Two points were brought up pre gig. The first I think I read on the Facebook event page, that punters that were going to the gig needed to wear earplugs for Conan or we wouldn’t be able to hear Weedeater after them, purely from going deaf due to Conan’s ridiculously loud set. The second from someone as I walked down the stairs into Max Watt’s, and this was going off the feedback from how the other gigs on the tour had already gone, that this could very well be the gig of the year! Calling it before the first band had even started! Continue reading →
Weedeater. A band from Cape Fear, North Carolina and synonymous with filthy sludge rock, gargantuan riffs and epic tales, wall-of-noise bass playing and amateur amputation. Bass and vocals are handled by the semi-legendary ‘Dixie’ Dave Collins who has also played with Sourvein,Bongzilla, Zoroaster and Buzzoven, whose reputation in the sludge world is borderline terrorfying. Weedeater, on the back of their most recent LP, the Steve Albini produced Goliathan are touring Australia along with British doom metal band Conan. I recently caught up with Dave for a quick chat.
El Jefe: Dave, you have a fairly extensive resume when it comes to playing heavy music, which included time with Buzzoven. Could you tell me a bit about your time with the band? Continue reading →