Blood Duster

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Blood Duster
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Grindcore, stoner rock
Years active 1991–present
Labels Shock, Dr Jims, Relapse
Associated acts The Day Everything Became Nothing, Mindsnare, Dern Rutlidge, Abramelin, Pod People, Burn The City, Young Breeders, Psycroptic, Portrayal, Fracture, Abyssic Hate
Website http://www.bloodduster.com
Members Jason Fuller
Tony Forde
Dave Haley
Matt Collins
Beltsy
Past members Finn Almann
Matt Sanders
Josh Nixon
Euan Heriot
Troy Darlington
Andrew Brown
Anthony Barry
Brad Johnston
Shane Rout
Callum Wilson
Matt Rizzo
Fuller

Blood Duster is an extreme metal and stoner rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their name comes from the song "Blood Duster" by John Zorn, from the 1989 album Naked City.

History[edit]

The band was formed in Glenroy, Victoria, in August 1991 by Jason Fuller (aka Jason PC) (bass), Anthony Barry (vocals and guitar), and Andrew Brown (drums). They recorded their demo, Menstrual Soup, later that year at S.A.E. in St Kilda, with the help of Scott Harper. This demo was self-released on cassette, and was re-released in 2004 on Czech label Bizarre Leprous Productions. Blood Duster never played live with this line-up and soon Barry was ejected. A short-lived experimental line-up consisted of Fuller, Brown, and newcomer Troy Darlington (guitar) Darlington lasted only for a short time before he was fired. This line-up played their debut show at the Sarah Sands Hotel in front of 300 fans, supporting Christbait.

Wilson and Darlington were replaced in Blood Duster by Tony Forde (vocals) of death metal band Entasis, and Brad Johnston (guitar), formerly of death metal band Hecatomb, which also supplied drummer Shane Rout. Brown then quit due to medical reasons. This line-up recorded 1993's Fisting the Dead, after which both Rout and Johnston left to work on Rout's side-project, a black metal band called Abyssic Hate.

Fisting the Dead is a straightforward grindcore EP that featured 25 tracks. It was later re-released twice: first repackaged with the Yeest EP on Relapse Records and Drug Bust Records in 1996, and later with bonus tracks as Fisting the Dead... Again on Goat Sounds Records in 2005.

In 1995, Blood Duster released the EP Yeest, which started to show some more rock leanings. This featured the new line-up of Forde, Fuller, guitarist Fin Allman, and drummer Matt Rizzo (aka Matt Maidhorn). The release of the EP was followed by an Australian tour with Brutal Truth. Rizzo's first stay was short and he was replaced by Euan Heriot of both Fracture and Abramelin. This version of the band produced 1998's Str8 Outta Northcote, which featured a bizarre combination of Southern rock riffs and blasting grindcore.[1]

In 1998, Blood Duster again toured Australia with Brutal Truth, and recorded shows for a planned double live album. Heriot left the band in early 1999 and Rout returned but after a few rehearsals was replaced again by Rizzo. Allman quit the band in early 2000 and the live album was abandoned in favour of new material featuring the line-up of Fuller, Forde, Rizzo, and guitarist Matt Collins. The album, controversially entitled Cunt, was released worldwide in 2001 and saw Blood Duster returning to a more percussive-driven grind style. Just before the release of the CD, the band added second guitarist Josh Nixon from Canberra doom band Pod People. It was also around this time that the band appeared in the music video for the song "Thunderbirds Are Coming Out" by fellow Australian band TISM.

After touring with The Dwarves in 2001, Blood Duster released the "Drink, Fight, Fuck" EP, which featured the track "66.6FMONYOURRADIODIAL," used in a television commercial for Reflex copying paper, along with three songs in the pre-gap.[2] The following year the band replaced Nixon with "Beltsy" Belthrower, of Melbourne hardcore band Mindsnare, although Nixon provided half of the electric guitars and an acoustic guitar track on the 2003 self-titled album. Forde also joined The Day Everything Became Nothing in 2002 and has since recorded three CDs with that group.

The eponymous Blood Duster album was released in 2003 and featured special guests including original AC/DC singer Dave Evans, Jay Dunne from 28 Days, and all three members of Melbourne band The Spazzys.[3] There was controversy surrounding some of the artwork and some bonus CD-ROM content that was supposed to be included with the album, due to problems with Australian censors.[citation needed] Two further singles were released from this album, "IWannaDoItWithADonna" in 2003 and "SixSixSixteen" in 2004.

