Ooooh yeaaaah. Forced Order, the hardcore heavy hitters that share members with Twitching Tongues, will unleash its debut Vanished Crusade next month. I am super excited about this because Forced Order crush and destroy. If you want to listen before you buy, you can check out a full stream of Vanished Crusade below. Continue reading
Following a short cryptic run of updates late last year and early 2015, LA’s weirdest hardcore outfit Twitching Tongues have officially announced their signing to Metal Blade Records along with plans for a new LP due out this upcoming Fall. Check out the official announcement video below along with a stream of Twitching Tongue’s latest record, In Love There Is No Law, and catch the band (hopefully with a new song) on this year’s This Is Hardcore Festival! Continue reading
California Troy-worshiping metallic hardcore outfit God’s Hate (featuring members of Twitching Tongues) have returned with “Father Inferior”, the band’s first new material since their awesome debut EP Divine Injustice early 2014. The new single serves as a teaser for the band’s Summer-expected debut LP, Mass Murder, and was recorded with Taylor Young at The Pit Studios in Van Nuys and mastered with Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios. Stream “Father Inferior” exclusively over at BloodyDisgusting and pre-order the limited 7″ single of the track via Closed Casket Activities here. Additionally, be sure to catch God’s Hate playing at United Blood, at the second date of No Warning’s reunion shows and supporting their California brethren in Disgrace around appearances at New England Metal Fest, dates below. Love live True Detective samples. Continue reading
Disgrace, whom Eric and I have both praised in the past, will be releasing their debut album True Enemy at the end of the month, March 24 on Closed Casket Activities. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the band has released a new beast of a track entitled “Slave To The Lead God”. Additionally, in support of the record, Disgrace have announced a slate of East Coast tour dates surrounding their slot on Worchester, MA’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in April wherein they will be joined by their Troy, NY worshipping brethren in God’s Hate on all dates. Peep the full tour details below along with “Slave To The Lead God” below and pre-order True Enemy via Closet Casket Activities here.
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading
The strange Los Angeles metallic hardcore ensemble Twitching Tongues are currently streaming a new “live” album entitled World War Live exclusively over at Decibel Magazine. Recorded live with an audience of twenty sum members, the dichotomous fake/real record(with art by Sean Taggart (Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front)) simultaneously functions as a best-of album for the group with jokes, cameos and easter eggs that followers of California hardcore will be able to pick out. The band’s official statement for the record is as follows:
Recorded live in the Van Nuys stadium called THE PIT in front of twenty screaming fans, this is (not) a true testament to the event that occurs when this band hits the stage. The band was tired of hearing “they’re better live,” so here it is. With a setlist comprised mostly of songs from their latest LP, In Love There Is No Law, as well as previous material, the record almost doubles as a best-of the band’s current stage. The album cover was made by the legendary Sean Taggart (Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front) and hardcopy buyers will regret their purchases slightly less with the addition of bonus material.
Stream World War Live here and pre-order the physical record, which promises extra material, via Closed Casket Activities here. Alternatively, attendees of this year’s This Is Hardcore festival can purchase the record from Closed Casket before everyone else gets it shipped.
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
The long coming sophomore effort from Los Angeles metallic hardcore outfit Twitching Tongues, In Love There Is No Law, is currently streaming now exclusively via Lambgoat. More diverse, dynamic and venturous, In Love There Is No Law is the next step in Twitching Tongues’s evolution towards becoming a more unique and seamless metal/hardcore hybrid. Is it a firm step or one that flops? Wait for the imminent review to find out. In Love There Is No Law hits the streets August 20th and can be pre-ordered as vinyl or CD via Closed Casket Activities now. Check out the stream here.