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Anger Management: Cursed Earth — Enslaved By The Insignificant

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Cursed Earth spent 2015 laying waste to venues, house parties and ears across Australia via a sonic scorched earth policy. Playing a load of gigs, with a refreshing amount of diverse genre lineups, the groups powerful hardcore meets Swedish HM2 buzzsaw Death Metal turned heads and dropped jaws. Like if Crossed Out or Infest started jamming on Entombed’s gear, super intense but not afraid to riff out with some headbanging riffs.

New flexi ‘Enslaved By The Insignificant’ was introduced by a simply effective (and addictive) browser game. ‘Ensnaked’ (still playable at allowed some with the muscle memory of the Nokia era an early listen to the new tracks. This kind of simple marketing is genius and makes me wonder why more bands don’t try this more often, sometimes making an effort larger than a youtube clip goes a long way.

The two new tracks (Degenerate, Enslaved) sound excellent and heavy. A powerful and clear production makes Enslaved really shine, some off putting dissonant riffage puts this one at the top of my ‘would like to hear live’ list.

The download contains 9 older tracks, the remastered ‘Vae Mortis’ ep from 2104 and tracks from the split with Burning Season. This is a buzzsaw to the face and a can’t miss live band. Essential listening.

Critical Mass airs every Wednesday from 9PM (GMT+8) on RTR FM 92.1 in Perth, Australia.

A Minute With Cursed Earth

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We spend a minute with Cursed Earth before they support Eyehategod at The Rosemount in Perth later this month.

Describe your music in five words or less.
Lean. Heavy. Dark. Sad. Internal.

What’s going on in the world of Cursed Earth?
About a month ago we released out first EP Vae Mortis and we’ve spent the time since playing a couple of shows and jumping with both feet into the process of writing for another little release and planning for a big 2015.

What motivates you to make music?
Playing heavy music is cathartic for all of us. It’s a way to express the dark way we think about life in a positive way. Besides that, the cycle of creating and refining and recording and polishing a bit of music is very fulfilling.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
We’ve honestly had nothing but high points so far, the reception to our music has been amazing and the shows that we’ve played have been awesome, and alongside some bands we truly respect and look up to.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Shackles, All Pigs Must Die, Dead In the Dirt, Legions, Downside, Bounty Hunter, Colossus, Earth Rot, Disentomb, Extortion, Harms Way, Entombed, Black Breath, Nails, Code Orange, Weekend Nachos, Botch, The Weeknd, Magrudergrind, Ill Natured, Burning Season, Full of Hell, ACxDC, Manhunt, Misery, 9 Foot Super Soldier, Scumguts, Caged Grave.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
I feel like Bob would have the most tender meat in the band. Marinated and slow cooked maybe smoked with some coconut shells. Forget about it.
Sorry, Bob.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
There’s not enough bands in our local scene, people aren’t picking up instruments and creating with their friends, the skilled musicians are stretched out between multiple bands and the bands that are really great and pull a crowd end up playing shows with more or less the same lineup every week. Typical small city issues.

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Mindsnare, Manhunt, Starvation, in Parliament House, supported by the Australian comic genius of Carl Barron. Sik1.

Cursed Earth join Leeches in support of Eyehategod at The Rosemount in Perth on January 29. Tickets on sale now through