Enemy Soil
Enemy Soil
Orgin Virginia, USA
Genres Grindcore
Years Active 1991-2008
Country of origin United States of America
Labels Relapse Records, Selfmadegod Records, Nuclear Blast
Associated Acts Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer, Initial State, Drugs of Faith, Exploding Meth Lab, The Index, Frodus
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Enemy Soil was a grindcore band from the grinding hotbed of Virginia, USA (er) that was founded in 1991 by Richard Johnson (vocals and guitar) and Mason (bass). Singer Vaughan would join later. Mason had sent a demo to Richard for review in the latter’s zine, called Disposable Underground, when the two decided to form a grindcore act. Some programming took care of the backbeats. Mason left to Texas and was busy with Initial State before rejoining the group. The band issued the Casualties Of Progress 7" on Relapse Records in 1994. The band was heard on the Nuclear Blast compilation Death… Is Just The Beginning III. At that time, Relapse was operating the American office of Nuclear Blast Records, which issued the compilation. Enemy Soil was also heard on the And the Scene Goes On … sampler. Many line-up changes and EPs later the group disbanded in the spring of 1999. The group reunited for one show in 2001 at New York’s CBGB’s.

Several members were listed in The Index. Brian Harvey and Jr Hayes were busy with Pig Destroyer and creating rampant paranoia among both hogs and the boys in blue alike. Johnson also took over one of the vocal spots for Agorophobic Nosebleed. This last band had a split EP with Enemy Soil. Poland’s Selfmadegod issued a DVD, called Smashes The State Live, in 2008.


D= Adam Perry – Brian Harvey


Casualties of Progress
Smashes the State
Enemy Soil VS Agoraphobic Nosebleed split

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