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Elijah Witt Surprised At Cane Hill Being Labeled Nü Metal, Calls Insane Clown Posse “Kiss Of The Methy Underground”


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Cane Hill vocalist Elijah Witt is surprised that his band are often labeled as being part of the latest nü metal revival movement. Appearing recently on the Talk Toomey‘ Podcast, Witt said of the genre label:

“Personally I would have never thought that we’d be called nü metal. That’s the weirdest thing to me. My brother—he’s 38—he grew up on nü metal. He got me listening to nü metal when I was a little kid.

But I was never like a nü metal head, you know what I mean? Korn was cool, I never really listened to like Slipknot or anything like that.

I think what it kind of boils down to is what we listen to was similar to the nü metal bands when they were coming up. And that’s why our sounds are kind of similar, because it’s just like a modernized version of like 80s and 90s heavy thrash and metal and hip hop.”

Back in the fall of 2016 Cane Hill opened for Insane Clown Posse on their ‘Riddle Box Tour‘. When asked how that experience went, Witt replied:

“Absolutely exactly as you think it would go. It was a fucking mess. We were in this weird part in our lives where we were doing so much acid, it’s dangerous.

We were belligerently drunk, dropping acid, smoking too much weed… So it’s like this [touring with Insane Clown Posse] makes sense. Some of the weirdest shows I’ve ever played, some of the weirdest crowds and the weirdest people.

ICP has basically their own Insane Clown Posse Hot Topic inside every venue. Like 80 different items from duvet covers to bootleg DVDs to touring t-shirts—like anything they want. And we’re sitting across the room with like three t-shirts with kind of shitty designs, just like ‘alright, this is a tour about the show.’

We got family chants and whoops whoops almost every night, so I think we did OK. We still had juggalos coming out to the shows, it’s strange, strange. But a worthwhile endeavour.”

Speaking later of Insane Clown Posse‘s merchandising prowess.

“They know their market, they are like the Kiss of the methy underground, and that’s not even an insult.”

He did later state that he would tour with the band again, but he wouldn’t be dropping acid that time around. You can find the whole conversation here.

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