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19Dec/11Off

Grindcore Karaoke rules; free grind for all!

Posted by Lachlan

Wadge on Grindcore KaraokeHeard of Grindcore Karaoke? Well, you should have. Run by vocalist of Agoraphobic Nosebleed J. Randall, this is a digital label that is completely committed to supporting incredible underground music.

So far the label has put out releases by the likes of Wadge, Maruosa, Death Grips, Gigantic Brain and Bong-Ra. Most awesomely, they've all been supporting the Australian scene by re-releasing Death-Cult Jock's West End Blast, Space Bong's The Death of Utopia and most-recently thedowngoing's Untitled. All are essential listening.

The best part? All of the releases are ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Pretty awesome concept, I know. J. Randall did a cool interview over here about his idea behind the label. Check it out! And go find Grindcore Karaoke on Facebook.

11Aug/11Off

New Hatred Surge, Warsore and Wadge releases from Blastasfuk

Posted by Lachlan

Blastasfuk GrindcoreIf you want to talk about a killer, pure Australian grind label, you'd be hard pressed to find a better candidate than Melbourne's Blastasfuk. Run by Roby (the axeman of the incredible, frenetic grinding trio The Kill), these guys pump out nothing but grindcore of the most unabated, unrelenting and uncompromising variety.

Here's the latest coming up from this little DIY label:

Hatred Surge - Collection 2008 - 2009Hatred Surged - Collection 2008-2009 CD

The 2nd Hatred Surge collection on Blastasfuk. Another 24 ball-tearing tunes from Hatred Surge. This CD release contains all tracks from the Deconstruct 12", previously released on LP by both RFL (USA) & RSR (EUR) and both the Isolated Human 7"on Painkiller Records & the 2 track Servant / Bestial 7" EP on Deer Healer Records.

Warsore - Violent Swing: The Complete Discography CD

Fast grind would be an understatement for this band. Warsore set a world wide benchmark, influencing many grindcore bands up until today and yet still stands tall above all. This long awaited release will see the light of day in October 2011 & will contain pretty much everything Warsore ever released.

Wadge - Reanimate The Hate: Collected Splits & Other Shits CD

Going by the title, this release will have everything Wadge has released on vinyl + more. For those unfamiliar with Wadge, expect total drum machine madness similar to Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Pantalones Abajo Marinero.

Listen here.

Order and read more here.

Oh and don't forget to grab the Blastasfuk classic -- The Kill's awesome Blast Beat'n The Shit Outta PBS live CD. It is fucking essential for any self-respecting grind fan.

3Jul/09Off

Terrorizer review of Code of Lies – The Age of Disgrace

Posted by Lachlan

The Australian grind scene is getting a lot of love from Terrorizer Magazine lately, which is fantastic to see and very much appreciated.

Here is a brand spanking new review of Code of Lies' The Age of Disgrace MCD:

Spasticated grindcore pumping in the vein of Insect Warfare, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and early Pig Destroyer, Code Of Lies play a tormenting and deranged breed of music with some hella guttural vocals - they're an acid tinged traditionally composed and relentlessly blasty on the trademark poppy snare. 7/10

The Age of Disgrace is available now on Grindhead Records for $8 AUD within Australia or $6 USD Worlwide (including postage). Click here to download an MP3 of the track  Swarm of Vultures.

http://www.myspace.com/codeoflies
http://www.myspace.com/grindhead

16Apr/09Off

REVIEW: Gigantic Brain – World

Posted by Lachlan

Gigantic Brain - WorldWelcome to another one of my very rare anticipated grind releases.

Gigantic Brain's debut album The Invasion Discography actually represented my first encounter with the cyber-grind genre back in 2004. I would've been around 17 at the time, and having just discovered some of the more whacky and extreme bands of metal I absolutely loved it. However, for whatever silly reason I never actually purchased the album (despite working for Grindhead Records who actually had it in stock). I have always kicked myself over not picking up that twisted album - however rumour has it that a re-release (from Mainstay Recordings, Deepsend Records or Razorback Records... I forget which) might be in the works.

It has been five long years since we last heard anything from Gigantic Brain. If you listen to music as twisted, bizarre and experimental as Gigantic Brain - or have ever played in a similar project - you might realise that five years is a very long time in music. Music preferences can (and should) shift dramatically over five years, as should the mindset of the creator. I've never understood how in the hell can one band rehash the same album over the course of a long career (Slayer?). Honestly that just sounds like hell to me.

