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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.



thedowngoing’s ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is out today

Posted by Lachlan

thedowngoing - ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESSHate polished, over-produced grindcore? Well then thedowngoing might just be your band.

Their new album ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is out today. It's 10 minutes of intense noisegrindhell for fans of Insect Warfare, The Kill, Pig Destroyer, Discordance Axis and psychosis.

Your grindlord commands you to:

I'll be writing a review sometime soon. This has to be one of the best pieces of Australian grind to come out in recent memory. So intense.


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 - 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


Beyond Terror Beyond Grace – Extinction | Salvation

Posted by Lachlan

Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Extinction | SalvationBeyond Terror Beyond Grace have carved out their own distinct brand of sonic terror on their first full length album, Salvation | Extinction.

Salvation | Extinction will engulf your senses with nineteen tracks of inhumanly dense and intense grindcore. The group fuse the grind stylings of old with a crushing hybrid of modern grind, crust and punk with a smattering of death metal. Taking the best parts of Napalm Death's raw, intense and wholly uncompromising political punk-influenced aural assault, Beyond Terror have reinvigorated the grindcore blueprint by incorporating elements of modern extreme groups such as Rotten Sound, Discordance Axis and Circle of Dead Children.

The end product is a skull-crushingly intense piece of Australian grindcore that has sealed Beyond Terror Beyond Grace's place amongst the nations top tier of extreme music - joining the likes of The Kill, Captain Cleanoff, Agents of Abhorrence and Fuck I'm Dead. This is an outstandingly powerful and intelligent release from one of the hardest working bands in the Australian music scene - and an absolute essential for any grindhead.

Available now within Australia for $15, or $10 USD internationally at Grindhead Records.



Posted by Lachlan

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is the best fucking Australian grind gig ever. All its missing is Agents of Abhorrence and you've covered every single one of my favourite Melbourne grind bands (maybe throw Five Star in there too if you count them as grind). Shutup and get your ticket.

Check it out:

No Escape Records unleashes a total sonic avalanche of face ripping riffery and bone shattering blastbeats from 9 of the most destructive grindcore bands Australia has to offer, reducing The Corner Hotel to smouldering rubble on Saturday 26th January 2008!!

Adelaide’s old school grind heroes Captain Cleanoff bring back their infamously raging live show and circle pits galore for unrivalled Mosh Power and vicious aggression! Fuck…I’m Dead who have recently added a drummer and second guitarist to their patented gore grind thrash attack execute surgically precise but wholly unsanitary amputation procedures while The Day Everything Became Nothing inflict a far more bulldozing brand of punishment with a bottom end crush that is as tight and sharp as it is grooving and swinging.

The Kill have returned from the dead after far too many years to once again punch out the fastest, most intense and most violent barrage of machine gun drumming, shrieking vocal terror and cyclonic shredding guitars you’ll ever be subjected to! Roskopp let loose their Frankensteinian crossbred mutation of chundering goregrind, rapid fire techy chops, deathly riffing and blast-ridden straight up grind, and Super Fun Happy Slide dish up a steaming and spicy serve of raw, old school Napalm Death worshipping gorecore replete with blazing solos, balls-out rocking and truly insane drumming of an ungodly velocity!

Die Pigeon Die’s tidal wave of suffocatingly slimy, grimy and sick as all hell goregrind serves as a preview of the disgusting excretory ordeal you’re bound to go through after their bowel loosening subsonic atrocities! This also sees the long awaited return of Melbourne's sickest ever pure old school goregrind posse, Garbage Guts, who've been absent from the stage for almost 2 years and have all the filth, speed, catchiness and repulsion you could ever cope with!

Capping off the night on a low brow high note are the legendary Blood Duster whose STD-spreading hippie-killing turkey-slapping grind rock has provided the sleazy soundtrack to over a decade of debauchery and degradation for the drunkards and deviants of Melbourne’s seediest underbelly!!

Doors open at 7pm so get in early for a non-stop whirlwind of aural violence across 2 stages! Tickets $17 + booking fee pre-sale, or $20 at the door, available from The Corner Hotel box office. The box office is located in the foyer of the venue - 57 Swan St Richmond. (Mon – Sat 11am-8pm). Phone bookings 03 9427 9198 Online bookings


Download: Grindhead Records Release Sampler

Posted by Lachlan

Here are 16 MP3s from the latest 10 Grindhead Records releases - please take the time to enjoy them.

All these releases (and MP3s) are available from the official Grindhead Records website for $15 AUD or $10 USD (postage inclusive).

MP3: Sound of Detestation - Voided and Blind

MP3: Eyetofuk - Unifuk Zombie

MP3: Putrid Whore - XXX: The Number of the Bitch

MP3: Maximum Perversion - Snowdropper

MP3: Ebolie - 1800 Fashioncore Kids Helpline


MP3: Guild of Destruction - Kill Kill Kill

MP3: Mangled Whore Flesh - Zombie Outbreak

MP3: Malignant Germ Infestation - Labia Jerky

MP3: Embalming Theatre - He Raped his Dying Daughter

MP3: Hacksaw Surgery - Severed and Eaten

MP3: Gutted with Broken Glass - Headfuck

MP3: Roadside Burial - Vengeance Is Mine

MP3: Exhibit A - Urination Contest Disorder


MP3: Devoured Flesh Regurgitation - Bones Flesh N' Partysnacks


MP3: Roncsipar - Kibera


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