American sludge band from Louisiana who are known for their dark, sludgy riffs combined with equally dark lyrics. Like many sludge metal bands, Eyehategod draw on both stoner/doom influences as well as hardcore punk.EYEHATEGOD GENRES
Eyehategod have noted Melvins, Black Flag, and Black Sabbath as key influences to their sound. This, combined with heavy, detuned, and bluesy riffs dominate the band's sound. They are combined with walls of feedback and distinctive tortured vocals to create a truly misanthropic vibe.
While Jimmy Bower was busy playing drums for Down, rather than sit on their laurels, the other 4 members of Eyehategod formed a side-project called Outlaw Order (abbreviated to OO%). The band released a limited edition 7" EP in 2003 called Legalize Crime, which has since been rereleased on CD with a bonus live track and is available through Eyehategod's webstore. The criminal theme is apparently because at the time of formation, all 5 of the members were on probation, and have consistently been in trouble with the law. Marc Shultz is currently serving a prison sentence and so has been replaced by Justin Grisoli. The band have recorded their 13 track debut full-length and will release it sometime soon, they are "waiting for a label worth a fuck".
Sludge Metal, Doom Metal
EYEHATEGOD LYRICAL THEMES
Pain, Suffering, Drug Use...
United States of America (New Orleans, Louisiana), formed in 1988
EYEHATEGOD CURRENT RECORD LABEL
EYEHATEGOD CURRENT LINE-UP
Michael Williams - vocals (Outlaw Order, Drip, Arson Anthem, Crawlspace, Suffocation By Filth)
Brian Patton - guitars (Soilent Green, Outlaw Order, Nuclear Crucifixion (US), Drip)
Jimmy Bower - guitars (Down, Superjoint Ritual, ex-Crowbar, Debris Inc., ex-Sourvein, ex-Corrosion of Conformity, Drip, ex-Floodgate, The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight)
Gary Mader - bass (Outlaw Order, Hawg Jaw)
Joe LaCaze - drums (Outlaw Order)
EYEHATEGOD PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Marc Schultz - bass (ex-Outlaw Order)
Steve Dale - guitar
Vince LeBlanc - bass
Danny Nick - bass
Joey Delatte - Drums
Chris Hilliard - Vocals
Kevin Bond - Bass (Superjoint Ritual, Christ Inversion, Nuclear Crucifixion (US), Body And Blood, ex-Floodgate, Artimus Pyledriver)