Hymns for Heretics
BLACK EYED VERMILLION Was originally conceived in the back of a tour bus by Gary Lindsey and Joe Buck of Hank III and Assjack. After moving to Austin Texas, Lindsey crossed paths with fellow expatriated Atlantan Stevie Tombstone and Tombstones bassist Killene. Adding the Arkansas madman Bircho Birch, formerly of 'Trusty' on drums completed the lineup. In 2008, Vermillion and Joe Buck Yourself were on tour in Texas where they played a show with local legends, WHISKEYDICK. Everybody got along so well that Fritz and Johnson decided to join up! When Stevie and Killene left Austin for Atlanta by way of New York state, Lindsey recruited the band's co-producer, Kurtis D. to fill the bass slot. Black Eyed Vermillion combines all the elements of roots music (Blues, Swing, Bluegrass) with the dark anger of punk and grindcore. The result is a primal and haunting sound both decadent and reverent. This is their debut CD released on 1332 Records.