Entries tagged with: Corrections House
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Mike "IX" Williams w/ Eyehategod @ Acheron in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Corrections House, the heavy supergroup consisting of Mike "IX" Williams of Eyehategod, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Chicago mega-producer Sanford Parker, have released their new album Learn How to Carry a Whip, and its streaming now.
The album is definitely a weird one, perhaps even more so than their first record. The sound is coated in harsh, industrially-tinged electronics, which provide a counterpoint to the lurching, sludged-out guitar and the ravings of singer Mike Williams. Williams is in fine form here, moving from spoken word to screamed word at what always seems like the perfect time. There are also plenty of curveballs here; "White Man's Gonna Lose" is actually kind of dancey, "Visions Divide" is their take on an acoustic torch song, and "When Push Comes to Shank" breaks out the signature Yakuza saxophone. All in all, a compellingly bizarre document from some of the more accomplished metal minds around. Its worth a listen if you're a fan of this type of thing, and its streaming below (via Decibel).
Scott Kelly and Bruce Lamont are currently playing shows together (as solo acts), including a stop in NYC at The Acheron on 11/13 (tickets). Eyehategod are playing Housecore Horror Fest soon, and Yakuza's only upcoming date is a one-off at Chicago's Empty Bottle on December 5.
Stream Learn How to Carry a Whip below...
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Scott Kelly with Neurosis at Saint Vitus in August (more by P Squared)
Scott Kelly of Neurosis and his Corrections House bandmate Bruce Lamont (also of Chicago's Yakuza) are playing some shows together on the east coast this November.
The tour hits NYC for a show at The Acheron on November 13 with additional support from Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia and the current Gorguts lineup. Tickets for the Acheron show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Corrections House release their new album Know How to Carry a Whip on Friday (10/23) via Kelly's label Neurot. They've already premiered two songs from it, "White Man's Gonna Lose" and "Superglued Tooth," both of which showcase a heavier industrial influence than ever for the supergroup (the band also includes Mike Williams of Eyehategod and metal super-producer Sanford Parker).
Scott Kelly also just released a video for a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Lungs." Maybe he'll bust that one out on the tour. You can check it out, with the Corrections House songs and the list of tour dates, below.
Corrections House at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Heavy supergroup Corrections House have been touring with Statiqbloom for the past few weeks, having stopped in NYC to play Saint Vitus earlier this month. The tour had been scheduled to continue for the next week, but remaining dates have been postponed due to health issues for Corrections House co-frontman Mike "IX" Williams, also of Eyehategod. Luckily it doesn't sound terribly serious, as it seems Mike is just burnt out from a year of hard touring with his various projects, and has been prescribed rest and vitamins by his doctor. In an official statement, he writes, "Overwork, nonstop travel, overexertion on stage and poor eating habits will eventually grind you to rubble. I need a bit of time to heal and repair my wounded body and mind." The use of the word "postponed" from the band seems to imply that they will try to reschedule the cancelled dates at some point down the road. Here's hoping that happens, and that Mike gets well soon. Meanwhile, Statiqbloom will be playing with Sannhet and Youth Code at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in January.
In a bit of a consolation prize, you can now watch video of Corrections House's full set from Saint Vitus earlier this month (via Pit Full of Shit). Check that out below, along with a list of cancelled dates.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Curran Reynolds w/ Today is the Day at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Eyehategod/Neurosis/etc-related supergroup Corrections House will kick off their previously-discussed tour with Statiqbloom this weekend. As discussed that tour hits NYC for a sweet show at Saint Vitus on Monday (12/1) with Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver) and Body Stuff. Tickets for Vitus are still available.
In our initial post, we referred to Body Stuff as a one-man project, and it is indeed the brainchild of local heavy polyglot Curran Reynolds (ex-Today is the Day and much more). Only the live show at Saint Vitus will feature a four-piece lineup including Rush Moody, Ryan Jones and Matt Kepler. Ryan is also ex-TITD and is a member of local rippers Mutilation Rites, who Rush has also joined as a live member. Matt is known for metal-related design projects and also worked at the now-closed Lit Lounge. Body Stuff's self-titled EP, which is streaming below, is a bracing slab of industrially-oriented hardcore, and this band should give it full, brutal expression in a live setting (this is the only show they'll be playing in 2014).
Speaking of Mutilation Rites, they've been added as openers for the previously-discussed Black Breath show happening at Saint Vitus on December 14. Also on that bill is White Widows Pact and Blackest. Tickets are still available. Ryan Jones will also be taking part in the upcoming Brooklyn Rock Lottery on December 6 at Baby's All Right which also includes members of Drive Like Jehu, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dismemberment Plan, Parquet Courts, and more (tickets).
Meanwhile, Corrections House covered Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer" which premiered over at Noisey. Stream that, with their full list of dates and a stream of the Body Stuff EP, below...
