MAGRUDERGRIND: Sign to Relapse Records; Enter Studio…
Relapse Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of American grindcore/hardcore punk trio MAGRUDERGRIND. The Brooklyn-based group formed in 2002. MAGRUDERGRIND have released two full-lengths and a series of splits, EPs, and compilations over the years. The band has recently completed recording their highly anticipated first new material in over five years with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche) at God City Studios in Salem, MA. The full-length record will be mastered by Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull and artwork will be designed by Clint Nicolas. The album will see a release later this year via Relapse along with extensive touring from the band.
The band commented on the signing:
“We are extremely stoked to join Relapse records. We look forward to eviscerating eardrums and smashing posers with our next full length.”
Previous albums from MAGRUDERGRIND can be heard via Bandcamp. Listen to ‘Magrudergrind’ here and their ‘Crusher’ EP here.
MAGRUDERGRIND continue to develop their punishing hybrid of grindcore, powerviolence and hardcore punk in 2015 with their highly anticipated first full-length release on Relapse Records. Formed in 2002 in Washington, DC and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, the young trio dropped their self-released first record as delinquent teenagers. MAGRUDERGRIND’s scathing, visceral lyrical content against social injustice and betrayals both personal and political continues to mirror the unit’s relentlessly abrasive and crushing sonic aesthetic. Owing much to the close-knit global DIY punk community, since its inception the band has toured Europe, Asia, North and South America with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Misery Index, and countless others.
In 2007, MAGRUDERGRIND released their first full length, Rehashed, on Six Weeks Records, followed by their eponymous sophomore full-length in 2009 on Willowtip Records, engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche) and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Phobia). The acclaimed self-titled release sent them into 2010 with notable appearances at Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest and Obscene Extreme Festival among others.TheCrusher EP followed in 2010, released on Scion Audio/Visual and later reissued by To Live A Lie, Bones Brigade and RSR. In 2012, the band was approached by HBO approached for a brief cameo on the show Veep featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, appearing in the show’s fifth episode. Two-thousand and fifteen will be an unprecedented year of new shows and tours for the trio.