CLUTCH Announce Winter Tour

Clutch have announced a short string of Winter U.S. tour dates that will commence late this December. The 11-date trek will see the band joined by the likes of sludge rockers Torche and Lionize on all dates of the trek. You can check out those dates after the break.

Clutch will also be recording their 11th studio album and follow up to 2013’s Earth Rocker early next year.

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Exclusive Interview: FLOOR


The anticipation for a new album from Miami, FL-based band Floor has been building since their welcomed 2010 reunion. Featuring Torche vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks, along with guitarist Anthony Vialon and drummer Henry Wilson, Oblation is the group’s first new release in 12 years and it picks up right where their highly revered 2002 self-titled LP left off. In a recent interview with American Aftermath, Vialon discussed Floor’s return, the making of Oblation, the band’s unique set-up, and more. Continue reading

FLOOR Streaming New Album “Oblation”

floor-oblationSo, I’ve been listening to the new Floor album Oblation for a few days now and I’m completely blown away by how amazing it is. The bands third overall full-length and first since they reunited in 2010, is a spectacle of heavy music and it… Well, it just rules Pitchfork is currently streaming Oblation in full, so you need to stop what your doing and go listen to it. YOU NEED THIS. YOU WANT THIS. Check out the track “Sister Sophia” after the jump. Continue reading

FLOOR Streaming New Track “Trick Scene”

Floor (Torche) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Oblation, which is due out on April 25th via Season of Mist. The track is entitled “Trick Scene” and it is full of tremendous, fuzz-laden low-end and catchy hooks. It’s Floor being Floor of course. Head over to The AV Club to stream the track.

FLOOR Announce North American Tour, Stream New Track “Sister Sophia”

Noisey have announced the official tour dates for Floor’s (Torche, etc) forthcoming North American tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, Oblation, which is out on April 29th via Season of Mist. In addition to that, Noisey are streaming a new track from the album entitled “Sister Sophia” right now. You can check out the tour dates after the break.

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FLOOR Streaming New Track “Find Away”

Noisey have premiered a new track from Floor’s (Torche) highly anticipated new album, Oblation, which will be released on April 25th. The new track is entitled “Find Away” and its chock full of buzzing low-end to get you salivating. Not to mention it’s insanely catchy, which should come as no surprise at this point. Head over to Noisey to check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy here.

FLOOR Detail New Album “Oblation”, Stream New Track

Floor (Torche) will release their long awaited full length, entitled Oblation, on April 29th via Season of Mist. The album will feature 14 new tracks produced by Kurt Ballou, whom is also producing sister band Torche’s forthcoming album. The band have premiered a catchy cut from Oblation, entitled “War Party”, over at Stereogum. Head over there now to stream the new song and check out the album’s artwork and track listing after the break. Pre-order the new album at this location.

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TORCHE Sign With Relapse Records

The sludgy, poppy awesomeness that is Torche recently announced their new partnership with Relapse Records. The band will release their forthcoming follow up to 2012’s Harmonicraft through the aforementioned label sometime this Summer. The band’s own bassist Jonathan Nuñez will be producing the album while Converge’s Kurt Ballou will serve as mixer. Nuñez describes the songs on the record as some of the heaviest the band has ever written. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. You can stream Harmonicraft after the break in all it’s colorful greatness.

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HOT WATER MUSIC Announce December Headlining Run

Hot Water Music have announced a handful of Northeast U.S headlining tour dates that will commence in early December. Support for the tour will come from your favorite sludge pop darlings Torche and O’Brother. I’d go if I were you. Check out the schedule after the break.

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Can You Keep Up With TORCHE?: New Single Streaming premiered an upbeat, rockin’ tune from the poppy sludgy rock gods in Torche. The song is entitled “Keep Up” and is apart of the Volcom Vinyl Club and will see a 7″ release sometime in July. Keep in mind that the band are also working on a new full length as well. You can stream the single below if you wish to rock out.

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TORCHE Reveal Dates For Spring North American Tour

Torche have announced a very extensive Spring North American tour that will begin rocking cities all over in May. The band have yet to announce who they are touring with however. Here is how the trek will run:

UPDATED: KEN Mode and Lo-Pan to support on select dates. European dates added below as well.

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TORCHE Working On New Material

According to a recent Facebook update, the sludgy riff masters in Torche have begun to write new material. I am anxious to see what these dudes do this time around. Their last record, Harmonicraft, was excellent and their Harmonslaught 7″ release was thick and heavy; which leads me to expect the new Torche material to mirror that heaviness. Check back often for more Torche news and check out the thunderous “Harmonslaught” below.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: Remember That One Time We Filmed A CONVERGE Set?

It’s Friday again and since Rebecca Black is no longer providing the world with original content, I figure we here at AA should fill the void. As most of you should know by now, everyone at American Aftermath has an erection of massive proportions when it comes to all things Converge. Well on their recent tour outing with Torche and Kvelertak, I snuck a video camera into their stop at Club Dada in Dallas, Texas and here is what ensued –     Continue reading