There is no shortage a cool gigs this weekend; infact there's some quality grind to be had all over Sydney on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
We got Rather Be Dead, Roadside Burial and Nothin' Suss at The Lewisham on Friday, then the almighty booze fuelled groove grinders Captain Cleanoff at Maggotsville Saturday, then Cleanoff, Kill A Celebrity and Roadside Burial at an ALL AGES instore at Repressed Records in Newtown from 2pm.
We grind you Dr. Grindenstein, your grind is the best.
Quite a cool little Grindhead Records show on tonight which will be no doubt enhanced by the simplistic beauty of pints at an Irish Pub.
Grannyfist, Frank Rizzo, Code of Lies and Fuck Oath will all be grinding up The Harp Irish Pub at Tempe from 8:00pm. I recommend some form of steak/pint combination for maximum enjoyment (is there a bistro there?).
In case you don't know these bands; Grannyfist play Anal Cunt-inspired screeching breakneck grindcore, with an extremely talented drummer (who also plays in Roadside Burial with members of Sydney veterans Bludgeoner and Volatile) and a hilarious vocalist (who also DJs as Drillbit) armed with truly horrific and agonizing vocal effects.
Frank Rizzo are one of my favourite Sydney punk bands. Their music is fast, furious and catchy as hell, complimented by two vocalists who play very well of eachother. All up they are a killer six piece. Code of Lies are the promising young trans-genre grind band that I keep raving about (unforunately sans their caped vocalist Nathattak). Their new MCD The Age of Disgrace should be available on the night.
Last of all Fuck Oath are a crusty grind/hardcore band with members of many other Sydney bands. I haven't had a chance to catch these guys live yet.
See you cunts there.
Captain Cleanoff have long been considered one of Australia's (and dare I say the worlds) best grind bands. These guys manage to mix mosh-inducing punk grooves with sheer blasting brutality, coupled with an inimitable vocals style, an enormous live sound and a sense of humour and fun.
Not only have they released two instant classics within the genre (Self-titled and Symphonies of Slackness), but they are also one of Australia's best live bands (rivaled only by fellow grind heavyweights Agents of Abhorrence, The Kill and Fuck I'm Dead in my opinion).
1 Nov THE ARTHOUSE MELBOURNE (Fuck I'm Dead, Roskopp, SFHS)
2 Nov MISSING LINK MELBOURNE (The Kill)
5 Nov HAMILTON STATION HOTEL NEWCASTLE (Grannyfist, BTBG, Shitfight)
6 Nov BRANNIGANS TAVERN GOLD COAST
7 Nov ROSIES LIVE BRISBANE (Daemon Foetal Harvest)
8 Nov MAGGOTSVILLE SYDNEY (Deathcage, Roadside Burial, Maus, Ebolie)
9 Nov REPRESSED RECORDS SYDNEY (Kill A Celebrity, Code of Lies)
21 Nov AMPLIFIER BAR PERTH (The Furor, Cuntscrape, Vespers Descent)
22 Nov LEEDERVILLE HQ SKATEPARK PERTH (Grotesque, Claim The Throne, Death Fucking Cunt)
27 Nov THE OLD BAR MELBOURNE (Pathetic Human, DB Call)
28 Nov THE SALOON BAR LAUNCESTON (3 Victims, DB Call, Nopse Teipsum)
29 Nov BRISBANE HOTEL (all ages) HOBART
29 Nov BRISBANE HOTEL (18+) HOBART
So order your copy of Symphonies of Slackness and draw some love hearts, unicorns and rainbows around the date Cleanoff come to your town!
Hardcore Fashion Parade - The Corner Hotel (VIC) 2007
Meathead - The Corner Hotel (VIC) 2007
Just a word of advice: Slaughterfest II down in The Basement in Canberra sold out - so if you're coming tonight I'd try and get there before there's no more tickets left!
See you all there for this awesome mini-festival. Such a killer line up.
Blood Duster - 11:20 – 12:00am
Pod People - 10:15 – 11:00pm
Ebolie - 9:35 - 10:05pm
Backyard Mortuary - 8:55 - 9:25pm
Looking Glass - 8:15 - 8:45pm
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - 7:35 - 8:05pm
Roadside Burial - 6:55 - 7:25pm
Clagg - 6:15 - 6:45pm
Infinitum - 5:35 - 6:05pm
Daemon Foetal Harvest - 4:55 - 5:25pm
LOG - 4:15 - 4:45pm
Granny Fist - 3:35 - 4:05pm
Summonus - 2:55 - 3:25pm
New Blood - 2:15 - 2:45pm
There's a killer gig going down tonight at The Basement in Belconnen, Canberra featuring the likes of those death rockin' snuff lovin satan worshipping groove grinders Blood Duster, the sludged out doom of Pod People, Ebolie's brand of alcohol fuelled grindcore depravity, the live debut of the bludgeoning (terrible pun intended) Roadside Burial and finally the bluesy death/doom of Clagg.
Amazing line up. See you down there.
The Basement, Belconnen(ACT)
Bloodduster (VIC) – 12:00 – 12:40am
Pod People (ACT) – 11:00 – 11:45pm
Ebolie (NSW) – 10:15 – 10:45pm
Roadside Burial (NSW) – 9:30 – 10:00pm
Clagg (VIC) – 8:45 – 9:15pm