This lovely little band is known as Moonshine. I played them on the show this morning, and I promised all the listeners that I'd upload some songs. Well, they're disbanded now, and as far as I can tell you can't get this album anywhere. So I've uploaded the whole thing. Get it while it's hot, it's the only one that exists.

Moonshine is a sludge/doom metal band from Baltimore, MD with blackened vocals. If you liked that Grey we played whenever ago, you'll like this.
Mis - Vocals
Matt - Drums
Brendan - Bass
Bob - Guitar
Aro - Guitar

Moonshine - Moonshine

3.31.08 Playlist

Playlist for 3/31/08

Venom - In League With Satan
Alabama Thunderpussy - S.S.D.D.
TAD - Candi
Greenmachine - Burning Door
NIRVANA - Oh the Guilt (Instrumental)
NIRVANA - Sifting (Instrumental)
Acid Bath - Cassie Eats Cockroaches
Vulture Industries - The Benevolent Pawn
The Sword - Maiden, Mother & Crone
Moonshine - Dead Ringer
Mclusky - What We've Learned
Distorted Pony - Dept. of Existence
The Pixies - Gouge Your Way
High on Fire - Cyclopian Scape
Kyuss - Molten Universe
Baroness - The Birthing
Sonic Youth - In the Kingdom #19
Sonic Youth - Star Power
RWAKE - The Lure of Light
Shank - Stink of Exist
Shank - Planet Sized Sam
Shank - Adhesive the Equipment
Shank - I Love Powerviolence
Earth - Rise to Glory



I wanted to plug this band really quick since I've been caught up listening to their album over and over again in the past week or so. Rammer hails from the land of Canada and plays an awesome fusion of Death Metal and Thrash. Think Morbid Angel mixed with Exodus and Slayer (without completely ripping off Exodus). These guys are fucking sick and you should buy anything they put out. Ever.

Rammer - Rammer
Rammer - Living Torment

Go Forth: http://www.myspace.com/rammermain

Sorry for the Delay

Stuff in school's starting to pick up; midterms, papers, etc...I'm going to try my best to keep things on here up to date. However, some sacrifices must be made; like us no longer posting highlights from each show...at least 'til the end of the semester. The shit's time consuming, but I'll continue to post band spots when I feel up to it.

Keep listening to the Grinder - it ain't stopping any time soon.


P.S. Cowbell is NOT guaranteed. More Sludge is a viable possibility though.

3.17.08 and 3.24.08 Playlists

Tar - Walking the King
Lightning Bolt - 2 Morro Morro Land
Melvins - Boris
Deep Purple - Space Truckin'
KARP - Lorch-Miller
The Jesus Lizard - Boilermaker
Big Business - Grounds For Divorce
Scratch Acid - Cannibal
Scratch Acid - Greatest Gift
Scratch Acid - Monsters
Comets on Fire - Dogwood Rust
Tom Waits - Diamonds and Gold
Alice in Chains - Them Bones
Boris - Kane: The Bell Tower of a Sign
Corrosion of Conformity - Clean My Wounds
NIRVANA - Scentless Apprentice (Steve Albini Mix)
Angry Samoans - Right Side of My Mind
Slint - Good Morning Captain
The Abominable Iron Sloth - Hats Made of Veal and That New Car Scent
Cannibal Corpse - A Skull Full of Maggots
Jungle Rot - Consumed in Darkness
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood

Filling in for Rudie-patootie
Husker Du - The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill
Dinosaur Jr. - Tarpit
Pelican - Drought
Dystopia - Slaved Chains
TAD - Just Bought the Farm
Soundgarden - 4th of July
Swans - New Mind
Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade - D's Diner
King Crimson - The Great Deceiver
Man Man - Black Mission Goggles
Mudhoney - Chain That Door
Iron Maiden - Wasting Away
Pantera - Cemetary Gates
Black Sabbath - Lord of This World
Jello Biafra & DOA - That's Progress
Sepultura - Kaiowas
Lamb of God - A Devil in God's Country
The Red Chord - Lay the Trap
Meshuggah - Shed
Meshuggah - Concatention
3 Inches of Blood - Night Marauders
Electric Wizard - Vinum Sabbathi
Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis
Praxis - Interface/Stimulation Loop
Motorhead - (We are) The Road Crew

Mclusky - Collagen Rock
The Ocean - Fluxion
The Ocean - Neoarchean
PENTAGRAM - Sign of the Wolf
Celtic Frost - The Usurper
GG Allin - Watch Me Kill
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Awake
The Immortal Lee County Killers - Go to Hell on Judgement Day
Gore - Bank
The Melvins - Hog Leg: Like Stee, Moanin' Ludlow
Helios Creed - Throw Away the Rind
Noothgrush - Sysyphus Narrow Way
Faucet - Daddy-O
Mama Tick - Suck
Mama Tick - Horsedoctor
Grey - A Blurr
The Black Angels - Black Grease
Big Black - Steelworker
Thrones - Nostos Algos
Blue Oyster Cult - Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll
Old Grandad - Don't Call Me a Deadhead
Cursed - Friends in the Music Business
Priestbird - Grazie Signore
Priestbird - Life Not Lost


Week of March 9th, 2008 Playlists

A wee bit late on this but....

