Brooklyn based Grindcore trio Magrudergrind are set to release their new album ‘II’ on 12th February. The album is their debut for Relapse Records and is their first album in 6 years, since 2009's brutal self titled album. The project comprises 15 tracks of savage musicianship produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou. The first track they have released from the project, ‘Sacrificial Hire’ lulls you into a false sense of safety with an intro that has an extremely dirty, but almost straight forward, sludge rock approach. It doesn't take long to turn sinister however, as the deep, growling vocals start up, and then by the 40 second mark the familiar breakneck drumming starts to rear its ugly head, and the band thrash it out for the final minute of the track. A welcome return from one of the more revered modern bands in extreme music. The video is a difficult watch though… especially if you get motion sickness!
In support of the album, Magrudergrind are first holding a record release show in Brooklyn, and are then embarking on a hefty European tour with Primitive Man that sees them travelling through Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and France, before finishing up in the UK to end their tour with some furious Grindcore headlining shows. Check below for the UK dates.
There is a stack of vinyl variations up for pre-order, however they are only available at Relapse Records at the moment, so the shipping will be pretty expensive for the UK/Europe. Maybe keep your fingers crossed that they have vinyl with them when pass near you on tour
Magrudergind UK tour dates [supported by Corrupt Moral Altar]
29th Mar - Margate @ Westcoast Bar
30th Mar - London @ Black Heart
31st Mar - Newport @ Le Pub
01st Apr - Leeds @ Temple Of Boom
02nd Apr - Glasgow @ Audio
03rd Apr - Manchester @ Star & Garter