Mike IX Williams and EYEHATEGOD always had a special place in my heart. Their music and message have touched me in a way that’s almost life-changing.
If we are inhabiting the same planet, you already know that Mike is battling some really serious health issues right now, leading him to hospitalization and urgent liver transplant. Luckily he got the operation and is now recovering. With him being an independent musician, this led to increased health expenses impossible for an underground artist to cover.
Long story short: these top notch guys from Rawk’n’Roll (pretty much the only Bulgarian stoner-sludge-doom-psych-whatever webzine, online since 2004) have invited us and a couple of the most fascinating heavy rock’n’roll bands in Sofia to gather forces and do a benefit show for Mike.
We have to give it to Rawk’n’Roll – they’re the people who brought EHG here in Sofia back in 2015. Not only that, but they let me take part in all this and open up for fucking EYEHATEGOD w/my solo drone noise outfit krāllār, along with Them Frequencies & UPYR. I’m forever thankful for that opportunity!
So here it is: Feedbacker‘s doing a local benefit show with awesome bands including Bloodrush, Corecom, Muddy, The Flying Detachment and UPYR.
All of the income from that gig will be transferred to Mike IX Williams’ account. Make sure to follow the event in Facebook and do come over if you can!
Mike’s fundraising campaign is here: https://www.youcaring.com/mikeixwilliams-695413
We are beyond excited about our first hometown show.
September 21st, Mixtape 5: we are sinking deeper into dark sound and raw energy with some of the finest local acts – emo-dronebois Leaver, epic post-metal riff monsters Trysth and the spectacular and multi-talented Ivan Shopov (who also made this rad artwork). This show is finely curated by Amek Collective, they book rad shows and release weird new music, check them out!
We celebrate 10 years of Trysth, who have been one of the finest and most intricate bands in the doom, sludge and alternative metal scene.
Leaver have their new album Head Home and haven’t played a local show since April, and we’re really happy to share the stage with them.
Ivan Shopov is our very special guest. He’s in for an atmospheric modular synths live set. Sounds cool to me.
We have even more to share. Our first EP is already mixed and mastered by Mihail Slavov (Expectations, King of Sorrow) and on 21th we’re presenting it in its’ entirety + some new tunes.
We will reveal more in the next days, so stay tuned.
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