Another attempt at mixing things up a bit

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys

High on Fire - Promotional EP

I believe this is High On Fire's earliest recordings, back in 98 or 99:
High on Fire - Promo EP

Judas Priest

My Favorite Judas Priest album...they're a lot different now than they were back then.

Don't bash it, Trey: Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla


MINDGRINDER Fall Semester '08

MINDGRINDER. Fall Semester 2008:

Scheduled for Tuesdays 10pm-12am (Eastern Time Zone)

on 88.1 WMUC-fm, College Park and wmucradio.com


P.S.: To our fellow Comcast brethren...we feel your pain. Together...may we all eventually switch to Verizon and live peacefully once again. (fuck bandwidth limits)

Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding

Last album with Barnes...my favorite. Some quality Death Metal right here.


Fuck Metallica...here's some Metallica.

'83 Ride The Lightning Demo

Cram yer Death Crapnetic where the Varg don't shine.



DEICIDE - Serpents of the Light

An album by that loser who burned an inverted cross into his forehead (and has been touching it up with make-up ever since).

(Chest-Heavy Crunchy Death Metal)

DEICIDE - Serpents of the Light

The drums on Slaves to the Cross are awesome.


P.S. There's some stupid random file in there from when I was fucking around with one of the tracks...just delete/ignore it.

Venom - Black Metal (Expanded)

This is Venom's Black Metal album, with tons of extra tracks tacked onto the tail end. Was a good listen once, but I kind of burned out on it after a few months.

Venom - Black Metal [Album]
[Bonus Tracks]


Don Caballero - For Respect (1993)

"Don Caballero is Rock not Jazz. Don Caballero is free from solos."

The new Don Cab record is overwhelmingly ho-hum, so get back to the roots you mother-fuckers! Here's the first and truly best:

Don Caballero - For Respect *upload removed*

BURZUM - Filosofem


Burzum - Filosofem

(Seriously though, good evil atmospheric black metal)

Varg shines down on you from Valhalla.



Melvins 7" Extravaganza

Who remembers when the Melvins were still about the kids? I certainly don't.

Included in this are the 7"s:
Leopard Geck-o w/
Oven/Revulsion-We Reach

Slap a Ham w/
Your Blessened/Pronoun-Piece Me

and Babaraal w/
Two Untitled Tracks

Go Forth!


CORRECTION: The second track on the Barbaraal 7" is "June Bug". I'm pretty sure.


This is in reference to the post we made back when NOCNITSA made their first appearance at WMUC on Third Rail with Ol' Scratch. The dude who was originally hosting a recording of their live gig at the Talking Head, a month before the WMUC show, took it down, so I'm going to re-up it:

NOCNITSA - Live @ the Talking Head

Again, I want to stress; if you're going to check out ANY band on mindgrinder, at least check out the guys who really need to exposure...including the bands I've listed in that little box above our posts. Support local music.

ALSO; this is a blog related note...this is old news to us, but you may or may not have noticed that our old "mediamax" links no longer work. The site's changed quite a bit since we originally started using it, and I'm pretty sure that they no longer host files for free...so that means that our old old old posts, back from when the show originally started, have crossed out links to song samples we used to post. There are also removed links from old band spots we've done in the past, such as RAMMER and the ChristPunchers. In the future I'll try to be more prompt with taking care of "hosting issues" and keep you guys updated. Take care.


Black Skies

Like Black Skies? WMUC. Very soon. More details when things are concrete.



Dystopia - The Aftermath

Great album by a favorite band of mine, Dystopia. It might take you a bit to warm up to some of the vocals, but it's well worth it--this is Crust Punk in the flesh. This also features one of my favorite songs , "Backstabber":

Dystopia - The Aftermath

Here's another from our archive: Human = Garbage

Sepultura - Morbid Visions

First Release by Sepultura...back when they were all Death/Black/Speed/?.

They really didn't have any direction back then. Still a good listen though:

Sepultura - Morbid Visions



P.S.: Blast from the Max-Cavalera-Side-Project Past: NAILBOMB

Rudimentary Peni - DEATH CHURCH

Anarcho-Punk and a big deal apparently...just discovered these dudes today. I like it just fine--I don't give a shit about their political affiliation or preference...motherfuckers just sound good. Somewhere in between the snarky Sex Pistols and Nausea.
[1983] Rudimentary Peni - DEATH CHURCH

Lack of Interest

HOLYSHITANGRYPOWERVIOLENCE from the West Coast. Good shit--a new favorite of mine.

