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Michael Crafter’s debut

Posted by Lachlan

I know most of you think that when Anal Discharge broke up in May of 2008, their frontman Matheson Vaughn - no doubt unable to contemplate a life without the limelight he so desperately chased for so many years - committed suicide; most likely due to a overdose on a bizarre cocktail of MDMA, shampoo and a broken heart.

In a story that is sure to be picked up by A Current Affair as a tale of revival, hope and persistence, Mat debuted his brand new band Michael Crafter last Saturday night to a group of disinterested 19 year olds.

Michael Crafter are a very punk-y, grinding powerviolence two-piece, featuring Mat on guitar and vocals, and Dave on drums and vocals. They play short, fast, intense and inexplicably pissed off music in the vein of Iron Lung and Agents of Abhorrence, and plan to record a demo sometime in the near future (for which they have enlisted me of all people).

In any case, I was at hand to record first-hand the bizarre violent outburst that was Michael Crafter's first live show. Please enjoy. Or don't.

A few short hours later...


Anal Discharge’s long-anticipated reunion

Posted by Lachlan

In the spirit of Faith No More and Alice In Chains comes Newcastle shit/punk group Anal Discharge's long-anticipated reunion.

And by 'long-anticipated' I mean 'holy shit I prayed to the Lord my God that I would never have to suffer Anal Discharge again'.

And yes; Mat IS dressed as a banana.

Why wouldnt he be?

Rap Song

If God Invented Head He Must Be Very Good At It


DOWNLOAD: Kill A Celebrity – The 2007 Anal Discharge Sessions

Posted by Lachlan

Kill A Celebrity and Anal Discharge splitSince our Grindslaughter demo is available for download (recorded at the start of 2007) , I figure we might as well throw up these recordings too.

I recorded and mixed these 4 tracks in my bedroom towards the end of 2007. At some point I was meant to release them as a 'Digital EP', but then we had some strange Malaysia record label interested in releasing them in a professionally printed 5 way split CD with a few cool bands (Collision from the Czech Republic, The Arson Project from Sweden and Onanizer who are all the goods).

We got the audio mastered by Tim Carr and sent him the tracks, but for whatever reason he decided to never reply to any of the bands. We also used 2 tracks for our CULT AS FUCK split double floppy disc with Anal Discharge which is long sold out.

Hope you enjoy them. Feel free to burn and share them with mates.


Oh and if you have Facebook, fucking become a fan already. We won't tell anyone. Keep an eye out for our split CD with Krupskaya due out March/April 2008 on Grindhead Records too.

1. Dying for Meth
2. Genocidal Superstar
3. Burden (Rotten Sound)
4. The God Delusion


Follow Matt’s tour with The (tempramental) Pocket

Posted by Lachlan

Matt with The Temperamental PocketIf you care to care, Matt has a blog up chronicling his QLD tour with his folk/country band The (temperamental) Pocket. The band features members of Anal Discharge and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

Check it out here:

Nice hair mate.


Crab Smasher – Serie Una Di Collaborazione

Posted by Matt

Serie Una Di Collaborazione was originally released back in 2006 at a very limited run on the now defunct Squeamish Recordings. The new version is now available again and has a much cooler cover, through Lesstalk Records.

The entire album was recorded over a couple of months at Annie St Gallery, it marks a defining change in direction for Crab Smasher, finding themselves as a 2-piece for the first time after the departure of founding member Chloe Russell. During a period of uncertainty as to how to proceed Crab Smasher started jamming with their friends regularly, both live and at home. Each of the special guests brought their own skills and sensibilities to the table and enabled them to approach Crab Smasher in new and exciting ways. Featuring collaborations with friends and past members including Nick Senger (Castings), Sarah Humphreys and many more.


We look down on the ants, why do they not just stop?
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Troy Sweetman/George Villisanti)

People forgive and forget if you're fantastic
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Phillipa O'Shea/Kerry Robinson)

If you've got the eyes, i've got the candy
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/James Glines/Michael Liestins)

It is like he wants to grab the hand of joy, clench its fingers with his firm grip and shake it all night
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Sarah Humphreys)

A blessing and wonderous thing
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Nick Senger)

The perfume fight
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/David Crews)

Biting his bottom lip and tipping energy into his collection of road lizards with his bowl of guitars, with a sound so far out that it will make women grow beards and the beards of men swallow back into their faces
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Marnie Vaughn)

more info
Marnie Vaughn


Shitloads of free downloads!

Posted by Lachlan

Well, I really can't be fucked tracking down some kind of cool download for today, so instead I'm going to feed through links of some of the past downloads we've featured. If you'd like your band featured for a download, just hit me up at criticalzombieholocaust (att) gmail (dott) com

Agents of Abhorrence - Live at the Pony: two piece violent grind from Melbourne
Anal Discharge - Swallow or Die Bootleg: maniacal booze fulled punk chaos from Newcastle
Crab Smasher - The Picky Eater: Newcastle noise
Dot Dot Dot - Fits of Nothing: Sydney grinding powerviolence
Grindhead Records Release Sampler: 10 free tracks from 10 releases off Grindhead Records
Kill A Celebrity - Grindslaughter: Sydney caustic grind three piece
McClane - Push Start: killer energetic punk/hardcore from Canberra
Mother Eel - A Slut Is Not A Bad Thing: heavy mental grind and metal from the Blue Moutains
ROFL / Frank Rizzo - The Crash That Ended In E: An awesome out of print split from two Sydney punk/powerviolence bands

Fantomas / Melt Bannana - Split Single
John Zorn / Napalm Death - Split: Chaotic avant-garde jazz meets grind!
Magrudergrind - 62 Trax of Thrash
Naked City - Radio: Ultra fucked up genre skipping jazz grind!!!
Nasum / Agathocles - Split
Various - Anti Nazi Compilation
Various - Spains Early Noise/Grind History
Virulence - A Conflict Scenario: Incredible jazz powerviolence grind (think Dillinger but more violent... and more jazzy)

Dont say I dont do nothing for yah.

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