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Background information
Origin St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Genres Grindcore[1][2]
Death metal[3][4]
Years active 1987–1998
Labels Sound Pollution
Associated acts Discordance Axis, In/Humanity, Nasty Savage, Scrotum Grinder Anthem 88, Crucible, Bombs of Death

Assück was an American grindcore band from Saint Petersburg Florida, active from 1987 to 1998. The band proved influential,[1] with their album Anticapital (1992) voted number 4 in the Terrorizer list of their top 20 US grindcore albums, who described it as a "low-calibre battery of brooding, malicious, doom-ridden grind pitched somewhere between early Napalm Death and even earlier Bolt Thrower".[3] According to journalist Greg Pratt, "Assück were an incredible band with probably metal's best drummer [Rob Proctor], although no one ever mentions his name. They combined well-written poetic and political lyrics with catchy songs, insane musicianship and a short-fast-loud brutality that no one has topped since."[5] Writing for Maximumrockandroll, Felix von Havoc describes the political punk and metal roots of this band, stating "Assuck managed to combine the anger, fury and social commentary of a punk band with the musicianship and production quality of a Death Metal band."[4]


Last known line-up[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Daryl Kahan (vocals)
  • Dave "Spinach" Malinksky (vocals)
  • Paul Pavlovich (vocals)
  • Pete Jay (bass)
  • Steve Kosiba (bass)


  • Necrosalvation EP (Rigid Records, 1989)
  • Born Backwards (demo, 1989)
  • Split 7" with Old Lady Drivers (No System, 1990)
  • Blindspot 7" EP (Schematics, 1992)
  • Anticapital (Sound Pollution, 1992)
  • State to State EP (SOA, 1993)
  • Anticapital/Blindspot/+3 compilation (Sound Pollution, 1994)
  • Misery Index (Sound Pollution, 1997)


  1. ^ a b Assück biography @ MusicMight
  2. ^ review of Misery Index
  3. ^ a b Hoare, James (March 2009). "Criminal Records: Essential Records|US", Terrorizer 181, p. 44.
  4. ^ a b Felix von Havoc, Maximum Rock'n'Roll No. 198. [1] Archived by Havoc Records. Access date: June 20, 2008.
  5. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (March 2009). "US Grind", Terrorizer 181, p. 43.

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