This has been a good year starting off by adding some new venues to my list and now I can add one more: East Atlanta Village’s historic venue named The Earl. Concerthopper and I were given the opportunity to attend EyeHateGod/Cro-Mags/Dead Oath’s sold out show at this venue. Having attended shows here before, I was prepared for this room devoid of any and all light which did make taking photos a bit more challenging. And with this being a sold out show in such a small venue, this would also be a fun experience trying to get around the stage. I am always up for the challenge!
Atlanta’s very own Dead Oath was added to this lineup last minute due to Buzzoven’s cancellation. For the brief time that the band has been playing together, they have three shows under their belt but you could not tell from their stage presence. They are heavy and very loud! Great new addition to the Atlanta metal scene. Want to hear more of Dead Oath? Check out their Official Bandcamp for their 2018 Demo. Here is a link to check out their events in the Atlanta area for 2018.
Next up were hardcore punk/thrash metal legends the Cro-Mags and the crowd was definitely ready for this massive sing-a-long set. The band has been active since 1981 and released five (5) LPs including the critically acclaimed 1986 debut LP, The Age of Quarrel, which is considered the basis for the East coast hardcore scene. The Cro-Mags shows always get very wild and tonight was no exception: lots of stage diving and mosh pits!
Closing out the night were the sludge metal legends from New Orleans, EyeHateGod. EyeHateGod has been grinding together since 1988 and is one of the most well-known bands to come from the New Orleans metal scene. Mike “IX” Williams (vocals) & Jimmy Bower (guitar) are the only original members dating back to the original lineup. After catching EyeHateGod opening for Black Label Society & Corrosion of Conformity this past January, I was intrigued to get these guys in a smaller venue for some photos. Check out In The Name of Suffering, Take as Needed for Pain, or their last release EyeHateGod to hear some of the best of EyeHateGod’s sludge.
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Remember don’t think about it, just buy the damn ticket! As always, hope to see you at a show or festival soon!