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by Doug Moore

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Rumors of an Eyehategod / Ringworm / Enabler tour in support of the former's upcoming self-titled album (their first in almost 15 years) have been floating around for a few days now, but it's now officially been announced. The three bands will take to the road in North America from late May through late June, shortly after EHG complete a brief run of West Coast and festival dates.

The tour will hit NYC on 6/7 at Europa -- not my first choice for venue, but this lineup will destroy no matter what the surroundings. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but will be available at this link soon. All dates are listed below.

Enabler also play NYC sooner when their tour with Cop Problem hits Grand Victory on 4/19 (tix).

In the meantime, stream both of EHG's recently-released singles and check out their full set of announced dates below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod touring w/ Ringworm and Enabler (dates)"

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...

Continue reading "Eyehategod released "Robitussin and Rejection" from new LP (listen +++ updated tour dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at The Acheron, November 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Just a couple of weeks ago, we learned that Eyehategod had finished recording their first album in 14-years and the first since the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze. We now know that the self-titled LP will be due out on May 27, and the band have unloaded its first single, "Agitation! Propaganda!" The song, a warped, punchy, bluesy, pissed off monster, features Joey LaCaze's drum tracks, which made it onto the final mastering of the album. Take a listen to it at the bottom of this post.

To celebrate the release, Eyehategod will be playing a loaded one-off show at The Ottobar in Baltimore on April 27 with High on Fire (who are announcing a tour), Corrosion of Conformity, Magrudergrind, Strong Intention and Ilsa. Tickets for what's sure to be a packed show are on sale now.

Stream "Agitation! Propoganda!" below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod announce new LP (stream a new song!), playing a one-off Baltimore show w/ High on Fire & CoC"

by Doug Moore

Mike Williams w/ Eyehategod at the Acheron, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Eyehategod

Southern sludge trope-makers Eyehategod put out their last record in 2000 -- 14 years ago. Since then, the band has endured a seemingly endless string of setbacks: Hurricane Katrina, various band member incarcerations, and the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze. All things considered, it's not a huge surprise that they've been unable to produce a full album of recorded material over that stretch (though a couple of new songs have emerged).

It appears, however, that Eyehategod have finally broken their dry spell. EHG vocalist Mike Williams announced via his Facebook that the band have a finished fifth album in hand:

EYEHATEGOD master tapes are in our hands RIGHT NOW!!! Artwork getting close to be being done as well..!!! Gonna be KKKKIIIILLERRR.. Got some surprises up our sleeve too...! SOUNDS and LOOKS INSANE!!!
It's also worth noting that 'master tapes' implied that the band is sticking with analog tech for this one -- no surprise there, but one wonders what other "surprises up our sleeve" this stylistically consistent band has in store.

Stream "New Orleans is the New Vietnam," one of the few new EHG songs to emerge thus far (and presumably a demo version of a song from the upcoming LP?), below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod finished recording their first album since 2000"

photos by Caroline Harrison

Eyehategod @ Saint Vitus - 11/16/13
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Eyehategod

Last week, "Big Easy sludge all-stars" Eyehategod brought their tour to NYC for their first two area shows since the tragic passing of drummer and founding member Joey LaCaze -- one at the Acheron on Saturday (11/16) and one at Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/14). After Dale Crover of the Melvins briefly filled in at Housecore Horror Film Fest, these shows were with LaCaze's permanent replacement, Aaron Hill.

We've got a review, pictures, and video over at Invisible Oranges. Here's a bit:

Long Island's The Communion opened the night with a brief set of blackened hardcore sludge and were followed by Brooklyn's own black metal horde, Mutilation Rites. Both bands performed admirably, but the focus of the evening was on Eyehategod. Once Mike IX and company took the stage, any doubt about the band's performance was immediately dispelled. Aaron Hill's drumming fits with the band perfectly, and the everyone played incredibly tightly considering this was only their sixth performance with a new drummer. In between songs Mike IX addressed the audience, and at one point officially introduced Aaron Hill and said a few words about his fallen friend, Joey LeCaze. But, in true Eyehategod fashion, most of the evening was spent whipping the adoring crowd into a substance-fueled frenzy.
You can scope the full writeup and photo set at IO. Some of the pics and a full-set video of EHG are below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod played two NYC shows with new drummer Aaron Hill -- pics & video from Saint Vitus w/ Mutilation Rites"

by Doug Moore

Eyehategod at Housecore Horror Fest 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)
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We mentioned last week that a "mystery" band billed as the Big Easy Sludge All-Stars had announced a show at Acheron on 11/16, alongside Trenchgrinder and Syphilitic Lust. In a shocking turn of events that has no doubt surprised at least two or three people, the venue has now announced that the "Big Easy Sludge All-Stars" are indeed Eyehategod. Surprise!

