Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011



the song "grind to a halt" from the loose screws 10"  was originally written for a previous band members of extortion were in called the collapse, recorded but never released as the session was rushed and the finished product we felt was sub-par.
due to the short amount of time we had before getting into the studio for the loose screws session, we decided to re-work it and use it for extortion (a few other songs in the session were also unused songs written for other previous bands)
you can download the original collapse version here

the collapse featured rhys (original drummer for extortion and drummer on the loose screws 10") on guitar, aaron of jaws and grim fandango on guitar, rohan on bass and james vinciguerra of total control, jaws, all in deep shit etc on drums. piotr was on vocals, but as his visa ran out before we were to record this and had to leave the country, vocal duties on this song were filled by rhys.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


half our set from chaos in tejas. includes a new unrecorded song

Friday, June 10, 2011


this one goes out to grandpa! its just real fast, so get into it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


the second shirt design we'll have on the US tour. black ink on white shirt. tasteful yet morally repugnant

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


extortion playing at catfood press not long ago. many thanks to cramo for filming this


really put my creative and illustrative skills to the test with this new shirt design. get one here

Friday, April 1, 2011


our good friend DJ FRENCH MISTER made a "remix" of one of our "songs". its been "uploaded" and you can get it "here"

Thursday, March 31, 2011


this is quite an old video, you can't really see anything and the vocals are close to inaudible, but i thought i'd link to it due to the excessive speed at which this is played. sounds like its in fast forward

Sunday, March 20, 2011


anyone interested in the visual side of extortion can check out black and white works by the artist here

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011


shirt design. we'll have these at the sydney shows.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


our tracks from the completed exposition were rushed to get released in time for our european tour and hence weren't mixed as well as they could've been. i've pumped the guitar up on 3 of the tracks and uploaded them.
get it here

vocals are a little quiet compared to the guitar now, but its not like vocals even matter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


note that oil barrons are in fact headlining this, i just got lazy and couldn't be bothered making a radical logo for the flyer so just whacked extortion big on it instead. i'll do it properly when me making the effort permits.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


barney performing the song he sings on loose screws (grind to a halt) live. september last year

Saturday, February 26, 2011


in case you were interested.
we're currently writing for a few things, split 7"s with low threat profile & whitehorse, a split LP with cold world (from vienna, not the US cold world) and a new album. don't expect these any time soon as we're spending a lot more time on writing these as we feel the last two records suffered from tight deadlines and resulting records weren't as good as we felt we can produce.
however i may post some rough demo recordings from of some of the songs in the near future. keep your eyes peeled and feet shredded.

Friday, February 25, 2011


way too much spare time on someones hands resulted in the super extortion 2 turbo rendition of  "arson"
download it here

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


todd from perth made an extortion cross stitch. this is mental.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


in case you were having trouble working it out, this is the new extortion blog.
"inspired" (the layout and whatnot are worryingly similar to theirs)  by the SUFFER blog, the fact that i'm having trouble finding somewhere to put show details on the facebook page and that myspace has gotten so fucking annoying to use i don't even bother logging in any more.