Surf or Die with Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust and Davie Allan

Listen to two tracks from the upcoming split 10″ below.

If you look out your window right now you will notice, from the oppressive dark and piles of frozen corpses, that it is still fucking winter. Fortunately, there is hope: March 13th marks Daylight Savings Time. Soon, we may leave work at 5PM and see the sunset rather than eternal blackness. To celebrate those coming days of bikinis, bikes, and beers, Joel Grind teamed up with surf guitar legend Davie Allan to collaborate on a filthy surf record that will soundtrack your beach blanket babylon.

Metalheads should be well familiar with Joel Grind for his long-running black thrash band Toxic Holocaust, as well as his work behind the boards for groups like Lord Dying and Bastardizer. You may be less familiar with the work of Davie Allan, a man who pioneered fuzzed-out surf guitar tunes for scuzzy 1960s biker films like The Wild Angels and The Born Losers.

Joel Grind explained the inspiration behind this collaboration to Noisey: “This record was an idea I had after being inspired by some old biker movie music, which turned out to be the music of Davie Allan. This lead to me getting in contact with him and proposing the idea of a split, which to my surprise he was into! This is sure to get a few mixed reactions from people expecting more metal-oriented material but this record is just as fuzzy and blown-out as ever, just with a different twist. All Hail Fuzz! All Hail Davie Allan!”

Davie’s track “Buzz Saw Effect”, the most swingin’ song here, appears to open with the bump-worthy bridge of “Friday Night” by The Monarchs. This is a pure surf tune totally drenched in fuzz, as the name would imply. Joel’s track “The Invisible Landscape” feels like straight-ahead speed metal with 75% less distortion than we’re typically accustomed to from the man. Apply some zinc oxide and peep these tracks yourself.

This record drops March 11th through Relapse. Preorder the limited 10″ vinyl here.

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  • I love this tune more than most things
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFwMZLX_AP0

  • 🙂

    GL

    • Boss the Ross

      GL!!!!
      Are you a daddy yet?

      • Dubs

        He can be your daddy if you’d like.

        • more beer

          That’s only if Mr Ross has serious daddy issues.

          • Boss the Ross

            Which i don’t

          • more beer

            I didn’t think so.

          • somebody with daddy issues is definitely going to deny it

          • more beer

            True. But I don’t think that is the case here.

          • Boss the Ross

            Thanks for sticking up for me, more beer!

          • more beer

            Np problem man.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Which person? Is it that darn Tapir?

          • Boss the Ross

            Aw, cmon man, I’m being honest. My dad is cool.

          • i dunno………. he raised a dude who likes screamy evil music.

          • Boss the Ross

            Hahahaha!

        • Boss the Ross

          Well, um, uh, um…

          *scratches head

      • Boss the Ross

        Dammit. I didn’t see the picture. Now i look like the jackass.
        Congratulations GL!
        Georgina Lynch looks healthy!

    • COAL GROHL

      Congrats GL!

    • woohoo! GL JR

    • Dubs

      That’s a good human you and your wife created. He looks strong and virile.

      • Dubs

        Edit: She looks strong and independent.

      • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

        LMAO, you’re making it sound like it’s gonna be pulling plows and carts when it grows up!

    • Eliza

      He’s beautiful! I wish him the best in life!

      • She is quite beautiful, yes!

        GL

        • Eliza

          Oh, I didn’t realize it was a girl. (I’m not sure if using “it” there is the best choice, but whatever). Well, then, all of the above still stands true, of course. Good luck!

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Are you naming it Jamie Duggan Lynch?

          • Still no, JJD. lolz

            GL

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            🙁

    • <3

      LL

    • more beer

      Congratulations Mr. Lynch!

      • Thanks morebeer!

        GL

    • Stockhausen

      BABY GL!! Congrats dude!

      • Thanks Stocky. Congrats to you, too!

        GL

    • RJA

      Awesome man! Truly an amazing moment when you hold that child the first time. Congrats!

    • Stanley

      Yay, well done GL.

      • Thanks Stanley!

        GL

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Awwwwwwwwwww.

    • Owlswald

      Congrats my man!

      • Thanks my wise owl frand!

        GL

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Congrats, man!

      • Thanks Frankie!

        GL

    • Waynecro

      Congrats, GL!

      • Thanks Waynecro!