This show should be seriously awesome -- EHG rarely play such small venues these days, and it'll be an opportunity to catch them with new drummer Aaron Hill if you don't hit their sold-out show with Mutilation Rites and The Communion at Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/14t). Tickets to Acheron are still available.

Meanwhile, you can check out video of new drummer Aaron Hill in action at a recent show in Columbus, OH (via Blabbermouth), along with Eyehategod's current tour schedule, below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod sold out Saint Vitus, officially playing Acheron show this weekend ++ video with new drummer Aaron Hill"

by Doug Moore

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So this is intriguing: over the weekend, the Brooklyn venue Acheron announced a show headlined by "the Big Easy Sludge All Stars" on November 16. The show also features locals Trenchgrinder and Syphilitic Lust.

The show's flyer, below, describes the heretofore-unknown Big Easy Sludge All Stars as "featuring members of Down, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, Melvins and Outlaw." (UPDATE: There's no Melvins member involved. It was a mistake on the initial flyer and the new flyer can now be seen below.) You may also recall that Eyehategod -- which features Jimmy Bower of Down and the Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, and who recently played the Housecore Horror fest with Dale Crover of Melvins on drums -- are about to hit the Northeast for a few dates. The band is playing Saint Vitus on 11/14 (tickets), but the show on the November 16 is listed as "TBA at TBA". Oh, and the Acheron show has a $25-per-ticket presale already going. You do the math.

Eyehategod announced their permanent replacement drummer on Friday. Check out the full set of upcoming Eyehategod dates, and the show flyer, below.

In related news, the new Melvins album "Tres Carbones" is streaming at Pitchfork Advance.

Continue reading ""Big Easy Sludge All Stars" playing Acheron after Eyehategod show at Saint Vitus; Listen to the new Melvins album"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod / Down / GWAR at the Housecore Horror Fest (more by Trent Maxwell)
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Phil Anselmo
GWAR

New Orleans sludge masters Eyehategod announced yesterday that Aaron Hill of New Orleans bands Missing Monuments and Mountain of Wizard will be the drummer for Eyehategod going forward, including a date at Saint Vitus on November 14 with Mutilation Rites and The Communion (tickets). The question of a permanent drummer has been in the air since the death of original Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze in August. Dale Crover of Melvins filled in this past weekend during Eyehategod's Joey Lacaze tribute set at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. Check out Eyehategod's scheduled tour dates below, and look for additional dates in the coming weeks.

The four-day Housecore Fest (10/24 - 10/27) was hosted by Phil Anselmo and featured a stacked line-up, including Melvins, Gwar, Pallbearer, Goblin (performing their score to Suspira in full), Down and many more. You can check out pics from day 2 and days 3 & 4 over on BV Austin. IO sent guest writer David Hall down to the fest, and you can check out his two part review and additional photos on Invisible Oranges.

Eyehategod tour dates below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod announce new drummer, played Austin's Housecore Horror Film Fest w/ GWAR, Goblin & more (pics)"

by Doug Moore

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pig destroyer

Pig Destroyer has been a band since 1997. That's a long time; some of you reading this were probably born that year. During that 16-year run, various members have come and gone -- the band has had four drummers (if you count Municipal Waste/Burnt By the Sun drummer Dave Witte's brief stint) and three samples/electronics folk, but never once have Pig Destroyer included a bassist in their ranks.

Until now, anyway. In an interview with Terrorizer, guitarist Scott Hull has announced that John Jarvis (drummer Adam Jarvis's cousin) will be joining the band on the four-string. Here's Hull's explanation for the change:

"After so many years of remaining bass-less, why did you decide to welcome a bassist into the fold now?
Scott Hull: Well, the biggest reason we DIDN'T have a bass player, or another guitarist, for so many years was that we just didn't want the added complication of someone having to learn lines that I'd already written. Additionally, we just didn't want to have another person in the band because it adds complexity; travel arrangements for shows, space in a van/bus. . .etc etc. As the years progressed, we just thought "well we've gone this far without anyone else, why bother introducing a new headache now?" But honestly, I've been wanting to broaden the scope of our music for quite some time. It would be very difficult, for instance, to really do some Jesus Lizard-y type of material without a bass player, but we want to bring that sound into our material somewhat as well as some other styles that would really require a bassist, so that really made us think about it seriously. Luckily, the bass player we chose is a really good fit technically and personality-wise. He gets where we are at and knows we are picky about what we do and when, so he wont get impatient that we aren't touring 200 days out of the year.