Corrections House at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Heavy supergroup Corrections House have announced a winter tour with dark industrial project Statiqbloom. Corrections House is comprised of Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly, Yakuza's Bruce Lamont, and Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist (and producer of basically all the sweet metal coming out of the Windy City), Sanford Parker. This band is heavily pedigreed from far ranging styles of incredibly influential sludge, and their sound is an unholy beast culled from the diverse skill set of the members. The tour will make a stop in NYC on December 1 at Saint Vitus, where the two aforementioned bands will be joined by two-man noise outfit UNIFORM and local one-man hardcore/industrial/drone act Body Stuff. Tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with a video of what happened last time Corrections House played Vitus and a stream of the Body Stuff EP, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, November 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
New Orleans sludge monsters Eyehategod unleashed a song off of their forthcoming self-titled album a couple of weeks ago, and now they've done it again with the album's opener, the awesomely named "Robitussin and Rejection." The track is quaking, punishing and bluesy, not likely to let any fan of the band down. As mentioned, the new album--EHG's first in 14 years and first since the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze--features LaCaze's drum tracks. Look for the album on May 27 on Housecore Records.
Eyehategod has tacked a short run of west coast dates onto the previously mentioned Baltimore show with High on Fire, Corrosion of Conformity (who are touring and playing Saint Vitus on 4/26) and more. They'll also be playing the Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN, where Three Floyds Brewing sells its Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. The festival is the only place to buy the much coveted beer, and this year the festival will also feature performances from High on Fire Iron Reagan, Corrections House (which features Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, Mike Williams of EHG, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza) and more.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
Decibel Magazine is back with its annual top 40 albums of the year list. Two of the top three (including the #1 spot) are reunion albums from death metal veterans, though many younger bands place highly as well. And the one metal album we can safely expect on many non-metal lists, Deafheaven, makes it on there too.
Check out the full list below...
Wrekmeister Harmonies at Intuit Gallery, June 2013 (more by)
As mentioned, tonight will see the performance of the Wrekmeister Harmonies "big band," a 15-person crew featuring a gang of Chicago all-stars from bands like Indian, Anatomy of Habit, Corrections House, Yakuza and more. They'll be joined by sets from Theologian and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix's (Liturgy) other band Survival at Saint Vitus tonight (8/30) and tickets are still available.
In addition, you can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies (aka JR Robinson) SANS his massive backing crew on Sunday at Spectacle (9/1) where he'll perform a solo set against a film backdrop. More details are available here.
Speaking of Saint Vitus, the Black Witchery show there this weekend is one of our highlighted events happening this Labor Day weekend in NYC.
Corrections House at Saint Vitus, Jan 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, featuring past and present personnel from of Neurosis, Eyehategod, Yakuza, Minsk and others, are prepping their new LP, Last City Zero, for release in October via Neurot Recordings. The long-player is the follow-up to the band's 7" from earlier this year, and includes the new jam "Run Through The Night" which you can stream below.
Also, make sure to head to InvisibleOranges to check out a long-form piece by Joseph Schafer on the phenomenon of the supergroup.
Track stream below...
Corrections House at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, featuring an all-star lineup of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (no longer Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest), have a new video for "Grin With a Purpose" the A-Side of a 7" that includes the previously discussed "Hoax the System" track which also spawned a video. The 7" is currently available via War Crime Recordings, and will be a taste for what's to come... a planned full length due at the end of the year.
So far touring is light for Corrections House in 2013, but the band is planning a trip to the EU in December, with North American dates to follow in the new year. The tour will be their second trek, following their recent jaunt in January.
Check out both Corrections House videos below.
Corrections House @ Saint Vitus, 1/21/2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, the new supergroup comprised of Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachtmystium, Minsk), Mike Williams (Eyehategod), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc.), and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, who played this past weekend), kicked off their US tour at Saint Vitus last night (1/21) which was also their first-ever show. The band was joined by opening sets from York Factory Complaint (mems Believer/Law, Veins, ex-Drunkdriver) and Theologian, and featured "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night."
More pictures and a review of the show are over at Invisible Oranges.
Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Dec 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As discussed, Corrections House is a supergroup of sorts, comprised of Scott Kelly (of Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachmystium/Minsk) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc). The upcoming tour will feature "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night." What we didn't know was that recorded material was also on the way...
Corrections House have produced a video for "Hoax the System," a new track that will appear on a forthcoming 7" on War Crime Records, a collaborative effort between Parker and Lamont. The flip will feature a second track, "Grin With A Purpose," though no additional recordings have been reported. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime, swoop below for a look at the new video and all tour dates. And if you want to see it live, Corrections House hits Saint Vitus on Jan 21 (tickets).
Video and a list of tour dates are below.
Mike of Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Corrections House is a new band of the "supergroup" persuasion, featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza/Bloodiest. Little is known about what this stellar lineup has conjured together yet, but you can look forward to a few live performances in the US soon. Those include a stop in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on Jan 21. Tickets are on sale.
Don't forget that Neurosis also announced tour dates recently, including their first NYC appearance in five years. The band also recently added a few new ones as well, including at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on 1/20. Dates are below.
Both Eyehategod and Nachtmystium performed at St. Vitus in November, though Sanford was not on board as a member of the Chicago black metal crew this time around. If you missed it, check out pictures of Nachtmystium HERE and shots from Eyehategod HERE and HERE.
All tour dates listed below...