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The visuals behind Australian grind: Glenno launches his new site

Posted by Lachlan

Municipal Waste design by Glenno / Glenn SmithIf there is one single visual artist that has been most strongly associated with the Australian grindcore scene above all others,  that would have to be "Glenno" (Glenn Smith).

Glenno has been creating brilliant illustrations for the Australian underground music scene for countless years. I can remember when I joined on to Grindhead Records back in 2005, Glenno was always our go-to man for incredible artwork at an obscenely reasonable cost.

This man has the utmost respect of the Australian underground for good reason, having worked with the likes of Captain Cleanoff, Blood Duster, Agents of Abhorrence, Ebolie, Grindhead Records, 4 Dead, Pisschrist, Volatile, Pure Evil Trio, the Sydney underground zine staple Unbelievably Bad, Obscene Extreme festival, Slaughterfest, East/West Death Grind fest, Monster Sessions, Hard-ons, Meatlocker, Insect Warfare, Electric Wizard, Pod People, Municipal Waste, Willie Nelson, Black Sabbath and countless others.

In any case, old mate has a brand spankin' new website up, so go check it out, admire his work and commission him for all your grind-art needs! Oh, and be sure to like him on Facebook.

Keep up the great work pal! Love from your AusGrind pals.


BATTLE POPE: ASSEMBLE! (new Sydney partygrind for yo head)

Posted by Lachlan


Battle Pope are your new favourite Sydney pious party band, featuring members of Ebolie, Kill A Celebrity, Adrift for Days, Dyke Destroyer, Serious Beak, Squid (and so on and so forth).

These four sexual tyrannosaurs playing a sensual blend of swing, grind, funk, sludge and punk - citing influences like Captain Cleanoff, Log, Weedeater, Municipal Waste, Little Richard, Slick Rick, Parliament and Blood Duster.

They've got some rehearsal demos up on their MySpace and Facebook page. Strangely enough, one of the tracks is a cover of Little Richard's Long Tall Sally.

Check them out, and prepare to be judged. They debut at Black Wire Records on February 18th with Lazerface and Michael Crafter.


Shitloads of grind news from Circle of Dead Children, Captain Cleanoff, Kill The Client, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace and loads more

Posted by Lachlan

Things happen. It's a scientific fact. Here are a collection of things that have allegedly happened (to be proven or disproven at a future point of time).

  • Circle of Dead Children recorded their new full-length Psalm of the Grand Destroyer back in November 2008. Vocals were finally laid down last week; now the recording is to be mastered by Scott Hull, then released by Willowip Records.
  • Beyond Terror Beyond Grace are finishing up recording vocals with Tim Carr at Studio 301 next week. Artwork is being worked on by someone called Rainsong, who has worked on designs for Nevermore, Jeff Loomis, All Shall Perish, Whitechapel, Aborted, Strapping Young Lad and The End. Not cheap I'm guessing. Apparently we can expect the album title and perhaps a tracklisting to soon follow.
  • 4 Dead have a new album coming up. FUCK YES! They record late October it would seem.
  • Portal have a new track online for download through Profound Lore Records. Download it.
  • Frank Rizzo are finally back in action with a new live track and rough demo track up on their MySpace.

Grind and/or die.


Two cool Phobia and Human Remains clips

Posted by Lachlan

I've got two clips for you all; one is an amusing incident involving Phobia's bassist on stage (which you may have seen) and the other is a rare clip of an entire set of the awesome Human Remains live.

If you dont know Human Remains, they featured members who were in Discordance Axis, Burnt by the Sun, Black Army Jacket, East/West Blast Test, Municipal Waste, Hope Collapse, and Phantomsmasher (though most of those can be accounted for by the legendary Dave Witte).

Phobia versus Japan

Human Remains - Live in Jersey 1995


Municipal Waste Posted Their SxSW Dates

Posted by Matt

SXSW - 6th StQuick book your fucking airfares!
One of my new goals in life is to go to the greatest known festival in the world South by South West in Austin Texas.

Check out Municipal Waste's playing dates that are now up on their myspace.

13th March - Emo's Annex - High On Fire, Municipal Waste, Genghis Tron, Coliseum, Vverevvolf Grehv and more!

14th March - Broke Neck Warehouse - Iron Lung, Paint It Black, Annihilation Time, Clockcleaner and more.

15th March - Waterloo Park - Nofx, Breeders, Fucked Up, Annihilation Time, Pissed Jeans, Matt and Kim, Brian Posehn, Jeanane Garolfalo

Worth a 3 day drinking binge if ever I did see one!

1,600 Acts - 79 Stages

Other bands playing that I would pay 5 thousand dollars in airfares, alcohol and ticket entry at SXSW include:
Spoon, The Black Keys, Yo La Tengo, Dolly Parton, REM, Thurston Moore Solo, Destroyer, Vampire Weekend, Hot Water Music, The Horrorpops and a million other bands I don't have a clue who they are.


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