Assück

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Assück
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Background information
Origin St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Genres Grindcore[1][2]
death metal[3][4]
deathgrind[5]
Years active 1987–1998
Labels Sound Pollution
Associated acts Discordance Axis, In/Humanity, Nasty Savage, Scrotum Grinder Anthem 88, Crucible, Bombs of Death
Past members Steve Heritage
Jason Crittendon
Rob Proctor
Steve Kosiba
Daryl Kahan
Pete Jay
Dave "Spinach" Malinksky
Paul Pavlovich

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."[6] 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]

Members[edit]

Final line-up
  • Steve Heritage - guitar, vocals (1987-1998)
  • Jason Crittendon - bass (1997-1998)
  • Rob Proctor - drums (1987-1998)
Former members
  • Paul Pavlovich - vocals (1987-1992)
  • Dave "Spinach" Malinksky - vocals (1992-1993)
  • Daryl Kahan - vocals (1993-1994)
  • Pete Jay - bass (1992-1996)
  • Steve Kosiba - bass (1996-1997)
Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Extended plays
  • Born Backwards demo tape (1989, Liquified Tapes)
  • Necrosalvation 7" (1990, Rigid Records)
  • Split 7" with Old Lady Drivers (1990, No System)
  • Blindspot 7" (1992, Open Records)
  • State To State 7" (1992, SOA)
Compilation albums
  • Anticapital/Blindspot +3 (1994, Sound Pollution)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Assück biography @ MusicMight
  2. ^ Allmusic.com 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. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2008.  Archived by Havoc Records. Access date: June 20, 2008.
  5. ^ Moore, Doug (2013-03-22). "Waxing Atrocious – Assück's Steve Heritage". invisibleoranges.com. Invisible Oranges. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  6. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (March 2009). "US Grind", Terrorizer 181, p. 43.

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