Those Canberran's are looking to release a new album. They want to try something new. It would be nice if you, and your pals, could contribute some dollars towards their process. It can immortalise you, not only to the band, but you could even get your name in the Thank You section, which you could show all those kids who still continue to make fun of you, your taste in music and your lack of a life. Go here now to donate.
Read what Wretch had to say:
For as low as $10 you can pre-purchase a digital download of the album (with digital artwork and all the trimmings); $20 gets you a CD, $35 is a (new design) t-shirt and CD; and $60 and over wins you immortality through inclusion in the thanks list in the album art.
All you need is an email address. You can pay with PayPal or direct debit. Any help will be greatly appreciated, and you can guarantee that we'll remember your help and do what we can to support your next project and keep the live music scene interesting.
Wretch is four-piece grind/death/thrash/METAL!!! band based in Canberra. Since forming in 2011, Wretch has gone from strength to strength. Their live assault has been refined by frequent performances, including a handful of international supports, a number of successful festivals and playing with damn near every metal, hardcore and punk band in the country.
The Senseless Violence EP (http://fvckingshitcvnt.bandcamp.com/) was self-released in early 2012 and received positive critical reception.
In the same DIY spirit, they’re recording their full-length album, Because You’re Worthless, for self-release in April and are inviting you to help support the making of this new album. Think of it as being like an extreme metal arts patron, supporting a new world where the record companies and shitty middlemen have all fucked off home and the music lovers have taken over.
One of my current favourites in the Australian fences are Canberra's Throat Of Dirt. Supported by public servants and dosed up on dissonance, the guys have recently recorded a 2 track demo that is now available through their bandcamp page. You can name your price.
They are also currently looking for another guitarist, maybe with some vocal opportunities. Here's what their facebook says:
We are contemplating/toying with the idea of adding a second guitarist (preferably one with vocal abilities) to our live line up and possibly permanent part of the band. If anyone is interested please message us. Canberra based preferably but Sydney based is a maybe.
If that appeals to you, perhaps the best course of action to take would be to download the demo, listen lots, contact the band, send nudes and positive vibes, cross your fingers. That, of course, is starting with the assumption that you own a guitar, and can play... if not, my advice is this: work in a shitty job, build hate, save for guitar, purchase guitar, realise it's probably not good enough, return to shitty job for more years, build more hate, get better guitar, realise you need an amp and possibly transport... oh you get the idea. I'm not Tolkien, so I'm not going to write too much.
Now you too can enjoy the double cd compilation Subterráneo Heavy vol. 2, the second compilation of the Subterráneo Heavy webzine.
The format follows from the vol. 1 release, where the first disk are all Spanish underground bands and the second disk is a collection of international groups. All the groups that feature in the collection are from album reviews in Subterráneo Heavy during the 2012 year. It is a compilation that somewhat covers the situation or status of underground metal today, condensing it into a downloadable double CD. Each individual disk consists of 14 songs (14 national + 14 international ).
The artwork design is the work of Pilar Baldominos, and it is done in a way so that the reader can print the compilation to have the physical copy as it is intended. That is, the collection is designed to be "consumed" in both digital and physical formats.
The bands featured are:
CD 1#: LEITHIAN, SURU, SOMBRAS DEL DESTINO, EL GRAN BONOBO, GUADAÑA, SONS
OF METEORA, BLAST OPEN, OVERDOWN, MORTEM TIRANA, EXHUMED DAY, AS MY WORLD
BURNS, CORPORE, HORN OF THE RHINO, DARK CODE
CD 2#: HEXEN (USA), SIN PIEDAD (ARG), KEHLVIN (SUI), AMERICAN DOG (USA),
ARKANOS (BOL), YELLOWTOOTH (USA), HELIOSS (FRA), FAVNA ABISAL (CHI),
SIMBIOSE (POR), TIMELESS (CHI), SADISTIK FOREST (FIN), CONTROSIGILLO (ITA),
FRATER (ARG), OPVS LEVIATHAN (COL)
You can download the double CD from any of the following links:
So maybe in 2013 you should consider getting yourself reviewed by these chaps so you can rub shoulders with these calibre bands in the next compilation...
Some great bands are included on their for those who love their technical skramz including the likes of Bears, Train Park. And of course Tassies seminal grind band Nowyou'refuckeD. Put together I believe by one of the members of Bears who now calls Melbourne home, this is part 3. Let's hope they keep pumping out these compilations to remind the rest of the country how rad Tassie is. Get acquainted with the diversity coming out of our great south.
Oh yeah! It's time for some new Australian grindcore. Introducing Wretch - The Senseless Violence EP.
Wretch are reppin' catchy rockin' death/grind out of Canberra.
The band lists their influences as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer - but I can certainly here a bit of modern death metal in the mix, too. Like Pig Destroyer, they try and mix up every song and never overstay their welcome. There are plenty of grooves and hooks admidst the violence.
Looking at the list of Australian metal alumni, I shouldn't be too surprised at the quality. They boast members from Psychrist, Futility, Infinitum and a bunch more (which also explains the cool death metal influence).
The dudes are aiming to have a full length out in early 2013, so watch this space.
Hooray for motivated and competent new Australian grind bands!