Byzantine Recording Eyehategod Cover For Tribute Album
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:
4/19 Myrtle Beach, SC – The Social
4/20 Jacksonville, NC – Planet Rock
4/21 Durham, NC – 305 South
4/22 Huntington, WV – Marley’s Doghouse
4/23 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.
4/28 Du Bois, PA – Surf N Skate
4/29 Troy, NY – Hudson Duster (with Agents of Man)
4/30 Worcester, MA – Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
5/05 Danville, VA – Plan B
5/06 Fayetteville, NC – Jesters
5/07 Fredericksburg, VA – KC’s
5/09 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
5/10 Yonkers, NY – Club Pure
5/11 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
5/12 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
5/13 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
5/14 New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
6/23 Charleston, WV – The Sound Factory
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