Have you heard the news? Both Branson and Bezos have now gone to space. Guess what? None of these posers attended Obscene Extreme Festival 2021. But we did. Was it worth it? Oh yes! As you might know the situation in the world today is very unstable and uncertain and we hadn`t had any fun for a long time, so we were really hungry for live shows and festivals. The moment Obscene Extreme Festival announced Schirenc plays Pungent Stench I already knew – we`re going to the Czech Republic! Further announcements only strengthened our determination to get there this year. … Continue reading Dirty flashbacks from the grindest days! The full report, OEF 2021!
Could you inform us about some major changes? I guess the rules have been changed because of the epidemic… First I have to say that the Czech Republic is now a green light country as for covid and the situation here looks really fine now…and it’s summer time so even the weather will surely help! So far our government announced open air shows for 5000 people in July 2021 which is enough for OEF this year!!! As fo covid restrictions, it seems that one of the following ones will be needed: 1. Vaccination or 2. Negative test or 3. Post … Continue reading Curby / Obscene Extreme Festival 2021
This split was in my personal top of 2020, both bands did their best. I remembered that I was amazed and smashed during the first round of the listening… A year later I finally got this CD in my collection. So what’s so special in this split? I think it’s not only famous names it’s material itself, because both sides are very powerful. Let’s start with Canadian Archagathus. We all know this band and love their mincecore… but with this recording guys showed their gore side. The art for this side was made by master Pierre de Palmas (Braindead Zine, … Continue reading Archagathus / Meat Spreader
Hi mate, hope you’re doing well. So let`s start our small talk, hehe) Tell us about this festival? How do you come up with such an idea? I hope you are well and thank you for doing this. The idea really came up due to Covid because of the fact that as a band we could not really play shows anywhere and all the creative outlets/ platforms were really not there for us . So we figured that other bands worldwide really were experiencing the same situation where their outlet was limited, so we reached out to all our friends … Continue reading Global Grindcore Alliance (22.03.21)
These 8 LPs consist of old records of Agathocles. And finally, you can collect all of them, more info at Animate Records Continue reading Animate Records just released the last 4 LP of Anno series!
For the weekend review, I picked up a nice split with Agathocles / Mixomatosis and Sacthu. This noise was released last summer but it still actual to talk about this LP. First of all, It`s rare to see, or rather strange to see a 3way split vinyl. Because it`s pain in the ass to cut everything into equal pieces. But guys found the way, side A and B have the same bands, but with different songs. In my opinion, this is a smart solution. And like all good stories our starts with Agathocles, ha! Belgium veterans recorded this material in … Continue reading Agathocles / Mixomatosis / Sacthu
It`s been 10 years since this LP was released. After a decade this album became very popular and iconic in this sub-genre. For this anniversary Power It Up rec prepared a vinyl version of “Atrocious Halitosis From Nauseated Disgorging”. I don`t have the original CD but I can honestly say that this edition looks and feels awesome! Great paper quality, good looking design, and the vinyl with a solid sound. As a vinyl fan, I`m more than happy, haha) This album is everything that you need to know about modern mincecore. All 18 songs are charged with a ton of … Continue reading Archagathus – Atrocious Halitosis From Nauseated Disgorging
I really love when such old and rare stuff released again and released in the proper way. Here is a tape version of one very old (30 years!) Flexi 7”. This small cassette looks awesome, yes it has another cover art, but I see no problem with it. Also, everything was made right with great quality, screen printed logos on the shell, the cover surprised me a bit, it was made on some kind of plastic but not on paper. To be short this is a top-notch production. As for the noise… This is an ancient live recording that was … Continue reading Agathocles – Fascination Of Mutilation
Actually, I wrote so many reviews about different AG splits, that I simply run out of words, haha, but I will do my best. So this is a new split tape wich includes live stuff from Belgian veterans and raw but proper recording from Landfill. This release has a simple cover, I think guys used image from the old B movie “The Story Of Ricky”. Everything looks very DIY. And I`m afraid that`s all that I can tell you about the visual part of this split. AG side is 8 minutes long and has a live recording from 2016. First … Continue reading Agathocles / Landfill (Destrukto Muzik)
