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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 studio album, Dirge, was released on 3 May 2011 through Earache Records. The album received positive reviews from AllMusic writer Phil Freeman and other critics.[11]

The band released an EP titled 'Noise' digitally through Scion AV on 20 September 2011. The EP was distributed as a download for free.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14]

On 20 July 2016 the band's third studio album 'Voices' was revealed with an album trailer featuring a new song titled 'Fallen Into Disuse'. This will be the first Wormrot recording to feature new member Vijesh on drums. The album will be released on 14 October 2016 through Earache Records.


Studio albums
  • Abuse (2009)
  • Dirge (2011)
  • Voices (2016)
  • 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. ^ "Dirge - Wormrot | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  12. ^ "Wormrot 'Noise' EP Release, Scion AV". Scion Audio Visual Blog. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  13. ^ "2012 European Tour Flyer". 
  14. ^ "Cardiff Interview 2012". Retrieved 17 June 2012.