Now returning from the unspeakable horror that is Horhua-Lmory Undecimus XI, Gigantic Brain has summoned forth World; 18 tracks of ambient cyber-grind. Actually even the phrase 'ambient cyber-grind' is quite misleading as this is a fairly significant departure from Gigantic Brain's previous sound. Instead of a relentless overload of mind-fucking FX-drenched hyper-grind, World's focus instead seems to be on dramatic, eerie ambient passages that seem at least in small part a nod to Devin Townsend's ambient work. It's also no coincidence that Explosions In The Sky are listed as one of the few influences on the Gigantic Brain MySpace page.

The fair majority of this album actually consists of sparse synth soundscapes and atmospheric keyboard pieces interspersed with the occasional burst of break-neck otherwordly violence. And I like it. I really fucking like it. The ambient passages are pulled off brilliantly; no song song sounds out of place, drawn out or pointless - a trap which a lot of ambient music falls into.

In Teufel's review over at Teufel's Tomb he said that World is the 'the perfect album to use as a soundtrack for an alien invasion flick' and he couldn't be more right. Each song builds some element of drama or tension and evokes a wide range of emotions; some sound foreboding, tense and dripping with fear, while other songs are filled with calm hope and relief. The whole album fits together perfectly. When there are bursts of hyper-violence, they are both brief and crushingly intense with maximum impact.

This is a large departure from Gigantic Brain's Invasion Discography, and I'm sure a lot of close-minded metal heads will be disappointed with World - however I'm quite glad that I didn't sit through 5 listens of a disposable cyber-grind album this morning. I fucking hate Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Be sure to check this release out if you're not a bland metal caricature with a penchant for (and only for) generic extreme metal.

Look out for the release of World on Mainstay Recordings - their website is currently down for a redesign. News has it the man behind Gigantic Brain, John Brown is already working on new Gigantic Brain material, as well as a grind collaboration project with guitarist Rene Perez of Flash Parade entitled Time Waits For No Man. I'm looking forward to both projects.

Obey the brain - and be sure to check out Teufel's review of World. My money has it he wasn't quite as hungover as I was while writing his review.

http://www.myspace.com/giganticbrain

Gigantic Brain - World

31Mar/09Off

Agorapocolypse – Pre Orders

Posted by Matt

Relapse has opened preorders for the new LP from Agoraphobic Nosebleed, "Agorapocalypse". This release comes packaged in a gatefold jacket and includes a 12x12 full color 28 page booklet. Limited to 100 copies on clear vinyl (not available to the public), 400 180 gram black, and 500 green.
Plus its your last day to buy a relapse CD, get one free.

17Jan/09Off

DOWNLOAD: 32 MP3 Downloads from Grindhead Records

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead recordsGrindhead Records have released a series of 32 FREE MP3 Downloads from their catalog of 27 death, gore and grindcore releases. For more information on any release be sure to visit www.grindheadrecords.com - Grindhead releases are priced from $8 to $12 AUD within Australia or $6 to $10 USD worldwide with shipping inclusive.

Code of Lies - Swarm of Vultures: Modern groove-laden, hybrid technical death/grind hailing from Orange, NSW, Australia.

Gruesome Stuff Relish - Broken Gravestones: The quintessential Spanish gore band for any horror metal freak.

Subterranean Fecal Root - Digging a 40 Mile Hole To Live In: Ultra-offensive grinding metalin the vein of Anal Cunt, Undinism, Macabre and Gronibard from Waco, Texas.

Pathology - Defiled Autopsy Remnants: Superb Californian brutal death/grind from members of Cattle Decapitation, Disgorge, The Locust and Being Killed. For fans of Goratory.

Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Recycled Carnage: From the debut full-length from the most intense of the new wave of Australian grindcore for fans of Rotten Sound, Discordance Axis, Circle of Dead Children and Captain Cleanoff.

Long Pig - Leaving Barrel Influence: Incredibly battering, thick, raw grindcore infused with downtuned sludge, death and stoner metal from Hungary.

Sound of Detestation - Voided and Blind: Blistering modern Swedish grindcore with hardcore and death metal elements with stunning production values courtesy of William Blackmon (Gadget). For fans of Gadget, Rotten Sound, Nasum and Skitsystem.

Eyetofuk - Unifuk Zombie: A severely warped, hallucinogen-induced and LSD soaked alien nightmare of electro cyber porno gore/grind for fans of Gigantic Brain.

