Exploding from the burgeoning China hardcore scene (“CNHC”), Shanghai’s Spill Your Guts bring a raw, D.I.Y. hardcore spirit to a movement as transient as it is dangerous. Comprising a quintet of expatriate members — vocalist Dima (Russia), drummer Tyler (Canada), guitarists Larry (Scotland) and Martin (Denmark), and bassist Ian (Canada) — SYG were formed in 2012.
Over the years, contending with eleven separate members moving in and out of the country, as well as pressure from capricious government regulations, they experienced a flurry of roster changes. The band’s first live show was in April 2012, with a pair of live EPs released independently before 2014 when they issued the five-track ‘Slip and Fall’ EP. Featuring a bloody delivery reminiscent of Fucked Up, Every Time I Die, and Cancer Bats, ‘Slip and Fall’ was quickly followed by the one-off single “Poisoned Minds” later that summer.
A split 7” with Russian hardcore brethren Broken Fist dropped in January 2015. As SYG continued to tour in mainland China, they found their way to sweaty stages in Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur. In the summer of 2016, they released their follow-up EP, ‘Full Blast’, with country wide shows and festival appearances. 2017 saw SYG’s first full-length debut, ‘Hungry Crows’, followed by a small China tour and a 5,000+ km tour across Russia.
Like us? Please take a moment to consider supporting us on Patreon!