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With the current roster of supposed "extreme" or "underground" bands repetitively dishing out modern metal regurgitation, something had to give; enter ARSON ANTHEM, the new project featuring ARSON ANTHEM — the new band featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass. Basking in the telepathic glow of filthy, vicious '80s-era punk and hardcore, and yearning for a spark, this improper outfit has finally ignited said spark. Fueled by stale vodka and non-filters, they've finally wrecked into a bare-bones, distorted, bastard vacuum.
After losing everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mike Williams moved into Philip's spare apartment. The two spent countless hours listening to Philip's collection of early hardcore bands; the timing was perfect to remedy this cabin fever. They began jamming with III and Collin Yeo, and this proved to be the crowning accession to complete this exploit.
ARSON ANTHEM's mission is to re-introduce the roots of painful amplification, raw production, and a TRUE "fuck-all" attitude to a movement within a new generation that's lost the meaning of less complicated ventures. The byway is to be similar to the original brutality of bands like NEGATIVE APPROACH, POISON IDEA, HELLHAMMER, DISCHARGE and VOID, amongst others. ARSON ANTHEM will never give way to what the societal masses want them to conform to, as by example their previous musical incarnations.
ARSON ANTHEM's debut EP — due on February 19 — will be the first release via Housecore Records; a label created by Anselmo focusing on Phil's side projects and other artists he believes in.
ARSON ANTHEM will team up with RIGOR MORTIS for three shows in December:
Dec. 13 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Dec. 14 - Vino's - Little Rock, AR
Dec. 15 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
Coming in 2008 on Housecore: THE MANSON FAMILY SOUNDTRACK, CHRIST INVERSION, EYEHATEGOD's "Live at CBGB", and much more.
ARSON ANTHEM — the new band featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), and Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL) — is tentatively scheduled to release its debut CD in February 2008. More information will be made available soon.
Fan-filmed video footage of ARSON ANTHEM's September 13, 2006 concert at the Howling Wolf in New Orleans, Lousiana can be viewed below. The unannounced appearance took place during Hank Williams III's solo headlining concert at the venue.
ARSON ANTHEM lineup:
Mike D. Williams (EYEHATEGOD, OUTLAW ORDER) – Vocals
Philip H. Anselmo (DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) – Guitar
Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL) – Drums
Collin Yeo - Bass More...
New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have cancelled their previously announced shows in Lafayette, LA; Austin, TX; Ft. Worth, TX; and Houston, TX. According to guitarist Jimmy Bower (who also plays drums in DOWN), the dates were called off due to the upcoming release of the new DOWN album, "III – Over the Under". EYEHATEGOD's September 14 concert at The Bar in Metairie, LA will go ahead as scheduled.
EYEHATEGOD recently decided to make its long-out-of-print seven-inch single, "99 Miles of Bad Road", available as a free download. Originally released in 2004, this seven-inch EP features rare demo recordings of the songs "99 Miles of Bad Road", "Story of the Eye" and "Jackass in the Will of God". Cover artwork and liner notes were done by vocalist Mike Williams and the record is accompanied by a sticker, patch and a full-colored poster.
To download the "99 Miles of Bad Road" single, go to this location.
More dates have been released for DOWN’s upcoming North American tour:
September 27 - Reno, NV @ Stoney’s
September 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 29 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
October 1 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 2 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
October 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
October 5 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
October 6 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
October 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 10 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
October 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
October 16 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
October 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
October 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
October 22 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 23 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
November 11 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 13 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Sep. 27 - Reno, NV @ Stoney's
Sep. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Sep. 29 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Oct. 01 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct. 02 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
Oct. 04 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Oct. 06 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
Oct. 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Oct. 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
Oct. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Oct. 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
EYEHATEGOD has issued the following announcement: "Allowing that no one goes to jail, rehab or the grave, EHG are playing live in September. Check out our upcoming shows... you know what we need..."
