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Formed: 1988
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Anal Cunt News

Below is our complete Anal Cunt news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sunday Old School: Anal Cunt

If Seth Putnam had lived, he'd no doubt be celebrating 25 years with Anal Cunt this year. He was taken from us at the age of 43 a year and a half ago, young - but not unexpectedly. He lived his life hard and fast and on his own terms, surviving to an age none thought he would. He didn't battle his inner demons, but rather got on the same side as they were. We lost that 'voice' that would come into our stereos and give us a dose of that sick humor that would parody anything into the realm of stupidity. Before forming Anal Cunt as a joke, Seth was a big fan of metal, alternative rock and hardcore - being a fixture in several Boston bands. It was this old school street cred that made the fans understand the joke that AxCx perpetrated. The year was 1988, a good one for the scene and one in which everyone was looking for something a bit different. And different was what they got. Seth Putnam was a twenty year old living in his mother's house in Newton, Massachusetts. He had been in and out of several area bands and was briefly in Shit Scum with Fred Ordonez. They guested on a radio show and jammed at Fred's rented warehouse. More...

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Earache Releases "World's Shortest Album"

Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.

Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."

Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.

The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:

"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."

"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.

The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:

01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)

Total running time - 01:27

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Anal Cunt Streaming Track From Compilation

A track from controversial act Anal Cunt's upcoming collection, "The Old Testament," has debuted online and can be heard through the player below. The track contains the band’s entire side of the 1991 split 7” with The Meat Shits.

This posthumous 2 CD collection of early works will see its release on November 22nd. Relapse Records commented on the collection:

"The Old Testament, the last completely authorized Anal Cunt release, showcases the band’s earliest and most forceful work. In addition to the infamous 5,643 Song EP and the bands' early split releases, The Old Testament also includes A.C.’s first demo (from April 1988) and last session in 1991, neither of which have been heard by anyone outside the band. The Old Testament includes liners penned by charismatic founder and songwriter Seth Putman shortly before his death, as well as an epilogue from original A.C. drummer Tim Morse, tons of never-before-seen early photos, and much more.

"A.C. courted controversy and melted minds with their unique brand of noise for over twenty years. Love them or hate them, the outrageous outfit built a cult following worldwide and became one of the most talked about underground bands of our time." More...

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has posted a new podcast online through Metal Injection, which can be found at this location. This month's podcast includes an interview with Brutal Truth, along with tracks from bands such as Anal Cunt and Fuck the Facts. The podcast's lineup is as follows:

Death – “In Human Form”
Red Fang – “Hank Is Dead”
Chris Connelly - “Compatibility”
Black Tusk - “Set The Dial To Your Doom”
Coalesce - “This Is The Last”
Anal Cunt - “Song #5”
Fuck the Facts - “A Coward’s Existence”
Mose Giganticus - “The Seventh Seal”
Brutal Truth - “Simple Math”
Primate - “Draw Back a Stump”
Destroy! – “Total Fucking Chaos"
Exit 13 - "Spare the wrench – Surrender the Earth"
Death Breath – “Death Breath”
Disembowelment - “The Tree of Life and Death”

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OpEd

Dying is Gay: Reflections On Seth Putnam

I'll always remember Anal Cunt for being one of the four bands who broke me into the extreme metal underground back in 2006. Anal Cunt, alongside Unearth, Cannibal Corpse and Lamb of God were my four gateway drugs into the harder, edgier side of metal. It was a time when nu metal was no longer played on the radio and KoRn's Take a Look in the Mirror album was such a huge disappointment that left me only listening to Tool but looking for something that was metal that I hadn't heard before. More...

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NRSV Speaks On The Death Of Seth Putnam

New York hardcore outfit No Redeeming Social Value has issued a statement regarding the death of Anal Cunt frontman and founder, Seth Putnam, who died yesterday from a suspected heart attack. The group's message reads as follows:

"R.I.P. Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt. Truly a sad day it is that we have lost such a tremendous talent. NRSV has enjoyed playing w/ A.C. over the years as they were one of the best, and most revolutionary bands of our time. Never again will we hear/ play 'Anal Cunt Sucks and They're All Gay' w/o thinking of Seth and his awesome talent. See you in Hell my friend!"

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Headline News

Anal Cunt Frontman Found Dead Of Heart Attack

Following speculation around the net it has finally been confirmed through Anal Cunt's publicist Kim Kelly that the band's iconic and extremely controversial frontman Seth Edward Putnam has passed away. The singer, who was age 43, succumbed to a suspected heart attack with no other details being released to the press at this given time. Kim Kelly commented on the passing of Seth Putnam by saying:

"Yes, it's true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to a heart attack.

