Buzzoven at the Hi-Tone Café 

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Southeastern sludge-metal pioneers Buzzoven formed in 1989 with an extreme, down-tuned aural nastiness, negativity, and unprecedented intensity that bastardized what the Melvins and Black Flag had done to Black Sabbath. Hugely influential, Buzzoven, along with the like-minded Eyehategod, more or less created modern sludge metal, a less pretentious, less traditional, much nastier appropriation of doom metal. Though their release schedule was not what one would call prolific, Buzzoven toured nonstop throughout the '90s, often behind a reputation for show violence and unapologetic, drug-derived depravity, which eventually spelled curtains for the band in the early-'00s. Guitarist/vocalist Kirk Fischer disbanded the group in 2001 due to a variety of reasons (not the least of which his well-publicized battles with heroin addiction), but he has spent the past few years playing solo acoustic country and blues as K. Lloyd. He exhumed Buzzoven last fall for a handful of live dates, with the current tour being the first extended outing for the band. Buzzoven plays the Hi-Tone Café Friday, February 11th, with Adios Gringos and Cough. Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $12. — Andrew Earles

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