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An Interview with Irie Ploog of Kangaroo Kebab

Posted by mothereel

Kangaroo Kebab are supporting Intense Hammer Rage this Friday

Irie Ploog, the son of The Chuch's Richard Ploog, plays in surfgrind band Kangaroo Kebab.  It is Irie's birthday this Friday, so I thought I'd pad out this gig announcement with the birthday gift of a stupid interview.
Ausgrind (Ag): Tell us about your band: who is in it, what do they play, how did you all meet and what bands are you guys are influenced by?

Irie Ploog (IP): Kangaroo Kebab, Surfgrind, Tex Houdini, Heaps Gay Ray, Gold Jwrry Gold and me (Irie Shire)

Grindcore like Napalm Death, The Kill, IHR, Nasum, Flesh Parade, Garbage Guts, Discordance Axis, Fuck...I'm Dead, Exhibit A, Decomposing Serenity

Punk like Royal Headache, The Cramps, The Minutemen

Surf like The Ventures and Dick Dale

Ag:  Your Dad was in The Church back in the day, aside from being one of your only fans, how else has he helped out?  Have you used his status to get chicks yet?  If not, why not?

IP: Being our only fan, yeah I go hunting for milfs who liked the Church back in the day, none of the young sluzza's know the band.
Ag: Friday night is apparently your birthday and you're playing a show with Intense Hammer Rage.  Do you have any friends (facebook doesn't count) that will attend that normally wouldn't?  Are you going to do anything different to any of your other shows?  What do you want for your birthday?

IP: One of me best mates Matty AKA Cunthead is going down for the brutality and to kill off his brain cells, I was considering playing naked for this one, just this once, It would be great if someone could get me the mastertapes of Blood Duster's new album KVLT.

Ag: Your knowledge is unmatched about some stuff and you're heaps awesome, what's the best band to name drop to show that you're more underground than anybody else?  What do you like about them?

IP: That's gotta be Garbage Guts, one online demo, no facebook, no metal archives page, no photos of them pretty much anywhere, I'm glad I got to see them live before the singer went to the states, also Exhibit A because their one and only album is so fucking brutal and groundbreaking but no one knows it, oh and Super Fun Happy Slide too fuck they're awesome.
Ag: What would you like to hear in a band to make them your favourite?  What's your favourite Sydney extreme band currently and why are they so good?  What's your favourite extreme Australian band and why are they so good?  What's your favourite extreme band in the world and why are they so good?

IP: Extreme, different sounds, insane vocals,killer guitar riffs,a standout snare sound etc.

This is a hard question to ask, it'll change all the time.

by currently I'm going to assume you mean newish band well I'll go with Brazen Bull, their new release is a winner of brutal technical stop/start grindcore

Favourite Extreme Australian band will allways be Fuck...I'm Dead because they are extremely brutal.

There's too many extreme bands in the world to choose from, but I'll go with Nasum because they were amazingly crushing when they played Sydney this year.

Ag: Anything else you'd like to say?

IP: Come down this Friday to see Kangaroo Kebab, come fucking early and no smoke breaks because we will probably only play for 10 minutes (no way we're doing 30).

also Nathan, can you please fix up my spelling and grammar because I am tired and cant be fucked doing it my self.

Ag: No.
IP: Yeah thanks
An artist's interpretation

An artist's interpretation - not to scale


Line-up announced for East West DeathGrind Fest 3

Posted by Lachlan

Those chaps over at Grindhead Records have released the line-up for East West DeathGrind Fest 3, which takes place on 26 November at the Sandringham Hotel.

  • Daemon Foetal Harvest
  • The Day Everything Became Nothing (VIC)
  • Mother Eel
  • Hell Itself
  • The Mung (VIC)
  • Tortured (ACT)
  • Festering Drippage
  • Granny Fist
  • Disciples Of Torture
  • Lower Back Problems
  • Autolysis
  • Putrefaction

Entry is $20 and the first 100 payers get a free Grindhead Records CD.

What say you grindfiends? Incredibly exciting? Profoundly disappointing? Mediocre?

Grindhead Records' East West DeathGrind Fest 3 at the Sando


20th November: East West Death Grind Fest II

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead Records are proud to announce the second East West Death Grind Fest in Sydney on the 20th of November at the Lewisham Hotel!

This years line up boasts some of the best death metal and grindcore bands that Australia has to offer.

Entry is only $20 and tickets will be available on the door.

Also, as an added bonus all Grindhead Records CD's will be available for only $5.00, so bring a bag so you can stock up! Here is a link to the Facebook event.

See you there and stay sick!


$2 Grindcore – This Sunday – Taipan, Granny Fist and more

Posted by Matt

Welcome to the end of the world. Lachlan is off on tour raping men and kissing babies so you cunts are stuck with me for a few days. Suck shit.

This Sunday at the Sando some real hectic old school grind bands are coming together to tear each other to shreds. It should be killer. Cross dresser Taipan are at the top of the bill and their Punk Hardcore style is always loud, always abrasive. Beer Corpse are always drunk, always. Fuck Oath I don't think I've seen but I'm pretty sure they they are sometimes good. And my favorite's of the lot Newcastle's Granny Fist, those dudes are about as fast as you can get. Then playing a Sunday should be interesting for them to say the least but if you are going to this show don't miss them. Luke's bleeding brutal vocals are something to be experienced. Especially when he throws up into the plastic bag he has tied around his head.

Fuck Oath
Beer Corpse
Granny Fist

The Sandringham Hotel
Sunday 31st May


Butchers Harem – Hamilton Station Hotel

Posted by Matt

16th January 2009, Hamilton Station Hotel (Newcastle)
$6 - 9pm.
- Corporate Smack
- Toecutta
- Crab Smasher
- Fecal Puppet Scum
- Butchers Harem
- Grannyfist

Starting on the 16th of January in the back room (better known as the dining room for those classy types) of the Hamilton Station Hotel there will be a monthly night which will achieve to showcase some of the more interesting aspects of the live scene in Australia.
The first steaming pile to be laid, will feature local groups Corporate Smack, who will be releasing their debut album in march, noise pirates Crab Smasher and filth obsessed grind band Grannyfist, who were once described by a reviewer as ".. possibly the most offensive band to grace the stage since Jet."

Also rounding out this bill will be Blue Mountains acts Fecal Puppet Scum and gore rappers Butchers Harem, who spread their words of horror around europe mid 2008.
Filling the quota for the splatter rap side will be newcomer Toecutta, originally from sydney but recently relocated to Newcastle.
This should be a "bloody" good night and to miss it you would have to be dead or in jail, and if you are in jail you know what to do!!!

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Video: Captain Cleanoff

Posted by Matt

Captain Cleanoff had an Australian Tour early November. They are a fucking sick grind band, possibly the best going in Australia at the moment. Here is a video from the Newcastle show, recorded by Grant Hunter on the 5th of November, supported by Granny Fist.
Captain Cleanoff

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