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Just because Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s J. Randall and I don’t see eye to eye on certain issues doesn’t lessen my respect for the man as an artist — and his latest endeavor is definitely worth checking out. He’s launched his own label, Grindcore Karaoke, and is giving away the imprint’s inaugural release, Wadge’s Grindcore Lu’au, away for free download.

I’m listening to the album even as I type this, and so far, I’m digging it. Of course, this should shock exactly zero percent of the grindcore community, as a) if anyone is gonna know good grind, it’s most likely J. Randall, and b) Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s own Richard Johnson on the opening track “In The Stink of Arrivals.” I mean, the involvement of not one but two members of ANb is about as terrific an endorsement as you’re gonna get, y’know?

(And on a semi-related note, the digital booklet that comes with the album is pretty great, too. I don’t wanna give away the surprise, but there’s a collage that all grind fans will really appreciate.)

You can check out and download the album here. You do have to provide your e-mail address for the Grindcore Karaoke list, but that’s not such a big deal since Randall is probably gonna put out mostly quality stuff, and if you find you don’t dig his taste, you can always unsubscribe from the list at any time.


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