Mistress (1999 - 2008) was a Birmingham-based grindcore act. The Fuck off Demo of the year 2000 established a sexual slant to the band. This was followed by the 2001 demo called Lord Worm. Two splits with Sally followed before the group obtained a recording contract to issue full-length albums. The self-titled album Mistress was released in November of 2002 through Rage Of Achilles. Earache reissued it in 2005. II: The Chronovisor was also re-issued by Earache. There was a 2004 demo, but the act next signed with Earache where a single album was issued. The group spilt up in 2008, but not before issuing an album through drummer Kenney’s FETO Records. Mistress performed its last show on the 24th of October, 2009 at Damnation Festival.
Mistress appeared on the Christmas special of Never Mind The Buzzcocks TV show performing Christmas carols! Migg and Misery are brothers.
MISTRESS - IN DISGUST WE TRUST - EARACHE
Mistress sounds like the name for a glam band, doesn't it? Nothing could be further from the truth. The English chameleons have switched styles and with In Disgust We Trust not only mock the symbol of America's evil, the greenback, but also bash out odes to Napalm Death and early Entombed (figures that they would eventually sign to Earache)!
The repulsive cover artwork outside is matched by a gritty guitar sound inside that is consequently rigid in framework. The blasting power chords, flights of speed, noisy guitars and solos and odious vocals are all deliciously unhealthy, chaotic and powerful, but the boys cannot avoid the cliches (members of Anaal Nathrakh) and introduce some regular singing especially on the appropriately-named song Whiskey Tastes Better. Sadly, the ever-so-lame snore-inducing so-called hidden track is also present. Never mind, the bulk of this material will appeal to fans of the early Earache roster. - Ali "The Metallian"