Legendary grindcore heavyweights Agoraphobic Nosebleed have announced out of the blue that they will be appearing at next year’s Maryland Deathfest. This is most definitely special and a rare occurrence for the group as ANb don’t play live often (and by that I mean pretty much ever). The band has also announced the addition of bassist John Jarvis, who is also a member of Scott Hull’s Pig Destroyer. RAD. What this all means for the fate of the band’s long teased four solo albums remains to be seen. Will Jarvis’s addition signify the prospect of a fifth album? The band’s last update as of late 2013 signified that the release of the four differing genre albums would be far off due to main riff-writer Scott Hull’s preoccupation with Pig Destroyer but did reveal much pertaining to the plans for the releases.
From ANb vocalist Richard Johnson on December 20, 2013:
This is huge and I am seriously pissed that I’m going to miss this monumental event. Fuck it, I know the band, so maybe I win. After the jump, you can stream my favorite ANb album, Agorapocalypse, and peep the official statement from the band. RAGE. Continue reading →
Last month Lane told you aboutDrugs of Faith‘s (featuring Rich Johnson of Agoraphobic Nosebleed) forthcoming EP Architectural Failures, which is due out late next month. The EP will include four tracks on a single-sided 12″ vinyl and will also be available as a digital download and to hold you over until the albums release, you can check out the bands new music video for the second song off of the album “Insanity.”
Check out the video after the jump and grind your mind. It’s a simple music video, but it is also effective. Continue reading →
Virginian hardcore trio Drugs of Faith (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, etc) are in the final stages of completing their new EP. The new four track effort and follow up to 2011’s Corroded, Architectural Failures, will see a release in late November via Malokul. The new EP was produced by Kevin Bernstein (Inter Arma, Full of Hell) and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer) and will be limited to 300 vinyl one-sided 12″ and digital download. You can check out the artwork and track listing below as well as their music video for “Grayed Out”.
Everyone’s favorite grindcore outfit, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, are entering the studio to ready some new head-smashing grind for the whole family to enjoy. But they are not simply recording one new record. Oh no, they are recording four new records! That’s right! Four! Have you defecated in your pants from the excitement? No other details have been released as of yet but we will be sure to keep you in the loop.
Just five days ago, on the 8th of this month, the awesome Tankcrimes Records celebrated their 10th Anniversary as a label and as a payoff to their fans and followers, have since been allowing downloads of almost their entire discography of releases on a pay-what-you-want basis. I began following Tankcrimes about halfway through their career, first introduced into their line of excellent, humorous, and brutal releases through acts such as the weed and old school death metal influenced group Cannabis Corpse and the Gwar-ian death thrashers, Ghoul. Their lineage of excellent releases continues today as evidenced by the recent awesome hardcore punk album, Not You, by Kicker and the awesome thrash split , Toxic Waste, between Toxic Holocaust and Municipal Waste, regular plays around American Aftermath HQ. So what are you waiting for? Go download the whole gamut of albums via bandcamp here. It wouldn’t hurt to donate a couple of bucks either. To many more years of blood soaked releases.
Not one. Not two. No, three fucking records! That’s right, grind legends Agoraphobic Nosebleed will be releasing three new albums in the future, one after the other. Each album will feature master-of-craft Scott Hull and either J. Randall, Kat Katz or Richard Johnson, depending on the album you’re listening to. This is fucking amazing news. Three new ANb albums to destroy each and every one of your senses. Are you pumped yet? Because there is more! Agorableed will also be releasing their second annual holiday flexi disc for Decibel Magazine this Christmas season (the first, A Joyful Noise can be downloaded on J.’s label here for free). Fucking ANb everywhere! Yes!
Are you ready to hear a song off of this years arguably most anticipated release? If your answer was yes, then you are in luck because every hipsters favorite news source, Pitchfork, is exclusively streaming the new Pig Destroyer track, “The Diplomat“. This track is one nasty audio assault; stylistically it’s the perfect combination of the old and new Piggy D sound.
