Monday, September 30, 2013

crustcake - METAL BLOG: NEWS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, MP3s AND MORE: LIVE REVIEW: BUZZOV*EN IN AUSTIN

crustcake - METAL BLOG: NEWS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, MP3s AND MORE: LIVE REVIEW: BUZZOV*EN IN AUSTIN

buzzoven - Maryland Deth Fest

                                                                                   So im attempting to load this cause i think its good footage of this show.At least i can see i was still awake for the first two songs.This was one weekend i want to forget.It will all be told soon.Ive got almost a whole chapter of the book im working on dedicated to my antics this weekend.The rest of the band left after we played on Thursday night.They rolled out at like 11 am in think and i stayed on the floor in Scott Bryants Motel Room.We only had our two rooms for the night of the show.Neurosis and C.O.C played on that Friday night both playing great sets.Kylesa played a good one as well.I believe Nuclear Assault was one of the rowdiest for crowd reaction.I was around some at the fest but i spent equal or more time in some areas of Baltimore that its a miracle i didnt get murdered carrying wads of cash and dropping it all the time.Well it was what it was.I made it out alive and im never going down those back alleys and into those abandoned buildings ever again.Damn the memories of it are so clear.  :(

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Got A Store Site Up Now: Link Below


So i got the start of a small store to sell certain special items of interest.Go check it out.More will be added soon.Including a Limited Edition series of old shirts or even new ones that i only want to do one run of.Also cds,backpatches,and whatever else i decide to do.You can still get other merchandise for buzzov.en and k.lloyd at  shirtkiller.com.

Ive been hard at work trying to do some of this web stuff but im going to have to take a step back for a bit.I will be announcing a few things very soon.One being info for the bands that recorded tracks for "Unfit To Consume" a tribute to buzzov,en. Details are being ironed out at this time.If you submitted a song and still have a master i would say get a copy together that can be mailed.As i said information on the project will be coming soon from all buzzov.en pages and Tone Deaf Touring as well.

http://buzzovenmerchandise.bigcartel.com

Its not anything great yet but it gives ya'all a chance to get some items directly from us the artist.I have been trying to decide whether its worth it to get a fullfledged website built and its just a hard thing to figure.I am pretty slow at doing all this online applications but im being forced to deal with it because of selling Vintage Items online through my personal online store im building.So doing all the buzzov.en sites will really have to second chair.Ive got a couple of close friends whom i believe are willing to help out so i will probably pass the torch soon.Anyway thanks everyone for your support and interest.Alot of things in the works so hopefully there will be a reason your paying attention at all.  Time to wrap this shit up.Oh wait i have to Tweet too.So freaking ridiculous.Ughhhhh..........    Bye Bye-kirk lloyd

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) :I Never Saw This Interview

Randy Blythe:buzzoven roadie 

     When buzzoven moved from Charlotte to Richmond Virginia we had a large group of various characters we hung out with.That was the main reason for the move.We were literally unwelcome by most venues in Charlotte usually on account of my blackout drunk episodes.Richmond seemed to be a town full of people just a little more over the top and crazy like we were.I remember first meeting Randy at the warehouse space we rented and lived in across from The Metro.Im pretty sure Brian met him and had brought him over.His band Burn The Priest was good but a little more on the metal side at the time wasnt what i really was into.In all fairness i never really gave them much of a listen.My loss for sure.Later on in our time living in Richmond i shared a small shitty apartment in the Fan area on Grace St. Pat Vigil who was also our roadie and backup singer would sit on the front porch with Randy and they would get hammered drunk and harrass the passerbys wit some sort of shenanigans.Once they had a weelchair and Pat would push Randy and they would act like he tipped the wheelchair over and passing cars would stop and jump out to help.They were always up to some kind of mischief.Randy came on some tours with us but usually would jump ship after a few shows to go train hopping.I have an assortment of storys but i will save them for another time.I have alot of respect for Randy.Hes a damn good guy and he is an incredible artist.He has definately come a long way from those days drinking on the porch.Im glad that he was able to get that crap he was charged with dismissed.He is the type of guy who helps people out when he can.Anyway heres to Randy Blythe and his days loading gear for Buzzoven.So maybe he could give me a job now to return the favor.Hahaha.......Just kidding.Go check this interview out its a great one.                                                              http://noisecreep.com/lamb-of-god-interview-avoiding-bandmates-until-tour