Playlists for the Week of March 9th, 2008:

Mastodon - Aqua Dementia
Masters of Reality - J.B. Witchdance
Machine Head - Nation On Fire
Tyr - God of War
Finntroll - Nedgang
GWAR - Salamanizer
Hog Molly - Let it Ride
EvilDead - Annihilation of Civilization
Lux Occulta - Mother Pandora
BEHEMOTH - Demigod
Shank - Stink of Exist
Shank - Adhesive the Equipment
Gride - Manipulance
Iron Lung - Complications
Iron Lung - Regenerate
Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
Judas Priest - Dying To Meet You
Death - Regurgitated Guts
Macabre - Mary Bell
Macabre - What The Hell Did You Do
Ween - Voodoo Lady
Pantera - Shedding Skin
Pantera - Yesterday Don't Mean Shit
Dystopia - Hidden Track
Dystopia - Stress Builds Character
Tomahawk - Bird Song
King Diamond - Welcome Home

High on Fire - Waste of Tiamat
Buzzov*en - Mainline
Buzzov*en - Crawl Away
Slayer - Necrophobic
Slayer - Behind the Crooked Cross
Slayer - Blood Red
Down - Temptation's Wing
Corrosion of Conformity - Albatross
The Atomic Bitchwax - Birth to the Earth
Gallhammer - Killed By The Queen
Alice in Chains - Sludge Factory
NIRVANA - Negative Creep
Acid Bath - Dr. Seuss is Dead
Black Sabbath - Into the Void
Asbestosdeath - Nail
Sleep - Dragonaut
Buckethead - Frankenseuss Laboratory
Melvins - The Bloated Pope
Old Grandad - Bovine
Orange Goblin - Cities of Frost
Bongzilla - 666lb. Bong Session
Mastodon - Iron Tusk
Sunn 0))) & Boris - Etna

Grow N' Sexy with Fred (3/12/08)
Dinosaur Jr - Sludgefeast
The Germs - Land of Treason
The Germs - Richie Dagger's Crime
Melvins - Revolve
NIRVANA - Heart Shaped Box (Steve Albini Mix)
Bad Brains - Sailin' On
Bad Brains - Don't Need It
Bad Brains - Attitude
Bad Brains - The Regulator
Pixies - Mr. Grieves
TAD - Leafy Incline
Grazhdanskaya Oborona - Я не верю в анархию
Minutemen - June 16th
Minutemen - Cut
Hammerhead - The Starline Locomotive
Black Sabbath - Killing Yourself to Live
Pentagram - Burning Saviour
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Effigy
Cynic - Celestial Voyage
Cynic - The Eagle Nature
The Beatles - In My Life
Tone - Sketch
The Whip - Sheep and Goat Judgement
Slughog - Lake
Danzig - Mother
R.E.M. - Driver 8
Sonic Youth - 'Cross the Breeze
Treepeople - Something Vicious For Tomorrow
Mad Season - Lifeless Dead

Highlights from MINDGRINDER coming soon...

Pre-Spring Break Fill-Ins

So...spring break is almost upon us, and many-a-DJs have chosen to throw their shows away for a week so they can study and sleep and other boring non-important things--So this leaves to the door open to us and the other DJs to fill in for their shows and play pretty much anything we want. Trey and I filled in for David Holtzer earlier this week (as you've probably seen from our earlier gore-filled post), and I filled in for Joe's show "Grown N' Sexy" (my version of it was neither). We both got an opportunity to play some music that we like that doesn't necessarily fit in MINDGRINDER's format, so if you want to get a better feel of our tastes and enjoy our entertaining banter.....

ULTRAGRINDER on Exile on Vain Street
Fred on Grown N' Sexy
Remember...the archives are updated once a week, so when the next broadcast comes around...these links are going to go dead. Enjoy.


Calling all bands!

Are you a band having a hard time getting your name out there? Do you like college radio? Do you want some of your stuff played on the air? Contact me at FredWhite3@gmail.com for more details.



