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Aussie Label Snags Grind Group.

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Rapper Mickey Avalon at the Grog Shop, making sleazy look easy. - WALTER NOVAK
  • Walter Novak
  • Rapper Mickey Avalon at the Grog Shop, making sleazy look easy.

Australian grindcore label No Escape has signed a worldwide deal for the next two releases from Accept Death: the band's second album and a split CD with Dutch sludge-beasts Skullhog. Tentatively titled All Evil, the album is due midyear.

Accept Death is the most abrasive of drummer Corey Bing's six underground-metal projects, which also include Fistula, Scumchrist, and King Travolta. The Medina-Cleveland trio features guitarist Scott Stearns (also of Necrodamus, and formerly of Integrity precursor Die Hard). They're midway through recording All Evil at Chippewa's Forked Tongue Studios, with Abdullah's Jeff Shirilla, who also plays in Fistula.

No Escape partner Christoph W says he checked out the band because it features drummer Matt Rositano, also of Cleveland grindcore legends Hemdale, who he says are "gods" on the international scene. "I totally loved [Accept Death]," says W. "It was a new sound and killer in its own right, rather than a rehash of a member's old band."

England's Retribute Records released Accept Death's self-titled LP last year. The disc is the audio equivalent of the viscerally disturbing remake of The Hills Have Eyes, filled with slow, jagged riffs and samples that sound like outtakes from a torture film.

"Accept Death has a way of taking downtuned riffs and pushing them to depths unknown," says Bing. "Very primitive, very true, very unsettling, very pissed, very sociopathic, very depressing, very frustrating, very dark."

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