"Superskum" (web site) conducted an interview with "Dixie" Dave Collins (BUZZOV*EN, WEEDEATER) on December 19, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is BUZZOV*EN performance footage from the Denver concert.BUZZOV*EN recently completed its first U.S. headlining tour in 12 years. Many bands come and go, but few manage to leave their mark, let alone influence an entire genre of music. BUZZOV*EN formed in 1990 and made an immediate impact in the heavy metal world, quickly developing a huge cult following based largely around its dark and devastatingly down-tuned sludge-like sound that pooled elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk with lyrical themes of hatred, pain, anger, violence, addiction and depression. The powerhouse band is widely regarded for being one of the founders of the "sludge" metal genre (alongside EYEHATEGOD and SLEEP). Founding member Kirk Fisher — long the sole driving force behind BUZZOV*EN —reassembled the band's classic "…At A Loss"–era lineup with bassist "Dixie" Dave Collins (also of WEEDEATER) and drummer Ramzi for these special shows. Over the course of its initial run, BUZZOV*EN released a string of highly praised albums, including 1994's "Sore" (Roadrunner Records) and 1998's "…At A Loss" (just reissued via Emetic Records). The unit has also released a number of compilation albums on noted labels such as Alternative Tentacles (2005's "Welcome to Violence") and Relapse ("Violence from the Vault", 2010) and its never-before-released album "Revelation: Sick Again" will see a 2011 release via Hydra Head Records. BUZZOV*EN's volatile, out-of-control live performances are a thing of legend, with the band consistently walking a tightrope between precision and pure mayhem. Ultimately, the very explosiveness that made BUZZOV*EN so crucial was what ultimately caused the band's instability, and the group split up in 2001. But the ghost of BUZZOV*EN has always remained, with long-time fans clamoring for the band to reform and younger enthusiasts remaining hopeful for a chance to witness the legendary band in its true glory. In the time since the band's initial hiatus, Kirk Fisher put together the "acoustic southern blues" band K. LLOYD & THE DISCIPLES (also featuring DOWN drummer/EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower and EYEHATEGOD/SOILENT GREEN guitarist Brian Patton) and has battled against formidable personal demons. His return to the stage after working to get his life back together after years of addiction and other problems is viewed as a red-letter victory by his peers and longtime fans. Interview:
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