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DOWNLOAD: Machinoir – Death Birds Departure

Posted by Matt

Machinoir22 Minutes of noise, acoustica, black-metal, death metal, grind, ambiance and all that is GRIM.

Machinoir bases himself on top of the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia for optimal height and conditions to create the most grim music possible.

Machinoir has been stewing on this release for a few years and its great the its finally out into the open, out on limited release. Guest appearances from Anna Vo (Crux), Bart (Dining in Tuscany, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace) and mastering by the incredible Tim Carr. Some great summer brutality.



Beyond Terror Beyond Grace new album pre-order, new tracks and Australian tour

Posted by Lachlan

The Australian grindcore 4-piece Beyond Terror Beyond Grace have announced a release date of February the 4th, 2010 for their new album "Our Ashes Built Mountains".

No details as to who will be releasing or distribution the album have yet come to light, but they have a pre-order available at their online store (you can secure a copy for $20 AUD, or a CD and T-Shirt combo for $40, and both come with 2 BTBG stickers).

"Our Ashes Built Mountains" was recorded, mixed and mastered by the incredible Tim Carr of Tim Carr-Theta Laboratories and 301 Studios Sydney, and features artwork by Colin Marks (Strapping Young Lad, Whitechapel, Aborted, Suicide Silence). There is also a long list of guest vocalists, including Jason Peppiatt (Psycroptic), Jarrod Krafcyk (ex-The Amenta/The Riot and the Trauma/Anchored Awake), Alex Pope (Ruins), Anna Vo (Crux), Blake Simpson (Gallows for Grace) and Tim Pope (The Amenta).

As you'd expect, two (heavily-compressed MP3 quality, MySpace-raped) cuts of the new album are listenable on their MySpace page. The amount which MySpace has clearly degraded the sound quality in its compression upsets me. As such I'm not going to make any judgements based on two low-quality MySpace sample tracks, so let me just say I am very curious and excited to see what the guys have come up with.

To support the new album, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace will take off on a 6-date national tour alongside New Zealand death metallers Ulcerate. It looks like Portal are also involved in at least the Sydney date, which is fucking awesome. Unforunately it doesnt look like Perth or Hobart are on that list.

The guys had this to say about the album:

"We are beyond happy with the results, and we feel that to say that this CD is an enormous step up musically, in production, lyrically and conceptually from the last album is a bit of an understatement. We have really made an effort to craft a complete album rather than just throwing a bunch of songs together - there are lyrical concepts, samples, ideas and motifs that thematically link throughout the whole CD. We are very much looking forward to getting it out there. More news soon, including labels, and international shows."

Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Our Ashes Built Mountains Promo Video


Lightning Bolt secret Sydney show

Posted by Lachlan

Yo mang I just got wind of Lightning Bolt's "secret" show for Monday the 23rd of November.

It all goes down at Hermanns Bar, opposite Sydney University. The door price is $20 with no pre-sales.

The supports are Crux, Rice Corpse and Black Widow.


Maggotsville shutting down?

Posted by Lachlan

So rumour has is that Maggotsville - long staple of the Sydney DIY music scene - is shutting down and the housemates are being evicted.

This is pretty sad news considering the sheer amount of punk, crust, hardcore, thrash, grind and metal bands that have played at Maggotsville over the years. Last years Insect Warfare / Agents of Abhorrence / Crux show was both one of the best grind shows and the best DIY warehouse shows I'd ever been to. And while I've had mixed feelings and experiences with the Maggotsville 'scene' overall, there is no doubt that Maggotsville was instrumental in the continuation of Sydney's underground music scene.

We see so many music venues come and go in Sydney. C'est la vie. RIP Maggotsville.


Scum System Kill – Last Show this Friday

Posted by Matt

Scum System Kill, the Sydney crust punkers are bowing out after their SE Asia tour for good (they all say that). Below are flyers to their last show. Go get mashed and watch some awesome crusty punkers do what they do best.

Catch them at the Thunderdome 22 Fotheringham St
Enmore on Friday June 5th.

Show starts at 8pm, and bands are:

CRUX (last show til October)

Its $5 entry, proceeds go towards helping bring Kontrasosial out from Indonesia


New releases from Space Bong and Cuntscrape

Posted by Lachlan

Two very cool Australian bands have put out new releases in the last couple of weeks; Adelaide's filthy merchants of nihilistic doom Space Bong and Perth's depraved, porn-obsessed Cuntscrape.

Space Bong are a South Australian doooooooom band featuring members of a number of very talented groups, including Meat Wallet, Death-Cult Jock and The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers. Their debut album The Death of Utopia is now available from An Out Recordings (which is a label run by Anna Vo of Crux).

The Death of Utopia is a four song, 70-minute odyssey of noise-laden doom/sludge, made in part in collaboration with Die Like A God. It comes in a nice smick little digi-pak and is currently available from Big Star (SA), Repressed Records (NSW), Paint it Black (NSW) and Missing Link (VIC). I'm fucking very keen to get my hands on this; Space Bong fucking destroyed at Squatfest 2009.

Next up, Western Australia's Cuntscrape have released a new split CD "Split Roast" on Prime Cuts with Deathfuckingcunt. You can always count on these dudes to pull out some groovin', rockin' tunes that will transform even the most virginal angel into a filthy slab of depraved meat.

Old mate Lord Labia knows his shit, so get your gesticulating headcunt listening flaps around this Split Roast. I promise I won't film, sell and distribute the ensuing orgy that would put even the ancient cult of Dionysus to shame.

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