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Formed: 1988
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Mike IX Williams Benefit Show Details Revealed

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and is currently on the slow road to recovery. To help with his mounting medical expenses, several benefit shows are being organized, the first of which will run from February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans.

The three-day, festival-styled event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause.

Though weekend passes are no longer available, the shows are not sold out. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for each show. Orange amplification has donated a Micro Dark amp with O headphones that will be raffled off along with EyeHateGod test presses and other Mike IX memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday night with winners announced Saturday night before EyeHateGod's set. Don't miss the crawfish boil on Sunday, courtesy of Billy Bones Seafood Catering. See day-to-day lineups below: More...

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Mike IX Williams Undergoes Liver Transplant

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams has successfully undergone a liver transplant, with his new liver producing bile almost right away - an extremely good sign and enough for doctors to downgrade him to the hospital hotel.

When reached for an update, the singer was in good spirits and jokingly replied, "So honestly. I'm procrastinating because I'm waiting to write something introspective and creative blah blah blah, but truth be told and blessed be, I am recovering from massive brutal surgery at a speedy rate and exactly where I want to be! Doctors are happy with my progression. Thanks to everyone who's donated and contributed. Please continue to spread the word of these benefits, as there is a long road of medical expenses to be accounted for..."

Those wishing to donate directly as well as receive more updates can visit his YouCaring site right here. A string of benefit shows have also been announced as taking place February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans.

The events will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys, with artists such as Superjoint, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Child Bite, Flesh Parade, Classhole, solo sets by Jimmy Bower and Bruce Lamont as well as EyeHateGodwith special guest singers. For tickets and full details, please visit this location. More...

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Mike IX Williams Seeking Fan Help For Medical Bill

After calling in Phil Anselmo and Randy Blythe to fill in for Mike IX Williams on recent EyeHateGod tour dates, it has been revealed that Mike IX is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and is in need of a transplant.

To help with the rising medical and housing costs, Michelle Maher-Williams has launched a crowd funding campaign here. Michelle comments:

"On October 10th, 2016, he was admitted to the CCU, vomiting blood. Along with internal bleeding, it was determined that his liver and kidneys were failing. He was placed on life support and dialysis. Through sheer grit and determination, he was eventually able to function on his own. We were told that he would not be leaving the hospital without a new liver. His case was presented before the board and he was approved for the transplant list. He's been hospitalized ever since.

"We can't do this on our own anymore. The expenses are astronomical and overwhelming. Not only has our health insurance nearly tripled, but now we need to come up with our insurance deductible before the transplant occurs. We have a mountain of medical bills that need to be paid to ensure that his transplant isn't delayed. Since we live over an hour away from the hospital, we are required to rent an apartment nearby for 3-6 months after the transplant. His monthly prescriptions cost over $900. Mike hasn't been able to tour and I've taken a lot of time off in order to take care of him, so our income has plunged while our expenses have skyrocketed.

"Please help my lover get a liver! He's fought so hard to get this far. I will post updates as often as possible to keep everyone informed of his progress. If you are unable to donate at this time, please keep us in your thoughts and share, share, share! We thank you all." More...

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EyeHateGod Taps Randy Blythe For Tour

Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe will be filling in for EyeHateGod vocalist Mike IX Williams on the group's upcoming fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust. Elaborates Williams of the decision:

"Once again, rather than cancel an amazing tour, we have chosen for EyeHateGod to continue on and give one-thousand-percent. This 2016 Discharge tour is super important to me as that band has been a huge influence on my life, but my health situation right now dictates that I am not able to take the stage and perform to the best of my abilities every single night.

"This is where our good friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God comes into the picture. We've known Randall since the early '90s when EyeHateGod would pass through Virginia and he'd offer for us to crash at his crib after our gigs. Great times and we became great friends.

"To have Mr. Blythe on board as a fill in for me on vocals for this run is a true 'circle-stays-unbroken' turn of events! Coming off the heels of Philip Anselmo doing vocals for EyeHateGod on two high profile shows [last month's performances at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana and the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia respectively], both of these men are at the top of their game. I am getting the medical help I need and will return to the band as soon as possible. Thank you, everybody... "

Adds Blythe, "Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a massive EyeHateGod fan. I've seen them play more times than I can remember, my old side project covered 'Dixie Whiskey' for an EyeHateGod tribute album, I wear their merch, I even have a freaking EyeHateGod tattoo that I got in New Orleans. They are one of my favorite bands of all time, period. I've also been friends with the guys in the band since the '90s... actually, I knew them before I knew the dudes in my own band, and EyeHateGod would often crash at my crib when they came through Richmond. More...

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Philip Anselmo Filling In For Mike IX Williams

Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Superjoint, Scour, Pantera et al) will be filling in for EyeHateGod vocalist Mike IX Williams on two upcoming shows: the first at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 19th and the second at the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia on August 20th.

Comments Williams, "Due to some recent, very important health issues I am dealing with, I would like to announce that Philip H. Anselmo will be filling in for me at two special EyeHateGod gigs; New Orleans's Southport Music Hall and the seventh annual GwarBQ. Phil has my full blessings for these shows and with all forces willing, I will return to the stage as soon as I am physically able."

