Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Sadgiqacea, and Sunburster lit up Philly’s Underground Arts venue as part of EHG‘s recent national tour.
EyehateGod continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Phil H Anselmo‘s Housecore Records, the record continues to reap praise and critical “fuck-yeahs” from fans and media globally. In an 8/10 score Pitchfork declares, “After fourteen years, they’ve come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That Eyehategod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary.”
After touring North America relentlessly this Spring and Summer, Ringworm recently wrapped up a European tour supporting most recent studio effort, Hammer of the Witch (Relapse Records), with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH and vocalist Human Furnace handling the album’s cover art. Noisey hails this work as “yet another achievement in a long line of uncompromising heavy [music] from these dudes.”
Following the initial release of Enabler’s acclaimed second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, which hit the streets in May via an alliance between The Compound and Creator-Destructor, the album will now see an official European release through Century Media, as the band has officially signed with the label.
Earlier this summer, through an exclusive premiere with Metal Injection, Enabler released their first official video, in the form of “Close My Eyes,” the opening track of La Fin Absolue Du Monde. The most straightforward track on La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the video for “Close My Eyes” was filmed and edited by Kaleigh Atkinson and Sam Bowman on Enabler‘s Spring 2014 East Coast Tour preceding the release of the new LP.
Philly duo Sadgiqacea are currently supporting the menacing debut full length, False Prism. Produced by Chris Grigg (Woe) and available through Candlelight Records and Anthropic Records. Pitchfork hailed the release stating, ” Spend some time sounding out Sadgiqacea; with a debut this interesting, it’s a name you’ll encounter again in years to come.”
Last and certainly not least, Philly’s Sunburster who are also supporting a new effort, SolarBipolar, released on Indian Teeth Records in 2013. NoCleanSinging.com commented on the EP saying, “This is the kind of music that will give your neck muscles a real workout while dosing you with a narcotic addictiveness that will pull you back for another hit.” Sunburster are reportedly working a new split release for this Winter. Stay tuned, we’ll have have more on all the guilty parties in the coming months.
All photos by Blow The Scene‘s Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)