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Photos and text by Abi Ghoulson

Chimpyfest 2018

This DIY festival in it’s 6th years is difficult to sum up in words or it might be that I have temporary brain damage after my brain was reduced to a pile of goo after a blistering three days of grriiiind

so I’ll keep it short and sweet. They promise fast and boy do they deliver, with a little  bit of slow in between just to break things up a bit

There’s crusty grind

Doomy grind

Djenty grind

Punky grind

Hardcore grind

Death grind

Blackened griiind!

Hardcore crust

Punky crust

Metal crust

Doomy crust

Blackened cruuuust!

Day One

Alehammer

Anal Penetration

Antigama

Warfuck

Vitamin X

PyschoNeurosis

Karak

Foetal Juice

Filth X Collins

Evisorax

Day Two
Dgorath

Atomck

Horsebastard

Doom

Sete Star Sept

Extreme Noise Terror

Gronibard

Desecration

Meatspreader

My minds mine

Corrupt Moral Altar

Day Three
CxBxFxIxHxLxFxRxE

Jig AI

Oi Polloi

Rash Decision

Seprevation

Bastard Hammer

Monolithian

Manhands

Hackjob

You get the picture (and if you don’t there are plenty of those coming up) all with a heart warming and healthy dose of antifascism mixed in (especially from the likes of punky old timers Oi Polloi,  and crusty/hardcore punk/grindy acts also  from the 80’s, Doom and Extreme Noise Terror . A few logistical problems cause some band delays which resulted in Extreme Noise Terror and Doom not performing till gone midnight but this gal is used to events running on punk time and who wants the party to finish at 11 anyway.

It was a time and a half with good vibes all round (if you forget about the super authoritarian bouncers  attempting and failing to prevent moshing and crowd surfing and generally trying to have an excellent time)

Chimpyfest remains one of my favourite festivals, despite generally being more of a doom head, the energy and manic grins and thrashing of limbs from people from all walks of life, all ages all shapes and sizes and genders all screaming for equality in between blast beats makes for a fucking jolly good time.  Grind forever!!

Abigail Coulson

 

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