Most of 2004 was spent touring Australia, first with the Big Day Out festival and then their own shows. Following tours with The Dwarves[4] and Pungent Stench in early 2005, Blood Duster toured across Europe and Japan to promote the release of their first DVD, The Shape of Death to Come. In 2006, the band issued the live album Kill, Kill, Kill in a limited edition of 500 copies. The album was recorded in Sydney in 1996 during a tour with Brutal Truth.

In 2006, Blood Duster began pre-production for a proposed triple album consisting of a disc each of death metal, grind, and drone doom, with guests 70s balladeer and actor Darryl Cotton.[5] Lyden Nå (Norwegian for The Now Sound) was released in April 2007 as a double album, with the third disc available as additional downloadable content.

Matt Rizzo was dismissed from Blood Duster before their tour with Napalm Death in September 2007. He was replaced by Dave Haley of the Hobart band Psycroptic.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Jason Fuller (Jason P.C.) – bass (1991–present)
  • Tony Forde (Tone Bone) – vocals (1992–present)
  • Matt Collins (Matty Lowpantz) – guitar (2000–present)
  • Scott Pritchard (Belt Thrower) – guitar (2003–present)
  • Dave Haley – drums (2007–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Josh Nixon – guitar (2000–2003)
  • Matt Rizzo – drums (1995, 1999–2007)
  • James Rose – guitar (1999–2000)
  • Fin Allman – guitar (1994–2000)
  • Shane Rout – drums (1992–1994)
  • Brad Johnston – guitar (1992–1994)
  • Euan Heriot – drums (1995–1999)
  • Anthony Barry – vocals, guitar (1991–1992)
  • Troy Darlington – guitar (1992–1992)
  • Callum Wilson – vocals (1992–1992)
  • Andrew Brown (Brick) – drums (1991)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Yeest

Str8 Outta Northcote

  • Released: 1998
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dr Jims (Australia), Relapse (world)

Cunt

  • Released: 2001
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Label: Dr Jims (Australia), Relapse (world)

Blood Duster

  • Released: 2003
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Shock Records (Australia), Season of Mist (world)
  • Singles: "I Wanna Do It With a Donna", "Six Six Sixteen"

Fisting the Dead... Again

  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Relapse

Kill Kill Kill

  • Released: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Straight Up

Lyden Nå

  • Released: 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Shock, Season of Mist
  • Producer: Jason PC
  • Singles: "PissStomper"

Kvlt (The LP's master had the letters "KVLT" and a pentagram scratched into it, rendering all 66 copies unplayable without destroying your needle. The digital master files were deleted, however a few tracks were saved. These became the Svck EP and the "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" single. "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" is a cover of The Angels's song.)

  • Released: 2012
  • Format: LP
  • Label: Blood Duster
  • Producer: Jason PC
  • Singles: Svck EP, "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again"

EPs and Singles[edit]

Fisting the Dead

  • Released: 1993
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dr Jims

Yeest

  • Released: 1995
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dr Jims
  • Tracks: "Albert," "Northcote," "Motherfuckin'," "Chuck," "Showered With Affection Pt 2," "Strop," "Nasty Chicks (With Big Ol' Tits)"

D.F.F.

  • Released: 2002
  • Format: CD
  • Label: High Voltage
  • Tracks: "The Spirit of Sore Throat Has Long Since Died," "Ornery Hornery," "D.F.F.," "66.6fm On Your Radio Dial," "Ticket to Ride," "Let's Fuck"

"IWannaDoItWithADonna" from the album Blood Duster

  • Released: 2003
  • Format: 7"
  • Tracks: "I Wanna Do It With a Donna," "Midnight NAMBLA"

"SixSixSixteen" from the album Blood Duster

  • Released: 2004
  • Format: 7"
  • Label: High Voltage
  • Tracks: "Six Six Sixteen," "LovePISS," "It's a Man's World," "I Wanna Be Your Pimp"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Top Ten Australian Artists You Need To Hear Now - Staff Top 10 - Stylus Magazine". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ally Doesn't Love Me". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Supporting The Dwarves!". FasterLouder. 19 January 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sticky Carpet". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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