Band Photo: Mastic Scum (?)
From: Salzburg, Austria
Last Known Status: Active
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Austrian death/grindcore act Mastic Scum, featuring ex-Watch Mr Bleed vocalist Maggo Wenzel, released a new music video for the track "Cause & Effect." The song appears on the latest album "CTRL," which is available now via Massacre Records.
Check out the video here:
Austrian death metal act Mastic Scum featuring ex-Watch Me Bleed vocalist Maggo Wenzel, released a lyric video for the new track "Controlled Collapse." The song appears on the upcoming release "CTRL," which is out on December 6th via Massacre Records. The album is the band's fifth studio release.
The track listing for "CTRL" is:
1. Controlled Collapse
3. Cause & Effect
7. Perceptive Illusion
8. Hyper-Detection 2.0
9. Create / Negate
10. The Vortex Within
Check out "Controlled Collapse" here: More...
Mastic Scum has been busy finishing upcoming album "C T R L" in the past few months. "C T R L" will be released on December 6th, 2013 via Massacre Records.
The band recorded 11 tracks including a re-recorded demo song at the Grindlab Studio in several studio sessions this spring. Photos from the recording sessions are available here. The band also comments on the album:
"It depicts a futuristic vision of the technological evolution and development of society - the need to control and the inevitable collapse of a system!"
The cover artwork - featured below - was designed by Lukas Lancko of IsisDesignStudio. Mike Kronstorfer mixed the album at Metalforge Studio and it was mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio. You can catch the band live on these dates:
16.11.2013 AT Liebenfels - Kulturhaus (Hellfeier Festival)
13.12.2013 AT Leoben - JUZ Spektrum
14.12.2013 AT Linz - Ann & Pat
20.12.2013 AT Salzburg - Rockhouse (Salzburger X-Mas Metal Meeting)
28.12.2013 AT Innsbruck - Weekender
17.01.2014 AT Gleisdorf - Kulturkeller More...
Mastic Scum has commissioned Isis Design Studio for the artwork of band's the upcoming 5th album. Lukas Lancko has already started the work on some deadly grinding images for the cover art.
Mastic Scum's Harry Gandler comments: "We know Lukas and his great work since a long time and we are happy to work with him together for the new release. We have in mind a special idea for the artwork and he´s the perfect choice for the images and atmosphere we are looking for." More...
Mastic Scum has checked in with the following update from the recording studio about working on a new album:
"We are currently in the studio working on our upcoming 5th album! We are working on 11 tracks, the new songs are shaping up in a new brutal style and also on a higher technical level.
"We are fucking excited about the new record which will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view.
"The album will be released via Massacre Records, the release is planned for fall 2013! More info about release date & album details coming soon! Stay tuned!! For latest info & updates visit us at Facebook here." More...
Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about Mastic Scum working on an upcoming new album:
"Good news from Mastic Scum! The guys from Austria are currently working on their new album, which they plan to release in spring 2013! 3 years after their last album 'Dust,' Mastic Scum is back with a heavy load of new riffs and structures.
"Don't miss members of Mastic Scum as well as members of their label mates Disbelief and Eye Beyond Sight on December 8th at the annual Dime-Bash in Vienna. You'll find further information right here."
The band also stated: "The new songs are shaping up in a new brutal style and also on a higher technical level. With this release we went back to our roots and also made a step forward to new structures and rhythms. Be prepared!"
Mastic Scum, which recently signed to Massacre Records, is going to co-headline Austria's Eine In Teich Festival.
The festival takes place from July 27th until July 28th at the Neugarten Almseehütte Gerlitzen and will also feature Irdorath. More information is available here and the lineup is as follows:
Austrian brutal death metal band Mastic Scum has signed a worldwide deal with Massacre Records. The four-piece was originally formed in 1992. A year later, the band released their first 12' EP "Ephemeral Cerebral Butchery". Several demos, EPs and split CDs followed, leading to the release of their debut album "Zero" in the summer of 1999 through Noise Variations.
