Peter Steele once said: “I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me”. Unfortunately, we don’t know what this Jolly Green Giant would say about grindcore, but luckily, we do know how some top representatives of the world’s most extreme scene see Type O Negative.
Blast No.1 is a tribute to Type O Negative, in which various death, grind, crust, d-beat and powerviolance bands present their interpretation of songs written by Brooklyn’s most characteristic group ever. It’s a crazy blend of blast beats, harsh guitars and growls mixed with melancholy and atmosphere that was always an essential part of ToN’s music. This tribute album is brave, vulgar and extending the boundaries of both grindcore and Peter Steele’s songs. As a matter of fact, many members of most noisy bands on the planet are really dedicated fans of ToN music: genre defying crust pioneers from UK – HELLBASTARD, Polish grind veterans – SCHISMOPATHIC, 1st league Southeast Asia reps – PROLETAR or Ireland’s most deadly weapon – ABADDON INCARNATE … to
name a few.
The entire graphical side was thought to be a blend of unique Type o Negative classic style with symbol familiar to every blastcore fan. Credit goes to Ada from Bite The Dust. (https://www.facebook.com/TylkoKurz)
Blast No.1 is an effect of over two years of work by 783punx and different bands from all over the world. Edi – the brain behind 783punx comments: “When I talked to the bands, I gave them just one condition – take slow and long ToN song and convert it into short and super-fast grindcore song, but try to keep it as recognisable as possible … easy for me to BAND: V/A – Blastbeat Tribute To Type O Negative say”. This release was born from love to both Type O Negative and obscure grind. Does this
combination sound weird to you? Perhaps …, but is it one of the most honest, surprising, and
innovative tribute albums you would ever hear? You’ve been warned!
BLAST, BLAST, BLAST, BLAST No. 1
This limited deluxe tape variant comes in plastic case with hype sticker and J-Card with 4 extra panels containing pictures of all the bands involved and very special interpretation of iconic ToN album covers. Black tape shell is UV printed with specially prepared ToN deepgreen artwork. Additionally, “grind-tweaked” ToN covers artworks and logos / symbols are delivered as 12x12cm stickers!
A1. KANNIBAL KRIS (Germany) – Are You Afraid
A2. TASK FORCE BEER (Germany) – Prelude To Agony
A3. SCHISMOPATHIC (Poland) – I Don’t Wanna Be Me
A4. HELLBASTARD (England) – We Hate Everyone
A5. DISHELL (Poland) – Xero Tolerance
A6. VERANO’S DOGS (Italy) – Love You To Death
A7. HERIDA PROFUNDA (Poland) – All Hallows Eve
A8. BOTTOM (Poland) – Be My Druidess
A9. GENDO IKARI (Scotland) – Kill You Tonight
B1. PLAGUE BEARER (Poland) – Creepy Green Light
B2. PROLETAR (Indonesia) – Angry Inch
B3. BOYCOTT THE BAPTIST (England) – Everything Dies
B4. WILL COPE (Lithuania) – Some Stupid Tomorrow
B5. ASSUR (Belgium) – Christian Woman
B6. EMISSAIRES OF SIN (Wales) – Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
B7. HOT COPS (England) – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
B8. SKITZO (USA) – Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity
B9. ABADDON INCARNATE (Ireland) – Dead Again
B10. THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT (England) – Der Untermensch
RELEASE DATE: 22/09/2023