200 Stab Wounds’ Steve Buhl Gives Props to Sanguisugabogg for Propping Up Ohio Death Metal


It’s always interesting to watch regional styles of metal take form and grow into a behemoth. It happened in the Bay Area, it happened in Florida, and it’s now happening in the Buckeye State, Ohio. So many kick ass bands have sprouted up in the land of Skyline Chili, deep dish pizza, and cornhole. And in no other bands is that growth more apparent than 200 Stab Wounds and the difficult to spell Sanguisugabogg.

While chatting on a recent episode of The Garza Podcast (as transcribed by our friends over at Metal Injection), the guys in 200 Stab Wounds chatted about their experience coming up as a band and frontman Steve Buhl got real about his state’s metal scene and how the Bogg really helped solidify the state’s high caliber status among metal fans.

“I think we’re slept on I mean, there’s always been bands [coming from Ohio]. The thing about it is like, there’s always been bands. We’ve been playing a bands forever, like even separate bands that we did, but I don’t know why all of a sudden it’s popping off.

“The bands have always been great. I just think people are just starting to take notice and [Sanguisugabogg], for at least Ohio, definitely kicked all that off. There were bands before them, but as far as people knowing and caring about shit outside of Ohio, Bogg definitely kicked that off for sure. They put us on.

“[Vocalist Devin Swank] is the one that got us pretty much… not signed, but like started working with Maggot Stomp and all that. So yeah, if it wasn’t for that no one would probably know who the fuck we were. I think it’s just everyone helping each other out and trying to not keep everything just to themselves, you know? Bogg helped us out a lot with introducing us to people, or showing people our music or whatever, or taking us out on tour.

“They took us on our first tour. Yeah, our very first tour ever. It was like, five days and then we did that [Cannibal Corpse] tour with them which was much later. But yeah dude, Bogg puts on for us. They’re sick.”

It really sounds like Sanguisugabogg has become the de facto ambassador for Ohio’s death metal scene. So if that’s the case, good on you guys! Thanks for getting these killer bands out there.

As for 200 Stab Wounds, they’re going to be heading out on tour with Frozen Soul, Judiciary, and Tribal Gaze later this year. You can check out the full list of shows and find links to get tickets, down below.

200 Stab Wounds on Tour

11/2 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell [Tickets]
11/3 Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819 [Tickets]
11/4 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club [Tickets]
11/5 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]
11/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts [Tickets]
11/8 Boston, MA @ Middle East [Tickets]
11/9 Montreal, OC @ Studio TD [Tickets]
11/10 Toronto, ON @ Garrison [Tickets]
11/11 Detroit, MI @ EI Club [Tickets]
11/13 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups [Tickets]
11/14 Chicago, IL @ Avondale Music Hall [Tickets]
11/15 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam [Tickets]
11/16 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room [Tickets]
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge [Tickets]
11/19 Boise, ID @ The Shredder [Tickets]
11/21 Roseville, CA @ Goldfields Roseville [Tickets]
11/22 Berkley, CA @ Cornerstone [Tickets]
11/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex [Tickets]
11/25 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater (Half House) [Tickets]
11/26 Las Vegas, NV @ American Legion Post 8 [Tickets]
11/28 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s [Tickets]
11/29 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse [Tickets]
12/1 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box [Tickets]
12/2 Houston, TX @ Secret Group [Tickets]

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