OCTOBER 2, 2016
EAT THE TURNBUCKLE
"The Great American Bash Your Head In"
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Released: August 5, 2016
First time I ever saw Eat The Turnbuckle live was at the Union Transfer. Photos I took during their set are within this write up.
These Philadelphia PA (aka "Hostile City") men are completely out of their minds and way over the top. Both in their approach to grind/metal/hardcore/death and their routine. Big grown men beating the crap out of each while they play the music. Blood. Lots of it. Flying off of ladders into a guy being held on a table. Foreign objects raked across the face and smashed on the back.
Check out this video for "Suplex City": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeNVcfCdM4M
Eat the Turnbuckle attacks their music with as much reckless abandon as they treat their body with their wrestling.
Eat the Turnbuckle consists of Chubb Rock, Shlak, Jag 13, Beerdust, Hook and TGO. The biography states they have over 100 years of combined musical experience from The Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza (who is replacing them on the Brujeria gig in Philly Oct 4, 2016 - Eat the Turnbuckle had to drop from the bill), Call the Paramedics, Crack House etc...What I'd really like to know is the combined total number of concussions, stitches, repaired/broken bones, X-rays, the status of their backs etc..
This EP is a perfect blast of Eat the Turnbuckle. If you don't know them, get this. "Get The Tables", "Make You Humble", "Suplex City" "Invader #1 Must Die" and "New World Order" let you perfectly know where they stand. If you know Eat the Turnbuckle, you obtain everything you can.
Check out this video for the song "Get The Tables": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p_uHZR_bRM