Posted in To Do | metal | music | pictures on October 26, 2009

words by BBG, photos by Chloe Rice

Sammy Duet of Goatwhore (also ex-Acid Bath)
Goat Whore

Village Voice: It's been noted that CMJ is noticeably more "metal" this year, and there's a sense that metal's becoming more and more respected all-around.

Mike Williams of Eyehategod: Well, I wouldn't call Eyehategod "metal", but I do see extreme, heavy music in general getting new attention from some different areas of the population. Also we've played in NYC for CMJ before, back in the '90s, so it doesn't really seem like a new thing. Anyway, is it "respected" or is it "trendy"? "Trendy" meaning hipsters now have discovered us. Who knows? I welcome all people who are remotely interested to check us out.

In what was definitely one of the most highly anticipated NYC metal shows of the year, and one of only a handful of metal shows during CMJ (Type O Negative at Irving Plaza, the official BrooklynVegan-BBG Relapse Records Showcase, among others), Eyehategod returned to NYC with an appearance on a Rocks Off Boat Cruise with Goatwhore, Pig Destroyer, and Strong Intention. To say people went a little apey is a bit of an understatement (see below pictures of moshpits, people hanging from balconies, and general insanity for further proof).

The caged animal is unleashed again TONIGHT (10/26), when Eyehategod play their SECOND area show, this time at Europa with Unearthly Trance, Tombs, Strong Intention, and BV-BBG/Relapse showcaser Howl. Tickets are still available.

Pics of Howl, along with Misery Index, Salome, Revocation, Black Anvil, Complete Failure, and Gloominous Doom from the BV-BBG/Relapse Showcase at Fontana's are on their way. More pics from the boat cruise (from hell?) are below...

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Comments (29)

Good thing for these pictures because you couldn't see anything on that boat.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:01 AM

yee-haw!

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:13 AM

hmm.... pig destroyer, goatwhore, ihategod, i wonder what kind of music these guys play

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:21 AM

im starting a metal band. should i call it "cow raper"? our fans can wear cow masks and rape each other. how about "horse corpse" (bonus points because it rhymes)? hmm, maybe i can make the animal come at the end, like "the molested chicken". ill have to think about it some more.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:26 AM

Not a Pig Destroyer joke intentionally.
But, I guarantee you someone on that boat has Swine Flu today.

Posted by Txn | October 26, 2009 11:44 AM

oh man that was really the best show ever

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 12:02 PM

11:21, who do you listen to?

Posted by scott | October 26, 2009 12:07 PM

I like the name "JESUS-RAPER"

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 12:13 PM

little known fact: dirty projectors were actually called anal syringe.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 12:14 PM

Hands down, best show of CMJ. Relapse / Brooklyn Vegan showcase and Budos Band are the close runner ups. Keep up the great work fuckos!

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 12:59 PM

Booze cruise of death.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 1:19 PM

pussy guns and heroin

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 2:23 PM

i would to know what would have happened if team avett came to this show. they'd probably be sacrificed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 2:41 PM

Wop Hour!

Posted by brk | October 26, 2009 2:51 PM

DEATH FUCK

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 3:13 PM

11:21 loves god?

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 3:20 PM

do I spot Karim from I'm Better Than Everyone? Dude is all places at all times!

Posted by Sinking South Guitar | October 26, 2009 3:25 PM

A few of you are a day late and should check out The Cows, Rapeman and Jesus Lizard

Posted by Christy | October 26, 2009 5:23 PM

"im starting a metal band. should i call it "cow raper"? our fans can wear cow masks and rape each other. how about "horse corpse" (bonus points because it rhymes)? hmm, maybe i can make the animal come at the end, like "the molested chicken". ill have to think about it some more."

Trying too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 5:25 PM

I am sick and tired of these motherfucking metalheads on this motherfucking boat.

Jokes from 2006 never hurt.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 5:57 PM

A few of you are a day late and should check out The Cows, Rapeman and Jesus Lizard

Posted by Christy | October 26, 2009 5:23 PM


All great bands with names that truly had a sense of humor usually. The Cows live were always incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 6:23 PM

low ceiling on that boat. Downstairs anyway... couldn't really see the bands, they sounded great though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 7:57 PM

October 26, 2009 5:25 PM : WAY too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 9:47 PM

I miss Acid Bath...
luckily Dax is here in Austin now.
I know he went a different route, but I love his take on "death folk"?

Posted by TXn | October 27, 2009 3:54 AM

ya thats karim.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 9:55 AM

how about a all female fronted metal band?

this looks like it was epic as fuck. 40 bucks was kinda pushing it tho

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 2:58 PM

Anyone know where you can get one of those posters? Forgot to get one at the show.

Posted by Chris | October 30, 2009 4:31 PM

i dont think females make good metal band members

Posted by husky training | January 8, 2010 1:42 PM

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