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DOWNLOAD: Awesome Aussie grind/punk mixtape from Skullfucked CVLT Nation

Posted by Lachlan

Skullfucked CVLT Nation MixtapeSome bloke called Skullfucked created some mix tape called CVLT Nation Mixtape... and he's done a pretty good job!

The mix itself has a bit of grindcore, hardcore, noisecore, fastcore, punk rock (etc), and by the bands included it would seem like old mate certainly has a bit of taste, because this mixtape includes the likes of  4 Dead, Suffer, Deathcage, White Male Dumbinance, Internal Rot, Black Bong, IDYLLS, Taipan and whole lot more!

Press release, tracklisting and download link to follow.

Australian punk is in a reasonably healthy state at the moment and I suppose the proof is in the following collection of music. I wouldn’t say that this is a definitive example of every band in this country currently, but I like to believe that this is a reasonably accurate example of the greater scenes diversity and strength. Though not every band I wanted involved is included here (some didn’t get back to me, some were just unreachable, and some I’ve purposely omitted), I did go to the trouble to compile a pretty eclectic and mixed bill. On offer here there’s at least one band from every major capital, as well as many of the smaller scenes in between. Australian hardcore is a very mixed pot by nature; on this mix tape we’ve got everything from straight up hardcore and shitty punk, right through to noisecore, metallic hardcore, to grindcore, doom and heaps in between. I’m happy with the outcome, and I hope this does well to explain what we’re about down here. We’re a little different.



  1. Taipan- Death To The Pharaoh
  2. Shackles- Your Skin, My Graft
  3. Burn The Hostages- Eat Shit
  4. Idylls- Love As Dirge/Rise And Entomb Rituals
  5. Downpour- Plague Lord
  6. Last Chaos- Sex Priest
  7. Defeat- Warbride
  8. Vaginors- De-sex
  9. Sick People- Final Verdict
  10. Extortion- Decompose
  11. Black Bong- Draft II: Satan’s Ride
  12. Kicked In- ATF
  13. Eye Gouge!- Enforcer
  14. Mammon- III
  15. Sick Society- Slow Death
  16. Reckless Aggression- Senseless Behavior
  17. Krömosom- Systematic Death
  18. Negative Reinforcement- Salesman
  19. Internal Rot- Eyelids
  20. White Male Dumbinance- Sick Of Goodbyes
  21. Suffer- No Time To Coexist
  22. 4 Dead- Icebreaker
  23. Deathcage- Plague Of The Rats



10 reasons why Australia is the luckiest country in the world

Posted by Matt
  1. Extortion
  2. Agents of Abhorrence
  3. Captain Cleanoff
  4. The Kill
  5. White Male Dumbinance
  6. Space Bong
  7. Taipan
  8. Straightjacket Nation
  9. Suffer
  10. God God Dammit Dammit

We may be small but thank fuck we are loud.

Got any more to add?



Extortion Sydney Tour – March 2011

Posted by Matt

Extortion - Perth powerviolenceThe rockstars of Australian powerviolence/hardcore Extortion are coming to Sydney to play 2 of the most anti-Resist shows I have seen them play in Sydney since the good ol' days of Maggotsville. For two nights they will be ripping apart venues in Sydney's inner west, home of all things crusty. Check it!

Friday 25th March 7pm
BlackWire Records (219 Parammatta Rd, Annandale)
Extortion (WA), Ether Rag, Chained Heat, Slogan Free Youth

Saturday 26th March 8pm
Town And Country Hotel (cnr Unwins Bridge Rd and Campbell Street, St. Peters)
Extortion (WA), Taipan, Video Nasty, Ratbag

Extortion - Grind To A Halt + You're Next (with Barney of Napalm Death)

Extortion Sydney


Taipan – Ten Day Dawn

Posted by Matt

Taipan, those basturds from Sydney city, have released their latest 7" called "Ten Day Dawn", I picked myself up a copy and the stuff they got on their is pretty freaking awesome. With many Extortion remnants in the mix, this 7 is the tightest of their releases so far, with much brutality, though seem to excel in the slower parts of their songs, what one may refer to as a breakdown, right on the money. Recorded with a lot more precise techniques than early shitty demos and by getting Al from WA means that it does have a lot of similar sounds to the Extortion stuff. Punk as fuck and out now on Disinfect Records. 6 tracks that come as fast as they leave, a truly satisfying release and a step above a lot of hardcore.


Taipan get banned from The Lansdowne (with video)

Posted by Lachlan

I just found this awesome video of Taipan getting banned from the Lansdowne back in July.

As a firm supporter of drunken table-throwing, I endorse this video. Looks like a pretty fucking fun gig.


04/10 Gig Guide: Five Star Prison Cell, Monster Magnet, Downtime, Maus

Posted by Lachlan

Here's whats going down this weekend in Sydney:

FRIDAY 04/10/2009

The Sandringham Hotel
Downtime, Taipan, Cleaned Out, Maus
8PM $12

The Bald Faced Stag
Nucleas, Five Star Prison Cell (VIC), Origin of Janken, Torn Asunder (QLD), Jovian
8pm $15

SUNDAY 06/10/2009

The Metro
Monster Magnet, Regular John, Grand Fatal
8pm $71.10

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