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Maggo Wenzel - Oppressive Vokills

Active in the band since fall 2008. Songwriting & lyrics. Was active as shouter in the bands "Inzest" (Deathcore) and "Tristwood" (Industrial Metal).

Equipment: Shure Mic

Inspired by: Pantera, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Despised Icon, Nasum ...


Harry Gandler - 7 String Distortion

Founding member of Mastic Scum in 1992. Songwriting, lyrics and graphic design. General information, management & booking.

Equipment: ESP/LTD 7-String, Kemper Powered Amp, Marshall Vintage Cabs, D`Addario Strings.

Supported by: Steinberg, D`Addario Strings, AMT Electronics, Value Merch, Catapult Promotion.

Inspired by: Machine Head, Fear Factory, Ministry, old Metallica, Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Voivod, Godflesh ...

Man Gandler - Rhythm Machinery

Founding member of Mastic Scum in 1992. Merchandise, trade and shipment stuff. Was also active as session drummer in the band "Belphegor" (1997-2002).

Equipment: Tama Drums, Pearl Snare, Trick Pedals, Paiste Cymbals, Galane Sticks, Alesis & DDrum.

Supported by: Steinberg, Galane, Meinl, Value Merch, Catapult Promotion.

Inspired by: Napalm Death, Sepultura, Metallica, Entombed, Motörhead, Brutal Truth, NoMeansNo ...


Wolfgang Rothbauer - 5 String Depth / Throat

Joined the band in summer 2017. Bass, Vocals, Songwriting. Other projects: In Slumber, Godhatecode, Thirdmoon, Zombie Inc., Reek of Martyr, Scargod.

Equipment: Sandberg Basic 5-String, Ampeg SVT-4 PRO, Ampeg SVT-810, DBX 160A & Boss Effects.

Supported by:

Inspired by: Deicide, Disincarnate, Obituary, Carcass, Napalm Death, Entombed, Gorefest, Sinister, Hypocrisy, Ace Of Base, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Dimmu Borgir, Gorguts, Cancer, Massacre, Miasma, Grave, Dismember, Suffocation, Autopsy



FORMER MEMBERS:

Vocals:
Linga Moser (1992-1993)
Will Schett (1993-2008)

Bass:
Linga Moser (1992-1994)
Steff Moser (1994–2003)
Alex De Court (2003-2005)
Much Vogel (2005-2008)
Boris Balogh (2008–2010)
Alex Schmid (2010-2017)


SHORT INFO:

MASTIC SCUM belongs definitely to most famous and emerging acts of the current metal-scene from Austria! Without pandering to trends, or losing the thread, since the early 90s the band works on brute and technical high-quality-death-anthems, which could never sound more crushing. Remarkable guitar-riffs, massive grooves and ultra-violent blastbeats define the brutal soundwall of MASTIC SCUM, who grant to provide you an extreme musical experience of intense Death Metal/Grindcore with Industrial elements!

Till now MASTIC SCUM was on stage throughout Europe, Turkey and the USA. The band did a lot of tours like the "Romanian Madness Tour in spring 2011, the "Funeral Nation Tour“ with Marduk & Vader in 2010, the "Grind Your Mind” Tour in 2006, “Scars Over Europe” Tour in 2004, "Straight Into the Balls Tour" in 2003 with Master & Lividity and some small tours like “Tortour 2002”, the “Fuck The Commerce Tour” in 2000 and the “Hang Over Tour” in 1997. MASTIC SCUMs experience and popularity grew with every show and tour.

No compromise and against all odds, MASTIC SCUM always wants to move forward: “We never want to stop improving as a band, also as individual musicians, as songwriters and as performers. Therefore we always do our best to go one step further. We want to make sure that every album we put out and every show we play is better than the last one.” The actual 5th album “C T R L” was released Dec. 6th 2013 via Massacre Records!


BIOGRAPHY:

Chapter I:
Mastic Scum was founded 1992, inspired of the Deathmetal/Hardcore scene of the early `90 s. The idea was to create an own sound influenced by different styles. Our music is based on massive, grooving rhythm with blast attacks and catchy midtempo parts. We were (and are) a four man combo - drums, bass, guitar and vocals - making music in a true way. In 1993 we got a deal with the German label "Rodel Records" which released our first 12” EP "Ephemeral Cerebral Butchery" (4 studio tracks). This was the start of a long, successful period of upcoming releases on different labels.


Chapter II:
We worked on new material to record a demo to get a deal for a CD release. We put more emphasis on grindcore in a raw and technical way. Also a new bass player joined the band and so we were ready to record 7 new songs for our "DEMO 10/94". It was released as an edition of 700 tapes in fall 1994.

Lateron the German label "Rodel Records" released the 7" EP "TILT" (7 studio tracks) in 1995 and the Tape "LIVE" (live recordings) was out at "Obliteration Rec." from Japan. This two releases were distributed worldwide and so we could built up our name in the scene. In spring 1996 we got a deal with the Austrian label "Ohne Maulkorb Prod." for the Split-CD with the band "Fleshless" from the Czech Republic. The album “FAKE” (12 studio tracks) was released in summer `96 for which we got great reactions all over the world.

