CRUCIAL BLAST News October 2005!


Crucial Blast will be releasing a 2 song CDEP from New York tech/prog metal wizards BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS and the insane shred meltdown duo of ORTHRELM at the end of 2005. What could possibly make this more badass? How about having Away from VOIVOD doing the artwork, which will be a tribute to recently passed Voivod guitarist Piggy. Each band will be doing one new song, which has already collectively liquified our grey matter. BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS just released a killer EP on Troubleman earlier this year, and ORTHRELM will be following up their critically acclaimed OV album on Ipecac.


You can check out clips from both band's songs here:


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+ SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM "Alpha Males" Debut Album To Be Released November 8th, 2005

Formerly a fire-breathing, art-damaged powerviolence outfit from New Jersey that released a handful of EPs, split 7"s, and compilation tracks in the mid 1990's, SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM has spent the past couple of years reconfiguring itself into a noisy, surreal, utterly catchy grindpop seizure that has culminated in their debut full length, "Alpha Males & Popular Girls", for Crucial Blast Records, which will hit stores on November 8th, 2005.


On their debut full length "Alpha Males & Popular Girls" , SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM complete their metamorphosis from purveyors of mid-90's art-damaged powerviolence to modern blastpop visionaries. Sugarcoated and venomous, these ten songs marry monstrous metallic riffing and surreal, swirling pop seizures to cyclones of gasoline-soaked noise skronk, chaotic tech-hardcore, and arena-sized rock blowouts that are fronted with utter sass and ferocity courtesy of frontwoman Libby Schaub. Alpha Males is a boldly imaginative debut, chock full of infectious hooks and crazed heaviness that references BLONDIE, grindcore and pulverizing metalcore, neon-hued dance punk, gleaming melodic bliss, and mutant NY noise-rock anthems all in the same breath.


We have posted a new MP3 from the upcoming full length album Alpha Males And Popular Girls from NYC's SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM, entitled "John Cleese and the Fountain of Youth".



+ TOTIMOSHI live dates following recording of new album w/ Paige Hamilton  of  HELMET

Oakland, California sludge rockers Totimoshi will be playing two weekends in November in California with the likes of Fu Manchu,Dysrythmia, and 400 Blows immediately following the recording of the bands new full length with producer Paige Hamilton (Helmet). Check out the dates



Crucial Blast sludge warriors JUMBOS KILLCRANE will be hitting the U.S. highways again this November alongside swamp doom merchants WEEDEATER on a month long US tour. Take a look at the tour-dates!