Over the years Sydney 2-piece thedowngoing have proven to be one of Australia's darkest, nosiest, and most chaotic grindcore bands. The dastardly duo are set to release their newest aural atrocity "ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS" next month.
The 12 track, 10 minute noisegrind experiment will be released via “Cancerous” Slimline CD and be available for streaming/purchasing/pirating at thedowngoing.blogspot.com from Friday July 20th, 2012.
The guys have also assembled one hell of a tour in support of the album:
FRIDAY JULY 13th - BUDERIM FUSION YOUTH CENTRE SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
w/ Idylls, Laeirs, Vile Specimen, Shackles & more
SATURDAY JULY 14th - FAT LOUIES BRISBANE, QLD
w/ Vassals, Brazen Bull & more
SATURDAY JULY 21st - SLAUGHTERFEST SYDNEY, NSW
All day festival at The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown
Feat. Agonhymn, Lo, Mother Eel, Mish, Brazen Bull, Moth, We Lost the Sea & more
SATURDAY JULY 28th - BENDIGO HOTEL COLLINGWOOD, VIC
w/ The Kill, The Day Everything Became Nothing & Headless Death
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1st – BAR OPEN FITZROY, VIC
w/ Penguins & See Saw
SATURDAY AUGUST 4th - SQUATTERS ARMS, ADELAIDE, SA
w/ Death Cult-Jock, Trash, Iron Worzel & Prison Bitch
Press release follows:
Sydney grindcore 2-piece thedowngoing are set to release their newest aural atrocity "ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS"
The 12 track, 10 minute noisegrind experiment will be released via “Cancerous” Slimline CD and be available for streaming/purchasing/pirating at THEDOWNGOING.BLOGSPOT.COM from Friday July 20th, 2012.
After the 2011 release of their Untitled EP mini-CD, thedowngoing have caught the attention of many in the grind community, including AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED vocalist J. RANDALL, who digitally re-released the EP on his own label GRINDCORE KARAOKE.
thedowngoing would go on to be awarded the title of BEST RELEASE OF 2011 by GRINDTODEATH.COM and 7th by GRINDANDPUNISHMENT.BLOGSPOT.COM "...Untitled EP shows the band reaching new, dizzying artistic heights."
"ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS" builds on the platforms laid by 2011's Untitled EP, refining and pushing thedowngoings' unique sound further. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jono Boulet (Jonathan Boulet, Snake Face) "ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS" is a vicious listening experience as thedowngoing teeters on the edge between grindcore and complete audio collapse.
And what better soundtrack to the harsh winter conditions, than to have thedowngoing venture out from their nihilistic cave dwelling existence to provide godless grindcore to the frostbitten masses on their 2012 WINTER TOUR throughout July and August.
UPDATE: Spoonfed are out. Battle Pope are in!
Art As Catharsis and Black Wire Records presents GRINDPARTY! A celebration of some of the fastest and most intense music that Australia has to offer. The first GRINDPARTY! takes place on Saturday 12 May, 2012 at Black Wire Records.
Headlining the night are those lovable positive powerviolence scamps Michael Crafter - hot off their recent tour of New Zealand. They are joined by their Sunshine Coast brethern Laeirs and Vile Specimen, as well as the always-intense Spoonfed, and local merchants of dissonance Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt.
This awesome event could only ever happen at Black Wire Records -- one of Australia's premier underground venues that continues to support experimental, heavy and fringe music. Support the underground, and get down to this show.
Doors are at 7pm. $10 entry. Drinks are BYO, and all ages are welcome. This is a night of nuttin but blast beats, beer bongs and blazin' chongs.
Laeirs have release their new EP for free download on their Bandcamp. This skramz band are nice little freshies, existing in the exciting new Sunshine Coast scene comprising primarily of DIY garage and house shows, thus breeding their own style of hardcore, screamo and punk music. The songs show some nice variety in melody, moving seamlessly from slower moving stuff to straight up thrashy parts, but still being able to maintain their average song length under one minute.
This debut EP is a good first start for this productive band, and it always makes me happy when great new Aussie screamo bands start up, as we have lacked in the past 3-4 years much of the great screamo kicking round in the early 00's. Recorded by Chris Brownbill, the dude behind all the best new DIY Brissy recordings. I look forward to seeing these dudes live, screaming their little hearts out in a garage or house show near you.
Sydney’s 2-piece noisegrind purveyors’ thedowngoing are traveling north to unleash their ultra distorted cacophony of sound upon the unsuspecting masses of sunny South East Queensland this November in support of their latest EP.
The self released, untitled mini-CD EP was recorded at the Brain Studios Surry Hills with Michael Taverner and mastered by Matheson Vaughn of local posi-violence heroes MICHAEL CRAFTER, and features 9 tracks of abrasive blasting in ten minutes. Front-man Mathias Huxley provides an almost nauseating vocal performance atop his swirling guitar playing while skinsman, Muzz, supplies the spine to the sound with stoned blastbeats and jagged snare-work, while an organic layer of samples squirm into any moment of space, rounding out the claustrophobic sound of thedowngoing.
Hitting the road with support from some of South East Queensland’s most handsome local bands, thedowngoing will be spitting vicious chunks of musical nihilism at the following events throughout November.
Friday November 11 - Mudjimba Community Hall Sunshine Coast
w/ Acid Snake, Idylls, Something for the Mrs, Laeirs & NONE
Saturday November 12 - Fat Louies Brisbane
w/ Courting Pandora, Idylls & Only Sleeping
Sunday November 13 - Waiting Room, 11 Browning St, West End Brisbane
w/ Only Sleeping, Acid Snake, Something for the Mrs, Laeirs & NONE
To stream the new untitled EP, or for further information about thedowngoing and their shows, head to: thedowngoing.blogspot.com