Adds Anselmo, "When our brothers in one of New Orleans' most influential music outfits needs me, I'm there, one-thousand percent. There is no secret that I adore my brethren in EyeHateGod, as I've always supported them through thick and thin. This present situation will be no different. In light of Michael D. Williams' health issues, which he needs to address more importantly than any other point in his life, and should be respected by anyone with a heart, I will do my best to fill in for him.

"Those are mighty big shoes to fill, but I shall do my best, once again. I do believe I speak on the behalf of all concerned parties when I state that we all need Mike IX Williams to heal, recover, and get better, as soon as possible. These gigs are not about me; it is about keeping the obligations of EyeHateGod, as a band and force, able to stay true to their commitments to these two gigs. My admiration of Mike and all of his works, especially EyeHateGod knows zero boundaries, hence, me doing these gigs. Here's to Mike's recovery, and here's to supporting these shows on his behalf. Much love to everyone." More...

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GWAR-B-Q 2016 Reveals First Bands

The 7th annual GWAR B-Q will be held on August 20th in beautiful Richmond, VA at historic Hadad's Lake. GWAR will of course be performing a set full of murder and mayhem, and now, it pleases your Intergalactic Overlords to divulge the first round of bands that have been confirmed for this year's outrageous event.

Over the years, the GWAR B-Q has had the best and brightest in metal, punk, and rock music grace the stages at their beloved event, and this year is no different.

For the first time ever, Richmond, Virginia's own Lamb of God is going to make the short trip down to Hadad's Lake to melt the faces off of every Bohab in attendance. Also confirmed are Against Me, American Nightmare, EyeHateGod, and Lagwagon.

But that's not all.... the celebration of all things GWAR has grown to include an entire weekend of debauchery! The B4BQ is once again scheduled to take place the day before the GWAR B-Q at The National in Richmond, VA. The B4BQ will feature tons of killer bands...including the entire raging Summer Slaughter '16 line up. More...

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EyeHateGod Kicking Off New Live Trek

New Orleans' favorite amplification dealers from EyeHateGod soon return to the stage for two separate live invasions.

The first leg commences tonight in Atlanta, Georgia. The headlining trek will run through May 3rd and features support from Fight Amp on select dates as well as special shows with Antiseen (April 15th), Corrosion Of Conformity (April 16th), and Negative Approach (April 22).

Additionally, with a April 24th show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York now sold out, a second NYC date has been added on April 25th (also at Saint Vitus) with support from Tombs, Ache and Haan.

Team EyeHateGod will take a short break before heading back to the streets from May 29th through June 6th with hard punk icons Discharge with additional support provided by Toxic Holocaust. See all confirmed dates below. More...

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EyeHateGod Gearing Up For New Tour Run

Following a short winter slumber, the New Orleans ear bleeders in EyeHateGod are back to flatten stages this spring with two separate roadside takeovers.

The first round will commence with a headlining tour set to kick off April 13th and run through May 3rd. The near-three week march features support from Fight Amp on select dates as well as special shows with Antiseen (April 15th) and Corrosion Of Conformity (April 16th).

The band will take a short pause before heading back to the streets from May 29th through June 6th with hard punk icons Discharge with additional support provided by Toxic Holocaust. See all confirmed dates below. More...

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EyeHateGod Kicks Off Final Shows Of 2015

New Orleans volume abusers from EyeHateGod will return to the stage tonight for a final round of performances to close out 2015.

EyeHateGod will level the stages of Moseys in Panama City, Florida on December 9th, Kress Live in Biloxi, Mississippi on December 10th and finally One Eyed Jacks on their home turf of New Orleans, Louisiana on December 11th.

The latest stretch of live debauchery follows the band's crushing performance at this year's edition of the Housecore Horror Fest in San Antonio.

12/09/2015 Moseys - Panama City, FL
12/10/2015 Kress Live - Biloxi, MS
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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day One

Philip H. Anselmo brought his third installment of his Housecore Horror Film Festival to San Antonio this year. Many hearts were heavy as this was the first festival that founder Corey Mitchell didn’t have his thumb under. Mitchell died at the end of last year’s festival.

The first two years were held at Emo’s and Midway Field house in Austin. This time the Aztec Theater and Korova hosted the metallic mayhem. Less than a block down the street the film festival occupied the 7th floor of the Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk. The Korova is a few blocks further. All venues took place in San Antonio’s historic river walk district. When not accosting their ear drums with brutal metal, fans, especially those from out of state, took a stroll down the River Walk. Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust was one of those fans in attendance. More...

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Housecore Horror Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

Tomorrow night, Philip H. Anselmo's third annual Housecore Horror Fest will pillage its way through San Antonio. This year's multi-stage gore gala will take place at the Aztec Theater, The Korova and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk Hotel on November 13th -15th, 2015 with a Thursday night pre-party on November 12th.

The fest boasts three film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings, the return of The Masters Of Metal And Horror panel with special appearances from performing bands and legendary filmmakers throughout the weekend.

For the onscreen carnage cravers, this year's edition of HHF includes 80 soul-severing movies screenings throughout the weekend including 45 independent films from around the globe as well as some of Anselmo's personal favorites. For a detailed 2015 film screening list visit this location.

