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Metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.
The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October.
Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival's success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year. "I've got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be," he says. "There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that's what we're going to do. We miss him and think about him every day."
Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, Autopsy, Cripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila Kayros, YOB, Eyehategod, Child Bite, Warbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.
In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. "When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered," Anselmo continues. "Nothing has changed, in that respect."
Tickets to go on sale soon - stay tuned for additional announcements. More...
Having barely unpacked the dirty laundry following a riotous, nearly month-long "Staggering Backwards" European tour, EyeHateGod is already gearing up for another excursion due to blaze through the western edges of the U.S. next week.
These new tour dates surround EyeHateGod's upcming headlining performance at Psycho California. Set to storm the three-day event, the New Orleans bandits will attack the stage on the opening night of Psycho, this Friday, May 15th in Santa Ana. Subsequent to the festival the crew will plow through Phoenix, Seattle and Fort Worth before crushing New Orleans home turf for the close-out show on May 23rd.
5/15/2015 Psycho California - Santa Ana, CA
5/16/2015 Alice Cooper'stown - Phoenix, AZ
5/17/2015 Highline Bar - Seattle, WA
5/21/2015 Tiki Bar - Shreveport, LA
5/22/2015 Fort Worth Metal Fest - Fort Worth, TX
5/23/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
Another EyeHateGod European excursion surrounding the band's set at Hellfest is on the horizon as well. Stay tuned for more details.
On the heels of the recent cancellation of an Australian tour, EyeHateGod was regrettably forced to postpone a three-day run through Mexico as well. The band comments:
"We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams' mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry for putting our fans and business partners in this miserable position.
"We feel horrible about these empty spaces in our schedule and will make up these tours as soon as possible. The cancellation of these tours is in no way any fault of the promoters or foreign booking agents. We hope our fans understand."
Since part of the problem included long flights, EyeHateGod recently embarked upon two separate short runs of shows on the West and East coast, fully against doctor's orders. These shows were found to be physically draining and a detriment, performance-wise, to Williams.
Williams - who is currently dealing with exhaustion and chronic fatigue from a near nonstop tour schedule over the last five years -- is resting and will be ready to conquer Europe and the U.K. on tour this April.
Louisiana's EyeHateGod is readying for another bout of live demolitions this month commencing with a set of California rumblings through Bakersfield, Lancaster, Long Beach, San Luis Obispo and Fresno.
From there, the band will head east to sonically traumatize Boston, Massachusetts, Clifton, New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York for two nights and a very special show in Baltimore, Maryland with the Cro Mags, Saint Vitus and Misery Index. Upcoming dates are as follows:
1/22/2015 Jerry's Pizza & Pub - Bakersfield, CA
1/23/2015 Moose Lodge - Lancaster, CA
1/24/2015 Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA
1/25/2015 Sweet Springs Saloon - San Luis Obispo, CA
1/26/2015 Strummers - Fresno, CA
2/04/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Boston MA
2/05/2015 The Clash Bar - Clifton, NJ
2/06/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
2/07/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
2/08/2015 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Cro Mags, Saint Vitus, Misery Index
EyeHateGod continues to tour in support of the band's self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years (reviewed here).
Psycho California has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15th), Sleep (May 16th) and Pentagram, who will perform "First Daze Here" in its entirety (May 17th).
"2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor."
The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.
Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).
Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale this morning with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66)
VIP packages include a 3-day festival pass, a signed screen print concert poster by David D’Andrea, express entry via artist check-in booth, access to artist VIP lounge, a limited edition Thief X Obey festival tee, a Psycho record bag and patch as well as access to a complimentary craft tequila bar, premium microbrews and artisan snacks. More...
A good night’s sleep and mild weather helped me catch a second wind on the fifth consecutive day of metal concerts. I watched NWOBHM legends Satan at Beerland on Wednesday, the day before HHFF kick-off party. The sun’s rays dimmed just a little due to Superjoint Ritual backdrop and a breeze gave us some relief while catching the bands on the Midway stage. For me, today’s activities didn’t start there, though, it started at the Grindhouse tent located around the side of Emo’s. More...
The New Orleans rulers of the riff in EyeHateGod will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year.
Slated to commence on January 29th, the band will take over Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Speakers will be blown; souls will be broken; lives will be changed forever.
A few months later, EyeHateGod will pillage through Tilburg, The Netherlands for the 2015 edition of Roadburn.
EyeHateGod is currently en route to Austin, Texas readying to monopolize Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend. From there, the band will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. See the updated itinerary below. More...
In the seventh and final episode of the "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary, Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo opens up his home for a crawfish boil with the Noisey crew.
Meanwhile despite tragedy and significant loss, the natives of New Orleans will not waiver in their fight to write the best riff, and song, in the history of their city. Check out the final clip in the series below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
"Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others. More...
The organizers of the Roadburn Festival have checked in with the following announcement about new confirmations for the 2015 edition:
"We're beyond excited to welcome seminal New Orleans, Louisana sluge-legends Eyehategod back to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, with two sets of their unique, Southern hardcore-blues-sludge-and-doom on Thursday, April 9 at the main stage, and in Het Patronaat, Friday, April 10.
"With its hateful, hopeless, anguished vocals set against extra-slow Iommi-inspired riffing, Eyehategod are credited with founding sludge-core, one of the most vital new genres of metal to emerge from the 1990’s. Countless bands have followed their footsteps, and after more than 20 years of creating some of the most corrosive, vile music known to man, Eyehategod still hasn’t lost the piss and vinegar, propaganda, and despair that fueled them back in 1988.