Within the following years, MASTIC SCUM released their albums "Scar" (Cudgel Agency, 2002), "Mind" (Cudgel Agency, 2005) and the latest album "Dust" (Twilight Rec., 2009), which was nominated for an Amadeus Austrian Music Award in 2010.
The band has already played a lot of club and festival shows in Europe, Asia and the US, joining Marduk and Vader at their "Funeral Nation Tour" through Europe in early 2010, for example!
There were a few line-up changes in the past years and when Alex joined vocalist Maggo, guitarist Harry and drummer Man in spring 2010 as bassist, MASTIC SCUM were stronger than ever!
Guitarist Harry commented on the signing:
"We are proud to announce that we signed a worldwide deal with one of our favorite labels. We know Massacre Records since quite a long time and are happy to be a part of it now!"
The band's currently working on their fifth studio album, which is scheduled to be released in fall 2012!
Mastic Scum has checked in with the following announcement about writing for the band's upcoming fifth album:
"Greetings Grinders! Mastic Scum is currently working on the new 5th album! We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album DUST, our strongest release up to date, of which we are very proud!! However, the new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view.
"Some of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the song-writing-process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!!
"As our goal is to enter the studio in summer 2012, we are very focused on our work and will play just a few live-shows this sprin/summer. Nevertheless, we really look forward to grind with you at our upcoming shows! Stay tuned!!!
"About the progress of the new album, we will keep you updated on our official Facebook site."
Austrian death metal/grindcore veterans Mastic Scum has announced that their former vocalist Will passed away last Friday (March 23rd,) reportedly as a result of an automobile accident. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"In deep sadness we have to announce that our friend and ex-member Will died by accident on Friday, March 23rd. We are all very shocked about his tragic death. Will joined Mastic Scum in 1993 and left the band in 2008. We had a great time and lot of experiences together. R.I.P. Will - we'll see us in another life!"
European extreme metallers Mastic Scum have posted the following update online;
"We are currently working on the new album! We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album, 'Dust', our strongest release up to date, of which we are very proud!! However, the new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view. Some of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the songwriting process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!! As our goal is to enter the studio earliest in autumn 2011, we are very focused on our work and will play just a few live shows this summer/fall. Nevertheless, we really look forward to grind with you at our upcoming shows!"
Mastic Scum has issued the following announcement about confirming new Romanian tour dates:
"We are happy to inform that the long awaited Romanian dates are confirmed! We sure cannot wait to headline the 'Romanian Madness Tour' with Necrovile (RO) and a lot of great local support bands!
"You are awaited to take part in the Romanian Madness Tour! We look forward to grind with you the Romanian venues. See you in the pit! Spread the madness!"
The dates are as follows:
April 15th 2011 Brasov - Rockstadt
April 16th 2011 Bucharest - Fabrica
April 17th 2011 Iasi - Brutal Fest III
Mastic Scum has issued the following statement about upcoming European tour dates in 2011:
"Hello out there! Lot of live shows confirmed for 2011! We are looking forward to grind with you! See you in the pit!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
25.03.2011 [A] Jenbach - VA-Zentrum
15.04.2011 [RO] Brasov - Rockstadt
16.04.2011 [RO] Bucharest - Fabrica
17.04.2011 [RO] "Brutal Fest V" Iasi - Hand Club
30.04.2011 [A] "Metalchamp Finale 2011" Vienna
06.05.2011 [A] "Rockfest 2011" Maifest Fusch
07.05.2011 [A] t.b.a.
03.06.2011 [GER] Pfarrkirchen - Bogaloo
04.06.2011 [GER] t.b.a.
17.06.2011 [CZ] "Crossfest 2011" Kremze
18.06.2011 [CZ] t.b.a.