Does this mean you'll be retroactively adding bass lines to your old classics when playing live?

Scott Hull: Yep, we've been doing that. And for the most part, it's added some real depth to the tracks, which is exciting. In some cases, like for the songs 'Terrifyer' and 'Starbelly', it's really changed them altogether. It's very cool. I feel like we kinda reinvigorated ourselves when Adam came into the band, and we're kinda doing it again with John. Change is good.

This decision was arguably overdue; Pig Destroyer have had a tough time replicating the thickness of their recorded material when they play out in the past, and a bass presence will make a huge difference for them. The Jarvises also play together in the awesome grind/death/hardcore outfit Fulgora, who hopefully won't throw in the towel now that both guys are working on Pig Destroyer.

Pig Destroyer will debut their new lineup at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest, which starts on Friday (10/25) and runs until Sunday (10/27). Housecore has quietly become one of the best American metal festivals of the year, and it'll host a couple of other significant firsts: Goblin playing their Suspiria live with the film, and Dale Crover (of Melvins) drumming for Eyehategod. You can still buy walk-up tix for the fest or venue-limited badges; check out the full lineup of bands below.

Continue reading "Pig Destroyer adds bassist after 16 years without one; debuting new lineup at Housecore Horror fest"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
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When we last heard from New Orleans sludge lords Eyehategod, they announced that (the) Melvins drummer Dale Crover would be filling in behind the kit after the untimely passing of Joey LaCaze, and the resulting show cancellations. It's since been announced that Eyehategod will be heading out on a short tour following their appearance at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. The tour now includes a NYC date happening at Saint Vitus on November 14. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

All dates, including a free benefit show for the Lilith LaCaze Foundation in Jefferson, LA on Halloween, are listed below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod announce more dates (Saint Vitus included)"

by Doug Moore

Dale Crover with (the) Melvins (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Dale Crover

NOLA sludge kings Eyehategod have been in limbo since the untimely passing of drummer Joey LaCaze last month. LaCaze was a unique talent, and the band wisely chose not to rush into announcing a replacement for him. However wise, this decision had a price. LaCaze's empty throne forced the band to cancel their Invisible Oranges-sponsored boat show earlier in September.

Eyehategod's 25th-anniversary appearance at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest has hung in the balance since. Happily, the festival announced today that the band has found a suitable fill-in for their 10/26 appearance: Dale Crover of (the) Melvins, who will also join the bill as a replacement for Crowbar.

Presumably, Crover won't replace LaCaze in the long term; his main band tours a lot, and he's one of its two core members. But as far as matches for EHG go, he's as good as they're likely to get -- dude is one of the hardest hitters in the game, and he's got the chops to manage EHG's sneaky time-stretch tempo component.

The Housecore fest -- which also features Goblin performing their Suspiria score -- will take place from 10/24 through 10/27 in Austin. Tickets are still available.

byy Doug Moore

Eyehategod aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Eyehategod

In a disappointing but predictable turn of events, Eyehategod have cancelled their run of 25th-anniversary dates this weekend, including the Invisible Oranges-sponsored NYC Rocks Off Boat Show with Final Conflict planned for this coming Sunday (9/15), in the wake of drummer Joey LaCaze's untimely death. No word yet as to whether the band will schedule replacement shows for this run. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

byy Doug Moore

Eyehategod aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Eyehategod

In a disappointing but predictable turn of events, Eyehategod have cancelled their run of 25th-anniversary dates this weekend, including the Invisible Oranges-sponsored NYC Rocks Off Boat Show with Final Conflict planned for this coming Sunday (9/15), in the wake of drummer Joey LaCaze's untimely death. No word yet as to whether the band will schedule replacement shows for this run. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Joey with Eyehategod at Europa, June 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
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Eyehategod have issued a statement regarding the passing of drummer Joey LaCaze:

Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order passed away on Aug. 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five week UK and European tour w/ EHG.

He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming and in numerous solo experimental electronic projects.

Doctors confirmed to family members the cause as respiratory failure. He also suffered from severe long term asthma.

An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.

So far the band has not commented on the status of the 25th Anniversary shows in the US, but we'd imagine it would be very tough to replace such a solid drummer on this short of notice.

