February 24 2023
- DESPISE YOU -
Australian tour 2023 - w/- special guests
Tickets on sale now: www.deadset.oztix.com.au
Innovators of the power-violence scene and one of California’s most intimidating bands DESPISE YOU (USA) make their first trek to Australia this May. After creating some of the hardest and most engaging music in the genre, DESPISE YOU’s journey to Australia marks almost three decades of the bands existence albeit after a hiatus in the early 2000’s.
Legendary for their collaborations and split releases over the years with bands such as Suppression, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Stapled Shut, Coke Bust and others, their West-Side Horizons compilation album features the bands formidable material from the 90’s and is revered by fans and musical contemporaries alike. Beginning their journey as a live band in 2007, DESPISE YOU have been in demand across the globe and live up to their reputation as the angriest band in the world.
Joining DESPISE YOU on their maiden voyage to Australia is Melbourne’s outlaw grind bastards CHOOF. Their debut EP “Dimwitted Amoral Exploitation” is out on 27.04.23 through Dead Set Records; a visceral slab of carnage synonymous with the distinctive Melbourne grindcore sound. Catch DESPISE YOU and CHOOF as they trample the east coast this May!
“Time doesn’t seem to have tamed Despise You’s temperament one iota, and after one of the most intense hardcore shows the capital has seen in some time, it’s incredibly gratifying to report that they’re STILL the angriest band in the world.” – Terrorizer magazine
Tuesday May 23 @ Vinnie’s Dive - Southport
Wednesday May 24 @ King Lear’s Throne - Brisbane
Thursday May 25 @ Transit Bar - Canberra
Friday May 26 @ The Duke - Sydney
Saturday May 27 @ The Tote - Melbourne
February 15 2023
Watch "Yoghurt Cups" NOW: https://youtu.be/YURPGx-1sDc
Pre-Orders are live for Vinyl and merch bundles from Dead Set Records and Artist First. : https://artistfirst.com.au/collections/dead-set-records
Pre Add/Save on digital: https://bfan.link/dimwitted-amoral-exploitation
Melbourne outlaw grind act Choof have been busy making a name for themselves over the past few years as one of the most outrageous, yet entertaining and extreme bands Australia has produced in years. Now the fruits of their labour have come to a head with the release of their debut 10” vinyl EP “Dimwitted Amoral Exploitation” accompanied by the equally absurd video for the single “Yoghurt Cups”.
Never a band to shy away from, well… anything, Choof bring the chaos hard on this first taste of what the band can conjure up. Intense, noisy, and downright rude, the EP is a fast-paced grind and groove onslaught that leaves the listener aurally assaulted and similarly intrigued. A combination of grating black metal coupled with the intensity and attitude of Australia’s best metal and punk, Choof present an incredibly strong EP for their first offering in the recorded medium.
The video for the track “Yoghurt Cups” is as ridiculous as its sounds, following the adventures of a young man who just wants a “choof”. It's live on social media and Youtube now and also features the band blasting through the track at Melbourne’s infamous “Old Bar” venue in Fitzroy. Choof’s new EP is a must for any fan of the extreme music realm to check out and marks the arrival of a band hellbent on making serious noise in the scene.
Choof have a stack of shows soon to be announced with a very special tour so keep your eyes peeled for details in the near future. Until then, their debut EP “Dimwitted Amoral Exploitation” is available for pre-order now via Dead Set Records and Artist First and digitally through Bloodblast Distribution.
June 15 2022
Secure your copy now: https://artistfirst.com.au/collections/dead-set-records
King Parrot is winding back the clock and releasing their bone crushing debut 2011 EP “The Stench Of Hardcore Pub Trash” on vinyl for the very first time. This strictly limited release will be available on 10” vinyl through Housecore Records in North America and Dead Set Records in Australia. Pre-Orders are live now and will be ongoing for the next two weeks as the band revisit their first two music videos for the tracks “Epileptic Butcher” and “Psychotherapy and Valium” on social media platforms. In the midst of touring through Australia as part of their “Regional Rampage” tour, the band are excited to be adding this record to their catalogue, Matt Young from the band says: “The “Stench” EP kicked everything off for us early on, and we were adamant that we wanted to have this recording on vinyl record. It’s a great little EP and we have had countless requests from fans to press it on vinyl over the years. Here it is in all its glory, so snap them up while they are available!” “The Stench Of Hardcore Pub Trash” pre-orders are live now on both the Housecore Records store and the Dead Set Records store and is streaming on digital platforms worldwide. The vinyl pre-orders are also available with a limited edition long sleeve shirt exclusive to the pre-sale.
April 5 2022
The Child Bite/Black Rheno split 7” is the amalgamation of two giant forces from opposite ends of the globe clashing together to produce some visceral and hypnotic and bone shattering noise. Strictly limited vinyl with hand printed covers produced personally by Child Bite, this is truly a must have release. Secure yours through pre-order now: https://artistfirst.com.au/collections/dead-set-records
You can also watch the amazing new video for the Black Rheno track "Flea Ridden" right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVpeuTo156g
March 1 2022
For the first time ever all King Parrot albums and EP's will be available on cassette. The bone crushing debut "Bite Your Head Off", the two ARIA nominated classics"Dead Set" and "Ugly Produce" plus both EP's combined on one cassette "The Stench of Hardcore Pub Trash" and "Holed Up In The Lair". These are a must have for any King Parrot fan. Secure yours through pre-order now: https://artistfirst.com.au/collections/dead-set-records
March 1 2022
From the vault we have found an incredibly limited supply of the debut Pillow album "Goof Rock High" and even more limited supply of T-Shirts from the disbanded Melbourne rockers. Active in the Melbourne scene in the 90's and 00's, Pillow featured members of King Parrot, Legends of Motorsport, The Ruiner, Duneeater and The Palenecks. With a distinctive sound that could never really be pigeon holed, it would be safe to say they were an amalgamation of all of the aforementioned bands that preceded them. Pillow always remained creative in writing twisted, yet engaging songs with an emphasis on rocking over obscurity, they always bought the party to live shows across the land. Drawing comparison to bands like Clutch, Fu Manchu, Helmet and Ween, it never quite did them justice as their unabashedly Australian approach was undeniable. Secure your CD and t-shirt at the Dead Set Records store before they are gone forever: https://artistfirst.com.au/collections/dead-set-records/artistpillow
October 22 2021
The debut CrisisAct EP is now in stock at the Dead Set Records store. With members of Psycroptic, Revocation and King Parrot amongst the ranks, this EP packs a nasty punch and is for fans of old school grind and death metal with a modern twist. Get your hands on this limited EP while stocks last!
December 17 2021
Keep an eye out for the new pre-sale of this upcoming 7" release out on Dead Set Records/Housecore Records. The test pressing sounds sweet!
October 1 2021
Dead Set Records is now live online! We are pleased to announce that we have a brand new store in partnership with our friends at Artist First. Be sure to go and take a look and pick up some fresh wax! We have the entire King Parrot back catalogue available to begin with. We'll be adding more music soon. Some exciting releases to be announced in the coming weeks!