Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is a Pennsylvania band formed by current members of Absu, Woe, Azure Emote, Ashencult, Fucked Forever, Total Fucking Destruction, Smoker & the Rollers, and more. I have their last album, Living for Death, Destroying the Rest (2009), which I really enjoyed. Their new album Ghostmaker is set for release by Candlelight Records on June 19. The eye-catching cover art is by artist Mike Hrubovcak.
I’ve held off listening to our promo copy of Ghostmaker because I’m hoping Phro will review it for us so I can perceive the music through the gloss that Phro puts on it, and by gloss I mean that translucent sticky substance that turns crusty when it dries.
However, yesterday our friends at Stereokiller premiered Ghostmaker‘s title track, and I couldn’t resist giving it a listen while deciding what else I need to give Phro as a bribe for his review, other than the ebullient gratification that will come to him for pleasing me. And man oh man, is that song a sweet head-fucker.
“Ghostmaker” is the kind of filthy, evil, death-thrash that uses physically compulsive riffs to bend you to its will and ladles in a catchy little melody to make you come back for more submission. I highly recommend you go over to Stereokiller HERE to check this out.
Now here’s a promo shot of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. I’m really surprised they let those people stay on their backs long enough for the photographer to get this shot. They probably trampled them later.