So, this a new CD by Belgian mincecore legends Agathocles! “Mutilated Regurgitator” is a damn good compilation of old iconic songs. Yes, this is not a new split or album, but believe me, this release is worth your attention. The cover art of this CD was taken from Agathocles / VNA split, but it`s colored and looks much better than the original. Also, this famous image is a strong message to the protection of animals and their rights. Altogether you will be exterminated by 26 tracks of dirty and powerful music. So let`s start this grind adventure! I really did … Continue reading Agathocles – Mutilated Regurgitator
Five years of mincecore” 2 x cd discography out now at Haunted Hotel Records Continue reading Haggus – An Sssemblage Of Appendages
Belgium day on GGGG! This 7” was released by young Belgian label Orange Elixir Records and, obviously, both bands are from the same country too. I’m confident in AG, but new stuff from Assur is making me curious. I remember their demo and it was not the best stuff that I heard, but I want to give a chance to them. So let’s begin with side A! My old friends from AG used some old recordings for this release. All songs were recorded in Belgium and Canada during the 2017-2019 period. I want to highlight that this … Continue reading Agathocles / Assur
Hi Josh, I hope you and your family doing well. Take a beer, let’s begin 😉 Thank you for the opportunity to share a little about myself and my label with all the grind maniacs around the world! I wanna start by asking how you got into music in the first place? When did you get serious about it and when did you start collecting different releases as a crazy?) Well, I remember even as a small child having a very intense emotional response to music. During that time from the late 70s into the early 80s popular music was … Continue reading Wise Grinds Records (05.02.20)
You can listen to this release at Horrendous Manifestation Records! Continue reading Split Agathocles/ Hit-Run Drivers is out!
Classical AG now available again! This repress is fucking killer! What do I mean? This gatefold edition has great paper quality, album history (which was written by Jan), some old photos and a massive bonus. This is a really strong release, Power It Up rec can be proud of this work! This lp has a nice sound (just keep in mind that the original session was pretty messy). Aside from the original 26 songs this edition has a very solid bonus, a radio session that was recorded decades ago in their hometown. If you ever heard AG before, then you … Continue reading Agathocles – Thanks for your Hostility
Hello my dear friend! First of all I want to congratulate you! 35 years of mincing, it’s a huge date! How do you feel about this milestone? JAN: Thanks, my friend. Yes, 35 years, quite a long time. What I feel about it? I am happy with all these years and the things we were able to do during all these years. And I am looking forward to make some more noise in the upcoming years. You played in so many countries, how many countries are still not minced? Which of them are in your “to visit” list? JAN: Yes, … Continue reading Agathocles (30.03.20)
Hola amigo! Hope you’re doing well. The year is almost over and it’s a perfect time to summarize what we’ve done this year. How much have you released this year? What is your favorite, and have any of them sold out already? Hi Alex! first I want to say “sorry” for big delay with answers! So, I never made results of the year, but only for you I checked all releases of 2019, its – 15 CDs, 8 tapes, 4 vinyls, 9 gigs, one openair. Plus on my second label 9 LPs – repress of classic russian punk albums 90s-00s. … Continue reading No Bread rec (12.03.20)
Damn, what a loud split we have here! On one side the infamous Agathocles with their rancid brand of Mince tunes, and Italian Deathgrinders Restos Humanos. All together 6 songs, giving us a huge load of fun and energy + great design. There are still a lot of things that I could talk about but let’s just put this small vinyl on the turntable. We will start this noisy evening with the AG side. The Belgian Mince dealers don’t seem to know what a day of rest is, nor do they seem to give a fuck about it. … Continue reading Agathocles / Restos Humanos
It’s always a pleasure to escape from your own country and join friends at a good Grind festival. This year my target was Grind Here Right Now Fest. The line up of it was huge and juicy, and fuck, it was right after my birthday, so the decision was easy, haha. But beforehand, I flew to Berlin to check some good museums and hang out with some friends. My good friend Keule (Rodel Rec) showed me a few things and introduced me to a super cool punk bar that’s still a pretty active and popular space for local underground people. … Continue reading Good Guys at Grind Here Right Now! (22/23.11.19)
Limited edition of this double LP is ready for pre-order! More info at http://www.power-it-up.de Continue reading Agathocles – Thanks For Your Hostility!
One rainy day my postman brought me a parcel, the return address that was depicted on the box says that this pack was delivered from Croatia. It was hard to remember bands or labels from that region, I really know only a few names. When I opened it I figured out that this parcel was sent me by Aligrindtor ( a two piece band with only bass and drums). Their split with AG didn`t surprise me, there are a ton of bands asking for a split with these Belgian icons. Some of them want to promote their stuff in this … Continue reading Agathocles / Aligrindtor