Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sunday, February 07, 2016

HOLY BONER live @ The Tote video



Courtesy of the Blarghstrad blown-out phonecam channel!

UMBILICAL TENTACLE live @ Yarraville video



Cheers to Wayne from COLOSTOMY BAGUETTE? for this one! 
Also check out Wayne's very-bloody-long-running INFERNAL NOISE radio show here - www.facebook.com/infernalnoizeradio or here - www.3ser.org.au/programs.html?infernal-noize

'STILL AGITATED' - 13/02/2016


'Still Agitated' is a conceptual improvisation by Todd Anderson-Kunert, requiring five drummers and five noiseicians to surround the edges of the room, and follow simple visual and audible directives as they spread from one performer to the next. 


Drummers:
Joe Talia
Nat Grant
Llara Goodall
Leo Kavanagh
Michael McNab

Noisicians:
Todd Anderson-Kunert
CiarĂ¡n Geoghegan
Carey Knight
Mark Groves
Spasmoslop

Evening also includes supporting sets from:
Xenosine
The Vainglories

$10 Entry.

NOTE: I'm not entirely sure how much room is left in Conduit Arts Initiative after we fill it with five drum kits and five amplifiers / noise rigs, but the venue was chosen for its potential intimacy and intensity.


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Thanks Todd AK and Conduit! This should be real cool... it's kinda like a human feedback loop laser beam going around until we melt the floor. Some really sick players in this and I'm thrilled to be laser beaming with them.. and the only idiot using a performing name!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

CLOGGED tape sold out!

RAD03: CLOGGED - Clogged (Tape) = SOLD OUT!
Cheers to everyone who grabbed it, there are still a few distros floating about with copies so keep an eye out if ya snoozed and loozed.
Still available @ https://radicalblarghst.bandcamp.com/merch :
-SFHS T-Shirt
-BLARGHSTRAD - S/T CD
-TAKE THAT VILE FIEND - Excreted Brain Matters CD
-UMBILICAL TENTACLE - Primordial Squirts TAPE
-BLARGHSTRAD/DROGDED - Split TAPE
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New CLOGGED coagulations forming for hopeful excision in 2016:
- Split 'something' with HALITOSIS/HYPEREMESIS/OOZING PUS
- Full 7" EP
- T-Shirt(s)

Friday, January 15, 2016

UMBILICAL TENTACLE - 23rd & 24th Jan

Sydney's finest doo wop grind band FRAME 313 travels down to Melbourne for the first time ever to maybe launch their new 7" record "Streets Of Gold" if the pressing plant does its job. 

Joining them are auditors of magic UMBILICAL TENTACLE, purveyors of fire CORDELL, wizards of crystal powers METH LEPPARD and finally the connoisseurs of the finer things in life SMACK BABY.

We heard that the Brisbane Grindcore Syndicate has been talking smack about you so you should come by and prove them wrong by moshing everywhere, especially at this gig.

SAT 23RD JAN  /  8PM  /  $10  /  AA  /  DUDE  /  NICE
PM FOR ADDY
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Come upstairs to the Tote on a sunday, carn, it will be fun.

On the billy we have (in no particular order)

Umbilical Tentacle - local pop group singing love songs
Smashing Faces - newcastle pop group singing hate songs
CROSSED - geelong pop group stinking love bongs
Meth Leppard - adelaide pop group drinking bong water
Drain Life - another local pop group who sing songs about blood, fire and satan

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New SUPER FUN HAPPY SLIDE shirts

SHINY BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SEXY SFHS T-SHIRT!!
Artwork by top bloke and gastrological ventriloquist Brendan Neil (Displeasing Designs)

Available NOW from Grindfather Productions..
http://www.grindfatherprod.com/

Aussie peanuts: a small handful of shirts will be available from Brad @ RADICAL BLARGHST in the near-ish future, but not many, so if you're keen to wear an arse on your back I'd suggest not snoozing and hitting up the Grindfather directly.


Thanks heaps to Jacek/Grindfather! SFHS Demo/Live/Rehearsal tape coming out on Grindfather some time this year too!

Monday, January 04, 2016

Top Music Stuff 2015

Jumping on the list bandwagon... new and old releases/bands/stuff I enjoyed the most in 2015....

ACTIVE STENOSIS [https://activestenosis.bandcamp.com]
The premium flying-guts sloshing drum-machine goregrind! This bloke can do no wrong!

MEATAL ULCER [https://meatalulcer.bandcamp.com]
Australia's (maybe the World's?) most outrageous chundering gore vocals and most intense goregrind! A whirlwind of gross.

+ A SYMPHONY OF DEATH RATTLES compilation tape [http://www.discogs.com/Various-A-Symphony-Of-Death-Rattles/release/6766719]
Excellent first label release from my favourite Frenchman, Pierre of BLUE HOLOCAUST & BRAINDEAD zine. A disgusting collection of some of the best goregrind bands of the last few years.