Easily its most maniacal bill yet, this year's music lineup includes King Diamond performing 1987 quintessential second full-length, "Abigail," in its harrowing entirety, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, every member of Down playing in their own separate bands (Superjoint, Eyehategod, Corrosion Of Conformity, Honky and Gasmiasma) and so many more. The full lineup consists of: More...

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EyeHateGod Cancels Tour Dates

EyeHateGod has been forced to cancel recently announced September performances. Said the band in an official statement:

"Due to an unfortunate turn of events, EyeHateGod has sadly been forced to postpone their four show September run this week. Many apologies to everyone with plans to see the band. EyeHateGod promises to make up these gigs ASAP. Housecore Horror Fest is still on the schedule for November and we are looking extremely forward to that."

EyeHateGod released a Billboard-charting, self-titled LP last year breaking the band's decade-and-a-half gap since the prior full-length and marking the most successful release in the groups' 25 year lineage. More...

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EyeHateGod Announces Festival Appearances

New Orleans' favorite road hounds from EyeHateGod will return to the stage next month for a short bought of U.S. fest invasions.

The revelries commence with a headlining show at Underground Arts in Philadelphia on September 9. From there the band will level Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, Full Terror Assault Fest in Cave-In-Rock, and Don't Call It A Fest in Detroit.

This 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. Upcoming EyeHateGod tour dates include:

9/09/2015 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
9/10/2015 Hopscotch Fest @ Pour House - Raleigh, NC
9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Fest - Cave-In-Rock, IL
9/12/2015 Don't Call It A Fest @ Tangent Gallery - Detroit, MI
11/15/2015 Housecore Horror Fest - San Anton, TX More...

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Goblin To Perform Dawn of the Dead at HHFF

Italian prog-rock legends Goblin are set to perform the entire score to "Dawn of the Dead" at Housecore Horror Film Festival. In 2013, during the festival's inaugural run, Goblin performed the score to Dario Argento's "Suspiria." The festival will be held at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas on November 13-15. More...

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Round Three of Housecore Horror Film Fest Bands

Poison Idea, Ghoul, Dropdead and Zombi have been added to the roster of this year's bands at Housecore Horror Film Festival. These groups will join Suffocation, Corrosion of Conformity, Autopsy, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more bands. More...

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Full Terror Assault Lineup Announced

Full Terror Assault is a three day, open air metal festival to be held at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois later this year on Sept 10th, 11th, and 12th.

The event will feature over seventy bands spanning every genre of metal along with contests, vendors, a DJ after hours party, and more. Festival goers will be able to camp on-site and enjoy over 115 acres of nature with fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities. Various ticket packages are available online with a buy-one-get-one-free special available through June 21st. The lineup includes the following artists: More...

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Housecore Horror Festival III Coming

Metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.

The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October.

Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival's success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year. "I've got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be," he says. "There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that's what we're going to do. We miss him and think about him every day."

Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, Autopsy, Cripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila Kayros, YOB, Eyehategod, Child Bite, Warbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.

In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. "When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered," Anselmo continues. "Nothing has changed, in that respect."

Tickets to go on sale soon - stay tuned for additional announcements. More...

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EyeHateGod Headed To Psycho California

Having barely unpacked the dirty laundry following a riotous, nearly month-long "Staggering Backwards" European tour, EyeHateGod is already gearing up for another excursion due to blaze through the western edges of the U.S. next week.

These new tour dates surround EyeHateGod's upcming headlining performance at Psycho California. Set to storm the three-day event, the New Orleans bandits will attack the stage on the opening night of Psycho, this Friday, May 15th in Santa Ana. Subsequent to the festival the crew will plow through Phoenix, Seattle and Fort Worth before crushing New Orleans home turf for the close-out show on May 23rd.

5/15/2015 Psycho California - Santa Ana, CA
5/16/2015 Alice Cooper'stown - Phoenix, AZ
5/17/2015 Highline Bar - Seattle, WA
5/21/2015 Tiki Bar - Shreveport, LA
5/22/2015 Fort Worth Metal Fest - Fort Worth, TX
5/23/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA

Another EyeHateGod European excursion surrounding the band's set at Hellfest is on the horizon as well. Stay tuned for more details.

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EyeHateGod Comments On Tour Cancellations

On the heels of the recent cancellation of an Australian tour, EyeHateGod was regrettably forced to postpone a three-day run through Mexico as well. The band comments:

"We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams' mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry for putting our fans and business partners in this miserable position.

"We feel horrible about these empty spaces in our schedule and will make up these tours as soon as possible. The cancellation of these tours is in no way any fault of the promoters or foreign booking agents. We hope our fans understand."

Since part of the problem included long flights, EyeHateGod recently embarked upon two separate short runs of shows on the West and East coast, fully against doctor's orders. These shows were found to be physically draining and a detriment, performance-wise, to Williams.

Williams - who is currently dealing with exhaustion and chronic fatigue from a near nonstop tour schedule over the last five years -- is resting and will be ready to conquer Europe and the U.K. on tour this April.

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