Underground 90s metal leaders Kilgore reunited last weekend for their first show in several years in their hometown of Providence, RI at The Met. They were joined other prominent bands from the scene reuniting: Times Expired, the much respected Shed, and State of Corruption. Coming together for a tribute show for late Providence area studio owner and producer Joe Moody, Kilgore played a set of favorites from their two albums Blue Collar Solitude and A Search For Reason. You can watch fan-filmed footage of two songs, ‘Steamroller’ and ‘A Lullaby For Your Casket’ below:
Three of the bands’ original members Jay Berndt, Brian McKenzie, and Bill Southerland were joined by late era bassist Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, Lita Ford) for the show. The band sold new merch including a remastered and expanded version of their demo Die Cast, that was originally produced by Joe Moody. Kilgore, also known as Kilgore Smudge, rose to prominence from the norther east on a fusion of classic metal sounds like Black Sabbath and Clutch, and hardcore. They played Ozzfest in 1998 toured heavily for years touring with Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Clutch, Fear Factory, Biohazard, Sublime, and Spineshank. Vocalist Jay Berndt has a new band called Bloodriders and also has released outlaw country and folk/Blues/Americana, and rock solo albums.