I should be doing Grindhead things and to some extent this is related... Here's a choose your own adventure/genre for Friday night. Free Doom or Death and Grind in Tempe?
Adrift For Days release their 2nd album this Friday night. It's getting great reviews and the show is free.
Grannyfist are launching their DVD. I don't know who has seen it, but I'm told there's content on there that means it had to be created in another state.
For those of you who aren't worshipping the skyscrapers/gravestones of Sydney, here's something to look forward to:
FESTERING DRIPPAGE (indie/folk band from Lithgow) +
INFESTED ENTRAILS (Brutal Death Grind from Orange) +
LOWER BACK PROBLEMS (Sydney Death Metal)
First up is that The Exploited show has been cancelled.
I wrote poor man's gig guide because my searches haven't brought up much. Matt's Michael Crafter is doing some Melbourne shows, you should have been able to see them. So now it's onto NSW...
Blackwire's blog page:
Facebook event for Meel (some members of Mother Eel) giving their money to Autism Spectrum Australia:
April is Autism month, it is encouraged for people to wear blue in order to raise awareness that 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism - a highly complex disease that is still not close to being understood, let alone treated.
Segression are also playing at the Agincourt Hotel...
Grindhead Records has recently released 3 fine quality grinding albums. Each has a promo track for download that is at the bottom of this post.
First up is long anticipated Malignant Germ Infestation's Fields Of Everlasting Love And Joy
Here's what Grindhead Record's has to say:
The Warped Maniac at the helm of Malignant Germ Infestationis back!Delivering his most cohesive effort to date, "Fields Of Everlasting Love And Joy" is a semen soaked array of down-tuned, groove ridden riffs, sludgey bass lines & infectious pitch-shifted vocals mixed with electronic beats and samples.Taking influences from bands such as Hymen Holocaust, Ahumado Granujo, Bowel Fetus and the legendary Cock & Ball Torture: Fields Of Everlasting Love And Joy is overflowing with demented and maladjusted tracks such as "Harpoon The Baboon", "Fecal Matter Splatter" and "At Your Service In Your Cervix". Malignant Germ Infestation is sure to please fans of Cyber infused Goregrind.
Grindhead Records says this:
Grindhead Records finally unleashes Granny Fist's "Double Penetration!"The long awaited debut album from Australia's Masters of out-right filthy, depraved grindcore! Double Penetration will golden shower you with 31 debauched, immoral blasting tunes!Choc-A-Block full of dirty shredding riffs, mulish raging bass lines, suffocating, pummelling drums, and vile distorted vocals that will blow a load of twisted and sick lyrical themes right in your face!If you like to be corrupted by bands such as Anal Cunt, Blood Duster, Whore and Pungent Stench, then check Granny Fist out!
The words of wisdom from Grindhead Records:
Grindhead Records has dregged the darkest depths of the ocean to bring you Fear Of The Deep Blue's debut album, "Stormbreak"!
The Fear Of The Deep Blue sound bears a strong resemblance to waves crashing against rocks in a violent storm mixed with a healthy dose of groove and capped with eerie lonesome effects. It will chill you to the core and leave you stranded, sicking beneath the surface.
Stormbreak will engulf you in its sludgy, dense atmosphere of filthy bottom end, heavy crunching riffs, bowel snapping picth-shifted vocals and leave you with an unsettling feeling akin to being recently revived.
For fans of Catarsexual Urge Motivation, C.B.T, Libido Airbag & The Day Everything Became Nothing.
Grindhead Records offers a diverse range of extreme Death, Grind, Black, Stoner and Doom Metal as well as various Hardcore, Crust, Crossover Punk albums, vinyl, DVDs and Merch all with Free Postage Worldwide.
Visit them here: Grindhead Records
Buy Malignant Germ Infestation's Fields Of Everlasting Love And Joy
Download Malignant Germ Infestation's Craving To Kill
Download Grannyfist's Smashing My Fist Up Your Arse
Download Fear Of The Deep Blue's Stop The Longliners
This one is all for you designers and graphic artists, or those who like to pretend to be either of those.
Paul from Give Praise Records, a record label that has been dealing in 'shred since 2005', would like to offer you some records in exchange for your talent, whether you think you're talented or not. According to the website, anything relevent that is sent gets something resembling a record, that's even slightly better than a pat on the back or a tongue in the ear as the old people on those damn boats used to say. So pick up your pens, your hair stylist or your combie van and get creating that logo or mascot, or even a logo and a mascot (a hint would be to maybe aim at something similar in style to Six Weeks Records or Slap-A-Ham Records stuff). The winner gets a 'righteous amount of records!!!!!'.
Gigs that I've found around:
Needful Things Tour
Friday 28/1/11 – Brisbane
Supports: Burning Servant, Laceration Mantra
Saturday 29/1/11 – Sydney
Venue: Bald Faced Stag Hotel (The Wall)
Supports: Burning Servant, Roadside Burial
Sunday 30/1/11 – Sydney
Venue: Black Wire Records
Doors: 2pm ALL AGES
Supports: Burning Servant, None Remain, Thylacine
Saturday 29/1/11 – Sydney
Venue: Newcastle District Tennis Club
Bands: Hemina, Cerebral Contortion, Grannyfist, War Faction