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Agathocles to release split with Hogra on Unholy Anarchy Records

by Brett Stevens
August 15, 2013 –

agathocles-hogra-splitIn conjunction with At War With False Noise (UK), Jerkoff Records (USA) and Blackseed Records (USA), Unholy Anarchy Records will release a split 7″ by Belgian grind/mincecore gods AGATHOCLES and Pittsburgh power electronics outfit HOGRA.

AGATHOCLES have for over two decades created abrasive but creative grind. During that time, the band has appeared on well over 100 split 7″ releases, as well as numerous comps, EPs, demos and full-length albums. The Agathocles/Hogra split sees the legendary trio take an unexpected departure from their traditional and patented mincecore style of grind and unleash two tracks that were written to complement the power electronics of Pittsburgh’s HOGRA, who have built a solid catalog of splits, tapes and EPs over the past year.

Those who were around in the 1990s may remember Agathocles’ Theatric Symbolisation of Life, an artistic yet not reality-removed album of inventive grindcore. The band have since then continued to tour, release and antagonize, providing us with enjoyable music in the meantime.

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3 comments

  • deadite

    You hear recent Agathocles? Shit is so boring. I got “Mincer” a few years back and was severely underwhelmed at how mediocre it was. “Grind Is Protest” was even worse. I haven’t even bothered with anything after.

    A shame, they were going strong even into the 2000s.

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    1. Brett Stevens Post author

      I have skimmed over recent releases and am hoping this one will be better.

      Theatric Symbolisation of Life remains a classic of the grindcore genre (even if “technically” it’s mincecore).

      A moral of the story for all of us is to not push out material when you don’t have the energy to do it well.

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      1. deadite

        Oh definitely. I’m partial to “Razor Sharp Daggers”, “Humarrogance” and “Black Clouds Determinate” too. Agathocles has so much material that sifting through it all is daunting.

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