INTERVIEW: Ahumado Granujo brings groovy grindcore to Maryland Deathfest

Cybergrindcore may not be a metal subgenre hybrid that you have heard before or that is easy to explain, until you listen to Ahumado Granujo. Take the danceable heart pumping synthetic beats you might hear at a downtown rave and mix them with the grinding riffs of grindcore and the throatiest vocals of death metal and you have this amazing and weirdest addition to the 2013 Maryland Deathfest lineup.

Ahumado Granujo (Facebook image)
Ahumado Granujo (Facebook image)

Czech Republic import Ahumado Granujo plays MDF on Friday, May 25. Rarely does one encountered such an intentional collision of dissimilar musical styles so expertly executed.  I sent my standard questions to Ahumado Granujo and their drummer Pete, aka Kazeto, kindly replied.

Who’s in the in current lineup?

We have a fresh meat at the mic – MDF is going to be his third show with our band. But don’t expect any vocal changes, it should sound pretty much the same as the fans are used to.

So the current line up is:
Wokatej – vox
Jurgen – guitar
Beherit – bass
Pete – drums

What do you consider to be one of your band’s most essential recordings? And why?

I think it’s the first album SPLATTER TEKK because it combines some violent blasts with nice dancey grooves.

How does your band feel about playing Maryland Deathfest? What have you heard about this festival?

It’s a big honor for us to play at MDF for I guess it’s the most famous metal festival in the USA.

What other bands playing MDF do you hope to see perform?

My personal must-see is the Melvins

Will you be doing other shows as part of your stop at MDF or is this appearance exclusive?

We’ll play two more shows in New York and New Jersey and then we head down to Mexico with another Czech band INGROWING. (See tour listing below.)

Will there be any unusual or special merchandize you will be selling while at MDF?

As long as we haven’t released anything new recently, the merch should be standard.

Is there anything else you hope to do while you are in Maryland? Eat crabs? Go to the Chesapeake Bay?

This is going to be my first visit to the USA ever so it strongly depends on the suggestions of the people we’re about to meet.

Is there anything else you want people to know about your band? Any new records coming up? Special tours? Etc. Anything at all?

Thank you for your support! I hope you’ll have fun at MDF!! If you’re interested about AHUMADO GRANUJO or INGROWING, here’s the complete list of USA/MEX tour dates:


TOUR 2013


May 21 New York, NY Saint Vitus Bar
May 22 Secaucus, NJ The Blue Room


27 Mayo Pachuca De Soto Salon Alcatraz
28 Mayo Monterrey Bar Montezuma
29 Mayo Toluca Beat Club
30 Mayo San Luis Potosi Tio Mich
31 Mayo Leon After Revolution Bar
01 Junio Mexico City Billiar Billis

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