Monday, March 17, 2014

detroit

slept on this for a while, but it's gonna be out super soon.





keep an eye on HYGIENE RECORDS


/hux

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

east west

well, only 8 months between updates...

Last gig for 2013, and it is a big one.


Look at all those illegible metal logos, aren't you just hard as fuck?


Full details on the fb event page HERE

Friday, February 1, 2013

GOATSONGS SHIPPING


If you haven't already snagged a copy of the WATER TORTURE/THEDOWNGOING split 7" vinyl through NERVE ALTAR RECORDS you can now order directly from our bandcamp page.

THEDOWNGOING.BANDCAMP.COM

We've also uploaded the tracks from our side of the split, so feel free to Stream/Pirate/Download at Name-Your-Price etc.



GRIND & PUNISHMENT has just reviewed the split saying "Water Torture and thedowngoing are two bands at the peak of their abilities arbitrarily laying waste to the landscape..." and "...the most hostile, abrasive and uncompromising bands working today..."
Read the whole review here


xo. tdg

Monday, January 7, 2013

BEST OF 2012

Another year down.

2012 was a busy year for TDG, with our contribution to the MONOMANIAC COMP SERIES, a huge North American Tour to support our split 7" with WATER TORTURE and the release of ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS.


And what year would be complete without the age-old BEST-OF lists?


ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS snagged the Number 1 spot over at GRIND TO DEATH.COM

Picked up the Bronze for ATYOD at the nets Blastbeat Bible GRIND & PUNISHMENT

Both ATYOD and the MONOMANIAC COMP get some love at PERPETUAL STRIFE

And we even snuck our way onto OPERATION GRINDCORE's list.


Here's hoping we can make 2013 even better.

mat/tdg

Sunday, December 23, 2012

PTD

Post Tour Depression has set in.

After an amazing time blasting the USA and Canada, thedowngoing has finally earned ourselves a holiday.

We want to thank WATER TORTURE, CLOUD RAT, AARON/NERVE ALTAR RECORDS, every band who we played with along the way, all the new friends we made, and everyone who came out, bought our merch, smoked us out and listened to our heinous grind.

xo

PS. Check out this new digi-comp we're featured on over at Torn Flesh Records

Saturday, November 10, 2012

UPDATED TOUR INFO


THEDOWNGOING & WATER TORTURE

NOV 9th - Ithaca, NY @ The Space w/ Hiroshima Vacation, Temuchin
NOV 10th - Boston, MA @ The Burrow House w/ Twerps, Haldol
NOV 11th - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ The Communion, Skullshitter
NOV 12th - New Brunswick, NJ @ Ray Cappo’s Cantina W/ Flesh Temple, Cheap Art, Weird Wolf
NOV 13th - Philadelphia, PA @ Cloud City w/ Gash & +hirs+
NOV 14th - Pittsburgh, PA @ Secret skate bowl house w/ Illegals, Future x
NOV 15th - Baltimore, MD @ Nu Haus Cassanova w/ Gash, Cold Inside, Burning Axe
NOV 16th - Washington D.C. @ 1498 Douglas St. NE w/ D.O.C. , Thick Skin
NOV 17th - Greensboro, NC @ Butter Day Ranch
NOV 18th - Raleigh, NC @ Katmandu
NOV 19th - Athens GA @ TBA w/ Gripe
NOV 21st - Dayton, OH @ Casa Demise w/ Pizza Hi-Five, Good Times, Drowner & Forced Opinion


THEDOWNGOING, WATER TORTURE & CLOUD RAT

NOV 22nd - Grand Rapids, MI @ New Grenada Rec Center w/ Yeung & Bruxism
NOV 23rd - Chicago, IL @ Albion House w/ Sea Of Shit, & Rectal Hygienics
NOV 24th - Madison, WI @1818 Park St W/ Mellow Harsher
NOV 25th - Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Scaphe & Agitate


THEDOWNGOING & CLOUD RAT

NOV 26th - Winnipeg, MB @ Negative Space w/ Putrescence & Plague
NOV 27th - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
NOV 28th - Edmonton, AB @ The Pinkerton w/ Detroit, Mahria, Flint & Dysplasia
NOV 29th - Calgary, AB @ TBA w/ Rape Revenge
NOV 30th - Vancouver, BC @ Alf House
DEC 1st - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Black Hole of Calcutta
DEC 2nd - Olympia, WA @ Track House
DEC 3rd - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Black Hole of Calcutta
DEC 4th - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
DEC 5th - Sacramento, CA @ TBA
DEC 6th - Oakland, CA @ Zombieland w/ No Fucks Given
DEC 7th - Oakland, CA @ Shirley Temple of Doom w/ Negative Standards
DEC 8th - Los Angeles, CA @ Pyrate Punx House w/ Bruce Campbell & LxDxT
DEC 9th - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
DEC 10th - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
DEC 11th - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
DEC 12th - Denver, CO @ Aqualungs
DEC 13th - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
DEC 14th - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
DEC 15th - Bloomington, IN @ Fort Vegan w/ Rat Storm, Lion Eater
DEC 16th - Indianapolis, IN @ IHOP w/ Who Fucking Cares? & This Is The Enemy


more updates to come

Monday, October 15, 2012

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR & WATER TORTURE SPLIT

G'day.

