Deathwish-IncDeathwish, Inc. will take it’s DW Fest to Europe next year and the line-up in unbelievable. Converge, Trap Them, Harm’s Way and Young And In The Way will all tour the European market and I hate you all for it. I mean, holy shit. That is a hell of a tour package and I would kill to check out. I love all of those bands and it angers me that I can’t see them. For any of your Euro readers however, check out the dates after the jump.      Continue reading


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Lane told you about Trap Them covering tracks from Edge Of Sanity and Hot Snakes for Decibel’s FlexiDisc series and now you can stream both of the covers! I adore both Trap Them and cover songs, so I was euphoric before I even listened to the tracks (both of which are magical). You can check out those covers after the jump, courtesy of MetalSucks.       Continue reading


Trap Them have announced that they will be apart of Decibel’s long-running flexi-disc series that will be included in the newest issue of the magazine. The band recorded two covers, one of Hot Snakes’ “I Hate the Kids” and Edge of Sanity’s “Feed’ the Charlatan”, for the release. If you subscribe to the magazine by 9 a.m. EST on September 9th, your subscription will begin with the issue containing the Trap Them flexi.

You can check out the original versions of the songs after the break.

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TRAP THEM Streaming New Track “Lungrunners”

TT-BlissfuckerTrap Them, house favorites here at American Aftermath, have already given us a few new tracks off of their new album Blissfucker and now the band has given us even more to be excited for. The band has just unleashed a new track titled “Lungrunners” and, duh, it destroys. You can listen to this heavy-hitter over on Pitchfork (because they get all of the awesome streams). Check it out and then head back here and let us know what you think. You can also check out the two previous tracks from Blissfucker below.     Continue reading

TRAP THEM Streaming New Track “Organic Infernal”

TT-BlissfuckerOkay, no need to get into semantics, but I fucking adore Trap Them. This band has yet to release anything that hasn’t taken me by storm and the same can easily be said for their forthcoming Blissfucker. This album has shown serious promise with the release of the debut single “Salted Crypts” and now the band has followed that up with the insanely strong “Organic Infernal.” You can check out this blisstering beast after the jump. Holy hell!     Continue reading

TRAP THEM Streaming New Track “Salted Crypts”

Well holy fuck! Who else is beyond stoked that the unholy horde Trap Them are back!? It has been far too long but Blissfucker will soon be upon us! The band will release their latest offering of filth this June and you can stream a vicious new track called “Salted Crypts.” Check it out!     Continue reading

Days Go By: TRAP THEM Complete New Album

Brad FickeisenAt long last, Trap Them have completed their new album. Of course, the band recorded the album at Kurt Ballou’s GodCity studio and I’ll go out and say we will see this album during the first quarter of 2014. That is not concrete, but it sounds about right to me. I am also sure that we can expect nothing but pure awesomeness coming from Trap Them. The band was joined on percussion by former The Red Chord drummer Brad Fickeisen (pictured above).

To get you in the mood (although you should always be in a mood for Trap Them), you can stream the bands fantastic 2011 album Darker Handcraft. Enjoy and prepare your anus.     Continue reading

Ever So Sweet: GNARLY’s Weekend Playlist Says “Hello, November”

WeekendplaylistWell, I don’t know about you, Gnargonauts, but I learned a lot of shit this week. I learned that Living Sacrifice are writing pretty rad songs these days, some deaf kids are getting the upper hand, the new Melvins album is pretty killer, the dude from Lions Of Tsavo is a sweetheart, a bunch of dudes waged war on an empire and we learned that Toxic Holocaust made one of the most fucked up music videos I have ever seen. So if you missed any of those posts or any other posts this week, be sure to scan through and let our awesomeness fuck with your world view.

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Hesitation Wounds will be releasing their debut three song EP on Secret Voice sometime in the near future. This melodic hardcore project features Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore), Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy), Jay Weinberg (ex-Against Me!) and Stephen LaCour (ex-Trap Them). Vocalist Jeremy Bolm had this to offer on the new project:

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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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I Hate My Job: Josh’s Mid-Work Week Playlist Vol. 1

How many of you hate your jobs? How many of you can listen to your music while working? Well fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), I can answer yes to both questions.

The following is a new segment in which I will give you a playlist based on the songs I find myself listening to over and over again while working. Originally I had planned to do this with full albums, but quickly realized I only listen to a handful of album. So in order to be less redundant I’ve decided to limit myself to ten songs a week. Continue reading to find out what songs I am annoying my co-workers with this week.

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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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Sticks And Stones: Prosthetic Records Signs PRIMITIVE WEAPONS

Okay, every now and then I get stumped when I try to label a band. I mean, there are just no proper labels I can give some bands. The latest band to join the no label clique? Brooklyn, New York’s Primitive Weapons who just so happen to have very recently signed to Prosthetic Records. Prosthetic is already the home to a lot of amazing bands like Skeletonwitch, Trap Them, Ov Hell and Landmine Marathon and they have recently signed one of my personal underground favorites Everything Went Black so before I could decide whether Primitive Weapons would fit in on Prosthetic, I had to hear the band. So first thing I did was head over to the bands Facebook page and check out their tunes.

On Primitive Weapons‘ Facebook, they list themselves as “weird, heavy” and I think that about sums it up. They have some hardcore elements, some sludgy breaks and righteous, vicious vocals. Pretty much it’s just an all around good time. I really dig this band’s sound and I can’t wait to hear what they have to offer on their Prosthetic debut. Their album is due out this Spring. I’ll keep you updated on happenings as they become clear. Check out a track below to get a feel for the band’s sound.