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
Italian duo The Turin Horse craft an unrelentingly violent brand of noise rock that forgoes the typical Amphetamine Reptile formula in favor of sludgy insanity. On their debut, self-titled EP, the band weave sludgy grooves with angular chaos and face-melting power electronics into a unique, battering mix. Fans of Sofy Major and KEN mode, take note.
We recently caught up with guitarist/vocalist Enrico Tauraso to discuss the new EP, the noise rock genre, and more.
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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.
Death metal duo Boethiah rip buzzsaw riffs from the mouths of black holes on their new EP release, Celestial Gateway. Full of rampaging instrumentation and interstellar atmospheres, Celestial Gateway is essentially what would happen if Bolt Thrower were transported to the far reaches of deep space. With one foot in death metal lineage and the other in cosmic exploration, Boethiah sets themselves apart from a lot of their contemporaries.
Svbterranean recently caught up with the duo to discuss the new EP, band beginnings and science fiction.
Rather than worship solely at the altar of Amphetamine Reptile, Memphis’ Pressed choose to navigate the realms of noise rock in their own unique way. They weave together noise rock’s affinity for groove and grimy tones with sludgy guitars and dissonant, more metal adjacent characteristics, which results in a raw, undoubtedly vicious and pissed sound. The band’s 2017 debut EP, Anxiety Dream, showcases this sound throughout five venomous tracks that will pique the interest of noise rock enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes.
Svbterranean recently caught up with 3/4ths of the band to discuss their introductions to noise rock, their new EP, and more.
When Kendrick Lemke isn’t slinging riffs in Cyclopean Blood Temple, he’s creating and selling his own handwound guitar pickups with his company, Valhalla Pickups. Lemke has been been putting his expertise to work since 2015 and his products have been used by the likes of Cattle Decapitation, Christworm, and more. With the release of Valhalla’s new Standard Series of models on the horizon, Lemke agreed to give Svbterranean the details on his upcoming products. In this special interview, Lemke speaks on his new line of pickups, as well as Valhalla’s beginnings and what sets his company apart from the rest.
Pennsylvania-based sludge/grind trio Secret Cutter (ex-Oktober Skyline) unleashed their acclaimed, super heavy self-titled effort over four years ago. Now, the impossibly intense band is set to release their crushing sophomore LP, titled Quantum Eraser, this Friday (July 6). The new release not only maintains their abrasive and begrudging tone, along with compelling and unpredictable songwriting, but it’s also tighter, more focused and somehow even heavier than their previous offering.
In this recent interview with Svbterranean, vocalist Ekim, drummer Jared Stimpfl and guitarist Evan Morey discuss the origins of Secret Cutter and the making of Quantum Eraser. They also talk about combining the visceral aggression of grind with the harsh density of sludge (why is “grudge” not a thing yet!?), how they manage to achieve their massive sound as just a three-piece, as well as their approach to unique songwriting and more. Check it out! Continue Reading
Dark, dynamic and undoubtedly massive, Hemelbestormer is an unsung juggernaut within the sludge/doom/post-whatever scenes. Those whose have not experienced this Belgian act’s monolithic tunes are missing out on some truly devastating, forward-thinking “post-metal” that sounds like an environmental cataclysm in audio form. On their newest full-length recording, A Ring of Blue Light, the band continue to build upon their towering sound while incorporating new elements into the mix. The results: crushing as ever.
In this new interview we caught up with drummer Frederik Cosemans to discuss the new album and more.