Heavy Blog Is Heavy has issued the new single from Los Angeles grindcore squad SKULLSMASHER, the outfit founded by members of Ripped To Shreds, Azath, Draghkar, and more. As the band’s Selfmadegod debut, Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery, nears release next week, the new single “Negative Pressure Pulverization” is now unleashed.
SKULLSMASHER’s Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery LP is a relentless and vile album which deploys sixteen rabid tracks in fifteen minutes. Devastating blasts, buzzsaw riffage, and caustic vocals culminate into a volatile auditory attack reminiscent of the earliest days of grindcore with influences from the modern Gulf Coast scene. Surging with the pummeling style of early-Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Repulsion, Insect Warfare, Maruta, and P.L.F., Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery was mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Weekend Nachos, Nails, Magrudergrind, Wake, Tragedy), and features a cover of Repulsion’s “Festering Boils.”
The SKULLSMASHER members issue of the song, “Drainage. Earth sucked dry by our greed. The faster we work, the faster we die. Pulverized into ash by the negative pressure of society.”
Says the popular blog with the song’s inauguration, “…SKULLSMASHER play the kind of hyper deathgrind that fans of Insect Warfare and Maruta alike should find appealing. ‘Negative Pressure Pulverization’ sets the ball rolling on their debut LP with a track that feeds the attention-deficit a hearty dose of rough and ready grind medicine. The sub-minute length can’t hold these Cali natives back from ripping through a smorgasbord of shifting riffs and sweat-soaked blasts, all delivered behind a cavernous vocal display that balances precariously, but impeccably, between death metal ‘urgh’ and grindcore ‘aaah’. Majestic, truly.”
Endure SKULLSMASHER’s “Negative Pressure Pulverization” at Heavy Blog Is Heavy RIGHT HERE.
Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery will see release through Selfmadegod Records on CD and cassette March 29th with an LP version to follow. Find CD/shirt/bundle preorders at the Selfmadegod webshop HERE and digital download version via the band where “High Altitude Saturation Bombing” is streaming HERE.
Brandon Corsair (Draghkar, Azath, Grave Spirit) started SKULLSMASHER as an ode to the ancient days of deathgrind in 2017. Joined by Neil Tyrant and Vince Gutfucker on drums and bass respectively, they recorded a demo titled Cranial Emulsification and released it on Night Rhythms Recordings. Shortly after the release, the band broke up. However, Corsair soon reformed SKULLSMASHER with Andrew Lee (Ripped To Shreds, Azath) on guitar/vocals in a ripping merger of both the sounds of the earliest days of grindcore. Assisted by Gu Ji on drums, the Californian trio quickly wrote and recorded Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery, a fire breathing vignette of anger and alienation.