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HOUKAGO GRIND TIME Announce November Release of Debut Album 'Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore)'


California one-man mincegore band HOUKAGO GRIND TIME, featuring Andrew Lee (Ripped to Shreds, Azath), will release the debut album Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) November 13 on 12" gatefold LP and digital format through Outrageous Weeb Power Productions (US), Grindfather Productions (UK), and Psychocontrol Recs (CZ). The album was recorded and mixed at Andrew's Weeb Dungeon studio, and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves.

The official video for album track "Ruptured in Akkariin," courtesy of Goniloc YouTube Channel, is available now at: youtu.be/xGFLaSKdOOI

Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) is a love letter and a statement of devotion to Kyoto Animation's classic moe anime boom of the mid 2000s. Taking cues from K-On, a show full of friendship, growth, and positivity, Bakyunsified rejects the violence and hatred pervading the current state of the world, eschewing the genre conventions of blood, guts, and porn. In a short twenty minutes, HOUKAGO GRIND TIME celebrates the minutiae of otaku culture while simultaneously questioning the validity of substituting true interpersonal relationships for passive consumption of the simulacra of such. Punky Carcass riffs float over a bed of ultra fast blastbeats and dbeats, punctuated by bowel churning pitchshifted gurgles. Pillars of grindcore like Dave (PLF) and Leon (Impaled) contribute guest solos, and Colin Marston's dense mastering ensures that every second of every microsong suffocates the listener beneath a thousand heartwarming fluffs. In short: fuck you, it's anime goregrind.

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