One of extreme music’s most distinctive modern acts, MAGRUDERGRIND play a punishing hybrid of grindcore, powerviolence and hardcore punk. Formed in 2002 in Washington, DC and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, MAGRUDERGRIND combine visceral lyrical content with a relentlessly abrasive sonic aesthetic. Owing much to the close-knit global DIY punk community, the band has toured Europe, Asia, and North & South America with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Misery Index, and countless others.

Full Bio
MAGRUDERGRIND released their first full-length Rehashed on Six Weeks Records in 2007, followed by their acclaimed eponymous sophomore effort in 2009 on Willowtip Records. Magrudergrind,, engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche) and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Phobia) sent the band into 2010 with notable appearances at Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest and Obscene Extreme Festival. The EP Crusher followed in 2010, initially released on Scion Audio/Visual. In 2012 MAGRUDERGRIND was approached by HBO for a cameo on the show Veep featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The band appeared in the show’s fifth episode.

Now, after a six year hiatus, MAGRUDERGRIND has returned to Relapse with the February 2016 release of their album II . Again recorded with engineer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails), II is a savage manifesto of scathing political and personal revolution and is unquestionably MAGRUDERGRIND‘s most crushing material to date. The band will take their anti-musical revolution to the global stage throughout 2016, annihilating every listener in their path.


Avi Kulawy – Vocals
R.J. Ober – Guitar
Casey Moore – Drums

  • MAGRUDERGRIND Announce North American Headline Tour MAGRUDERGRIND Announce North American Headline Tour New Album II Out Now on Relapse Records Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND released II, their new full-length album and first in six years, this earlier this February on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.   In support of II, the band has announced an extensive North American tour that kicks off April in 20th ...
  • MAGRUDERGRIND Streaming New Album ‘II’ in Full via AV Club Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND are set to release II, their new full-length album and first in six years, this coming Friday on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. The AV Club has just shared a full stream of the album ahead of its release, which even features Infest’s Joe Denunzio taking up a guest vocal spot on ...
  • MAGRUDERGRIND Share New Single “Black Banner” via Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges Just over a week out from the release of their new record II, Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND have unveiled another crushing new anthem from the record. “Black Banner” has premiered via Invisible Oranges / Brooklyn Vegan. Brooklyn Vegan said of the track, “It’s a comparative slow-burn, a 3-minute statement on pure crush and groove that works with ...
  • MAGRUDERGRIND Advance Their “Regressive Agenda” via NPR Preeminent music portal NPR has just revealed a new single from Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND. “Regressive Agenda” is taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length album II, and can be streamed now AT THIS LOCATION. Recently, Loudwire premiered a new video for MAGRUDERGRIND’s track “Sacrificial Hire”, the lead single from II. The video can be streamed AT THIS LOCATION. After a six-year hiatus, MAGRUDERGRIND announced their brand-new ...
  • MAGRUDERGRIND Premiere Video for “Sacrifical Hire” via Loudwire MAGRUDERGRIND VIDEO PREMIERE II by Magrudergrind Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND have revealed a new video for “Sacrificial Hire”, the lead single from the band’s new album II. The video can be streamed AT THIS LOCATION. MAGRUDERGRIND had to say about the video, “We’re excited to collaborate with filmmaker Richard Rankin to bring a visual dimension to the lyrical themes of II. ‘Sacrificial Hire’ speaks ...