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thedowngoing North American Tour and WATER TORTURE split 7″

Posted by Mathias

Sydney noisegrind 2-piece thedowngoing are set to embark on their first North American Tour this November and December in support of their new Split 7" Vinyl with WATER TORTURE due for release on NERVE ALTAR RECORDS on November 10th.

Recorded with JONATHAN BOULET, thedowngoing provide 7 new blistering tracks of vicious grindcore to the split wax, which sees Buffalo, New York's powerviolence wrecking-ball WATER TORTURE step in to duke it out over 2-piece bragging rights.

Teaming up with split pals WATER TORTURE & Michigan’s CLOUD RAT, thedowngoing will find themselves in good company as they take on a tour schedule to match their intense sound, playing 39 shows across the East Coast, Mid West, Canada, West Coast and everywhere in between throughout November and December, with some incredible supports including: GRIPE, DETROIT, BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA, SEA OF SHIT, +HIRS+ DYSPLASIA, GASH, THICK SKIN,  RAPE REVENGE, D.O.C & a shit ton more.

First taste of the split comes from thedowngoing, with a brand new track called "UNWATCHED SNUFF"


DOWNLOAD: Wretch – The Senseless Violence EP

Posted by Lachlan

Wretch - The Senseless Violence EPOh 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!

Go and download the EP for free.



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.


Taking over FBI Radio – Monday 23rd May

Posted by Matt

Lachlan and myself jumped at the opportunity to spin some grindcore in the name of AusGrind late one night on FBI Radio, Sydney's best radio station by miles (for example, album of the week this week is the new Battles album, holy shit so happy). So anyway we set out to inform the general Sydney public of the awesomeness of grindcore, and although my mum still hates it we had a ball.

With Scott Fitzsimons manning the buttons we played a nice cross section of grind with a few other random gems thrown in for good measure and plenty of shameless self promotion. You can now stream the full two hour show below (language warning).

Segression - Never Dead
Death-Cult Jock - War Through Other Means
Captain Cleanoff - Chemical Imbalance
Pig Destroyer - Cheerleader Corpses
Gronibard - March of The Gronibard
thedowngoing - Bad Machette
Ether Rag - V
Battle Pope - Cocaine Yeeha Motherfucker Yeah
Ebolie - 1800 Fashioncore Kids Helpline
Michael Crafter - On Tour A Job Is Called A Gig
Family Man - Left For Dead
Naked City - Skatekey
Blood Duster - Instrumental
Nowyourefucked - Gary Coleman
Agents Of Abhorrence - Agents Of The Sun
Orlacs Hande - ?
Kill the Client - Moneywhore
Genghis Tron - Rock Candy
Acid Tiger - Feel It
White Male Dumbinance - Forced Vengeance
Discordance Axis - Castration Rite
thedowngoing - Iambecome
Hailstones Kill 200 - I Am Not Afraid
Log - Dirt House Boogie
Comadre - Sabado Gigante!
Fuck... I'm Dead - Barefoot And Shitfaced
Aborted - Surprise! You're Dead (Faith No More cover)
Reuben Ingall - Flight Of The Basement Bee
Halo of Knives - Watch The Red Devil Burn
Insect Warfare - Mind Ripper
Ironhide - Doom
Dillinger Escape Plan - Mullet Burden
Damaged - Nails
Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
Naked City - Batman
Michael Crafter - Drum Circle
Throwdown - Sure Hope It Feels Good
Mindsnare - Bulldozed
Agents Of Abhorrence - Sentimentality & Nostalgia
The Atomic Bitchwax - The Local Fuzz

Full info on the Dead Air website or you can stream the whole program below.


AusGrind co-hosts Dead Air on FBI Radio 11pm tonight

Posted by Matt

AusGrind (Lachlan and myself) are heading into FBI Radio tonight to co-host the show for the night with Scott Fitzimmons manning the desk and arbitrating. We will be spinning grindcore across the Sydney airwavves from 11pm till 1am tonight, Monday 23rd May 2011. Playing your favorite Australian grindcore songs plus more music left of the spectrum.

Tune into 94.5 in Sydney or stream it online tonight, to listen to Lachlan and myself disagree with just about every song choice that goes to air.

Dead Air Radio
94.5 FM
11pm - 1am Mondays


Hittin the dizzle tonight!

Posted by Matt

Party time for Ausgrind tonight! Hells yeah!
It has been quite a while since Lachlan and I have hit up Hot Damn for some real real fun. Will prob put pics up next week of us introducing some PV to "the scene".



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