ABOUT ACID STINGS
the grinding hardcore punk/metal band
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Back to MenuThe 16 track album from the recently reformed band captures their grinding hardcore songs-DeathCamp/Pylons/Nazis Killed /Afrikkaan Beggar etc-plus the later metal stuff.Combining anti-fascist politics with a ferocious new form of punk inspired grinding hardcore music HELLBASTARD emerged from the late 80s punk/metal crossover scene alongside NAPALM DEATH and EXTREME NOISE TERROR.Formed after a SUBHUMANS gig and inspired by the ideals of CRASS and music of SLAYER they were once described by Kerrang magazine as the "poorest band on earth".Vocalist Scruff was previously in London punk band The Apostles but left to pursue his preferred musical path.Hellbastard and their fans were an alarming sight,but the massive wall of guitars which characterized their early music shows they were ahead of their time.Unlike certain inferior mp3 versions this is the official release complete with a full colour booklet with views & memories from Hellbastard members.read Hellbastard articles here
Quaintly named Geordie quartet HELLBASTARD are "the poorest band on this fuckin' earth" according to singer/guitarist Scruff .But to their former mates this ripping,moshing band are "pop stars".Interview with MORAT (Kerrang)There is a call from a rather nervous sounding receptionist here at K! Towers to say that Hellbastard have arrived and are making the lobby look untidy.The security chaps are eyeing them with all the suspicion of a stockbroker having his wages counted by a Kings Cross wino who's down to his last mouthful.It's just too hot to argue so we retreat to the pub across the road.The barman refuses to serve us.After the last LP Hellbastard seemed to be changing direction;heading away from their punk roots to a more metal sound. "I suppose we are concedes Scruff.Punk is our roots and we'll never forget that but if you're different, if you try to be original and you're involved in punk from years ago punks around here still slag you off."
Isn't that just other folks being narrow minded? It can't be that much of a problem."It bothers me," frowns Scruff. "All these hardcore people who used to know us from years ago now they just dismiss us as being metal wankers. 'Pop stars' they call us! Pop stars!"I must admit that I've never had a pop star picking my dog ends out of the ashtray to smoke them,which is what this bunch have been doing."We must be the poorest band on this fuckin' earth" announces Scruff as he lights my last cigarette.
Back to MenuHate Militia cassette album 1987
Heading For Internal Darkness LP 1988
They Brought Death 7" 1988
Thrashing A Dead House 12" (w.EXTREME NOISE TERROR) 1988
Natural Order LP 1990
Heading For Internal Darkness CD 1990
Natural Order CD 1990
Ripper Crust LP 1993
Heading For More Darkness CD 1998
In Grind We Crust CD 1998
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HELLBASTARD - In Grind We Crust CD.
16 tracks plus 12 page colour booklet.The definitive HB album.£8.50/$12 worldwide.
HELLBASTARD - Heading For More Darkness CD.
18 tracks including Hellbastard's first album plus live recordings.£10/$14 worldwide.
THE APOSTLES - Acts Of The Apostles In The Theatre Of Fear LP (vinyl only) 3rd of 8 albums by London's infamous punk anti heroes.This album features Scruff from HELLBASTARD on guitar. £4 (UK) . £5 / $8 (worldwide)
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