"I handled all the promotion for Anal Cunt's last album, 'Fuckin' A,' and Seth was always happy to oblige any request I sent his way. The band had been working on a new album before his passing, so chances are his musical career's epitaph has yet to be inscribed.

"I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I'm hoping that the Internet will remember that. This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that."

Throughout Seth Putnam's career he has played in 17 separate bands, performed guest vocals on Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill" and released 10 studio albums with his trademark band Anal Cunt. A new Anal Cunt record, titled "Wearing Out Our Welcome," was set to debut this year but the status of the album is unknown at this time.

Anal Cunt finished a North American tour in April, and Metalunderground.com managed to snag an interview with the band's hilarious/ultra-offensive vocalist. The interview, in which Seth talked cock rock and leopard pants, can be found here.

Humorously enough, Anal Cunt tracks managed to make their way into both our pro-love and anti-love Valentine's Day articles this year. Anal Cunt also recently released a tribute to cock rock titled "Fuckin' A" (reviewed here).

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Anal Cunt Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The masters of offensive extreme music, Anal Cunt, have announced that they will be heading across America on a headlining tour, which will kick off on April 1st. The band is touring in support of the latest studio album, "Fuckin' A," which is more in the vein of "cock rock" bands like Motley Crue than the group's traditional grindcore style. A European tour is also currently being planned.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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OpEd

Have A Heart: Pro-Love Heavy Metal Music

Happy Hallmark card day everyone! Whether you're spending today with your loved one or your right hand, there's no denying that romance will be all around you today. Turn on the radio and you're likely to hear Lionel Richie's "Hello" or some other such soppy rubbish which you'll be told all day is a "classic." So why should we at Metal Undergound.com be any different? While there's never been one countdown that everyone agrees with, I'm going to take you through ten hard rock and heavy metal songs that I feel express the positive side to this strange phenomenon we call love.

For the opposite side of the spectrum, you can also check out our ode to anti-love metal as well.

10. Anal Cunt - "In My Heart There's A Star Named After You"

Yes you read that right correctly, the first song in our countdown is by the masters of offensive grindcore, Anal Cunt. You wouldn’t expect the band that wrote, "I Pushed Your Wife In Front Of The Subway" and "Women: Nature’s Punching Bag" to be included here, but the band actually wrote a whole album dedicated to the subject of love, albeit a very tongue in cheek one. Here’s the last song from the "Picnic Of Love" album, "In My Heart There’s A Star Named After You." It may seem a little silly to include in this list, but isn't love a silly old thing in the end?

9. KISS - "I'll Fight Heaven To Hold You"

We don’t want to overload this countdown with soppy ballads that belong is bad 1980s movies, so we’ll be leaving "Beth" way out of this. Instead, here’s a love song by KISS that covers all the usual topics traditionally found in ballads, but rocks hard. KISS have never been afraid to talk about love (as well as what Gene Simmons considers love, let's not mention "Lick It Up" here,) and more often than not, they could really pull off a great love song, which they've definitely done here, though not in the traditional way. From the "Crazy, Crazy Nights" album, this is "I’ll Fight Hell To Hold You."

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Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.

No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.

Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.

For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.

Humorous

Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.

Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:

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Anal Cunt Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Massachusetts based noise merchants Anal Cunt has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new "cock rock" album, "Fuckin' A," which is expected to released through Patac Records by September on both CD and 12" vinyl. Another album featuring the more traditional Anal Cunt sound entitled, "Same Old Shit" is also expected to be released this year.

The tracklisting for "Fuckin' A" is as follows:

1. Fuck Yeah
2. Crankin' My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach
3. Loudest Stereo
4. Kickin' Your Ass And Fuckin' Your Bitch
5. Hot Girls On The Road
6. Whiskey, Coke And Sluts
7. All I Give A Fuck About Is Sex
8. I'm Gonna Give You AIDS
9. Yay! It's Pink!
10. I Wish My Dealer Was Open

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Anal Cunt Splits With Guitarist

Controversial Massachusetts based grindcore veterans Anal Cunt has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Josh Martin. Frontman Seth Putnam will be handling guitar duties while the band decides on whether or not to hire a new guitarist, leaving Anal Cunt as a duo consisting of Putnam and drummer Tim Morse.

In other Anal Cunt news, the band has posted two new songs online from their forthcoming new "cock rock" album, "Fuckin' A." You can check out the songs, "Fuck Yeah" and "Cranking My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach" by heading to their official Myspace. The band will also be releasing another album, which is more in the vein of their usual style, later this year, which is entitled, "Same Old Shit."

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Eyehategod To Stream Free Webcast From Nashville

EYEHATEGOD will be streaming their show live from Nashville tonight, June 8th at The Muse beginning at 7:00pm. Openers include Nachtmystium and Withered.

