keskiviikko 12. joulukuuta 2012

The Hangover Sessions

We recorded the first Throat full length release last weekend.

Ilpo Heikkinen, the Finnish equivalent for Bob Rock/Mutt Lange/Steve Albini handled the recording duties and will now work his magick to mix and master our shit.

When will the record be released? We don't know.

Who's releasing it? We don't know that either.

maanantai 22. lokakuuta 2012

Oulu rules!!!

We had a blast in Oulu last weekend!!! Thanks to Ville/Paskakaupunni ry, Baxter Stockman and especially to the Hebosagil darlings.

After we survive this hangover, we'll start adding finishing touches to what will hopefully become our debut full length... stay tuned for updates.

maanantai 15. lokakuuta 2012

This week: Tampere & Oulu!!!

We're playing two shows this week and these are the last ones confirmed for 2012.

On Thursday, October 18th were taking part in the Lost in Music Festival by playing at Vastavirta, Tampere with Woodrue and Tombstoned.

On Saturday, October 20th we'll haul our asses to Oulu and Nuclear Nightclub once again to play with our good friends Hebosagil and Baxter Stockman as well as Circle and Death Trip.

Bodegas, beer and bad mood.

tiistai 25. syyskuuta 2012

Perte et Fracas règles!

The excellent French webzine wrote a review of the Throat/Black Sun split 7":

We're playing two shows in October:

October 18th @ Lost in Music Festival, Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Woodrue, Tombstoned

October 20th @ Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Circle, Death Trip

maanantai 3. syyskuuta 2012

Screw you!

These brand spanking new Throat t-shirts will be available at Fleshpresstival this weekend!

Next week they'll be available from Kaos Kontrol as well as our Bandcamp merch page.

perjantai 31. elokuuta 2012

Throat/Black Sun split 7" available now!!

We received our copies of the Throat/Black Sun split 7" today and it's now available via Kaos Kontrol mailorder:

We're opening the Fleshpresstival at Lepakkomies, Helsinki next Friday and we should have new t-shirts available by then as well. Photo of the design coming as soon as we receive the shirts from the printers.

maanantai 20. elokuuta 2012

sunnuntai 19. elokuuta 2012

keskiviikko 8. elokuuta 2012

Merch on Bandcamp

We've added some merch to Bandcamp's new and handy merchandise page.

We'll keep all the currently available records, shirts etc. available, but it's still advised to direct your orders to Kaos Kontrol for best combined shipping rates.

The Throat/Black Sun split 7"s will be available soon and hopefully we'll get some new shirts printed shortly as well!

tiistai 7. elokuuta 2012

Throat/Black Sun split 7" out now!!!

After a long wait, the Throat/Black Sun split 7" is finally out in the Hell Comes Home Vol 1 12x7" series.

You can stream/download our track "Anal Paranoid" from our Bandcamp page:

We will be receiving our copies of the split 7" soon and they will be available from Kaos Kontrol when they're here. In the meantime you can order from Hell Comes Home.

There was some mix-up on the insert page and our piece of lyrics were replaced by someone else's, but we don't really give a shit...

keskiviikko 1. elokuuta 2012

Throat/Fleshpress split 7" free download!

The Throat/Fleshpress split 7" is now sold out from Kult of Nihilow and Kaos Kontrol, so we've uploaded the Throat side of the vinyl on Bandcamp for free download.

tiistai 31. heinäkuuta 2012

Damned by Light interview

The Finnish Damned by Light webzine did a nice Throat interview a few days ago, check it out here:

It's in English for the pleasure of all you un-Finns!

perjantai 13. heinäkuuta 2012

Throat heart Hässäkkäpäivät 2012

(photos by Janne Korkko)

Hässäkkäpäivät 2012 was a blast! Thanks to the organisers for everything.

Also, huge thanks to Pete and the rest of the Hebosagil bungholes for accomodation and drinking company, and to Kovaa Rasvaa for the ultimate bailando trips to Oulu and back.

We're in the final stages of preparing some new shit for recording, so watch this space for news!

The Throat/Black Sun split 7" on Hell Comes Home shouldn't be too far away either...

torstai 21. kesäkuuta 2012

Oldies, not goodies!

We discovered a bunch of "Good Times" tapes and "Adult Situations" 7" vinyls from the Throat vaults. These are the final copies that will be available from us, so once they're gone, they're gone forever!

If you want to order these, go to the Kaos Kontrol webstore:

Bodegas are not included!

EDIT: If you want the "Good Times" tape, you're late since they're gone already!

torstai 14. kesäkuuta 2012

Throat heart Unsane & Big Business

We had a blast with Unsane & Big Business last Sunday at Kuudes Linja, Helsinki! Thanks so much to the bands + crew for the best evening ever.

Next up: our friends Anne & Kerttu celebrate their birthdays at Klubi, Turku on June 30th and we'll be there to spoil their fun. A week later we're playing at the Hässäkkäpäivät festival in Oulu.

"Hoitajaako nyt tarvitaan..."

keskiviikko 16. toukokuuta 2012

Throat + Unsane + Big Business

Throat will be supporting the mighty UNSANE and BIG BUSINESS at Kuudes Linja in Helsinki on Sunday, June 10th!!!

Needless to say we are pretty much over the fucking moon about it!

maanantai 14. toukokuuta 2012

Piparnakkeli hallitsee!

Jouni Parkku from the Finnish Piparnakkelin Pandaluola blog wrote a nice review of the "Licked Inch Fur" 12":

perjantai 20. huhtikuuta 2012

Rock-A-Rolla rules!