+ ECOSTENCH - "Discography 1995-1997" [https://mortvillenoise.bandcamp.com/album/discography-1995-1997]
"Hidden gem" of the year! Raw grind with elements of humour and experimental touches which are actually really good!

+ ASBESTOSISIS - "Blocked Up From Barbeque" [https://asbestosisis.bandcamp.com]
Melbourne Morticianwave cavernous sewer goregrind spew!

+ G.O.D. - "Body Horror" [https://blastasfuk.bandcamp.com/album/body-horror]
Top-shelf gory grindcore from Canada, and "Most Pwanging Snare" 2015!

+ CAPTAIN CLEANOFF - "Rising Terror" [https://blastasfuk.bandcamp.com/album/rising-terror]
Australia's catchiest grindcore band get more riffs stuck in heads.

+ AVIAN TERROR [https://avianterror.bandcamp.com]
My new favourite band from Sydney... Raw and wild pure grindcore!

+ MACHETAZO covering a MORTICIAN song on their split with R.A.S. [https://youtu.be/iHd1LaViVUI]
Best MACHETAZO song since the "Trono de Huesos" album!

+ TERMINATOR 666 - "Demo 2011" [https://terminator666.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2011]
Best/Worst Music & Band Name of 2015. The most delightfully sloppy shitty shit I've heard since early PLASMA!

+ TECHNICAL ITCH - "Souls of Impatience" studio mix [http://techitch.com]
Recent mix from the master of dark, brooding drum & bass. Precision sound art with a beat!

+ EATBRAIN podcast [https://soundcloud.com/eatbrain/sets/podcasts]
Cutting-edge neuro/tech drum & bass mixes. Incredibly intricate sound design - some of the juiciest textures I've ever heard!

+ BARCODE FILTHCAST [https://soundcloud.com/filthcastpodcast]
Heavy/tech/hard drum & bass mixes from the more extreme end of things.

+ ROT - "Fatality" EP
Because I haven't heard their new one yet, and really, this stupendous EP from 1996 should always be in every list... forever!

Friday, January 01, 2016

CLOGGED, by CLOGGED tape / DD

Re-Post from RADICAL BLARGHST

"Fat throbbing gore riffs, hyper blasting, deranged Drumming, 3 headed roar/shriek/shifted Vocal, a big Noisecore hard-on sporting Goregrind monstrosity, bursting out of a secret lab and consuming scientists whole. Dense, nasty, un-serious, bizarre and brutal." -Gonzo Karaoke '15
Yep, pretty much. Down to the last pile of copies so get on it if you can't be buggered waiting around for the next run of tapes sometime in the new year.
https://radicalblarghst.bandcamp.com/album/clogged

Humble thanks to Gonzo Karaoke for that rather insightful review! It really nails what we're going for with this band. Much appreciated!

Monday, December 28, 2015

UMBILICAL TENTACLE album recording

"DAY 2 OF RECORDING AT MAGNET STARTS SOON.... HOLD ONTO YOUR TENTACLES, BRAD IS USING A SLIPKNOT SNARE DRUM ALONG WITH HIS FUCKED UP KIT THAT HE'S HAD SINCE HE WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD AND THE DRUMS SOUND LIKE FUCKING THUNDERRRRR. NIK IS USING THE FULL A-TEAM OF KNOB BOXES AND SHIT SOUNDS LIKE AN EXPLOSION IN A SYNTH FACTORY. SURF'S UP."

Saturday, December 26, 2015

HOLY BONER @ MIUC 18th Birthday! - 05/01/2016

The Make It Up Club has been committed to nurturing, presenting and promoting avant-garde improvised music and sound performance since 1998, making it one of the longest continually-running improv nights in the world. 2016 sees our Club reach the numerically momentous 18-year milestone, so we cordially invite you to partake in the sort of annual aleatoric festivities befitting an improv night who’s just reached legal voting/tattooing/drinking age. The Club is undeniably a sonically variegated beast, so four diverse assemblages of stupendous spontaneous soundmakers have offered to fill each Tuesday at Bar Open with brutal jubilations and textural exaltations. 

The first week features three of Melbourne’s rowdiest ‘rock’ groups eschewing their usual composed fare for some intense indeterminacy with a special guest noisemaker each - with proto-metal boogie shredders Power featuring cacophonous guitar deity Dave Brown, post-punk-flavoured-garage punx Cable Ties featuring boyzIImencore tapemangler Llara Isabell Arena, and the recently resurfaced unrelenting noisecore devastation of Holy Boner (duo) featuring bonus electrodensities from Todd Anderson-Kunert and James Tolman.

