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Covered in Bees is covering the calendar for the next few months, appearing at four events between now and early December, including a video shoot next month with cult film legend Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment.
Covered in Bees bassist Ed Porter said there’s nothing behind the sudden flurry of activity.
“Things seem to be really picking up,” he said. “That’s just kinda the way it goes sometimes.”
On October 21, the band will appear at Geno’s again; this time under the direction of Kaufman — the mastermind behind video store staples like “Toxic Avenger,” “Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.” and “Class of Nuke ‘Em High.”
The band’s history with Troma spans a decade. In 2005, Covered in Bees sent their debut album to Troma “just because we’re huge fans,” Porter said.
“They ended up using a song on the soundtrack to their movie ‘Poultrygeist,'” he said. “Years later they’ve remembered us and when Lloyd was in town promoting ‘Return To Nuke Em High Vol 1,’ he asked (drummer) Tristan if we could do something for ‘Vol 2.’ We ended up writing and recording a song specifically for the movie called ‘The Troma Institute of Technology (TIT)’
“(Kaufman) liked it so much he wants to come to town and film a video for it. I still won’t believe it’s actually happening until he’s setting up cameras.”
Covered in Bees is also planning a show for Dec. 6 at Bayside Bowl that’s being billed as a “special event,” according to their Facebook page. Porter offered only the slightest hint.
“All I’ll say right now is that it will be holiday themed,” he said.
Porter added that the four-piece death punk band has been in the midst of recording during the past year and “can’t wait to actually get some of this material out to the public.”