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by Groinchurn

Debut full length album by South African grindcore legends
Genre: Metal/Punk: Grindcore
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Answer Is 42
1:41 $0.99
2. You Are Now Here
1:34 $0.99
3. The Illusion of Free Will
2:40 $0.99
4. Sixtimesnine
0:48 $0.99
5. Time and Again
2:20 $0.99
6. Punching Bag
1:07 $0.99
7. I'm a Cunt
2:03 $0.99
8. Hail the Conquerors
4:01 $0.99
9. Nothing Much to Say
0:37 $0.99
10. The Lies That Bind Us
3:30 $0.99
11. Alien
1:07 $0.99
12. What You Want and What You Get
2:03 $0.99
13. Old
8:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Groinchurn initially started off as a grindcore side project of guitarist Mark Chapman and drummer Sergio Christina who at the time played in death metal band called Sepsis. They planned to do the vocals themselves, but they realized that they needed a vocalist while recording their first demo “Human Filth” in March 1994. They decided to ask Christo Bester bassist and vocalist for death metal band Desecrator, to help them out.

The first demo was recorded in one day at a small local 8-track “studio”; and the release showed a lot of influences of other grind bands at that stage like Terrorizer, Napalm Death and Brutal Truth.

Things seemed to work between the members and they decided to play one show - as a promo for the demo tape in a local club in the Vaal Triangle. It was clear that they had something special when they played live and they decided to do it again and again and again...

Later in 1994 the second demo “Every dog has its decay” was released and the band started to distro it in the underground. The new demo continued from where the band left off in with “Human Filth”, but they started to incorporate some more death metal and hardcore influences.

In mid-1995 the band received an opportunity to appear on a 4 way split CD & ”Four Ways to Misery “released by MMI in Germany. This was the first material to be available in CD format. Late 1995 saw the band competing in the South African battle of the bands (hard rock/metal category) where they came second last. In 1996 the band continued to promote themselves in the underground, and appeared on various compilations and some split seven inches and in the second half of the year - being suckers for punishment - they entered the battle of the bands again , this time they won, making it possible to afford some decent equipment with the prize money.

In December 1997 the band entered B# Studios to record their first (self-financed) album called “sixtimesnine” and released the album in February of 1997. The disc was well received and on the strength of this Morbid Records in Germany asked the band to support Czech death metal band Krabathor and goregrind legends Sanitys Dawn on tour in Summer 1997. The tour went well and Morbid Records offered to release the following Groinchurn album – “Fink”. In early 1998 new friends, Krabathor came to play a few shows in South Africa.

The album “Fink” came out in mid-1998. The band was preparing for a European tour at the end of 1998 with Brutal Truth, but plans fell through and the band returned to Europe in 1999 for a few festivals and shows which proved to be very successful.

In Feb/March 2000 the band entered the studio to record their third album “whoami”, the band starts moving away from the tried and tested grind formula to songs that include much more hardcore influences as well as a variety of other styles. After the recording, the band headed for Europe again in April 2000 where they played another tour with Krabathor. From Europe, they moved over to the USA to play their first ever American dates.

Upon their return, the band played South Africa's two major rock festivals Woodstock and Oppikoppi. Due to the fact that the extreme music community in South Africa is relatively small, the band started plans to relocate to Europe in 2001, settling on the Czech Republic as a home base.

The band arrived in Europe in April 2001 and played three tours with Germany's Yiu Drakh, the legendary Macarbe, and the truly evil Totalfuckingdestruction as well as some festivals in between. Unfortunately by this time relationships between members had soured and Mark announced his departure from the band. The band returned to South Africa in October 2001 and split up.

The band reunited briefly to open for Sepultura on their South African tour in 2014. A world tour to mark 25 years of Groinchurn is being considered for 2019.



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