Tonight. MINDGRINDER. 2-6 am. It'll be so awesome...your head will literally explode. (x/0). Get listen' punks.



KARP ("Kill All Redneck Pricks") was a rock band that formed in Washington State sometime between 1990-1992, by Chris Smith, Scott Jernigan (deceased-2003), and Jared Warren (The Whip-Big Business). Themed by their general tongue-in-cheek eccentric attitude, which was later carried onto Big Business, KARP thundered into existence with their first album, Mustaches Wild, in 1994 and eventually fizzled out sometime in 1998, after their "Self-Titled LP". Last Monday we played an excerpt from "Blue Blood", off of their Demo Tape recorded some time before Mustaches Wild's manifestation. In my opinion, besides from their live shows, this is just about as raw as KARP gets.

Get at it: Karp Demo Tape(Full)



Chatterview with Vince Williams of the Christpunchers

MG – Mindgrinder
VW – Vince Williams (guitars; Christpunchers)

VW: Crazy Thing…

MG: Yeah, I just figured this out the other day.

VW: I usually do the forwarding thing... kinda nice. Web based email.. just don't know. So whats up dude?

MG: Alright, I'm gonna ask just ask you a few questions, some of which you've already answered in our previous correspondence.

VW: Shoot Man

MG: But...first thing's first: did your drummer Mike Alonso used to be in this Detroit Power Metal band called "Seduce"?

VW: Not an actual member…but he filled in a few times. Chuck Burns was the Seduce drummer...Detroit rock history time!

MG: Hahaha. So, why don't you tell me the epic story about the conception of the Christpunchers

VW: As in…the same one I told you the other day? Hah…that epic tale?

MG: Haha, pretty much

VW: Well... Mike and I were jamming together…just casual shit. Get together, start riffing…found out we could do it for hours... just keep churning shit out. People listening would be like "I liked that one song...but it was too long.”…like they thought we were rehearsed or some shit. We joked about doing a gig one day... 2 piece thing...got our chance when a pal asked is whether or not I had a working band to open a show.

MG: So how does Josh fit into all of this?

VW: Well…Josh was a drinking pal. I was in 7000 Dying Rats with him for a while…so it was like: "Hey…lets do the gig... call it the Christpunchers!"

MG: and the bastard child was born...

VW: yes…3 headed monster…

MG: So how would you describe the sound of this deformed child of sin?

VW: BAHHHH, the punchers…"the audio equivalent of a dinosaur shitting".

MG: That sounds pretty brutal.

VW: At that time it was more metal than doom, I guess.

MG: So, you guys are currently signed to Unfortunate Miracle, right?

VW: Signed!! hahhaha yeah…thats our pal Blake.

MG: Oh yeah?

VW: He just moved back to Michigan from AZ…relocated his family AGAIN.

MG: Ahh…so is this what's holding up the release of your 7"s?

VW: Probably. The Suma (split 7”) one was all set to go and we ended up waiting for them to submit their track…then by the time (if it ever) arrived, Blake had other shit lined up. Same with the Salt Miners split…which was his proposed "Doom / Bluegrass" split.

MG: Which sounded like a brilliant idea...

VW: They fired a member…had to re-record the track…by the time it was resubmitted..etc..etc…

MG: So you guys have been pretty much pushed to the side due to the other band on the split not getting their shit straight?

VW: Kinda like... that and money issues. Blake doesn't have a cash machine in his bathroom…little fish in an ocean….

MG: Right

VW: But he put out some great shit.

MG: Yeah, he seems like a tenacious fellow.

VW: There was a proposed The Christpunchers/Boulder split that never got off the ground... where we were both going to write and record songs FOR Celtic Frost. Hah--Everyone around these parts has a soft spot for Frost.

MG: What do you think of their rise in mainstream attention?

VW: Well…my feelings are mixed...Morbid Tales, Emporers Return and To Mega Therion were such huge records. Then, more so than any other band that I used to worship, they did a 180 and churned out some criminally shitty records. Shamefully so, in my opinion.

MG: I think they lamented those records later on…

VW: Now they realize all these years later…"Oh yeah, we were heavy once!"

MG: I think Metallica's feeling that right about now....

VW: Bahhh, hahha. Well…Metallica were poised to suck after Cliff died. I think he kept them grounded in metal reality.

MG: They kind of spun off orbit after he was crushed by that bus....

VW: For sure. No one left to keep Lars in check--he was the elder

MG: Hahaha--Lars in control is a bad bad thing.

VW: Sure seemed that way.

MG: So what's your opinion of the overall musical landscape of the present? Metal’s becoming an increasingly accepted format in the mainstream.

VW: It is in a way, eh.