14 - The Bar - Metairie, Louisiana
27 - Renaissance Club - Lafayette, Louisiana
28 - Emo’s - Austin, Texas
29 - The Wreck Room - Ft. Worth, Texas
30 - N/A (tentative date) - Monroe, Louisiana
EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams has issued the following update:
"Hey kids — I'm out of jail, AGAIN. Just a minor technicality, though. It's all part of the game. Society fucks us all sooner or later in one way or another; but two months in Orleans Parish Prison really ain't nuthin' compared to the bullshit of everyday life. If, and I mean IF, you wanna play the Drug Game (all caps) you better be ready to deal with the consequences — it ain't NO joke. The time I did in Morgan City was like a fucking hotel stay compared to O.P.P. That's yer choice, though. Time runs out sooner or later, the hourglass is running for YOU, brothers and sisters. You get in the system, you STAY in the system. All is well though. I'm in one and a half pieces and that's good. Listening to DYSTOPIA and THE SMITHS and COCKSPARRER and drinking wine... Oh yeah, the judge, Honorable D.W., decreed that I'm to stay out of Orleans Parish for five years. Banned in N.O. So looks like no shows there for a bit, but there's always Jefferson, Covington, the world, etc."
Mike Williams previously spent 91 days in the Morgan City jail in late 2005. You can read his interview with Decibel magazine from December 2005 a few days after Williams made bail.
Canada's Moshpit Tragedy Records has scrapped the planned reissue of Eyehategod's "99 Miles of Bad Road" CD at the band's request.
In a recent email to Moshpit Tragedy, Eyehategod bassist Gary Mader wrote: "We have been debating on whether or not to do this re-release for several reasons. First and most important, we feel that Emetic Records has been better to us than any label we have dealt with, and for that we feel that we owe some loyalty to them when it comes to any release. Finding an honest label is a rarity these days, and since we've got one, we'd rather not ruin that relationship. Aside from that, we are just less than enthusiastic about releasing yet another retrospective project. There are already three full-length CD releases like this, and if I remember correct, we left these tracks off of 'Preaching...' because some of us thought they were substandard."
Moshpit Tragedy co-founder Rayny Forster commented in a statement: "We have no hard feelings and also want what is best for Eyehategod, Emetic Records and the fans. If they don't think it is a worthy release, we'd rather not release it. I have been in contact with Mike [Williams, Eyehategod vocalist[ and we still plan to release something from one of their many side projects in the future."
EYEHATEGOD have announced they will re-release their ultra-rare “99 Miles of Bad Road” seven-inch on CD through Canada’s Moshpit Tragedy Records.
The CD will feature re-mastered demo recordings of the songs “99 Miles Of Bad Road”, “Story Of The Eye” and “Jackass In The Will Of God” (originally released on Brazil’s 2+2=5 Records) as well as bonus live tracks and enhanced live video footage.
Regarded as the founders of American sludgecore, EYEHATEGOD have become one of the most important bands to emerge from the NOLA (New Orleans, Louisana) Metal Scene. EYEHATEGOD formed in 1988 and became known for their heavy, detuned and bluesy guitar riffs, combined with walls of feedback and tortured vocals to create a harsh misanthropic vibe.
Moshpit Tragedy Records (who’ve signed an exclusive N. American distribution deal with Cargo Music, Inc.) have also recently announced plans to re-issue crust legends EXTINCTION OF MANKIND “Ale To England” on CD with new cover art and bonus live tracks.
Emetic Records have announced the release of 'For The Sick – A Tribute To Eyehategod', set for the fall of 2006.
All the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends. Below is a list of most of the bands involved:
In a recent interview with Live-Metal.net, SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank III discussed his new solo album, "Straight to Hell", and revealed that he is working on a new project with SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo called ARSON ANTHEM. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Live-Metal.net: What is going on with SUPERJOINT RITUAL?
