AFTERMATH presents their new & stirring Lyric Video for the Song “Chaos”.

On July 19ᵗʰ, Chicago-based Thrashers AFTERMATH presents their new & stirring Lyric Video for the Song “Chaos“.

( The song was originally released on the 1987 demo “Killing The Future“.
The new version including the Lyric Video serves as a bridge to the upcoming third studio album. )

Chaos” is remastered and available for streaming and downloading on all platforms. It also appears on CD via Divebomb Records on the remastered “Killing The Future“.

Wake up at last!

Chicago’s AFTERMATH is one of the pioneering crossover Thrash bands of the 1980s:
a band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of its time on its critically-acclaimed debut album, “Eyes Of Tomorrow”.

On July 19, 2021, the band unleashes the official Lyric Video for the 1987 released demo track “Chaos”:

AFTERMATH’s vocalist Kyriakos ‘Charlie’ Tsiolis proclaims about it:
“We wrote ‘Chaos‘ and all the other tracks on our demo ‘Killing The Future‘ back in 1986/87. We wanted to record the fastest songs ever. Some say we accomplished it. Way before triggers and pro tools. ‘Killing The Future‘ was pure speed and aggression.”

More from Charlie:
“‘Chaos‘ – the title says it all. I wrote the lyrics back in 1986 not really understanding why I felt that way. Looking back at it now I can’t believe how relevant they are today. That’s why we’re releasing this brand new video. ‘Question everything before it’s too late.’ That’s what the message to the kid in the video is – things aren’t ok look outside your bubble.”

LINE-UP:
Kyriakos ‘Charlie’ Tsiolis • Vocals
Steve Sacco • Guitar
George Nektarios Lagis • Bass
Ray Schmidt • Drums

AFTERMATH are currently in the studio with Chuck Macak (Electrowerks) once again handling engineering duties.  The upcoming album will be a follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed, yet polarizing 2019 concept album “There Is Something Wrong“.  

The new record is like nothing AFTERMATH has ever written before. Then again, the band never sticks to a formula.  ‘NTTW‘ is the acronym of the title. The actual title to be revealed later perfectly captures the message of the lyrics on the album. Musically the band ebbs and flows through a sonic soundscape spanning the decades of Metal.

The latest album “There Is Something Wrong” is an 11-song opus of TECHNICAL PROGRESSIVE THRASH METAL.

concept record in the truest sense of the word, the album features a mix of old-school crossover Thrash and technical/progressive Metal, and is a commentary on what is wrong with the world today:

TRACKLIST:
01. Can You Feel It? 00:45
02. False Flag Flying 05:59
03. Diethanasia 02:47
04. Scientists And Priest 05:33
05. Smash Reset Control 03:28
06. Gaslight 04:53
07. A Handful Of Dynamite 02:25
08. Temptation Overthrown 03:34
09. Pseudocide 06:53
10. There Is Something Wrong 06:38
11. Expulsion 04:23

total: 47:18 min.

Official release: February 15ᵗʰ, 2019

DISCOGRAPHY:
1994 • Eyes Of Tomorrow (full-length)
2011 • 25 Years Of Chaos (boxed set)
2015 • Killing The Future (re-release of 1987 demo)
2019 • There Is Something Wrong (full-length)
2020 • Give Peace A Chance (single)

MEDIA FEEDBACK:

4,5 / 5
“… a really rather enjoyable ride into oblivion … progressive is most definitely a word that sums their sound up nicely … heavy as all fuck … this well and truly has their own stamp of excellence upon it … riffs a plenty, music to get you out on the streets to the sound of pent up fury, an utter thrashing and a condemnation of the global situation.”
(Metal Wanderlust)

90 / 100
“… try to imagine Deliverance (yes, the group of Christian Thrash) taking Voivod on a Wehrmacht tempo, with the sense of the destabilization of Vektor, under the artistic direction of Captain Beefheart and Devin Townsend … evoking their most distant past, when the Thrash was dissonant and speed was his daily bread … after all, I fuck linearity. AFTERMATH also.”
(Metalnews FR)

9 / 10
“AFTERMATH are a band who could write a biography to best most others with only a single full length album in 25 years, and ‘There is Something Wrong’ feels like the perfect book end to that 25 year chapter of the band and hopefully the start of something new because this is a very good album … its fast, proggy, catchy and down right furious at … well everything.”
(The Metal Blogger)

88 / 100
“… changes in the rhythm, musical scales and tempos are very broad and very well managed … we can hear the maturity with which the band counts through its experience in Thrash Metal … it will blow your head with a complex sound and overwhelming lyrics!”
(Darkzen Dragon)

85 / 100
“… a quirky progressive Metal amalgam with Thrash still leading the show … there’s a bit for everyone here …”
(The Metal Archives)

80 / 100
“… an explosive stampede … quite crazy … at times somewhat confusing but audibly digestible … without a doubt, it is an unconventional record which must be experienced to understand what is going on.”
(X Reviews)

8 / 10
“… existed since 1985 and has released only one album – the excellent ‘Eyes Of Tomorrow’ of 1994 … now comes the second … a good Thrash Metal album … never really been fashionable … definitely interesting and recommended to anyone who likes Voivod …”
(World Of Metal)

8 / 10
“… a collective amount of unprecedented Thrash Metal madness; fueled finesse, and impressive culminations of dominating captivation … AFTERMATH assault a bombarding blitz of menacing waltz of toxic volleys that wave with obscure innovation, evolving eccentrics in which supply unparalleled weight and revolving meatiness – good stuff.”
(Metal Temple)

8 / 10
“… who still does remember the guys from Chicago who started as a Crossover Thrash band, changed to technical Thrash releasing their one and only, super cult and amazing ‘Eyes …’ 1994? They return after 25 years with ‘There …’ – an album that sounds so strange in the modern reality, but its so perverted beautiful … mixes crossover with their 90s tech Thrash age, Voivod-elements … dystopic lyric concept which could be found to any Fear Factory album … do you dare enough to try it, or do you dislike the experiments?”
(Metal Hammer GR)

8 / 10
“They play like fucking deities, too …”
(Decibel)

8 / 10
“… start to untangle what AFTERMATH have put together and enjoy the ferocity, the aggression and the heaviness of this album … feels totally relevant, even though it comes from a band from the mid ‘80s that decided to get back on the music-recording track … can you take this figuratively blow or your ears have become too sensitive?”
(Metal Kaoz)

7,5 / 10
“… increasingly embraces this technical side, progressive and experimental, but without forgetting the Thrash roots of the early career, making this a good job and another great release of this iconic band … worth to check out … … shows how a band can mature and evolve musically with dignity, without losing quality and leave aside its formative roots.”
(Metal Na Lata)

7,5 / 10
“… if you like similar polarized bands like Coroner, Anacrusis or Atheist, you will be able to do something with AFTERMATH, too.”
(Crossfire Metal)

7,5 / 10
“… much edgier than ever … often roaring vocals and brute guitars make ‘There Is Something Wrong’ looks like an angry outcry …”
(Rock Hard)

7,5 / 10
“… crazy … the incredible part is AFTERMATH manages to make it work … razor cutting riffs … pummeling and inventive drum work … those with an open mind and whose tastes reside in the Thrash territory should definitely give this a listen … whether one will like it or not; it will leave a lasting impression and perhaps that’s what’s most important.”
(Bravewords)

7,5 / 10
“… well presented by all band members … the necessary aggressiveness, drama and menace comes out very well both in singing and guitar playing and through the sometimes slowly threatening and then again clubbing fast playing rhythm fraction … the album convinces me …”
(Soundmagnet)

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