Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to present this intense split album between Japan's grinding maniacs Retortion Terror and US Death/Grind destroyers Invidiosus! Retortion Terror make their HPGD debut with 5 tracks of raw, blistering grindcore straight from Kyoto Japan. Featuring legendary guitarist Takafumi Matsubara (Gridlink, Mortalized Grindcore) and a mysterious lineup of international grinders, Retortion Terror pull no punches on this split. In 2014, Takafumi suffered a brain infection that made it nearly impossible for him to play guitar, and many thought Gridlink's "Longhena" might be Takafumi's last record. Fortunately, he has beaten those odds; his recovery has been nothing short of miraculous, and he has resumed playing guitar and doing karate in spite of what the doctors told him. This is an absolute must listen for fans of Discordance Axis, Wormrot, Noisear and Insect Warfare
Invidiosus also make their Horror Pain Gore Death debut on this devastating split release! Hailing from Minneapolis Minnesota, Invidiosus perform vicious, anxiety-driven Death/Grind that is absolutely punishing. Invidiosus features current and former members of Amiensus, Rottenness, Violence Condoned, In Defence and Atrum Inritus. The band has spent the last 3 years relentlessly touring Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and the USA, with an upcoming tour of Japan and South Korea (including a festival performance at Asakusa Deathfest). Blending elements of Grindcore, Death Metal and Thrash, Invidiosus brings their destructive, eclectic style out in full force for their HPGD premiere! Essential for fans of Cephalic Carnage, Phobia, Pig Destroyer, and Brutal Truth
"This is Karate. This is Grindcore. If the doctors say bad things, I try spinning back kick" - Takafumi Matsubara
Let´s call this a compilation. Japanese guitarist Takafumi Matsubara assembled the greats of the international grindcore scene to honor a dead friend and to celebrate his own resurrection. The result is a grindfest for connoisseurs and newbies alike. Mohemian
I’m not a good judge when it comes to grindcore. I tend to get lost in the sea of existing projects. But that stuff sure stands out. It even has surprising easter-egg-like tracks at the end. The ten-minute untitled closer reminded me of… Motoi Sakuraba’s kick-ass rock jams in the battles of Resonance of Fate / End of Eternity. Alice M.