Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
North Carolinian hardcore outfit Torch Runner’s sophomore album, Committed to the Ground, is officially out now via Southern Lord. The album is a raging pile of filth that runs just under 23 minutes in length. If it was any longer it would cause heart attacks universally. The record can be streamed at the band’s Bandcamp page or directly below. Check it out and tell us what you think.
North Carolina’s Torch Runner are streaming a new track from their forthcoming album over at Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. The quick, but certainly not painless track is entitled “Feeding” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Committed to the Ground, which is due out on May 13th via Southern Lord. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break. Be sure to check out the new jam here.
The North Carolina metallic hardcore trio Torch Runner have announced that they have inked a deal with Southern Lord for the release of their forthcoming sophomore full length. The band is currently finalizing the new album at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, North Carolina with Kris Hilbert at the helm. On the new album, the band collectively stated:
We all feel like we are really hitting our stride with the songs on this record. We’ve been a band for seven years now, and everything we’re writing is stronger than ever. This is the fastest record that we’ve written without a doubt. We’ve all put a ton of ourselves into the writing of this record on all fronts, and I think the emotion that comes with that is better shown through the music and the lyrics in this album than anything that we’ve done up to this point. We have taken our writing to a more personal level with this record; more concerned with externalizing the anger and frustration that we all face internally. While a lot of the songs deal with different specific themes, I think they can all be deconstructed to show the same idea- which is the internal battle and desolation that we face after realizing that our existence is utterly inconsequential.
More info on the forthcoming album will be released in the coming weeks. Until then, you can stream the band’s previous full length Committed to the Ground after the break.
An’ lemme jus’ say: Fuck December 21st in it’s ass. Ain’t no ‘pocalypse, mutha’ fuckas.
Man, there were way to many good albums released this year. I listened to as many as I could but there were some that I just couldn’t get to. There are also some that I listened to, just not enough for them to make my final list. I can’t let this slide, however and I want to give a shout out to new releases by Marty Friedman, The Mars Volta, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Downfall Of Gaia and Krallice. I really wish I could have settled down to check these albums out in full, but I just couldn’t get down to do it.
Before we get to my actual list I would like to thank each and every one of you readers. Without you, I honestly probably would have given this up a long time ago. Sure, on this site I give my opinion on music, but it is really you guys/gals that count. I don’t know how I could repay you all for visiting American Aftermath these past two years. You have really made it worth while. Even the haters who talked shit, I appreciate you fucks also.
To Live A Lie Records has posted a new Torch Runner track online for streaming. The track is called “Feeding” and it comes off of the band’s forthcoming album Committed To The Ground which will be released in May. This track is full-force brutal aggression and I cannot get enough of it. While writing this I am starting my seventh listen to the track. Check out the track below. It’s only just over a minute, so just keep hitting that play button.