        GL

        • Waynecro

          Best of luck to you!

          • Thanks. We are trucking along now.

    • Vault Dweller

      Major congratulations are in order, duder.

      Make sure she reports to the Overseer at 0600.

    • killvps
    • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

      Congrats, and welcome to fatherhood! And welcome to the world, little GL!

      http://replygif.net/i/90.gif

  • Never really listened to Toxic Holocaust. They got added to Hells Headbash Part III for this year; just so you know.

    • IronLawnmower

      Listen to Evil Never Dies. Improve your quality of life

  • Dubs

    Came in here expecting Joel grind’s song to be sub-par like the rest of his output, but that was actually pretty cool.

    • Damn dude. Harsh

      • Dubs

        I’ve seen Toxic Holocaust live, and his music just always felt like someone mimicking good music rather than actually writing good music. A charade, if you will.

        • Aren’t they signed to Relapse?

          • Dubs

            Ha, they are. Davie Allan is a legend, though.

          • Owlswald

            Relapse = disappointing.

          • Most of the time yes. Although I am very much looking forward to the new Inverloch album.

          • Owlswald

            To be fair, my thought on them is rather dependent on the fact that many of their bands just aren’t my jam. Others, however, are just not nothing special.

          • Now, definitely so. Years back they released some utterly essential shit. No denying that.

        • this pains me to type: i agree with you

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          So true….haha. Thrash cover band with original songs…wait wut?

        • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

          Sure you’re not thinking of Evile, aka a Slayer cover band that managed to get signed?

  • Toxic Holocaust’s Chemistry of Consciousness was my jam in 2013. Super fun, punk-inspired thrash.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKanmLGBEJA

    Thanks for the recommendation, Joe. This sounds pretty cool, too!

  • Eliza

    That was unexpectedly fun.

  • RustyShackleford

    Sweet! Fun jams. I also dig that cover, fucking sick. This winter has been pretty meh so far, but seems we’re finally going below zero this weekend. Don’t think I can break out the surfboard yet. Yup!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    I would totally blast this on the first warm day of spring

  • Stockhausen

    Winter winding down is always the saddest part of the year. My heart will yearn for piles of frozen corpses and inky blackness.

    That being said, “The Invisible Landscape” is a bangin’ tune.

    • Going to work in the dark just to leave in the dark is a cruel joke. Abolish this horrific winter.

      • more beer

        Clocks go ahead in about a month. So that will end soon enough.

      • You don’t even have to deal with the cold, poser.

        • If I moved to somewhere that got cold, I would surely off myself come December.

          • Stanley

            Yep, I like cold in my ears and cold down my throat, but certainly not on my balls.

          • Fucking right. I haven’t been able to run all this week. Fucking below 0 out here.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            soul crushing polar vortex

          • Shitz rough clown.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            February is the worst for me. Deep despair, cold, storms continue and you’ve already been putting up with 2 months of this crap. NO END IN SITE….

          • I’m the same way, and my birthday is in February. Shit SUUUUCKS.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            The wooooorst! (Not your bday!)

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            jean-ralphio >>>>>>>>

          • Stockhausen

            Characters like that (supposed to be annoying, intentionally awful, etc) usually miss the mark and make me just not watch the show anymore. Jean-Ralphio, however, is the perfect blend of absolutely awful and delusional hysterical. Jean-Ralphio for life.

          • more beer

            60 degrees here today and for about the next week and a half. But that means nothing since it snows into May here.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            So true man. And truth be told I’m exaggerating a bit this year. Its cold and going to get worse soon and we had two feet of snow in 24 hours this year BUT all in all this winter has been light. Last year was the worst I’ve seen since I was knee high to a grasshopper.

          • Last year was by far the worst for us as well. The whole northern east coast was fucked.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Twas a shitshow for sure man!

          • more beer

            It’s been worse than usual here. But that’s okay it is kind of to be expected. But we got a foot of snow last week and it was very cold. Last year wasn’t so bad. Nothing like it was on the east coast.

          • Owlswald

            Any of you have a mountain you can shred to pass the time?

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            sometimes we get an april snow

            that said, its been in the teens the last week or two

          • more beer

            The weather changes here really quickly. I have seen it go from 50 degrees to cold and snow in a matter of hours. But truth be told it isn’t as bad as New York. Since there isn’t all of the moist cold. Which is brutal because that you feel in your bones.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            v much like the weather here, altitude makes it dry cold

          • more beer

            Yes. Plus it is actually considered the high desret here.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            I forget, whereabouts are you now?