Austrian death metal band Mastic Scum has announced some upcoming shows for 2011. Here are the latest dates:
16.04.2011 Brasov - t.b.a. (RO) - Mastic Scum & more
17.04.2011 Iasi - Club Hand (RO) - Mastic Scum & more
06.05.2011 "Rockfest 2011" Maifest Fusch (A) - Stahlzeit, Mastic Scum & Corrosive
17.06.2011 "Crossfest 2011" Chlum u Kremze (CZ) - Mastic Scum, Ingrowing, Distaste & more
18.06.2011 t.b.a. (CZ) - Mastic Scum & more
Austrian metal act Mastic Scum has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
02.10.2010 "Tortour Festival" - Warth (AUT) Mastic Scum, Death Mentality, Sadako, Undertow
22.10.2010 "Divadlo pod Lampou" - Pilsen (CZ) Eternal Bleeding, Craniotomy, Morbid Butcher
23.10.2010 "Adipocire Festival IX" - Praha (CZ) Fleshless, Mastic Scum, Disfigured Corpse
12.11.2010 t.b.a. (CZ) Mastic Scum & more
13.11.2010 "Goremageddon IV" - Görlitz (GER) Prostitute Disfigurement, Mastic Scum, Wandar
19.11.2010 "Fest der Pfosten" - Weiz (A) Mambo Kurt, Belphegor, Mastic Scum, Darkfall
18.12.2010 t.b.a. (AUT) Mastic Scum & more
Austrian death metal band MASTIC SCUM has finished the work on their new music video for "Construcdead" for which Metalunderground.com is hosting the exclusive premiere. You can watch the video below.
The video was filmed in Innsbruck (Austria) and was produced and directed by Sulinor. "Construcdead" comes from Mastic Scum's new album, "Dust," which was released in November 2009.
UPDATE: We've embedded the YouTube video now that it is publicly available.
Mastic Scum was recently nominated for the "Austrian Music Award 2010" in the "Hard & Heavy" category, along with Belphegor, Days of Loss and Boon & Kontrust. You can vote for your favorite band once per week through August 31st. The "Amadeus Awards" will take place in Vienna on 16th of September.
Austrian metallers Mastic Scum have posted video footage online of their performance at the Austrian Metalfest 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Mastic Scum has issued the following announcement about recruiting Alex Schmid as the band's new bass player:
"We are happy to welcome Alex Schmid aka 'Riffmaster X' as new bass-player in Mastic Scum! Alex is also active as guitar-player in 'Days Of Loss' (Deathmetal) from Vienna. Due time issues Boris Balogh had to leave the band. We wanna thank him for the great time we spent together in the last years and wish him all the best for the future! Mastic Scum will present the new line-up with new setlist at 'Battle Of Metal' in Saalfelden on 30.04.2010."
You can also check out sample Mastic Scum tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Mastic Scum has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming festival appearances:
"The first festivals shows for 2010 are confirmed! Mastic Scum will be on road in April again and play first show at 'Raise The Roof Festival' in Pischelsdorf on 17.04.2010. We are also happy to announce 'Metalfest Open Air' in Mining and 'Kaltanbach Open Air' in Semmering. Some more dates to be confirmed soon!"
The details of Mastic Scum's festival appearances are as follows:
17.04.2010 "Raise The Roof Festival" - Pischelsdorf (AUT)
30.04.2010 "Battle Of Metal" - Saalfelden @ Nexus (AUT)
15.05.2010 "Metalfest Open Air 2010" - Mining Am Inn (AUT)
15.07.2010 "Kaltenbach Open Air" - Semmering (AUT)
23.10.2010 "Adipocire Festival IX" - Praha (CZ)
Mastic Scum has issued the following end of tour update:
"We are back from Funeral Nation Tour 2010! Yes, we survived this fucking crusade! This tour was really awesome, unbelievable! All venues was heavy crowded and got a great atmosphere, every day! It was such an experience for us to play in Balkan countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia and to see that metal is united!"
Pictures from the tour can be seen on their Facebook page.