Eyehategod

EYEHATEGOD (also known as EHG) is an American band from New Orleans, founded by Jimmy Bower and a different line up in 1988. Soon after the group formed, Mike IX Williams became the 2nd vocalist and Joe LaCaze became the 2nd drummer, followed by Brian Patton on guitar. The band solidified in sound and style except for a revolving bassist position. Gary Mader joined in that capacity for a Japanese tour in 2002 and has remained there ever since.

As one of the most influential bands to come from NOLA, they have noted Black Flag, The Melvins and Black Sabbath as a domineering and significant influence to their sound today.
That combined with the sound of Southern Rock, Blues riffs and Hardcore Punk has made EYEHATEGOD one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as Sludge, though the band strays away from being labeled as such.

Negative Approach

Negative Approach, from Detroit, Michigan, were one of the early hardcore bands in the Midwest. Pioneers of a brutal, nihilistic, and angry style of punk, they are regarded by many as "the greatest hardcore band ever." It's certainly a bold statement, but one that is also difficult to dispute...

Formed in 1981, the original lineup featured John Brannon on vocals, Rob McCullough on guitar, one Pete Zelewski on bass (soon replaced by Rob's brother Graham), and a drummer known to the general public only as Zuheir (who was also replaced early on, by O.P. Moore). Negative Approach drew their influences from Michigan's punk forefathers, the Stooges, and the English Oi scene, as well as contemporary American hardcore bands such as Black Flag, Minor Threat, and the Necros. The band recorded a track for Process of Elimination, Touch & Go's 1981 compilation EP, and accompanied fellow midwesterners the Necros on an east coast tour to promote the record. In 1982 the band released a 10 song 7" EP, and the following year released the Tied Down LP. Both records are pure expressions of anger and frustration, lead by Brannon's bellicose vocals and backed by tight bursts of hardcore fury. When asked what he wrote his songs about, Brannon replied simply, "People I hate."

Negative Approach broke up in 1984, and Brannon continued on with the explicitly non-hardcore Laughing Hyenas, who put out several albums on Touch & Go. He now has a new band called Easy Action. In the '90s, Touch & Go reissued all the Negative Approach stuff on one CD (plus a bunch of badly recorded live stuff), so people won't have to break the bank to hear these essential records.

Sheer Terror

American hardcore punk band from New York City, United States. The band was one of the first to combine elements of heavy metal with a hardcore punk base. They formed in 1984 and stayed together until 1998 with numerous lineup changes and shifts in musical style. In mid-2004 they came together for a few reunion shows and in 2010 they reunited again with a new line-up include vocalist Paul Bearer as the only founding member.
In 2014 after 18 years they will release their 6th full length album.

Disassociate

A sonic noise attack
Brutal and abrasive sound from New York City
A group formed from elements of the punk underground
Remaining true to their name, Disassociate always look for ways to alter the traditional and distort the popular

Collaborators include members of Jesus Chrust, Black Rain, Darkside NYC, Downlow NYHC, Deep in Vein, Animale, and Nerverak

Personnel:

Ralphyboy - vocals, power electronics
Klaus X Member - guitars, backing vocals, samples
Bowhunter Bones23 - bass, vocals, Moog Rogue, Moog Taurus pedals
Joe Darkside - drums
Michael Dynamite - guitars

Additional/former members:

Squirt - drums
Smegs - guitar
Nick from Switzerland - bass
Roy Mayorga - guitar
Lawrence Sux - drums
John Munera - bass
Napalm Tom - drums
Alex Hernandez - drums
John "Bedpan" Marzan - drums
Horaldo Mardones - drums
Scot "Hacksaw" Bates - drums, whistling
Brian Alien - drums
Colin Strange? - synthesizers

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