One of extreme music’s most distinctive modern acts, MAGRUDERGRIND plays a punishing hybrid of grindcore, powerviolence and hardcore punk. Formed in 2002 in Washington, DC and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, MAGRUDERGRIND combines visceral lyrical content with a relentlessly abrasive sonic aesthetic. Owing much to the close-knit global DIY punk community, the band has since toured Europe, Asia, North and South America with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Misery Index, and countless others.
MAGRUDERGRIND released their first full-length Rehashed on Six Weeks Records in 2007, followed by their acclaimed eponymous sophomore effort in 2009 on Willowtip Records. Magrudergrind, engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche) and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Phobia) sent the band into 2010 with notable appearances at Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest and Obscene Extreme Festival. Then EP Crusher followed in 2010, initially released on Scion Audio/Visual and in 2012 MAGRUDERGRIND was approached by HBO for a cameo on the show Veep featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, appearing in the show’s fifth episode.
Now MAGRUDERGRIND has teamed up with Relapse Records and returns after a 6-year hiatus with the new album II, set to be released in February 2016. Again recorded with engineer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails), II is a savage manifesto of scathing political and personal revolution and unquestionably MAGRUDERGRIND’s most crushing and accomplished material to date. The band will take their anti-musical revolution to the global stage throughout 2016 to annihilate every listener in their path.