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Also known as Buzzoven
Origin Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Genres Sludge metal
Years active 1989–2001, 2010-present
Labels Hydra Head Records
Roadrunner Records
Allied Recordings
Alternative Tentacles
Associated acts Weedeater
Acid King<Vagabond
Members Kirk Fisher ("Rev. Dirtkicker")
Past members Scott Majors
Ashley Williamson
Brian Hill
Mykull Davidson
Dennis Woolard
Buddy Apostolis
Johnny Brito
Pat Vigil
T.Roy Medlin
Fred Hutch
Matt Pinkerton
Craig Baker
Randall Felton

Buzzoven (typeset Buzzov•en) is a sludge metal band from North Carolina, formed in 1991. The band was known for being one of the founders of the sludge genre (after Eyehategod), and also for their out-of-control and violent live shows. The band in its early days toured heavily around the United States and built up a cult following leading up to the release of their debut album, To a Frown (1993), which caught the attention of Roadrunner Records, who released the band's second album Sore (1994). The band was dropped by Roadrunner, and from then on have gone through several periods of being split-up and reformed, with the only constant member having been Kirk Fisher. Dave Collins now heads sludge band Weedeater and Ramzi has gone on to join fellow sludgers Sourvein.

In early 2010 Buzzoven announced plans to reunite with the …At a Losscore line-up for a five date U.S. tour. The band has since parted ways but is reuniting again in 2014 with possibly some original members. Despite Fisher's ongoing problems with bi-polar and addiction he remains hopeful about Buzzov-ens future and his on going solo career.


Albums and EPs[edit]

Year Title Type Label
1991 Buttrash Demo Self-released
1992 Hate Box EP Kirbdog Records
1992 Wound EP Allied Recordings
1993 To a Frown Studio album Allied Recordings
1994 Sore Studio album Roadrunner Records
1994 Unwilling to Explain EP Allied Recordings
1994 Paintime Grit EP Allied Recordings
1997 The Gospel According… II EP Allied Recordings
1998 ...At a Loss Studio album Off The Records
recorded in 2001,
officially released in 2011
Revelation: Sick Again Studio album Hydra Head Records
2005 Welcome to Violence Compilation album Alternative Tentacles
2010 Violence From The Vault Compilation album Relapse


Year Title Label
1994 "Wife Beater" (split with God and Texas) Kustom Kitchen Records
1996 "Nod" (split with Sourvein) Mudflap Records
1997 "Useless" Reptillian Records

1991 "Wound" (four band compilation 7", "Stereonucleosis comes to your house") StereoNucleosis Records

Assorted Members[edit]

  • Scott Majors - drums
  • Fred Hutch - bass on Buttrash demo
  • Brian LeDarrell Hill – bass guitar
  • Ashley Williamson - drums
  • Mykull Davidson - samples
  • Dennis Woollard - guitar
  • Buddy Appostolis – guitar
  • Johnny Brito - guitar
  • Matt Pinkerton - drums
  • "Dixie" Dave Collins - bass
  • Ramzi - drums
  • Craig Baker - guitar
  • Dave Scrod - guitar
  • Troy Medlin -samples,backing vocals
  • David "Mohawk" Miranda- Guitar
  • Randall Felton - mascot/king of the hill

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