This Week in Grindcore (04/01/2016)

This Week in Grindcore is a weekly segment noting recent releases and happenings in grindcore, powerviolence, fastcore, and other fast and aggressive styles of music.

LikeRats-II-albumcoverartLIKE RATS
Like Rats streams entire second LP as record sees release through Southern Lord. The entire II LP, the second album by Like Rats – with members of Chicago powerviolence/grinders Weekend Nachos – is now playing in its entirety, in conjunction with the album’s release through Southern LordII LP surges with their most monstrous material yet, delivering eight new tunes with thirty-three minutes of pure savagery, recorded by bassist Andy Nelson (Dead In the Dirt, Harms Way). The CD, bearing the title Like Rats, sees the new II album joined by the band’s back-catalog for the first time, bearing twenty-two tracks in total.


Speaking of Weekend Nachos, they have revealed the details surrounding their final full-length album Apology and have shared a new track along with the announcement. After having been active for over a decade, the band has decided to call it quits and has honored its name in the best way possible. Recorded by the band’s own Andy Nelson at Bricktop Studios, Apology is a veritable tornado of grindcore/powerviolence/hardcore savagery. Apology is thirteen tracks of utter punishment. Apology is set for release on May 20 via Relapse Records on CD/Digital worldwide.


Organized Crime Records
has confirmed the impending re-release of one of the hardcore scene’s most infamous, everlasting albums, with the 20th Anniversary vinyl version of Integrity’s iniquitous Humanity Is The Devil, currently being pressed to hit for Record Store Day next month. Integrity would enter famed Mars Studio on Hallows Eve 1995; the result would be the true culmination of what the band had been working towards both music and thematically. Humanity Is The Devil was aural assault like no other at the time. INTEGRITY is also planning new live actions for 2016, having today been confirmed to take part in this year’s edition of the mighty Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec this June.


Finland’s Rotten Sound are one of the titans of modern grind.  Abuse to Suffer, their first album in five years, sees the rejuvenated band lay down a punishing barrage of  hyper-aggressive extremity. The new album is nothing short of a 16-track tour-de-force of prime Rotten Sound;  scorching speed, crushing heaviness and some of the most ferocious vocals the genre has ever seen. As Abuse to Suffer so forcefully and immediately illustrates, Rotten Sound are at the very forefront of grindcore.  Abuse to Suffer saw its release on March 25 through Season of Mist Records.

PissVortex-FutureCancer-albumcoverartPISS VORTEX
Danish grindcore nihilists, Piss Vortex, are gearing up for the worldwide release of their scathing Future Cancer 12” EP through Indisciplinarian today. Displaying a clear progression of a band falling into place just to dissolve into the next experiment without fear or nothing to prove, the six songs on Future Cancer were recorded live in the studio over two days with producer Jakob Reichert Nielsen. More galvanizing in its extreme shape and expression, more challenging in its intuitive progressiveness, this EP is more mind-bending in its emphasis of spaced out psychedelica, and overall just more fucked up than ever. You can download Future Cancer at a name-your-price offering on Bandcamp.

Pennsylvania’s SCAB has put together a collections of 36 tracks in under 30 minutes for your listening (dis)pleasure. Human Garbage was recorded and mixed by Taylor Nordberg at Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, FL while mastering was handled by Jeramie Kling. A mixture of hardcore punk attitude with d-beat drumming and ripping guitars with a slight death metal tinge.

CannibalAccident-Ritual-Paprika-albumcoverartCANNIBAL ACCIDENT
Nailjar Records
are pleased to announce that on April 8th 2016 they will release Ritual Paprika by Finland’s Cannibal Accident. Featuring 16 tracks of gore-infused grind/death metal, Ritual Paprika is an album that is both catchy and disgusting at the same time. Necroculinary old school grindcore with neckbreaking mosh parts.  The CD version of Ritual Paprika is limited to 500 copies. Having formed in 2007, Cannibal Accident have released several EPs, a split with Inferia, and three full-lengths.


Matt Darcy

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