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Grindhead Records Presents: East West DeathGrind Fest 7!

Posted by mothereel

Every Year Death Grinds!

Another year, it's here!  Christmas for those into extreme underground local talent has arrived.  Bubsy, who plays Santa in this metaphor, has done it again, or maybe he's gone done better than last year!  What a line-up!!

Showcasing a bunch of fools with instruments from a wide variety of towns and villages, this year's East West has bands from South Australia, the mightiest contribution from Victoria, Tasmania is showing up and even a few bois from the A.C.T are coming around to make some noise.

Split over 2 days/nights, you'll have to plan ahead for this one.  Buying entry to both shows gets you a healthy discount.

Keep up to date with set times and other announcements by going to the facebook event page.
East West Deathgrind Fest 7
If there's something you'd like to buy in person, maybe have a trawl through the Grindhead e-store and send us an email.

Grind the Death!!


Cock And Ball Torture Tour is On! Venue Change Announced

Posted by mothereel
Note that the show on the 9th has moved venue
Note that the show on the 9th has moved venue from the Pony to The Bendigo Hotel
The tour is underway, with Canberra and Sydney having their experience over the last two nights.  Now ze Germans head south to meet the Victorian and South Australian Goregrind contingent.
It has been posted that due to The Pony being closed (closing its doors on the 2nd of Dec 2012), the show on the 9th of Jan has been moved to The Bendigo Hotel, in Collingwood.  All with the same line-up, playing times & cost, just at another possibly better venue.
wednesday january 9th – the bendigo, Collingwood
plus – the kill + the day everything became nothing + intense hammer rage (tas)
doors 8pm 18+ only tickets $21 + b.f
tickets available friday 24th august via

friday january 11th – the tote, melbourne
plus – fuck…i’m dead + captain cleanoff + intense hammer rage (tas) + embodied
doors 8pm 18+ only tickets $23 + b.f
tickets available now via or

saturday january 12th – the squatters arms, adelaide
plus – captain cleanoff + intense hammer rage (tas) + altars
doors 8pm 18+ only tickets $22.20 + b.f
tickets available now via

The Facebook Event has running commentary:
Oh... and happy new year.

East West Death Grind Fest IV (4): the return of Intense Hammer Rage & The Kill!

Posted by mothereel


East West Death Grind Fest 4 at The Valve Bar, Tempe


Grindhead Records Presents East West DeathGrind Fest 4!
Saturday the 1st of December at The Valve Bar, Tempe.

Consistently showcasing Australia's best Death Metal and Grindcore bands over the last 3 mini fests, the line up for this year is definitely no exception.
Heading up from down south for the first time in over 6 years is the legendary Intense Hammer Rage! Now a 4 piece with the new addition of a vocalist adding to the already heavy duty tech grinding arsenal.
Co-Headlining the Event is Australian blast masters The Kill! Their infamous live set of 1 pedal metal is sure to absolutely tear your face off!
Rounding out the line up is the mind altering Odiusembowel from Victoria, the death metal merchants Laceration Mantra from Queensland, Canberra's death/grind contingent: Wretch, Throat Of Dirt & Inhuman Remnants, as well as Sydney's finest: Roadside Burial, Hell Itself, Mother Eel, New Blood, Burial Chamber, Exekute & To Engineer An Exorcist.
Doors Open 1pm.  Tickets were onsale, but are now closed.  You can still pay at the door.


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


Cock and Ball Torture Australian tour January 2013!

Posted by Lachlan

Germany's goregrind legends Cock and Ball TortureAbsolutely huge news for gore/grind fiends. German gore legends Cock and Ball Torture are heading down under in January 2013!

For that you can thank  Southern Extremeties Productions in association with Grindhead Records and Shananigans Entertainment.

Here's the press release:

A progenitor of pitch-shifted, porn influenced goregrind, and one of the most influential groups within the style, Germany's Cock and Ball Torture make their first ever trip "Down Under" at the very start of 2013.

After 3 full lengths and several EPs and splits, the group is known and loved worldwide for their catchy, grooving, down-tuned, rancid horegrind, and have a strong and supportive worldwide fan base on the back of their impressive discography and excellent live performances.

After 15 years together, and countless successful shows and tours, the lurid lads decided it was finally time to make a trip to the "Land Down Under", and give Australia a taste of the aural filth they've been dishing up for 1 and a 1/2 decades.

So this is it, the tour so many have wanted to see: Cock and Ball Torture - Bulldozing Australia 2013.

Facebook event is here. Tour dates:

Friday January 4th at The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
With  The Day Everything Became Nothing (VIC), Tortured (ACT)  and Festering Drippage (NSW)
Doors 8pm. Tickets $22. Available now via

Saturday January 5th at The Basement, Canberra 
With The Day Everything Became Nothing (VIC), Tortured (ACT) and Festering Drippage (NSW)
Doors 8pm. Tickets $21. Available now via

Wednesday January 9th at The Pony, Melbourne
With The Kill, The Day Everything Became Nothing and Intense Hammer Rage (TAS)
Doors 8pm. Tickets $21. Available now via

Friday January 11th at The Tote, Melbourne
With Fuck…I’m Dead, Captain Cleanoff, Intense Hammer Rage (TAS) and Embodied
Doors 8pm. Tickets $23. Available now via or

Saturday January 12th at The Squatter Arms, Adelaide
With Captain Cleanoff, Intense Hammer Rage (TAS) and Altars
Doors 8pm. Tickets $22.20 via


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