disgust / disgrace
skullshitter:

Skullshitter / Mutant Supremacy July 2014 short tour

Separate Skullshitter Tumblr created. Short tour happening.

skullshitter:

Skullshitter / Mutant Supremacy July 2014 short tour

Separate Skullshitter Tumblr created. Short tour happening.

skullshitter:

practice space recording

One of several new songs for our upcoming East Coast dates with Mutant Supremacy. Full length recording is happening directly afterward.

Awesome show tonight. Noisem ripped but no pictures taken. Most love to NARC always. Great to see the full of hell dudes with Jarhead Fertilizer tonight and thank you so much to our wonderful building management for ripping up the floor and leaving plywood over a two floor drop with which to unload.

columnofheaven:

I have an extremely ambivalent relationship with tumblr at the best of times, but here’s some minor context about the images of us pissing on and setting fire to a Skrewdriver shirt in Detroit

First, burn then urinate, you’ll have an easier time with the fire part. Oh well, i’ll know next time.

The incident was about accountability. As i’ve said before, you can honestly do whatever the fuck you want in this world, anything, but you have to be accountable and not hide when called on your shit, particularly if you’re being deliberately annoying just to get under peoples skin.

Best flyer. Said show should basically be best (double alliteration) too. Get there early, 5 band bill means probably no “punk time”  

Best flyer. Said show should basically be best (double alliteration) too. Get there early, 5 band bill means probably no “punk time”  

Rehearsal recording #3 of 3 new songs for tour. “Warship”

Rehearsal recording #2 of 3. A personal favorite. “Infiltration”

Rehearsal of new song Thirsty Corpse. Skullshitter will be playing this one in Mexico and California this month.

February 2014 Bay Area Tour - directly after the Acheron DFest show in Mexico City. 

February 2014 Bay Area Tour - directly after the Acheron DFest show in Mexico City. 

In an effort to make this tumblr more engaging I have decided to write here. This is also due to me wanting to speak again, and I hope that here I speak not to the void but to those interested in engaging with my artistic endeavors.

The recent split between Trenchgrinder and Skullshitter was recorded a year ago. It took forever to come out because we wanted it to be a 7” before it was digital. A year later here it is digitally. 

SkullShitter / TrenchGrinder by Skullshitter

I can’t speak for Trenchgrinder (and I should note that while we wrote all of this EP together as I unit, I’m really only speaking for myself here, not Ryan or Robert) but I want to share what this split is to me. This split was written about the paths we travel during life - those we chose, those we do not chose, and the paths that intersect our own, with or without our permission. Violence is a major theme here. Why we chose violence and a focus on violence’s unpredictability. How violence can come into your life at anytime. During the writing of this material I reflected upon the common place role of violence in my younger life, living in Maine. Ranging from the accidental, or even noncommittal violence of a fight among youth to the severity and abruptness of violent death - it is a part of life that is common in most areas, I assume. Having lived in the bubble of New York City for the past eight years, this material made me realize how far away from violence I had become. I have not been involved in or some much as witnessed a violent act as far as I can remember since moving here. I have had a proximity to violence’s pulse, but never have I found myself in it’s eye (nor have I cast my eye directly upon it).

During the writing of the music Ryan went heavily under the spell of Bestial Black Metal. Archgoat, Conqueror, Revenge and Black Witchery dominated his listening and thoroughly infiltrated his writing. Even Robert who is normally trying to shape everything we do (and we love that) took a step back to let Ryan’s passion breath. Multiple songs were discarded in the writing process when we realized they were actually Archgoat songs. I don’t think we’ll ever do anything that sounds like this again. Having been written and recorded a year ago, there are still traces of this sound in what we are doing now - but the tug of war between grind and bestial on this release will not again be thoroughly explored.