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Bonesaw Podcast: Episode 36 – King Parrot’s Matt “Youngy” Young

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It’s time to grind with King Parrot’s maniac frontman Matt “Youngy” Young. Young chats about Game of Thrones, road life, past jobs and a whole lot more.

 

Bonesaw Podcast: Episode 33 – Kieran Smith of Disparo!

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We’re coming at you from a land down under with Kieran Smith of Australian fastcore band Disparo! Smith talks about being an independent artist, booking his own tours – which includes Disparo’s current three month world tour and his humble beginnings as a drummer.

Disparo will be playing at Don Pedro in Brooklyn, NY on June 18, 2016.

Disparo Announce 3 Month World Tour

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If you like your metal fast, aggressive and Australian then look no further than Sidney’s Disparo.

From the dawn of May to the dead of July, the crossover four-piece looks to do what Pinky and the Brain never could by hitting four of the seven continents in support of their debut album “Co-Exist” on the “Fastcore Forever, Sleep Never Tour.”

The tour kicks off May 10th in Australia, heads to the United States on May 19th, whips back around to Europe from June 22th to July 8th and finally boomerangs into Asia from July 14th before coming to a complete stop in Tokyo, Japan on the 30th.

In the immortal words of Edward R. Murrow, “Good night and good luck.”

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King Parrot: Dead Set Review

When one finds a band that sells a t-shirt bearing the words “I’m not here to fuck spiders,” it’s safe to say they have no idea what they’re in for.

That band is King Parrot; a destructive grindcore act from the hardcore pubs of southern Australia who is bestowing their sophomore album entitled “Dead Set” on Pantera and Down’s legendary front man Phil Anselmo’s (who also produced the release) Housecore Records.

The album kicks off with “Anthem of the Advanced Sinner.” If you’re familiar with King Parrot’s music the difference in production is night and day compared to their first album “Bite Your Head Off.” The clarity of each individual member is striking and it goes to show what a difference a larger budget and ample amounts of time can make.

“Dead Set” progresses deeper into darkness with “Need No Saviour,” “Hell Comes Your Way” and “Like a Rat,” boasting speed and relentless grind with true precision and technicality. The plunge then goes further with “Tomorrow Turns to Blood” and “Home is Where the Gutter is” when the grind becomes blackened and sludgy. The songs slowly start to accumulate grooves in all the right places, twisting King Parrot into form.

“Sick in the Head” and “Punisher” shake things up a bit by starting with thrash laden riffs before taking some groove oriented turns at Albuquerque. One of the best things about King Parrot is that their music is all over the place, never sticking to the same formula twice. We could be looking at the first “progressive grindcore” band – if ever there could be such a thing.

Although every musician has bolstered their repertoire on Dead Set, no one has improved more than vocalist Matt “Youngy” Young. Youngy’s voice has gotten significantly higher (which he attributes to quitting cigarettes) and more ferocious at that. Whereas Youngy sonically was a bit more like Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) on “Bite Your Head Off,” he’s much more in the vein of Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, Lock Up) on “Dead Set.”

The final two songs “Reject” and the title track combine everything that King Parrot have done so far on “Dead Set” and then crank it up a few notches for good measure. The title track not only revolves around a blackened breakdown, but it also clocks in at six minutes and 49 seconds; the longest song King Parrot has ever recorded to date.

King Parrot continues to be unpredictable with “Dead Set” and have clearly gone a long way from playing locally to tens of people. With the added experience from the success of “Bite Your Head Off,” the band has musically matured for the better and it shows on every crevice of “Dead Set”.

After all, they’re not here to fuck spiders.