Entries tagged with: Evil Army
by Wyatt Marshall
Hooded West Coast sleazeballs The Mentors will embark on a tour in July that will hit NYC on July 11 at The Paper Box. That show will be a three-stager with support coming from Maximum Oversatan, Throaat, Bomb Scare, Goat Felch and more. Full Paper Box lineup and all Mentors tour dates are listed in this post.
The Mentors' have a long and wacky history, including having their song "Golden Showers" cited in Tipper Gore's obscene lyrics senate hearings in the mid-'80s. Another moment of infamy comes from Mentors lead singer/drummer El Duce, who in the wake of Kurt Cobain's death claimed that Courtney Love had offered him $50,000 to kill Cobain. He took it even further in a clip from the documentary Kurt & Courtney, below, by saying he regrets not accepting the offer and that he knows who killed Cobain. As you probably know, the case was recently reconfirmed to be a suicide and is officially closed. El Duce, meanwhile, died in 1997 after being hit by a train, with the official cause of death being listed as "misadventure." Original members Sickie Wifebeater and Dr. Heathen Scum continued the band, now with singer/drummer Mad Dog Duce.
All dates are listed, along with full Paper Box lineup and video, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Finnish punk crew Terveet Kadet will headline Saint Vitus on May 23, joining Iron Lung (who just played DBA), Massgrav, Wake and Lotus Fucker (tickets). The show is part of Terveet Kadet's campaign toward Maryland Deathfest and on to Chaos in Tejas, dates of which are below. Stream some material while you're down there.
Two big reminders for this weekend... Evil Army will play Acheron tonight (4/5, tickets). If you missed the Invisible Oranges stream, then get over to check out their latest ripping 7"... its a doozy.
Also, as mentioned before, Zozobra & Kowloon-Walled City are touring together as part of an IO-sponsored trek, and the bands will play Saint Vitus on Saturday (4/6) with The Austerity Program. Tickets are still available. If you missed it, we interviewed Caleb of Zozobra/Cave In fame on Invisible Oranges.
Writer Laina Dawes will celebrate the release of her new book, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal with a show at Saint Vitus on April 15, enlisting Tamar-kali, Militia Vox and Kudisan Kai for live sets. I am happy to report that I (Fred Pessaro) will join my friend Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork) to help DJ the event. Entry is free and open to the public (21+) and donations will be accepted at the door for the bands. Make it out if you can. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal is out now via Bazillion Points.
All Evillive approved shows for the next two weeks are listed, along with a flyer for the book launch and a few song streams, below.
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words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Nathaniel Shannon
Down recently released the following statement:
"This past week Philip Anselmo did an interview with writer Dave Wedge of the Boston Herald... Within the article Mr. Wedge made some statements that are falsehoods and we wanted to clear it up before the rumor mill starts turning.Down played Nokia Theater as part of their ongoing trek with Melvins, Weedeater, and Evil Army on 9/11/09, a tour that also yielded appearances by Weedeater at The Charleston as well as Melvins at ATP. Rex Brown (ex-Pantera) is recovering from surgery removing his gallbladder and polyps on his pancreas, and was replaced by Danny Theriot on bass.
First off, Mr. Wedge states that 'Down has no plans to record after this tour.' This is absolutely untrue. The band will be writing and recording for a release in 2010.
Secondly he states, 'Rex Brown, who also played in Pantera, has left the band for personal reasons.' This is categorically and unequivocally untrue. As you all know Rex did not join this tour due to imminent health concerns. As Philip states on stage every night, Rex is the bass player in Down and will continue to be...
"We hope this clears up any questions anyone may have had." -[Blabbermouth]
Unfortunately, no pics of Weedeater or Evil Army from this show, but dig on more Down & Melvins shots below. Full tour dates, as well as a video of Down performing the Van Halen classic "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" also below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Weedeater - "God Luck & Good Speed" (MP3)
It's official... As previously discussed, Down, Melvins, and Weedeater WILL team up for a tour with Canada getting Voivod (!!!) while the US will split Danava and Evil Army (NYC gets Evil Army). Tickets for the Nokia Theater show on 9/11 are on sale and full tour dates are below.
Southern doom gods Weedeater recently released their 2007 album God Luck & Good Speed on LP via Southern Lord. Dixie Dave of Weedeater first came into the public eye as a member of the legendary southern doom troupe Buzzov*en, but went on to play bass in Bongzilla and his cousin T-Roy's band Sourvein before forming Weedeater. Dixie Dave also plays with Hail! Hornet with T-Roy.
Voivod, who counts former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted as a studio member, released their final album Infini on Relapse last week. The album marks the final release for the band and the last material written by founding member Dennis "Piggy" D'Amour before his untimely passing.
Bassist Bones of Evil Army recently passed away.
Full Weedeater tour dates as well as a video of "Downava", aka Down + Danava below...
by Black Bubblegum
According to the Goner Records message boards, bassist Bones of Evil Army has passed away. This has not been confirmed by the band, nor their management, but people seem to have concrete information...
arrangements are being made by his mom's friend for saturday, (valentine's day.)Evil Army are scheduled to perform at the Scion Rock Fest on Feb 28th. As more information comes available, we'll get it to you. Evil Army was also recently mentioned in an article that ran on BestOfNewOrleans.com that profiled Heavy Music in New Orleans. Although the band hails from Memphis, they had recently signed to Phil Anselmo's Housecore imprint. Last month it was announced Evil Army and Down were touring together. That announcement was quickly followed with news that the tour was postponed. Video below...
It will be held in oakland. at peeble's funeral home
times may change, so far visitation at 3 funeral at 4.
peepstemple is right on.