Our heart goes out to the Eyehategod families and especially LaCaze's family.

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus in November 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Eyehategod

As reported at Invisible Oranges, legendary Eyehategod / Outlaw Order drummer Joey LaCaze passed away on Friday (8/23) according to reports. Circumstances are unknown at this point. LaCaze was 42 years old and leaves behind a wife and daughter.

The drummer had just returned from a stint in Europe and was gearing up to play a series of 25th anniversary shows scheduled for September.

RIP Joey LaCaze. Though the music of Eyehategod will live forever.

Video and audio from Eyehategod are below...

Continue reading "Joey LaCaze of Eyehategod, RIP"

Corrections House at Saint Vitus, Jan 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House

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.

As discussed, Eyehategod is celebrating 25 years with a string of shows in September, including a Rocks Off Boat Cruise on 9/15, partly sponsored by Invisible Oranges. Tickets are still available.

Meanwhile, Bruce Lamont will join Wrekmeister Harmonies as part of their set at Saint Vitus on August 30 (tickets).

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...

Continue reading "Corrections House ready debut LP for Neurot (stream a track)"

Eyehategod aboard a Rocks Off Boat Cruise, Oct 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
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Hands down, one of the most legendary shows of the past five years was the Rocks Off concert featuring Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer, Goatwhore and more on a boat. If you missed it, check out pictures from that insane show in 2009. Now, InvisibleOranges is stoked to present Eyehategod's return to the seas, this time on September 15 with the legendary Final Conflict, one of their first reunion shows on the East Coast! Tickets are on sale so get yours now. They will disappear.

The show is one of a few in celebration of 25 years of southern discomfort or, the anniversary of the birth of nihilistic sludge gods Eyehategod. All tour dates are listed, along with a video, below.

Continue reading "Eyehategod celebrates 25th anniversary with shows, including an IO/Rocks Off boat show! (dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Goblin

Never say never. A band that I thought I personally would never be able to see in my lifetime was Italian horror-prog band Goblin.

Formed in 1972, Goblin's roots lie in several other Italian prog-rock bands of the time... the group initially dubbed itself the Cherry Five and played British-style progressive rock in the vein of Yes, Genesis, and ELP. They signed with the Italian Cinevox label, and issued a self-titled debut in 1975, which performed disappointingly. However, it caught the ear of film director Dario Argento, who contacted Cinevox after growing dissatisfied with the jazzy work being done on his Profondo Rosso by composer Giorgio Gaslini. the Cherry Five rechristened themselves Goblin (in keeping with the horror movie theme), kept a small portion of Gaslini's work, and completely redid the remainder of the score in a heavier, harder-rocking style. The results helped make the film a hit, and the soundtrack album topped the Italian charts... [Argento] put Goblin to work creating a new soundtrack; this time, he shot the film only after hearing the music. The result, 1977's Suspiria, became Goblin's most acclaimed work, combining the band's heavy riffing and busy drum work with more eerie electronics than ever before, plus sinister, experimental vocal effects. The film and soundtrack were both hits once again, and the Goblin/Argento partnership was firmly established -[Allmusic]
That all changed today when the previously discussed Housecore Horror Film Festival announced that Goblin's Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will perform a live score of the classic film Suspiria during the Austin, TX festival! The appearance, which will occur at Emo's between October 25-27, is the band's first-ever performance in the U.S. The appearance will join the previously announced performers Down, Crowbar, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, EyeHateGod, Warbeast and Void ov Voices (aka Attila of Mayhem), who will perform "a live soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Tickets are on sale.

Head below for the trailer for the legendary Suspiria.

Continue reading "Goblin to play first-ever U.S. show at Housecore Horror Festival, performing 'Suspiria' score"

Corrections House at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House

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.

Continue reading "Corrections House releases another video, ready new LP"

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Dec 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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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).

In related news, Neurosis plays a sold-out Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Saturday, the same day as the mega-Catharsis/Deathcycle/Gehenna/Withdrawal show at The Acheron (tickets).

Video and a list of tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Corrections House release new video, announces single"

Mike of Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Corrections House

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...

Continue reading "Corrections House = mems of Neurosis + Eyehategod + Yakuza + Nachtmystium; touring US in 2013 (dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Svarttjern at Inferno Festival
Svarttjern

Its been quite a ride for me personally and as a photographer in 2012. I've had the distinct honor to cover some of my favorite bands in the world this year, including legends and favorites that vary as widely as Morrissey (HERE), New Order (HERE), Autopsy (HERE and HERE), Godflesh (HERE), Dead Can Dance (HERE), Swans (HERE), Jesus & Mary Chain (HERE), Chain of Strength (HERE) and many many more.

