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Terrorizer magazine exposes Australia’s furious Grindcore scene

Posted by Lachlan

The Australian Grindcore special of Terrorizer magazine (issue #185) comes out in Australia on August 24th.

Those crazy cats over at Terrorizer were nice enough to give a 4-page run down of the state of Australian Grindcore, including Captain Cleanoff, The Bezerker, Blood Duster, The Kill, Fuck... I'm Dead, Roskopp, Extortion, Audiablos and NowyourefuckeD as well as AusGrind, Grindhead Records and No Escape Records.

It's a pretty decent read, so I'd suggest you go out and grab your copy now - if for nothing else than my dreamy headshot which you can feel free to bring along to my next gig and beg to be autographed. Seriously though I am very happy to see Australian Grindcore covered in such a way by a major metal publication, and was glad to help out in any way I could.

I only hope this kind of support will continue for all the hard-working Australian grind bands and record labels.

Here's the press release spiel:

Terrorizer, the only extreme metal magazine with a a genuinely global perspective, has cast its gaze to Australia's gruesome grindcore underground, exploring the scene and introducing its key players in issue #185.

Best known internationally for former Earache industrial/grind road-warriors The Berzerker and Relapse-endorsed grind 'n' roll perverts Blood Duster, Terrorizer examines their global status before turning to the scene they sprung from and unearthing a host of vital rising bands and record labels.

Whilst other magazines look exclusively to the US and Scandinavia and wait to be told about the next big thing, Terrorizer goes looking for it, introducing eager metalheads worldwide to bands such as Captain Cleanoff, The Kill, F*ck... I'm Dead, Roskopp, Extortion, Audiablos, Nowyouref*ckeD, and labels like Grindhead and No Escape Records.

With Captain Cleanoff making their European touring debut this summer and Extortion endorsed by the frontman of John Peel-approved legends Napalm Death, the time to celebrate Aussie grind is now!



DOWNLOAD: Audiablos – The World Through Blood Covered Glasses

Posted by Lachlan

Aww yeah, the AusGrind free Sunday download is BACK after having been temporarily put on hold due to my current lack of internet at home (and hence no way to host). While I am still netless, Rapidshare has come to the rescue.

Audiablos - The World Through Blood Covered GlassesThis time around we have a delightful 10 track demo from Audiablos from Western Sydney entitled The World Through Blood Covered Glasses.

Audiablos seems to be the one man cyber-grind project of Ross Diablos - and hey, I know what you're thinking right now ("aww but one man cyber-grind bands usually suck") and hell, I agree. But this is not one of those bands. Infact Ross has put together a pretty fucking impressive piece of fun and distinctly Australian cyber-grind EP, mashing funny as hell samples with almost dance-y drum samples and some killer fucking brutal death/grind.

Audiablos - The World Through Blood Covered GlassesThis is not your run-of-the-mill one man MySpace grind project. It's like some kind of unholy beast - some form of gigantic half-goat/half-horse/half-man - and 150 percent motherfucking hellspawn. Ross pools in a whole range of metal influences in Audiablos. The songs are well structured and well thought; sometime silly, other times just fucking crushing.

The music kind of reminds of a cross between Grindhead Records' Eyetofuk (who's Grindhead release remains one of my favourites to this day) with the likes of Gronibard and The Bezerker. The influences listed on his MySpace site ring pretty true - I can definitely hear the influences from Zimmer's Hole, Volatile and Devolved.

Anyway, this lad has produced some cool tunes I'd like to hear more of (and next time with a bass guitar to fatten up the sound). Killer stuff, download it right...... HERE!


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