Posted in metal | music on December 29, 2009

by Justina Villanueva

Eyehategod on a Rocks Off Boat (more by Chloe Rice)

Before I dive into quotes and explanations, I would like to thank twitter and my cellphone for allowing me to take notes at the most inconvenient of times -- like being smushed in between a bunch of big and way-too-stoked hardcore dudes at the Burnt By the Sun show. Because I was a stupid stoner as a teenager, its pretty hard to remember all the stuff I see at shows...


10. Kiss Kiss at Bowery Ballroom
"Fuck you mom. Fuck you dad. We're playing Bowery Ballroom."

9. Cephalic Carnage while on tour with Mayhem
"It's back to be good, San Diego!" I heard this classic line from frontman Lenzig of Cephalic Carnage in several different cities during the Blackened Fest tour...

8. Howl at Fontanas
"I wish people would cheer like that every time I drink a beer," Howl drummer Tim responded to an assload of cheers and clapping at the free beer show.

7. Melvins at Nokia Theater
"All you people up front look as bored as my mom when she comes to see us. Don't worry. Down is still going to play," said King Buzzo...

6. Burnt By The Sun at The Cake Shop
"Hey! We're old. Give us a fucking break!" Burnt by the Sun frontman Mike Olender defended his bandmates for pausing to tune in between songs.

5. Eyehategod on a boat
"Pussy, guns and heroin." It's what Eyehategod drummer Joe LaCaze said to soundcheck his mic.

4. Gojira at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier was a bit disillusioned when the french metallers played Music Hall of Williamsburg in September and asked the crowd if they spoke french. He got a couple jokey replies. In utter frustration the vocalist bursted, "Did ANYONE take French in school?!" Sorry Joe. We dumb, yo.

3. Municipal Waste at New England Metal Fest
As it turned out, The Grateful Dead played a show at a venue right across the street from the metal fest, so it was the perfect opportunity for Municipal Waste to mock the situation by entering the stage with a sign in hand while asking if anyone has seen their dog. Frontman Tony Foresta perfected the gimmick when he made a special request, "I wanna see a circle pit of LOVE!"

2. Cannabis Corpse at ABC No Rio
Cannabis Corpse takes everything that Cannibal Corpse has ever done and adds a ganja leaf -- hence making it even more enjoyable. When I saw the group of Richmond area guys during an ABC No Rio matinee, I heard something so genius I couldn't shake it out of my head. And when I tell you what their song intro was to "I Cum Bud" you won't be able to resist repeating it during the next cypher you attend: "Get the bud out your cock! 'I Cum Bud!'"

1. Incantation at NJ Deathfest
Incantation Vocalist John McEntee asked a bunch of over-beer-ed and groggy metal heads from Jersey in his barely-intimidating, death metal throat voice, "Anyone here from Fairlawn?"
And when the stack of hay rolled in and the crickets got bored of chirping, McEntee realized no one was from his suburban, white picket fence town. So he disappointedly said, "Didn't think so." It was sad, cute and funny all in one.


Any memorable quotes of your own? Leave em in the comments.



Comments (19)

“Where's your will to be weird?”

- Jim Morrison

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 12:41 PM

Good work, Justina!
P.S. Cynic still sucks!

Posted by Sid | December 29, 2009 12:58 PM

Skeletonwitch prefacing about half of the songs in their set with "THIS NEXT SONG IS ABOUT SATAN"

Posted by Dorian | December 29, 2009 1:01 PM

"get on your dirtbike and ride to your part time job because life.... is a fucking... joke" -end of a year in the brunswick basement

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 1:23 PM

"You may have heard this next song covered by a bunch of hack musicians on a shitty video game; this is called LAID TO REST!!!!"

-Randy Blythe on Laid to Rest.

Posted by thetompkins | December 29, 2009 1:40 PM

John McEntee doing death metal vocals is irony at its best moment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 2:37 PM

When Cro-Mags played Europa, there was a sweet vegan buffet in the back after. A bunch of people were smoking and John storms in and yells, "PEOPLE PUT OUT YOUR FUCKING CIGARETTES, IT'S TWO-THOUSAND-FUCKIN'-NINE!"

The faces and timing was classic.

Posted by LA BRUJA | December 29, 2009 3:19 PM

I was the asshole from Kiss Kiss that said "fuck you mom, fuck you dad, i'm playing the bowery ballroom" and I'd have to give the credit to a close buddy / co-worker of mine that goes by the name of Ryan Duff, who says that all the time. It just plays on repeat in my head from time to time.

Posted by Mike Abiuso | December 29, 2009 3:39 PM

haha LA BRUJA wins....that is classic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 3:40 PM

That is hysterical -I stole #5 for my blog (hope I gave enough credit!!)

Nice, one Justina

Posted by Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2009 4:38 PM

that's a lot of awful shows

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 5:45 PM

"And when the stack of hay rolled in"

those are called "tumbleweeds", you total dumbass

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 6:53 PM

above is funniest quote!

Posted by ed | December 29, 2009 7:13 PM

Alright, we'll play a fucking Black Flag song. -Wavves bro (after the drunkest dude in house howled his request between nearly every single song)

Posted by J | December 29, 2009 9:39 PM

""Anybody out there like the taste of AL-CO-HOL?!"

(Paul McCartney during the famous rooftop concert)

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 11:19 PM

I saw The Decemberists this summer at Marymoor Park, and the next night went and saw Death Cab For Cutie at the same place. At The Decemberists show Colin Meloy said "Anyone here going to see Death Cab for Cutie tomorrow night? Tell Ben I want my shoes back."

Posted by Anna | December 30, 2009 12:55 PM

I saw Cannibal Corpse at the Mayhem Festival in South Jersey this summer. They immediately followed an especially preachy/obnoxious Trivium set. On a stage about 50 yards away, about 15 seconds after Trivium stopped playing, Corpsegrinder's mike switches on and he immediately growls the following bon mot:

"We didn't come here to teach you pussies lessons about life and morality. We came to kick your asses all over this fucking parking lot."

They then launched into "Stripped, Raped and Strangled."

Posted by lou | December 30, 2009 7:56 PM

"I wanna see a circle pit of LOVE!" Tony is a funny dude.

Posted by victimschoice | April 8, 2010 2:04 AM

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