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Mother Eel announce new album: Svalbard

Posted by mothereel

Over at the very wordy and not often busy Facebook of Mother Eel, a new album titled "Svalbard" has been revealed.

They've gone to the effort of new artwork, some preview videos and some kind of teaser clip starring Pewdiepie.

See them all here:
Blasty preview
Czech Mountain preview
Pain preview
Elderly preview
AlphaMatt preview (featuring the vocals of Matt from Suppressant)

And in case the embedding isn't working... Pewdiepie


Cannibal Corpse Australia Tour October 2012

Posted by Lachlan

Cannibal Corpse are touring. Blah blah blah.

After three long torturous years, death metals titanic kings, CANNIBAL CORPSE, return to Australia for a sarcophagic frenzy of sordid and demented proportions!

Their new ceaselessly hostile album release, TORTURE, proves that when it comes to combining unrestrained maliciousness, involved song writing and technical precision they still have no equal. The twelfth full-length of their inspiring twenty-four year career, the Floridian quintet have never sounded so vital, the album building upon the wealth of powerful, dark, and memorable songs comprising 2006's Kill and 2009's Evisceration Plague and pointedly upping the ante at every turn.

With blistering riffs, turbulent drums, ruthless and razored vocals, CANNIBAL CORPSE are THE pinnacle of death metal. Make no mistake. The sledgehammer force of the forthcoming live cannibalism will yet again prove this beyond any doubt.

CANNIBAL CORPSE with special guests performing at:
Oct 4th Adelaide – Fowler’s Live
Oct 5th Melbourne – Billboard The Venue
Oct 6th Sydney – The Metro Theatre
Oct 8th Brisbane – The Hifi
Oct 9th Perth - Capitol

TICKETS ON SALE FROM MAY 1st at the following outlets:
Adelaide – /
Melbourne – /
Sydney – /
Brisbane –
Perth – / 78 Records


New Blood – Paradise Disintegrates out now

Posted by Lachlan

Paradise Disintegrates is the extremely promising Grindhead Records debut from Wollongong's New Blood; the latest in a slew of death metal bands harking back to the glory days of extreme music.

Not afraid to put any limitations to their sound, New Blood experiment with all elements of aggression, speed, groove, brutality, melody and dissonance across various extreme metal genres. The most prominent echoes of Paradise Disintegrates are the relentlessness of Cannibal Corpse, the slamming groove of Devourment and the blazing technical blunt trauma attack of Suffocation - though New Blood are sure to keep their eye on modern extreme music developments, incorporating bursts of influence from newer acts like the Aborted, The Faceless and The Red Shore.

New Blood are walking the left hand path path to hone their bloody craft by introducing a flair for musicianship while always consciously keeping themselves firmly tied to brutality and excessive violence as if it were their lifesblood. From the first guttural bellow, brutal blastbeat and frenetic tremolo-picked riff it becomes immediately clear that New Blood are not here to fuck around; they are here to break bones, piece organs and shatter skulls by unleashing the most uncompromisingly brutal aural battering they are physically able. It is that unwavering dedication to constant rehearsal and expansion of their sound and skills - coupled with a consistent stream of globally encompassing hatred and malcontent - that makes New Blood one of the most exciting Australian death metal bands to look out for.

Download: Subconscious Slaughter MP3

Buy New Blood's Paradise Disintegrates now for $6 USD or $8 AUD (with free postage).



Grindhead Records $5 AUD CD sale (with free postage)

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead Records have a $5 AUD CD sale on at the moment at on their online store. As with all orders made with Grindhead Records, shipping on these CDs is absolutely FREE!

The full list of CDs on sale includes:

Abnormal - Shifted The Shape
Abortus - Judge Me Not
Abortus - The Process of Elimination
Aeturnus Dominion - Psychotic
Aeturnus Dominion - Semper Tyranis
Carnival of Carnage - Carnival of Carnage MCD
Devoured Flesh Regurgitation - Bones, Flesh N' Partysnacks $5/$3
Embodied - Destined to Burn
Guild of Destruction - Into Oblivion
Gutted With Broken Glass - Beaten to a Bloody Pulp
Mangled Whore Flesh / Malignant Germ Infestation - Split CD
Mordeth - Animicide
Mortalized - Deathville
Necrodemon - Ice Fields of Hyperion
Paranoia - Paranoia
Psychonaut - Masters of Procrastination
Punisher - Waste
Roncsipar - Antimonumentum
Sarsekim - Paroxysm
Signs of Dying - Desire is Suffering
Tenebrum Infectus - Same
Troglodyte / As A River / Sick Sad World - Three Way Split CD

*Please note that the BUY X GET X FREE does not apply with sale CDs.