“The Diplomat” is one of the longer songs off the bands upcoming full length, “Barn Burner“, and according to vocalist J.R. Hayes, it’s about the origins of human conflict. Clocking in at around 2 minutes, “The Diplomat” starts off with a riff that was originally used in Hull‘s Agoraphobic Nosebleed but reworked to fit Pig Destroyer’s more streamlined sound. The track also seems to feature guest vocals, although they sound familiar, I can’t quite put my finger on who it is; Mark from Misery Index, maybe?
It’s also worth noting that in a recent interview with Pitchfork, Hull mentioned he has been listening to a lot of Gorguts recently…. The influence of which can be heard at the ending of the song.
God damn, who needs coffee in the morning when you have new Pig Destroyer! I really can’t wait for “Barn Burner” to arrive in my e-mail. Do yourself a favor, listen to The Diplomat and pre-order Pig Destroyer’s new album before it drops on Oct. 22nd.
Remember when I told you about that Pig Destroyer tip that was heard through the grapevine? Well now Decibel Magazine has given us even more hope in the above letter that was posted on MetalSucks today. These emails are sent out when a dB subscriber’s ‘scription is coming to an end (as mine will in September.. Gotta renew that shit) to inform the person that they may want to renew their ‘scription. They often include some things that will be showing up in upcoming releases, especially hinting towards future flexi discs. In this specific email, it was said that Pig Destroyer will be contributing to the flexi disc series very soon! Get fucking pumped! It’s happening! It may only be a song or two (or an EP like Agoraphobic Nosebleed‘s Christmas flexi, which would rule) but it’ll be new and it’ll be fantastic.
Wadge, the mysterious and bizarre grindcore band from Canada have recently released a new EP, and their second release, on J. Randall’s Grindcore Karaoke netlabel. You may remember that Wadge were the first release on Grindcore Karaoke with their album Grindcore Lu’au and this album took the world by storm. The band’s obsession with Hawaiian themes and vicious, drum-machine driven grindcore only made the world want more.
Before writing this post I knew very little about the band other than a handful of releases that I have listened too, Grindcore Lu’au, a split with Enemy Soil and the recently released Tiki Gods, No Masters. I had no idea this band has been around for over twenty years releasing splits with bands like Endless Blockade, Pantalones Abajo Marinero and Sanity’s Dawn. I mean, I just thought this was a killer grind band with little-to-no backstory. Glad I got that cleared up. You can check out and download Tiki Gods, No Masters below. If you haven’t yet, you can download Grindcore Lu’auhere.
This holiday season J. Randall‘s Grindcore Karaoke is trying to get you into a holidaze by offering free downloads of a grindcore christmas compilation and Agoraphobic Nosebleed‘s ‘Make A Joyful Noise’ over at Grindcore Karaoke. We already know that ‘Joyful Noise’ is a classic, but have you heard the songs on the comp? It’s pretty fucking rad. The comp features songs from Buried At Birth, Bastards, Dead Neanderthals, and many more. If I were you I’d head on over and cop that shit while it’s still topical.
It’s the end of the year and you know what that means, right? A whole month of pretentious bloggers telling you which albums you should have listened to. 2011 was a stand out year for metal and music in general. Because of this, coming up with a list of what I found to be the best albums of the year was not an easy task. If you haven’t heard any of these albums for some reason then you need to seriously go check them out. Continue after the jump to find out what my picks for this years top ten EP’s are.
Hey, folks. Happy Thanksgiving. I may be posting more later, but do to the fact that I will be stuffing my face like an Ethiopian at an all you can eat buffet, we’ll just have to see how it goes. Anyway, enjoy.
Oh, I love Christmas. Oh, I also love grind. Agoraphobic Nosebleed have merged the two and created something that I fucking adore. There is nothing more I’d like than to be snuggled next to a fire on Christmas Eve with sugarplums, chestnuts and some Agoraphobic Nosebleed. How does Decibel read my fucking mind and come up with shit like this? I think this will be my favorite Flexi Disc so far. ANb are homies, so that might make me a bit biased, but I don’t care. This album is amazing. Eleven songs in four minutes and every single second is magical holiday cheer. Check out the stream below via Decibel Magazine.