Interview with Rev. Billy Simmons of Evidence of a Struggle

Also owner of Rev Billy's Chop Shop, known as an inclusive, creative space, hosting new artists' work bimonthly and declared by Chicago Reader as the city's best gallery in 2019

Rev Billy Simmons began working with renowned sound engineer Sanford Parker (Voivod, Russian Circles, Yob, Eyehategod, Wovenhand, Darkthrone, Youth Code, Pelican) who helped produce, record and master the final versions of the songs in his 13- track eponymous album which was released in June 2023. The album is complemented by a multi-chapter audio-visual storybook, created by Chicago artist John Air, who has been involved with the project since the outset- creating videos, album covers and accompanying visuals for live performances.

Playlist For Saturday, July 29, 2023

  • Evidence of a Struggle- The First Fight
  • Evidence of a Struggle- WOFUF
  • Interview with Evidence Of A Struggle
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Bassakards
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Do’Oa
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Tensioned
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Twins
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Bisquee
  • Evidence of aStruggle- Keep It
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Casting
  • Nevaris- Remedy
  • Guitarmy  Of One- Soylent Seafood Green
  • Lusitanian Ghosts- The Long Train
  • The Noise Who Runs- Smile, Smile, Smile
  • Unit Code: Machine- Cold (Black Carburning Remix)
  • The Bleak Assembly- A Night Like This
  • Johnny Tupolev- Sunshine and Rain (Produced by John Fryer)
  • Unhappily Ever Now- Pleading (The Haunting of Scars) 
  • Vandal Moon- Sunlight (Antipole Remix)
  • The Wake- Everything (Featuring Wolfie)
  • October Burns Black- Shimmer 
  • Slighter- Pulling Me Under