EYEHATEGOD + guests
Hailing from New Orleans, US, Eyehategod have been at the forefront of the NOLA southern metal scene since the mid-90s, alongside the likes of Down and Crowbar.
The band formed in 1988, led by guitarist Jimmy Bower and drummer Joe LaCraze, bringing in Michael D. Williams on vocals, Brian Patton on lead guitar and Steve Dale on the bass. After releasing some early demos, they recorded their debut album, “In The Name of Suffering,” in 1992, released on French label, Intellectual Convulsion. This was followed by 1993′s “Take As Needed For Pain,” featuring new bassist Mark Schultz. However, after substantial touring, Eyehategod went on a hiatus, with Bower made busy with commitments to Crowbar and Down.
The band briefly returned to release their third album, “Dopesick” in 1996, before falling quiet once again until the end of the decade. The band recorded several new singles which were compiled in 2000 on “Southern Discomfort,” also including live recordings. This new release gave them impetus to complete another full studio album, “Confederacy of Ruined Lives,” that same year, before again embarking on nationwide tours.
The band fell quiet once again, although still continued to perform intermittently. It was not until 2005 that new material was released, “Preaching the ‘End-Time’ Message,” another compilation album in the same vein as “Southern Discomfort. In the following years the band continued to performat major festivals and embark on tours, celebrating their 20 year anniversary in 2008. It was not until 2014 that Eyehategod brought forth their fans new music, with their self-titled album, their first for nearly ten years.