Czech grindcore outfit Contrastic my MDF surprise

Maryland Deathfest XI is over, and I am having a hard time processing everything. In fact, I am a little depressed. But I think I will make the effort to mention one of the smaller bands that really affected me. Contrastic, a recently reformed grindcore band from the Czech Republic, played early on Sunday. I …

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 …

Countdown to MDF X: (58) Needful Things

Grindcore band Needful Things from the Czech Republic continues the extreme start to the Maryland Deathfest X, set to play third on Thursday, May 24. According to the band's profile on ReverbNation, they have been grinding out tracks since 1995. This seems like an awfully long time, making them possibly one of the earliest grindcore bands I …