Posted in metal | music | pictures on April 14, 2010

words by Ilya Blokh, photos by Markus Shaffer

Maybe the photographer had some of that sizzurp too...
Weedeater

I had two options last Saturday - a picnic in the park with sunshine and puppies, or crowded basements full of feedback and filth as part of a big weekend of heavy music. Obviously I chose the latter, starting with Thou's suffocating mid-day performance at ABC No Rio (photos on the way, meanwhile check out Mike Hill's interv), then heading over to The Studio at Webster Hall for a monstrous nightcap.

Sadly I missed Struck By Lightning, who by all accounts ripped the place to shreds [BBG's note: I was a fan of their LP, but live is where they excel. Crusty, and killer charging metal/punk ala Motorhead meets His Hero is Gone]. I caught The Gates of Slumber's solid but reserved take on the classic/proto-doom sound, leaning heavily on material from last year's Hymns of Blood and Thunder. For me though, the show really kicked into high gear with Black Tusk. Mind-blowingly fun in that increasingly popular, old dirty metal way, their mix of punk beats, stoner riffs and metal bravado sent hair flying all over the place. Their new album, Taste The Sin, hits shelves in late May.

Weedeater took the stage in true, drunken form for a performance that blew their Charleston show out of the water. Between fellating the microphone, sipping Robitussin (evidence below) and puking in the trashcan (I think), 'Dixie' Dave's rasp, rumbling bass and cross-eyed stare basically define "sludge". Chugging doom riffs and rolling drums filled out the thick, muddled sound as the band banged out a good mix of old and new(er) material. They are finishing up a US tour, then spending the summer in Europe. Hopefully Dave can keep most his appendages intact (he shot off his toe earlier this year) and we'll see them back here soon.

Tons of pictures and video from the show continue below...

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Struck By Lightning...

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The Gates of Slumber...

The Gates Of Slumber

The Gates Of Slumber

The Gates Of Slumber

The Gates Of Slumber

The Gates Of Slumber

Struck By Lightning

The Gates Of Slumber

The Gates Of Slumber

The Gates Of Slumber

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Black Tusk...

Black Tusk

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Struck By Lightning


Weedeater...

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The Gates of Slumber @ Webster Hall 4/10/10

Black Tusk @ Webster Hall. 4/10/10

Black Tusk @ Webster Hall. 4/10/10

Weedeater @ Webster Hall 4/10/10

Weedeater @ Webster Hall 4/10/10

Weedeater - "Monkey Junction" @ Webster Hall 4/10/10

Weedeater - "Gimme Back My Bullets" @ Webster Hall 4/10/10

Weedeater - "Time Served" @ Webster Hall Basement. 4/10/10

Weedeater - "God Luck and Good Speed" @ Webster Hall. 4/10/10

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Comments (12)

AGE HAPPENS- DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 12:57 PM

wow, for once the metal photos actually look exceptionally good. nice!

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 1:18 PM

shit yeah. saw em on monday in DC minus GoS but it was sick nonetheless. god luck and good speeeeeeed! nice pics.

Posted by Brian | April 14, 2010 2:02 PM

man they suck

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 2:13 PM

haha 2:13 go back to listening to fucking beach house or whatever flannel shirt shitshow of a band is the flavor of the week. jesus. also, say that to their face.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 3:04 PM

anyone remember when Weedeater played CBGBs and the singer barfed on himself..WHILE PLAYING..?
Classic

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 4:11 PM

^^
Not surprising. Buzzov-en was legendary for puking on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 5:13 PM

SIIIIIIICK photos

That dude in the Revenge shirt is awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 5:23 PM

please fuck off with this weedeater shit. and this page loads like a 1998 angelfire site with 8-10 animated gifs and a 200x300 pixel banner

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 9:15 PM

Im glad those guys endured the striking by the lightning.

Cant wait also till the state's realize much of the tattoo ink companies in the U.S. have crap in there like heavy metals, plastic, etc unlike a company in Germany, Deep Colours who actually tries to regulate and not put that crap in ink.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 2:50 AM

2:50

why you gotta hate

i just have HEAVY METALs

drawn into my skin

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 1:22 PM

Where are the photos from the Thou ABC No Rio show?

Posted by McAndrew | April 20, 2010 9:00 AM

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