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Night Hag’s new album ‘Gilded Age’ available to stream for a limited time

Posted by Lachlan
Night Hag - Gilded Age (Capitalgames Records)

Night Hag - Gilded Age (Capitalgames Records)

Adelaide's Night Hag are a swirling rage of black-metal tinged dissonant grind and metallic Converge-esque hardcore. As per most bands that come out of South Australia, this one features members of 10,000 other bands - you might recognise names like The Rivalry, Space Bong, Hydromedusa, God God Dammit Dammit, Meat Wallet, Death-Cult Jock and so forth.

Anyway, the band have their new album 'Gilded Age' streaming on Soundcloud for one week only ahead of their upcoming tour to Adelaide Queensland, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. The album is to be released on the awesome Capitalgames Records.

It rules. They rule. Check it out and get grind.


June 25 & 26: Captain Cleanoff return to Sydney with Death-Cult Jock!

Posted by Lachlan

Captain Cleanoff - grindcoreCaptain Cleanoff and Death-Cult Jock return to Sydney this June in a caustic grind double-header!

AusGrind and 65 Degrees Music Café are proud to announce that tri-state grinders Captain Cleanoff will return to Sydney for the first time since December 2009. They are joined by Adeladian blast-beat addicts Death-Cult Jock for a duo of caustic double-headers of debauched aural extremity.

Saturday 25 June 2011 at Black Wire Records:

- Captain Cleanoff (VIC/NSW/SA)
- Burning Servant
- Death-Cult Jock (SA)
- Battle Pope
- Michael Crafter

From 7pm. All ages. BYO. Entry $12.

Sunday 26 June 2011 at The Sandringham Hotel:

- Captain Cleanoff (VIC/NSW/SA)
- Roadside Burial
- Death-Cult Jock (SA)
- Serious Beak
- Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt

From 6pm. 18+. Entry $12

Facebook event:

Long a staple of the now legendary and defunct Metal for the Brain festival, Captain Cleanoff have enjoyed a long run as one of Australia’s most-loved grindcore bands – instigating wild moshes and obscene dance-moves wherever they go. For many Aussie grinders, their combination of blast-beat infused punk and an indelible sense of groove is just too infectious to deny.

Now the name Death-Cult Jock may not ring a bell, but its members are definitely no newcomers to the Australian underground music scene. Having played in groups like Space Bong, Meat Wallet, God God Dammit Dammit, The Rivalry, Night Hag and many more, this group plays frenzied, crust-laden grindcore at breakneck speed, calling to mind the likes of Insect Warfare and early Napalm Death.

The tour supports are mix of old and new, featuring;

  • thrash punk favourites Burning Servant.
  • death/grind veterans Roadside Burial.
  • the powerviolence punk duo of Michael Crafter.
  • the dissonant and angular jazz/grind of newcomers Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt.
  • the hyper-sexualised pious swing/grind of Battle Pope.
  • old mates from Ebolie playing in their new frenetic grinding-tech-polyrhythmic-latin-jazz-grind outfit Serious Beak.

Captain Cleanoff and Death-Cult Jock Sydney tour June 2011


13 piece party funk holocaust at Dirty Shirlows tonight!

Posted by Lachlan

Tonight the 13+ piece party funk holocaust that is Adelaide's God God Dammit Dammit will funk the fuck out of Dirty Shirlows warehouse in Marrickville this evening.

You should most definitely be there. Dirty Shirlows is at 32 Shirlow Street - just off Sydenham Road near Sydenham station.

God God Dammit Dammit features members of South Australian staples Space Bong, Death-Cult Jock, Meat Wallet, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers and countless others. Also playing are Day of the Meerkat and Rockethead.

Come awnnnn let's hit it.

God God Dammit Dammit - Jimmy Sings the Hits Tonight

God God Dammit Dammit at Black Wire Records


New releases from Space Bong and Cuntscrape

Posted by Lachlan

Two very cool Australian bands have put out new releases in the last couple of weeks; Adelaide's filthy merchants of nihilistic doom Space Bong and Perth's depraved, porn-obsessed Cuntscrape.

Space Bong are a South Australian doooooooom band featuring members of a number of very talented groups, including Meat Wallet, Death-Cult Jock and The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers. Their debut album The Death of Utopia is now available from An Out Recordings (which is a label run by Anna Vo of Crux).

The Death of Utopia is a four song, 70-minute odyssey of noise-laden doom/sludge, made in part in collaboration with Die Like A God. It comes in a nice smick little digi-pak and is currently available from Big Star (SA), Repressed Records (NSW), Paint it Black (NSW) and Missing Link (VIC). I'm fucking very keen to get my hands on this; Space Bong fucking destroyed at Squatfest 2009.

Next up, Western Australia's Cuntscrape have released a new split CD "Split Roast" on Prime Cuts with Deathfuckingcunt. You can always count on these dudes to pull out some groovin', rockin' tunes that will transform even the most virginal angel into a filthy slab of depraved meat.

Old mate Lord Labia knows his shit, so get your gesticulating headcunt listening flaps around this Split Roast. I promise I won't film, sell and distribute the ensuing orgy that would put even the ancient cult of Dionysus to shame.


The Aftermath of Scumfest (SA)

Posted by Lachlan

Scumfest 2009This will just be a quick self-indulgent write up to cover the Scumfest 2009 festival that took place over the Australia Day long weekend in Adelaide. All I can say is that it was fucking awesome. From the venue Worldsend, the crowds and the mix of bands that played, the festival really exceeded my expectations.

Kill A Celebrity was invited alongside Dining in Tuscany to participate in Scumfest, and I can recall from memory that Beyond Terror Beyond Grace (NSW) was invited over last year as one of their first interstate shows. What I was really impressed with was the vibe of the festival; the promoter Kegan (vocalist of Space Bong and Death-Cult Jock) goes out of his way to invite bands that he is truly passionate about rather than fill up the bill with token acts. Not only is he a great promoter, but he is extremely hospitable - offering us free accommodation and even food from his kitchen. We made sure we sent him something as a token of our great appreciation.

Scumfest 2009As for the bands themselves there were a few solid standouts. Death-Cult Jock and Corruptors both stood out as two extremely fast, tight and violent new old-school grind bands to look out for. Dining in Tuscany delivered their typically energetic and ultra-tight brand of epic blackened grindcore to an absolutely mesmorized crowd. Captain Cleanoff and Robotosaurus absolutely destroyed the fucking venue as the headliners of each night, boasting enormous live sound and ridiculously catchy mid-paced mosh-friendly grind. Unfortunately the killer Zappa-meets-Parilament-esque party band God God Dammit Dammit wasn't able to play on the Sunday night, but we were able to catch them in a jam earlier in the day.

The highlight of the weekend for me by far was Space Bong. Man did they fucking CRUSH me (and why wouldnt they with members of no less than FOUR killer SA bands; The Rivalry, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers, Meat Wallet and God God Dammit Dammit). A sledge hammer of some of the heaviest, vile, sludge-ridden stoner doom I have ever heard. Rumour has it that Anna V of Crux is releasing their upcoming album, and I for one am extremely jealous. These guys are no doubt one of the best doom bands I have seen in Australia - so don't miss a chance to catch them. If I have my way we should hopefully be seeing them in Sydney before the year is out.

Scumfest is another welcome addition to the growing mini-festivals across Australia (a la East/West Death Grind Fest, Grindcore 2009, Devils Kitchen, Chaos ACT, Slaughterfest, Brutalfest and so on). I definitely endorse it and urge anyone keen to attend. We're going to have to see if we're welcome back for Scumfest 2010.

Dave from Space Bong


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