As you guys know, I adore cover songs of all shapes and sizes, especially when they are done well. I also love the band Tombs and everything they do, so when I learned that the band had covered David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” I was over the moon. Not only is the song extremely well done, it is my favorite Bowie tune, which appears in one of my favorite movies The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Check out Tombs rendition of the track as well as their video for it after the jump. Continue reading
My postblackened homies Vattnet Viskar have been on a spree of awesomeness ever since they signed to Century Media last year and released their debut LP. The band is about to embark upon a radical tour of the US alongside Pallbearer and Tombs. If you have any dignity, you better get your asses out to one or more of these shows and support the fuck out of Vattnet Viskar, Pallbearer and Tombs. For real, though. This will be life changing. Check out the dates below. Continue reading
New York-based black metal band Tombs released an amazing album called Savage Gold earlier this year and the band has now released a great music video for a great track. I love the track “Seance” and the music video accompaniment is spectacular. You can check out the video after the jump and be sure to pick up Savage Gold if you haven’t. It’s available now via Relapse Records. Continue reading
After recently completing a North American run with Deafheaven and Wreck and Reference, and with a European trek supporting Yob on the horizon, Pallbearer have announced another string of North American tour dates that will commence in October. Support on most dates of the tour will come from the likes of Tombs and Vattnet Viskar. You can check out all of the upcoming tour dates after the break.
Pallbearer’s Foundations of Burden will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore.
Brooklyn’s Tombs have premiered their highly anticipated follow up to 2011’s Path of Totality, Savage Gold, over at Pitchfork. This is the first record to feature new guitarist Garrett Bussanick and new bassist Ben Brand. New personnel, but the same heavy Tombs. Stream the forthcoming record at Pitchfork while you still can.
Savage Gold will be released on June 10th via Relapse.
Black metal act Tombs have graced our ears a few times already with new material from their forthcoming Savage Gold and now we are getting another tasty dose of the bands unique brand of blackened madness. This time around we get the track “Spiral,” which might be my current favorite track on the new album. It’s raw, it’s vicious and it destroys. Check out the track after the jump and you’ll see what I mean. Continue reading
We’ve already gotten one bite at the new Tombs album and now the band is offering us another. This time around, the band has treated us to the track “Deathripper,” which is pretty rad. For the majority of the track, it’s pretty mellow and haunting but towards the end things really pick up. Check out the track after the jump and get yourself a sweet dose of Tombs. Continue reading
New York metal out fit Tombs will be releasing their new album this June and the band has just dropped a blistering, blackened new track that will take you to the “Edge Of Darkness.” Get it? Well, enough of the puns, you NEED to hear this track. If you don’t do anything else today, get a dose of Tombs after the jump. Continue reading
Tombs have announced the release of their third full length album, Savage Gold. The new outing was produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan and will be released on June 6th (Germany/Benelux), June 9th (UK/World) and June 10th (North America) via Relapse Records. You can check out the album’s cover art, track listing, and forthcoming tour dates after the break. Pre-order information will be released in the coming weeks.
According to a recent Facebook update, Tombs are making great progress with their new record. The band hinted at the possibility of seventy-seven minutes of new music and the possibility of a 4xLP. No word yet on when we will get hear the follow up to 2011’s Path of Totality. Check out the official statement below.
We here at American Aftermath are readying our very own year end lists, to be unleashed this Friday. We have asked some friends and musicians to submit their very own Best of 2012 List, which we will be posting throughout the week and here we go. Read on to find out what members of Tombs, Hooded Menace, Call Of The Void, Jungle Juice and Encrust were jamming to this year. Continue reading
Tombs have released a new track entitled “Ashes” that will be featured on the bonus flexidisc of the October 2012 Issue of Decibel Magazine. The song is very black metal inspired and can be quite crushing. However, I am not too crazy about the vocals. Stream the track below.
I really dig Tombs, Brooklyn’s… Well, very extreme metal band. These dudes cross so many genres that I still haven’t found a good place to label them. I was a big fan of their last album Path Of Totality, although I didn’t get around to listening to it until after year-end lists went live. It’s an amazing record and one song that really stood out to me on that album was “Passageways” and now, thanks to Scion A/V, we have a killer music video to go along with with it.
The video is great, seeing as it’s a standard “band-playing-live” video. Check it out below and enjoy. Tell us what you think in the comments section.
What can I say, 2011 was a very conflicted year for me musically. Sometimes I wanted to gaze off into an abyss and reflect on life with some lo-fi ambient black metal, and other times I wanted to pound ‘Gansetts on a beach listening to Havok with Swayze’s dead body dressed as Bodhi from Point Break (Weekend at Bernie’s style). Either way, it was a year of great music by some great people.
All I can say is, as you’ll see from this list, on any given day, I have no clue what I’m doing whatsoever. Judge away if you want to, but let’s be serious here, none of you actually ONLY listen to Aura Noir all day; well except for Bari. I’m a music fan first, and an elitist second, with that being said:
MY GODDAMNED TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011. -Chris Alfieri