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

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 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Darlington and Callum Wilson.[1] By the time the band first recorded 1993's Fisting the Dead, Wilson and Darlington had been replaced by Tony Forde, Shane Rout and Brad Johnston. [1] 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.[2] Then the band produced 1998's Str8 Outta Northcote, which featured a bizarre combination of Southern rock riffs and blasting grindcore.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] Following tours with The Dwarves[7] 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.[8] 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'."[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Yeest

Str8 Outta Northcote

  • Released: 1998[11]
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dr Jims (Australia), Relapse (world)

Cunt

  • Released: 2001[11]
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Label: Dr Jims (Australia), Relapse (world)

Blood Duster

  • Released: 6 October 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: October 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 (DR JIM 8)[12]

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: 18 November 2002
  • Format: CD
  • Label: High Voltage, Shock[13]
  • 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: 3 May 2004
  • Format: 7"
  • Label: High Voltage
  • Chart position: ARIA Hitseekers Singles: 17[14]
  • Tracks: "SixSixSixteen", "LovePISS", "It's a Man's World", "I Wanna Be Your Pimp".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brian Giffin (4 May 2015). Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal. Lulu.com. pp. 2031–. ISBN 978-0-9943206-1-2. 
  2. ^ "Club Asmara goes Latin.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 9 November 1995. p. 31. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Top Ten Australian Artists You Need To Hear Now - Staff Top 10 - Stylus Magazine". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ally Doesn't Love Me". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Bramwell, Murray Ross (19 December 2005). "Gathering of the Tribes. 'Big Day Out'. Wayville Showgrounds. [review]". The Adelaide Review. ISSN 0815-5992. 
  7. ^ "Supporting The Dwarves!". FasterLouder. 19 January 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sticky Carpet". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Buchanan, Matt; Ellis, Scott (24 October 2012). "You Unheard It Here". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Blood Duster. Chuck; Blood Duster (1995), Yeest, Dr Jim's Records : Shock Records [Distributor], retrieved 12 August 2015 
  11. ^ a b "Releases :: Str8 Outta Northcote". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 13 January 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Blood Duster (1993), Fisting the dead, Dr Jim's Records. National Library of Australia, retrieved 12 August 2015 
  13. ^ "Releases :: D.F.F.". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 13 January 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (742). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 17 May 2004. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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