Though Travølta’s new release In Tinnitus We Crust will have any die-hard fan of d-beat, crust, fastcore, grindcore, and powerviolence drumming their steering wheel into oncoming traffic, this release shows them as worthy bearers of the mincecore torch, originally lit by their Belgian forebears, Agathocles. The production is no-nonsense. Raw.
Jay Vance (better known as Jbot) is one of the most interesting people I’ve met. Growing up as a punk rock kid, Jbot played in notable bands like Skankin Pickle and The Blue Meanies but became tired of human bandmates and their bullshit. So, he built his own band from
Test still goes on testing new ways of exploring extreme music. On their new album called ‘Jogo Humano’ (Human Game, in a free translation) the experimental grind duo grouped 54 songs that works in no particular order. Each one of them is titled with a word. You can combine them to compose a sentence that in the end could be the name of a song. Better: it’s a music made with the song pieces Test gave to you!
Powerviolence means many things to many people. Some claim the term only applies to the bands referenced in the Man is the Bastard song where it all started. Others will tell you it’s a grindcore-adjacent subgenre that was created to parody the machismo of hardcore by playing a similar style
October of last year word broke that Kat Katz decided to part ways with grindcore band Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Kat had been a vocalist with them for the past seven years sharing both vocal and writing duties. The aftermath of her departure saw a he-said she-said war of words between herself
Alright, I’m still recovering from Bloodshed festival over the weekend of 14 and 15 September in Eindhoven’s Effenaar. Calling the festival’s line-up rich is an understatement which doesn’t only apply to the main festival days of Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th, but Thursday’s pre-party and Sunday’s Afterbleeder bands