Lack of Interest - Trapped Inside

You know--I thought I would stop listening to hardcore and powerviolence after the end of Pat Robertson...but since I don't have to rush to download a dozen albums every week, I can take my time and be selective with the bands I check out. Expect more of this kind of stuff in the future.

NIRVANA (now with more Dale Crover!)

(The picture above is actually from the 8/19 show)
This is a gig from their brief late-summer tour in 1990, when they were in between drummers. This was also an in between period in terms of material; this was in between the releases and production of "Bleach" and "Nevermind", so there's a good half and half mix of the two albums in the set. This is an audience recording with decent quality, in other words--it's good enough that it's listenable and you can enjoy it.

NIRVANA - 8.20.90 (w/Dale Crover)

An interesting sidenote; Dale had one condition they had to meet for him to agree to play: Don't fuck with his drumset.



This is some good 'ol sludge from San Francisco riddled with drug references and the word "fuck". If you're not familiar with the band...and not that many people are--I would start with "Vol 666." Download "The Last Upper" if your curiosity is peaked or if you're just a completist. If anyone has their last album "Hocus Corpus", give me a shout. The band is currently "Active" but M.I.A.:

Old Grandad - Vol. 666
Old Grandad - The Last Upper


Welcome to the MINDGRINDER redesign

So I just spent a good 5 hours preparing, redesigning, and re-coding the MINDGRINDER blog to support 3 columns, a larger width (900px! Sorry 800x600ers), and a completely new color palette. One of the more noticeable changes we've made is our brand new MINDGRINDER drawing, done by a good friend of ours, Laurence Williams, and the banner redesign at the top. If you guys have any comments or suggestions on the new layout, feel free to speak up!

Also, we're still waiting to hear back from the higher-ups on when our show will be airing next semester...more on that soon.



Did you know Arch Enemy used to be pretty killer ten years ago?

Back when Arch Enemy still had original vocalist Johan Liiva (of CARNAGE fame), they were pretty awesome. Don't wanna take my word for it?

Arch Enemy - Black Earth

I'll try to up some more shit later today



Blah Blah Blah - WMUC Stuff

So I wanted to take some time to announce a few things...

First off--Trey and I are trading shows for the week, so I'm going to be doing Beckett's Metal, and Trey will be handling Pat Robertson. We do this because we get bored extremely easily. We'll be keeping within the formats of the show (sort of), but it should be a good listen.

Secondly, for the last broadcast of Pay-To-Play: Pat Robertson's Crust and Powerviolence Hour, I plan to do something similar to that of what we did with our last MINDGRINDER show of the previous semester; I'm going to gather all of my favorite songs from this past season and fill up Two Hours with it; it'll probably be all Hardcore/Crust/Powerviolence; no metal :(

Lastly--the summer is slowly coming to an end, which means the fall semester at College Park is about to start...and along with that--a brand new fall schedule for WMUC. Trey and I are going to come back together to do MINDGRINDER again, and along with that, I'm going to give the blog a fresh coat of paint, Grinder Graphic (which is fucking AWESOME), and mix things up a bit. We're also working on getting some new bands to play live in the studio...just wait and see in the next couple of weeks.



Waste of Talent

Every once in awhile, a band or record label will, by some miracle of idealism or stupidity, offer up music entirely free. We saw this with the Jaked Off Shorts and Loaded Heads album which you can still find a link to here

Well, we here at MINDGRINDER don't like ripping off the artists that we enjoy, we just can't afford them. That's why whenever we find good, legally free music we try to share it with you. And, when we have money and an artist that deserves our money, we buy the album (Alright, now I'm done moralizing).

So here's a wonderful band that belongs to Misantrof Anti records, a label that offers it's musicians full rights to the music they create. Ain't the internet great?! This here is "Waste of Talent", self-purported misanthropic, nihilists who got tired of waiting for the world to end. This stuff is AWESOME.

Here's the link to the band's website where you can download the stuff directly from them. If you like the music, you can donate some money via paypal to them for all their hard work. I just gave them 5 bucks, seriously. Even if it's just a buck or two, we should all support artists that do this kind of thing because they're few and far between.


Melt-Banana (Cell-Scape & Bambi's Dilemma)

Good News, you don't have to feel like a tool box for liking Melt-Banana!

Sure, they're popular, have a nasally-voiced Japanese woman as their singer, and have "wacky" song titles like "Pigeons on my Eyes (Go to Bed!!!)" but they're a legitimate band I swear.