2012 has been a busy year for thedowngoing, but we're not finished just yet.

We're proud to announce that tdg will be teaming up with Buffalo's Powerviolence wrecking ball WATER TORTURE for a SPLIT 7" VINYL due for release on November 11th through NERVE ALTAR RECORDS.

First taste is the new single "UNWATCHED SNUFF"




And we're going to be spitting chunks of noise all across North America with Water Torture, and with Michigan's CLOUD RAT as thedowngoing play a huge 38 shows across the East Coast, Mid-West, Canada and West Coast during November and December.


We'll have copies of the WATER TORTURE//TDG split 7", MONOMANIAC comp, ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS, 2011's UNTITLED EP and some other merch available for the tour... so come check out some vicious noisegrind.


FULL DATES:


THEDOWNGOING & WATER TORTURE

NOV 7th - Buffalo, NY @ TBA
NOV 9th - Ithaca, NY @ The Space @ Greenstar w/ Murderedman, Hiroshima Vacation, Temuchin
http://www.facebook.com/events/462479993774051/
NOV 10th - Boston, MA @ The Burrow House w/ Twerps, Haldol
NOV 11th - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ The Communion, Skullshitter
http://www.facebook.com/events/212668982194633/
NOV 12th - New Brunswick, NJ @ Ray Cappo’s Cantina W/ Flesh Temple, Cheap Art, Weird Wolf
http://www.facebook.com/events/247932105329554/
NOV 13th - Philadelphia, PA @ Cloud City w/ Gash & +hirs+
NOV 14th - Pittsburgh, PA @ Secret skate bowl house w/ Illegals, Future x
http://www.facebook.com/events/128566107291152/
NOV 15th - Baltimore, MD @ Nu Haus Cassanova w/ Gash, Cold Inside, Burning Axe
http://www.facebook.com/events/456805494363445/
NOV 16th - Washington D.C. @ 1498 Douglas St. NE w/ D.O.C. , Thick Skin
http://www.facebook.com/events/438026582899645/
NOV 17th - Greensboro, NC @ TBA
NOV 18th - Raleigh, NC @ TBA
NOV 19th - Athens GA @ TBA w/ Gripe
NOV 21st - Dayton, OH @ Casa Demise w/ Pizza Hi-Five, Good Times, Drowner & Forced Opinion
https://www.facebook.com/events/374216219323308/ 


THEDOWNGOING, WATER TORTURE & CLOUD RAT

NOV 22nd - Grand Rapids, MI @ New Grenada Rec Center w/ Yeung & Bruxism
NOV 23rd - Chicago, IL @ Albion House w/ Sea Of Shit, & Rectal Hygienics
http://www.facebook.com/events/441117589264726/
NOV 24th - Madison, WI @1818 Park St W/ Mellow Harsher
NOV 25th - Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Scaphe & Agitate


THEDOWNGOING & CLOUD RAT

NOV 26th - Winnipeg, MB @ Negative Space w/ Putrescence & Plague
http://www.facebook.com/events/183395848452309/
NOV 27th - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
NOV 28th - Edmonton, AB @ The Pinkerton w/ Detroit, Mahria, Flint & Dysplasia
http://www.facebook.com/events/323089154453658/
NOV 29th - Calgary, AB @ TBA w/ Rape Revenge
NOV 30th - Vancouver, BC @ Alf House
DEC 1st - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Black Hole of Calcutta
DEC 2nd - Olympia, WA @ Track House
DEC 3rd - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Black Hole of Calcutta
DEC 4th - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
DEC 5th - Sacramento, CA @ TBA
DEC 6th - Oakland, CA @ Zombieland w/ No Fucks Given
DEC 7th - Oakland, CA @ Shirley Temple of Doom w/ Negative Standards
DEC 8th - Los Angeles, CA @ Pyrate Punx House w/ Bruce Campbell & LxDxT
http://www.facebook.com/events/482046078481338/
DEC 9th - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
DEC 10th - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
DEC 11th - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
DEC 12th - Denver, CO @ Aqualungs
DEC 13th - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
DEC 14th - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
DEC 15th - Bloomington, IN @ Fort Vegan w/ Rat Storm, Lion Eater
DEC 16th - Indianapolis, IN @ IHOP w/ Who Fucking Cares? & This Is The Enemy
http://www.facebook.com/events/230456200415930/

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

monomaniac comp hits the net


60 seconds of new noise?!

yep.

thedowngoing is featured on the awesome MONOMANIAC 7" COMP series put together by BLASTBEAT MAILMURDER and features a whole swag of extreme music from all over the world.

