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
Richmond, VA hardcore outfit Naysayer have released a video for the track “Infiltrator” off of their 2011 debut LP, Laid To Rest. Despite the track’s oldness, it’s good to see that the group is not dead. Hopefully, their on and off tour schedule and here and there updates signal imminent material. Peep the David Wood(Down To Nothing, Terror) directed video below which includes live shot and behind the scenes footage from the group’s 2012 European tour with Terror and Brutality Will Prevail.
Los Angeles metalcore heavyweights Terror have announced dates for an upcoming October tour alongside Toronto punk group Fucked Up, Pittsburgh experimental hardcore act Code Orange Kids and Dallas crossover maniacs Power Trip. Peep the dates and details above and be sure to catch Terror on their remaining dates on the All Stars Tour.
The official touring schedule for this year’s All Stars Tour have been officially announced. This tour will bring together Every Time I Die, Stray from the Path, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Iwrestledabearonce, Terror, For all those Sleeping, Capture the Crown, Dayshell, Volumes (from 7/26-8/11) and Struc/tures (from 7/19-25th and 8/12-17th) for a massive summer tour. Check out the full schedule below.
Well, if you know Terror, then you know Terror. The bands music hasn’t really changed much over the years. It’s still enjoyable, but it leaves little to the imagination. I hate to say this because I have liked Terror for a long time, but it’s the truth. The band has recently released a new music video through Scion A/V. You can peep said video below. Continue reading
LA hardcore veterans Terror have recently debuted the video for the title track of their upcoming LP, Live By The Code. The song as usual is standard solid Terror output: riff-heavy, mosh-worthy hardcore laced with metallic tendencies while the video is a live-shot black and white scenario full of stage dives, gang vocals, and cool slow motion moments. Live By The Code comes out April 9th via Victory Records and Reaper Records(you should pick up Turnstile’s upcoming EP, Step 2 Rhythm too!). Peep the video below. Continue reading
The new This is Hell EP, The Enforcer, was officially released on Tuesday. For those of you who want to give the record a good ol’ test run, PropertyOfZack is offering a full stream of the four song EP. Be sure to check out these Long Island punks on the road in April with Every Time I Die and Terror. You can view those tour dates below. Also, pick up the EP at this location.
The title of the post says it all, hardcore purists, Terror, have inked a deal with Victory records to release the groups forthcoming album, “Live By The Code“. One might ask why this is classified as a WTF moment, and I’d be quick to respond with “it’s not 1998 anymore”.
Over the past year or so, Terror’s front man, Scott Vogel, has been very vocal about what is hardcore and who has abandoned this sacred genre/lifestyle. Ironically enough, he forgot to mention Tony Victory, owner of Victory Records, who in the past has been accused of stealing money from or not reimbursing his band. This is also a man who hasn’t signed a hardcore band since Comeback Kid or some shit like that.
Anyway, I just find it rather ironic that mr. hardcore signed a deal with the man who brought us Hawthorne Heights. If you continue past the jump, you can read Vogel’s rationalization for this move. Although after reading it, I still stick by my statement that it is no longer 1998. Continue reading
Hot off the trails of their debut full length, Love Is Love//Return To Dust , the Pennsylvanian hardcore maniacs in Code Orange Kids are poised to support Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror and New York hardcore veterans H2O along with the groovy New York Backtrack for a full 29 date tour across the U.S. The legendary Bane as well as Maine-based metallic hardcore act Cruel Hand are expected to guest on select dates. Peep the full details below. Continue reading
The Black N Blue Takeover (hosted Tuesdays 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time on East Village Radio) are set to debut the new track “Hard Lessons” by L.A. hardcore heavyweights, Terror, sometime around now. Alongside, Rhode Island hardcorers Reason To Fight are also checked in and will be streaming some tracks off of their upcoming LP, Dedicated To Nothing. There will also be giveaway packages by Reaper Records. TUNE IN FUCKING NOW HERE and be sure to pre-order Terror’s new EP here.
Serving as the precursor to their upcoming full length, Live By The Code, “Hard Lessons” is the latest single being put out by Los Angeles hardcore veterans, Terror, through premiere hardcore label, Reaper Records. Stream a live video of “Hard Lessons” below(thanks to YouTube user, MyWifeHateCod) and pre-order the record in its various packages, here. Continue reading
Legendary hardcore band Strife have made another track off their upcoming album “Witness A Rebirth” available for streaming. The new song, Show No Mercy, is a pretty killer track. it’s got everything you could want in a hardcore song; d-beats, mosh riffs and gang vocals. I can’t wait for Witness A Rebirth to drop and for Strife to tour. I know they are or used to be a straight edge band but I can’t wait to get wasted and stage dive to these new tracks.
As if a new song wasn’t enough, the group has also posted their second in-studio update. This time around you see Iggor Cavalera tracking more drums as well as little bit of bass and vocal tracking. You can watch the second part of the three part series Making Of Witness The Rebirth after the jump.
Todd Jones‘s (ex-Terror) hardcore juggernauts, Nails, have finished writing for their forthcoming Southern Lord debut “Abandon All Life” and are currently set to enter Kurt Ballou‘s Godcity Studio in December to start the recording process. In the meantime, Southern Lord will be (re)releasing their previous album “Obscene Humanity” but as a three song 7″ in.
The 7″ in will feature the songs “Obscene Humanity“, “Confront Them” and “Lies“. These three songs were re-recorded by the band during their “Unsilent Death” sessions, but were not featured on that album for some reason. As of now, the “Obscene Humanity” seven-inch release date is still TBA, but it should hit the streets some time in October.
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Witness the rebirth of hardcore legends as Strife have begun documenting the recording process for their first album in over a decade, “Witness A Rebirth“. This drum tracking video is the first in a three-part series. In it, you will see Strife guitarist explaining how the band got back together and the band traveling to Brazil to work on the album with Igor Cavalera.
Yep, you read that shit right. Strife is recording in Igor’s studio with Igor on drums and Nick Jett from Terror handling production. Witness a Rebirth is being set up to be one of the biggest hardcore releases of the decade, I wonder if it’ll be worth the hype.
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