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Grindcore Legends Reunite To Crusade Against Cancer And A Certain Chemical Said To Be The Root Of All Evil
After half of the band died in 2007, nearly all hope for a reunion seemed to be lost forever, but these legendary experimental grindcore and bizarre noisemongers wouldn’t stay down forever. After nearly a decade of being hassled by after-the-fact fans, it appears that SOAPSCUM (www.myspace.com/soapscum1) is back with a mission. The band, who released only a few copies of its album “At War With Tilex” (on L. Castro’s Drunk Mexican Records) before calling it quits during the recording session for the “Bomb Your Mom” EP, are said to be back in the studio, and lead vocalist/guitarist Nwahs has allegedly found what might be a cure for cancer. According to the man himself “It was during a standard alien abduction that I was told by a higher race of beings that soundwaves could destroy cancer cells. The sounds and tones used to fight the cancer sounded so hideous as to be the opposite of music, yet accoring to those space lord motherfuckers, they had the potential to fight off the cells. Of course I had to take into consideration that the beings that told me this were the same creatures that sucked me up into a mothership and raped me from time to time, but I figured that otherwise, it sounded legit.”
Soapscum had quite a cult following when they were around. Nwahs was of course joined by Corporate Josh in the band and they made some of the most gruesome sounds ever recorded. Critics the world over said it is disgusting, terrible, and in no way resembled music, but the few fans of the band thought it was something special. After the band broke up, their popularity took off and then with the advent of Myspace reached the level of legendary status. There was such fervor for the band around 2006 that a reunion would’ve happened except that Nwahs was still in Florida and Corporate Josh was now in Greenup, Kentucky. It was a logistical nightmare. However, the bandmembers did continue their prime objective, their war against the chemical called Tilex. There was a time you couldn’t walk through a mall in most major cities and not see a Soapscum “Fuck Tilex!” T-shirt.
Sadly, in 2007, Corporate Josh was taken away from the world. In what witnesses recounted as a terrible accident involving a chainsaw and a bear, tragedy struck and all but destroyed any hope of the band getting back together. Nwahs was left to consider possibly giving his one man band Disorderly Cows another go, but most of his attention was focused on Hairy Cherry, his punk band that did Mariah Carey covers. But today is a new day. Cancer must be eradicated, Tilex must be fought, and Soapscum must prevail. Nwhas has enlisted the help of a couple VERY noteworthy but anonymous musicians from various metal bands (rumor has it that Robert Parker the Tennessee guitar virtuoso is among them). “We’ll never be able to replicate Josh’s creative aspects, but all we can do it try. All we can say is Fuck Cancer and Fuck Tilex!”
We at Universe Number Five are stoked about this. We’ll have more on this after we get that big scary spider off the wall that keeps staring at me and plotting my demise…
Audio Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJDjz8ad34E
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