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Long Weekend Options pt 2: Archagathus (Canada)

Posted by mothereel



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Friday night: Extortion, Rort, Doubled Over, Soma at Pony

Posted by Matt



Sydney Fri 16th September: DUDMAN (Japan) + INTERNAL ROT (Vic) + DOUBLED OVER (Vic)

Posted by Matt

Dudman, Internal Rot at Black Wire RecordsThis Friday Japanese band Dudman\ is playing a single show in Sydney.

There is not much on the internet to explain this band in the internet, but from supports I am going to assume they play some sort of extreme music, possibly grindcore or hardcore/grind/fastish.

Also to add to the excitement of this show is the rare Sydney appearance by Melbourne band Internal Rot and Doubled Over, straight from their US tour with The Kill. Although the poster states Video Nasty it is actually the grind heroes Ether Rag that are playing this show, who are amazing every time. And Burning Servant rounding off the bill to ensure this show shouldn't be missed by any grind fan out there.

Friday 16th September // 7pm // $10 //

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The Kill / Doubled Over: The Dirty Filthy Yank Perspective by Gingerbelly

Posted by Matt

The Kill in the USASomewhere on Park Street in Montclair, New Jersey, wedged modestly between two upscale restaurants, sits a simple and inconspicuous-looking door. Behind that door is a stairwell that descends and expands into a cavernous basement area. Nearly every inch of it is covered in graffiti and stickers, the side walls support rows of beaten couches and seats torn out of old cars, and an elevated section at the far end serves as a makeshift stage. For years, this basement has been referred to as The Meatlocker, and on the night of Friday, May 20th, it was home to an unrelenting maelstrom of grinding noise.

The Meatlocker was just one stop along the US East Coast tour of The Kill before their major event at Maryland Deathfest IX in Baltimore the following week. Joined by partners in grind Doubled Over, the two bands comprise a lethal duo, paragons of Aussie grindcore excellence. This night’s portion of the tour featured a stellar cast of supporting bands, all in top brutal form. Up-and-coming grindcore act Nemesis Complex took the stage first, ensuring that the audience’s ears would be properly broken in for all the following bands with a wall of harsh, blasting noise. Picking up swiftly afterwards was the two-man cannibalistic squad Rogyapa, satisfying any lingering cravings for more grind. Following was a violent thrashing from Amputee, featuring members of New Jersey grind act Chainsaw to the Face. The Communion from New York was up next, lashing out a slew of chilling riffs and dynamic vocals. Also churning through the stage amps was a storm of thick and fuzzy sludge grooves laid down by local band Dutchguts.

Doubled Over in the USABy 1:00 AM, as Doubled Over was setting up, many in the crowd had either caught their second wind or reached a suitably drunken state—just in the nick of time. A two-piece for this show, they wasted no time in sending the audience into submission: careening through sharp tempo changes, throttling into high-velocity, slashing blasts only to yank it suddenly down to a painful, doomy trudge, all before rocketing back up to speed again. A powerfully driving snare pulled many into the pit with ease, backed by solid guitarsmanship and guttural growls to complete the sound. Doubled Over delivered on both intensity and the ability to transfer its unyielding energy directly into the crowd. At the end of the set, they were joined by The Kill’s vocalist to punctuate with a cover of the legendary Excruciating Terror. Even if some audience members may be unfamiliar with Doubled Over, their stage magic compels all in the vicinity to thrash without compromise.

With both bands playing on rental instruments that they only received after arriving in the US, The Kill shared the same drum kit and likewise decimated it with the same breed of fury from down under. It seemed apparent that rental or not, no instrument would be unfamiliar enough to prevent itself from being shredded as they started their set. With the shout of a song title, followed by a swift dive into the first track, the grind was soon underway. The line between the stage and the pit blurred to the point where not even the band was safe from the rumpus of the hordes. High-pitched, serrated screams cut their way to the surface of waves of thrashing bodies as the vocalist was pulled into the crowd. It seemed that the final reserves of utter insanity were stored up over the course of the show for this moment, as thunderous blast beats pummeled skulls left and right, and searing guitar riffs needled flesh with little to no regard for mercy. The Kill opened up a cataclysmic can of grindcore that washed over the entire Meatlocker with incendiary force. The setlist unloaded like fully automatic rounds and concluded the night with proper devastation.

I type this now with a face that is still half-melted after the experience, flecks of skin dripping down onto my keyboard. New Jersey is quite often considered the “armpit” of the United States, and if the arrival of these bands on the night of May 20th was intended to be a tactical strike to wipe us off the map, then I would not be surprised—we were obliterated in the best way possible.

Thank you, our Australian friends, the rest of the bands, and everyone who came out, for reminding us what it means to fucking grind.

"Gingerbelly is the current bassist and noise-shitter for Nemesis Complex. He doesn’t usually write blog articles, but may consider doing it more often in the future for cash to help pay for his facial reconstruction surgery. He also (quite shamelessly) suggests that you should check out the Nemesis Complex blog for a free download of the band’s new album, “Enemy.” And he’s not even done with the self-whoring yet, because he also notes that you can find plenty more cool stuff at the NxCx YouTube channel. If you found all of this to be a vile and offensive load of tripe, you can send him hate mail (nemesiscomplexnj[at]gmail(dot)com) and personally call him an insufferable prick."


Grindcore 2009 line up announced!

Posted by Lachlan

No Escape Records have announced the full line up for Grindcore 2009:

Fuck I'm Dead
Agents of Abhorrence
Captain Cleanoff
The Kill
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace (NSW)
Super Fun Happy Slide
Doubled Over

That line up looks amazing. It certainly tops last year. We'll skip my predictable complaints of only having one interstate band on the bill. My highlights of 2008 were definitely Super Fun Happy Slide, The Kill and Fuck I'm Dead.

Don't miss it. The show kicks off at 7pm and tickets available for $20 from The Corner Hotel Box Office and Missing Link Records.

Grindcore 2009

Grindcore 2009


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