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4/4: Talbot St Massacre (Summonus, Sordid, New Blood)

Posted by Lachlan

SummonusThis Saturday the 4th of April sees one of the Sydney crust band Sordid's final shows. Their singer Keef is packing up and leaving town, so try and get down to support em. The show is at Talbot St Studios in St. Peters, which is a pretty cool DIY venue slash rehearsal studio located at 4 Talbot St. It's just off the Princes Highway, and not too far from the station.

Joining them on Saturday are old school booze grinders Beer Corpse, thrash/punk outfit Dead, Wasted, ever-improving Wollongong brutal death/grinders New Blood, beercore grinders Fuck Oath and the grim merchants of doom Summonus (who's new CD fucking kicks arse by the way).

Sordid - Sordid RemainsSordid's farewell show is on May 2nd at the same venue. Shaneo from Bludgeoner, Fuck Oath and Roadside Burial fame will be playing bass for these last handful of shows. Sordid released their debut Sordid Remains on Grindhead Records back in 2006. Check out the Grindhead website for some free MP3 downloads.

In the coming months, Grindhead Records are also expected to release new albums from New Blood and Fuck Oath, so be sure to keep an ear out for all the latest. Maybe subscribe to this blog even. Ey?? EY??!

Talbot St Massacre


Roadside Burial Interview on Extreme Aggression

Posted by Lachlan

Karkuss from Roadside Burial (with hair)For those of you who mightn't be familiar with Roadside Burial, they are an Australian old school veteran death/grind band in the vein of Napalm Death and Terrorizer that formed out of the ashes of the awesome Sydney death metal juggernaut Bludgeoner and featuring members of intense Newcastle noise/grinders Grannyfist and mongo yobbo grinders Volatile.

They are currently signed to Grindhead Records and have put out two split releases out through the label (one with zombified drunken death metallers Corpsickle and the other with local cult punk/grind legends Exhibit A). The group are expected to record 16 new songs in June.

Having seen these guys live, I can tell you they're a band you want to look out for. Their live sound is absolutely fucking MASSIVE, and between Karkuss's vocals and Macca's seemingly endless blast-beat endurance they'll tear more than a few heads off.

Roadside Burial - Such is LifeEnough talk. Check out the Extreme Aggression interview here.

More info on their split with Exhibit A Such Is Life
Download "Vengence is Mine" MP3

More info on their split with Corpsickle Blood Binge
Download "This hammer has a date with your forehead" MP3


Tonight: Grannyfist & Frank Rizzo at The Harp

Posted by Lachlan

Grannyfist LiveQuite a cool little Grindhead Records show on tonight which will be no doubt enhanced by the simplistic beauty of pints at an Irish Pub.

Grannyfist, Frank Rizzo, Code of Lies and Fuck Oath will all be grinding up The Harp Irish Pub at Tempe from 8:00pm. I recommend some form of steak/pint combination for maximum enjoyment (is there a bistro there?).

In case you don't know these bands; Grannyfist play Anal Cunt-inspired screeching breakneck grindcore, with an extremely talented drummer (who also plays in Roadside Burial with members of Sydney veterans Bludgeoner and Volatile) and a hilarious vocalist (who also DJs as Drillbit) armed with truly horrific and agonizing vocal effects.

Frank Rizzo liveFrank Rizzo are one of my favourite Sydney punk bands. Their music is fast, furious and catchy as hell, complimented by two vocalists who play very well of eachother. All up they are a killer six piece. Code of Lies are the promising young trans-genre grind band that I keep raving about (unforunately sans their caped vocalist Nathattak). Their new MCD The Age of Disgrace should be available on the night.

Last of all Fuck Oath are a crusty grind/hardcore band with members of many other Sydney bands. I haven't had a chance to catch these guys live yet.

The line up is as follows:
Frank Rizzo
Code of Lies
Fuck Oath

See you cunts there.

Grannyfist Frank Rizzo Code of Lies Fuck Oath at The Harp

Grannyfist Frank Rizzo Code of Lies Fuck Oath at The Harp


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