Escuela Grind


New England extreme metal powerhouse, Escuela Grind, will release the new EP, 'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL', on January 12, 2024.

Recorded with Will Killingsworth, mixed by the GRAMMY-winning Kurt Ballou (High on Fire), and mastered by Nick Townsend (Cheap Trick, Dr. Dre), the EP houses four new songs including the lead cut, "Ball and Chain", and "Meat Magnet", featuring a guest appearance by Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway. 

Today, Escuela Grind releases a video for "Meat Magnet", directed by Michael Jari Davidson (Alice In Chains). The unsettling cut features a vox-off between the aforementioned Greenway and Escuela Grind vocalist Katerina Economou interspliced with exhilarating live footage of the band tearing it down. 


"Meat Magnet' is a pretty crunchy sort of track, and I was able to really wrap my vocal cords around it," says Greenway when asked for comment on the collaboration. "Enthusiasm oozes out of the pores of Escuela Grind. How can you not get on board with that?"

Escuela Grind's 'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' EP is the crown jewel in a themed trilogy of releases, including the duo of 2020 EPs 'PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE' and 'GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE', which saw the band espousing its unique takes on the respective underground music sub-genres. 'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' delivers the first new Escuela Grind music since the release of last year's celebrated full-length LP, 'Memory Theater', hailed by The New York Times as ''an opus of extremity", "witheringly intense yet righteously life-affirming" by SPIN, "the heaviest Escuela Grind have ever sounded" by Decibel, and both "a masterclass in punishing, invigorating grindcore" and "a fascinatingly intellectual take on the genre" by Revolver.

'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' is the third installment of our EP series where we dive into the genres that most influence this band," offers Economou. "Finishing this trilogy has been years in the works. We are so excited to release these songs as they are perhaps the best reflection of our live performance. The stage has honed these hectic songs to perfection. Originally we were going to have three songs on this EP, but we wanted to create another track that had a huge buildup. This eventually developed into this brutal song, "Ball and Chain", that marks the point in our live shows where we have a wall of death every night. Lyrically, it references death metal tropes of murder and revenge, but with a decidedly feminine angle."   

  In sync with the release of 'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL'Escuela Grind will launch a U.S. headlining tour on January 10. The five-week, 39-city winter trek will criss-cross the country, running through February 17. Support on the Escuela Grind tour will be provided by Take Offense, Come Meirda, Slow Pulse, Bonginator, Frog Mallet, and Brat.