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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder

Formed: 2002
From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Streaming Entire Album

"Ghostmaker," the third full-length from Philly's adrenalized death/thrash quartet Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, is out now in North America via Candlelight Records.

The mob at MetalSucks, who are obviously big fans of the hard-partying Rumpelstiltskin Grinder ethos, are streaming all twelve neck-wrecking tracks from "Ghostmaker" for a limited time. Get blasted right here. The band's publicist also commented on the album:

"With more than forty-five minutes of nonstop soul-crushing thunder, Ghostmaker shows the outfit at their most antagonistic yet, while also showcasing the most talented musical prowess from RSG to date.

"Now in their tenth year as a unit, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder currently contains members of Absu, Woe, Azure Emote, Ashencult, Fucked Forever, Total Fucking Destruction, Smoker & the Rollers and more. 'Ghostmaker' was produced by the members of the band and bears cover art by gore artist Mike Hrubovcak (Sinister, Grave, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation, etc.) as with several of the band's previous releases."

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Streaming New Song

Philadelphia's Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is preparing to unload "Ghostmaker," the band's belligerent third album, and first for Candlelight Records, onto North American 'bangers on June 19th. Today the title track to "Ghostmaker" has been set loose upon the masses via Rumpelstiltskin Grinder's diehard neighbors at Stereokiller right here.

The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Formed by current members of Absu, Woe, Azure Emote, Ashencult, Fucked Forever, Total Fucking Destruction, Smoker & the Rollers and more, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder's hard-partying death-thrash surges with more intensity than ever on Ghostmaker, resulting in a maniacal forty-five minute whirlwind that will surely require neck braces for unseasoned and weak metallers. The album was produced by the band and bears cover art by gore artist Mike Hrubovcak (Sinister, Grave, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation, etc.) as with several of the band's previous releases.

"Just days before the album is officially in stores across the continent, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder has confirmed a hometown release show for Ghostmaker at Philly's M Room on June 15th alongside an arsenal of additional riotous acts."

6/15/2012 M Room - Philadelphia, PA w/ Scaphism, Eat The Turnbuckle, Psychosomatic, Sacrificial Blood, Primitive Ways

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Candlelight Records Offering Free Sampler

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, and includes the first single from Ihsahn's new album "Ereminta."

To download the sampler or stream clips from the release, visit head over to this location.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihshan's fourth solo album. Set for release June 19th, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh).

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder's “Fucking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, "Ghostmaker." The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19th. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, "the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings."

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Reveals New Album Details

Candlelight Records today confirms June 19th as the North American release date for "Ghostmaker," the new album from Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. Produced by the band, "Ghostmaker" is the third album from the Philadelphia quartet and reunites the band with noted gore artist Mike Hrubovcak (Sinister, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation).

Commenting on the album, vocalist/bassist Shawn Riley says, “Ghostmaker represents everything we have worked towards for the past several years. When the album drops it will be obvious that this is something created by four dudes thirsty for blood, eager to silence all the critics, and to crush all the lames.”

Guitarist Ryan Moll notes, "This album is our fastest, darkest, and most relentless album yet. It will contain some of the most bone-crushing, graveyard stomping, Frankenstein/Dracula/Wolfman hate-fuck riffage written thus far.”

Guitarist Matt Moore adds, “Each song has its own distinct and strange aura of speed, darkness, brute strength, violence, cunning, and power. We have raised the bar and taken on musical and lyrical concepts that would drive commoners insane.” More...

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Video Interview Available

Metal Rules! TV has posted a new half hour episode online, featuring an extended interview with Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. Check out the footage in the player below.

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Signs To Candlelight

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of thrash act Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. The Philadelphia-based band is already working on a new album, titled "Ghostmaker," expected for release early spring 2012. The four-piece tested some of the new material via a string of regional shows this past weekend and expect to tour in support of the album once its released.

Guitarist Ryan Moll comments, “We are psyched to be on Candlelight.” Sharing details about the ongoing recording he notes, “Right now we are in the studio working on our third and most intense release to date. This album promises to be the fastest, darkest, most relentless and insane album yet. It will contain some of the most bone-crushing, graveyard stomping, Frankenstein/Dracula/Wolfman hate-fuck riffage written thus far.”

Guitarist Matt Moore adds, “Our wretched new masterpiece will be finished soon enough. Each song has its own distinct and strange aura of speed, darkness, brute strength, violence, cunning, and power. Like any respectable band, we have raised the bar and taken on musical and lyrical concepts that would drive commoners insane. Faster. Louder. Darker. Crazier.”

