Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide signing of thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The Philadelphia-based band is already working on its new ..album.., titled "Ghostmaker", expected for release early spring 2012. The four-piece tested some of their new material via a string of regional shows this past weekend and expect to tour in support of the album once released.
Comments guitarist Ryan Moll: "We are psyched to be on Candlelight.
"Right now we are in the studio working on our third and most intense release to date. This album promises to be the fastest, darkest, most relentless and insane album yet. It will contain some of the most bone-crushing, graveyard stomping, ..Frankenstein../Dracula/Wolfman hate-fuck riffage written thus far."
Adds guitarist Matt Moore: "Our wretched new masterpiece will be finished soon enough. Each ..song.. has its own distinct and strange aura of speed, darkness, brute strength, violence, cunning, and power. Like any respectable band, we have raised the bar and taken on musical and lyrical concepts that would drive commoners insane. Faster. Louder. Darker. Crazier."
Formed in 2002, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER dropped several underground releases, including a split seven-inch single and a live album, before signing with Relapse for its studio debut, "Buried In The Front Yard", released October 2005. The band would keep busy with additional split recordings, "Speed N Spikes Vol. II" (2008) and "Urine Trouble" / "Nothing Defeats the Skull" (2008) before getting back in to the studio for their second full-length, "Living For Death"; "Destroying The Rest" also released by Relapse January 2009. The band supported ABSU for a 22-date U.S./Canadian tour in April 2009, a tour with DECEASED in 2010, and has been performing ..regionally.. since.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER currently features guitarist/vocalist Matt Moore, bassist/vocalist Shawn Riley, drummer Pat Battaglia, and guitarist Ryan Moll.
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is not changing it’s name even though ‘the internet’ said we were. We will have a new album in 2011. Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is elusive and it’s true motives are unknown. Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is bigger than ‘The Devil’
Well well well, here we are again touring the entire country during the summer. Thanks for everyone's support; the turnouts for all shows so far have been great! We started out at a familiar venue in Trenton NJ and had a great time as always at Championships. Newport News VA was a fun as hell event with our friends Possessor. True Mad Max madmen from hell!! The venue was also sandwiched in between 2 "strip" clubs even though the girls didn't strip and weren't... hot. Oh well, we got no money to spend on skank to tease us anyway. Next stop was Nashville to play at The Muse for our 3rd time. Third time must be the charm since it was a fantastic evening. Thanks to my friend Diana for taking pics of our performance. Be on the lookout for the pics soon. Also if you're ever there try the pizza upstairs. It RULES. After that, an epic journey ensued to make it to Dallas the next day. Good times playing with Silver tongued Devil and Obsidian throne. Also great to see our friend Russ. Amarillo was next. Great turnout for this free show! We raged at a local cheap ass hotel with our old friend Paul and his Canadian friend Brenda. So great to catch up with them. Next we head to Vegas and played our first show of the tour with Deceased. Absolutely great performance from these legends of Zombie Death thrash!! Also there were some great openers at this show, but the highlight for me was to see my Uncle John and hang out with him. Can't wait to get out to Vegas again to see him again. Next we played a couple shows in Tucson AZ and Phoenix. We had a great time playing these shows with Chaos Ascending and then staying with Pat's dad and his wife for a few days. Thanks again for putting us up. Next was beautiful San Diego and the hills of Escondido were raged apart once again after playing for our friend Joe and staying at his house. Thanks so much dude. Also i finally got to see who is more powerful, Mortal Kombat or the DC universe by battling on his PS3. The answer? Well, both. For instance, superman is a wimp and batman rules so... yeah. Check out part 2 of our tour blog in a few days you misfits and maniacs!!