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Also known asBuzzoven, Buzzov-en, Buzzov.en, Buzzov*en
OriginSalisbury, North Carolina, United States
GenresSludge metal, thrash metal, hardcore punk, noise rock
Years active1990–1999, 2010-present
LabelsRelapse, Hydra Head, Roadrunner, Allied Recordings, Alternative Tentacles,
Associated actsWeedeater, Sourvein, Acid King
MembersKirk Fisher
Ash Lee
Past membersFred Hutch
Scott Majors
Brian Hill
Ashley Williamson
Buddy Apostolis
Dennis Woolard

Buzzoven (typeset Buzzov•en) is an American heavy metal band from Salisbury, North Carolina, United States, formed in 1990.[1] The band was known for being one of the founders of the sludge genre along with NOLA's Eyehategod and Acid Bath,[2] 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).[3] The band was dropped by Roadrunner,[4] and from then on have gone through several periods of being split-up and reformed, with the only constant member having been Kirk Fisher. In 2018, the band toured the Southern US as one of the opening acts for Eyehategod.[5]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Kirk Fisher - vocals, guitar
  • "t.roy - bass guitar
  • Ashley- drums

Former members[edit]

  • Fred Hutch - bass (1990-1991)
  • Scott Majors - drums (1990-1992)
  • Brian Hill - bass (1991-1995)
  • Ashley Williamson - drums (1992-1995)
  • Buddy Apostolis - guitars (1994); died 2002)
  • Dennis Woolard - guitars (1992-1993)
  • Johnny Brito - guitars (1994-1995)
  • Craig Baker - guitars (1997-1998)
  • Dave Collins-bass guitar (1997-1999) (2010)
  • Ramsey Simple -drums(1997-1999)(2010)

Live musicians[edit]

  • David "Mohawk" Miranda - guitars
  • Mykull Davidson - samples (1992-1996)
  • T.roy Sourvein - samples, vocals (1996-1999)


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 1998,
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


  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  2. ^ Ayers, Chris (February 2, 2010). "Buzzov*en". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  3. ^ BBG (August 2, 2010). "Buzzoven playing shows including a boat in NY w/ Black Tusk". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Ramirez, Carlos (May 21, 2012). "Five Underrated Metal/Hard Rock Bands by THC : Music's Thom Hazaert". Noisecreep. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  5. ^ di Fabio, Luca (February 28, 2018). "Eyehategod Announce Spring 2018 Tour Dates with Cro-Mags". mxdwn Music. Retrieved May 10, 2019.

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