"some music was meant to stay underground..."


From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Grotesque News

Below is our complete Grotesque 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.

Sinister To Release All Covers 7"

Helldprod Records & Murder Records are proud to present a new 7" from Sinister titled “The Unborn Dead."

Due out November 30th, this new platter of brutality will contain on side A “Ripped From The Cross” - a cover from the legendary Grotesque - and on side B “My Agony, My Ecstasy” - a cover of Novembers Doom.

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Tomas Lindberg Pens Forward To "Metalion" Book

Legendary Swedish death metal vocalist Tomas "Goatspell" Lindberg (AT THE GATES, GROTESQUE, DISFEAR) has contributed a foreword to the upcoming 744-page hardcover book "METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries," by Jon Kristiansen. Lindberg's connection to Norway's Slayer Mag dates to the 1980s, when he and Kristiansen were part of a core group of Swedish and Norwegian headbangers during the wild early years of the Scandinavian extreme metal scene.

"Metalion and his Slayer Mag are responsible for me (and a lot of other Swedes) getting into the death metal underground," begins Lindberg. "I clearly remember how proud I was when Grotesque got a mention in the classic mag-this meant more to me than anything else at the time!"

Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, "METALION" includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer mag, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life's story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself.

"The greatest heavy metal story ever told" will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder now with two bonus limited patches from Bazillion Points Books, "America's smallest but heaviest book publisher."

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Grotesque To Support Cannibal Corpse On Tour

Prime Cuts Music artist, GROTESQUE (WA), has been chosen to support Cannibal Corpse on the following tour dates:

9/07 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Transmission room
9/08 - Christchurch New Zealand @ The Bedford
9/10 - Perth, Australia @ Capitol
9/11 - Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live
9/12 - Sydney, Australia @ Roundhouse
9/13 - Brisbane, Australia @ The Hifi Bar
9/15 - Melbourne, Australia @ Billboard The Venue

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Metalstock Festival Timetable Announced

Sydney's annual Metalstock festival hits Manning Bar this weekend. Tickets to the festival can be purchased for a single day, or as a two-day pass. The timetable for this huge two-day event is as follows:

Saturday March 22nd:
Daysend (NSW): 11:20pm-12:00am
Alchemist (VIC):10:20pm-11:00pm
The Furor (WA): 9:20pm-10:00pm
Terrorust (VIC): 8:20pm-9:00pm
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC): 7:20pm-8:00pm
Ebolie (NSW): 6:30pm-7:00pm
Mytile Vey Lorth (ACT): 5:40pm-6:10pm
Black Asylum (NSW): 4:50pm-5:20pm
Grotesque (WA): 4:00pm-4:30pm
Norse (NSW): 3:10pm-3:40pm

Sunday March 23rd:
Kataklysm (CANADA): 9:00pm-10:00pm
Psycroptic (TAS): 7:50pm-8:30pm
Dawn of Azazel (NZ): 6:50pm-7:30pm
Pathogen (WA): 5:50pm-6:30pm
Ulcerate (NZ): 4:50pm-5:30pm
The Dead (QLD): 4:00pm-4:30pm
Beyond Terror, Beyond Grace (NSW): 3:10pm-3:40pm

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More Metalstock Fest Acts Announced

Metalstock, Australia’s only two day metal festival, is scheduled for the Easter weekend in March 2008, and has announced the second group of confirmed metal acts for this hugely anticipated event. The Festival will take place in Manning Bar, University of Sydney, on Saturday March 22nd (doors 3.00pm – 12.00am) and Sunday March 23rd (doors 3.00pm – 10.00pm). The full list of acts playing at Metalstock is as follows:

Kataklysm (Canada)
Dawn Of Azazel (NZ)
Psycroptic (Tas)
Fuck...I'm Dead (VIC)
Ulcerate (NZ)
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC)
Ebolie (NSW)
Kill For Satan (ACT)
Norse (NSW)
Double Dragon (SA)
Grotesque (WA)
Pathogen (WA)
Daysend (NSW)
The Furor (WA)
Terrorust (VIC)

As well as three more acts, Metalstock will soon be announcing all metal stalls, giveaways, sponsors and extra entertainment. Tickets for Metalstock are now on sale from Moshtix outlets, Moshtix, or phone 1300 438 849. The prices for the Festival are as follows:

Over 18’s two day pass - $60
Under 18’s two day pass - $60
Over 18’s Saturday only - $35
Under 18’s Saturday only - $35
Over 18’s Sunday only - $45
Under 18’s Sunday only - $45

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Grotesque To Perform One-Off Reunion Show

Classic Swedish death metal band GROTESQUE — featuring ex-AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg — will perform at Storan in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 20. It will be the group's first public gig since 1991. Other bands on the bill include WITCHERY and GRAND MAGUS. The night of Swedish metal is presented by London-based Totalrock Radio. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticnet.se.

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Malignant Monster Cd Launch

Yet another cd launch this time on the 19th of November at The Lookout in Perth featuring Malignant Monster with ex Pathogen and Centaur members Jarrod Curley and Cain cressal.

Support for Malignant will be Perths own Plague and also Aussie juggernauts Grotesque and Wardaemonic.

The show is over 18- licensed venue and doors open at 8 so all you perth metal fans get on down and support the scene.

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