WARSORE started in Melbourne, Australia in
mid 1995. There was a big grind/hardcore/punk/crust scene here with
lots of cool bands.The
original WARSORE line up was Paul-guitar ,Erik-drums,Ryan-bass,
Eugene-vocals.But this line up only played 2 shows and it was
only improvised noisecore=no actual real songs were made. But still
heavily influenced by old Swedish and Japanese hardcore/punk bands.Then
Ryan got kicked out and Eugene left so he could sing in grindcore
band DISGORGE. Then I joined on bass and we got Den (DISGORGE-drums)
to do vocals, Eric also played guitar for this band DISGORGE. So
WARSORE and DISGORGE were like brother bands!!!
We played heaps of cool
local shows with DISGORGE and lots of other bands like STAND AGAINST
and DRUNKARD. There was a cool venue called the Arthouse who used to
put on a lot of punk/crust shows.And they still have some cool shows
still to this day. Then we decided to release the WARSORE /
DISGORGE split 7" on our own label called VIOLENT SWING Records.Only
100 copies were made on clear wax (now this is very hard to
find!!!--but it is very bad quality sound!!!) mostly this was given
to friends. Next we made the "Open Wound" demotape (again
on VIOLENT SWING Records) and we sent a lot to different bands
around the world and I think it was this tape that really got us
known in the scene and then we started to get lots of mail from
people who heard the demo and got some offers to do split 10"
and 7"s. So we were just happy that someone was
interested to hear our noise!!!Erik did all WARSORE recordings and
production on every WARSORE release--we would always have our own
studio set up and various members houses at different times--so we
would never have to pay for studio costs!!! We toured to Adelaide (another
big city in Australia) together with our friends DISGORGE -it was
easier to tour with DISGORGE cause its only 6 members for 2 bands!!!haha
Then in 1998 we toured Singapore and Malaysia with our friends
Demisor. We knew 1 member Memeng cause he came to Australia a few
years before so was great to be able to hang out with those guys!!!
Then in 1999 we toured Japan with our friends Gore Beyond Necropsy.
They had come to Melbourne also same time as Memeng from Demisor!!!
And those GBN dudes are really crazy!!! haha and yeah we got to play
with many great Japanese grind/punk/fast bands like Senseless
Apocalypse,Fuck on the Beach etc. There was also a lot of talk about
us touring Europe. We really wanted to and we were made a lot of
promises - but it was just all talk and no action!! and then we
split up before it could be finally organised. The line up remained
the same --except for the "Brutal Reprisal" 7" just
before we recorded this Den got kicked out of the band-so we got Bo
on vocals for this release.But then Erik moved to Japan and Paul
moved to USA. So that was the end of WARSORE forever. But this
recording wasnt released until some years later as the "Brutal
Reprisal" 7" and it is the last ever WARSORE recording.......
Then i started to get
bored -so i made some terrible shitnoisecore band called FAECAL FORK!!!
There exists a demo and a split tape with noise kings Sonic Disorder
Huge thanks goes out to all the total grindcore maniacs who helped
out in any way..it is truly appreciated!...stay fucking grindcore
forever!!!..... cheers Mark Harvey/WARSORE