          • more beer

            Denver.

          • Óðinn

            Sorry about the Superbore, more beer. I was hoping Denver would lose so your local fans wouldn’t become insufferable.

          • more beer

            So was I. Everyone here has been dressed like a traffic cone here for weeks. I have just made it a point to stay away from downtown. This is what it looked like on Tuesday .https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a55cf4115ad334de2ab63a298c991b3325f16ff3d32899738d77575ca1620929.jpg .

          • Óðinn

            Jesus fuck. That must be everybody in Denver.

          • more beer

            Except me.

          • Óðinn

            Of course.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            O yea!

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            The weather here’s been nice and warm one day, then right back to brutal cold. It’s seriously driving my sinuses up the wall, and I had blood in my sinuses earlier.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Booty Finger Sunday…lol ewww lol ewww

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Lol, know the story behind the name?

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            No , do tell. Lol…I think I want to hear this…

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae
          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            lol, file that under things you do when you have way too much of everything? geeeez….

      • Stockhausen

        Yeah that does suck, especially on days when I want to exercise outside and not on the elliptical. However, we haven’t even had a grim and frostbitten snowstorm this year, and I would trade all the sunshine of summer for snowy gloom.

  • Stanley

    I tell you what, it’s very strange using the Toilet in the afternoon. I’m definitely a morning type of guy.

    • Eliza

      Then I’m the complete opposite. My brain gives the most interesting ideas late at night.

      • Vault Dweller

        #NightSupremacy

      • Stanley

        You’re in Romania, right? 6pm

        • Eliza

          Yep, that the exact hour here right now.

          • Stanley

            So while everyone is wasting time at work, your wasting time when you should be eating dinner.

          • Eliza

            Pretty much. There’s another side to that though, when you come back from work and have free time to waste here, I’m sleeping. Also, you put an extra “i” in Romania.

          • Stanley

            No I didn’t. 🙂

          • Eliza

            Hehe! XD

          • Stanley

            I noticed it as soon as I posted it. Using an iPad for Toileting is not passing muster.

          • Eliza

            I personally don’t get why tablets are a thing. A smartphone does essentially the same things and it is a lot easier to use. In case something needs to be done more professionally, a laptop is much more efficient.

          • Dubs

            I have a Kindle that I enjoy reading on, but I’d also prefer physical books. Sometimes using the Kindle is cheaper, more convenient, especially when travelling.

          • Eliza

            I agree, but reading actual books is a lot more comfortable for me, because that’s the way I’m used to reading and my eyes get tired after long periods of staring at screens. In case I’m travelling, I can always make room for books in the luggage.

          • Stanley

            I don’t buy books anymore. I just use the kindle app on my iPad. It’s awesome for traveling. No more humping books around. I’m a slow reader so it was never too much of a problem for me, but my wife gets through three or four books on a trip. That’s half a wheelie full.

          • Stanley

            Discus on an iPhone is piss poor. iPad is only one step up. Laptop would be better but I don’t have one. I can do most things on my iPad when traveling. It’s never as good as a real computer but the convenience can’t be beat.

          • Eliza

            To be fair, I don’t have an iPhone, so I don’t know what it is like to use it.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            its like daily affirmation of being a hipster

          • Eliza

            I’m only half a hipster, I use a Lenovo phone.

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae
          • Eliza

            🙂

    • Same.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Dick Dale is also a good surf guitarist. I’ll give this Davie Allan guy a listen.

  • Waynecro

    Thanks, Joe. This is pretty interesting. I’m more psyched about this upcoming split, though:

  • IronLawnmower

    I adore toxic holocaust so this is a good thing for me. My friends have even said I look like Joel Grinds long lost son.

  • Dagon

    This is tight as fuck. Reminded me of a band I found out a while ago.

    • Boss the Ross

      Care to share a name?

      • Dagon

        Wait for it haha

        • Boss the Ross

          I tried searching that, i couldn’t find any bands.

          • Dagon

            It’s coming up on the blog soon. Thought it was a good chance to plug them in.

          • Boss the Ross

            Excellent. I look forward to it.

  • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

    Good band, awesome interview!

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    This is good too