Explosive Los Angeles-based grindcore squad SKULLSMASHER, founded by members of Ripped To Shreds, Azath, Draghkar, and more, present their volatile debut album, Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery. As the record is finalized for release through Selfmadegod Records this Friday, Metal Injection is offering brave listeners an advance preview of the entire album.
SKULLSMASHER‘s Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery 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.”
Metal Injection writes in part, “Los Angeles-based grindcore monsters SKULLSMASHER are here to rip you apart with their sonically lethal approach to metal’s most extreme subgenre. Relentlessly rabid, and filled with multiple seconds of pummeling riffs into fun mosh-alongs, these guys really bring back the vibes of grind core origins… When your album has more songs than minutes on it, you know you’re in for a swift punch to the gut!”
Tune in to Metal Injection now to hear SKULLSMASHER’s Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery RIGHT HERE.
Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery will see release through Selfmadegod Records on CD and cassette March 29th with an LP version to follow. Find CD orders and merch bundles at the Selfmadegod webshop HERE and the digital version of the album via the band HERE.
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, Corsair soon reformedSKULLSMASHER 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.