California one-man mincegore band HOUKAGO GRIND TIME have premiered a new track from forthcoming album Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore). Stream “Hey Toshino Kyoko,” courtesy of Decibel, below!
“Hey Toshino Kyoko” (Exclusive Premiere)
“Houkago Grind Time eschews goregrind’s lyrical gore, slaughtering only in sound. The one-man band from Ripped to Shreds‘ Andrew Lee may SOUND like Carcass, Regurgitate and Mortician, but the only thing he’s dissecting is anime.”– Decibel
Featuring Andrew Lee (Ripped to Shreds, Azath), HOUKAGO GRIND TIME will release the debut album Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) November 13 on 12″ gatefold LP and digital format through Outrageous Weeb Power Productions (US), Grindfather Productions (UK), and Psychocontrol Recs (CZ). The album was recorded and mixed at Andrew’s Weeb Dungeon studio, and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves.
The official video for album track “Ruptured in Akkariin,” courtesy of Goniloc YouTube Channel, is available now at: youtu.be/xGFLaSKdOOI
Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) is a love letter and a statement of devotion to Kyoto Animation’s classic moe anime boom of the mid 2000s. Taking cues from K-On, a show full of friendship, growth, and positivity, Bakyunsified rejects the violence and hatred pervading the current state of the world, eschewing the genre conventions of blood, guts, and porn. In a short twenty minutes, HOUKAGO GRIND TIME celebrates the minutiae of otaku culture while simultaneously questioning the validity of substituting true interpersonal relationships for passive consumption of the simulacra of such. Punky Carcass riffs float over a bed of ultra fast blastbeats and dbeats, punctuated by bowel churning pitchshifted gurgles. Pillars of grindcore like Dave (PLF) and Leon (Impaled) contribute guest solos, and Colin Marston’s dense mastering ensures that every second of every microsong suffocates the listener beneath a thousand heartwarming fluffs. In short: fuck you, it’s anime goregrind.
FFO: Carcass, Archagathus, Dead Infection, Regurgitate, Mortician, Last Days of Humanity, Agathocles
A1 Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore)
A2 Houkago Grind Time
A3 Effortless Regurgitation of Kyoani Moeblobs
A4 Endless Eight Part 2
A5 Ruptured in Akkariin
A6 Hey Toshino Kyoko
A7 A Manual of Ways to Occupy Oneself While Waiting in Line for Limited Edition Merch
A8 Endless Eight Part 6
A9 Walk Her Home Gently
A10 War Bad
B1 Moe: Nani?
B2 Makoto Shinkai Has a Goatee
B3 M is for Moe
B4 Is the Order a Blastbeat?
B5 P is for Keikaku
B6 Fuwa Fuwa Grind
Recorded and mixed at the Weeb Dungeon by Andrew
Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, the Thousand Caves
Layout by Kiryu Zhang
Inner illustration by Emmy Toyonaga
Andrew met goremaster Harlan at a Fake Meat/RTS show in Taiwan of 2019, who invited him to play with Extremely Brutal at Antimusic Fest the same year. Inspired by learning EB’s gore riffs and his love of anime, Andrew started his own one man mincecore/goregrind band, and released 4 demos/splits in the space of 5 months under his own banner of Outrageous Weeb Power Productions.
Andrew – drums, guitar, vokills, bass
Harlan – lead guitar (Moe:Nani?, P is for Keikaku)
Dave Callier – lead guitar (War Bad)
Leon – lead guitar (Makoto Shinkai has a Goatee)
Brandon – vocals (Is the Order a Blastbeat?)
Sleazy Derek – vocals (Ruptured in Akkariin)
Tom G – vocals (Endless Eight Part 2)