This past Saturday May 5th at the legendary Ralph’s Rock Diner in Worcester, Swarm of Eyes gave (according to lead singer Randy Carter) “the hands-down best show we’ve ever played” (which, coming from Randy, is like saying “Hey! I almost passed the 5th grade!”).
Ralph’s was packed to near-capacity for The River Neva’s release party and video shoot for their single, “Night of the Long Knives.” Swarm of Eyes joined such bands as Acaro, Sabado Gigante, Seven Minute Stagger, and The Black Heart Epidemic in performing live at the release party celebrating The River Neva’s debut disc, Chemistry of Holocaust.
Swarm of Eyes played a solid set, highlighted by a brutal mosh pit during the song “Warzone,” which is fast-becoming a live crowd favorite. The Eyes guys were joined onstage by Acaro’s Chris Harrell on their cover of “Skulls” by The Misfits and (again) on a cover of The Ramones’ classic, “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Karen Gizzie of Still Aggravated also joined Harrell and Swarm of Eyes on “Blitzkrieg Bop,” the band’s final song of their set.
Throughout the night, The River Neva raffled off numerous prizes, including a Schecter guitar and a Swarm of Eyes t-shirt/CD combo package.
It was a tremendous night of not just great, new, original music by an extremely talented group of bands, but the support these bands on the New England scene have for one another is even more astounding. Swarm of Eyes was happy to be a part of such a terrific show, and for all of the new fans and friends they met and made that night.
Swarm of Eyes looks forward to playing for their fans at a string of upcoming shows which have been slated for the summer months ahead. New dates can be found on the band’s tour page — with a more surprises and details to come! Stay tuned!
On Saturday night, April 28, 2012, Swarm of Eyes added yet another successful gig to their growing list of crowd-pleasing shows. The band made metal magic at The Beachcomber in Quincy, MA, sharing the bill with Ratchaburi (featuring SOE drummer Tommy Burke), Sweet Destruction, and Server.
In addition to debuting two new songs (“Warzone” and “Teeth of the Serpent”) from their album to their live set, Swarm of Eyes performed covers of The Misfits’ “Skulls” and The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” As a surprise highlight, the Eyes guys were joined on vocals by Chris Harrell of Acaro and Tony DeMauro of Sweet Destruction.
Another highlight of the show was SOE vocalist Randy valiantly battling back barf after eating an entire bag of potato chips before taking the stage.
If you missed all the fun of the Beachcomber show, you can make up for lost time by checking out Swarm of Eyes at Ralph’s Rock Diner in Worcester, MA. SOE joins Acaro, Sabado Gigante, Seven Minute Stagger, and The Black Heart Epidemic at The River Neva’s album release party and video shoot. The event is open to fans 21 years of age or older. Doors open at 7pm with show time at 8:30pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 via The River Neva’s webstore or are $12 at the door. The price of admission also includes a copy of The River Neva’s debut disc, Chemistry of Holocaust.
Come check out the show Saturday May 5th, celebrate The River Neva’s debut album, and see a ton of great bands gathered together on one bill! And hey! Since it will be Cinco De Mayo, maybe Randy will try not to puke up an enchilada on stage in lieu of potato chips! Does it get any better!?
You wanted the best… but instead you got Swarm of Eyes! Due to popular demand (from their parents, small circle of friends, and that long-lost cousin visiting from the isle of Mypos), Swarm of Eyes have announced the first of several live shows they will be playing throughout the New England area.
Swarm of Eyes will be making their live debut at The Lucky Dog in Worcester, MA on Saturday September 24th, 2011, sharing the bill with SCHISM, a TOOL tribute band. Set times, cover charges and additional bands on the bill will also follow.
For those of you Swarmies unable to catch the band at their inaugural gig, they will also be performing live at Great Scott in Alston, MA on Thursday October 6th, 2011. That evening, Swarm of Eyes will be joining Acaro and Death Ray Vision. Please check back for more information on set times and ticket prices.
The Swarm will be playing some of fans’ favorite songs from their debut album, Designing the Dystopia, along with a few other surprises. If you have a favorite SOE song or want to weigh in with what you’d like to hear the band play live (or what you don’t want to hear them play ever), feel free to send a Tweet to the band or hit them up on Facebook with some suggestions. They probably won’t listen to you, but hey, it’s the thought that counts!
Please continue to check the band’s Tour page for additional dates and information in the months ahead. See you soon!