KidCrusher is an Australian rapper, actor, composer, guitarist and record producer from Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 2005, KidCrusher performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as Horrorcore / which focuses primarily on dark and violent lyrics, with blend of hardcore rap and bloodthirsty metal.
He has nationally toured with Tech N9ne, ICP, Hopsin, Xzibit, Hed PE, Mushroomhead, Dirt Nasty, Boondox, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, The Berzerker and hosted the release party for Grand Theft Auto V in Adelaide for EB Games and headlined the underground preshow for Twiztid's Netfest: On Your Couch Online Festival and more. In addition, KC has collaborated with Insane Clown Posse's record label Psychopathic Records for their compilation album Tunnel Runners which debuted on the Billboard Rap Charts at #21.
He is also well known by his feature on the Television show Law & Order as the Axis Of Death, loosely based on the Farmville murders which sparked controversy worldwide towards the horrorcore community as the killer Richard Samuel McCroskey was a fan of KidCrusher in real life. His music and others in the genre, were a spotlight of blame towards the incident as a potential influence.
In addition to film, he composed Film score's for the Australian feature films From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl and Sheborg Massacre directed by Daniel Armstrong and distributed by Monster Pictures.
History[edit | edit source]
Born and raised in South Australia, KidCrusher began making rap music in 1996 with influences from Spice 1, Gravediggaz and most notable the Tales from the Hood (soundtrack) as a key to begin his horrorcore venture, recording on cassettes and self producing.
In 2003 he formed his first metal band "Rectal Birth" the group performed live but never released an album due to the lack of commitment from the other members, he was then a founding member of a rap supergroup Subterra which released two albums between 2004-2005. After the groups demise he decided to attempt a solo album influenced by Insane Clown Posse, his first single "A Dirty Fuckin Murder" was released online with a self made music video which gained over 300,000 views online YouTube and developed a cult following, this pushed him to record and release his first studio album "Tormented Mutation" in 2006 and focus on a solo career.
In 2007, KidCrusher built his own home studio and recorded his most controversial album to date "Cannibal Clown" which featured the single "Meet The Monstors" a music video for the single was produced by Melbourne based film studio Strongman Pictures inside Australia's most notorious Aradale Mental Hospital. The event lured Fangoria Magazine to the set which was reviewed the production and the video has since been a highlight reel for his work.
In 2008, KidCrusher was booked to perform at the Gathering of the Juggalos in the United States but was deported and banned upon arrival for a previous Conviction he had in the past, which has been causing issues attempting to return since.
In 2010, Todd Hansen of The Berzerker joined with KidCrusher on a metal project called "KcaveMen", they released a full length album entitled "Gondwanaland" and toured 6 dates around Australia with Headkase. KidCrusher then returned to his first band "Rectal Birth" for a self produced solo album called "The Nothing" released in 2012, focused on Industrial Metal.
In 2014 his album "Metal Murder 3D" was nominated and won "Metal album of the year" at Faygoluvers Heaven. The album featured a short film "Alice In Zombieland" which had a short run in theaters around Australia. In 2015, a 10 year anniversary music video was released in celebration of his first single "A Dirty Fuckin Murder" entitled "Back To The KidCrusher" in which he themed to his favorite movie Back to the Future and featured a DeLorean time machine he used to travel back in time to remix his original song heavier. He went on to compose the Musical score for two feature films by Strongman Pictures in 2016.
In 2018, KidCrusher released "Distorted Dimension" It features one of his most popular singles to date "In Your Nightmares" KC quoted it is the first completely original instrumental production since his 2007 album "Cannibal Clown" and felt it's an inspiration to that project.
In 2020, KidCrusher announced he is working on 3 new albums and a single, two of the albums being side projects along side a new KidCrusher mixtape style album. The standalone single was released entitled "Sacrifice" and features the Canadian actor Louis Tripp from the cult-classic horror movies "The Gate" and "Gate II" as a producer and returning to acting for the music video to the single. Due to the COVID pandemic, his albums were said to be delayed as he was stuck in quarantine while shooting the videos in another state. During this time he was able to film an Isolated performance for Astronomicon / Majik Ninja Entertainment's online festival "Netfest: On Your Couch!" and headlined the underground pre-show in May 2020. In November, KidCrusher announced on The Drain Podcast that a new album for KcaveMen was finished entitled "Evolution" and was released in May 2021. The next KidCrusher album is currently in production and due for a late 2021 release, the other side project announced is rumored to be a Rectal Birth revival entitled "The Nasty" with a 2022 release date.
He has released 14 studio albums to date independently.
