Monday, November 26, 2007

(to be updated with some words soon)

Would you jump of a bridge if he said so?

So I met this guy at a metal karaoke night in Canberra maybe 5 or so years ago... maybe the most likely place to meet a dude with this tattoo in Australia I guess...

Flamin' Galah

I took this photo at Footscray train station a couple of years ago.


So this weekend sees one of the most anticipated grind shows in Melbourne's history with the return to the stage of The Kill. This return sees the band with new vocalist Nik, also of Super Fun Happy Slide.
It has been a few of years since I saw the unit of Jay (also of Fuck... I'm Dead, Identity Theft and Mid Youth Crisis, Open Wound etc.), Robbie (ex-Open Wound) and Neil (Undinism) play. Seeing this band with Neil as the vocalist was a terrifying experience, alway intense and often blood soaked. I have seen many a person flee a venue or vomit their dinner mid way through a set of The Kills blast ridden, riff-shredding, blood jetting performance.
After parting ways with Neil, Tony from Blood Duster gave vocal duties a bit of a whirl but that was a short lived line-up. The new line up is looking to be pretty killer Nik is a talented lad, though I think the blood-letting spectacle may be all in the past now so we will have to make do with the ultra-blasting and riff destruction of which no doubt there will be plenty.

There also looks to be a collection CD/LP coming out on No Escape/Torture Garden Picture Company and further releases to come.

The show line-up also features 3 more of Australia's best grind bands the legendary Captain Cleanoff, the raw styles of Roskopp and the young but terrifying bowel vocal extravaganza of Die Pigeon Die.

Here is a few of my old photos of The Kill with Neil in fine form:

Not to be missed!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Raw Duudes

Rahdunes: Aaron & Nate.

I spent some time today with Greg Wadley tweaking at the Rahdunes master for release on the Lung. I'm really digging this material. If you are a vinyl freak you should definitely check out the vinyl release of this Rahdunes stuff on Emperor Jones.

With any luck this will be ready to go by mid December, just have to finish tweaking the master and finalize the artwork.

Also this Monday sees the first flush of Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, featuring 4 of 6 Whitehorse members. Tapes will be available in the next few weeks. The debut show takes place at Pony with our schedule slot being 8:30 to 8:40. Here is some words about the show:
"To celebrate the release of the Absoluten Calfeutrail / Y35.3 split cassette on Max Kohane's Idget Child label, Pony is hosting a launch show featuring a substantial lineup of Melbourne's best. Opening the show is the debut performance of Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, a scum bucket quartet made up of Whitehorse members. Armyish follow with a rare performance from the trio of Marcus Griffin, Justin Fuller and Emile Zile. Antisocial rock trio Deep Where All Drown then offer a set of ugly art, followed by Embers with their relentless grindcore in the late ‘60s free jazz tradition. Rounding out the evening is Absoluten Calfeutrail (Mark Groves of Whitehorse/True Radical Miracle) making a terse racket, and Melbourne's finest power electronics exponents Y35.3." (see the flyer a couple of posts below)

More posts soon.