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Forgotten songs: K Lloyd - Solow (2010)

Forgotten songs: K Lloyd - Solow (2010): Repost of this album with new pictures of the cover sleeves. Moreover, you didn't notice enough how great it is. I wrote initially thi... This is an older review of my initial release of "solow".  It is going to be available again very soon direct from the artist-Me!  It will be the first in a series of releases that I will be self releasing and packaging. Will have more info soon........   kirk lloyd

Tribute to Buzzoven comp.:Unfit to Consume

From Cymera. So this is 2 cds of covers of buzzoven songs by various bands.Kylesa and Church of Misery.Duktalon and countless others.Can the bands email me that did a song and possibly get me another master copy? I wasnt going to get involved w it but its a shame these bands spent their own cash to record only to get shit on by sleeping village record label joke Matt King.I Apologize for this happening.He fucked me as well never distributing my k.lloyd "solow" cd and never allowing me to get the copies.it would be great for this to get released.Some label has to be willing.Anyway heres a loud FUCK YOU to Matt King!!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Radok:My Friend

                       Chris Radok: My Friend




       So i was checking out some photos from the recent RadokFest in Charlotte at The Tremont Club and saw that they now had a website for Chris's photos and some of the shows etc...they have had since his murder.Im di ssapointed that i dont have more to do with some of things regarding his body of work.I cant even count the many times i sat up untill all hours of the night while Chris ran through countless slides of older photos and current ones as well.We used to joke that he probably had more pictures of me passed out drunk in the Oakland house than any other subject in all of his photos.After buzzoven relocated to Richmond Va. i remained in contact with Chris and we always visited him at the 609 Oakland house which became Jeff Claytons home for his family.Chris remained in the house as Jeffs familys roommate.We had some interesting moments in these visits especially one time when GG Allin and his band were there at exactly the same time.I dont believe we actually spent the night on that visit but i vividly remember Chris taking some new promo shots of us(buzzoven),He also took one photo of GG holding Carrie(Jeffs infant daughter) and i joked that Carrie would probably slap the shit out of her Dad for letting GG Allin hold his daughter.GG was suprisingly very respectful and mild mannered.Nothing like you would think he would be
 buzzoven continued on its relentless and destructive path,my only interaction with Chris was when he usually attended a show in one of the cities within a reasonable drive from Charlotte.I always maintained phone contact with him though and its easy for me to say i kept Chris in the loop always on what was next for buzzoven.When he got to whatever venue in cities like Atlanta,Chapel Hill,Winston Salem and Richmond just to name a few i usually had my time that me and Chris went to his VW van and while he fiddled and set up his gear to shoot photos we had some of what for me was my deepest and most serious conversations which much of the time were regarding my rapidly increasing usage of illegal substances.Chris was one person i knew would give it to me straight and let me know his true opinion and not sugar coat a fucking thing.He also was one i could trust to tell my deepest feelings regarding such subjects and would not be judged or ridiculed.He was what for me i always thought a big brother would be.Im not even going into the years before when we lived together the many things he did for me and was the person i would call when most would hang up the phone after the first word usually because of what these calls were regarding usually.Which for the most part were me needing help because i had fucked up.Thats the most general way i can say what includes a numerous amount of variations on troubled situations usually resulting from a night of being blacked out from excessive alcohol consumption.Back to what i was talking about.Chris was the one person i could confide in and know it would not be brought back up in any way,shape or form.He was probably the first person i broke down and admitted i was way out of control with my use of heroin and feared dying from it.In the years to come Chris was always the first and sometimes only person i contacted when i was in Charlotte for any stretch of time.Sad to say but i usually was in Charlotte to attend some sort of recovery related establishment.Over the last few years i was in reasonably close contact with Chris we talked in depth about putting together a book about 609 Oakland Ave.We had planned to both write bits and pieces about the main events that occured at or around the house but more importantly the

