While every other purportedly metal concert in the country has been overrun by effete poseurs in sunglasses and patch-infested evening denim-wear, sold out by a whorish desire to appeal to the widest possible audience in chase of greater ROI, and diluted with strict rules of conduct more becoming of a Jagjit Singh ghazal evening than an underground metal show, the Undergrind remains – and has remained for more than ten years – the only gig in town worthy of the epithet “underground”. Year 2017 sees Polish death metal institution Vader descend on Vapour Pub, Bangalore City, a more intimate setting which should be conducive to the band’s crushing and muscular brand of death metal.
The Undergrind series of concerts have provided the only dedicated channel for grindcore, goregrind, and power violence in the country. Supporting Vader this year will be goregrind band Anorectal Ulceration (reviewed here), grind/mince project Nauseate, spazz-grind loons Grossty, and power-violence band xRepeatx. Audiences can expect dense cloudbursts of noise and grind, next to no melody, and limbs flying about, so if you’re one of that rare breed bringing your precious girlfriend to the gig dressed to the nines in her ball gown for a night out on the town, you’d do well to have her positioned out of harm’s way. It isn’t chauvinism, it is common fucking sense. Learn it.
Undergrind 2017 is a joint collaboration between Infinite Dreams Entertainment (of Bangalore Open Air fame) and Undergrind Productions.