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Dark Horse take on Japan

Posted by mothereel
Missed opportunity

It should have been a horse vs giant being

I'm extremely envious.  Those boys have managed to pull off an amazing little tour over in one of my favourite countries, Japan.  It's not right that I am though, neither of my bands have put in much effort to do anything but yeah....  How good is it to be human!

Anyway, here's the details of their first show and it's a doozey!  Bands from all over are coming together for this bit of messy noise.

Dick jokes and Jap jokes *sigh*

Up there in the Jap's eye!   An all international cast!

Then there's the big one, the massive deal, probably one of their greatest gigs to date... The Japanese Obscene Extreme!

See if you get that one!

The way it all goes down.

So many great bands, so many forms of freak music, Obscene always rules!!  We wish you well young Australian men!

You can purchase many Dark Horse things from the Grindhead Records website such as their album Sick of the Living/High on Death, the split with Repulsion-esque Black Jesus, or the other split with Indonesian Gore Grinders Badak Singa.

You also have the choice of going to their bandcamp.


Captain Cleanoff live at Obscene Extreme 2009

Posted by Lachlan

I came across this killer professioanl live video of Captain Cleanoff grinding up Obscene Extreme 2009.

Great stuff and definitely worth checking out!


4 good reasons to catch Slaughterfest this Saturday

Posted by Lachlan

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.


Space Bong NSW Tour July 10-12

Posted by Lachlan

The monolithic South Australian juggernauts of cannaboid-soaked, THC-drenched, filth-encrusted epic stoner doomsdayers Space Bong are coming to Sydney.

If you pay any attention to the general rubbish that I write, you'll know that I'm a big fan of these guys. They are a 6 piece (two guitarists and two vocalists) who play Eyehategod styled sludge, but at the epically slow tempos you'd expect from Earth with an excessive dose of doom. They're also loud as fuck.

Anyway, Grindhead Records is very, very stoked to get these guys out to Sydney. Space Bong will be playing three shows over the weekend, each with killer line-ups.

Captain Cleanoff headlines a show on Friday the 10th of July at the Town & Country before they piss off to Europe to play Obscene Extreme (those lucky assholes). We've also got Space Bong, Ebolie, Roadside Burial and Nothin' Suss. Entry $10.

On Saturday the 11th of July, the equally incredible Looking Glass headlines another Town & Country gig alongside Space Bong, Summonus, Nothin' Suss and Kill A Celebrity. You might want to bake some cookies for that one.

Then finally Space Bong, Ebolie and Roadside Burial are doing an all ages instore at Repressed Records from 4pm on the Sunday.

Three killer shows and plenty of doom to go around. The dudes will also be selling their new epic full length The Death of Utopia, out on Anna Vo's (of Crux) label An Out Recordings. And if you're a nerd, there's a Facebook event here so you can publicize your poor taste.


Captain Cleanoff Interview in Terrorizer

Posted by Lachlan

Captain Cleanoff head over to Euro to tear up the UK alongside Dutch grinders FUBAR in August as well as playing the awesome Obscene Extreme festival in July.

Old mate Muz provided this interview for Terrorizer's website.



Blood Duster on Obscene Extreme, new album and porn

Posted by Lachlan

Blood DusterTerrorizer magazine/website have just put up an interview with Jason PC from Blood Duster prior to their appearance at this years incredible Obscene Extreme Festival.

The guys talk shit about the festival, their favourite bands, hanging out with Kevin Sharp, the direction of the new album, pissing off Europeans, drinking Czech beer and sampling European porn. There's also the startling revelation that Dave Haley "can't play rock n' roll to save his life". You mean ultra-triggered fairy-tapping, one-dimensional tech/death drummers can't play rock n' roll with any feel, heart or soul? Who would've thunk it.

Check it out here old mate ehhh.

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