AusGrind: Australian underground grindcore, punk, doom and DIY culture.

Blast ‘Til Death: The Free Downloads You Need

Posted by mothereel


It's been a while between posts, fuck you!  I've been going to shows and stuff.  What have you been doing?
And it went well over there..?
Well I'm happy for you.  Ok, well I am sorry I've not written, but we've both been busy and so until you can invent me more hours in a day, there's only so much I can accomplish.

What is all this about?

The aim to promote grind/death/noise/extreme artists.
Volume 3 is in the works at the moment.
You can currently download Volume 1 & Volume 2.  Featuring many great and diverse artists, I'll list some in the tags because it's the better way to do things, I think.  It's not all Australian stuff, but from all over the world.
You can check out the bandcamp here for more information.

If you want to be apart of Volume 3, time is ticking, contact


Free-ish Grindcore Comp from Give Praise Records

Posted by mothereel

Who are you to resist?


I read it as Bath too...

Name your price.


Let us know your thoughts.  Any standouts?


A Tribute to Torpy

Posted by mothereel

So many good bands, such a good cause, you'd be a fool to resist.


On the 26th of April, We Lost The Sea are hosting a special show with a bunch of friends, bands and fans to come together to pay tribute to a superb person, Chris Torpy, who sadly took his life in March 2012. It is a night for coming together as a community and a local music scene to remember and share some laughs and memories of the person he was and what he was passionate about.

The show will also be a fundraiser for the charity beyondblue who provide support for people who suffer any form of depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.

Not a day goes by that we all don't think about him. To pay tribute to Chris we could think of no better way than to get together a bunch of bands full of people that he loved and who loved him.


There's also a download of some bands that Chris was a part of, tracks that he collaborated on and other bands that wanted to pay tribute to him.

All the set times and things for the gig are on the facebook event page.


Free Download: Open Sores

Posted by Matt

New York Powerviolence.
Short. Sweet. Brutal.

Sounds like lo-fi Iron Lung.

For free download.



Download: Throat Of Dirt Demo (2012)

Posted by mothereel
Throat Of Dirt

Canberran Hate & Loathing

One of my current favourites in the Australian fences are Canberra's Throat Of Dirt.  Supported by public servants and dosed up on dissonance, the guys have recently recorded a 2 track demo that is now available through their bandcamp page.  You can name your price.

They are also currently looking for another guitarist, maybe with some vocal opportunities.  Here's what their facebook says:

We are contemplating/toying with the idea of adding a second guitarist (preferably one with vocal abilities) to our live line up and possibly permanent part of the band. If anyone is interested please message us. Canberra based preferably but Sydney based is a maybe.

If that appeals to you, perhaps the best course of action to take would be to download the demo, listen lots, contact the band, send nudes and positive vibes, cross your fingers.  That, of course, is starting with the assumption that you own a guitar, and can play... if not, my advice is this: work in a shitty job, build hate, save for guitar, purchase guitar, realise it's probably not good enough, return to shitty job for more years, build more hate, get better guitar, realise you need an amp and possibly transport... oh you get the idea.  I'm not Tolkien, so I'm not going to write too much.



Free Download: Vendors Rich//Shut In – Digital Split

Posted by Matt

Vendors RichDudes split their songs for a release, Melbourne math metal band Vendors Rich and Shut In (Diploid, World at a Glance and Idle Minds). For free download now on the good ol' trustworthy bandcamp. Two very different approached to music, Shut In offers more soundscapey songs, as well as layering some lo-fi brutal downtrodden noises and d-beat, contrasting with Vendors Rich energetic metal/thrash. Never let genres get in the way of a good friendship I say.