by Ash Grunwald

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Deadmanstriggerstudio I know this album is a couple of years old but it's the first album in a long time I have, on first listen thought 'that's fucken wicked'. At the end of the album I ran in to wake my sleeping wife to tell her of this new energy I had just heard. Thanks for the wicked tunes and putting a spark in my otherwise sullen brain
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lil'robertantony Love Ash doing covers chains "black and blue' this is one of the best. I think it sets the benchmark for Aussie "in your face" heavy blues. Watch Ash play live with percussion coming from a ball hammer on a car door and you will get it FANTASTIC !!! Favorite track: Black & Blue.


Ash Grunwald + Scott Owen & Andy Strachan for The Living End

Just a few weeks ago, there was but a distant thought, tapping on the creative mind of Mr Ash Grunwald. It was a quiet idea but it was persistent. It softly projected the notion that somehow, maybe, two thirds of The Living End could be his band on more than just a single…the planets aligning perhaps so together they could bash out a full albums worth of tracks.

The formerly polite idea began to shout, on a Friday morning not that long ago, after Ash found himself in the somewhat unexpected position of performing live on Triple M Breakfast in Melbourne. He’d recently released his, Scott and Andy’s ripping cover of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ which was meant to serve as a beacon for Ash’s community; alerting them of the upcoming national tour that the lads are soon to embark on but ‘Crazy’ had a different direction. Developing a life well beyond the borders of a loyal fanbase, ‘Crazy’ made it’s way out into commercial radio land, and took Ash with it. So as the snowball rolled, so did the idea and that very afternoon Ash found his way to St Kilda’s Hothouse Studios with the lads from The Living End and amped up for a few hours of sonic exploration. Those hours turned into 6 straight days of recording that ended with an immense sense of excitement and an idea realized. With the encouragement and enthusiasm of Scott Owen and Andy Strachan, Ash Grunwald’s rock monster was welcomingly unleashed and GARGANTUA was born.

Comprised of two new and original tracks (involving CSG, Arnie and a fuck you attitude), three vastly different cover songs and a handful of utterly off the hook reworkings of some of Ash’s biggest tracks, this album documents the findings of an unplanned experiment in altered methodology


released June 28, 2013

Ash Grunwalld - Guitars/ Vocals
Scott Owen - Upright Bass
Andy Strachan - Drums

A huge thanks to everyone who has helped along the way. Enjoy the METAL :) !

Produced by Ash Grunwald

Music Farm Sessions
Recorded by Jordan Powers at The Music Farm Byron Bay
Assisted by David 'Bunny Man' Herington

Hothouse Sessions
Recorded & Mixed by Jez Giddings at Hothouse Audio St Kilda
Mastered by Tony 'Jack The Bear' Mantz at Deluxe Mastering

Sleeve Artwork by Honey Rogue Design

Published by Mushroom Music Publishing

Ash uses Cloe Clark Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Roland V Drums, Boss Pedals and Mesa Boogie Amps

All Songs by Ash Grunwald
except for 'Crazy' - Gnarls Barkley, 'Black And Blue' - Chain and 'Smokestack Lightning' - Howlin Wolf

Scott Owen & Andy Strachan appear courtesy of Dew Process Records



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