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Another Grinding Death Fest: Destroy The Valve Bar

Posted by mothereel
Destroy The Valve Bar

Destroy The Valve Bar

 The Mung are finally making it up to Sydney!  To welcome them, show them around and in general, abuse their ears: a total of 12 bands showcasing a fairly diverse mix of the extreme genres has been put together and it's going to be all parties, drugs and fecal matter.
Highlights of the event are of course The Mung, who are bringing up their grindcore guts from Victoria, as are Whoretopsy, although their guts look more death metally.  Joining them from Canberra are tech death titans, Tortured.  Mother Eel is also playing our last Sydney show before we head to Canberra the weekend after (there'll be more on that later in the week or next week), we are also pleased to announce that our original drummer, Blather McQueen is in the throne again as a once off (for now).

Set times are loosely as follows:
The Mung 11:15-12am
Tortured 10-11pm
Red Bee 8:45-9:45pm
Hellitself 7:30-8:30pm
Whoretopsy 6:45-7:15pm
Mother Eel 6-6:30pm
Infested Entrails 5:15-5:45pm
Festering Drippage 4:30-5pm
Lower Back Problems 3:45-4:15pm
Exekute 2:15-2:45pm
Dead-Life 1:30-2pm
To Engineer An Exorcist 12:45-1:15pm

Grindhead Records will have a full distro of CDs available for $5.

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Central West Death Fest: Prepare those of the Orange

Posted by mothereel
Central West Death Fest

Central West Death Fest

 This weekend Orange is going to experience something truly unique.  An all ages Death/Grind/Doom/Hardcore one-day festival.  Organised by Hill Billy Josh who claims that it will run annually, it has a diverse bunch of bands and is super cheap!  The whole thing is going to be filmed and released on DVD.

Headlined by Mother Eel, Sydney's oldest grind based and most intense and disturbing live band with supports from Orange's own Infested Entrails, Blue Mountain's Festering Drippage (hot off the support slot for Macabre - and just announced support for Cock & Ball Torture) and Sydney's Lower Back Problems.  The bill is rounded out by locals Dead-Life, Newcastle's Empirical, other locals Near Life Experience and Once Within Reach.

It'll be more fun than recreating scenes from The Hills Have Eyes or Wolfcreek!

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Central West Death Fest Facebook Page:


Sydney Weekend Gig Guide

Posted by mothereel

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.

Adrift For Days Album Launch

 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.

Grannyfist DVD Launch

There's also a gig happening at The Valve Bar on Saturday called 'Erkstock'.  Couldn't find a poster or event page.  It looks like it's more a hard rock thing for some guy's birthday.  Who are you not to attend?

Facebook Events:

Adrift For Days Event

Grannyfist Event


Newcastle Welcomes: Grannyfist, Festering Drippage, Lower Back Problems & Infested Entrails

Posted by mothereel

For those of you who aren't worshipping the skyscrapers/gravestones of Sydney, here's something to look forward to:

All Red, All At The Hamilton Station Hotel

10pm onwards, May 18th
The Hamilton Station Hotel
2 6 Beaumont Street, Newcastle
GRANNYFIST (newcastle shitgrind superfags) +

FESTERING DRIPPAGE (indie/folk band from Lithgow) +

INFESTED ENTRAILS (Brutal Death Grind from Orange) +

LOWER BACK PROBLEMS (Sydney Death Metal)


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


What about Sydney? Grind gig with DFH and far more.

Posted by mothereel
So while those other dudelz are off around Australia and taunting the women of Asia with their possible arrival, perhaps those in Sydney should consider rocking up to...
Click for the facebook event page
Click for the facebook event page

A night of grinding death, blasts and noise featuring Daemon Foetal Harvest, Burial Chamber, Granny Fist, Corpsickle and Lower Back Problems (who I believe are quite new but feature members of numerous bands of yesteryear).

I couldn't find much of anything else out there to do this weekend.  There's just some sucky cover bands (both the band they are covering and the cover band itself suck) and boring 'indie' DJs.  Do you want to waste your time and money on those things?!?!?

Grindhead Records are also offering their release Gutted With Broken Glass for free to the first 50 people and all other releases on sale at the merch desk for a very tasty $5.  Bring a wad of cash and a bag.  For an idea of what CDs you may want to buy, head to the Grindhead site.


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