Down IV – Part II
12 May 2014
by Dan Pelic
For those who whiffed at The Purple EP, the second instalment of Down IV may be a homerun.
26 May 2014
In the years between Eyehategod’s last release in 2000 and their new self-titled album, we’ve seen the rise and fall of nu metal, two new US Presidents, three new Prime Ministers, Gangnam Style, Harlem Shake and a Partridge film in a pear tree…
And Eyehategod still sound like Eyehategod, and it’s brilliant.
Kirk Windstein might be the backbone of Kingdom of Sorrow and the dark heart of Down, but his soul belongs to his first and most devastating gang of sludge-beasts – the almighty Crowbar. And at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, they did not disappoint.
ETA Summer 2012
Sever The Wicked Hand
14 February 2011
by Tom Dare
It’s a new Crowbar record. You know pretty much from the outset that the chances of this getting a slating are essentially nil – unless Kirk Windstein has decided to put out an experimental record that rejects the NOLA sludge riff-fests and adopts an uber-necro black metal meets commercial house style, it’s going to be good. The only question is the degree to which it rules – is it “just another Crowbar record” or has the bearded riff-lord written music that sticks its hand down your trousers and fondles you in a more-than-welcome manner? [Read more →]
Mike Williams, wasn’t just sitting on his arse while Jimmy Bower was off touring with Down – well, except for the time he was in prison. Amit Sharma caught up with the EyeHateGod frontman earlier this year when the band hit London.
Photo used with permission © Julien Dodinet
It’s fair to say that Mike Williams of Eyehategod has not had it easy these last five years. In that time, he lost his house, and pretty much all his worldy possessions to Hurrican Katrina. While staying in a motel in the aftermath of the hurricane, he was arrested for drugs offences and spent several months in prison. While there, Williams went through the joys of heroin withdrawal.
Yeah, he’s not had it good.
Carving Out the Eyes of God
Metal Blade Records
19 June 2009
by Tom Gibbons
Like a squaddie returning home to his doting girlfriend after a lengthy service in the Helmand Province, Carving Out The Eyes Of God ditches the foreplay and goes right in for the kill. Systematically producing a new album’s worth of ferocious Black/Death metal every 3 years has done nothing to blunt Goatwhore‘s ardour for fucked up noise.
It took a force of nature to bring seminal US deathgrind outfit Brutal Truth back together – but Hurricane Katrina couldn’t match their destructive force. We cornered bassist and Anthrax co-founder, Dan Lilker, to get the whole story.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview was originally published on MusicTowers.com. It is re-printed here with their full permission.
“It was actually a direct result of Hurricane Katrina.” As far as reasons to reform bands go, it’s certainly different from the usual excuses – a desperate attempt to snatch back the limelight, or large bags of cash offered by nostalgic promoters to clear post-success debts. For Dan Lilker, Brutal Truth bassist, the reasons were certainly a lot more altruistic than most.