|Genres||Grindcore, stoner rock|
|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|
The band was formed in 1991 by Jason Fuller (aka Jason PC) (bass), Anthony Barry (vocals and guitar) and Andrew Brown (drums), although Anthony Barry was almost immediately replaced by Troy Darlington and Callum Wilson. By the time the band first recorded 1993's Fisting the Dead, Wilson and Darlington had been replaced by Tony Forde, Shane Rout and Brad Johnston. 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. They toured Australia including Canberra in November 1995. Then the band produced 1998's Str8 Outta Northcote, which featured a bizarre combination of Southern rock riffs and blasting grindcore.
In 1998, Blood Duster again toured Australia with Brutal Truth, and recorded shows for a planned double live album. The next album, controversially entitled Cunt, was released worldwide in 2001 and saw Blood Duster returning to a more percussive-driven grind style. 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.
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. 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 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 guest '70s balladeer and actor Darryl Cotton. 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. In October 2012 the group released KVLT, a vinyl album, which had been deliberately rendered unplayable; its producer Jason PC explained "It's kind of a statement piece ... We made the album, sat down and listened to it, thought: 'Yep, that's perfect, let's wreck it'."
EPs and Singles
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- "Ally Doesn't Love Me". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- Bramwell, Murray Ross (19 December 2005). "Gathering of the Tribes. 'Big Day Out'. Wayville Showgrounds. [review]". The Adelaide Review. ISSN 0815-5992.
- "Supporting The Dwarves!". FasterLouder. 19 January 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- "Sticky Carpet". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- Buchanan, Matt; Ellis, Scott (24 October 2012). "You Unheard It Here". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Blood Duster. Chuck; Blood Duster (1995), Yeest, Dr Jim's Records : Shock Records [Distributor], retrieved 12 August 2015
- "Releases :: Str8 Outta Northcote". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 13 January 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Releases :: Cunt". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 13 January 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Blood Duster (1993), Fisting the dead, Dr Jim's Records. National Library of Australia, retrieved 12 August 2015
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- "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 17 May 2004. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2015.