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EyeHateGod

Formed: 1988
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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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EyeHateGod Gearing Up For Massive U.S. Tour

EyeHateGod will kick off a 39 date U.S. mega tour next month. The "Left To Starve" summer takeover will commence on August 1st, run through September 13th, and includes performances with Capitalist Casualties, Phobia, Primitive Man, Negative Approach, Antiseen, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer, The Obsessed, and Mountain Of Wizard on select dates.

The journey also marks frontman Mike IX Williams' lengthiest tour since undergoing liver transplant surgery this past December. Comments IX Williams:

"This band, for better or worse, has endured a mind-numbing and brain-expanding thirty years of making some of the most criminally riff filled and abhorrent sounds ever heard on the planet earth. No middle ground; EyeHateGod is either wonderfully loved or instinctively hated. Predicting the future accidentally and preaching the end time message, see the band LIVE now before something else bad happens..." More...

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EyeHateGod Kicking Off Spring Tour

New Orleans' favorite amplification dealers from EyeHateGod will return to the stage next week on a near-two week run of live dates.

Slated to commence on May 25th in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and crumble eleven cities through June 4th, the band's latest trek serves as fron tman Mike IX Williams' first official tour since his liver transplant this past December. The band will be performing as a four piece for this run with guitarist Brian Patton sitting these dates out in preparation for the birth of his second child.

Comments Williams: "The realities of life, society, and inhumanity rear their ugly heads once again as do New Orleans' own EyeHateGod. True underground outcast preachers of the End Time message and dealers of back alley filth and feedback, EyeHateGod returns to the road to dig a proverbial grave for the power-hungry enemies of the people." More...

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EyeHateGod Takes Over MetalSucks' Instagram

EyeHateGod will take over MetalSucks' Instagram page today - Friday, April 14th - prior to the group's headlining set on day one of this year's Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside Off!, Negative Approach, Fuck You Pay Me and many more.

The performance serves as frontman Mike IX Williams' first show since a liver transplant this past December. Be sure to follow a day of EyeHateGod shenanigans using the hashtag #EyehategodTakeover.

In addition to Berserker, EyeHateGod will make its way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York this weekend. The band recently booked additional shows next month in Louisiana and Texas. See all confirmed dates below.

Williams recently spoke to Clrvynt.com about his recovery and return to the stage. Check out the full interview over here.

4/14/2017 Berserker IV @ The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
4/15/2017 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2017 Brooklyn Bazarre - Brooklyn, NY
5/26/2017 Strange Brew - Shreveport, LA
5/27/2017 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
5/28/2017 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX More...

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EyeHateGod Returning To The Stage

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams will make his triumphant return to the stage next month following a successful liver transplant this past December.

Williams, who hasn't performed live in a year, will make his stage debut on April 14th at this year's Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan. From there, the band will hit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York with future live encounters to be announced in the months to come.

4/14/2017 Berserker IV @ The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
4/15/2017 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2017 Brooklyn Bazarre - Brooklyn, NY

Comments Williams in a recently statement posted to his YouCaring site: "Finally! This an update that's totally loooong overdue, people. I apologize for the tardiness but I just started an entirely new beginning of an existence previously destined to be cut short by the ravages of a hard life lived. More...

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Berserker IV Festival Lineup Finalized

On April 14-15th 2017, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica.

Berserker IV is capped offf with the addition of hardcore heavyweights Ringworm. This year's lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists including Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others.

The festival also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX William,s who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December.

For those who haven't recently replaced their livers, Berserker IV will debut the festival exclusive Blood Troll Mead, made with Michigan Wildflower Honey, fresh Elderberries, and fresh Gooseberries. It is made with fruits grown and used in Nordic tradition. We cannot promise no Trolls were harmed in the making of this mead. The full festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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EyeHateGod Benefit Raises $20,000

The IX Lives IX Lives Benefit took place this weeked, organized to help EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams with his mounting medical expenses following a successful liver transplant at the end of the year. The three days of love, respect, and outstanding music took place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in Williams' hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana and raised over $20,000.

The event featured appearances by Crowbar, Superjoint, Goatwhore, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, Flesh Parade, Somethings Burning, Gristnam, Thou, Weather Warlock, Dummy Dumpster, Child Bite, Bower, Bruce Lamont, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Suplecs, Pallbearers, Die Rottz, Lethal Aggression and Recluse all bound together for one cause.

EyeHateGod closed Saturday night's show with a host of guest singers including Philip H. Anselmo (Superjoint, Down), Ben Falgoust (Goatwhore, Soilent Green), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Brain Tentacles, Corrections House), Hollise Murphy (Fat Stupid Ugly People), Shawn Knight (Child Bite), and more. EyeHateGod bassist Gary Mader, main curator of the benefit, had this to say: More...

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Berserker Fest Lineup Announced

On April 14th - 15th, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica.

This year's lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists inlcuding Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others.

Berserker IV also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams, who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Mike IX Williams Returning To The Stage

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and continues a slow road to recovery. The IX Lives IX Lives Benefit, set to commence in Williams' hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana this coming weekend, was organized to help with his mounting medical expenses.

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

EyeHateGod will close Saturday night's show with a host of guest singers including Philip H. Anselmo (Superjoint, Down), Ben Falgoust (Goatwhore, Soilent Green), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Brain Tentacles, Corrections House), Hollise Murphy (Fat Stupid Ugly People), Shawn Knight (Child Bite), and more. See the day-to-day lineup below.

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.

In related news, Williams will make his return to the stage with EyeHateGod for a performance at this year's Berserker IV Music Fest in Pontiac, Michigan. Comments Williams: "These past few years have been somewhat of a rough ride for me health wise, but thanks to my super supportive fans, friends, and family, I am finally on the mend and looking forward to the future." More...

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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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