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder currently features guitarist/vocalist Matt Moore, bassist/vocalist Shawn Riley, drummer Pat Battaglia, and guitarist Ryan Moll.

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces New Shows

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder kick-off three-week’s worth of dates this week as the band tours to the southwest to meet up with Deceased for a west coast run. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/4 Dallas, TX Reno’s Chop Shop
8/5 Amarillo, TX The War Legion Underground
***All dates from 8/6 thru 15 w/ DECEASED***
8/6 Las Vegas, NV Cheyanne Saloon
8/7 Tucson, AZ The Rock
8/8 Mesa, AZ U.B.s
8/10 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
8/11 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
8/12 Hollywood, CA The Whiskey A Go-Go
8/13 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
8/14 Portland, OR Satyricon
8/15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
8/17 Eau Claire, WI The House of Rock
8/18 St. Cloud, MN The Rox Tavern
8/19 St. Paul, MN Station 4
8/20 Lansing, MI Mac’s
8/21 Detroit, MI Blondie’s
8/22 Cleveland, OH Pirate’s Cove
8/23 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe’s

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Old Head Posts Two New Songs Online

Old Head, the Pennsylvania thrash rock act, have uploaded two brand new songs to the band's myspace page. The songs, titled "Ungodly" and "Libertine," are to be featured on the band's upcoming studio album. Old Head features Richard Hoak of Brutal Truth and Ryan Moll of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.

You can listen to the new songs here.

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The Binary Code Announces Spring Tour Dates

New Jersey progressive death metallers The Binary Code have announced a string of tour dates this Spring. The tour is in support of their recent digital-only full length debut album, "Suspension of Disbelief." The Binary Code will embark on a series of dates starting on May 1st. The Northeast tour dates will see them playing alongside Lair of the Minotaur, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction and The Gloominous Doom.

The band just finished recording and mixing a new 3-song EP that will see a release later this Spring or Summer.

Spring tour dates:

April 21st - Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston w/ Lair of the Minotaur, Elks
May 1st - Hamburg, PA @ Behler-Hein Legion Hall w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction, The Gloominous Doom (The Gloominous Doom CD release show)
May 5th - Branford, CT @ Bix's Cafe w/ The Gloominous Doom
May 6th - Suffield, CT @ Shamrock Cafe w/ The Gloominous Doom, Hivesmasher
May 7th - Woodmere, NY @ The Backstage w/ The Gloominous Doom
May 8th - New London, CT @ El N Gee Club w/ The Gloominous Doom *early show starts at 5pm, all ages*
May 9th - Trenton, NJ @ Championship Lounge w/ The Gloominous Doom
May 10th - New York, NY @ Lit Lounge w/ The Gloominous Doom

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces New Tour Dates

Philadelphia, PA’s Rumpelstiltskin Grinder will join death metal act Deceased for a run of west coast dates in August. These dates will begin on August 6th in Las Vegas, NV and will mark the first time Deceased has played many of these cities in 25 years. Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is touring in support of their recent release, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." The new album is currently streaming online now in its entirety at this location.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces Tour Dates

Philadelphia's RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER has announced a handful of upcoming tour dates. RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER will be playing regionally starting next weekend in addition to joining D.R.I., OBITUARY, and NAGLFAR for a couple of shows. A listing of confirmed RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER is touring in support of their recent release, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have debuted the first video from the album, for “Nothing Defeats The Skull,” which can be seen below. “Nothing Defeats The Skull” was directed by David Causa for The DC Experience and produced by DRP Entertainment. "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest" is currently streaming online now in its entirety at this location.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates are as follows:

01/15 - Philadelphia, PA - JR’s Bar
01/16 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar and Grille
01/17 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (w/ D.R.I.)
05/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa (w/ D.R.I.)
05/31 - Cleveland, OH - Pirate’s Cove
06/02 - Detroit, MI - Blondies (w/ OBITUARY)
06/03 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/ NAGLFAR) More...

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Absu Discusses The North American "CIII" Tour

Candlelight Records has just completed its third label packaged tour for North America, which featured Philadelphia thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and support from Los Angeles-based SOTHIS. The tour visited 21 cities throughout the US and Canada, which began in San Marcos, California and unexpectedly ended in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 27. ABSU's scheduled Ft. Worth, TX performance on Monday, June 29 was canceled due to the band's tour bus breaking down outside of Baton Rouge, LA. The concert will be rescheduled for later this summer and all tickets for the canceled show will be honored for the new date or refunded at the point of purchase. More...

