the show became pretty epic, pretty fast.

Not only did Trap Them agree to play, but so did Owen Hart Earth Control, Touche Amore, Gaza and All Pigs Must Die… So after waiting through all the shitty locals, Owen Hart and Touche went on, then it was a few more hours of waiting before anyone notable played. By this time, it’s getting to be pretty late and by pretty late I mean 2am, and Trap Them, Gaza and All Pigs Must Die have yet to play.

So in order to speed things up and allow enough time for everyone to perform, Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die decided to set up both their equipment at the same time and play dueling sets! After Trap Them’s first song, ironically, the police show up and try to shut the show down before All Pigs Must Die can play one song. The police were not immediately successful in shutting the show and APMD had the balls to play another song before cops could pull the power. The videos of this event are embedded above and below. I hope you enjoy yourself almost a fraction of what I did filming them. Have a nice weekend.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: CODE ORANGE KIDS Performing At SXSW ’12

 

Featured above is a video of Code Orange Kids performing Coast at SXSW this past year. The odd part about the showcase in the video above is that it wasn’t a hardcore show… COK’s were playing with Hellogoodbye and Great Big Pile Of Leaves… What the fuck, right? Well they did end up destroying the place and pushing all the indie hipsters and little girls into the other room. It was rad.

The video below is COK’s final show at SXSW. It’s a collective of songs from two of their albums. Shit ruled. Check it out –

 

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American Aftermath Exclusive: AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR Performing At SXSW ’12

 

During March of this year while in Austin, TX for SXSW, I was lucky enough to catch Irish instrumental band And So I Watch You From Afar twice in one day. It was pretty rad, I’m not gonna lie. Prior to seeing them, I had only listened to them a handful of times. I actually went to see them because there were no other shows going on at the time and I actually knew who they were.

Turns out it was a great decision because they were extremely good live. I was very impressed by not only how tight they were together, but by their stage presence too. The videos featured in this article were shot at the Sargent House Records showcase. The video above the band playing 7 Billion People All Alive At Once and the one at the bottom was the set closer, Guitar Set Kill.

 

— Josh Huddleston

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American Aftermath Exclusive: EARLY GRAVES Performing At SXSW ’12

In march of this year while in Austin, TX for SXSW ’12, I had the opportunity of seeing one of my favorite current bands, Early Graves, four times in a week. The video above is of a new song titled “Misery, Let Me Be“. It was performed during first show at SXSW as a part of Metalblade records showcase. This was my first time to see the band since the untimely death of their former singer Mahk Daniels (RIP). At first I was a little apprehensive at what the band might sound like with Jon from The Funeral Pyre on vocals, but he far exceeded my exceptions and ended up killing it.

The video below is of their final song from their final show at SXSW. It’s Early Graves performing the title track off of Goner. It’s a ripper, check this shit the out.

— Josh Huddleston

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