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Live on 9/28/2010 in Raleigh, NC
Background information
Origin Singapore
Genres Grindcore
Years active 2007–present
Labels Earache
Website www.facebook.com/wormrot
Members Arif
Past members Ibrahim

Wormrot is a Singaporean grindcore band formed in 2007, immediately after the founding members had completed their mandatory two years of national service.[1]


The band was discovered in late December 2009 by Digby Pearson, the owner of record label Earache, in a mixtape posted on the Invisible Oranges blog.[2]

After hearing the song "Born Stupid" on the compilation, Pearson searched out and downloaded Wormrot's full-length debut, Abuse, from file-sharing site MediaFire.[3][4] Pearson was impressed with the album's quality and the band's "ambition, hard work ethic, and willingness to put [its home country] and Asian grindcore in the global map."[5]

Pearson approached the band on their Myspace page, asking if they were interested in joining Earache's roster.[6] The band signed a recording contract with Earache in late January 2010.[5][7]

Earache reissued Abuse in Europe on 13 April 2010 and in the United States on 8 June 2010.[8][9] To promote the album's reissue, Wormrot toured Europe between late April and June 2010 and USA between mid August and September 2010.[10]

Their second album, Dirge, was released in 2011 and the EP, Noise in summer 2011. Wormrot went on an extended US tour in early March and April 2011 and a European tour in August-September 2011. In January 2012, they had toured Indonesia and their last European tour was in June-July 2012.[11] In a summer 2012 interview, the band commented that they would be taking a three to four years break, during which they would continue writing material for another album.[12]


Studio albums
  • Abuse (2009)
  • Dirge (2011)
  • Demo (2007)
  • Dead (2008)
  • Flexi Disc: Decibel (2011)
  • Noise (2011)
  • Wormrot (SG) / Diseptic (GRE) Split Tape (2008)
  • Wormrot (SG) / I Abhor (US) split CD (2010)
  • V/A Fist of Fury compilation CD" (2007)
  • V/A Silence Sucks compilation CD" (2007)


  1. ^ Hoare, James (June 2010). "Wormrot feature". Terrorizer. 
  2. ^ Smith, Zach (August 2010). "Grind! in the name of love". Decibel (70): 40. ISSN 1557-2137. 
  3. ^ O'Hagar, Sammy (13 April 2010). "Wormrot strive to be Singapore's chief export on Abuse". MetalSucks. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Lee, Cosmo (22 February 2010). "Earache and Burzum album leak". Invisible Oranges. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Pearson, Digby (31 January 2010). "How did Earache sign Wormrot?". Earache Records. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Pacheco, George (29 April 2010). "Earache Records relives the days of 'total grind' with the release of Wormrot debut". Examiner.com. 
  7. ^ "Wormrot ink deal with Earache Records". BW&BK. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Wormrot debut out now in Europe". BW&BK. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Pacheco, George. "Abuse review". About.com. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Wormrot kick off European tour". BW&BK. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "2012 European Tour Flyer". 
  12. ^ "Cardiff Interview 2012". Retrieved 17 June 2012.