Mar 242012

In 2005, Relapse Records released a double-CD album by Agoraphobic Nosebleed titled Bestial Machinery. It collected all of the band’s recorded material before their Relapse debut, Honkey Reduction, including tracks from the Agoraphobic Nosebleed splits with Cattlepress, Laceration, and Enemy Soil, plus out of print material and previously unreleased tracks.

Now, if you’re unfamiliar with ANb, it is the mutated offspring of the infernally talented Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer) and a drum machine from Hell. The rest of the line-up (mainly vocalists) has varied over time, and I don’t think the current group was around when the material on Bestial Machinery was recorded. And what’s on Bestial Machinery is a rampaging cybernetic grindfreak on steroids, just as violent and otherworldly as Florian Bertmer’s magnificent album cover.

The main reason I’m posting about an album that’s now about seven years old is that I just discovered that it’s available for download on Bandcamp. I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but I think the addition is pretty recent.

Also, I’m posting about it because the album consists of . . . wait for it . . . 136 tracks!!! Now, a bunch of the songs are less than 10 seconds long, and the vast majority clock in under a minute, but still.

I can’t resist embedding all 136 tracks here at NCS, because that’s what having the album on Bandcamp permits me to do. The player is after the jump. Go listen and get fucked hard in the head. Should you choose to buy the album, you may do so HERE.


  1. Too bad most of these are really awful.

  2. Been listening to this religiously for the past few days, a beast of a release and in my opinion a corner stone in drum machine grind, ANb have repeatedly pushed the boundaries of the genre!

  3. Ohh and also Bestial Machinery is an anthology/discography release with Scott Hull and Randall being the only constants, as for Johnson’s involvement in the band I think has been permanent although not 100% certain.

  4. I believe, it was added within the last month or so. It was still marked unread in my RSS feed for the Agoraphobic Nosebleed Bandcamp page (that’s show I keep track of stuff).

    Thanks, now I can strike it off my list 🙂

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