California one-man mincegore band HOUKAGO GRIND TIME – featuring Andrew Lee (Ripped to Shreds, Azath) – has released debut album Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore). Stream/purchase the album at: houkagogrindtime2.bandcamp.com/album/bakyunsified-moe-to-the-gore
The band has also released a lyric video for the song “A Manual of Ways to Occupy Oneself While Waiting in Line for Limited,” courtesy of Slam Worldwide. Check it out at: youtu.be/M3xJ27wkph8
|“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.”|
“Twenty minutes of having your face pulled off and fed back to you.”
– The Razor’s Edge
“Andrew Lee is a grindcore savant, and it shows in the quality of Houkago Grind Time. Beyond the novelty of it all, BAKYUNSIFIED (MOE TO THE GORE) delivers a pretty sweet platter of grinding goodness that fans of the genre will appreciate.”
“This is likely one of the most brutally wholesome albums ever to crawl out of the sausage grinder.”
– Metal Storm
“A 20-minute shock to system that delivers a satisfying slab of utter brutality. You know, the kind that makes your hair stand on end, eyeballs melt and eardrums explode.”
– Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) is available 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.