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Jazz Thrash Assassin

Jazz Thrash Assassin

Jazz Thrash Assassin

They combine traditional jazz with death metal! Listen to Jazz Thrash Assassin!


The Birmingham group offer some unique compositions but nothing about this band is conventional.

Catch them at the Academy

Catch them at the Academy

JTA - whose set houses seven people - have outlandish pseudonyms such as Splakpph and Scrote, and their instruments include six string guitars and saxophones.

Describing themselves, Jazz Thrash Assassin reckon that they sound:

"..... somewhat like a bull in a record shop… the concept is to be eclectic and innovative with abrupt changes in style, but accessible with humorous lyrics and catchy melodies."

They've have been touring around the Midlands building a loyal following over the last 18 months and finished fourth in the 2007 Surface Unsigned Festival.

Playing live

Playing live

But have their unusual compositions alienated the older demographic?

Speaking live on BBC WM Introducing, singer Walt D. Factotum answered:

"Well, my nan and grandad are listening tonight and they're 78."

But do they like the music?

"I'm not sure. I'll find out tomorrow!"

Jazz and death metal

Jazz and death metal

Judge for yourself! Click the links at the top of the page to listen to Jazz Thrash Assassin playing live on BBC WM Introducing.

Jazz Thrash Assassin are:

  • Anna Krusis - key-bored organ donation
  • Dr. Guitarbett - 6-string finger splintering
  • uITgs thetroll - percussive perverse implosions
  • Walt D. Factotum - all singing, all dancing
  • Splakoph - suffocated screams & agony
  • Scrote - spasmodic bass-note battery
  • Miss Emmy Tone - smooth & saxy blasts

See Jazz Thrash Assassin live on Thursday 7th February 2008 @ The Bar Academy in Birmingham.

For more information, visit:

BBC WM Introducing - Thursday 24th January 2008

In addition to Jazz Thrash Assassin, some of the artists featured included:

Escobar - live 3rd April 2008

Escobar - live 3rd April 2008

  • The Allies - Ain't No Love Lost
  • Long Day Gone - Live Or Die
  • Third Bullet - It Keeps Me Awake
  • The Leonards - Elaine
  • Alex Lanyon - Can't Let Go
  • Sunset Cinema Club - Sunday Best
  • Lulubett - Preternatural
  • Swamp Meat - Bustin My Balls
  • Bi-Polar Baby - Suicide Girl
  • The Fake Tracies - Three Foot Giant

BBC WM Introducing Thursdays 8 -10pm

Join BBC WM's Brett Birks and Louise Brierley as they play their favourite tracks, discuss the latest happenings from the local circuit, preview upcoming gigs and generally talk all things music.

And they want to hear from you!

All they need is a demo CD!

Brett Birks and Louise Brierley

Brett Birks and Louise Brierley

Full details can be found here:

To contact Brett and Louise:

E-mail your tracks through as mp3s!

last updated: 28/01/2008 at 15:18
created: 28/01/2008

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