Further more a lot of split releases were out at different labels in 1996/97: "Epidemie Prod." from the Czech Republic released the 7" EP "RIOT" (with "Malignant Tumour" from Czech Rep.), the Tape "PURE" (with "Mixomatosis" from Spain) was out at "Capeet Tapes" from Austria, the 7" EP "FEAR" (with "Blockheads" from France) was released by the German label "Stuhlgang Rec." and the Tape "HURT" (with "Senseless" from Croatia) was out at "Fecal Forces/Sad Tapes" from Slovenia.

In 1999 the Split-EP "RAPE" (with "C.S.S.O." from Japan) was released by "Ohne Maulkorb Prod." from Austria. Both bands did 4 cover Songs for this EP.


Chapter III:
In summer `99 the debut CD "ZERO" was released by the German label "Noise Variations". 17 songs of fresh, grooving grindcore/crossover with originality and extremity. Our heaviest record to this date. In spring 2000 we played “Fuck The Commerce Tour” through Germany.

The Split-Tape "REEK" (with "Haemorrhage" from Spain) was released by "Shindy Productions" from the Czech Republic in July 2001. The tape contains 5 studio-tracks (from the CD "ZERO"), 4 cover-songs (from the EP "RAPE") and 5 live-tracks recorded 1999 in Austria and The Switzerland.

In spring 2002 the band played “Tortour 2002” through Germany and The Netherlands.


Chapter IV:
In fall 2002 we signed at the German label "Cudgel Agency" for our 2nd album! Also a Split 7" EP should be out at this label.

In september 2002 the Split-EP "CRAP" (with "Rotten Sound") was released by Cudgel Agency. "Mastic Scum" present 4 new studio tracks, "Rotten Sound" from Finland present 4 live tracks. The 2nd album "SCAR" was released by "Cudgel Agency" from Germany early December 2002. This full length CD features 12 new tracks and is the progression of our debut album "ZERO". Heavy, grooving rhythm, kickass blast attacks and experimental, weird parts.

In fall 2003 the band played “European Tour 2003” with Master and Lividity from U.S.A. - in spring 2004 we did “Scars Over Europe” Tour. At least we played 2 shows in the USA in summer 2004.


Chapter V:
Early 2004 the band started writing new songs for the upcoming 3rd album. We put more emphasis on death metal and also on technical arrangements and worked out some pretty cool new stuff. We finished songwriting in December 2004 and entered studio in February 2005.

The 3rd album “MIND” was released Sept. 5th 2005 by Cudgel Agency, distributed by Twilight Distribution. This album features 13 new tracks + video clip. This release is our strongest output to date, fucking heavy tunes and kickass blast attacks. This album is also available as vinyl (Apathic View Prod.) and tape version (Disembowel Rec.). In 2006 we played a lot of shows across Europe at “Grind Your Mind 2006” to promote the actual album "MIND".

In 2007 the band celebrated it`s 15th anniversary and released "The EP`s Collection 1993-2002" in spring. This release was planned for years so we were happy to see that it finally happened. "The EP`s Collection 1993-2002" was released by Power It Up / Twilight Distri. on June 4th 2007. This year the band also played a lot of festival shows to celebrate the 15th anniversary!


Chapter VI:
Lateron the band started to work on new material for the upcoming 4th album. During this songwriting process the band also had 2 line-up changes: Markus „Maggo“ Wenzel joined the band as the new shouter and Boris Balogh as new bass-player.

The 4th album "DUST" was released on Nov. 13th 2009 by Twilight Rec.! This release contains 12 tracks of crushing Death Metal straight in your face! MASTIC SCUM also joined "Funeral Nation Tour" with Marduk & Vader in January 2010! In spring Alex Schmid joined the band as new bass-player. Without doubt, this line-up is the strongest ever in MASTIC SCUM!

In summer 2010 the new videoclip "Construcdead" was released and in fall 2010 MASTIC SCUM got nominated for the "Austrian Music Award 2010"! Later the band started to work on new material for the forthcoming album.


Chapter VII:

In spring 2012 the band got signed by the German label Massacre Records.This was another big step forward for the band which already finished with songwriting for the new release and was working on the pre-production of the new album.

The new 5th studio-album “CTRL” was released Dec. 6th 2013 via Massacre Records/Soulfood Distribution. This masterpiece contains 11 new tracks including a re-recorded track of the DEMO 10/94. The record was mixed by Mike Kronstorfer at Metalforge Studio, mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio and artworkdesign by IsisDesignStudio.

This new album is without doubt the strongest release of the band. The concept of the album depicts a futuristic vision of the technological evolution and development of society - the need to control and the inevitable collapse of a system!


Chapter VIII:

Lateron the band started working on their first DVD release including the complete band history of the last 20 years. On May 13th 2016 "RAGE" [Live & Rare] was released via Grindwork Prod./Rebeat Distr.

The extended DVD contains more than 175 minutes of the band’s last 20 years history. Including a Full Live-Show, band-Interviews, 9 Official Videoclips, Extra Live Footage from 5 Festivals, the Full Discography, a Photo Gallery 1993-2016 and lot of Bonus Video-Footage. Recorded live at Szene - Vienna (Austria), mixed & mastered by Mike Kronstorfer at Metalforge Studio, Artwork by IsisDesignStudio.

Actually the band is working on the 6th album! Stay tuned!




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