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Brutal Truth bassist announces October retirement

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM (PST)

Brutal TruthNew York grindcore band Brutal Truth bassist and founder Dan Lilker has announced, via Facebook, his future retirement from recording and touring. Lilker formed the band in 1990 and they have released six studio albums.

You can read the statement from Lilker here.

Brutal Truth’s most recent released End Time was put out in September of 2011 via Relapse Records.

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Interview: Meth Quarry – Crash Anthems from PA

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:19 PM (PST)


Meth Quarry are a caterwauling, pandemonium inducing wrecking crew, the aural equivalent of a notch in a killer’s belt in some old western that you see and know it represents someone gunned down, footage of a crumbling building, a force of nature, hardcore. They are screams and brutal grooves to rival the most excessive metalcore but wed to the historical merits of hardcore, grind and sludge with a white eyed insistent fury that keeps things raw and urgent.

It’s always important to catch bands on the way up, be it thrash or hardcore or emocore or whatever. Those are the ones who sometimes believe the most and are bleeding and sweating for the cause, hungry to impact the audience.

Meth Quarry may be new on the scene, but they have already gotten heads to turn with a psychotic live set, riffs from hell and…the cherry on the top : Their new debut album Irreverence. Guitarist Chris Smith is also an accomplished underground poster artist and record art designer. Catch his stuff at and to read our interview with Chris Smith click HERE.

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Cattle Decap prepare new slab of Gore

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:11 AM (PST)


Cattle Decapitation has begun the writing process for the follow up to 2012’s Monolith of Inhumanity, which has been lauded as the band’s finest and most complex release to date.

“Since we got home from THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR the guys have been hard at work on new material! I actually go in next week to grab a quick run through of the first new track they have completed so I can start writing lyrics to it. I have heard the track and I hate to say anything just yet because we will be spending the next full year from now working on the next album, but I will say the stuff they’re working on is intense. I can’t wait to start writing lyrics to it and so far is in league with one of our current musical aspirations… to make fans of our last record shit themselves! We’ll be taking a small break to play a few shows in our region with EYEHATEGOD on their January tour!” – Travis Ryan (Vox/Gurgles)

Cattle Decapitation’s next album is tentatively due out early 2015. Stay tuned to both the band and label’s sites for more updates on the new record and future tour dates. Tread with glee through the land of the severed meatus, friends!

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Chelsea Grin release new song

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM (PST)

CG Grindcorel rockers Chelsea Grin have released a new song. The song is titled “Letters” and according to the band:

“Letters is not the heaviest, nor the most technical song on our new record. We felt like it was a good “middle ground” song. There are 15 songs on the new CD, so if you want heavier, you’ll get much heavier.”

For more information and the video for “Letters” click here.

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Interview: J.R. Hayes of Pig Destroyer

Posted by flixdestroyer on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:02 PM (PST)

JoshSisk4What is there to say about grind titans Pig Destroyer that has not already been said at this point? In my estimation, they are one of the most interesting and innovative bands currently residing in extreme metal. With Scott Hull’s schizophrenic, pummeling and tasty licks, Adam Jarvis’ inhuman skills behind the skins, and of course J.R. Hayes’ demented vocals and top notch lyrical ability, these guys remain a force to be reckoned with after more then fifteen years as a band. As far as I’m concerned, whatever these guys are having for breakfast can be considered news.

With the addition of their first bass player, John Jarvis (Cousin of Adam). it seemed like as good a time as ever to see what’s new in the Pig Destroyer camp. Just a little over a year after the release of their latest Relapse album, the crushing Book Burner, the gents from outside our nation’s capital (Scott Hull for President anybody?) show no signs of slowing down with new tricks up their sleeve. Frontman and wordsmith, J.R. Hayes was kind enough to take five and answer some questions regarding the decision to add a bass player, the band’s plans for the upcoming year, and other various business.

Click here for the interview.

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Interview: Drugs Of Faith – White Punks On Hope

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:47 AM (PST)



Drugs Of Faith are one of the best take-it-or-leave-it heavy bands going today. A cultivated and honest sound, awareness of underground culture, electric presence… and they have lyrical depth to boot! Both poetic and socially engaged while full of great riffs for both rocking and grinding, DoF have yet to let me down. Richard Johnson and pals not only write great songs but Johnson also has one of the most blood curdling screams in all of music, a throaty howl that is relentless when he really lets it out beyond the general hoarse spoken shouts of most of the group’s material. But when the moment strikes and emotions peak, Richard can roar the head off any aesthetically stunted death core poseur.

I love that some stuff can still be found of solid quality in the metal spectrum that addresses social concerns, whether it be any given DoF release or, for example, the killer new Exhumed record Necrocracy.  Drugs are a band who, regardless of what I have going on, I always try and make time to cover when a new and substantial release comes out – because they just deserve it AND you owe it to yourself to hear them.

Drugs are one of the coolest, most meaningful bands out there and the good people behind CVLT Nation have just streamed the D.C. area based group’s bitching new EP Architectural Failures HERE! Give it a listen and rejoice then read this MR Exclusive with Richard Johnson right HERE.

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Pig Destroyer announce two shows in December

Posted by flixdestroyer on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM (PST)

pigd2Grindcore vets, Pig Destroyer have announced two shows to close out 2013 next month.  The first of which will take place December 20th in Richmond, VA at Strange Matter, with Occultist and Noisem.  The band then plays their final show of the year on December 21st at the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD, with openers, Darkest Hour and Black Cloud.  Tickets are on sale now for both shows.

