Wednesday 15th Aug - Amplifier, Perth www.amplifiercapitol.com.au
Thursday 16th Aug - Fowlers Live, Adelaide www.fowlerslive.com.au
Friday 17th Aug - Hi Fi, Brisbane www.thehifi.com.au
Saturday 18th Aug - Hi Fi, Sydney www.thehifi.com.au
Sunday 19th Aug - Hi Fi, Melbourne www.thehifi.com.au
Tuesday 21st Aug - The Kings Arms, Auckland www.kingsarms.co.nz
Get some 21st century grindcore at yo head. Some killer stuff here from the likes of Fuck the Facts, Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Iron Lung, Shitstorm, Insect Warfare, Phobia, Brutal Truth, Gridlink, East/West Blast Test, Fuck... I'm Dead, The Kill, Captain Cleanoff, Agents of Abhorrence, Hailstones Kill 200, Halo of Knives, Napalm Death, Blood Duster, Regurgitate, Nasum, Afgrund and LOADS more!
PLAYLIST - 27th February 2010
Malefaction - Topic of the Day
Fuck the Facts - La Tete hors de L’eau
Catheter - Nothing
Cephalic Carnage - Kill for Weed
Pig Destroyer - Immune to Life
Pig Destroyer - Task Master
Pig Destroyer - Black Centipede
Pig Destroyer - Fuck You Up and Get High
Iron Lung - Liars
Magrudergrind - Elitist Have No Place in Hardcore
Shitstorm - Hide Behind the Screen
Insect Warfare - Internet Era Alienation
Insect Warfare - Evolved into Obliteration
Pretty Little Flower - Shrapnel Decimation
Phobia - Nihilistic Grindcore
Phobia - Eyes of a Citizen
Pathology - Creation of Mass Destruction
Foetopsy - Everything’s a Song Title
Foetopsy - Ear to Go
Mortician - Bloodsoaked Carnage
Brutal Truth - Sugardaddy
Total Fucking Destruction - Metal Emergency
Gridlink - Burning Tiamat
Discordance Axis - Compiling Autumn
East/West Blast Test - Wigwam
In the Shit - Hey Gurl, You Wanna Turn Up Dead in Dorchester Bay?
In the Shit - Die Alone or You’re a Pussy
In the Shit - Full Blown Piece of Shit
Agorpahobic Nosebleed - Honky Dong
Agorpahobic Nosebleed - Famous Last Words
Agorpahobic Nosebleed - Osaka Milk Bar
Agorpahobic Nosebleed - Drive By Blowjob on a Bicycle
Fuck…I’m Dead - Shotgun Facelift
Fuck…I’m Dead - Barefoot and Shitfaced
The Day Everything Became Nothing - 7 off “Brutal”
Blood Duster - We are the Word Police
The Kill - This One Hurts
The Kill - The Kill
The Kill - Tracksuit Pants are Thrash
Captain Cleanoff - Hardcore Fashion Parade
Agents of Abhorrence - Hungry Ghosts
Warsore - Choking on Stress
Hailstones Kill 200 - Stand in Line
Hailstones Kill 200 - Power of the Stranger
Hailstones Kill 200 - I’m Not Afraid
Hailstones Kill 200 - Needle or the Box
Hailstones Kill 200 - Everything For Nothing
Halo of Knives - All Too Human
Encryptor - The Cause in 200 Words or Less…
Sanity’s Dawn - Act Like Me or Die
Y - Bananas for the Punx
Napalm Death - A No-Sided Argument
Infected Disarray - To the Sorrow Filled Eyes and Pallid Bloated Corpulence of my Drowned Children
Inhume - Grind Culture
Cliteater - Obese Obsession
Rompeprop - Coughin Coffin
Jesus Crost - Zeitgeist
Jesus Crost - Verbanned
Jesus Crost - Milevski
Antigama - Imperfection
Dead Infection - No Smoking
Cause For Effect - Proto Calculator
Pigsty - Fly’s Last Minute
Attack of Rage - Grindpeace
Goresoerd - Circle of Masturbators
Agathocles - Pricks at Gigs
Embalming Theatre - Penis in the Toilet
Regurgitate - Cloudy Grayish Vomitus
Regurgitate - Fleshmangler
Sewn Shut - Charred Remains
Sewn Shut - Fall to Extinction
Birdflesh - Nightgrinder
Nasum - Slaves to the Grind
Splitter - Fladd Pa Sjalvkansta
Lock Up - The Jesus Virus
Afgrund - I Diket Jag Legat
Cripple Bastards - When Immunities Fall
Flesh Grinder - Aroma of an Open Gall-Bladder
Wormrot - Fuck…I’m Drunk
324 - Rebelgrind
Unholy Grave - Why Terror Again
Deathstorm - II
I thought I'd do up a quick article with a few reasons why you shouldn't miss out on saucy Sydney's Slaughterfest III this Saturday at the somewhat seedy Sandringham Hotel (Alliteration. I'm clever.) - other than the obvious - that there are a whole score of kick-arse bands, and you can enjoy 12 hours of Australian grind, death, stoner and doom for a mere $20.