Volume 1 features: CLOUD RAT (USA), DETROIT (CA), SETE STAR SEPT (JAP), BODY HAMMER (USA), HEAD CLEANER (GR), DIOCLETIAN (NZ), THE HOWLING WIND (USA), SEMPITERNAL DUSK (USA) & THIS IS PAST (GR)

Catch Volume 1 streaming over at CVLTNATION.com right now...

And if you dig what you hear, get your hands on a physical copy through the BLASTBEAT online-store



Friday, September 7, 2012

last shows in oz

it's true

Australian have 2 more chances to see thedowngoing before we venture off to play A THOUSAND GIGS in the ol' U S of A and Canada in November and December.

Friday Sept 28th - Newcastle


Sunday Sept. 30th - Sydney


CVLT DRO)))NING FUNK NOISE GRIND ATTACK!

more news about the USA tour and shit in the next few weeks.

mat/tdg

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

blastbeatin' hipness

Hey there.

The perpetually ahead of the curve HIPNESS AS A SECOND LANGUAGE blog has reviewed ATYOD and has thus declared: "...the tightrope walk that goes on between noise and musicality makes it a must for fans of truly insane experimental grindcore."

While any Europeans would be advised to pick up a physical copy of ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS through Panos over at BLASTBEAT MAILMURDER

And speaking of, the details concerning the first 7" MONOMANIAC COMP SERIES have come to light.
Look at this fucking killer line-up...

CLOUD RAT (USA)
DETROIT (CAN)
SETE STAR SEPT (JAP)
BODY HAMMER (USA)
HEAD CLEANER (GR)
DIOCLETIAN (NZ)
THE HOWLING WIND (USA)
SEMPITERNAL DUSK (USA)
THIS IS PAST (GR)


thedowngoing will be contributing 3 tracks to the Comp to make up exactly 60 seconds of noise.
The tracks are "Littered", "Floorboards" & "Hibakusha (reprise)"

The 7" will be available in September through BLASTBEAT PROD.


mat/tdg

Monday, August 6, 2012

post-tour lull

tour: complete.

big thanks to everyone who came and checked out tdg, lent us gear, housed us, fed us and kept us alive on the road.

While we were in Melbourne, we spoke with Matheson about being scummy over at AUSGRIND in the first edition of the Kitchen DIY interview series.

And ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS collected some more props, this time from UNDERGRIND.NET
"...an unadulterated wall of high craze all-abrasive Noise Grind that knows no equal..."

+ some dates for late September in Newcastle and Sydney


mat/tdg



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ATYOD reviews drop in.

"...every other band with pretensions of being extreme should be fucking embarrassed."

ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is starting to spread like some sort of noise virus.

The net's Grind Bible GRIND & PUNISHMENT has reviewed ATYOD, and it seems that we are totally brutal. "...very few bands earn adjectives like "brutal" and "violent" and "unrelenting" the way this band does. There are only a handful of bands working right now that deserve to be mentioned in conjunction with that thedowngoing are bringing to the table."

While tdg gets the Zombie Apocalypse treatment over at OPERATION GRINDCORE

"This music is the soundtrack to ear rape, and bath salt induced face eating"

Unless you live under a rock you should have heard what all the fuss it about by now...
Purchase/stream/pirate from thedowngoing.bandcamp.com
Download from grindcorekaraoke.com/album/a-thousand-years-of-darkness
Watch on youtube


mat/tdg

Friday, July 20, 2012

ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS unleashed

here it is, ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS.

12 tracks, 10 minutes of noise hell.

enjoy.

PURCHASE/STREAM/PIRATE from THEDOWNGOING.BANDCAMP.COM

DOWNLOAD from GRINDCORE KARAOKE

PIRATE (320KB mp3) from MEDIAFIRE


LISTEN right here:



or RICK ROLL YOUR E-PALS ON YOUTUBE




xo tdg

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

3 sleeps

just 3 more sleeps until ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is unleashed.

here's the ATYOD teaser video.


or go watch it over at YOUTUBE


mat/

Monday, July 16, 2012

QLD: check.

2000+km round trip, well worth it.

big thanks to all our buds on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, great shows and hazy times...

tdg moves the noise south to Sydney this Saturday for SLAUGHTERFEST


And in case you missed it, TRIPLE J'S THE RACKET played the track "slugs" off ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS on the July 10 show, right before some Sunn O)))
That's some diversity right there.

ATYOD drops this Friday.
Get it. Worship noisegrind.



mat/