XIBALBA Release Music Video For “Guerrilla”

guerrillaCalifornian hardcore heavy hitters Xibalba released their killer new album Tierra Y Libertad not too long ago. The album is phenomenal and the band has released a music video to follow up. The video is for their track “Guerrilla” and it’s shot house party style and in black and white. You can check out the video below and see what you think.       Continue reading

XIBALBA Streaming New Album “Tierra Y Libertad”

xibalba - tierra y libertadWe all know Xibalba destroy. The band will be releasing their new album Tierra y Libertad tomorrow and if you can’t wait that long, the band is currently streaming the album in full. That’s right! If you want your dose of Xibalba a day early, get it right now! Click on over after the jump and get a heavy face-full of crushing hardcore! YES!     Continue reading

XIBALBA Streaming New Track “Enemigo”

xibalba - tierra y libertadI’ve only been into Xibalba for a short time, but I really dig this band a lot and I was highly anticipating the bands new record Tierra Y Libertad. Well, I’m not wrong, the band is killing it on this new album. Trust me. All you have to do is check out the bands new video for their track “Enemigo” which is one of my favorite tracks of the last few months. Get crushed after the jump.      Continue reading

XIBALBA Streaming New Track “Invierno”

California’s Xibalba have premiered the first single from their forthcoming album, Tierra y Libertad, over at Noisey. The new track is entitled “Invierno” and it features nearly four and a half  minutes of down-tuned, aggressive beatdowns and blistering solo. It’s Xibalba being Xibalba, i.e. heavy. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.

Tierra y Libertad will be released on January 26th (Europe) and January 27th (North America) via Southern Lord.

The band’s forthcoming live dates can be seen after the break.

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XIBALBA Reveal Artwork And Track Listing For New Album

California’s Xibalba have revealed the official artwork (courtesy of Dan Seagrave) and track listing for their forthcoming third full length and follow up to Hasta La Muerte, Tierra y Libertad. Both of those can be seen after the break.

Tierra y Libertad is scheduled to be released on January 26th (Europe) and 27th (North America) via Southern Lord. Audio and video previews of the album are scheduled to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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xibalbascumThere 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

Stream New Tracks From The XIBALBA/SUBURBAN SCUM Split 12″

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.

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COMEBACK KID Announce North American Tour

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.

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XIBALBA Release Music Video For “Hasta La Muerte”

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.

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Announce “No Way Out” Summer North American Tour

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:

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NAILS, XIBALBA, EARLY GRAVES Announce U.S./Canada Spring Tour



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

Best Of 2012: Eric’s Top 30 Releases Of The Year


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.

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Full Lineup Announced For Florida’s Bringin’ It Back for the Kids Fest

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
Low Point
Morning Again (reunion)
Nebraska Bricks
Remembering Never
Set Free
Sleep Patterns
Strengthen What Remains
Throne Of Rats
Where Fear And Weapons Meet (reunion)
One To Blame
Nervous Breakdown karaoke

Saturday, October 13th:

Born Low
The Chariot
Fero Lux
Fire and Ice
Float Face Down
For Today
Impending Doom
Lions Lions
Old Habits
Out Crowd
Reveal Renew
Texas in July
Thick as Blood
Trapped Under Ice

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

[via The PRP]

-Lane Oliver

Stream XIBALBA’s Upcoming Record

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.

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