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OriginCanberra, ACT
Years active1994 - 1999
Associated actsJohnny Roadkill, System Addict, Machete
Past membersPaul Blackwell, Darren Mead, Garth Powell, Leif Winberg

Band Members

  • Line-Up
    • Paul Blackwell (guitar)
    • Darren Mead (drums)
    • Garth Powell (vocals, bass)
    • Leif Winberg (guitar)


Canberra, ACT, 1994

Band Information

Canberra thrash band Soulcrusher shared the honours with Liquid in the local leg of the Triple J Unearthed initiative in mid-1996. Almost immediately, they issued the "Absolute Zero" EP that was actually recorded before they entered the contest. The win forged a small platform that allowed them to tour locally but despite persistent hard work for the next two years or so Soulcrusher was unable to develop much of a profile.

Winberg quit the band in early 1999 and the band took a long time off. Although a replacement was found and Soulcrusher continued to play infrequently for some time, the band is no more. Both Garth and Darren formed Machete in 2004, with Garth eventually leaving that band and joining System Addict in 2008. Paul Blackwell is now with Johnny Roadkill.



1996 Absolute Zero Oracle

Compilation track:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
1997 "Absolute Zero" Unearthed 5 ABC/EMI