Blind Idiot God

Blind Idiot God is an instrumental rock trio initially formed in the mid 1980s in St. Louis by Andy Hawkins, Gabe Katz and Ted Epstein. They socialized with the St. Louis punk/hard-core scene, including members of Drunks with Guns and Ultraman. The band later moved to Brooklyn, NY, after signing a contract with SST Records, headed by Greg Ginn of Black Flag. Ginn signed the band after hearing their self-produced cassette demo, which was passed around by fans in St. Louis.

Though at its core heavy metal, Blind Idiot God's music was informed by punk, dub, and classical music composers György Ligeti and Igor Stravinsky. In a 1997 Guitar Player interview, Hawkins reports, "When I listen to a lot of metal and hard rock, I think 'Great Intensity! Boring chords!'"

Blind Idiot God have recently resumed activity after a long hiatus (with Tim Wyskida of Khanate replacing Epstein) and have played a few shows in the New York/Brooklyn area within the last 6 months. Apparently, they are going to record new material in the near future.

The phrase "blind idiot god" comes from the works of H. P. Lovecraft, where the god Azathoth is described as such.
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SST 104 Blind Idiot God - Blind Idiot God album art Blind Idiot God Blind Idiot God (Album) SST Records SST 104 US 1987 Sell This Version
EMY 107 Blind Idiot God - Undertow album art Blind Idiot God Undertow (Album) Enemy Records EMY 107 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
AVAN 010 Blind Idiot God - Cyclotron album art Blind Idiot God Cyclotron (Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 010 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
0001.3 Blind Idiot God - Before Ever After album art Blind Idiot God Before Ever After (Album) Indivisible Music 0001.3 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Blind Idiot God - Demo album art Blind Idiot God Demo(Cass, S/Sided, EP, Promo) Not On Label none US 1983 Sell This Version
EMY 12001 Blind Idiot God - Sawtooth album art Blind Idiot God Sawtooth(12", EP) Enemy Records EMY 12001 UK 1989 Sell This Version