Alex Deller in Rock-A-Rolla (Issue 37 Apr/May 2012) had these nice things to say about the "Pee" 7":

"More ugly, misshapen goods from Finland's Throat, the first track a brilliantly heinous dirge full of hunch-backed riffing and strings slowly bent so as to produce maximum unpleasantness. Pet Peeves over side B has a tad more pace to which, if truth be told, isn't quite as becoming as their snail's pace slog, but still a worthy enough listen if you prefer the likes of 16, Unsane and Tile to anything remotely carefree or cheerful."

maanantai 16. huhtikuuta 2012

Boring as Fuck photos

Thanks to the Boring as Fuck guys, Sokea Piste and our main men Hebosagil for a great show in Helsinki!

Photos by Ilpo Heikkinen and Steve Alibini.

torstai 12. huhtikuuta 2012

Bandcamp and free shit!

We now have a Bandcamp page where you can download all sold out releases FOR FREE and soon we'll add samples of currently available releases as well.

We'll still be mostly sticking to our turntables and tape decks, so don't expect us to go too digital on your ass...

Lammas Zine hallitsee!

The Finnish Lammas Zine did a nice review of the "Pee" 7":

keskiviikko 4. huhtikuuta 2012

Marsuli hallitsee!

Marsuli #8 zinestä löytyy Throat haastattelu ja paljon muutakin mielenkiintoista! Tilauksia voi laittaa osoitteeseen:
ersulimarsuli [at] hotmail [dot] com
ja parin viikon päästä zineä saa myös Kaos Kontrol distrosta.

In English: There's a nice Throat interview in the Finnish Marsuli #8 zine. If you want to learn Finnish, this is the place to start!

tiistai 27. maaliskuuta 2012

Crucial Blast rules!

Adam from Crucial Blast Records wrote nice reviews of the "Licked Inch Fur" 12" and the "Pee" 7"!

THROAT "Pee" 7"
Some of the best sludge rock has been coming out of Finland lately, and at the very top of that heap is Throat. Their grueling low-slung dirge rock offers nods to the early 90's heyday of this kind of ugly, angular racket without ever sounding like an exercise in nostalgia, thanks in large part to the total ferocity with which these bass-thugs attack their music. This limited edition 7" (issued by Kaos Kontrol, only three hundred and thirty copies pressed) gives us another two new songs, "Prison Shower" and "Pet Peeves", short but skull-cracking blocks of crushing, twitchy sludginess that will give fans of bands like Tad, Unsane, The Jesus Lizard, Black Elk, Pissed Jeans and Oxbow a nice buzz. The first song is one of the meanest sounding songs from the band so far, a bludgeoning battery of skronky, lopsided riffing, and howled vocals slightly doused with distortion, a pounding percussive drive and more than a hint of pending violence. The flipside is noisier, the rhythm section locking into a vicious staggering groove while the guitar slashes and stabs with dissonant chords and noxious stop/start key changes, then slipping into a more driving, rocking passage about halfway through before finally turning into this massive dragging dirge at the end that fucking pulverizes even as it piles a ton of ominous atmosphere onto the proceedings. Love the Sub Pop visual references of the record sleeve, too. Recommended as always to fans of hateful, brute-force sludge-rock.

THROAT "Licked Inch Fur" 12"
After a run of supremely thuggish 7" Eps that I've raved about here at C-blast, the Finnish noise-rock band finally produced a longer piece of work last year with this four song 12" called Licked Inch Fur. The record came out as a joint effort between At War With False Noise, Kaos Kontrol and a couple of other labels, and the grinding angular assault on display here is just as brutal as the stuff on their 7"s. There's a dank reek that comes off this record, like someone brought this album back tucked under their arm after a long tour through musty back rooms with cheap wall paneling, filthy yellowed bed sheets, unidentifiable fluid stains on the carpet, dark basements, messy drug dens. This wasted vibe seeps into every second of the dissonant ugly sludge-rock on Licked Inch Fur, and it's fantastic. Songs like "Stampede", "Wake Down" and "Piggie" glom together more of Throat's bludgeoning bottom-heavy riffing that's wound tight around the rhythm section's lurching power, often offering their slower crushing dirges at brain-smashing levels of aggression, but also throwing in a lot of faster, more urgent parts that keep the music from stagnating in pools of grimy sludge for too long. There's lots of powerful tribal drumming and noisy guitar work that hints at the apocalyptic force of older Neurosis, and their jagged riffing and noisy high-end guitar scrape has a lot of extra weight from Throat's massive metallic crunch. They've always had a heavy 90's noise rock influence with echoes of Melvins, Fudge Tunnel, Unsane and Hammerhead rippling through the bulldozing feedback-soaked heaviness, but Throat put a harsher, more aggressive edge on their songs, cranking up the sludge quotient, the singer belting out his anti-social rants in a bloodied howl, without losing the ability to turn out a catchy hook such as that found on "Piggie". The heaviest song on Licked Inch Fur is the last one, though; "Poolpisser" crawls through a tar-haze dirge that finds the band at their slowest, dishing a nearly doom-laden slab of slow motion crush that's got some dirty, twangy guitar going on within the eerie melody lurking just beneath the surface of this song. Throat gets better every time I grab a new record from them, and anyone into heavy, dark noise-rock really needs to start listening to these guys now.

maanantai 26. maaliskuuta 2012

Boring as Fuck

Thanks to everyone who made the shows in Helsinki and Lahti so great! Good bands, good gigs, good beer, good cigarillos!

We're playing April 14th at the Boring as Fuck -club in Sir Oliver, Helsinki. Hebosagil and Sokea Piste are joining us, so it will be a blast!