"Over the years, Eyehategod have had more than their fair share of hardship, and recently suffered the tragic loss of drummer and founding member, Joey LaCaze. The new, self titled release from Eyehategod, the follow up to 2000's Confederacy Of Ruined Lives, sees LaCaze's drum tracks appear posthumously on this classic of the genre.
"The album personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the N’awlins sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity. Come experience transcendence through malevolence as Eyehategod deface Roadburn 2015.
"We’re equally excited to announce that Dutch prog rock legends Focus have been confirmed for Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s (Enslaved) and Wardruna's Einar 'Kvitrafn' Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. More...
In the sixth episode of the "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan.
Despite tragedy surrounding the band and its native city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Down rose again to new heights with a new LP and subsequent tour. Check out this latest episode below.
"Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others.
Launched on September 23rd, the series features in-depth appearances from the likes of Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual et al), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath), discussing the bands, catastrophe, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over. More...
In the fifth episode of "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou," Noisey.Vice.com joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan at his bar in New Orleans.
The Big Easy native and Graveyard Rodeo member discusses leaving his hometown for Corrosion Of Conformity, which would become one of the most sought after bands of the '90s by mixing southern-influences with classic heavy metal.
"Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is a seven-part documentary examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others.
Launched on September 23rd, the series features appearances from the likes of Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual et al), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath), discussing the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over. More...
While Today Is The Day is currently in tour preparation mode -- leaving for a brutal trek with support from Lord Mantis in less than a week -- the band has confirmed a rash of additional new tour actions, including a crushing U.S. run with the infamous Eyehategod.
All this life activity sees the band going to battle for incoming tenth studio album, "Animal Mother." Southern Lord will release "Animal Mother" on LP, CD, and digital download in North America on October 14th, as the band's first venture for the label.
10/07/2014 Geno's - Portland, ME w/ Lord Mantis
10/08/2014 Sonny's - Dover, NH w/ Lord Mantis
10/09/2014 Spotlight Tavern - Beverly, MA w/ Lord Mantis
10/10/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI w/ Lord Mantis
10/11/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Lord Mantis
10/12/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Lord Mantis
10/13/2014 Kung-Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/14/2014 Church - Boston, MA w/ Lord Mantis
10/15/2014 The Depot - York, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/16/2014 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD w/ Lord Mantis
10/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Columbus, OH w/ Lord Mantis
10/18/2014 Jabber Jaws - Allentown, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/19/2014 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/ Lord Mantis
10/20/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL w/ Lord Mantis
10/21/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Lord Mantis
10/22/2014 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Lord Mantis
10/23/2014 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Lord Mantis
10/24/2014 TBA w/ Lord Mantis
10/25/2014 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Lord Mantis
10/26/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Lord Mantis
10/27/2014 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Lord Mantis
10/29/2014 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Lord Mantis
10/30/2014 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID w/ Lord Mantis More...
In an ongoing journey through The Big Easy, today Noisey delivers the fourth segment of the seven-part "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary.
The series explores the people and culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, and so many others.
Tday Noisey talks with Goatwhore's Sammy Duet and Crowbar's Kirk Windstein. From the shrimp boats to zydeco to the cocaine tray, Duet and Windstein discuss influences from the Crescent City from childhood until now.
Acid Bath breaks into the New Orleans scene with a maniacal DIY work ethic, but Sammy's discovery of Darkthrone leads to an entirely different path. Check out this latest episode below. More...
Today Noisey hurls forth the third episode of "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou," a seven-part series exploring the people and culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.
Following last week's edition, where Mike IX Williams discussed finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze with Eyehategod, today's segment finds the Noisey team on a fishing trip with Bower. Here Bower discusses his time with Shell Shock, the origins of Eyehategod and his place in the sound of New Orleans, including where he thinks the roots of the music lie. Check it out below.
Eyehategod is preparing for another roadside takeover beginning with a short rash of one-off live incursions in Denver, Orlando and Miami set to commence this week as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, the band will pillage its way west trouncing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. Dates are available after the video. More...
The second of seven episodes of "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is now online and can be seen below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
The series examines the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.
In part two, Mike IX Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze and creating a band, "that's like Sabbath, but a punk band," with EyeHateGod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, EyeHateGod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.
The Louisiana volume visionaries in EyeHateGod are pleased to announce their next run of live demolitions this Fall.
The band's latest itinerary includes a short rash of one-off dates in Denver, Orlando, and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, team EyeHateGod will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan, and Today Is The Day on select dates.
Comments frontman Mike IX Williams: "New Orleans sons of the hurricane and battered filthy communists, EyeHateGod, will embark on a severely damaging run of US shows this October 2014 that are guaranteed to please the dirt starved masses of nasty rock 'n' roll tenfold. See ya'll on the railroad tracks!"
Additional live incursions from EyeHateGod will be announced in the coming weeks. The band is currently working on a brand new picture disc version of the "New Orleans Is The New Vietnam" seven-inch, which will be released soon in an extremely limited leather cover edition on A389. Stay tuned. More...
Today Noisey, the music arm of Vice, is proud to present episode 1 of "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou."
A seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, and so many others, episode 1 features New Orleans native Phil Anselmo who exports his style to Dallas band Pantera, thereby changing the landscape for metal in the '90s.
Meanwhile, a visit from the Melvins to the New Orleans area would alter music as we know it, while Kirk Windstein of the band Shell Shock was discovering that slower was, for him, indeed heavier. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...
Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!
On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...
Noisey, the music arm of Vice, is proud to present "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou," a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and many others.
Launching on September 16th, the series features appearances from names like Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity, Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath) amongst others, discussing the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.
From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, Noisey delves in deep with the NOLA natives on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on September 16th and coming to a conclusion on October 7th.