GRAVE MIST - Demography 93-97 (CD)

Two demo tapes left behind by Kanto's ultra-obscure undergrinders GRAVE MIST have been reissued on CD! The reissue features 36 tracks that have been remixed for this reissue to create a more raw, sweat-inducing sound!

Debut live performance at Antinoc, May 1994
B &Vo Junichi Shida G Ru Dr
Naohiro KinoshitaG Lou left soon after
G Toshihiro Iwamoto joined soon after
Mickey joined later as Vo, but left soon after.
Kazama joined as B in the fall of 1995, but left in January 1996
Dissolved live at Antinoc in January 1997

(Biography by GRAVE MIST drummer Naohiro Kinoshita)

Formed in 1993, GRAVE MIST appeared in black shirts and flashy hair color at live houses, and was unique in the grindcore scene, playing at the other end of the music scene, and also in famous grind projects such as "Killing Noise Unit" organized by Meat Slave and "Blast Mosh Grind" by DxIxE. Under the three pillars of the band's philosophy of "fast, heavy, and desperate," the band's ultra-fast and high-tension live shows that fuse Japanese HC and grindcore without making the audience feel that they are bass-less have been highly acclaimed in the underground. However, the band suddenly announced their dissolution at a show in January 1997, bringing the curtain down after only 3 short years of activity...

GRAVE MIST left only two demo tapes during their active period (they also participated in several omnibuses, but the songs were excerpts from the demo tapes), and this CD is a compilation of the two demo tapes. Demography 93-97. In an interview published in UNDERGRIND zine vol.2, the only material that gives an insight into GRAVE MIST at that time, one of the band members said, "At first, there was a strong HARDCORE color, but from around the 2nd DEMO, the grind color became stronger". Listening to the 1st DEMO and the 2nd DEMO, you can enjoy the transformation of the musical style between them.
The 1st DEMO, which is the first one to be recorded, has a lot of blast beats and screaming vocals that give the impression of grindcore, but the guitar riffs also have the essence of Deathside and early Roserose, bands that were active in the early days of Japanese hardcore punk, which the band says were influences on them. The guitar riffs also have the essence of Deathside and early Roserose, bands that were active in the early days of Japanese hardcore punk, and are said to have influenced them.
And the 2nd DEMO... The influence from HC Punk has faded, and this 2nd DEMO has evolved into a rush type blast grindcore! The sound quality is much better than the first demo, probably because it was recorded in a studio. The thick guitar, which does not seem to be a single stringed instrument, takes its place on top of the busy blast beats, and the crazy voice of the vocalist goes wild. It would be a great loss in the history of Japanese grindcore if this GRAVEMIST 2nd DEMO were to be forgotten, and we at Cadaver Cassette are proud to have been involved in its reissue. It's a great blast grindcore masterpiece with similar tastes to Australia's Warsore, or in more recent bands, America's Fiend!

This sound source was completed thanks to the efforts of Mr. Suzuki/Sugita, members of the Toilet Hanako-san Band, which will be released simultaneously on this label. We would like to express our gratitude once again. This is also an authorized discography CD by Mr. Kinoshita, former drummer of GRAVE MIST, who is now a member of HC Punk Band Mosaics with Mr. Suzuki, who provided his bio for this release.


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