earache.jpg So, bear with us - this one's going to be a bit of a rollercoaster. Firstly, we start with the new Swedish/English PDF game magazine Truth-Lasers, which is on the 'odd' side ("What exactly are J Allard, Reggie and Ken doing in a small underground cave?"), and only about 25% in English. But it's lots of NGJ-ish fun, featuring at least one funny copy protection visual joke, and an article exploring "an examination of the alleged connection between Grindcore, Virilio and Videogames", and referencing Earache Records. [Via Gillen.]

But here's the craziness - turns out the grindcore/game connection is closer than we thought. The 'infamous' UK-based Frazer Nash PR just put out a press release headlined: "Teenage Goth-Metal girl designs extreme metal racing video game based in Hell…. ", and it turns out that Metro 3D (yes, the 'Barry Hatter' publisher) is partnering with grindcore label Earache Records to produce, uhh, Earache Extreme Metal Racing for PlayStation 2, PC and PSP this July in Europe.

According to the PR, the game "will feature ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands". That's right, hell... and other wastelands. Earache artists confirmed as racing teams include Mortiis (yay, goblin face!), Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke (apparently famous for "having an extremely fast drummer"), Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea 77, and Society 1, with a similarly metal soundtrack.

Plus, best of all, the game "was conceived and created by 17 year old Gothic metaller Sky Nash and all started as a possible way to not only keep her amused but potentially to dissuade her from following her overworked father into a gaming career." Still, at least overworked father Frazer has something to send out PR about now!