Posted on July 6, 2013 AT 10:23am
Summer… the time for love, skimpy outfits, bee infestations and doing stuff outdoors with people and stuff. For some people the summer inspires feelngs of joy and elation. For others… it’s just that terrible waiting period before winter starts up again. For some, all summer does is breed hatred… and for one nerd in Peekskill, NY, Cybergrind. For the uninitiated, Cybergrind is a combination of Grindcore and Electronic music pioneered by bands like Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Ganglia and Enemy Soil. As far as the nerd in Peekskill… That nerd is Cory Monster (0cadavernamedalison0,+killthemanbecomethemonster+, 37564 Recordings) and his project Kindergarten Hazing Ritual promises to bring the hate this summer in the form of noise, blast beats, 8-bit synths, breakbeats and chaos with their upcoming album “That Awkward Moment Between Your Birth and Your Death”
According to frontman and chief composer, Cory Monster, this is what listeners should expect from the album:
“That awkward moment between your birth and your death is our shortest album ever aside from the second to last track, there is no and the songs over a minute. short and brutal cybergrind songs, sometimes with chiptune interludes. The songs are tied together by two unifying themes: 1. awkwardness and 2. the judgement (being judgmental, fear of the judgement of your fellow man, etc.) awkwardness can lead to.”
The album is expected to release July 17th and will be avalable on bandcamp.
To commemorate the recent PR success of Microsoft’s Xbox One announcements, Kindergarten Hazing Ritual will also be re-releasing their second album “Awaiting the video Game Crash
Cory explains the re-release saying:
“Awaiting the Video Game Crash was released on Brokecore in 2005. It was the first KHR album to be released on a label (37564 didn’t exist until Myspace the album). In those days, riff did not drive KHR songs, but rather samples. It was a very sample heavy album and probably still our strangest. We went after damn near otaku and gaming culture with a bat on this album. We also tackled false gamer girls before it was even a problem (went to college with a bunch of ‘em). Along with the re-release, there’s a special EP also on Brokecore called “Keep Calm and Await the Crash” where we take our 6 favorite songs from VGC and update them with our current sound. I don’t know when Brokecore are putting this up though.”
They’ve been going pretty strong since their last release “Because Reality Is Shit” (via Jay Randal’s netlabel, Grindcore Karaoke). Showcasing stronger songwriting and more refined production, they’ve managed to survive the old myspace era and become a solid project that refuses to be ignored. To get a taste of the KHR sound and to hear what they think about the new Xbox One, check out their newest song “Set Top Box 720″ below:
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