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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.

He is also the lead vocalist and producer for the metal bands KcaveMen and Rectal Birth and also the host of an internet radio show called The Drain. He has released 14 studio albums to date, but is most notable for his Chronicles of KidCrusher collection.


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.


KidCrusher - In Your Nightmares (Music Video) Australian Horrorcore

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.


KidCrusher - 2020 Netfest- On Your Couch (Full Performance)

In 2020, a 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, albums were delayed until further notice but 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 2021, KcaveMen released a new album entitled "Evolution" The album was completely written and produced by KidCrusher with only guest vocals from original drummer "Todd Hansen". Two other original members returned to the band prior to the album release for live shows, they performed two local events, one which was sold out, then went on to headline the Wacken Metal Battle in Adelaide. They released 3 music videos to promote the new album as well as being featured on the front page of Heavy Magazine Australia.

In 2022, Rectal Birth announced a new album "The Nasty" already in post production for 2022.

The next KidCrusher album is currently in production and due for a 2022 release entitled "Metal Murder 4K" He has released 14 studio albums to date independently.

Personal Life[]

KidCrusher is Australian/Irish, Born on the 28th of October 1986; raised and currently resides in Adelaide, South Australia. Decendant of the notorious bushranger (Joeseph Byrne) of the kelly gang, KC lost his father (at 6 months old) to a work related accident, growing up with two siblings and his mother in the Northern Suburbs. His first passion was working with movies and helped run the local Blockbuster Video store until its closure. He was the top of his classes in high school for music and computing how ever he dropped out due to suffering mental illness and focused the majority of his time in a Backyard Wrestling group he managed for 3 years until he took time off to focus on a studio career in music. He studied sound engineering and also worked as a radio and club dj for several years, he joined and helped run the underground radio station Hatchet Radio for several years before opening his own entitled " The Drain " which transformed into a podcast briefly - then into a fortnightly DJ show on Twitch focused on playing Vinyl Records.

Style & Influences[]


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.


With KcaveMen

As KidCrusher

With Rectal Birth

With Subterra

  • 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)
  • Rectal Birth - The Nasty (2022)

Chronicles of KidCrusher[]

The Chronicles of KidCrusher are Chapters to each studio release, like a story. In order of presentation/not release date.

  1. Tormented Mutation
  2. Light to Dark and Life to Death
  3. Black Circle Magic
  4. Cannibal Clown
  5. Metal Murder Mixtape
  6. Metal Murder Mixtape (Vol.2)
  7. The Grinch
  8. Teddy vs. KC
  9. Metal Murder 3D / MM3D2
  10. Distorted Dimension
  11. Metal Murder 4K


Year Title Role Notes
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
2021 Nova Star Space punk rock star song

End Credits theme song

Theatrical Score

2021 KidCrusher Live: Virtual Victim Experience KidCrusher Also producer

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