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A new 4 DEAD LP? Aww yeah.

Posted by Lachlan

4 DEAD - Anchors (Trial and Error)4 DEAD's new LP "Anchors" is finally seeing the light of day.  Mixed at Godcity by Kurt Ballou (Converge).

Some of the finest sludged-out, raging hardcore that Australia has to offer.

Pre-orders available over at Trial and Error.

4 DEAD - Anchors, Green vinyl


DOWNLOAD: Awesome Aussie grind/punk mixtape from Skullfucked CVLT Nation

Posted by Lachlan

Skullfucked CVLT Nation MixtapeSome bloke called Skullfucked created some mix tape called CVLT Nation Mixtape... and he's done a pretty good job!

The mix itself has a bit of grindcore, hardcore, noisecore, fastcore, punk rock (etc), and by the bands included it would seem like old mate certainly has a bit of taste, because this mixtape includes the likes of  4 Dead, Suffer, Deathcage, White Male Dumbinance, Internal Rot, Black Bong, IDYLLS, Taipan and whole lot more!

Press release, tracklisting and download link to follow.

Australian punk is in a reasonably healthy state at the moment and I suppose the proof is in the following collection of music. I wouldn’t say that this is a definitive example of every band in this country currently, but I like to believe that this is a reasonably accurate example of the greater scenes diversity and strength. Though not every band I wanted involved is included here (some didn’t get back to me, some were just unreachable, and some I’ve purposely omitted), I did go to the trouble to compile a pretty eclectic and mixed bill. On offer here there’s at least one band from every major capital, as well as many of the smaller scenes in between. Australian hardcore is a very mixed pot by nature; on this mix tape we’ve got everything from straight up hardcore and shitty punk, right through to noisecore, metallic hardcore, to grindcore, doom and heaps in between. I’m happy with the outcome, and I hope this does well to explain what we’re about down here. We’re a little different.



  1. Taipan- Death To The Pharaoh
  2. Shackles- Your Skin, My Graft
  3. Burn The Hostages- Eat Shit
  4. Idylls- Love As Dirge/Rise And Entomb Rituals
  5. Downpour- Plague Lord
  6. Last Chaos- Sex Priest
  7. Defeat- Warbride
  8. Vaginors- De-sex
  9. Sick People- Final Verdict
  10. Extortion- Decompose
  11. Black Bong- Draft II: Satan’s Ride
  12. Kicked In- ATF
  13. Eye Gouge!- Enforcer
  14. Mammon- III
  15. Sick Society- Slow Death
  16. Reckless Aggression- Senseless Behavior
  17. Krömosom- Systematic Death
  18. Negative Reinforcement- Salesman
  19. Internal Rot- Eyelids
  20. White Male Dumbinance- Sick Of Goodbyes
  21. Suffer- No Time To Coexist
  22. 4 Dead- Icebreaker
  23. Deathcage- Plague Of The Rats



The visuals behind Australian grind: Glenno launches his new site

Posted by Lachlan

Municipal Waste design by Glenno / Glenn SmithIf there is one single visual artist that has been most strongly associated with the Australian grindcore scene above all others,  that would have to be "Glenno" (Glenn Smith).

Glenno has been creating brilliant illustrations for the Australian underground music scene for countless years. I can remember when I joined on to Grindhead Records back in 2005, Glenno was always our go-to man for incredible artwork at an obscenely reasonable cost.

This man has the utmost respect of the Australian underground for good reason, having worked with the likes of Captain Cleanoff, Blood Duster, Agents of Abhorrence, Ebolie, Grindhead Records, 4 Dead, Pisschrist, Volatile, Pure Evil Trio, the Sydney underground zine staple Unbelievably Bad, Obscene Extreme festival, Slaughterfest, East/West Death Grind fest, Monster Sessions, Hard-ons, Meatlocker, Insect Warfare, Electric Wizard, Pod People, Municipal Waste, Willie Nelson, Black Sabbath and countless others.

In any case, old mate has a brand spankin' new website up, so go check it out, admire his work and commission him for all your grind-art needs! Oh, and be sure to like him on Facebook.

Keep up the great work pal! Love from your AusGrind pals.


New tracks from the 4 Fucking Dead

Posted by Lachlan

The four fucking deadCanberra's awesome 4 Dead have decided to taunt us further by uploading 2 new tracks from their continuously delayed new album.

The good news is that these two new tracks give us a peak at a 4 Dead that is noiser, more furious and more blast-beat ridden than ever.

You cunts. I can't wait to hear more.

Fuck MySpace, hear the tracks at their Facebook page.


4 Dead / Robotosaurus April East Coast Tour

Posted by Lachlan

Four fucking deadI have been an enormous fan of 4 Dead since Ebolie played with them back in 2005. It is therefore with great joy that I am able to pass on news of the upcoming 4 Dead / Robotosaurus East Coast Tour in April.

Wed 13th April - Canberra: Bar 32, with Love Shy and Mammon
Thu 14th April - Sydney: The Townie, Newtown with Totally Unicorn and Fixtures
Fri 15th April - Melbourne: Gasomoter with Agonhymn and In Trenches
Sat 16th April - Melbourne: Catfood Press with Encircling Sea and Useless Children
Sun 17th April - Adelaide: Animal House with Coerce and Dickwolf

Thank Kahn 4 Dead have returned - it has been far, far too long. The guys have a new album coming out *sometime* in 2011. Just get yoself to a show and you will not regret it.

Facebook event.
4 Dead on Facebook.
Robotosaurus on Facebook.

4 Dead / Robotosaurus East Coast Tour 2011


Graf Orlock want you to listen to new shit

Posted by Lachlan

4 DeadGraf Orlock have just done a downloadable podcast on Vitrol Records. You should check it out, if only for the new 4 Dead track.

Click here to download the file directly.

There are some other jerks on there who I've never heard of - but I guess that will change as soon as I finish downloading.

  1. Cloak/Dagger - Don't Need A (from Lost Art LP)
  2. Buyer's Remorse - Schools of Thought (from A Thorough Analysis 7")
  3. Tristess - Frustration (from Hog and Lag Blues LP)
  4. Jail Weddings - The Spell Has Lifted (from Jail Weddings 7")
  5. 4 Dead - Icebreaker (from Anchors LP)
  6. Avail - Simple Song (from 4AM Friday LP)
  7. Cursive - The Great Decay (from Burst and Bloom EP)
  8. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (from Brutalist Bricks LP)
  9. King Khan and the Shrines - Took My Lady to Dinner (from The Supreme Genius of.. LP)
  10. Coerce - Silver Tongued Life Licker (from Silver Tongued Life Licker LP)

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