MG: (I'm going to avoid interjecting my own opinion here.)


MG: haha

VW: Here's the problem: metal needs to die again and go back underground…where it can ferment…and grow evil again. You got all these gothic type metal bands, glamming it up…making it a fashion of sorts, not unlike the Cinderellas of the 80's.

MG: So it's kind of like we've had a reboot of heavy metal, right back to the mid 80s. Are there any specific bands you want to call out?

VW: Well…all the clones of chimp biscuit--top of the list. They pulled the teeth out of metal…made it easy for your baby sister to chew it up and swallow it like sweet pap. Linkin Parks…FUCKIN KID ROCK.

MG: hahaha, I thought he was dead.

VW: Shit man…criminally shitty. Maybe it’s just a Detroit thing. But, Christ, what a stink…such put on crap. In Detroit, people stop looking for real music beyond rock radio, largely. If it ain't on the WRIF…it’s not on most folk’s radar. Sometimes shit leaks out of the diaper, though. Back in the 90's, while everyone was basking in the Seattle stuff, some great music was happening…some great bands...Good thing about this dang ol’ innerweb. As soon as I lose faith in rock, I happen upon something and I believe again.

MG: So, what are some of these "things" you've been running across?

VW: Latest shit that's been knocking me out is this band Nadja; great dirty, dirgey soundscapes.**

MG: Sounds pretty appealing.

VW: Worth seeking out, man. Found this band Conifer too…pretty interesting shit. Boris can be giant when they want to be, at least the recordings. There was a decent show here last night... Sourvein and Zoroaster. My new band, Year of the Pig, opened up…there were some folks out…on a snowy Feburary night.

MG: You wanna talk about them a bit?

VW: What choo wanna know? Different than the Punchers…

MG: How so?

VW: Well…hmm….not as doomy I guess…first off...more in a am-rep noise way…3 piece…

MG: That sounds fucking good.

VW: Me and the drummer and bass player from Diegrinder…more furious…angry… huge distorted bass tones…spat vocals.

MG: Anything out yet, or are you guys still fresh?

VW: Last night was our fifth show. Trying to get my recording shit back on track…I had to disassemble Mount Doom...I moved, long story. Supposed to be recording tomorrow... but once I got everything hooked up, I was popping breakers.

MG: Damn. So, got any plans for the future of the jesusfisters, or you, personally?

VW: The Punchers will never die...beauty of it is that we can do it anytime. Mike’s an actual working musician see…he ain't got time to do this stuff too much. When he's in town we get together and rock.

MG: What's Mike up to nowadays?

VW: Seeing the world with Electric Six.

MG: Good for him, sounds exciting.

VW: I guess…making money, etc. What am I supposed to tell him? "DUDE…come on…we could be playing in front of 10 people here in Detroit…why would you want to go to Australia??!"

MG: hahahaha

VW: That shits totally not my bag at all. I don't get it, but I don't have to. I wouldn't be in a band unless I was 100% in love with the music I was playing, not to say he isn't or whatever...but I'd rather play in front of a handful of appreciative people than put a price on playing. JOE INTEGRITY HERE.

MG: Haha…alright, man. Thanks for the chatterview.

VW: No probs man…was a good time.

The Christpunchers are currently distributing their material through Unfortunate Miracle Records. Go git’ it!

Unfortunate Miracle Records

**And check out NADJA while yer at it.


Playlist 3.03.08

Eyehategod - Dixie Whiskey
Superjoint Ritual - Absorbed
Alice in Chains - Hate to Feel
Cows - Big Mickey
Cows - Hitting the Wall
Officer May - Time Is Taking It's Sweet Time
NIRVANA - Lithium (demo)
NIRVANA - In Bloom (demo)
Dinosaur Jr. - In a Jar
Gojira - Ocean Planet
Dystopia - Green Destroyed
Acid Bath - Bleed Me An Ocean
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Treepeople - Something Vicious For Tomorrow
Danzig - How the Gods Kill
High on Fire - 10,000 Years
Melvins - Venus in Furs (Velvet Underground Cover)
Motorhead - Sweet Revenge
Hammerhead - Tuffskins
KARP - Blue Bud (Demo)
Cult of Luna - Revolution Embodied
Pelican - Dead Between the Walls
Isis - Celestial (The Tower)

Acid Bath - Bleed Me An Ocean
Gojira - Ocean Planet
Officer May - Time Is Taking It's Sweet Time
Cows - Hitting The Wall
NIRVANA - In Bloom (demo)
Dystopia - Green Destroyed
Treepeople - Something Vicious For Tomorrow

Christpunchers interview coming soon....stay locked.