Jay Vance is one of the most interesting people I’ve met. Growing up as a punk rock kid, Jay 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 scrap metal. However, the
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
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
Four years after their last album, Nero in Metastasi, the Italian Grind/Hardcore beasts Cripple Bastards are ready to unleash their new full-length. This will be the Cripple Bastards’ seventh album and their first with new drummer Raphael Saini, who joined the historic members Giulio The Bastard (vocals), Schintu the Wretched
It can be a test of perseverance and a little bit of stubbornness create a band that bets in an extreme sound. But Test, a grind/death duo with hints of punk/hardcore from São Paulo (Brazil) make it happen with their desire to burst your ears with relentless machinery drums, piercing