New Orleans’ favorite road hounds, EYEHATEGOD, will return to the stage next month for a short bought of US fest invasions.The revelries commence with a headlining show at Underground Arts in Philadelphia on September 9th. From there the band will level Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh alongside Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Old Man Gloom, Chelsea Wolfe, Godflesh, Roky Erickson, Wovenhand etc., Full Terror Assault Fest in Cave-In-Rock with Obituary, Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Gruesome etc. and Don’t Call It A Fest in Detroit with Weekend Nachos, Noisem, Ilsa and more! The latest stretch of live debauchery serves as a precursor to EYEHATEGOD‘s scheduled performance at this year’s edition of the Housecore Horror Fest in San Antonio and follows the band’s punishing Staggering Backward European Tour earlier this Summer.
Orders for “EyeHateGod” in NorthAmerica can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.
EYEHATEGOD has kicked off tonight for another European leg of their Staggering Backward live takeover. The band will deafen ears through nearly two-dozen venues and thirteen countries beginning in Siegen, Germany at Freak Valley Festival 2015 alongside Earthless, Electric Moon and many more. The tour also includes a stop at Hellfest in Clisson, France with Superjoint, Saint Vitus, Life Of Agony, Weedeater etc. as well as In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany with Bömbers, Vader, Darkened Nocturn Slaugthercult, Terrorizer LA and others.
The latest stretch of live demolitions follow EYEHATEGOD‘s US mini tour last month which included a punishing performance at Psycho California and the band’s recent Big Easy Entertainment Award win in the category of Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
Comments frontman Mike IX Williams, “After multiple nominations throughout the past years; EYEHATEGOD have won the local Big Easy Awards for best New Orleans Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band in this god forbidden city that care has obviously forgotten.”
EYEHATEGOD – Staggering Backward European Tour:
6/06/2015 Freak Valley Festival 2015 – Siegen, DE
6/07/2015 Willemeen – Arnhern, NL
6/09/2015 Bla – Oslo, NO
6/10/2015 Babel – Malmö, SE
6/11/2015 Kyttaro – Athens, EL
6/12/2015 Mixtape 5 – Sofia, BG
6/13/2015 Tower Club – Bremen, DE
6/14/2015 Musikbunker – Aachen, DE
6/16/2015 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
6/17/2015 Kranhalle – München, DE
6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
6/22/2015 The Globe – Cardiff, UK
6/23/2015 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
6/24/2015 Limelight – Belfast, UK
6/25/2015 The Burdenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
6/26/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
6/27/2015 The Dome – London, UK
6/28/2015 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
6/30/2015 Glazard – Paris, FR
7/01/2015 Garage – Saaburcken, DE
7/02/2015 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
7/03/2015 In Flammen Festival – Torgau, DE
7/04/2015 RCA Club – Lisbon, PT
EYEHATEGOD continues to quake stages in support of their Housecore Records-released self-titled LP which inundated the masses in 2014, breaking the band’s decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release in the band’s twenty-five-year lineage. Having helped define the NOLA sound with their signature down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before. EyeHateGod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the “N’awlins” sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity.
Orders for EyeHateGod in North America can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.
Two classics of New Orleans’ sludge metal pioneers EYEHATEGOD, namely “In The Name Of Suffering” (1992) and “Take As Needed For Pain” (1993), will be reissued on 180g vinyl. Both titles are set for release on April 13th, 2015.
There will also be a specially priced Ltd. 4CD box-set released on the very same day, containing the albums “In The Name Of Suffering”, “Take As Needed For Pain”, “Dopesick” and “Confederacy Of Ruined Lives” in separate cardboard wallets. This “Original Album Collection” also includes a 32-page booklet with liner notes and bonus tracks.
The vinyl reissues will be available as follows:
EYEHATEGOD ” In The Name Of Suffering (Re-Issue 2015)”
• black LP
• white LP – limited to 100 copies (exclusive to CM EU webshop)
• golden LP – limited to 500 copies (exclusive to CMDistro US)
EYEHATEGOD ” Take As Needed For Pain (Re-Issue 2015)”
• black LP
• silver LP – limited to 100 copies (exclusive to CM EU webshop)
• clear LP – limited to 500 copies (exclusive to CMDistro US)
Pre-sale for all formats starts on March 16th, 2015!
EYEHATEGOD are readying for another bout of live demolitions this month commencing with a set of California rumblings through Bakersfield, Lancaster, Long Beach, San Luis Obispo and Fresno. From there, the band will head east to sonically traumatize Boston, Massachusetts, Clifton, New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York for two nights and a very special show in Baltimore, Maryland with the Cro Mags, Saint Vitus and Misery Index!
