There have been quite a few changes for Toronto, ON’s Holy Grinder since our last interview a year ago. Following several member shifts, the noisegrind band now features a revamped line-up, including two bassists and new vocalist Ashley, which brings a newfound energy to Holy Grinder. The result is a more dynamic and intense approach to their raw, visceral sound, as well as an even more chaotic live performance.
In the spirit of change, Holy Grinder decided to remake one of their first songs from their debut record, Eradicate All Scum. Dubbed “Flesh Prison II,” the track has been re-recorded with the new line-up at Topon Das’ (Fuck the Facts) Apartment 2 studio in Ottawa, ON, and is the first taste of their upcoming release, which will follow up 2018’s Cult of Extermination.
“Flesh Prison II” is available to stream for the first time right here on Svbterranean, and members Ei TC and Ashley also took the time to discuss Holy Grinder’s new outlook. They also talk about the impact of the new members on the band and their sound, as well as the shift to more personal lyrical themes, among other topics. Check out Holy Grinder’s “Flesh Prison II” and our interview with Ei and Ashley after the break. Continue Reading
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I’ve been friends with vocalist and front man of the powerviolence act Terminal Nation for a few years now, and after seeing them perform live more times than any other band, I have finally conducted an interview with the man, the myth, the legend: Stan Liszewski! We discussed the bands upcoming musical endeavors, energy drinks and the recent benefit show the band played in their hometown (and mine!) of Little Rock, Arkansas. Enjoy. Continue Reading
Toronto’s Battlebear (featuring members of Ayahuasca, Guiltfeeder and Signifier) have released the debut single from their upcoming EP, which the Canadians cleverly dubbed Grimm Horton’s. The new track is titled “Salt & Vinegar Tourniquet” and showcases the trio’s annihilating combination of death metal, grindcore and crust punk, along with intense riffage and corrosive vocals to contrast their tongue-in-cheek lyrical themes. Check out the track after the break.
Discordant, dissonant, and filled to the brim with sonic twists and turns, Femur’s brand of unorthodox noise will appease fans of hardcore’s more chaotic side. On Red Marks, the full-length debut from the Thunder Bay, Ontario trio, the band craft over 40 minutes of unhinged aural violence that merges mathcore and sludge into a caustic mix. Fans of early Gaza, Coalesce, and the like will want to pay attention.
In this interview with Svbterranean, Femur discuss the album in question, the origins of the project, their writing process, and more.
The Transatlantic mathgrind duo Fawn Limbs have been steadily cranking out short, hellacious releases since August and show absolutely no signs of stopping. With current and former members of Infinite Nomad, Mireplaner, Psyopus and Commit Suicide at the helm, it should go without saying that these two gentlemen have a firm grasp on all things chaotic. With three EPs currently under their belt and more records slated to be unleashed in the future, Fawn Limbs are poised to be the name on every grind fan’s tongue.
In this interview with Svbterranean, Fawn Limbs’ Eeli Helin and Lee Fisher discuss the origins of the project, their releases up to this date, and future plans. Check it all out below.
2018 was messy and ugly, and proved to be fertile ground for all kinds of messy and ugly musical ideas to grow in. There were a lot of great records released this year, and here are the ones I really vibed with and kept listening to with time. Also threw in some that let me down because this is the internet so you have to complain about at least a couple things.
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Well, here it is again.
How do I sum up a year in music that some how seemed to top every other year previous? Why do I say that every year? Who cares what I think anyway? I limited myself to a top thirty, but boy, there’s a ton of honorable mentions. Black metal was king this year, as it is most years for me. I’m boring, whatever, eat my shit.
Without further ado: