Sonic Attack 237


  1. Apartment 213 – Headache – Cleveland Power Violence
  2. Godflesh – Post Self – Post Self
  3. Sect – Liberal Arts – No Cure for Death
  4. Dead Retinas – The Great Divider – Coup De Grace
  5. Spook The Horses – Blessed Veins – People Used To Live Here
  6. Apartment 213 – Severed – Cleveland Power Violence
  7. Apartment 213 – Power of Tools/Apply Your Make Up – Collected Violence
  8. Sect – Open Grave – No Cure for Death
  9. Zong – The Creator Has A Master Plan – Zong
  10. Gridfailure – It Came From In There – When The Lights Go Out Vol. 1
  11. Dead Retinas – Rattlesnake – Coup De Grace
  12. Godflesh – Mortality Sorrow – Post Self
  13. Apartment 213 – Chalk Outline – Collected Violence
  14. Hangman – Abandoned – A Vile Decree
  15. Sect – Least Resistance – No Cure for Death
  16. Godflesh – Mirror of Finite Light – Post Self
  17. Dead Retinas – Sins of the Father – Coup De Grace

Sonic Attack 226


  1. Hairy Chapter – There’s A Kind Of Nothing – Can’t Get Through
  2. Ufomammut – Babel – 8
  3. BLK OPS – Hallucinogenic Bomb Vest – Split EP with Cave Bastard
  4. Gridfailure – Cabal – I Shall Not Survive Another Winter
  5. Helrunar – Grátr – Grátr
  6. Deos – Embalmed in Tears of Sorrow – Fortitude.Pain.Suffering
  7. Binah – The Emissary – Hallucinating In Resurrecture
  8. Hhahda – Under The Moonfog – Avernal Mitic Black Poetry
  9. Cave Bastard – Vatos Ciegos – Split EP with BLK OPS
  10. Vatican – Boundless Image – Ache of Eternity
  11. Gridfailure – Hari Kiri Superstars – I Shall Not Survive Another Winter
  12. World War XXIV – Heart Attack – Flowers From The Dustbin

Sonic Attack 213


  1. Chambre Froide – L’Opprobre – Rouges Chapelles
  2. Gridfailure – Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here – Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here
  3. Necrot – The Blade – Blood Offerings
  4. Ungesehen – Grasslich – Unaussprechliches Entsetzen
  5. Solar Temple – Rays of Brilliance – Rays of Brilliance
  6. Chambre Froide – Cicatrices – Rouges Chapelles
  7. Gravetemple – A Szarka (The Magpie) – Impassable Fears
  8. Gridfailure – Paranoia Will Not Coagulate – Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here
  9. Necrot – Beneath – Blood Offerings
  10. Ungesehen – Kein Licht – Unaussprechliches Entsetzen



The Solar Temple on track 5 is the Dutch band rather than the one from Washington D.C.

Sonic Attack 212


  1. Red Kross – Burn Out/Cover Band – Burn Out
  2. Slægt – Succumb – Domus Mysterium
  3. Gridfailure – Gaze Of Aversion – Scathed
  4. Chrome – Administer The Treatment – Techromancy
  5. Suicidal Tendencies – I Saw Your Mommy – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  6. The Meatmen – One Down Three To Go – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  7. Soundgarden – Blood On The Valley Floor – King Animal
  8. Shadow of Doubt – Beyond – No Mercy
  9. Angry Samoans – Lights Out – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  10. Red Kross – Cover Band/Annette’s Got The Hits/I Hate My School — Red Kross EP
  11. Chrome – Pyramid of Planets – Techromancy
  12. Hüsker Dü – Statues – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  13. Urinals – I’m A Bug – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  14. Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia- Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  15. Bad Brains – Pay to Cum – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  16. Really Red – Modern Needs – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  17. Stains – John Wayne Was A Nazi – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  18. Government Issue – Fun and Games – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  19. Mission of Burma – That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate – Faster & Louder: Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
  20. Red Kross – Clorox Girls/S & M Party/Standing In Front Of Poseur – Red Kross
  21. Slægt – The Tower – Domus Mysterium


New York solo outfit GRIDFAILURE returns with Scathed, which will see free digital download and handmade CDR through Minneapolis-based Darker Days Ahead on June 2nd.

While many recent and forthcoming GRIDFAILURE titles bring together collaborations and contributions from a wide range of like minded noise-niks, Scathed is a solo effort.   as creator David Brenner delivers ten unpredictable pieces. Layered with  guitars and bass, percussion,   keys/synth, theremin, didgeridoo, xylophone, harmonica, and more, the songs are a mix of ambient exploration and full on noise coupled with fevered vocal howling. With fifty-three minutes of material performed, recorded, and mixed by Brenner, whose photos/layout complete the record, Scathed delivers an aural adventure not for the faint-hearted.

GRIDFAILURE released the Hostile Alchemy record at the end of March, and Dendritic, a collaborative album with Megalophobe, at the end of April. The outfit continues to finalize the Teeth Collection and Drought Stick albums, more collaborations with Megalophobe, and much more for release.  .

Darker Days Ahead also recently issued the diverse Death Season Six compilation which features GRIDFAILURE’s “Shallow Epicenter,” as well as contributions from Never Presence Forever, Megalophobe, Cory Schumacher, Dusthallowed, Teeth Engraved With The Names Of The Dead, and many others. Download the album for free and buy the limited CD HERE.

The album will be featured on Sonic Attack 212.

Sonic Attack 203


  1. Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On – The Dancer
  2. Gridfailure & Megalophobe – Niche Differentiation – Dendritic
  3. Silence Equals Death – Peacemaker – End Times
  4. Isenordal – Of Winged Fire And Crawling Shadow – Shores of Mourning
  5. Mary Ocher – Firstling II – The West Against The People
  6. Cocaine Piss – Cosmic Bullshit – The Dancer
  7. Silence Equals Death – Weakness – End Times
  8. Nuclearhammer – The Ancient One – Obliteration Ritual
  9. Gridfailure & Megalophobe  – Die Feindlichen Alchemisten mit Glocken – Dendritic
  10. Silence Equals Death – Reparations – End Times
  11. Mary Ocher – Wulkania – The West Against The People
  12. Pharmakon – Sleepwalking Form – Contact
  13. Cocaine Piss – Sex Weirdos -The Dancer

Ambient explorations from Gridfailure and Megalophobe

GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE present Dendritic, a collaborative, ambient album with several special guest musicians. The record is set for independent release in late April for Arbor Day – the holiday which celebrates and encourages planting and caring for trees — and the two acts will physically plant a tree for every preorder of the record placed.

In mid-January, Brooklyn-based Benjamin Levitt, aka, MEGALOPHOBE, travelled north to record source material for upcoming GRIDFAILURE recordings with founder David Brenner. However, the session quickly became an ambient, improv jam. As Levitt’s effects-laced accordion howled its sorrowful, sometimes scathing tones, Brenner fed random loops and elements of keys, synth, guitar, Theremin, didgeridoo, pedal effects, and more into the mix. After several hours of pseudoscience, within this bizarre mesh of tones, there remained a solid foundation for what is now dubbed Dendritic.

Following the initial session, nature/field recordings from several continents were brought into the mix, as well as contributions from several special guest musicians. Trumpet was provided to the track “A Corpse At Every Funeral,” courtesy of Mac Gollehon, who has played on over two-hundred gold and platinum albums, including records by David Bowie, Miles Davis, Blondie, Onyx, Duran Duran, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, and countless others. Guitar contributions were supplied by Liz Ciavarella-Brenner on “Phantom Climate,” Rob Levitt on “Divergence On A Finite Domain,” and Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes) on “Niche Differentiation,” and field recordings from Jon Paris (Rack) were used in “Coils Of Rope Still Sway From The Timbers.” A revision of GRIDFAIURE’s “Hostile Alchemist” – to which Levitt also contributed during these sessions — is delivered in, “Die Feindlichen Alchemisten mit Glocken,” which features guest vocals by Friederike Schüür. Dendritic is completed with and immersive, abstract artwork/layout by Emily Vanderpol of Infinity Things Studios.

Marking MEGALOPHOBE’s maiden release, and GRIDFAILURE’s second release of the year so far, the two acts will independently release Dendritic digitally on Friday, April 28th, in celebration of Arbor Day, with a cassette to see release shortly afterward.

With EVERY preorder, a seedling tree will be purchased the two artists will plant the trees throughout the NYC/Hudson Valley region.

Stream Dendritic’s opening track “Niche Differentiation” and find preorders to plant trees at MEGALOPHOBE’s Bandcamp HERE and GRIDFAILURE’s Bandcamp HERE.

MEGALOPHOBE is contributing to tracks on GRIDFAILURE’s upcoming Teeth Collection and Drought Stick albums, and will release new solo material in the coming months. Both artists are already planning a second collaboration, and will also begin performing live together this year.

The album featured on Sonic Attack Podcast on March 27th 2017