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As if you didn’t know

Posted by mothereel

If you've maybe been looking at too much black metal or pop punk, maybe you've missed this...  If so, I'm glad, means more tickets for real fans, right?


Don't think, buy tickets now!!

Just Awesome!

Two of the most influential and legendary acts in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres, NAPALM DEATH and CARCASS, join forces in a pairing that has not been seen for decades, to create the ultimate death metal fans dream package in DEATHCRUSHER.


And I think Extortion rule!  Sick is one of the greatest albums by an Australian band.  Their live show is generally fantastic.

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Captain Cleanoff has a new Split!

Posted by mothereel

Those chaps at Fat Ass Records have gone and done it again.  They've put out another 7" and this one is a corker!!


Two bands, one disc, a lesson in splits.

Two bands, one disc, a lesson in splits.


If you have ever read this blog then Captain Cleanoff don't really need to be explained to you.  Their portion of the release contains 2 new songs and a cover of the Righteous Pigs.  It looks to me like their artwork is done by Glenno, you love it.

Flip the disc to side 'A' and you get War Of The Second Dragon (WotsD).  WotsD is a new band formed by Shane Embury from Napalm Death with dudes  John Cooke, David Flower, and Duncan Wilkins.  5 minutes, no slow moments here, pure grindcore blast.

Prepare for punishment!!!

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The Kill / The Communion split 7″ OUT NOW!

Posted by mothereel

The Kill Split Artwork

Just released through Fat Ass Records is a great grindcore split featuring the Australian terrors of single pedal metal The Kill and New York's The Communion who on this release are having a crack at some sludge styled grindcore.


According to my source, The Kill's side of the split contains 5 tracks of extremely fast grind, and includes a cover of the Napalm Death song 'Dead'.  The Communion's side has 2 tracks of sludgey grindcore that combines elements of EyeHateGod, Buzzoven, Assuck & Phobia.


A good mix, with a little of something for everybody.


You can purchase it now through Fat Ass Records for 8 Euros / $10 with postage worldwide.


DOWNLOAD: Wretch – The Senseless Violence EP

Posted by Lachlan

Wretch - The Senseless Violence EPOh yeah! It's time for some new Australian grindcore. Introducing Wretch - The Senseless Violence EP.

Wretch are reppin' catchy rockin' death/grind out of Canberra.

The band lists their influences as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer - but I can certainly here a bit of modern death metal in the mix, too. Like Pig Destroyer, they try and mix up every song and never overstay their welcome. There are plenty of grooves and hooks admidst the violence.

Looking at the list of Australian metal alumni, I shouldn't be too surprised at the quality. They boast members from Psychrist, Futility, Infinitum and a bunch more (which also explains the cool death metal influence).

The dudes are aiming to have a full length out in early 2013, so watch this space.

Hooray for motivated and competent new Australian grind bands!

Go and download the EP for free.



thedowngoing’s ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is out today

Posted by Lachlan

thedowngoing - ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESSHate polished, over-produced grindcore? Well then thedowngoing might just be your band.

Their new album ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is out today. It's 10 minutes of intense noisegrindhell for fans of Insect Warfare, The Kill, Pig Destroyer, Discordance Axis and psychosis.

Your grindlord commands you to:

I'll be writing a review sometime soon. This has to be one of the best pieces of Australian grind to come out in recent memory. So intense.


Converge and Napalm Death Split 7″ EP Teaser

Posted by Matt

Stream the Napalm Death/Converge teaser track below, out soon on Deathwish Inc.