History & BiographyThe grinding US-based band, often abbreviated as A.C., is without a doubt one of the more humourous grind outfits out there. Just look at the band's logo! The band was initially meant as a joke. There was a more sinister side to the band as well, however, with Seth often expressing right wing, fascist and NAZI vitriol. Naturally, everything was “gay.”
The band began life by releasing a number of demos, splits and 7"s before shortening its name for obvious reasons and settling down with Earache. The label had tried to sign the band once before, but the band's attitude had been against signing with labels earlier. Never discriminating, main man Seth Putnam ridiculed everything from Manowar to blacks to the underground to labels and back. While band members came and went, former Executioner member Putnam was the mainstay of the group. The gang didn't really seem to care for bass guitars much. They also harvested a reputation for having the most destructive (literally) live set out there. Band members would either beat up the audience members or be beaten up by the audience. Venues would routinely be wrecked and not just owing to the speed and heaviness of the music. The band played at the Relapse Nuclear Festival, and forced off stage early due to the destruction, in 1993. Relapse had released the band's EPs. Picnic Of Love was an acoustic piece! UK distributor Vital emerged as a censor, refusing to distribute the up-coming A.C album due to 'offensive' content in 1999. Putnam and Anselmo of Pantera traded backing vocals for each other's albums, with the former being heard on the latter's Southern Trendkill. Anal Cunt called it a day and broke up as of December 21, 2001. The band's last show was in Massachusetts. To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary the original line-up of Anal Cunt, a.k.a A.C., reunited in the winter of 2003 at first for a one-off and then for a string of shows. A tour of Japan was announced for 2004. Seth Putnam flew to Russia in the spring of 2006 in order to perform with an Anal Cunt cover band called Anal Nosorog. Anal Cunt, in the meanwhile, featured guitarist Josh Martin, who replaced John Kozik (Oi Men,STP, Toe Tag, etc.), and returning drummer Nate Linehan. Goreaphobia, Kult Ov Azazel, Bloodfeast and Anal Cunt were the headliners for 2010’s March Metal Massacre Fest in Reading, PA. Featuring over a dozen brutal bands, the show took place at The Silo Nightclub on March 27th. Anal Cunt released its first new full-length since 1999's It Just Gets Worse (which was censored by Earache) on Earache Records in late 2010. It was called Fuckin' A. Anal Cunt next took its show on the road in support of its latest release, Fuckin' A. The cover parodied Mötley Crüe’s Too Fast For Love. The tour would kick off in their Boston stomping grounds on May 24th and wound its way across the entire US throughout the month. A European tour was also in the works for later that year. Anal Cunt’s frontman, Seth Putnam, died on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 of a reported heart attack. He was 43 years old. The circumstances behind the heart attack were not revealed, but Putnam had had many drug overdoses, been in a coma and of course had performed sitting in a chair due to nerve damage. Anal Cunt had a posthumous two-CD collection of its earlier material called The Old Testament on November 22nd, 2011 through Relapse Records.
Fred Ordonez (of Phlegm who was in the short-lived George H Brown blues rock project with Seth) and Paul Kraynak were guitar collaborators while Nate Linehan and John Gillis drummed.