Hope And Suicide
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One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.
"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."
At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.
"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.
The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.
You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.
In the wake of drummer Pete Wellmaker's departure, Hope And Suicide have added drummer Daniel Koutouzakis to their line-up. Meanwhile, the band has begun pre-production at a local studio for their next full-length. The new album will consist of roughly ten songs and will be released via an undisclosed label. In related news, the band has lined up several April shows:
4/13 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Hand to hand, BlueSkies for DeadEyes
4/14 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
4/19 Fayetteville, NC @ Husk Hardware House
4/20 Wrightsville Beach, NC @ Red Dog's w/ Weedeater, Reason to Ignite
4/21 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland w/ Reason to Ignite
4/22 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox w/ Reason to Ignite
Hope And Suicide have solidified the schedule for their upcoming spring tour. Here's the latest:
5/19 Athens GA @ Tasty World w/ Music Hates You
5/20 Wilmington NC @ Soapbox w/ Gollum, Reason To Ignite
5/21 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun w/ Beaten Back To Pure, VOG, more
5/22 Washington DC @ Warehouse Next Store w/ Misery Index, Deceased, more
5/23 New york NY @ Knitting Factory
5/24 Warwick NY @ Tuscan Cafe w/ Robots And Empire
5/25 Albany NY @ Shelter Skatepark w/ Save Yourself
5/26 Syracuse NY @ Viola Community Chisolm Action Center w/ Robots And Empire
5/27 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joes w/ Robots And Empire
5/28 Youngstown OH @ Nyabinghi (Emissions Fest)
5/31 Cedar Falls IA @ The Pheonix
6/1 Rock Island IL @ QC Brew and View
6/2 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl< br>
6/3 Springfield MO @ Springfield Skatepark
6/4 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Shows
6/5 Memphis TN @ The Complex
6/6 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/7 Bristol TN @ Ireson's Pub
6/8 Raliegh NC @ Brewery
6/9 Wilmington NC @ Gracies w/ Reason To Ignite, Beerwolf
6/10 Myrtle Beach SC @ Social
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