>Today’s New Band – hntrhntr

>Categorisation – one of the many concepts that send the more humourless rock star into paroxysms of righteous anger – “We don’t want to be pigeon-holed, maaan,” they cry, whilst continuing to grind out a single style of music for the whole of their careers. Most record shops, though, bravely risk the wrath of these tortured rock ‘n’ roll artists, and go ahead and categorise CDs willy-nilly.

This is done mainly out of kindness, to make it all very easy for those of us who are not mouthbreathing morons to steer clear of the Best Mum in the World…Ever! CDs in the ‘Cds For Cretins’ section. Often though, even the most astute of the shop owners will struggle to categorise the bands that are so wilfully obtuse that you will often find a resulting ‘Just Noise!!!!!!’ section, usually just after the ‘Experimental Bolivian Dub’ niche.

This is probably where you’d find Today’s New Band, Hntrhntr – a band whose love of breakneck schizo freak-out noise-mageddon is only matched by their hatred of vowels. The truly lovely thing about this kind of music is that is entirely polarises opinion – no-one ‘kind of’ likes it. You’ll either find the short, frankly bonkers, songs on their MySpace page such as brth and ptchbtch to be ZOMG!!! AWESOME!!! or ZOMG!!! WTF!!!, with little room for intellectual maneuver. brth sounds like what you’d hear if you were mummified in custard whilst being beaten to death with spanners, and cmblst is what it would sound like if you suddenly fell into a space-time wormhole and found youself 4 miles above Jupiter, descending rapidly through sulphur clouds.

They’re headpoundingly brilliant, blasting your ears with sounds from your worst/best nightmares – and you’ll decide whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing within about 10 seconds.

>Today’s New Band – Coprophagia

>Ah, Shock Rock. Where would we be without you? Your combination of ‘controversial’ subject matter and RAWK make you a partially welcome addition to the rock ‘n’ roll .

Similarly, Thrash Metal – the most misunderstood of the myriad of Metal sub-genres. Those who deride it see its exponents as Kerrr-ayzeee lunatics who happen to have a bunch of guitars and a love for CHUGGA-CHUGGA-CHUGGA guitar sounds.

So who would be brave enough to combine both of these under appreciated facets of rock? Bid welcome to today’s new band are Coprophagia. The act of coprophagia itself is the worst thing you can imagine doing, and then after you’ve done it, going and doing the second worse thing you can imagine doing. If you’re still not sure what Coprophagia is, have a quick wander over to Wikipedia and back, here.

Coprophagia the band are Japanese, crazy and heavy. Very heavy. They must either have a wonderful sense of humour, or be actually deranged. The songs available to listen to on their Myspace page www.myspace.com/coprophagia666 are called:

  1. Coprophagia (of course)
  2. Lost of Anal Virgin
  3. Final Enema Attack – and finally, possibly the greatest name for a song of all time:
  4. Boost Up Anal Vomit.

For these reasons, and these reasons alone, you should visit their site. Enjoy.

Thanks to reader Scatman Jamie for suggesting Coprophagia as today’s band. If you know a band that would be good for us to listen to and put on the site, send us an email at the link on the right! We’ll listen to every band you suggest.

NOTE: A New Band A Day will be running on a slightly educed schedule next week, as we’re on holiday. But everything we’ll be back to normal after that. And for those of you waiting for the next ANBAD radio show – fear not, it will follow at the end of next week.