Not only old hands when it comes to OBSCENE EXTREME, but when it comes to the label too – their 2008 beast of an album "Symphonies Of Slackness" was released on OBSCENE productions, so this Australian x-piece know the standard of live chaos that you hungry grindfreaks demand!

Having lined up a new split with fellow Australian grinders THE KILL for 2013, prepare to welcome this shrieking, fast-as-shit, old school noise unit back to Europe for OBSCENE EXTREME 2013!!!


Captain Cleanoffs' sordid history begins in the South Australian city of Adelaide in 1997.

The band spent the first three years working out a solid line up and managing to produce a demo and two split 7” releases with Drunkard and Open Wound, as well as support Brutal Truth on their 1998 Australian tour. By 2000 the line-up had solidified into the core unit of founding members Ben (vocals) and Adrian (guitars) with Rohan (guitar) and Anand (bass) joining in '97 and Murray (drums) joining in early 2000. Never ones to take the easy road, the band began the arduous task of keeping a band together separated into three Australian states by thousands of miles, earning the moniker “tri-state grind”. With the line up stable, the band entered the studio to record their self titled mini CD release and began a pulverising touring campaign on Australian soil with shows including another Brutal Truth tour and regular spots on Australia’s fabled annual festival of all things heavy, Metal for the Brain. 2006 saw the band enter the studio to begin work on a full length album, whilst juggling the challenges of living in different cities, family commitments and of course working to earn enough money to fund the recording. Two years of hard slog with mixing and mastering duties performed by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and an international label home on Czech grind uber label Obscene Productions unleashed “Symphonies of Slackness” on an unsuspecting public. The album catapulted the band to prominence among Australian grind acts and saw them support a bevy of international acts such as Suffocation, Municipal Waste and Napalm Death on Australian shores. The success of these shows and the albums reception in the grind and metal community worldwide culminated in a European summer tour including the vaunted Obscene Extreme festival in the Czech Republic. 2010 has seen a line up change with the amicable departure of Anand and the arrival of Blood Duster’s Jason PC. taking over bass duties. The transition between Jason and Anand took place on the bands first US tour which included a mouth watering spot on the Maryland Death Festival and a number of dates afterwards. Due to time constraints Jason decided to leave in early 2012 just prior to the first ever SEA tour and was replaced for live duties by Kevin McClaer. Adrian too left in late 2012 after relocating to New Zealand. The band has not rested during this transitional period preparing a split 7” with Australian grind champions The Kill and the new album due for an early 2013 release. The band are more focused and prepared than at any time in their history to spread the grind worldwide. Best get onto the bandwagon for your favourite grind band now!

Ben – Vocals

Rohan – Guitar

Kev – Bass

Muz – Drums


Release date Release name Media
2011 Ausgrind Hits Of The Summer - Your Fate CD
2010 20 jahre AJZ BANDAHM - 32,34 CD
2009 Obscene Extreme 2009 - Wizard Sleeve CD
2009 Grindcore 2009 - Stuck In a Rut / Adidas CD


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