Birthed on Halloween night 2005, Mothguts is a band. And said band creates music in the style of what one might call “free-grind.” “Free,” as in “free jazz,” and “Grind,” as in “grindcore.”
Ben Ross – Drums
Chris Welcome – guitar
Mike Noordzy – fretless bass
Anthony Ware – alto sax
and (the fifth beatle as it were)
Chris “sparkplug” Carratello – compositions. The music is a combination of jazz, metal, hardcore, and noise with a great deal of improvisation. It’s influences would include bands and artists like Painkiller, Last Exit, Anal Cunt, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Naked City, Anthony Braxton, and Arnold Schoenberg to name but a few. Mothguts have self-released three CD’s (2 of original material and a Christmas record.), and have a split 12’ vinyl on Kitchen Dweller records (U.K.) In addition to that they’re in the process of making 2 more albums this year, including one with avant-garde trumpet legend Herb Robertson. They’re toured much of the east coast and continue to do so. They’ve been known to do silly things like making every CD and t-shirt by hand and playing whole sets of instrumental Sabbath covers. You can find Mothguts at www.myspace.com/mothguts and very frequently at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch.
This is the first record.