Saturday, July 13, 2013

Grinding For A Cure Volume 1 and 2

Review by Justin C.

The fine people over at No Clean Singing recently posted about a group called Alz-Grinders: Grinding for a Cure, which has put up a massive, two-volume grind compilation on Bandcamp. And by massive, I mean a staggering number of songs. There are 190 tracks in these two volumes, and the volumes are selling for a paltry $10 each. Do the math: At the minimum donation, you can get all these tracks at a price of a little less than $0.11 per song. The sales of the comp will help fund research for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Christine, the organizer of the project, explained exactly what they plan to do with the money:
We have collected $725.00 so far. The money will go to the Alzheimer's Association. I chose them because they were a huge source of support for both me and my Mother. The cash goes towards research and the services that the Alzheimer's Association provides for the families affected by this fuckn monster. These sevices include: a 24 hour helpline, Support groups for both patients and caregivers and Education. They have classes for brain healthy cooking, compassionate communication, art and much more and are FREE.
On a purely selfish note, I think this is fantastic, because grind is the subgenre of metal that I probably know the least about, so I can check out a massive dose of it from gobs and gobs of different bands. On a less selfish note, Alzheimer's disease is a terrifying illness and one that needs our attention, especially given the aging demographics here in the U.S. and other countries. People who suffer from it are robbed of the most basic parts of themselves, and the burden placed on their caregivers is huge. If you have the cash to spare, seriously consider helping them out, and then reap the dual reward of good karma and a giant pile o' grind.

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Tagged with 2013, grindcore, Grinding For A Cure, Justin C
  1. Yes! Thank you so much for spreading the word. This is my passion and I will not stop raising money and spreading awareness til the day I die!

    1. Keep up the good work, and thanks for replying to our questions.

  2. Turd of hurdles is PROUD to be apart of volume 2!!!!!