Putrid Whore - XXX: The Number of the Bitch: Punishing downtuned Italian gore/grind for fans of Gruesome Stuff Relish and Mortician.

Maximum Perversion - Snowdropper: Fun, porn-obsessed and grooving Australian death/grind with flavours of Macabre and Carcass.

Ebolie - 1800 Fashioncore Kids Helpline: Mind-melting, cranium-crushing, alcohol-fuelled and slightly quirky modern Australian grindcore drawing from Cephalic Carnage, Napalm Death and Nasum.

Guild of Destruction - Kill! Kill! Kill!: Old-school all-blasting, no-frills, thrashing intense death metal from the bowels of Melbourne Australia. Ripping heavy riffs and screaming solos make this essential for any 1990s death metal fan!

Malignant Germ Infestation - Zombie Outbreak: Complex yet sickening bile-drench brutal gore/grind with electronic elements.

Mangled Whore Flesh - Labia Jerky: Grooving, thrashing raw death/grind in the vein of Intestinal Disgorge.

Embalming Theatre - He Raped His Dying Daughter: The infamous Switz grinders Embaling Theatre return with another intense slab of crusty, raw and violent Switz grind.

Hacksaw Surgery - Severed and Eaten: Tongue-in-cheek Australian brutal death/grind with elements of Dismember and Incarnated.

Gutted With Broken Glass - Headfuck: Absolutely traumatic, hyper-violent brutal cyber-death/grind, taking the music of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Fuck I'm Dead to chaotic new extremes.

Roadside Burial - Vengence is Mine: Beer and meat fuelled no-bullshit grooving gore/grind brutality from Australia.

Exhibit A - Urination Contest Disorder: Fast, crusty punk-influenced ear-bleeding Australian grindcore.

Devoured Flesh Regurgitation - Bones, Flesh n' Partysnacks: Depraved catchy punk and gore influenced Dutch grindcore, complete with the neck-snapping groove of Regurgitate to the tune of Napalm Death and L.D.O.H.

Roncsipar - Kibera: A viscious hybrid of experimental influences from stoner rock to industrial metal. A unque and obscure listening experience from Hungary with dark and droning textures offset by haunting ambient undertones. For fans of Neurosis, Godflesh, Ministry and Scorn.

Aeturnus Dominion - Traumatic Amputation: Heavy metal from Australia.

Roadside Burial - This Hammer has a Date with Your Forehead: Beer and meat fuelled no-bullshit grooving gore/grind brutality from Australia.

Corpsickle - Zombie Flesh Eaters: The Australian undead desecrators of death metal rise from their fetid tomb to unleash their plague!

Sordid - Mix 106.Fuck You: Crustier than a pregnant crack-whore with a yeast infection. A whirlwind of filthy grind infused crust in the vein of Phobia, Infest and Unholy Grave from Australia.

Halo of Knives - Watch the Red Devils Burn: Battering, violent, extreme Australian grindcore of absolutely ear-splitting intensity. Think Napalm Death with the intensity and chaos turned up to eleven. Features members of the almighty Extortion.

Silovanje - I Raped A Rapist: A brutal brand of depraved and sadistic cyber-gore/grind influenced by Fuck I'm Dead, Mortician, Gut, Disgorge, Beheaded and Abuse. Features members of Captain Cleanoff.

Aeturnus Dominion - Meathook: Heavy metal from Australia.

Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Murderer: From the debut MCD of this young grind act that are fast becoming one of Australia's most talked about grindcore band! See where it all began. A mix of Rotten Sound, old Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Circle of Dead Children, Discordance Axis and Discharge.

Hailstones Kill 200 - I Am Not Afraid: Total and utter chaos. This Australian band has all the ferocity and intensity of deadly jagged sheets of ice raining from the sky. Ultra-violent power-violence/grind beyond all reasonable level. Comparisons can be made to Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and The Locust infused with the pace of extreme grindcore. Features members of the almighty Extortion.

Ebolie - Blood Tapped Skull: Ebolie combine the humour of Blood Duster and Gronibard with the intensity and groove of Napalm Death and the intensity of Nasum and Fuck I'm Dead with sporadic flirtations with jazz and funk. Killer Australian death/grind.

Ebolie - Rape of Sanity

Grindhead records

http://www.grindheadrecords.com
http://www.myspace.com/grindhead


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