Escuela Grind + Napalm Death = MEAT MAGNET

Extreme Metal Unit to Release New EP, ‘DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL’, January 12; U.S. Headlining Tour Announced!
“Enthusiasm oozes out of the pores of Escuela Grind. How can you not get on board with that?” -Barney Greenway, Napalm Death
Escuela Grind (photo: D. Surovec)

New England extreme metal powerhouse, Escuela Grind, will release the new EP, ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’, on January 12, 2024. Recorded with Will Killingsworth, mixed by the GRAMMY-winning Kurt Ballou (High on Fire), and mastered by Nick Townsend (Cheap Trick, Dr. Dre), the EP houses four new songs including the lead cut, “Ball and Chain”, and “Meat Magnet”, featuring a guest appearance by Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway. Pre-order and/or pre-save ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ now at this location.

Today, Escuela Grind releases a video for “Meat Magnet“, directed by Michael Jari Davidson (Alice In Chains). The unsettling cut features a vox-off between the aforementioned Greenway and Escuela Grind vocalist Katerina Economou> interspliced with exhilarating live footage of the band tearing it down. Feast your eyes and blow out your bluetooth with “Meat Magnet” at this location.

“Meat Magnet’ is a pretty crunchy sort of track, and I was able to really wrap my vocal cords around it,” says Greenway when asked for comment on the collaboration. “Enthusiasm oozes out of the pores of Escuela Grind. How can you not get on board with that?”

In sync with the release of ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’Escuela Grind will launch a U.S. headlining tour on January 10. The five-week, 39-city winter trek will criss-cross the country, running through February 17. Support on the Escuela Grind tour will be provided by Take Offense, Come Meirda, Slow Pulse, Bonginator, Frog Mallet, and Brat.

Escuela Grind‘s ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ EP is the crown jewel in a themed trilogy of releases, including the duo of 2020 EPs ‘PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE‘ and ‘GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE‘, which saw the band espousing its unique takes on the respective underground music sub-genres. ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ delivers the first new Escuela Grind music since the release of last year’s celebrated full-length LP, ‘Memory Theater’, hailed by The New York Times as ”an opus of extremity”, “witheringly intense yet righteously life-affirming” by SPIN, “the heaviest Escuela Grind have ever sounded” by Decibel, and both “a masterclass in punishing, invigorating grindcore” and “a fascinatingly intellectual take on the genre” by Revolver.

Escuela Grind also just dropped a video for its new song, “Ball and Chain“, directed by Michael Jari Davidson and recorded at a recent festival performance in Mexico City. Blast “Ball and Chain” at this location.

DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ is the third installment of our EP series where we dive into the genres that most influence this band,” offers Economou. “Finishing this trilogy has been years in the works. We are so excited to release these songs as they are perhaps the best reflection of our live performance. The stage has honed these hectic songs to perfection. Originally we were going to have three songs on this EP, but we wanted to create another track that had a huge buildup. This eventually developed into this brutal song, “Ball and Chain”, that marks the point in our live shows where we have a wall of death every night. Lyrically, it references death metal tropes of murder and revenge, but with a decidedly feminine angle.”

Fresh off U.S. spotlight tour dates with Baroness, and the extreme metal legends, Napalm Death, who has taken the young U.S. band under its proverbial wing in 2023, Escuela Grind is inarguably one of the hungriest young groups in music today. Escuela Grind has engaged in a seemingly unending live gauntlet since the September 2022 release of ‘Memory Theater‘, relentlessly trekking the globe to bring its eye-opening energy and sound to welcoming music fans the world over.

