GRUMO (“Clot”, “Gore”) is a grindcore band formed in 2004 in Modena (Italy), when Riki (vocals) and Nico (drums) got together. At the beginning, the sound was inspired by bands like Anal Cunt and early Napalm Death, with tracks often under 40 sec. The purpose was to play pure noisecore, with explicit and sharp but funny lyrics.
The first demo, K.a.r.n.e. (“Meat”) was unleashed in 2006 and over the next years many splits were recorded. During the years, the band has played many gigs and festivals (Porco Dio Fest, September to Dismember 3th, Roma A-Bestial Fest), supporting both Italian (Cripple Bastards, Dysmorfic, Repulsione, Jesus Ain’t in Poland…) and international bands (Holocausto Canibal, D-Compose, Sakatat, Social Chaos, Yack, Captain Cleanoff, Sete Star Sept).
Although the first 8 years were characterized by few line-up changes, 2012 marked a significant turning point: the first record, Voglio Vederti Sprofondare (“I Want to See You Sink”), was released through independent labels and a new guitarist (Simmi) and a new bass player (Marco) joined the band. The band finally find a more personal sound and plays grindcore combined with elements of old school death metal. GRIND IS PROTEST!