Brooklyn grindcore band Magrudergrind are doing a lot of “firsts” this year. Over a month ago, the band revealed their plans to tour Australia for the first time ever in August with Australian grindcore band Shackles. Today, the outfit dropped details on their first tour inside South Africa.
The trek will begin inside Pretoria’s Schivas Rock on June 2, and it will make its way through Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town for eight shows. The band will be joined by South African grindcore band Peasant, who are set to release new music this year.
Magrudergrind are touring in support of their latest studio album II, which is out right now on Relapse Records. This is the follow up to their 2009 self-titled album.
Magrudergrind’s June 2016 South African Tour Dates:
- 2 June: Pretoria, South Africa @ Schivas Rock
- 3 June: 6/3 Johannesburg, South Africa @ The Bohemian
- 4 June: Durban, South Africa @ The Winston
- 7 June: Bloemfontein, South Africa @ Warriors Pub
- 8 June: Grahamstown, South Africa @ Slipstream Sports Bar
- 9 June: Port Elizabeth, South Africa @ Pool City
- 10 June: Cape Town, South Africa @ Club Med
- 11 June: Cape Town, South Africa @ ROAR
MAGRUDERGRIND plays a punishing hybrid of grindcore, powerviolence and hardcore punk. Formed in 2002 in DC and currently based in Brooklyn, MAGRUDERGRIND combines visceral lyrics with a relentless sonic aesthetic.
Members: Avi Kulawy – Vocals R.J. Ober – Guitar Casey Moore – Drums.
Grindcore is an extreme genre of music that originated in the early to mid-1980s. It draws inspiration from some of the most abrasive-sounding genres – including hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, industrial and noise rock. Grindcore is characterized by a noise-filled sound that uses heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, grinding overdriven bass, high speed tempo, blast beats, and vocals which consist of growls and high-pitched shrieks. Early groups like Napalm Death are credited with laying the groundwork for the style. It is most prevalent today in North America and Europe, with popular contributors such as Brutal Truth and Nasum. Lyrical themes range from a primary focus on social and political concerns, to gory subject matter and black humor.
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