OBSCENE EXTREME MEXICO 2013:
by Ryan Bartek & Andreas Kegel
When the notorious Czech metal promoter known to the underground as “Curby” announced his masterplan to stretch his legendary OBSCENE EXTREME festival across the globe, grind fans all over the world began salivating. For it’s 15 year anniversary this unparalleled beast of Eastern European metal fests (and consequently the most prestigious grindcore fest on earth) would have a full-scale international tour. The vision of this Dystopian Woodstock was 4 different multi-day open air concerts with an avalanche of bands performing nonstop with the same back-line, only being held back by 10 or 20 minutes between bands from noon until 3 in the morning.
OBSCENE EXTREME was then booked in Mexico, Australia, Indonesia and Europe. Thinking of Mexico version of OE would be, all we could think of was a few thousand Danny Trejo dudes filling the desert. The gig was a solid mixture of The Massacre Must Begin (mex), followed by Mr Chile (mex), the pounding death-grind Suppurration (colombia), The fiendish guttural pornogrind of Mexico’s Pigtails, grindpunks Podrido (mex), the mighty VBT grindcore (usa) from santiago de chile Devastar (grind powerviolence), Sexual Atrocities (brutal death grind usa), Gore And Carnage (mexico gore death). The ultra sick twisted noise perversions of PORNO INFANTIL, TEST a really rad two piece death grind, ABBERANT (usa grindcore), SICK AND TIRRED (mex), followed by D.E.R. (brazil). The bone crushing grindcore (from cancun) ROTTENESS and CREATIVE WASTLAND from Saudi Arabia. DISCORGE (mexico) LANDMINE MARATHON (usa) MACABRE (usa) NAPALM DEATH (you know where from), PHOBIA, DOWNSPELL, SEMEN (mexico), GREED which are dbeat hardcore crust with a member from Oxidezed Razor.
HELLMAISTROZ (crust punk mexico), RHUCKUS (mexico crust punk) PUTREFACT( death mexico), NAZARENO EL VIOLENTO grind hardcore (mexico), MOTHER BRAIN (USA) grind URTIKARIA ANAL (GOREGRIND), ADVENT OF BEDLAM (death), PROFANATOR (mexico), THE KILLING (argentina grind), AMPUTATED GENITALS (colombia), ENTE (death metal ecuador) PARACOCCIDIOIDOMICOSISSARCOMUCOSIS (mexico goregrind) ANARCHUS legendary grind since 1988, DIS (usa), MALIGNANCY usa, MAGRUDERGRIND, DYING FETUS, RATOS DO PORAO (brazill), DOOM, BIO CRISIS crust / d-beat (mexico), BUMBKLAATTcrust / d-beat mexico, Soulcide (mexico) & GENOCIDE grindcore (mexico).
Naturally, Metal Rules had to send one of our special agents on this extreme assignment. Finding the right guy for this mission wasn’t easy, but into the picture stumbled a Bolivion grinder (living in the USA) named Andreas Kegel who spoke perfect Spanish, had an encyclopedic knowledge of metal, and also maintained what the pro wrestling world refers to as “intestinal fortitude.”
Traveling to ?? in the middle of Mexico, Mr. Kegel embarked on a photo snapping rampage and played the fly on the wall to soak up the experience. After disappearing for a month into the deepest realms of the Mexican grind underground following the fest, our special agent has popped up in Washington DC with the following transmission. Below are a cache of photos from Obscene Extreme Mexico 2013…
THE MIGHTY ANARCHUS
OBSCENE EXTREME EUROPE will be going on in The Czech Republic July 3rd-7th 2013. Headliners include Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Grave, Exhumed & Krisiun. For the full lineup of 69 rapid fire bands or to get adavnce tickets, visit www.obsceneextreme.cz – any other webzine writers this want to cover the OE World Tour, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Andras Kegel wants to shoot pictures of your festival. Contact: AndreasKegel06@gmail.com
**Ryan Bartek is a degenerate scallywag that travels around the world interviewing metal bands and having weird adventures. He plays metal too. You can Download his books & music free via: ryanbartek.angelfire.com/blog/