New album "Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery" out on March 29th!
Los Angeles, California-based grindcore squad SKULLSMASHER, founded by members of Ripped To Shreds, Azath, Draghkar, and more, has signed a deal with Polish extreme label, Selfmadegod Records, for the late March release of their debut album, Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery.
SKULLSMASHER’s newly-recorded Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery LP is a relentless and vile album which deploys sixteen rabid tracks in fifteen minutes. Devastating blasts, buzzsaw riffage, and caustic vocals culminate into a volatile auditory attack reminiscent of the earliest days of grindcore with influences from the modern Gulf Coast scene. Surging with the pummeling style of early-Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Repulsion, Insect Warfare, Maruta, and P.L.F., Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery was mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Weekend Nachos, Nails, Magrudergrind, Wake, Tragedy), and features a cover of Repulsion’s “Festering Boils.”
SKULLSMASHER declares, “Grindcore is war. 21st Century warfare takes place in the digital realm where civilians are unceasingly saturated by propaganda. Our noise expression attempts to recreate the dissonance and chaos fought in the battlefield of minds.”
Brandon Corsair (Draghkar, Azath, Grave Spirit) started SKULLSMASHER as an ode to the ancient days of deathgrind in 2017. Joined by Neil Tyrant and Vince Gutfucker on drums and bass respectively, they recorded a demo titled Cranial Emulsification and released it on Night Rhythms Recordings. Shortly after the release, the band broke up. However, Brandon soon reformed SKULLSMASHER with Andrew Lee (Ripped To Shreds, Azath) on guitar/vocals in a ripping merger of both the sounds of the earliest days of grindcore. Assisted by Gu Ji on drums, the Californian trio quickly wrote and recorded Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery, a fire breathing vignette of anger and alienation.