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Klem Fandango of the Fandango Citadel The more I see Colin Marston’s name pop up, the better music seems to get.

Also, this is phenomenal. This is the kind of thing to hear when you’re just about bored of grind. JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS OUT...
xCHICKEN SANDWICHx Grind can be a bit one-note and boring. This album is very much not that at all. This is art.
Lars Gotrich
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Lars Gotrich Hands down, the most gripping grindcore album of 2020. Chatta is where these Nepalese grindsters truly become a New York band, absorbing a world of noise pollution — powerviolence riffs, psychedelic death-metal guitar solos, spectral chord voicings, blast-beaten hardcore, free-jazz madness — to present a clear-eyed vision of destruction. Favorite track: Antim Bhet.
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Pahilo Bhet 01:41
Andho Manis 00:57
Bhramit 00:48
Hantakari 00:15
Pakhandi 01:10
Adhunikata 00:25
Sano Dhukur 00:42
Kalilo 00:41
Barood 00:56
Murkha 00:56
Antim Bhet 03:11
Trishna 04:38


Nepal’s Gurkha Commando Blast Team return with their sophomore LP, Chatta. Utterly unbound and obliterating all boundaries, the collective takes cues from their recent sonic experiments collaborating with extreme artists from across the globe (Sao Paulo’s Test, Japan’s Retortion Terror, et al), culminating in their most realized sound to date.

Trademark hyper-ballistic dual battery blasting fuels frantic angular riffing at extreme velocities and fuses feverish frequencies in a swirling chaotic amalgam of free improvisation and cacophonous tribal noise. Guests appearances from Takafumi Matsubara, Colin Marston and the ‘Himalayan Halen’ delivers trademark virtuosic string shredding but the sonic shock of improvised saxophone and free noise acoustic soundscapes shatters barriers, taking the sound to new unexpected heights.

And that’s just Side 1. The B Side introduces a variety of eclectic artists from the far reaches of the extreme underground (Deaf Kids, Test & more) to dissect, mangle and remix select tracks from the studio session, engendering a relentless headfuck in a gnarled web of gabber, electro, and dub hybrids. Produced by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Encenathrakh, Arctopus).

"Hands down, the most gripping grindcore album of 2020." -Lars Gotrich/Viking's Choice

"A masterclass in efficient modern grindcore." -Can This Even Be Called Music

"a tremendous leap into new territories..." -Nine Circles

"...gene-splices fully feral, lightspeed trad-grind with techy blurs of Escher-level angular implausibility." - TheQuietus

Chepang - Chatta LP
100 Clear Vinyl - 100 
Black Vinyl (Nerve Altar Exclusive)
100 Yellow/Pink/Blue Splatter Vinyl (Band Exclusive)
100 Red/Black Stripe Vinyl (Band Exclusive)
200 Mint Green w/ White Splatter Vinyl (Holy Goat Exclusive)
Full Color Heavyweight Jackets, B&W Insert
Preorder now - Available May 22, 2020 on Nerve Altar
Released in cooperation with Holy Goat Records
European customers should order from HGR


released May 22, 2020

Produced by Colin Marston at Menegroth, Thousand Caves
Saxophone/Solo Guitar Improvisations on Pahilo Bhet, Bhramit, Antim Bhet & Trishna: Mette Rasmussen and Tashi Dorje
Double Shred Solo on Murkha & Antim Bhet: Takafumi Matsubara and Diwas Gurung
Additional Solos on Sano Dhukur & Kalilo: Diwas Gurung
Cover Artwork: Srijit Raj Bhandari, Color: Dibeshor Guring
Design: Aaron Nichols


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