Hank III: "SUPERJOINT is in the grave right now, because someone tried bossing the boss and you NEVER boss the boss. Now he had to learn the hard way, so Philip has laid that band to rest. It might come back. I seriously doubt it. But in the meantime, DOWN is working on their new record and getting ready to be touring here soon. I've got another side project with Philip. I'm playing drums and Philip's is playing guitar. Mike Williams from EYEHATEGOD is screamin' and it's called ARSON ANTHEM. So far we've got eight songs of it recorded. So we're still having fun and making music, just getting in there and jammin', man."More...
Read the full article at live-metal.
West Virginia thrashers Byzantine recently entered the studio to record a cover song for an upcoming upcoming Eyehategod tribute album. Lead guitarist Tony Rohrbough offers this update:
"Hi everyone. Just a quick update here to let everyone know what’s up. While most of you were chowing down on some Easter dinner last Sunday, we were in the studio. We went back to Aaron Fisher’s 101 Productions Studio, where we recorded our previous albums and recorded a cover song for an upcoming Eyehategod tribute album. We recorded 'Shoplift' from their Take as Needed for Pain album. I really like the way it turned out. It sounds absolutely nothing like us but it also does in some ways. Sludgy-as-all-hell-stoner-doom. You’ll just have to hear it. We don’t have a release date on the album at this time but whenever it comes out, we’ll be selling copies at our shows. Until then, you’ll just have to bug one of us to let you hear it."
Byzantine is currently biding time playing headlining shows to support the band's 2005 release, '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' before appearing at the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 30. Then, the band will be support for Kittie on select shows through mid-May.
Byzantine has also added a live video of "Hatfield," from the band's Prosthetic debut 'The Fundamental Component,' featuring a guest appearance by Lamb of God's Randy Blythe on the Byzantine MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/byzantine).
Here are the latest BYZANTINE tour dates: More...
EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower (also of SUPERJOINT RITUAL and DOWN) has revealed to The Gauntlet that the recent arrest of the group's frontman, Michael Williams, was drug-related. "He is basically incarcerated on a narcotics charge, and he was on probation when he got busted," Bower said in a brand-new interview conducted on Friday (Oct. 14). "It just really sucks because he's in a small town, he's got a high bail, he was on probation and it looks like it's going to be fifteen to twenty thousand dollars to get this resolved."
EYEHATEGOD will be releasing a two-disc live set in the coming weeks to help raise funds for Williams' release. "One [disc] will be our set from Tokyo (three songs from this are featured on 'Preaching...'), and the other from our last tour," the band had previously stated in a posting on their web site. "Both recordings sound great. We will release this on the band's 'label,' Press Pause Media/Cassettes, so that ALL of the money, excluding pressing costs, will go toward Mike's defense."
Those that wish to make a donation by mail in order to assist in releasing Williams may send checks or money orders to AmSouth Bank:
EHG K Float / Vince Smith
2141 Veterans Blvd
Kenner, La 70062
Make checks/money orders payable to: Vince Smith / EHG Katrina Float Fund.
Legendary New Orleans sludge kings EYEHATEGOD have issued the following statement:
"[EYEHATEGOD frontman] Mike Williams has been arrested, and is being held in Morgan City Jail, about an hour west of New Orleans. We won't elaborate on the details as a precautionary measure; if you'd like to know, write him (info below). he was on probation at the time of his arrest, so having a cop breathe in his general direction was a threat to his freedom.
"As of [mid-September], Mike was in good spirits. Jimmy [Bower; EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist, DOWN drummer] was able to visit with him, and said he looked healthy, and most importantly, has a positive outlook and good sense of humor with regards to his situation. He did say they had no TV, so drop him a line; show your support when it counts the most. No magazines, CDs, stickers, etc... just letters. Keep in mind that his letters are screened, and this a small, Christian town (this is a major understatement). Please do not write anything that may affect his treatment as an inmate. We wanna keep his only connection to everyone wide open.
"We will be releasing a two-CD set in order to raise money for his defense. One will be our set from Tokyo (three songs from this are featured on 'Preaching...'), and the other from our last tour. Both recordings sound great. We will release this on the band's 'label,' Press Pause Media/Cassettes, so that ALL of the money, excluding pressing costs, will go toward Mike's defense. Any help with distro, advertising would be greatly appreciated as we barely have enough $$$ to press this. We will try to have this out within a month. Contact Gary (email@example.com) for anything related to this release. Seriously, your help will make a difference."