But I'm also very interested in the new, and 2012 afforded me the ability to shoot great younger bands like Terrible Feelings (HERE), Whitehorse (HERE), White Lung (HERE), Milk Music (HERE), Nude Beach (HERE) and loads more. Its been a great year, and though I still have some shooting left in the tank for 2012, here are my favorites as of right now along with brief blurbs on why . We'll start with the above photo....

Continue reading "Fred Pessaro // BBG's favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 ---------(that he took)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Occultation at Saint Vitus, July 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Occultation

Quite a few excellent choices tonight (11/30), but one show that I havent seen discussed much is Occultation's record release party! The band will celebrate the release of Three and Seven on vinyl at The Gutter TONIGHT (11/30), joined by Ominous Resurrection and Miracle of Birth.

The first of TWO area shows for High on Fire, Goatwhore, Primate & Lo-Pan kicks off at Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/30) before hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow (12/1). Don't forget that Primate will play an afterparty tonight at Saint Vitus (12/1, doors at midnight) featuring an all Black Flag covers set. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a pair! Contest details are below.

All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks are listed below, plus live video of NEW Eyehategod taken from their Saint Vitus residency (pics from night one HERE and night two HERE).

Continue reading "Evillive (new Eyehategod song, Occultation, Primate + more)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Jimmy Bower of EHG/Mike, Brian and Gary of EHG @ Saint Vitus, 11/28/2012
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Eyehategod completed their two-night stay at Saint Vitus last night (11/28) tagging support from Villains, Mortals and new band White Widows . Pictures from the show adorn this post. As discussed, the band played a grip of new material which they announced would be recorded when they returned home from tour. No word as to the home/release date for the new EHG material, but you can check out the setlist from the show below. If you missed it, check out pictures/review from night one HERE.

More pictures from Saint Vitus are below alongside the setlist. I split early from Eyehategod to head to WIERD to catch Pinkish Black, and pictures from that performance are HERE.

Continue reading "Eyehategod played Saint Vitus again, with Villains, Mortals and White Widows (pics, setlist)"

photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson

Eyehategod

"Hey Brooklyn... kill yourselves."

With those words, Eyehategod frontman Mike Williams described the band's first of two shows at Saint Vitus last night (11/27) in a nutshell. The air was thick last night not only with a mingling of body odors, but also with a slack-jawed, drooling rage that carried through each band's set--including Long Island's The Communion, who kicked off the night with a noise-laden, screeching set in the tradition of sludgy-grindcore.

Next up was the sludgier Brooklyn band, Clean Teeth, who peppered in the second major element of EHG, the heavy-because-I'm-so-miserable-I-can't-hold-my-head-up, similar to The Communion's homage to EHG's raw ferocity.

Then, rumor has it someone dosed the whole crowd with uppers as Magrudergrind took the stage. Compared to the other two openers, their set was blisteringly short, and whipped the crowd into a buzzing frenzy that ended with the launch of the night's first projectile--a full pint of beer, aimed at frontman Avi Kulawy's head right at the end of the band's set.

The anxiety buzz bled into the final set of the night. As Eyehategod took the stage to a chorus of approving grunts and played the first, sludgy chords of their set, bodies and beer cans flew willy nilly. Another pint glass narrowly missed the drummer's head. The stench of sweat, something in the vein of wet socks and warm beer was overwhelming. EHG, who were not only unfettered but comfortable in the scene before them, played for over an hour, stopping inbetween songs to taunt concertgoers and shout for beer (and water). At one point, Williams asked, "Does everyone feel alright?"

A resounding "NO!" echoed back. But that was alright. That was what they wanted--they wanted to feel bad, get covered in shit, bruise and get bruised in return. No one went (or will go tonight) to see EHG because they make you feel good. They went to have their misery shouted back in their faces, and know that, even if every other person in the audience acted like a total shithead (and most did), at least one person--one band--knew how badly they wanted to raise hell and burn the place to the ground.

Eyehategod will play again tonight at St. Vitus (11/28) with Villains, Mortals and White Widows. Tickets are still available. More pictures and video from last night's mayhem (though unfortunately none of The Communion) are below.

Continue reading "Eyehategod played Saint Vitus with Magrudergrind, Clean Teeth and The Communion (pics/vid), do it again tonight"

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