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Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt provide mathtechgrind

Posted by Lachlan

THE Fat Guy Wearing a Mystic Wolf Shirt?New South Wales has a new grind band, and it's called Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt.

The band takes shape in the form of a techy, jazz-tinged grindcore 3-piece that call forth a wide range of influences; Pig Destroyer, Agents of Abhorrence, Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch and so on.

These pals have previously played together in Rather Be Dead and Tumors. Rumour has it that some super-star producer (who has worked with Michael Crafter in recent times) might take them under his wing to record some material during December.

I've put together some clips from their first show at Black Wire Records below. Dug it.

Rumours are unconfirmed that the name refers to Hospital the Musical! and Totally Unicorn vocalist Drew.

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Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt at Black Wire Records

Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt at Black Wire Records

Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt at Black Wire Records


9 Australian bands you would do well to hear

Posted by Lachlan

Alright, it's another slow new day/week. So here is a list of killer bands you should familiarise yourself with. Be forewarned; most of them are not metal (which shoudn't really bother you if you have a taste in music rather than a taste in one genre).

Brian Campeau: an incredible acoustic singer/songwriter originally from Canadian, but now located in Sydney. Brian has an incredible vocal range matched with a very unorthodox style of guitar playing. His recorded works are influenced by the likes of Thom Yorke and Bjork; balancing soaring emotional vocals with equal parts minimalist acoustic recordings and dreamy atmospheric textures.

Five Star Prison Cell: a totally unique Australian metal band based heavily around the polyrhythmic complexity of Meshuggah with a healthy helping of groove. These guys are further differentiated by an extremely dynamic vocalist. There is definitely no other band like them; and after seeing these guys play last Friday I have to say they are probably the most insanely tight fuck-off musicians I have seen from a band in a long time.

God God Dammit Dammit: an 13 piece funk/party band featuring members of The Rivalry, Space Bong, Robotosaurus and I'm sure plenty of others. Somebody's getting FUNKY.

Helm: I cannot say enough good words about these guys. They have taken the high points of Cult of Luna, Neurosis and Isis and transformed those elements into something really unique. Amazing clean sung harmonies accompany anguished screams and an endless back catalog of killer riffs, build-ups and meditations. Musically these guys fucking know how to structure a song. The more I listen to their debut album, the more I begin to realise that it will not take long for these guys to surpass anything Isis and Cult of Luna have had to offer - and considering my love for both those bands, that is not a small statement to make.

Hospital the Musical: the meeting of Botch, The Locust and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Insanely talented musicians making technically obscene, raging hardcore. Now that could sound like a recipe for disaster, but this bands flirtation with the experimental and dedication to constantly pushing their music in new directions make these guys Australia's best band in the genre since The Rivalry. Their new full length REDorphan is fucking amazing.

Looking Glass: these dudes hark back to the days when psychedelic rock ruled the earth with guitar-wielding gods with obscene narcotic-based diets. Without a doubt, this is THE BEST fucking band in Australia when it comes to stoner and psychedelic rock. They take the best elements of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix without ever sounding derivative. Their live presence is absolutely fucking crushing; and once more (as seems to be the theme) their musicianship is impeccable. Guitarist/vocalist Marcus is one of those rare virtuosos on guitar that makes everyone shut the fuck up and stare in disbelief at the maniac hacking at his guitar strings in total aural ecstacy. Fucking check them out.

Pirate: insane psychedelic and progressive rock. These guys are like The Mars Volta... if The Mars Volta were just 4 dudes playing intensely complex prog shit infused with such incredible groove-hooks and catchy rhythms they didn't need a vocalist to back them up. These dudes are relatively new to the Sydney scene; and fuck me if they havent got everyone's undivided attention.

Squid: two drummers, a double-bassist and two saxes busting out insanely catchy beats in stupid time signatures, and then proceeding jam and dance. I don't know what to call this other than a party jazz jam band, but that label hardly does the immensely talented band members any justice.

