Scald was hatched into existence in the year of your lord 1993, from the festering ashes of, initially and down through the descending, turbulent years, various grind-core punk/crust-metal units (including T.V.P. and Bleeding Rectum), with the primary personnel read-out of, Pete Dempsey (G/V), Big Balls (B) and Paul (Paulrus) McCarroll (D), which eventually evolved, due to a doom-laden fluxation of ongoing negative and experimental in-house factors into the present day triumvirate of P.D. (B/V), Mick Tierney (G) and P (P) McC (D). From the early black-noise of their primitive first-born, crust-metal rumblings (=Force The Farce Compilation Single '93 + Rancid Fuckhole Demo '94), onto a sharper, more metallic, doom-punk mesh of cold, piercing thrashery (=Born With Teeth Demo '97), occasionally befriended by semi-discontinual, sporadic live outings, down through the lurching, despairing, wasteland crawl, precluding base animal instinctive haste, of their sludge-grinding and frenetic, tortuous and weightier c..Nematoid Demos '99 / '00), then onto the slowly squirming emergence of a seemingly hopeless journey into an epic, sonic barrage of pounding, twisted-gear changing, organic filth-riddled density and bastardised, dissonant prog-grind leanings (=Headworm Album '03), right up to their Code666 (Italy) licensed, jazz-grind, doom-funk, classical-thrash, prog-instrumental odyssey (=Vermiculatus Album '06) and Midhir (Ireland) Licensed, horned salute and blackened nod to their pre-Scaldic grindcore roots (=Fluke EP '07), Scald have summoned a predominantly positive response to their negatively charged yet contradictorily cathartic and grimly greying, venomous outbursts, from the verminous global network of extreme-musical, underground entities and remain an uncompromisingly grating, gratifyingly displeasing, head-melting oddity of Ireland's idiosyncratic D.I.Y zone.

dempsey [p]
bass : vocals

mccarroll [p]

tierney [m]

era: nematoid - headworm - vermiculatus - fluke





Scald, skald, vt. To burn or injure with hot liquor, to expose to a boiling or violent heat.
-n. An injury caused by a hot liquid.
a. Covered with scurf; scabby; paltry.
Scald, skald or skald, n. an ancient scandanavian bard.

Scald / Skald, an ancient Scandinavian bard who recited or sang at feasts compositions in honour of chiefs and famous men and their deeds. This word represents the Icelandic Skãld, Danish Skald, Swedish Skjald, the regular term for a poet. Authorities differ as to it’s derivation. It seems certain that the word was originally derogatory in sense. Some connect it with Skãlda, a pole, on which libels were cut. Others, for example Skeat, refer it to the swedish Skjalla, to make a loud noise or clatter, and take the original sense to have been a "loud talker." This would link the word with "Scold", to rail at, find fault with, which is formed from the Dutch Sc / bid, past tense of Scheldan, cf.German Schelten, in the same sense.

Scald / Skald, from old Norse Skald, poet, "satirist."
Scold, from middle English scolde, an abusive person. Combined bard and warrior.They sang songs in combat to psyche up the troops for attack. Most Scald songs are categorised as chants. This means you can only have one going at a time and most of them will stay active until cancelled or until a new song is played. Notice that most Scald songs was stated, as this is not the case for all songs (an example would be direct damage songs).

They are honoured and respected members of their clans. Every war party loves to have a Scald in it’s midst. This assures that their great deeds and mighty skills will be honoured in the Scalds next recital, and thereafter immortalized for all time. Members of bands treat Scalds with the utmost respect and courtesy. It is well known that the foolish warrior who maligns Scald will soon hear his name slandered in innumerable ballads across the land. As previously stated, by chanting a war song, a Scald can inspire allies during combat. This chanting can elevate spirits, remove concerns about danger, keep men’s minds focused on combat and keep friendly forces with a sense of being larger than life. They love all legends about war and have a myriad of construction techniques available to them. The Scaldic tradition is often encoded with the use of metaphors.

Of different origin is the verb "Scald," to burn or injure the skin or flesh by hot liquid or steam. Also to cleanse an object, or to remove hair or bristles by exposure to moist heat. This word is derived from the old French Escalder, Eschauder, modern Échauder, Latin Excaldare.

Scald is slang for being infected with venereal disease.
Scald was old slang for to infect with venereal disease.
Scald is Irish slang for the beverage tea.
Scald is Irish slang for to reprimand, to scold.

Scalded is slang for to be suffering from venereal disease.

Scalder is slang for a veneareal disease.

Scaldy is Irish slang for a bald person.