Captain Cleanoff: One of Australia's most renown grind bands. These guys deliver a slew of old school punk-influenced grind tunes in the style of Napalm Death. Their toe-tapping tunes recently took them over to Europe to play Obscene Extreme 2009. They also supported the awesome Brutal Truth while they were at it.
Captain Cleanoff - Hardcore Fashion Parade
The Kill: If Captain Cleanoff are one of our more renown grind bands, then The Kill are definitely our most violent; channeling the sheer unabated blasting aggression of Discordance Axis and Gridlink. Unpretentious caustic grindcore. This will be their first Sydney show in a long, long time (that is, if they ever even played in Sydney when Neil was singing for them...).
The Kill - Axe Attack / We Want Blood
Looking Glass: Fuck Wolfmother. These guys are hands down, without a doubt the best stoner rock band currently active in Australia. Fusing the nightmarish intensity of Jimi Hendrix psychedelia with baked Black Sabbath riffing and the sludged out heaviness of Kyuss, these guys will fucking blow you away - guaranteed. They have an incredible energy live. Don't miss this one.
Looking Glass - Acid Tongue
Ebolie: Sydney's booze-fueled metallic grinders with a penchant for bad jokes, drunken intensity, and dropping 16th notes without anyone particularly noticing. A combination of Nasum, Botch, Cephalic Carnage and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Get loose. Between you and me this might be one the last times you catch these guys. They're also supporting Brutal Truth the following Monday.
Ebolie - Cronullafornia
For the record, Pod People don't seem to have a fucking thing up on YouTube. Bastards.
Catch you all there Saturday. Things kick off at midday and the show may sell out - so get there early to avoid disappointment.
Here is some video footage of Ebolie's recent Sydney Harbour Cruise, including a cover of Nasum's Stormshield. Enjoy. Or don't. Thanks very much to the guys at STE Promotions and of course Squerty for the wonderful camerawork - his support is very appreciated.
Shortly after the last track in this series, we had the power shut off on us mid-song. That track will eventually make its way online; I don't have the time to let YouTube take 4 hours uploading any more. They're all up on the Grindhead Records YouTube channel yo.
For the most part, I don't like writing negative reviews. I seems a waste of my time and effort to go out of my way to write negatively about something. I would much rather spend my time building up bands and releases I truly believe are worthwhile and deserve all the support and attention they can get.
This is going to be one an exception to the rule.
Magrudergrind are a modern grindcore group from Washington D.C. who have built up something of a cult following over the years, and have been lucky enough to land the release of their debut full length album on the very well respected Willowtip Records. I had been meaning to check out this album for a long time; it was jotted down on my ridiculously huge 'to do' list as soon as they album was released.
I've spun the album three times this morning, and you know what? Fuck this album and fuck this band. This is nothing more than a blatant worship of the more prominent European modern grind bands. Aside from the mildly amusing hip-hop track, Magrudergrind do fucking nothing other than directly rip off Rotten Sound one track, then Nasum the next. They're not even clever about it; everything from the guitar tone to the production on the vocals is directly lifted from the modern grind style of Nasum.
Don't get me wrong; the song's aren't BAD - how could they be? Nasum and Rotten Sound can write a pretty good grind tune. I'm actually pretty certain that plenty of grindheads will love - or at the very least like this album, which is fine. It's not offensively bad; it's just offensively STOLEN MUSIC. Don't believe me? Listen to the third track Rejecting The Militant Promise. PoorMieszko.
Personally I see no value in this band or this album. It is a waste of time, and will probably onlybe appreciated by those absolutely dying for a hit of modern grindcore.Please stop stealing music - or at least be clever about it.