There are few things greater in this world than hardcore split releases. I mean, come on. Name something cooler than two amazing bands joining forces on a slab of wax. A large chunk of my vinyl collection is dedicated to splits and now I have another that I have to add to the collection. This is the new split from Xibalba and Suburban Scum. I mean, by name alone you’ve got to be excited about this, right? Well, if you weren’t you will be totally down once you stream this beast below. Yeah. Check it out, punk. Continue reading
Both Xibalba and Suburban Scum have released a track from their forthcoming split 12″ with each other, which is due out on May 13th via Closed Casket Activities. Xibalba’s “Death Threat” and Suburban Scum’s “Misery Loves Company” will be apart of the split’s slamming 23 minute duration. You can stream both of the tracks after the break if you so desire. Pre-orders for the split will be offered in the near future.
Canadian hardcore outfit Comeback Kid are preparing to release their fifth full length album, Die Knowing, early next year through Victory Records. In the meantime, the band have announced an extensive North American tour that will commence in the middle of February. Support for the tour will come from the likes of To The Wind, Downpresser, Backtrack and Xibalba. You can check out the tour schedule after the break.
Xibalba’s music video for their track “Hasta La Muerte” has arrived online. The black and white performance video documents the band’s performance during their touring stint in Mexico as well as before and after conversations with the band. The track appears on the band’s album of the same name, which is available now. You can view the video after the jump.
The Acacia Strain have announced their new “No Way Out” Summer North American. tour that will commence early next month. The band will see support from Within the Ruins (8/21-9/18), Fit for an Autopsy , Xibalba (8/13-9/1 & 9/6-9/18) and American Me (8/21-9/18) all on select dates of the trek. There are still more dates to be announce but here is the schedule as it runs as of now:
Southern California’s finest in hardcore bludgeoning: Nails, Xibalba, and Early Graves are set to embark on a nine date trek across Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada starting late April and extending towards early May. I’m pretty sure these are the kinds of show people enter without ever knowing if they are coming back. Look out for Nails’s upcoming LP, Abandon All Life out March 19th via Southern Lord Records and pick up Xibalba’s excellent Hasta La Muerte and Early Grave’s Red Horse out now via Southern Lord Records and No Sleep Records respectively. Peep the full tour circuit and details courtesy of GlueHC after the jump. Continue reading
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
The full lineup for Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Bringin’ It Back for the Kids 2: Electric Boogaloo has been announced. The fest will take place on October 12th and 13th. The following bands are set to perform at the fest. You Floridians are lucky little bastards aren’t you?
Into The Moat (reunion)
Knock Em Dead
Know The Score
Morning Again (reunion)
Strengthen What Remains
Throne Of Rats
Where Fear And Weapons Meet (reunion)
One To Blame
Nervous Breakdown karaoke
Saturday, October 13th:
Fire and Ice
Float Face Down
Texas in July
Thick as Blood
Trapped Under Ice
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
[via The PRP]
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Brooklyn Vegan have an exclusive stream of Xibalba’s new record Hasta La Muerte (August 14th) for your listening pleasure. Xibalba’s music isn’t overly complicated by any means but it makes for its simplicity with pure brute force. They mix hardcore and crust punk aggression with downtuned, sludgy breakdowns that a band like The Acacia Strain would create. Anyway, check this record out at Brooklyn Vegan or stream it below.
Xibalba have scrapped together an extensive summer tour that will begin in August. Support for the crusty sludge bastards will come from Alpha & Omega and Power Trip. Xibalba will be on the road supporting their upcoming record, Hasta La Muerte, which is due out on August 14th via Southern Lord. Check out the dates below.
I’ve had some issues with Xibalba in the past. No, no beef with the band just with their music. You see, Xibalba are a band that I really want to like because I love the attitude they have about their music. The problem is, I just haven’t been able to get into them. I listed to the band’s last record Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias quite a few times and I’ve tried to get into the band, but I don’t know what it is about them. Josh has called them “Southern Lord’s answer to The Acacia Strain” and I can actually understand that. Maybe that’s it? I don’t like that band either.
You know what? Fuck it. Just listen to this new Xibalba song and weigh in with your thoughts on the band.
Xibalba, the hardcore act hailing from Pamona, California recently released Madre Mia Por Los Dias on CD via Southern Lord Records and have now announced their official signing to the label. It actually took me a bit to get into Xibalba, but I dig them now. I’m not sure what it is about them that I initially didn’t like, but now I think they are pretty killer. They have an amazing crunch to their sound accompanied by strong vocals and a truly crushing sound.
Southern Lord stated that they have signed on to release the bands next three releases! The bands follow up to Madre Mia… will be recorded in early 2012 and will be titled Hasta La Muerte. For more information on the band, check out their Facebook page. Enjoy the track below also, which comes off of Madre Mia Por Los Dias. Música pesada Viva!
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
Good morning! How are you all feeling today? Yesterday was quite eventful here at American Aftermath as Josh and I both made up for the lack of posts over the weekend. We talked about Alex Bois parting with Periphery, we announced that Adam Jarvis joined Pig Destroyer, I interviewed Stavros of The Atlas Moth, we featured music by Doctorshopper and Wage Slave, the latter of whom was trashed on last night’s Metal Injection Livecast and we checked out T.R.A.M.’s unmastered track “Endeavor.” So yeah, it was a good day. Well, today we have even more goodies in store for you. What we have in store, exactly, I can’t tell you just yet, but it should be good.
Today’s playlist is dedicated to Southern Lord Records and features only bands who have released through the label. All of these bands are amazing and quite interesting. This playlist is pretty massive because I love Southern Lord and a lot of its back catalog. Hope you enjoy it because I know I will.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.