Pig Destroyer recently welcomed their first bass player in 16 years in John Jarvis, cousin of drummer, Adam Jarvis.  Jarvis made his official debut with the band at last month’s Housecore Horror Film Festival.

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Pig Destroyer adds first ever bass player

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM (PST)

PigDestroyeroneiwantRichmond, VA grindcore outfit Pig Destroyer have announced that they have added their first ever bassist. Apparently the band felt that after 16 years they finally needed one and added drummer Adam Jarvis’ cousin John Jarvis. John will make his first appearance at the Housecore Film Festival in Austin, TX on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

You can read some comments from John and frontman Scott Hull here.

Pig Destroyer most recently released their 5th studio album Book Burner in October of 2012 via longtime label Relapse Records.

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Pig Destroyer drop new free track via Adult Swim

Posted by GageT on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 8:21 AM (PST)

pig-destroyer-adult-swim-singleAs part of the fantastic Adult Swim Singles program that’s been dropping free music every week all summer, grindcore greats Pig Destroyer have released a new track called “The Octagonal Stairway,” and guess what? It’s totally  free! That’s the terribly dark single artwork over on the left. You can download (or just stream) the track over at the Adult Swim site, along with tracks from a bunch of other really great non-metal artists like Andy Stott and Autre Ne Veut.

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Cattle Decapitation releases “Your Disposal” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM (PST)

Cattle Decapitation San Diego deathgrinders Cattle Decapitation have released the music video for their song “Your Disposal” from their most recent album Monolith of Inhumanity.

Vocalist Travis Ryan had this to say about the video:

 “Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest albumMonolith of Inhumanity. Here we see Eve giving birth to humanity, a living, breathing piece of primordial meat birthed into the dirt making its way through the Garden Of Eden, hell-bent on destruction… A clean and conscious monolith foretelling what could be possible given the fact that humans exhibit superior traits of intelligence, instead the earth is flooded with technological fallout and debris by the hands of man. This video is very much a prequel to our other videos ‘Forced Gender Reassignment’ and of course, ‘Kindgom of Tyrants.’”

Check out the “Your Disposal” video and Cattle Decapitation tour dates here.

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Antigama album “Meteor” full stream online

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM (PST)

Antigama Polish grinders Antigama are streaming the entirety of their recently released album Meteor over at

Stream Meteor here.

Check out more about Antigama and Meteor here.

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Show Review: Rotten Sound at The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY- May 22, 2013

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM (PST)

ROTTEN_SOUND_5_22In Dante’s Inferno, Hell is bordered by the Acheron river. Souls were ferried across this river to their eternal torture. That night in Brooklyn, Hell could have easily opened up beneath us. The shadows twisted and the lights burned dim as each of the opening bands grinded out their menacing set. With overwhelming cheer, Rotten Sound took the stage, celebrating twenty years as a band this tour. Before the room erupted, I had a chance to sit down with bassist Kristian Toivainen for a one on one. Check that interview out here.

For a full breakdown of the show, click here.

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Interview: Kristian Toivainen of Rotten Sound

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM (PST)

Kristian_Toivainen2Finland’s megalithic grind leaders Rotten Sound are touring the States in celebration of a twenty year career. While at Brooklyn’s staple for live metal, The Acheron, I spoke with bassist Kristian Toivainen. We had a nice talk over cold beers about Kickstarter, their latest release Species At War, and some current events. The show afterwards was deafeningly delightful and the opening bands really amped the crowd up for what was to be a very brutal night.

Read the whole conversation here.

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Hivesmasher goes on tour.

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM (PST)

Hivesmasher LogoMassachusetts grindcore band Hivesmasher have posted tour dates for their upcoming US tour. These lovable rapscallions released their album Gutter Choir in October of 2012 on Black Market Activities and will be kicking off their tour on May 30th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.

You can see a full list of tour dates here.

Hivesmasher had the following to say about the tour: ‘This tour is centered around two concepts–we like playing shows in places where we don’t live, and we like playing shows with our friends. Combining the two is perfection.

 Originally, Tiger Flowers and The Binary Code proposed that we do a few dates together at the end of May beginning of June, starting in Brooklyn and heading south. Of course, we leaped at the opportunity. As soon we started working on booking those dates, Cognitive proposed three shows with us the following weekend.

 Since we kinda like doing this whole touring band thing, we decided that we’d be better off staying out on the road between the two smaller runs. Since it had been just over a year since we last traveled through the Rust Belt, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get back!’


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Ex-Gaza members have apparently become Cult Leader

Posted by GageT on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM (PST)

cult_leaderSo remember when Gaza released an awesome record last year (No Absolutes in Human Suffering) and then broke up back in March? Well, cry no more. Last night, announced through the former band’s Facebook page, every member except vocalist Jon Barkin have apparently become a new band called Cult Leader. Here’s what they had to say:

“Some of us continue to make music together. The new band is Cult Leader. Our first show is with Full of Hell, Seven Sisters of Sleep, and Rile at the The Shred Shed SLC. We’d appreciate it if you could be there, like the page, and also if you would spread the news (but from the Cult Leader page if at all possible). Thank you, and kindly continue to fuck yourselves.”
So there was clearly some kind of dispute between involved parties, but we really don’t know. Frankly, though, it doesn’t matter. Cult Leader have promised new material as soon as possible, and if last year’s Gaza record is anything to go by, it’s going to blow some minds.
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