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27Aug/09Off

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.

4Jun/09Off

Aftermath of the Ebolie SA/WA tour

Posted by Lachlan

Alright, so my brain is still scrambled and I've spent most of the last few days trying to piece myself back together, but let's see if I can't churn out a quick little rundown of Ebolie's South Australian and Western Australian tour.

Adelaide.

First off, Adelaide is fucking freezing. Kegan of Space Bong and Death-Cult Jock was nice enough to arrange the show, arrange a backline, put us up for the night, and tend to our various rockstar demands. He's always a very generous man which is very much appreciated. Anyone looking to play a show in Adelaide; you should speak to that man.

We played in some fucked up venue called Live On Light. Picture this: one half of the venue filled with scummy fans of doom and grindcore, dressed predominately in black and out of their minds while - the other half is an ultra-trendy pop/house dance nightclub. One room had Space Bong playing ultra-droning doom with an awe-inspiringly loud sound, while out the front door shitty little 90's dance tunes played. Slightly disconcerting. Even funnier was the fact that the vocals from the bands next door was coming through the PA in the dance club - and seriously who hasn't wanted to hear Daft Punk with guttural lows?

Death-Cult Jock were quite cool, even better than I'd remembered from Scumfest 2009. They play really tight punky Napalm Death and Terrorizer styled grindcore with some doom mixed in for good measure. One Step Beyond seemed a little distant from the crowd most of the night, but they put on an excellent show with an amazing mix of Morbid Angel, Macabre and Primus. That bassist can slap like a mutha-fucker and their more experimental moments were especially cool.

Space Bong. What can be said about Space Bong? I'm starting to think they might be my new favourite Australian band. They play droning Earth and Sleep Dopesmoker-era doom and they are fucking amazing. They are also incredibly loud. Guitarist Dave (who also plays in Death-Cult Jock and God God Dammit Dammit, not to mention he's ex-The Rivalry) is simply a fucking genius. Everything he touches turns to musical gold. Buy their album from Anno Vo's (Crux) label. See them play.

Finally God God Dammit Dammit came out to play to an absolutely sauced crowd at 2am; they're akin to the Sydney band Brass Knuckles. They are the ultimate 13 piece funk party band. The energy these guys inject the crowd with is absolutely amazing. Always a blast. Shortly after they finished up, the venue closed up but allowed the bands and our group of friends to stay to drink, smoke and party until the sun came up. God damn I love Adelaide.

Perth.

Dyson (Soundworks Touring, Prime Cuts and Cuntscrape amongst plenty else) is the man with the plan when it comes to Perth. The first night he set up a killer metal gig then pulled through with an Extortion support slot the next night! The first night was opened by Death Fucking Cunt, followed by those lovable Carcass and Macabre perverted grinders Maximum Perversion. That actually marked the third tour which Ebolie has played with the Maxi P guys on (Exhumed 2003, Maxi P East Coast Tour 2007, Ebolie SA/WA Tour 2009). Cuntscrape closed up the night of depravity to a very solid crowd (I think around 140 payers?).

Afterwards we spent the night drinking Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and watching Kickboxer, John Rambo and Twins. After visiting Bon Scott's grave (which was as an anticlimactic event as they come), we played our last show on the Sunday. The gig opened up with Suffer who play noisy hardcore a la Breach which was quite cool. I didn't catch much of Agony or Arterial Heamorrhage unforunately since I was foraging for food.

By the time we played the crowd was quite intoxicated. Quite suprisingly we were received the best that night amongst a group of hardcore and powerviolence bands - better than we had the grind, doom, crust and death metal crowds. Extortion were fucking awesome. I sat back and just watched that powerhouse of a drummer absoutely destroy his kit - those guys are amazingly tight live. I saw these guys play in Sydney back a few months ago at the Bald Faced, but the larger venue really sucked out the energy of the band and to tell you the truth I didn't enjoy them on that occasion.

Killer tour. Much thanks to the likes of Kegan and Dyson for making it all happen, and for the hospitality of Maximum Perversion and Space Bong. I'll surely be back to your towns in the very near future (my new stoner project heads to Adelaide in October actually).

http://www.myspace.com/ebolie
http://www.myspace.com/deathcultjock
http://www.myspace.com/onesteprockstar
http://www.myspace.com/spacebong
http://www.myspace.com/godgoddammitdammitband
http://www.myspace.com/maximumperversion
http://www.myspace.com/grindecologyst
http://www.myspace.com/extortionextortion

   

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