Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Garrotte Count the Almonds

Raw black metal from Denmark. This 7" is still available from Posh Isolation. Buy it, its great.

Count the Almonds

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bastard Priest

Tape rip of real old school sounding death metal from Sweden.

Merciless Insane Death

Cut to the chase....

Part II of the Fallout uploads is finally here.

The album today is Another Week in Jonestown, which is the Fallout side of a split 12" with Swedish punkers Accursed. It more or less follows on from the slab of awesomeness that was Louder Than Words but the songs have a lot more force behind them, and you can hear the overall sound of the band is getting harsher.

So, I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do, and as much as the last post. Please keep in mind that again, this is a low quality rip of a simple vinyl-to-cd rip/burn, so while it may not sound fantastic, it still has more than enough quality to sound good.

Download here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Empire of Bone

Here's a tasty slab of Aussie grind to melt your brain. 731 were a brutal live band, consisting of various Melbourne musos from around the traps, including past (and current) members of Whitehorse, Terror Firma, Fallout, Demon Other, the list goes on....

The ep I bring to you today was recorded live @ Melbourne's PBS studios and showcases the primal fury of the band. Thanks go to Grind Fed Bathory Hen (731 vokillist) for giving the thumbs up for this post.

Check out the band here.
Download the brutality here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Chaos Destroy

Noisy Crasher Punk. Sounds Japanese but is actually from the US. Distort.

Music Not Music

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Vietnamese black metal. Nice and raw - just how I like it. These are the latest 2 releases from 2007.

Hoang Gia
Trên Con Đường Danh Vọng - On The Path Of Honour

Land of Decay

Beanflipper. Another fantastic band from Melbourne's 90's era. Unlike Fallout, I had the fortune to see these gents on a number of occasions, as they reformed around 2005, for a little over a year.

I'm working on bringing you all three of their CDs, and, if I can track it down, I hope to eventually put the demo up here. For today, I'm posting Total Dysfunctional Collapse, what would have been most peoples' introduction to the band way back in 1995 (yep, it's THAT old).

For fans of thrash, hardcore, metal (as a generic term) and grind. Enjoy!

Beanflipper - Total Dysfunctional Collapse

Profit Ain't Punk (or is it?)

Allow me to present to you one of the bands that started my love of all things fast in music. Fallout. I am aware there've been quite a few bands of that name over the years, but the one I refer to was an early to late 1990's Melbourne hardcore band. Arguably one of the best, these guys were around the same time as Mindsnare, but not quite as long as them. Certainly not long enough for me to see them play, anyway.

What I have for you today is a poor quality rip of a rip. From 10" vinyl onto CD and finally into 128kb .wma files. But it's not as bad as it sounds. I strongly recommend this band to anyone and everyone who is into punk, hardcore, even grind (of all sorts), and I hope to bring you more of their stuff in future.

Also, a big thanks goes to Kieren Tyrell, former Fallout vocalist, for granting permission for me to post their stuff on here.

Fallout - Louder Than Words

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wasted Time Demo 05

Found this demo and thought I would share. Can't find much information on it - has their first release as their self-titled 7". Anyway, this is some old-fashioned hardcore from Richmond, Virginia. Recently released an LP called "Futility", which is a follow up to the equally great EP "No Shore" in '07. There is also a compilation called "And So It Goes" which collects all material from said releases as well as their S/T 7" (not the same as this demo). Go buy their stuff.

Download demo

Worship Black Twilight compilation

Crepusculo Negro
is one of the best underground black metal labels going around at the moment, in my opinion. The recent Arizmenda tape was one of my favorite releases from last year. Actually, all of their releases have been great. Here is a sampler compilation of a number of the bands on the label at the moment.

1. Ashdautas - Choirs Of Vice
2. Volahn - Crepusculo Negro
3. Arizmenda - Beyond Shadows Of Emptiness & Nothingness
4. Kallathon - Before Drifting Into The Abyss
5. Axeman - Attestor Of Doom & Rebirth
6. Unknown - Unknown

(The unknown band has recently been discovered to have been Kuxan Suum.)

Also, join my last fm group dedicated to the Black Twilight Circle.

Worship Black Twilight


Dark death metal from Brisbane, Australia. Sound and atmosphere similar to Portal, Incantation, etc. Hopefully a full-length comes soon.

Download Link removed upon request

Saturday, March 6, 2010


As stated in my previous post, here are links to the pair of Monarch bootlegs. Same venues, same dates as before. I'd like to thank Garrett the Hairy Man for passing them on, and Rob MacManus for bringing out both bands. With any luck, Monarch will make it a third tour in as many years next year.

The Basement
Bald Faced Stag


Heathen Skulls

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bald Faced Wolves in The Basement

This past weekend saw one of the best gigs I have ever been to. The penultimate show of the Australian Wolves in The Throne Room/Monarch dual tour, at the Hi-Fi, in Melbourne. Four awesome bands (should have been five, but alas, Pisschrist had to pull out), headlined by WITTR.

In a word, it was epic.

So it was a pleasent surprise that several days later, my friend and fellow hairy man, Garrett, passed on several links to bootlegs of two of the tour's shows, one from Sydney (The Baldfaced Stag), and one from Canberra (The Basement). Far be it for me to keep these awesome bootlegs to myself, you will find links to the two Wolves ones below. Monarch bootlegs to follow.

The Basement - 23/2/2010
The Bald Faced Stag - 26/2/2010

Pre-Friday Madness

As I sit in my room, drinking some Pre-Friday goodness from Radelaide, SA, and listening to various bootlegs (keep your eyes peeled for possible posts), I feel it'd be a good idea to introduce myself by posting one of my favourite bands. Ever.

Looking Glass are an awesome band out of The Bra (Canberra, ACT, for your non-Bogans). I was fortunate enough to experience them at the 2009 Doomsday Festival, where, as pretty much the only unheralded band amongst about a dozen of Australia's best doom/sludge acts, they proceeded to near steal the show.

For fans of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Iron Monkey, Wolfmother (yes, Wolfmother), and even Led Zepplin, these guys are great to listen to on a warm day, in your concrete backyard, with the volume turned to 11 and a Cooper's Pale (or Sparkling, for the more hardcore beer nuts) in hand.




Sexdrome, punky black metal from Denmark. The 7" was on Youth Attack for a while, so hype factor x 100.


Jerry's Kids

Probably the best hardcore album ever.

Is This My World?