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!