January 5th

- Power feat. Nathan Williams (Guitar, Voice), Isaac Ishadi (Bass) & Penke Ethman (Drums) w/ Dave Brown (Guitar, Electronics)
- Cable Ties feat. Jenny McKechnie (Guitar, Voice), Nick Brown (Bass) & Shauna Ceratops (Drums) w/ Llara Goodall (Tapes, Electronics)
- Holy Boner feat. Nik Kennedy (Throat, Noise Bass, Electronics
), Brad Smith (
Throat, Drums), James Tolman (Throat, Noise) & Todd Anderson-Kunert (Throat, Electronics)

http://makeitupclub.blogspot.com.au/

Sunday, December 20, 2015

DISCO MULTIVERSE - 26/12/2015

Flyer by OVE-NAXX
Last DISCO MULTIVERSE for 2015... co-organised by OVE-NAXX - expect nothing but the finest beats, noises and danceable party noisemusic sounds goin around... with special international guest YOBKISS from Netherlands!

Hey Summer, here is party for you on Boxing Day.
lots mates r going away for family what u gonna do, come join this party kick the bored off Santa's lazy day.

line up following ABC...

+ EGYPT LIES

+ Impatient 8 - bachi

+ OVE & Elf Tranzporter

+ SADO

+ Snuggy Man

+ Voici Bec U

+ WANKOSLOPISS (Wankoslop/Simon Pissbolt collab)

+ YOBKISS (NL)

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Doors 8:00pm
$5 entry
The Tote upstairs
Cnr Johnston & Wellington St. Collingwood

Last weeks' gigs

Forgot to post about these last week... good gigs! Thanks to everyone involved!


Photo by Carey Knight
The final Make It Up Club for 2015 features a motley crew of fourteen fine representatives from the myriad of Melbournian musicians who have bestowed the Club with aleatoric delights this year, congregating from their respective corners of the sonoverse to mutually revel in the splendour of spontaneous collaboration. Drawing on Annalee Koernig’s curatorial tactic for the Stutter Big Band of smashing together disparate improvisers adept at sensitive auditory engagement, participants from the new garde to the OG MIUC posse will utilise string, skin, wind and things to transmute slivers of mangled jazz, exquisite contemporary classical, brutal shitcore, lush drone, delectable noise, ecstatic psychedelia and boyzIImencore into a capriciously complex sonic entity attesting to the rich intricacy of our fertile local sonic terrain. There will be three sets of approximately 20 minutes length and no further imposed parameters, because improvisation and sonic liberation are awesome. 

• MIUC Big Band featuring:

Dave Brown (Strings)
Alex Garsden (Strings)
Lizzy Welsh (Strings)
Sean Baxter (Percussion)
Joe Talia (Percussion)
Maria Moles (Percussion)
Aviva Endean (Reeds)
Lloyd Honeybrook (Reeds)
Lisa MacKinney (Organ)
Carolyn Connors (Voice)
Peter Hyde (Voice)
Llara Goodall (Electronics)
Nik Kennedy (Electronics) 


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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

HUMAN LARD @ TWEAK IV - 12/12/2015

New sound. Free entry. BYO. 8pm start. Doors open 7.30pm

Lloyd Honeybrook + Julia Reidy
Rod Cooper
Left Hand Path (Michael Famularo + Toby Brodel)
Human Lard (Nik Kennedy + Stevie Richards)
Tina Douglas


Studio 5/246-248 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Should be a great night... get on down if you're keen for some bonza noisemusics in a very "intimate environment"... Cheers to Tina for organising/hosting/imagery!

https://www.facebook.com/events/497828363731906/

UMBILICAL TENTACLE - PRIMORDIAL SQUIRTS tape/DD


TAPE / DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OUT NOW on RADICAL BLARGHST


Trax 1 taken from split 7" w/ Sete Star Sept (2013, Tenzenmen Records) 
Trax 2-9 taken from digital ep "Flailing Libido" (2014, Radical Blarghst) 
Trax 10-14 taken from various live recordings between Sep 2013-July 2015 


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Bridging the gap before we record our upcoming full-length album at the end of this month at Magnet Studios with Matt Faisandier AKA Swampy, the sound wizard responsible for "THE SUCTION"!! We've been plotting this for a while, can't wait ride the partygrindharshsurfmoshnoisecore wave!

Saturday, December 05, 2015

THE KILL in Sydney (updated)



Big thanks to Bubsy and Nathan from Grindhead Records for putting this together, Jeff/Valve, Tom/Blackwire Records, Dave/Dispolar, and everyone involved, especially the guy who dislocated his kneecap in the mosh during our set on Saturday night. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

SUPER FUN HAPPY SLIDE shirts + news

Artwork by Stewart Cole

Available now from RADICAL BLARGHST

Also, this one is being done by GRINDFATHER PRODUCTIONS early 2016:


Artwork by Kingbean AKA DISPLEASING DESIGNS, who also did the art for "Drop Your Pants & Grind"... which, by the way will be released on LP in 2016 by PSYCHOCONTROL with new artwork by Mr. Kingbean ! ... PLUS, there will be a SFHS "Collection" tape also on GRINDFATHER containing the first 2 demos and heaps of nice, raw live & rehearsal stuff, including unreleased songs, different versions of album songs, cover songs (mostly NAPALM DEATH of course) ... No new recordings planned, unfortunately... this is all we can do at the moment with Den living out in the Tasmanian wilderness...