Agathocles / Assur

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

Wise Grinds Records (05.02.20)

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)

Agathocles – Thanks for your Hostility

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

Agathocles (30.03.20)

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)

No Bread rec (12.03.20)

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)

Agathocles / Restos Humanos

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

Good Guys at Grind Here Right Now! (22/23.11.19)

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)

Agathocles / Aligrindtor

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

Nauseate / Camphora Monobromata / Archagathus

If I remember it right, this split should have been out at least two years ago, but due to some circumstance, this release was delayed. This CD unites 3 bands from the 3 biggest countries of our cursed planet. So welcome Nauseate – India, Camphora Monobromata – Russia, and Archagathus – Canada. As you may notice this is very Punk stuff. The cover is done in an old crusty style (black and white colors are the mainstay here, each band recorded their stuff on their own, this split oozes diy spirit what else can I say? Nauseate is the lucky … Continue reading Nauseate / Camphora Monobromata / Archagathus

Agathocles / Psychoneurosis

Do you remember Romeros movies? Do you remember how the dead came back to life? Sometimes it happens with old bands. Moldy Grind bastards Psychoneurosis are here again! This Polish squad is legendary, and it`s nice to see them alive. For the reunion split release they picked up Agathocles, well known noise terrorists from Belgium. All this noise was released under Selfmadegod records in CD format. I must say the result is very pleasant. 2 pieces of cover art (you can switch them to your own taste), band photos, lyrics and more. But in total we have here only 12 … Continue reading Agathocles / Psychoneurosis

Uitschot / Agathocles

The stream of new splits from Agathocles doesn`t ever seem to run dry, and that is awesome. This time we have a split with Uitschot (old band of Koen AG). This piece has pretty nasty cover art… A vomiting person who`s feeding the birds. The perfect way describe both of these bands to those who’ve never heard about Mince and Grind, haha! Inside I found a nice insert that depicted old photos and lyrics, nothing special but it looks good. Uitschot are no longer active punks, so thematerial that you will hear was recorded more than 10 years ago. So … Continue reading Uitschot / Agathocles

Agathocles / Cum Sock (Vleesklak Rec)

Who said noise? Who wants some? Join us, because today we will listen one short and dirty split and, let’s be honest there’s only 1 proper way to do so. Turn the volume up full blast. Yes, it`s Agathocles, if you haven’t heard of them yet, then you must have been living in a monastery. This time the Belgian maniacs cooperated with the Canadian Noisecore psychos from Cum Sock. 1 spin and AG is vomiting from my speakers! These raw songs smashed me with a powerful flow. 12 short tracks with a recognizable style and messy buzzing sound, that’s what … Continue reading Agathocles / Cum Sock (Vleesklak Rec)