AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 – The Housecore™ Horror Film Festival (HHFF) is pleased to welcome The Melvins to the stage. The experimental sludge metal icons celebrate 30 years of musical disturbance at HHFF on Saturday, October 26, with an appearance alongside GWAR, Whitechapel, Goatwhore, and Iron Reagan.
HHFF co-founder Philip Anselmo had this to say about the last-minute addition of one of his favorite bands of all-time: “”Sadly, Crowbar will not be able to make the gig. But madly great news is that The mighty Melvins are gonna jam the fucking night away!”
Many people have wondered if Eyehategod would carry on despite the recent tragic and unexpected death of drummer Joey LaCaze, 42, last month of respiratory failure brought on by asthma. Amazingly, Melvins drummer extraordinaire Dale Crover has stepped up to the kit to honor LaCaze’s name and help the EHG legacy reach its 25th anniversary at HHFF.
Said Anselmo about the news that his long-time NOLA mates will still be able to play HHFF: “In the wake of severe tragedy, with Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze passing away recently, Melvins drummer Dale Crover will be filling in for an unforgettable alliance with EHG! Dammit, you KNOW you have to see this unique performance! If you don’t have a ticket to the HHFF, get one ASAP to witness this historic event. It’ll be historic on so many levels!”
Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams will also be performing spoken word and signing his book, Cancer as a Social Activity at HHFF and guitarist Jimmy Bower will also appear at HHFF as the drummer with his other band, Down.
HHFF is also excited to welcome New York-based horror doom metallers Blood Farmers. Originally formed in 1989, the band combines the atmosphere of ’70s horror with heavy doses of psychedelia and doom in the tradition of Black Sabbath and Saint Vitus. Now, thanks to the band members’ affiliation with cult film distributor Grindhouse Releasing, Blood Farmers will be making their first-ever appearance in Texas alongside the movies that inspired their creeped-out music…live at the Housecore Horror Film Festival!
For information about tickets please visit http://housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com/attend-hhff/