Umea, Sweden-based grindcore trio GRID is preparing for their debut full-length, Livsleda, to see release in less than two weeks through Poland’s Selfmadegod Records. The album’s blasting “I Ruinerna Av Vår Ensamhet” single has been set loose through a premiere at BrooklynVegan as preorders and more for the album are posted.
Following several vinyl and cassette EPs, GRID unloads their relentless first full-length release. Consisting of nine blistering grindcore songs with echoes of melodic crust/d-beat, Livsleda was recorded and mixed by Andreas Gren at Lillhouset Prod., mastered by Christoffer Lindmark, and finished with artwork by Daniel Wikstrom.
GRID declares with the new single, “‘I Ruinerna Av Vår Ensamhet’ translates to ‘In the ruins of our loneliness.’ The title of the song speaks for the whole record. This song is fast, raw, and angry, and makes you realize that we are living in our own doom! Humanity will end.”
BrooklynVegan writes in part, “They’ve garnered a lot of comparisons to bands like Nasum and Rotten Sound, and if you like relentless, no-bullshit grindcore of that variety, you’ll probably find that GRID do it very well.”
Hear GRID’s “I RUINERNA AV VÃ…R ENSAMHET” via BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION.
Livsleda is set for release September 11th on CD and all digital platforms via Selfmadegod Records. Fans of Nasum, Rotten Sound, Sayyadina, Afgrund, Wake, Tragedy, and Martyrdöd, tune in!
Watch for preorders and additional audio previews of Livsleda to be issued in the weeks ahead.
GRID was founded in 2014 in Northern Sweden by Fredrik Larsson, Andreas Backström, and Wilke. In the beginning, the goal was to annoy the Umeå hardcore elite, but it did not take long until the band began to organically create a more refined sound. In 2015 they were signed by Discouraged Records, released their Umeå Grindcore debut EP, and played several shows including a performance at Obscene Extreme 2016. Later that year Wilke left the band.
As a duo, GRID‘s sound and lyrics evolved into a more melodic style of grindcore with misanthropic lyrics, faster d-beats, and more brutal blastbeats, and the band released a new EP titled Human Collapse Syndrome that year, followed by a tour of Southeast Asia in 2017. In 2018, following a short Nordic tour, GRID reverted to a trio once again when Andreas Gren joined the band. Now, 2020 sees the band arriving with their debut album, Livsleda, now barreling towards release through their new label home, Selfmadegod Records.