Style & Influences[edit | edit source]
One of his biggest inspirations is music from Movie soundtracks, he tends to map his albums out like a movie score with the lyrics being the plot. He has stated in interviews he created the character with the intention to shock listeners with extreme lyrics based on inspiration from Serial killers, movies, depression and mental illness. Most notable Armin Meiwes the german cannibal, was the main theme for his album "Cannibal Clown", but not with the intention to promote or support this behavior, rather create a horror movie inside music. His albums are indexed as "Chapters" with similar intros documenting his body count and that he is still at large, similar to the Zodiac Killer in which has been referenced in many of his lyrics. He has spoken out about the extent of research he produced on these killers in order to create a more shocking tale to write about. All though he has been shamed in the media as Richard McCroskey who committed the Farmville Murders, was one of KidCrusher's biggest fans, KC has stated that he is sickened by these real life events and compares his work to actors who play fictional boogeyman like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
Behind the vocals, he has always attempted to keep his dream of a band behind him but performs on stage with a DJ and instrumentals. Each album tends to be a mixtape of genres from; Death metal, Rap metal, Horrorcore, Industrial, Dubstep to regular Hardcore hip hop featuring a range of sketch skits, samples and humor. Some of his notable influences stem from: ICP, Slipknot, Korn, Linkin Park, Fear Factory, Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Light to Dark and Life to Death (2005)
- Sweet Dreams - Single (2006)
- Tormented Mutation (2006)
- Black Circle Majik (2007)
- Cannibal Clown (2007)
- Meet The Monstors - Single (2007)
- Stoned as a Mother Fucker (2007)
- Metal Murder Mixtape (2008)
- Black Circle Magic - Extended (2009)
- Metal Murder Mixtape Vol.2 (2010)
- The Grinch (2010)
- Teddy vs. KC (2011)
- Random Acts Of Hate - Single (2011)
- Suicidal Singles - Compilation (2012)
- The Christmas Nightmare - Single (2013)
- Heavily Medicated - Single (2014)
- Metal Murder 3D (2014)
- MM3D2 (2014)
- Back To The KidCrusher - Single (2015)
- Distorted Dimension (2018)
- Sacrifice - Single (2020)
- Untitled Mixtape Announced (2021) - In Production
With Rectal Birth
- Fist Fuck (2003)
- The Nothing (2012)
- The Nasty (2022) In Production
- Lonely Depressions Desire (2004)
- Chronicles of the Reluctant (2005)
With Tunnel Runners
- Masters Of The Wicked Shit (2008)
As Producer (full albums / not singles)
- KcaveMen - KcaveMen (2005)
- KcaveMen - Return for Snack (2006)
- KidCrusher - Black Circle Magic (2007-2009)
- KcaveMen - Gondwanaland (2010)
- Rectal Birth - The Nothing (2012)
- KidCrusher - Back To The KidCrusher (2015)
- Sheborg Massacre - Soundtrack (2016-2020)
- BatiBatt - Blood Rain (2020)
- KcaveMen - Evolution (2020)
- Dealtered - ? (202?)
- Freakface - ? (202?)
- Bloodspits - ? (202?)
Chronicles of KidCrusher[edit | edit source]
The Chronicles of KidCrusher are Chapters to each studio release, like a story. In order of presentation/not release date.
- Tormented Mutation
- Light to Dark and Life to Death
- Black Circle Magic
- Cannibal Clown
- Metal Murder Mixtape
- Metal Murder Mixtape (Vol.2)
- The Grinch
- Teddy vs. KC
- Metal Murder 3D / MM3D2
- Distorted Dimension
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|2007||Death Death Documentary||Shawn Montague||Also Director & Producer|
|2009||Law & Order||The Axis Of Death||Episode: Steel-eyed death|
|2010||Death Walks The Streets||Trailer Theme Song|
|2011||The Mighty Misfits Documentary||KidCrusher||Also Music|
|2014||Murderdrome||Trailer Theme Song|
|2014||Alice In Zombieland||KidCrusher||Also Music Producer|
|2015||From Parts Unknown: Fight like a Girl||Radio Host||Cinematic Score, Sound Effects, Voice Cameo|
|2015||Back To The KidCrusher (Documentary)||KidCrusher|
|2016||The Drain||KidCrusher||8 Episodes, also producer|
|2016||Sheborg Massacre||Traal||Cameo, Score and FX|
|2017||Tarnation||Satan rap song + voice over|
|2019||SA Made Music||Music Videos|
|2020||Netfest: On Your Couch!||KidCrusher||Live Performance|
|2020||Sacrifice||KidCrusher||Actor, Co-Director, Co-Producer, Music & Score|
|2020||The Drain||KidCrusher||Also Producer|
|2020||Nova Star||Space punk rock star song
End Credits theme song
|2021||KidCrusher Live: Virtual Victim Experience||KidCrusher||Also producer|