Saturday, 25 February 2017

I'm currently working on new material for a release some time in the first half of this year. This will be an album in the sense that it will have more than seven tracks and will break the fifteen minute mark (I'm a punk, not a metalhead). This music is heavily informed by the work of Sepultura, Von, Negative Approach, Vlad Tepes, Bone Awl, Bolt Thrower, Pharmakon, Throbbing Gristle, 13th Floor Elevators, and, as always, Dark Throne. The lyrics are informed by writers and artists such as Tristan Tzara, Max Stirner, and David Lynch, as well as the vomit-soaked political events of the past year. The working title is "Screeching Communist Black Metal Madness". As with the Grimmness split last year, there will be a physical artefact available in order to needlessly drain our planet of resources and thus kindly hasten its demise.

Best wishes
J.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

This band have done two demos since June and both are better than whatever you're listening to right now. If you like raw stuff, punky stuff, war metal, whatever, check them out. I can not recommend these guys highly enough.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

This band shared my split with Grimmness via Facebook a few weeks ago, and I've been meaning to reciprocate for a while. I figured I'd share it here so I can write a little more than I would on Facebook. I don't know much about this band, but they play raw punk that kind of reminds me of mid-80's UK hardcore (if anyone remembers the "Grind Your Mind" compilation that came out about ten years ago, think disc one of that). It's mostly angry mid-paced punk, with a few touches of crust and pv thrown in around the edges, and lyrics that mostly stay in snark mode. If you like the sort of thing that Static Shock/Quality Control/Katorga Works put out, or if you're the type of person who regularly spends their evenings trawling blogs for cryptic Japanese hardcore demos, you'll probably get a kick out of this thing.

Cranstøn-Stoatgobbler

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Cassette copies and free downloads of the Grimmness/Kastchei split are available to order now, limited to 23 copies.

You can order here: https://kastchei.bandcamp.com/album/grimmness-kastchei-split

Or here: https://grimmness.bandcamp.com/album/grimmness-kastchei-split