Mike Williams' contact address:
Morgan City Jail
ATTN: Mike D. Williams (inmate)
P.O. Box 1670
Morgan City, LA 70380
Following initial reports that EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams was "unaccounted for" in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina late last month, it has now emerged that Williams has in fact been located and is said to be alive and well. According to various reports, Mike stayed behind in the New Orleans area but managed to stay out of harm's way and has since made contact with his bandmates.
EYEHATEGOD recently released 10-song CD collection, entitled "Preaching the End-Time Message", through Emetic Records. The album includes several rare and live recordings as well as three brand-new tracks recorded on March 10, 2005.
In a recent interview with Metal Maniacs magazine, EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that he is "sure we'll do another DOWN record. I've talked to Phil [Anselmo, DOWN/SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman] and everybody else. Everybody's expressed interest in wanting to do a DOWN record, so that's basically all it takes. Hopefully within the next year or two that can happen. DOWN records are fun. Phil's doing a lot better as far as handling [Dimebag's death]. It's been a big wake-up call for a lot of people over the the last five, six months. People are doing cool things with their lives; cool, positive things. Let's save metal!"
DOWN is the New Orleans "supergroup" featuring Anselmo, Bower, Pepper Keenan (guitars, C.O.C.), Rex Brown (bass, ex-PANTERA) and Kirk Windstein (guitars, CROWBAR). The band's sophomore album, "Down II", was released in March 2002 on Elektra Records.
Relapse Records recording artists SOILENT GREEN have completed work on the first music video from their brand new album, ''Confrontation''.
The video, for the "Confrontation" roll-out track 'Leaves of Three' was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia by Director Chad Rullman (NILE, MASTODON, THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features SOILENT GREEN (vocalist Ben Falgoust (also of GOATWHORE), guitarists Brian Patton (also of EYEHATEGOD) and Tony White, bassist Scott Crochet and drummer Tommy Buckley (also of CROWBAR) performing in a super-intense setting a la the PANTERA videos "I'm Broken" and "Five Minutes Alone". The video is expected to make its world premiere imminently.
SOILENT GREEN's "Confrontation" album hit stores this past Tuesday, July 19th and will see a European release date of July 25th. The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour with support from A PERFECT MURDER, INTO THE MOAT, WATCH THEM DIE.
The last three dates of Eyehategod's U.S. tour have been canceled due to "logistical reasons." Fans who bought tickets for shows in Birmingham, Alabama (June 16); Hickory, North Carolina (June 17); and Johnson City, Tennessee (June 18), can obtain refunds at point of purchase.
Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records have announced the first confirmed dates on DEBRIS INC's forthcoming tour. Beginning April 13, the month-long tour will conclude with their second appearance at the annual Emissions of the Monolith Festival in Youngstown, OH. The tour will be in support of the band's self-titled debut set to hit stores nationwide on April 5. Some venues are still confirming in their locks on the tour; with noted additions available at the band's official website, debrisinc.com
DEBRIS INC is the new band featuring St. Vitus alumni Dave Chandler with long-time Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Outlaws who on occassion join in the drunken bedlam include Trouble’s Barry Stern, Eyehategod/Superjoint Ritual/Crowbar skinsman Jimmy Bower, and Goatsnake/Obsessed-famed Greg Rogers among others.
Already extremely active, DEBRIS INC have toured the US with labelmates Orange Goblin, have made appearances at Templars of Doom, Emissions of the Monolith and Milwaukee Metal Festivals (with European sightings at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival). The band recently collaborated with Los Angeles-based Crisis for a reworking of X’s “Nausea.”
Debris Inc. Spring tour dates: More...
New Orleans- based sludgecore metallers Eyehategod have announced the dates from the Preaching The End-time Message Tour 2005. The supporting act will be Buried Inside.
List of dates includes: More...