inhabitants of the house.When Fred Hutchinson and i parted ways doing Sewer Puppet was when the house saw its most varied and busy activity regarding music being played within its walls.I was developing buzzoven and i believe Fred had Boil going on.Sadly it was a tense time between Fred and i but was a time i think when there was a huge variety in visitors and different musicians.I have yet to speak with the people who are in charge of Chris's body of work but its becoming something i feel is a good time to do this project that i think would have Chris's involvement and blessing.It will not be something that is about boosting any one person or bands career but simply a glimpse into the heart of a house full of music lovers who were a huge part of underground music in Charlotte and the southeast.If we could show the house from when Morbid Angel called it home all the way through the Sewer Puppet,buzzoven and boil days.Then ending with the years of it being the Antiseen compound and Clayton family home i believe it could give people today a glimpse into what these people,bands and fans alike were like during this exciting time in underground,punk rock music in Charlotte and the entire U.S.!
    I plan to put together a plan and execute it in the coming weeks.I will probably use one of the fund raising sites with a pre order option type thing as to keep the project fully independent.I really want to do this and its been heavy on my heart to do it as i believe Chris and i would have made it happen if he were still alive.Im hoping to get the support of his trustees and also the help of the other key figures who would have to write about the time frames that i was not a part of the house as a resident.This is something that i believe would nurture the interest and acknowledgement Chris Radok so deserves for his input and support of underground music and those of us that were so blessed to have him in our personal day to day lives.I hope im not stepping on any toes here bringing my hopes for this project to the public first.It just came over me to get the ball rolling.I am making a personal commitment to this and i hope those closest to me will support and help push me to not procrastinate even another day.I miss my friend.I want to do this for him,myself and those that love underground music.Its time to get to work and make this happen.Thanks for your time and i love you all!

                                                                                                 Thank You,K.L.F.  ;)

radokphotography.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       






Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dollar Bill :A Gentle Pitbull Fighting Cancer

  Well its been quite a few months since Dollar Bill had his initial diagnosis of Cancer and hes doing suprisingly well.He has started to be a bit more disoriented and he sleeps for most of the day but when his Mama(Simerly) has a few minutes to spend w him he livens right up.He is so gentle and sweet its been tough watching him struggle.He seems to be losing muscle mass as he sometimes cannot get a grip on the floor to stand up.He has to be helped up to his feet and relocated to carpet or something easier to get a grip with his paws.I hope we have many more days to enjoy this amazing dog and his loving food obsessed spirit.On the flipside i hope that God gives Simerly and i the strength to let go and do what is necessary to be humane and sensible if his quality of life becomes poor.He is such an integral part of every day here that i have no idea what ir will be like after he has passed,Thats besides the point of whats important.I will do my best to comfort him and make his days stress free and comfortable.My fear of the pitbull breed has been replaced with a love for these dogs and especially Mr.Bilbers who has definately shed light on how i must be more patient and understanding of dogs and their quirks as well as enjoyable attributes.He never makes me mad usually but when he hijacks my breakfast carry out i got a bit peeved.Oh well it could be worse.Dollar Bill your a trooper and i hope you can continue to barge ahead a day at a time.You can always count on me for a couple slabs of bacon and the last bite of my cheeseburger.Yummy.We love you Bilbo Baggins.  :)                                    

Gathered In Their Masses (Teaser) - Black Sabbath Live DVD

This is the teaser for the upcoming Sabbath DVD.It looks like it could be promising.Im of the opinion that their new album "13" is actually a damn good record.The people who seem to think it sucks or its just notv up to par with earlier Sabbath have their head completely inserted into their asshole.When they decide to remove it maybe then they will hear with newly unclogged ears and realise the excellence that this album trully is.It has seen more rotation in my cars cd player and amongst my top choice for full a nice spin of sounds on the homefront.I give this album a 9 out of 10 stars.Listen to it LOUDLY!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Im fucking Stupid!!

You know ive recently been trying to change and improvise my blog page and other things i do on my phone and newly purchased chromebook and man i just feel like ive been left in the dust when it comes to settings and apps and blah,blah, blah.Its so easy to my girlfriends 2 teenage sons but its like open heart surgery for my dumb ass. Well i will just keep opening up various things and hitting buttons and clicking on things that will probably erase everything but at least ill accomplish something by pure trial and error.Mostly error.Ha.Fuck IT!!!