HOUKAGO GRIND TIME: Third LP From Ripped To Shreds Guitarist Project, Koncertos Of Kawaiiness: Stealing Jon Chang’s Ideas, A Book By Andrew Lee, To Drop In August; Single, Preorders, UK Tour Dates Posted

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From the sleepy suburbs of San Jose, California, comes HOUKAGO GRIND TIME‘s third season of wholesome cute anime goregrind discompositions, today announcing Koncertos Of Kawaiiness: Stealing Jon Chang’s Ideas, A Book by Andrew Lee for August release.

Formed in 2019, HOUKAGO GRIND TIME is the solo mincecore/goregrind act headed by Andrew Lee (Ripped To Shreds, Andrew Lee’s Heavy Metal Shrapnel, Skullsmasher). The project has deployed a substantial catalog of demos, EPs, and splits with underground grind stalwarts such as Deterioration, First Days Of Humanity, Blue Holocaust, Deterioration, Meatus, Real Life Ugly, Myxoma, Archaganini, and more. In 2020, the act’s debut album Bakyunsified (Moe To The Gore) was released through Selfmadegod Records, followed by the second album, Houkago Grind Time 2: The Second Raid, released in 2022 through Lee’s self-run Outrageous Weeb Power Productions. Since its release, the band began performing live, including the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest pre-party earlier this year in conjunction with a release as part of the magazine’s flexi series.

Lee now presents HOUKAGO GRIND TIME’s Koncertos Of Kawaiiness: Stealing Jon Chang’s Ideas, A Book By Andrew Lee, which storms forth with a whirlwind of bowel churning vocals and hyperblasting trashcan snare. However, the album isn’t limited to just endless blasting punishment and moe anime samples, as stomping polka beats and virtuosic guitar solos inject just enough space for listeners to gasp for breath before drowning in filthy crust riffs. The natural all-acoustic all-real drum recording reveals a further evolution in Lee’s production skills, enveloped by the clear and warm drop-Z guitars. With the world so divided and turbulent, the only prescription is a double dose of friendship and cuteness, this record is guaranteed to warm your heart before ripping it out.

Koncertos Of Kawaiiness: Stealing Jon Chang’s Ideas, A Book By Andrew Lee was recorded and mixed by Andrew Lee at his home studio, The Weeb Dungeon, mastered at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Artificial Brain, Krallice), and completed with cover collage and photography by Andrew Lee, logo and layout by Tom Maher (Skullbastard Art), and insert illustration by Makiko Suda.

“You Broke My Nutbladder” features guest vocals by Sleazy Derek and Mark Chen (both of Myxoma), “I Like Dubs Over Subs” features guest vocals from Joseph Schafer (Colony Drop) and Billy “Oi!” Smeer and a solo by Tom Maher (Mass Extinction, ex-Organ Dealer), and “Evolved Into Weebery” features guest vocals by Joe Warkentin (Archagathus). Fans of the rapid output of Archagathus, Dead Infection, Regurgitate, Haggus, Agathocles, Rot, and Last Days Of Humanity, get some HOUKAGO GRIND TIME.

With the first single from the album, “I Like Dubs Over Subs,” Lee reveals, “Controversy on the merits of dubbed voiceover versus subtitles has raged ever since anime first landed on western shores. HOUKAGO GRIND TIME firmly plants its flag in the dub camp with the release of single ‘I Like Dubs Over Subs.’ We brought in longtime friend Billy ‘Oi!’ Smeer and Joseph Schafer of Colony Drop to extol the virtues of destroying the envisioned intent and atmosphere of the original work, because reading is too hard!”

Stream HOUKAGO GRIND TIME’s “I Like Dubs Over Subs” RIGHT HERE.

Koncertos Of Kawaiiness: Stealing Jon Chang’s Ideas, A Book by Andrew Lee will be released August 16th, digitally on Outrageous Weeb Power Productions and on CD through Obliteration Records. Find preorders and merch HERE. A vinyl pressing will be released at the end of the year.

Koncertos Of Kawaiiness: Stealing Jon Chang’s Ideas, A Book By Andrew Lee Track Listing:
1. HGT Live At The Budokan
2. Starling Inferno
3. You Broke My Nutbladder
4. Nico Nico No!!
5. Some More Moe
6. Disgrace To The Corpse Of Watsuki
7. Extremely Bad Gacha Decision
8. Comiket Alienation
9. Miyajima Reiji Can’t Keep Getting Away With It
10. I Like Dubs Over Subs
11. Kirara Chainsaw
12. Get On The Stage Bocchi
13. Houkago Grind Time Still Cares
14. Evolved Into Weebery
15. I Love Jelly Filled Donuts
16. Cruel Grinder’s Thesis
17. Yuru Yu-Rot
18. Why Do You Post?

A few weeks after the release of the new album, HOUKAGO GRIND TIME will travel to the UK for a run of tour dates alongside Taiwan-based Myxoma. The shows run from September 9th through 12th, hitting Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, and ending with a set at Chimpyfest in London. Additional dates are expected.

9/09/2024 Little Buildings – Newcastle, UK
9/10/2024 Bannermans – Edinburgh, UK
9/11/2024 TBA – Leeds, UK
9/12/2024 Chimpyfest – London, UK