Inescapable comparisons to the zeuhl-y Ruins or the noise-y Boredoms are abound so I won't bore you. Check this shit out son! Their two most recent Al-Bums

Cell-Scape (2003)

Bambi's Dilemma (2007)


Buzzov*en - Revelation: Sick Again

I'm taking a trip down short-term memory lane, kinda drunk so I'm not gonna talk for too long...I really dug this band during the first MINDGRINDER tenure, but stopped listening to them once I started doing Pat Robertson...this is Buzzov*en's unreleased album:

Buzzov*en - Revelation: Sick Again

Excuse the untitled song names...you know, it's unreleased and all...


(The Grinder's coming back for the fall semester by the way...stay tuned for details)


Rumpelstiltskin Grinder

My Favorite Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Lyrics:


I don't get why I love these guys, but I just do:

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Buried In The Front Yard


CARCASS. (Wake Up and Smell the Carcass)

I do believe this is our very first CARCASS post, however, we've already had a lot of bands posted on here that are pretty deeply influenced by the goregrinders.

If you don't know who CARCASS is...

Now you know. Carcass was on the forefront of aggressive Death Metal and the progenitor's of the GOREGRIND genre, that even today, many fail to master. The band rose up sometime in the late 80s releasing their primordial "Reek Of Putrefaction" record, which featured songs like "Genital Grinder", "Foeticide", and "Oxidised Razor Masticator". They had a niche back then; they almost exclusively used medical jargon lifted from textbooks, and set it some of the most extreme, ugly, and crusty instrumentals they could muster.

The band began moving into more of a sophisticatedly structured Death Metal fit a couple of years later with their second album "Symphonies of Sickness" (my personal favorite), which still shared a lot in common with "Putrefaction", but managed to come off as a little more coherent. Then came one of their most popular works "Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious", which is where that song I posted above comes from. The band recruited Carnage guitarist Michael Amott to share lead guitar duties with Bill Steer and moved even deeper into Death Metal. They then released "Heartwork" in 1994, an album I believe to be deeply influenced by Amott's inclusion in the band, and the band naturally matured into the Melodic Death Metal genre. After "Heartwork" and touring for the album, Amott split, choosing to persue "Arch Enemy" with former Carnage (and DISMEMBER?) Vocalist Johan Liiva.

CARCASS then went and produced their final album "Swansong", which featured much slower instrumentals, less solos, and a generally underwhelming showcase of guitar-work. The band then briefly chose to pursue the "Hard Rock" genre, broke up CARCASS, and immediately reformed as the band "Blackstar (Rising)", which had a lifespan of one year, released one album, then split. Since the break-up, the members have all gone off to their seperate projects. Unfortunately, however, a couple years after the Blackstar split, their drummer Ken Owen suffered a brain haemorrhage, and spent 10 months in a hospital coming out of a coma, eventually finding himself unable to play the drums any longer.

So anyway--the band reunited this year, with Bill Steer, Michael Amott, the drummer from Arch Enemy, and Jeff Walker (Ken still tours with them--if you look close enough you can see him backstage air-drumming along), and they're planning to do around a dozen shows in North America:

9/05-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Necrophagist and Dying Fetus
9/06-New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ Necrophagist
9/07-Montreal, QC @ Medley
9/08-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/09-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Necrophagist and Dying Fetus
9/10-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Pig Destroyer and Misery Index
9/11-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
9/12-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/13-St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
9/15-Austin, TX @ Emo's
9/18-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
9/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
9/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/22-Vancouver, WA @ Commodore Ballroom

If you are anywhere near any of these venues...FUCKING GO. You probably won't ever have another chance at seeing them live considering Walker, Amott, and Steer's commitments to their other bands.

So--enough yapping. Included in this post is an Earache release put out in 1996; it's pretty much a Loose Ends compilation of CARCASS shit; stuff that really couldn't neatly fit onto any other release. It features unreleased tracks from the "Swansong" Sessions and tracks from various EPs and v/a compilations.

Enjoy this one: CARCASS - Wake Up And Smell The Carcass

Also, if you like CARCASS, you'll most definitely like these bands from previous grinder posts:
Broken Hope

And make sure you stop by Apoctosis' Blog Death By A Coat Hanger(fuckin' Bloodcum! I love Pro-Lifer Metal!) for his CARCASS Rare Demo post.



Faucet - Self Titled

This one's a grinder-exclusive (as you can't find it anywhere else on the fucking internet!). I've been looking for the album for a very long time and I finally stumbled across it earlier today--this is Faucet's Self-Titled and final record. Their first album, Bleeding Head, sounds like early 90s alternative mixed with some psychedelic flourishes here and there. However, this album displays more of a noise influence than anything else. Give these guys a listen if you're a noise-rock kinda guy (or girl):

Faucet - Self Titled

Here's Faucet's First Album, "Bleeding Head (You Can't Laugh All The Time)" over at [shiny grey monotone]

Don't Mess With Texas.



