Magrudergrind returns with “II”

Magrudergrind is one of those bands whose music fans cut the sleeves off their t-shirts, and maybe even chop the legs off their jeans to make shorts. D.U. has a bit of history with Magrudergrind: we posted a couple pics from the band’s 10th anniversary show, and interviewed them in archive zine issue #43. Magrudergrind brought D.U. in to the studio for a guest vocal session one time. So it’s safe to say we’re fans of the band.


The band’s new album is called II, and the bottom line is that it continues with Magrudergrind’s brutal grindcore mixed with ignorant breakdowns (that’s a compliment). It’s a completely solid follow-up to the band’s previous full-lengths.

The record comes out this Friday and pre-orders for CD, LP, and digital download are up at Relapse, but A.V. Club is streaming the whole record. Hear for yourself.

On top of that, Magrudergrind did a video for the new record.

AND the band is hitting the road in Europe. Dates are below. Before that, though, Magrudergrind is doing a record release show at the Acheron in Brooklyn, NY on February 19.

As an aside, the fact sheet for II that Relapse sent to the music press features this item: “Profanities: none.”

What kind of shit is that?

Feb 26, Tilburg, NL @ Netherlands Deathfest
Feb 27, Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
Feb 28, Lausanne, CH @ Le romandie
Feb 29, Nevers, FR @ Cafe Charbon
Mar 1, Toulouse, FR @ Pavillon Sauvages
Mar 2, Barcelona, ES @ Rocksound
Mar 3, Madrid, ES @ Baracudas
Mar 4, Donostia, ES @ Mogambo
Mar 5, Montpellier, FR @ Secret Place
Mar 6, Milano, IT @ Lo Fi
Mar 7, Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
Mar 8, Ljubljana, SL @ Gromka
Mar 9, Kosice, SK @ Colostrum
Mar 10, Cluj Napoca, RO @ Shelter
Mar 11, Bratislava, SK @ Fuga
Mar 12, Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
Mar 13, Linz, AT @ Kapu
Mar 14, München, DE @ Feierwerk
Mar 15, Wurzburg, DE @ Cairo
Mar 16, Rostock, DE @ JAZ
Mar 17, Aalborg, DK @ 1000 Fryd
Mar 18, Gothenburg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska
Mar 19, Stockholm, SE @ Bergsunds Strand 43
Mar 20, Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Mar 21, Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Mar 22, Leipzig, DE @ Westwerk
Mar 23, Prague, CZ @ Modra Vopice
Mar 24, Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
Mar 25, Utrecht, NL @ DB’s
Mar 26, Saarbrucken, DE @ Garage
Mar 27, Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
Mar 28, Paris, FR @ Le Pub ADK
Mar 29, Margate, UK @ Westcoast Bar
Mar 30, London, UK @ Black Heart
Mar 31, New Port, UK @ Le Pub
Apr 1, Leeds, UK @ Temple of Boom
Apr 2, Glasgow, UK @ Audio
Apr 3, Manchester, UK @ The Star & Garter

Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz


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