Matt and his out of this world energy are infamous
SpazzMattic DownTown Matt Brown with the devil's handshake
Memphis music ain't the same without ya
hell, nothin in memphis is the same,
you're sadly missed [Shawna Graves]
by Black Bubblegum
Happy New Year and Welcome Back to The Week In Metal! We took some time away, but believe me, the hate only grew STRONGER.
Wolves In The Throne Room have emerged from the dark forests of the Pacific Northwest to announce a pair of new releases and drop more details on their previously announced upcoming live LP, Live At Roadburn 08! First up, the Malevolent Grain EP will hit Southern Lord with a 180-gram LP bang, with Conspiracy Records dropping a small pressing of picture discs for the record (a limited batch of CDs will be available on tour). Then on March 31st, the band will drop Black Cascade their new full-length on Southern Lord! Both Malevolent Grain and Black Cascade were recorded by Randall Dunn/Mell Dettmer and are the first to feature new guitarist (former touring member) Will Lindsay of ex-Middian / Age Eternal fame. In addition, WITTR's Live at Roadburn 08 will be released with a companion DVD available with the first pressing of 500 copies, with 150 coming in gold vinyl with a silkscreen. Full WITTR tour dates are below, including their date at Scion Rock Fest.
Obscura, an astonishing tech-death band from Deutchland that may or may not be named after the classic Gorguts LP, are streaming a trio of new tracks from massive and recommended upcoming LP Cosmogenesis. Relapse has been kind enough to allow one of those tracks to be made available here for download... check out "Universe Momentum" available above! Cosmogenesis impacts on Feb 17th.
Tombs is pulling double duty on Feb 21st, having scheduled a day show at ABC No Rio with Black Anvil, Woe, and Bastard Sapling and a Winter Hours Record Release show with Defeatist, Engineer, and The Wayward later that night at Death By Audio. Winter Hours is due on Feb 17th via Relapse.
YOB have announced that they will hit the studio in late March with Sanford Parker to record their new album of "5 songs hitting about the 60+ minute mark". Look for it to surface in late summer 2009. In the meantime, Northwesterners can catch the band at their first reunion gig on 2/28 at The Ash Street Saloon in Portland, Oregon.
The previously announced Down/Weedeater/Evil Army tour has been postponed.
With a tagline like "2 stages + 2 days = Total Brutality", you better f'n deliver. That said, The LA Murder Fest will turn those sunny California skies black on May 9th & 10th when Coffins, Landmine Marathon, Ghoul, Stormcrow, Agenda of Swine, and Lack of Interest hit the stages of The Knitting Factory in Hollywood! Also on the bill are sickening sludgemeisters -16-, who's new record Bridges To Burn drops on Jan 20th. Check out "So Broken Down" available for download above from the record and to all y'all left coasters, support the band when they hit the road with Giant Squid! Tour schedule is below.
General Surgery will also report for duty at the LA Murderfest, and recently announced the release of their split with Butcher ABC. Look for it on CD via Obliteration Records on January 11 (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy) and limited-to-1,000 LP in February via Living Dead Society/Coperaction Records (email email@example.com for a copy). The band will also hit the road with Ghoul following the Murderfest and leading up to Maryland Death Fest (thx SMNNews). Full tour dates are below.
Malkuth, an absolutely killer black metal band featuring members of No Neck Blues Band, have scheduled a show on 1/25 at Public Assembly with Villians, Castevet, and Ipsissimus. Malkuth recently released Mutus Liber out on Hospital Productions and are prepping their second LP for the label.
Also recently added at Europa, Young Widows will team up with The Austerity Program, My Disco, and Tournament for a show on April 1st! Ticket info is forthcoming, full Young Widows tour dates below. Tournament is lined up to play with Kylesa, Tombs, and Black Anvil at The Charleston.
Satyricon's new record The Age of Nero drops on Jan 13th via KOCH Records, and I have to say that I definitely enjoyed it a hell of alot more than Now, Diabolical. Check out the video for "Black Crow On a Tombstone" below and dig on "The Sign Of The Trident", which the band has made available for download above! Satyricon will hit the road opening for Cradle of Filth at Starland Ballroom on Jan 15th (tix here) and have scheduled an NYC date at Nokia Theater on Feb 27th (tix here).
That Satyricon video, Mastodon, Khanate, Burnt By The Sun, Dillinger Escape Plan, Coliseum, Amenra, Pestilence and more as The Week In Metal continues...
by Black Bubblegum
Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein, Bower & Brown are totally Down
Tennessee thrashers Evil Army are reporting that they will open for Down,
Hank III and Weedeater during tour in the middle of Feb through March, including a date in Sayreville, NJ on March 2nd. Ticket info for the Starland Ballroom show is currently unavailable.
UPDATE: Now the word is that Hank III is not on this tour anymore
UPDATE 2: This whole tour has been postponed.
Down is a crew of southern metal all-stars, including Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem, etc), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), Rex Brown (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity), and Jimmy Bower (eyehategod).
In semi-related news, Jimmy Bower is the only member of eyehategod not to participate in Outlaw Order, who released their superfantabulous Dragging Down The Enforcer in late Nov 2008. Vocalist Mike IX Williams recently told Decibel that Outlaw Order will tour in 2009, so we'll also watch out for that.
Down opened for Metallica at a few dates in 2008, but won't be in the house when Metallica play sold-out shows at Nassau Coliseum (Jan 29th) and Prudential Center in Newark (Jan 31st & Feb 1st). Openers for those shows are Machine Head and The Sword (who still have tix available for their show at Bowery on Jan 30th).
All Down/Weedeater/Evil tour dates below...