The Bakery: this is THE danceable funk/jazz band in Australia.


19/06 Gig Guide: Hospital the Musical

Posted by Lachlan

Hospital the Musical continue on their seemingly never-ending tour in support of their new album REDorphan (which I am fucking dying to hear). On Friday night the musical hospital play an ALL AGES Bald Face Stag show with some metalcore jerks called Wish for Wings. Saturday sees them head out west to the St. Clair Rec Centre for another ALL AGES show with some metalcore jerks called This City Sunrise.

If you're in QLD - fuck you. You get to see Captain Cleanoff play a pair of shows with Australia's best death metal band Excruciate (yes I said it) at Rosies on Friday and Sands on Saturday.

If there are any shows I've missed, well then maybe you should make the effort to tell me about them through my MySpace or our AusGrind Forum.


Hospital the Musical – Redorphin Album Tour

Posted by Matt

Hospital the Musical doing a massive tour of the country in June and July to support their new album out on Soviet Records called REDorphan. Supported the whole way by This City Sunrise who I'm very excited to see with all their hype and all.

12 Jun 2009 Club POW 18+ w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Werribee
13 Jun 2009 The Public Bar 18+ - REDorphan Tour Melbourne
14 Jun 2009 Musicman Megastore w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Bendigo
18 Jun 2009 The Basement 18+ - REDorphan Tour! Canberra
19 Jun 2009 The Bald Face Stag (Licenced/AA) - REDorphan Tour! Sydney
20 Jun 2009 St Clair Rec Centre AA w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Sydney
21 Jun 2009 Lake Illawarra PCYC AA w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Wollongong
26 Jun 2009 The Shark Bar Miami w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! The Gold Coast
27 Jun 2009 Club 299 18+ w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Brisbane
27 Jun 2009 CWA Hall Ipswich w/ This City Sunrise - REDorpahn Tour! Ipswich
2 Jul 2009 Hot Damn! 18+ w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Sydney
3 Jul 2009 Jannali Community Hall AA w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Sydney
4 Jul 2009 Wollongong 18+ TBA w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Wollongong
9 Jul 2009 The Pony 18+ w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Melbourne, Victoria
10 Jul 2009 Enigma Bar (Licenced/AA) w/ This City Sunrise & Robotosauras - REDorphan Tour! Adelaide
11 Jul 2009 Jetty Bar 18+ (Gleneg) w/ This City Sunrise - REDorphan Tour! Adelaide


Check out The_Network and Robotosaurus tonight and tomorrow

Posted by Lachlan

RobotosaurusThe_Network are Robotosaurus are hitting Sydney tonight and tomorrow night.

Tonight the furious almost-grind outfits hit up Dirty Shirlows warehouse fir an ALL AGES show. Dirty Shirlows can be found at 32 Shirlow Street in Marrickville. They are joined by the awesome Wollongong math/hardcore/grind outfit Hospital the Musical and synth post-punkers Yeah Bears.

Tomorrow night they hit up Hermann's Bar at Sydney University for the real business alongside grinders Beyond Terror Beyond Grace and the heavily Locust-influenced Schrodinger's Cat.

I believe entry for both is $12.

The Network AUstralian Tour


Beyond Terror Beyond Grace set to record new album

Posted by Lachlan

Beyond Terror Beyond GraceBlue Mountains grinders Beyond Terror Beyond Grace are a band that always likes to keep themselves busy. If they're not supporting international extreme metal acts like Grave or Carcass, they're either relentlessly touring or practicing obsessively at their home studio.

This Sunday, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace head to the studio to record their follow-up to Extinction | Salvation with the awesome Tim Carr (who just completed Hospital the Musical's new album). They promise pictures, updates and some recording footage in the near future.

A split CD featuring Brainwash, Ebolie and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace is currently slated for release through Grindhead Records early May, 2009. On Saturday the 9th of May, Ebolie and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace are playing at The Bald Faced Stag to launch the split CD.

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