EYEHATEGOD kicked off their long-anticipated US tour on June 3 at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida. Said vocalist Mike Williams of the tour thus far: "All the shows have been superb. Good ol' New Awlins debauchery, feedback and drunken blasting riffs. Looking forward to the rest. Fuck that oil spill."

Here are the latest EYEHATEGOD US Tour dates:

6/08/2010 Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Nachtmystium, Withered
6/09/2010 The Hat Factory - Richmond, VA w/ Nachtmystium, Black Tusk, Strong Intention ***
6/10/2010 Krug’s - Frederick, MD w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Strong Intention
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/12/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/13/2010 Club Hell - Providence, RI w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs, Howl
6/14/2010 Daniel St - Milford, CT w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/15/2010 Rocko’s - Manchester, NH w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/16/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Keelhaul, The Atlas Moth
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI w/ The Atlas Moth, Strong Intention
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, Anal Cunt, Weekend Nachos, Strong Intention
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth

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Anal Cunt Cancels U.K. Tour

Anal Cunt, perhaps the most shocking band related to the Metal genre, has reportedly cancelled their headlining tour of the United Kingdom which was scheduled to take place next month along with Haggis and famous Australian author Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read. Apparantly, "Chopper" had to make the decision not to go on the tour due to poor health which led the bands to try and find another act to join them. According to The Luiminaire however, the entire tour has since been pulled. Refunds are available through place of purchase.

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Anal Cunt Reveals New Album Details

The always offensive, confrontational and at times, hilarious Grindcore veterans Anal Cunt has revealed some more information about their forthcoming new studio album. The record will be named, "Wearing Out Our Welcome" and could be released as early as October, in time for their European tour with Haggis and Mark "Chopper" Read. This will be the bands first studio release since the 2001 album, "defenders Of The Hate" and will be released through Wicked Sick Records.

Some new song titles include:

"All I Give A Fuck About Is Sex"
"One Man Ghetto"
"Cranking My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach"
"Wasting Our Time Writing Anal Cunt Songs"
"Don't Offer Me Weak Drugs Or I'll Kick Your Fucking Ass"
"Caring About Anything Is Gay"
"I Wish My Dealer Was Open" (A.C.'s first power ballad)
"Get On Your Knees, Cunt"
"Kicking Your Ass And Fucking Your Bitch"

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Stream Howl's Entire EP Online

Providence, Rhode Island stoner/sludge metal band Howl has posted their entire self titled EP for streaming on their MySpace page. The band has also announced the following east coast show dates:

09/04 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Johnny Brenda’s w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST
09/06 - New York, New York - Europa w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST
10/25 - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Middle East w/ EYEHATEGOD, ANAL CUNT, GOATWHORE

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Goatwhore Posts New Music Video Online

Goatwhore has finished filming a video for the first single from "Carving Out The Eyes Of God," "Apocalyptic Havoc," which was recently filmed by acclaimed video director, Dave Brodsky (The Red Chord, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder). You can check out the video below. More...

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Eyehategod Announces East Coast Tour Dates

EYEHATEGOD have lined up the following upcoming East Coast tour dates with GOATWHORE and STRONG INTENTION:

October 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Pig Destroyer, Swarm of the Lotus, Triac
October 24 – New York, NY @ The Temptress (boat cruise) w/ Pig Destroyer
October 25 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Anal Cunt, Howl, Rampant Decay

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Anal Cunt To Tour With Mark "Chopper" Read

Notorious noise merchants Anal Cunt will be heading to Europe this Autumn for a series of shows. Joining them on the tour will be Haggis and bestselling Australian author, Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read, who is perhaps best known for his legendary past in the criminal underworld. The tour is still looking for bookings to add, so if you're a promoter and are interested in booking this unique tour, contact them at kvernavigaa@hotmail.com.

The current tour schedule is as follows:

October 1st Tribute, Sandnes, Norwary
October 2nd Garage, Bergen, Norway
October 3rd Elm Street, Oslo, Norway
October 10th Luiminaire, London, England
October 12th Moho Live, Manchester, England

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Hostile City Death Fest Lineup Announced

The first annual Hostile City Death Fest is set to take place on July 4th and 5th at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the all-ages show are $35 per day and are now on sale. Here's the line-up:

Deicide
Monstrosity
Vital Remains
Pessimist
Anal Cunt
Total Fucking Destruction
Kult ov Azazel
Absu
Jungle Rot
XXX Maniac
Bloodsoaked
Submerged in Dirt
Goreaphobia
RumpelstiltskinGrinder
Torn the Fuck Apart
Fuck the Facts
Insatanity
Polterchrist
Strong Intention
Cursed From Birth
Machina Infernus
Sedna
In Her Virgin Womb

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