Grindhead Records launches new site and e-store

Posted by Lachlan

Last night Grindhead Records officially launched their new website, complete with an entirely new E-Store! The new site features a very clean, uncluttered design with a focus on easy navigation, improved SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and direct access to the latest gig information, free downloads and information on the latest releases.

To celebrate the launch of the new site, Grindhead Records is now offering:

A FREE compilation CD when you buy 2 CDs
A FREE CD of your choosing (of equal or lesser value) when you buy 3 CDs
2 FREE CDs of your choosing when you buy 5 or more CDs

To claim any of the above, please make a note of your choices when prompted at the check out.

While some minor developments are still being made to the aesthetics of the E-Store, the site is ready to receive orders and we encourage you to take a look around. All of these changes should make purchasing products far easier for everyone out there and we would really appreciate any feedback you would like to offer. If you'd like to leave some feedback then simply email me.

Here are some of the sites new features:

RSS Feeds: The Grindhead Records homepage pulls information relating to the record label directly from RSS Feeds derived from the AusGrind to ensure that the website features all the latest news updated in real time.

E-Store: The new Grindhead Records E-Store was created and later customised using the trusted and secure open source osCommerce Online Merchant. The new E-Store allows for customers to browse Grindhead's extensive catalogue of extreme music much more efficently.

Easy Catalogue Searching: immediately find the CD you're looking for using the search function - as well as all related releases from artists of a similar style.

Customised Product Descriptions: lots of time has gone in to ensure each product has a full, customised description of the band and their style.

Multiple Currencies: make payments through PayPal in either Australian Dollars within Australia, or in American Dollars or Euros. Simply change the currency of your choice on the drop down box on the right hand side. Please note that orders within Australia must be pay for using Australia dollars - similar all international orders must use American Dollars or Euros.

Customer Accounts: the new E-Store allows you to create your own member account, which securely stores all of your shipping and billing information, as well as your order history and newsletter subscriptions. You can follow up the current status of your orders to see exactly when they were shipped.

Newsletter Subscriptions: be sure to sign up to our Newsletter to get all the latest news on products, releases and the record label as well as the occasion special discount and sales offers for members.

Product Suggestions: the Grindhead Records' E-Store can recommend you other products based on what other customers have purchased.

Best Sellers: the table on the right hand side displays Grindhead Records' most popular, best-selling products.

We hope you enjoy the new site, and be sure to keep an eye out for future developments. Grindhead Records is here to bring you the best in death, gore and grindcore from Australia and around the world. Oh and be sure to become a fan of Grindhead Records on Facebook if you havent already.

Grind on!


Hatchet Dawn in Queensland for east coast leg of Faith in Chaos Tour

Posted by Matt

Made up of former members of Tribura, Symbiosist, Terrorust and current members of White Cell, Melbourne’s Hatchet Dawn combine influences as diverse as Metallica to Alice in Chains to Rob Zombie to create a new perfectly formed sound all their own - a darkly monstrous creation that is far bigger than the sum of its parts.

Hatchet Dawn head from the grave to horrify Queensland in June for the east coast stretch of the Faith In Chaos tour of Australia, playing three exclusive shows:

June 18 – Brannigans Tavern, Gold Coast
Level 2 Niecon Tower. Broadbeach.

June 19 – Sands Tavern, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
Plaza Pde, Maroochydore. Ttickets from

June 20 – The Dead of Winter Festival 2009 @ Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
470 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley.

Hatchet Dawn’s debut EP, Faith In Chaos, featuring bonus music video footage is available in stores and online now through AmpHead Music / The Orchard Australasia.

“Brutal, loud and fast but still with a hook-laden sense of groove, melody and power, this EP, like your first girlfriend, is a hell of a tease.” – Metal As F**k


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