Glad that shit got sorted out with the folks over at Lucid. Hey, you're all free to visit their website again. Not that you gave a shit when we told you not to anyway, but I guess I had to say it just in case. Anyway, I think Fred and I learned a valuable lesson here over the past two days: Indignance is the only way to recognition.

Goodnight everybody!


IMPALED (again!)

This is a 2003 EP by goregrind/Death Metal group IMPALED. We've already posted a bit by IMPALED, but this EP stands out a bit; it's full of outtakes, has two live tracks, and features a Deadbolt and NIRVANA (wha?) cover (tourettes). Here you go: IMPALED - Medical Waste

Other IMPALED Posts:

Choice Cuts


This is a collection of the Melvins' early early demos, back when they were more hardcore than anything else. I'm fucking loving this right now--you will too.

Melvins - Echohead EP


Melvins - Nude With Boots

This is the brand new album from the Melvins (which you can probably find everywhere else on the internet right now). They're touring now with Big Business and the Men of Porn, try to catch them if they swing through your area!

Remaining Tour Dates:
August 9, 2008 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club w/ Big Business
August 10, 2008 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street w/ Big Business
August 12, 2008 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place w/ Big Business
August 13, 2008 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Big Business
August 14, 2008 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Big Business
August 15, 2008 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar w/ Big Business
August 16, 2008 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Big Business
August 17, 2008 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn w/ Big Business
August 18, 2008 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club w/ Big Business
August 20, 2008 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks w/ Big Business
August 21, 2008 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live w/ Big Business
August 22, 2008 Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Big Business
August 23, 2008 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues w/ Big Business
August 25, 2008 Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad w/ Big Business
August 26, 2008 Tucson, AZ - Plush w/ Big Business
August 27, 2008 Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse Theater w/ Big Business
August 28, 2008 San Diego, CA - Canes w/ Big Business
August 29, 2008 Pomona, CA - Glass House w/ Big Business
August 30, 2008 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour w/ Big Business
August 31, 2008 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour w/ Big Business

Nude With Boots

(and don't forget to pick up BB's new Tour EP if you go)


P.S. > Everything we upload here is done with some sort of intention, whether it's to help out friends, or just support (and expose) bands that we enjoy. We're here to make friends--not enemies. We hope that anyone who finds something on here that they enjoy and want to share with others will share similar intentions to our own and at the very least, send more curious listeners and music lovers our way.



"Legendary Thrash-Metallers" M.O.D. are playing at the Velvet Lounge tonight around 9 or 10 or so. I will not be going. HOWEVER--if you're interested, it's only 12 bucks for admission and it's an easy two minute walk from the U-Street stop on the Metro's green line.

Go Forth:

Velvet Lounge
915 U Street, Washington, DC

Here's a flashback to our Thrash Super Post


Made Out of Babies

The new album came out earlier this summer and you can probably find it most places at this point, but for those who don't have it yet...

Made out of Babies is an awesome band with a kind of choppy syncopation that for most people calls to mind The Jesus Lizard. The comparison is fair, but Made out of Babies isn't a clone by any means, they're brutal, original, Julie Christmas' vocals are never annoying (A woman in metal, GASP!) and are in fact the thing that ties the band's sound together. So, are you waiting for a fucking invitation?

Made Out of Babies - The Ruiner (2008)

And, as an added bonus you get the first album which is probably the best one out there so far

Made Out of Babies - Trophy (2005)



Floor's Self-Titled right here over at Lo-Res Viscera.


P.S. If you have not downloaded this masterpiece, FUCKING DO IT.



I had the pleasure of seeing these guys play live at DNA Test Fest a couple of weekends ago, and they were easily my favorite band that played the second night (if you missed out on it--GO NEXT YEAR.) Y-DI is an old-school hardcore band hailing from Philly. In their lifespan, they released one EP, which is included in this post, one LP, and they were also featured on the Philly Hardcore Comp. "Get Off My Back" (which I can probably track down if you want it).

These guys are just as energetic as they were back in '83--if you happen to live in the Philly area, I suggest you check them out at The Khyber; they're playing a show there on the 21st of August.

Y-DI - A Place In The Sun


Blood Red Throne

NOR-WEE-GEN-MET-AL. Death metal, that is. Good face rippin' shit. Blood Red Throne - Altered Genesis

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