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Speaking of the Endtimes: GRIDFAILURE Video Premiere and Interview – CVLT Nation

“The Earth cries out. The Geotrauma is echoed in human suffering and violence. Our every utterance and effort at progress goes stifled and unheard. Sometimes, mere Heavy Metal feels inadequate to express the true horror of this world. Reality is infinitely complex and requires great deals of abstraction to communicate it’s terrible truths. This is where GRIDFAILURE comes into play. A leviathan of Noise and Power Electronics, Industrial drones and field recordings, GRIDFAILURE brings the schizo-horrors shambling into the burning light for all to hear.” – CVLT Nation


Review: PAK – Bestial (2019)

PAK can perform some crushing progressive music, along side a few prattle bars, carousel discord, and general conflict. After listening to the years of various incarnations of Ron Anderson and friends, I now understand this band can do anything they put their minds to, and maybe a bit more. As a trio, Bestial is in sublime mode, a darker meeting of Primus, Killing Spree, Massacre, and the likes, blowing up their own version of metallic/skronk/progressive avant-rock, with some added electronic space cadet. And all at once meticulous, irrepressible, and elite.” – Lee Henderson, Big Beautiful Noise

THOSE DARN GNOMES: San Diego Free-Jazz/Metal Instigators To Release Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow Via Nefarious Industries; Trailer, Preorders, And Tour Dates Posted – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Anita Martinez] Nefarious Industries presents one of the most mind-melting releases of the year, with Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow, the third full-length from San Diego’s THOSE DARN GNOMES. The collective’s unhinged, unpredictable, and utterly explosive blend of free-jazz, … Continue reading

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SPACE MONKEY – FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY Split EP To See Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Nefarious Industries lifts the veil on a new split 7” from two outer-boundary musical acts, SPACE MONKEY and FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY. Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split will see a 7” vinyl release with one track from each band, while the digital version … Continue reading

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ZVI: Deer Pink – Everything Is Noise

“Drone is a genre that gets a lot of worried looks. ‘Isn’t that just listening to the same note over and over again for hours?‘, I can already hear someone say. Well, gladly I have the perfect artist right here to give you a taste of what very good drone can be. ZVI with his new album Deer Pink guides us into a strange world juxtaposed between colorful tape music sounds and bleak drone. The first track “Kettle Dreams” […] has an almost operatic feel to it now, slightly reminding me of Pink Floyd’s accompanying movie to their record The Wall. This is music at its most creative.” – Everything Is Noise

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Review: ZVI Deer Pink – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“At its core, Deer Pink sounds like Loren Connors playing his signature style of bluesy, free improv guitar in a post-apocalypse world soundtracked by Trent Reznor‘s more atmospheric work. The dynamic, expansive palette this implies should be unsurprising, given Ron Varod’s work with Kayo Dot and Psalm Zero outside his output under the ZVI banner. The collection of tracks on Deer Pink are exceptionally composed and fine tuned down to every last detail, leading to vast atmospheres that still feel meticulously crafted. […] Deer Pink allows listeners to traverse a rich web of textured soundscapes replete with bold, exceptional ideas. Fans of the broader web of Kayo Dot alumni will undoubtedly enjoy the trip.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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Review: WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE, Suicide by Citizenship (Nefarious Industries, 2019) – No Echo

“Four out of eight songs in and the main note I want to present is that while there may not be clear cut connections between every song, this record seems to have a natural cohesion in how it is sequenced which is not easy. If you add in the experimental nature of David Brenner (GRIDFAILURE) and Morgan Y. Evans (WALKING BOMBS) musical output as well as the varied collaborators they worked with on this release, I think it’d be fair for some to think any flow or cohesion in the material would be impossible but Suicide by Citizenship is a uniquely unified experience that I think is meant to throw the listener as off balance as it is to pull them in.” – No Echo

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Stream WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE’s collab LP ft. mems of Kylesa, Tad, All Out War, more – BrooklynVegan

“New York dark/heavy music solo projects WALKING BOMBS (aka Morgan Y. Evans) and GRIDFAILURE (aka David Brenner) have teamed up to release a collaborative album, Suicide By Citizenship, and it features tons of impressive guests, including Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Tad Doyle (Tad), Mike Score (All Out War), Brett Netson (ex-Built to Spill, Caustic Resin), Elizabeth Le Fey (Globelamp), BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot), Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), and more. As you’d probably expect from a diverse cast like that, the album is all over the place in a good way. It’s got everything from abrasive, noisy industrial parts to atmospheric dream pop, and it’s a real trip.” – BrooklynVegan