1/22/2015 Jerry’s Pizza & Pub – Bakersfield, CA
1/23/2015 Moose Lodge – Lancaster, CA
1/24/2015 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
1/25/2015 Sweet Springs Saloon – San Luis Obispo, CA
1/26/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA
2/04/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
2/05/2015 The Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ
2/06/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/07/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/08/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Cro Mags, Saint Vitus, Misery Index
EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Commended for its, “brilliant riffs,” and, “barely contained aural violence,” and deemed, “a worthy addition to the band’s already impenetrable legacy,” by Stereoboard, the record was unleashed last May via Housecore and continues to floor the masses, placing among year end lists globally including the coveted #1 spot of Spin’s 20 Best Albums Of 2014 who gushed, “The self-titled slab is as nastily heavy as anything they recorded back in the ’90s, dosed with added perspective, instant-classic black-tar blues riffs, and a heady dose of vocalist Mike IX Williams’ trademark surrealist protest poetry.” Snagging the #14 spot of their Best Metal Albums Of 2014, Pitchfork opined, “The classic New Orleans group’s first record in 14 years, which comes after Katrina and various personal tragedies, ranks with the best of their over-driven punked-up sludge blues,” while Decibel placed the record at #30 of their Top 40 Albums Of 2014 noting, “we’ve been privy to a few outstanding comeback albums lately, but EYEHATEGOD‘s scabrous mix of leaden harcore punk felt the most desperate – in the best possible way,” further applauding its, “deranged, almost possessed fervor.” Elsewhere, EyeHateGod earned the #14 position on Wondering Sounds’ 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 who championed a, “symphony of sickness from five ill-fated souls who’ve suffered the wrath of drug addiction, industry hardships, natural disasters and the death of band mates and friends,” #8 on OC Weekly’s 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 praising the band’s eclectic, “Southern influenced, doomy, stoner metal mix of equal parts Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Trouble, Black Flag and the Melvins that many newer bands often emulate, but none can replicate,” and #2 on Exclaim’s Top Ten Metal And Hardcore Albums Of 2014 who crowned EyeHateGod the band’s, “best material of their 25-year career.”
Over two-and-a-half decades, EYEHATEGOD have helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Though it was a long time between riffs, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before. EyeHateGod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the “N’awlins” sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity. EyeHateGod is an exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come.
Order EyeHateGod via Housecore Records HERE.
New Orleans rulers of the riff, EYEHATEGOD, will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year. Slated to commence on January 29th, the band will take over Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Speakers will be blown; souls will be broken; lives will be changed forever. A few months later, EYEHATEGOD will pillage their way through Tilburg, The Netherlands for the 2015 edition of Roadburn where they’ll punish ears with two sets of gristly Southern, hardcore blues debauchery on April 9th and 10th.
EYEHATEGOD is currently en route to Austin, Texas readying to monopolize Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend. From there, the band will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. See the updated itinerary below.
10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/28/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
10/29/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater – Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/01/2014 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/02/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/03/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/04/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/05/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/06/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day
11/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day
11/08/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day
11/09/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day
11/11/2014 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Today Is The Day
11/12/2014 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
11/13.2014 House Of rock – EAU Claise, WI w/ Today Is The Day, Exhumed
11/14/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Today Is The Day
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day
11/16/2014 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day
11/17/2014 Burbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE w/ Today Is The Day
11/18/2014 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO w/ Today Is The Day
11/19/2014 North Door Main Stage – Austin, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/20/2014 Double Wide – Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer
1/29/2015 Rosemount Hotel – Perth, AU
1/30/2015 The Hi-Fi, – Melbourne, AU
1/31/2015 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
2/01/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, AU
4/09/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
Over two and a half decades, EYEHATEGOD have helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the demonic screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Though it was a long time between riffs, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Housecore, Eyehategod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the N’awlins sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity. Eyehategod is an exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come.
“…a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues.” – Noisey
“…their most entertaining release since 1996’s Dopesick…urgent and raw, as if the band hasn’t aged a day.” – Consequence Of Sound
“To say that this album is ‘a triumphant return,’ or ‘the album we’ve all been waiting for’ are elephantine understatements. This album holds its own against some of the best of their canon and that alone makes it one of the best metal albums you’ll hear this year.” – Metal Insider
“There are brilliant riffs, moments of barely contained aural violence and, most memorably of all, the ever-distinctive vocals of Mike IX Williams… a worthy addition to the band’s already impenetrable legacy.” — Stereoboard
Order Eyehategod through Housecore Records HERE.
Vice Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, presents the second episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.
In part two, Mike IX Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze and creating a band, “that’s like Sabbath, but a punk band,” with Eyehategod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, Eyehategod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.
Watch Episode Two, Now Playing At THIS LOCATION.
Also check out the episode One, here:
Skirting the NOLA Under-Underground
Starring: Members of DOWN, Pantera, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Goatwhore, and Acid Bath amongst others, including Philip H Anselmo, Mike “IX” Williams, Jimmy Bower, Kirk Windstein, Pepper Keenan, and Sammy Duet.