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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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Withering Soul Cancels Show Due To Injury

Chicago black metal band, Withering Soul, in conjunction with Pitch Black Productions has announced that Withering Soul will be canceling their May 2nd show in Mount Prospect, IL due to an injury to drummer, Marek. Marek’s injuries are only minor and he will return to his drum kit shortly.

According to a press release, this is the first show the band has ever cancelled and Withering Soul wants their fans to know that they did not make this decision lightly and that all possible options were taken into consideration. Withering Soul has never canceled a show in the past and even finished a set back in August of 2008 alongside Finntroll (Finland) after an injury that occurred on stage at Mokena’s Pearl Room. This prior injury was not the fault of the management or staff of The Pearl Room. More...

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Ravage Announces Free NYC Show

Boston thrashers, Ravage, will be performing a special free show in New York City at The Lit Lounge on Monday May 4th.

The band has also provided the following information about the show:

"This special event will feature the new singer of Anthrax Dan Nelson as a metal DJ, sets by Ravage, Hull and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, a giveaway of a guitar signed by Toxic Holocaust and more! Get there early because RAVAGE PLAYS AT 8:30 PM SHARP!"

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Streaming New Video Online

Philadelphia thrashers Rumpelstiltskin Grinder have premiered the video for their song "Nothing Defeats The Skull" through MetalInjection.net. The video comes from their latest album "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest" and can be viewed below. More...

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Thanks Guest Vocalists

Thrash band Rumplestiltskin Grinder has issued the following statement about the guests vocalists on their most recent album:

"A special thanks to everyone who helped us out with our chant vocals on "Living for Death, Destroying the Rest." The following people helped us with gang vocals on "Brainwasher c. 1655," "Beware the Thrash Brigade," and "Sewers of Doom" : Jeff Smith, Josh Schaeffer, Pip Soret, Courtney Kamp, and Alexis Hole. Also thanks to Rich Hoak for phoning in a guest vocal line on "Spyborg," and Jeff Smith for dropping the fucking hammer in "Fiends in the Mountain, Ghouls in the Valley." HAILS TO ALL!"

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Streaming New Album Online

Philadelphia thrash act Rumpelstiltskin Grinder has completed work on their new album and is currently streaming all the songs at this location. The album is titled "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest" and the track listing is as follows:

1. Nothing Defeats The Skull
2. Graveyard Vandalization
3. Brainwasher C 1655
4. Fiends in the Mountain, Ghouls in the Valley
5. Spyborg
6. Traitor's Blood
7. Beware the Thrash Brigade
8. Sewers of Doom (Dethroning the Tyrant 0art 1)
9. Darkness Never Ending (Dethroning the Tyrant part 2)
10. Revolution of Underground Legions (Dethroning the Tyrant Part 3)

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces Tour Dates

Philadelphia thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have announced a handful of tour dates for February, including a hometown record release show, in support of their new album, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." These dates will also include a free in-store as well as appearances at the Love Sux Fest and March Metal Massacre.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER’s tour dates are as follows

02/04 - Philadelphia, PA United States - Johnny Brendas - "Living For Death, Destroying the Rest" record release party - w/ La Resistance, The Gloominus Doom
02/07 - Hamburg, PA United States - Luve Sux Fest - w/ The Gloominus Doom and Common Enemy
02/20 - Virginia Beach, VA United States - The Halfshell - w/ The Gloominus Doom
02/21 - Harrisburg, PA United States - The Dragonfly - w/ The Gloominus Doom
03/13 - Allentown, PA United States - The Sterling Hotel - March Metal Massacre
03/15 - Norfolk, VA United States - Norfolk Masonic Temple - Virginia Deathfest w/ Suffocation, Whitechapel, Beneath the Massacre, and more More...

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Posts Two New Songs Online

Philadelphia thrashers, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, have posted two new tracks from their forthcoming album, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." The tracks, "Nothing Defeats The Skull" and "Brainwasher c. 1655", can be heard via the band's official MySpace page. Living For Death, Destroying The Rest is set for a January 26th international release and is available for pre-order now.

The band recently visited Woozyfly.com's JSM studios to record a set where they performed three new tracks, "Nothing Defeats The Skull", "Beware The Thrash Brigade", and "Brainwasher c. 1655", from the forthcoming album. The session is streaming online and can be accessed here.

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