“AMERICA! We are coming to crush more poser flesh under our New Balances and Nikes under the command of Big Homo,” says the band. “We are so thrilled to have a wildly diverse range of bands touring with us and there’s a bunch of cities we haven’t been to in a while, so we’re stoked to throw down with all of you. We’ll be playing a bunch of new material, including our new EP, and stuff from the upcoming album. This is your chance to hear the new shit before anyone else. We’ve been grinding hard on the road all year, and this is our first headliner since last April so expect a wilder, more skull cracking Escuela Grind experience. Be there. Karate kick your friends, get crushed in a wall of death, stage dive onto a teenager and show up with a black eye and broken nose at work the next day. This is going to be fucking wild. This is grinding deathviolence for the girls, the gays and the theys…and the lifers. See you there.”

Escuela Grind ‘DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL’ track listing:

1.) Ball and Chain (Watch VIDEO
2.) Punishment Ritual
3.) Abyssal Plane
4.) Meat Magnet (w/ Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway / Watch  VIDEO)

Pre-order ‘DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL’ at this location.

Escuela Grind is available to speak with interested media. To chat with the band and/or attend a live performance, simply contact Carl Schultz at Action! Public Relations.

In addition to Katerina EconomouEscuela Grind features Jesse Fuentes (drums), Kris Morash (guitar), and Tom Sifuentes (bass). Find Escuela Grind online at and follow the band on BandcampFacebookInstagram, and twitter.   “incredible” – Bandcamp Daily

“a giddy rush of nonstop thrills” – Treble

“Escuela Grind has got moxie one would die slow and painfully for, and truly is the stuff of envy.” – Metal Injection

“Escuela Grind are bulldozing a path through heavy music on their own terms” – Knotfest

“Escuela Grind delivers politically charged lyrics that reflect modern anxieties and unrest.” – Miami New Times

Escuela Grind tour dates:

with support from Come Meirda and Slow Pulse

January 10 Middletown, NY         Quinnz Pinz
January 11 Amityville, NY            Amityville Music Hall
January 12 Mechanicsburg, PA   Lovedraft’s Brewing Co.
January 13 Washington, DC        Songbyrd
January 14 Columbia, SC            New Brookland Tavern
January 15 Atlanta, GA                Bogg’s Social

with support from Bonginator, Frog Mallet, Slow Pulse

January 16 New Orleans, LA        Siberia
January 17 Houston, TX               Eighteen Ten Ojemen
January 18 Dallas, TX                  Cheap Steaks

with support from Bonginator and Slow Pulse

January 19 Austin, TX                  Mohawk
January 20 San Antonio, TX        Vibes Underground
January 21 El Paso, TX               Dungeon Hell Paso
January 22 Albuquerque, NM      The Launchpad
January 23 Mesa, AZ                   Nile Underground

with support from Take Offense, Bonginator, Slow Pulse

January 24 San Diego, CA.          Brick By Brick
January 25 Santa Ana, CA           La Santa
January 26 Los Angeles, CA        The Paramount

with support from Take Offense, Bonginator

January 27 Fresno, CA                  Full Circle
January 28 Oakland, CA                9 Lives
January 29 Eugene, OR                John Henry’s
January 30 Portland, OR               Twilight
January 31 Vancouver, BC            The Cobalt
February 1 Seattle, WA                 Vera Project
February 2 Boise, ID                     The Shredder
February 3 Salt Lake City, UT       Salt City Seamers
February 4 Denver, CO                 Moe’s
February 5 Omaha, NE                 Reverb Lounge
February 6 Sioux Falls, SD           Remedy
February 7 Des Moines, IA           Lefty’s Live Music

with support from Take Offense, Brat, Bonginator

February 8 Chicago, IL                  Reggies
February 9 Detroit, MI                   Sanctuary
February 10 Indianapolis, IN         Atomic Bowling
February 11 Columbus, OH           Ace Of Cups
February 12 Cleveland, OH           No Class
February 13 Pittsburgh, PA           The Shred Shed

with support from Take Offense, Brat

February 14 York, PA                     Skid Row Garage
February 15 Philadelphia, PA.       Kung Fu Necktie
February 16 Brooklyn, NY             TV Eye
February 17 Boston, MA                Sonia


For more information please contact:

Giovanna Melchiorre

Vice President, Media Relations