Over the years Sydney 2-piece thedowngoing have proven to be one of Australia's darkest, nosiest, and most chaotic grindcore bands. The dastardly duo are set to release their newest aural atrocity "ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS" next month.
The 12 track, 10 minute noisegrind experiment will be released via “Cancerous” Slimline CD and be available for streaming/purchasing/pirating at thedowngoing.blogspot.com from Friday July 20th, 2012.
The guys have also assembled one hell of a tour in support of the album:
FRIDAY JULY 13th - BUDERIM FUSION YOUTH CENTRE SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
w/ Idylls, Laeirs, Vile Specimen, Shackles & more
SATURDAY JULY 14th - FAT LOUIES BRISBANE, QLD
w/ Vassals, Brazen Bull & more
SATURDAY JULY 21st - SLAUGHTERFEST SYDNEY, NSW
All day festival at The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown
Feat. Agonhymn, Lo, Mother Eel, Mish, Brazen Bull, Moth, We Lost the Sea & more
SATURDAY JULY 28th - BENDIGO HOTEL COLLINGWOOD, VIC
w/ The Kill, The Day Everything Became Nothing & Headless Death
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1st – BAR OPEN FITZROY, VIC
w/ Penguins & See Saw
SATURDAY AUGUST 4th - SQUATTERS ARMS, ADELAIDE, SA
w/ Death Cult-Jock, Trash, Iron Worzel & Prison Bitch
Press release follows:
Sydney grindcore 2-piece thedowngoing are set to release their newest aural atrocity "ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS"
The 12 track, 10 minute noisegrind experiment will be released via “Cancerous” Slimline CD and be available for streaming/purchasing/pirating at THEDOWNGOING.BLOGSPOT.COM from Friday July 20th, 2012.
After the 2011 release of their Untitled EP mini-CD, thedowngoing have caught the attention of many in the grind community, including AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED vocalist J. RANDALL, who digitally re-released the EP on his own label GRINDCORE KARAOKE.
thedowngoing would go on to be awarded the title of BEST RELEASE OF 2011 by GRINDTODEATH.COM and 7th by GRINDANDPUNISHMENT.BLOGSPOT.COM "...Untitled EP shows the band reaching new, dizzying artistic heights."
"ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS" builds on the platforms laid by 2011's Untitled EP, refining and pushing thedowngoings' unique sound further. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jono Boulet (Jonathan Boulet, Snake Face) "ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS" is a vicious listening experience as thedowngoing teeters on the edge between grindcore and complete audio collapse.
And what better soundtrack to the harsh winter conditions, than to have thedowngoing venture out from their nihilistic cave dwelling existence to provide godless grindcore to the frostbitten masses on their 2012 WINTER TOUR throughout July and August.
Anyway here is the super-sexy Scumfest line-up that was at least in part - if not in its entirety - arranged by Keagan of the suffocating doom/grind band Spacebong. The line-up has some killer names on it including Captain Cleanoff, Kill A Celebrity (NSW), Dining in Tuscany (NSW), Prison Bitch, Corrupters, Robotosaurus, God God Dammit Dammit, Spacebong, Ok Peligro and S.A. Waste.
It's an awesome mix of grind, hardcore, metal, punk, crust and doom and it all goes down at Worldsend in Adelaide over 2 days, the 2nd night being an all-ages kinda deal. Can't fucking wait.
Well it's good to see that Matheson kept you up to date with all the latest grind news homosexual folk scandals. The inadequate faux-grinder also had his birthday a little while ago. Good on him.
In more important news I just got word that SCUMFEST is going down on January 24-25 in Adelaide and I've got some promising rumors for bands that might be playing;
- Captain Cleanoff
- Dining in Tuscany (NSW)
- God God Dammit Dammit
- Kill A Celebrity (NSW)
- Prison Bitch
- The Corruptors (grind feat. members of The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers)
- Thrush (grind feat. members of Jungle Fever)
- Space Bong
I'll be tharr (right tharr). None of this has been officially announced and I'll keep you all up to date.
These things happened last time Adelaide was unfortunate enough to host Kill A Celebrity: