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Black Jesus: Everything Black, Everything Dead

Posted by mothereel
What did Samboy do?

The return of Black Jesus

The rotten-hearted men of Grindhead Records sacrificed themselves so that you might hear this chillingly morbid yet cacophanously brutal and relentlessly aggressive album of scrap metal by Black Jesus.

"Everything Black... Everything Dead" will mark a sign on thousands of maniacs by grinding out evil powerchords that move blazingly fast as the drums blast away into one's brain. The album fuses something already angst-driven like hardcore punk and thrash metal with all the brilliance of the left hand path followers of death metal.

For fans of Autopsy, Brutal Truth, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Possessed, Repulsion, Terrorizer

Deluxe Double Sided Embossed Digipak limited to 500 copies!

Download the track: Born In A Tomb


REVIEW: Death-Cult Jock – West End Blast

Posted by Lachlan

Death-Cult Jock are a new South Australian grind band that - in typically incestuous Adelaidian fashion - features members of other noteworthy groups of various styles including; God God Dammit Dammit, Space Bong, Robotosaurus and The Rivalry. If you're familiar with any of the aforementioned bands, then you should already know this is going to be some serious grinding business.

Death-Cult Jock play a stripped back distillation of early punk-influenced Napalm Death and slightly more death metal influenced Terrorizer. Jock's appropriately metallic, crusty bass crackles underneath the mix of frenzied, blasting drums and tremolo picked, distorted guitars. Kegan's vocals are a combination of extremely harsh mids and low belows, appropriately tinged with a misanthropic gain-ridden crust/black metal edge that remind me ever so slightly of Tomas Lindberg's work in Lock Up, with the occasional Mitch Harris-esque high shriek.

Of the twelve songs that appear on the album, seven clock in at less than a minute. Infact, four songs only hit the 10 second mark, including the tracks Christian Punks Fuck Off, Uni Wankers Fuck Off and Death-Cult Jock Fuck Off. The group also expand the sound with a few brief nods towards old school doom - and let me clarify; we're not talking about the more modern European grind bands trendy penchant for a slowed down hardcore riff passed off as doom; I mean the REAL doom. The final track Numb ends with an absolute monster of a riff that would be appreciated by fans of Celtic Frost. An absolutely crushing way to end a relentless grind album (and the bands live set).

Death-Cult Jock's West End Blast is a solid piece of unabated aural aggressiveness; 17 minutes of channeled anger and brutality that comes highly recommended for fans of old school acts like early Napalm Death, Terrorizer, early Brutal Truth and Repulsion as well as more modern groups throwing back to the original premises of grind such as Lock Up, Captain Cleanoff, Insect Warfare and Kill the Client. There's also enough of a crust/punk element to interest fans of Phobia, Discharge and Unholy Grave.

Let's be thankful that in this era marked by the saturation and infilitration of Metalcore groups and Indie pop rockers in the local music scene there are still strong grindcore groups forming over Australia.


Relapse to reissue first four Blood Duster albums

Posted by Lachlan

Tony - Blood Duster - Australia DayWell here's some cool news; Relapse Records has decided to release the first four Blood Duster albums: Fisting the Dead, Yeest, Str8outtanorthcote (my favourite) and Cunt.

It looks as though Fisting The Dead and Yeest will be re-released in one package. All three reissues have been totally remastered and feature new artwork and bonus material. The release date for the reissues is May 5 internationally (or April 29 in the U.S.).

These reissues come just before Blood Duster are set to desecrate the U.S. for the first time ever (with Dave Hayley of Psycroptic on drums mind you); playing this years Maryland Deathfest alongside fellow Aussie's The Day Everything Became Nothing and Fuck... I'm Dead. Just the thought of those three bands absolutely fucking flattening the U.S. makes me smile - can you imagine the poor bastards who might have heard Fuck I'm Dead's split with Engorged just explode when they hear them as a 5 piece?!

The line up of this years Maryland Deathfest includes the likes of Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Grave, Dying Fetus, Disfear, Ghoul, Coffins, Impaled, Gruesome Stuff Relish (who have a new album coming up on Grindhead Records!), Engorged, Anaal Nathrakh, Macabre, Dead, Phobia, Gadget, Flesh Parade, Afgrund, Behold the Arctopus, Circle of Dead Children, Keitzer and loads more. I'd go on, but to be honest I'm so insanely jealous I'd rather just put it from my mind.

Blood Duster turn emo

I'll do the predictable thing and put up a track of Drink, Fight, Fuck even though it's one of my least favourite Duster songs:


Fuck I’m Dead News

Posted by Lachlan

Fuck I'm Dead are currently working on brand new material with their new and improved line up. The plan is to start recording a new album during Janurary 2008 and release it soon after. In recent times the group have gone from a drum machine driven three piece to a full fledged five piece - picking up a drummer and a second guitarist in the process. The result should be fucking massive - so keep an eye out for the new and improved gore grind thrash attack from FUCK... I'M DEAD!

And incase anyone missed it - Fuck I'm Dead, The Day Everything Became Nothing and Blood Duster have both been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest 2008! These three giants of Aussie grindcore will head over the burst the eardrums of unworthy Seppos alongside unbelivable groups such as Grave, Anaal Nathrakh, Repulsion, Macare, Deranged, Impaled, Phobia, Disfear, Flesh Parade, Gadget, Ghoul, Coffins, Gruesome Stuff Relish, Engorged, The Arson Project, Behold The Acrtopus, Afgrund, Keitzer and many more!


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