Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror (often abbreviated to ENT) are a British crust punk / grindcore band originally formed in Ipswich, England in 1985. The band are widely considered one of the earliest and most influential European grindcore bands, and particularly the forefathers of the crustgrind subgenre.  Notable for one of the earliest uses of dual vocalists in hardcore punk, Extreme Noise Terror started as a crust punk band and helped characterize the early, archetypal grindcore sound with fiercely political lyrics, grinding guitars, extremely fast tempo and often very short songs.

Unholy Grave

Unholy Grave is a grindcore band from Nagoya, Japan.   Their name comes from the song "Beyond the Unholy Grave" by death metal legends, Death.  Since their formation in 1993, Unholy Grave has been extraordinarly prolific, releasing nearly one hundred LPs, EPs, CDs and 7 inches over their twenty year career, including an impressive number of split releases with artists such as Capitalist Casualties, Dropdead, and Nunslaughter.   Frequently using the motto "Grindcore Against Terrorism" in their artwork, their lyrics deal largely with political and social issues.


Decrypt is a technical death metal/grind band from Crown, Indiana.


Skarp is a grindcore band from Seattle, Washington. The band has released one split EP with Human Error, one EP, and two full-length studio albums. The band has been heavily influenced by Choking Victim.


Keitzer is a death metal/grind/hardcore group formed in 1999 in Germany.


Kalibas is a grindcore band from Rochester, New York and was formed in December of 1999 from the ashes of As the World Burns, Lethargy, A Death between Seasons, and Shodokan.

Gruesome Stuff Relish

Gruesome Stuff Relish is an underground death/grind band from Spain who play a fusion of early 90's old-school Swedish death metal like Dismember and the splatter/gore sound and feel of Impetigo and Necrony. The band's concept revolves around their extreme love for the classic Italian horror films from the 60's, 70's and 80's. 

Japanische Kampfhorspiele

Japanische Kampfhörspiele, formed in 1998, was a grindcore band from Krefeld, Germany. Their name translates to "Japanese Combat Radio Plays." On later releases, they incorporated some death metal influences, but the band referred to their sound as "grindpunk". They played their farewell concert on January 29, 2011, at the Feierwerk in München, a recording of which formed their final release, the DVD Abschiedskonzert.


Engorged is a grindcore/death metal band from Portland, Oregon.  Although the group has been together since 1997, they have released only three full length albums.  Their performance at MDF in 2008 was their first ever performance on the east coast of the U.S.

Circle of Dead Children

Circle of Dead Children is a deathgrind band formed in 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They refer to themselves as "purveyors of pure aural destruction with a claustrophobic, dense take on extreme metal." Vocalist Joe Horvath has stated that the band name was inspired by a vision of his, where a circle of flags from every country in the world lay on the floor, each bearing a mutilated child from its respective nation.


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