Assück was an American grindcore band from Saint Petersburg, Florida, active from 1987 to 1998. The band proved influential,[1] with their album Anticapital (1991) voted number 4 in the Terrorizer list of their top 20 US grindcore albums, who described it as a "low-calibre battery of brooding, malicious, doom-ridden grind pitched somewhere between early Napalm Death and even earlier Bolt Thrower".[3] According to journalist Greg Pratt, "Assück were an incredible band with probably metal's best drummer [Rob Proctor], although no one ever mentions his name. They combined well-written poetic and political lyrics with catchy songs, insane musicianship and a short-fast-loud brutality that no one has topped since."[6] Writing for Maximumrocknroll, Felix von Havoc describes the political punk and metal roots of this band, stating "Assuck managed to combine the anger, fury and social commentary of a punk band with the musicianship and production quality of a Death Metal band."[4]

Background information
OriginSt. Petersburg, Florida, United States
death metal[3][4]
Years active1987–1998
LabelsSound Pollution
Associated actsDiscordance Axis, In/Humanity, Nasty Savage, Scrotum Grinder, Anthem 88, Crucible, Bombs of Death, Jud Jud
Past membersSteve Heritage
Jason Crittendon
Rob Proctor
Steve Kosiba
Daryl Kahan
Pete Jay
Dave "Spinach" Malinksky
Paul Pavlovich


Final line-up
  • Steve Heritage - guitar, vocals (1987-1998)
  • Jason Crittendon - bass (1997-1998)
  • Rob Proctor - drums (1987-1998)
Former members
  • Paul Pavlovich - vocals (1987-1992)
  • Dave "Spinach" Malinksky - vocals (1994-1997)
  • Daryl Kahan - vocals (December 1993-January 1994)
  • Pete Jay - bass (1991-1992)
  • Steve Kosiba - bass (1992-1997)


Studio albums
  • Anticapital (1991, Sound Pollution)
  • Misery Index (1997, Sound Pollution)
Extended plays
  • Born Backwards demo tape (1989, Liquified Tapes)
  • Necrosalvation 7" (1990, Rigid Records)
  • Split 7" with Old Lady Drivers (1990, No System)
  • Blindspot 7" (1992, Open Records)
  • State To State 7" (1992, SOA)
Compilation albums
  • Anticapital/Blindspot +3 (1994, Sound Pollution)


  1. ^ a b "Assück biography @ MusicMight". Archived from the original on 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  2. ^ review of Misery Index
  3. ^ a b Hoare, James (March 2009). "Criminal Records: Essential Records|US", Terrorizer 181, p. 44.
  4. ^ a b Felix von Havoc, Maximum Rock'n'Roll No. 198. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Archived by Havoc Records. Access date: June 20, 2008.
  5. ^ Moore, Doug (2013-03-22). "Waxing Atrocious – Assück's Steve Heritage". Invisible Oranges. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  6. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (March 2009). "US Grind", Terrorizer 181, p. 43.

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