Laying low since their last Japan tour with their Beijing hardcore brothers Struggle Session in late 2019, notorious Kansai deviants Chikan Chef are back with their first new musical offering in 6 years! Although a long time since ‘Culinary Creeps’ came out, ‘Bitches BBQ’ stays true to form with this latest release featuring 13 blistering songs that take you on a breakneck journey of wild grind, punk and hardcore riffs, lyrically covering everything from going raving with crabs, to running away from the Chinese police, all in under 9 minutes.
Recorded in May/June of 2020 when the band found themselves locked down in Australia, they were lucky to have the opportunity to record at The Pet Food Factory with Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb / Neptune Power Federation), get the record mastered by Clem Bennet (sound engineer for Arch Enemy) and receive the services of artist extraordinaire Glenno (Chinese Burns Unit) for the album art.
The band was also able to get their good friend from legendary Osaka hardcore band Palm, Toshi Takahashi, to sing guest vocals on the album. Toshi goes all out on the 59-second hardcore track ‘Dibber Dobber Dog Cunt’.
To accompany the album’s release, Chikan Chef have also released an Official Music Video for the single, ‘CHIKAN! AKAN!’ (essentially translating as ‘Say No To Molestation!’) which was filmed, directed and edited by Ben Portnoy (C.O.F.F.I.N / Sexy On Site).