MAGRUDERGRIND Advance Their “Regressive Agenda” via NPR

Preeminent music portal NPR has just revealed a new single from Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRINDRegressive Agenda” is taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length album II, and can be streamed now AT THIS LOCATION.

After a six-year hiatus, MAGRUDERGRIND announced their brand-new record II, set to be released on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on February 12, 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.

II can be pre-ordered digitally via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE and physically via Relapse HERE.

MAGRUDERGRIND are set to embark on a month-long European tour with Primitive Man beginning February 26th in Tilburg, NL and running through March 27th in Antwerpen, BE. MAGRUDERGRIND will also be performing at the first-ever Netherlands Deathfest this February as well as the first-ever Choosing Death Fest, hosted by Decibel Magazine in Philadelphia this coming April. The band also recently teased a set of upcoming US dates with nihilistic Nashville sludge trio Yautja (full itinerary announcement coming soon). A complete list of dates announced thus far can be found below.


Feb 19 Brooklyn, NY The Acheron w/ Incendiary, Triac, Mutilation Rites *Record Release show*

Feb 26 Tilburg, NL Netherlands Deathfest w/ Gruesome, Pig Destroyer, Cripple Bastards

***All dates with Primitive Man***

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

April 16 Philadelphia, PA Choosing Death Fest * Magrudergrind only

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, and North & South America with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Misery Index, and countless others.

MAGRUDERGRIND released its 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. The 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, and appeared 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. The band will take their anti-musical revolution to the global stage throughout 2016 to annihilate every listener in their path.

Avi Kulawy – Vocals
R.J. Ober – Guitar
Casey Moore – Drums

II Tracklisting:

1. Imperium In Imperio
2. Divine Dictation
3. The Opportunist
4. Relentless Hatred
5. Sacrificial Hire
6. War For Resources
7. Black Banner
8. Hara-Kiri
9. Stale Affairs
10. Regressive Agenda
11. Incarceration State
12. Unit 731
13. Icaro
14. Husayni-Handschar
15. Pharmacide

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