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With the recent passing of their drummer Joey LaCaze, it seemed an appropriate time to look back on Eyehategod, one of the most esteemed metal bands to ever come from New Orleans, a city which has produced some of the finest music to ever come from the United States of America. Eyehategod were formed in 1988, on April 20th to be precise, by LaCaze and guitarist Jimmy Bower, before being joined shortly afterwards by vocalist, Mike Williams, bassist Steve Dale and second guitarist, Brian Patton. They soon recorded two demos entitled, "Garden Dwarf Woman Driver" and "Lack of Almost Everything" and sent them off to various labels, eventually finding success in their pursuit when they were signed to a French label named Intellectual Convulsion. Through the label, they released their first full length album, "In the Name of Suffering," which was noticeably more hardcore in sound than their later work. Not long after releasing their debut, Intellectual Convulsion Records folded and the band were forced to find a new label, which came in the shape of Century Media, who re-released the album.
The following year, Eyehategod got to work on their sophomore record, "Take as Needed for Pain," which displayed their blues and southern rock influences a lot more prominently than their previous efforts. It also featured the recording debut of their new bass player, Mark Schultz, though this would be his only album with the group. The album was released to a positive response, with Mike Williams claiming that it remains almost all of the band members' favourite material, and allowed them to tour with other established acts such as White Zombie and Corrosion of Conformity amongst others. Despite the positive response, the band was put on hold for a short while whilst the members of the band contributed to other projects, perhaps the most notable being Jimmy Bower who performed drums on the Crowbar album, "Broken Glass" and "NOLA," the debut album by supergroup, Down which also featured the frontmen of Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity and Pantera. Some of the other members' activities included Brian Patton performing guitar duties on the debut Soilent Green album, "Pussysoul" and Mike Williams contributing to Metal Maniacs magazine. More...
As was recently announced, Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order, passed away on August 23rd in New Orleans after a five-week UK and European tour with EyeHateGod.
He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming in numerous solo experimental electronics projects. Doctors confirmed to family members that the cause of death was respiratory failure. He also suffered from long term asthma.
An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.
The band's PR team also states: "We at Earsplit join the fans around the globe in mourning this tragic loss, and extend our sincerest sympathies to Joey's family, friends and band mates. He will forever be remembered. Rest in peace." More...
Joey Lacaze, the drummer for Eyehategod, Outlaw Order, Ten Suicides, and Italian Cemetery Suicide Accidents, has passed away.
Eyehategod had just returned days ago from a successful month-long tour in Europe. You can visit EyeHateGod's Facebook profile to catch up on any released statements.
EyeHateGod had recently announced three 25th anniversary shows to take place in September and October. As there has been no official statement from the band, it is unclear if these will go on as planned or are more likely going to be cancelled.
Officials listed the cause of death due to respiratory failure; he was afflicted with long-term asthma.
An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.
In celebration of the band's 25th anniversary, New Orleans act EyeHateGod is pleased to announce three very special performances next month.
The ruckus begins September 13th, where EyeHateGod will return to the Ottobar in Baltimore for the first time since 2009, alongside New York Hardcore progenitors Agnostic Front and Cro Mags and the original lineup of Los Angeles crossover legends Final Conflict.
That same weekend, EyeHateGod will cause maritime chaos for the second time as part of The Rocks Off Boatshow. Confirmed dates are listed below.
EyeHateGod is currently crumbling stages throughout Europe. The live debauchery kicked off on July 19th in Warsaw, Poland and continues to systematically bludgeon the eardrums of the willing and unwilling throughout the lands. The journey will come to a ceremonial close on August 20th in Toulouse, France. More...
New Orleans’ favorite disciples of blown speakers and broken hopes, EyeHateGod, will take their down-tuned, post-amplified odes of deviance overseas this Summer on a molten rampage through Europe.
The live assaults will kick off on July 19th in Warsaw, Poland and systematically level 28 stages, concluding August 20th in Toulouse, France. Confirmed dates are included below.
In related news, the band will make an appearance at Philip Anselmo’s first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival this Fall in Austin, Texas. Set to take place October 24th – October 27th team EyeHateGod will be damaging ear drums alongside an explosive lineup that includes Down, Gwar, Goblin, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Warbeast, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion and many many more! For further info, point your browser right here. More...
Corrections House describes itself as "experimental/spoken word/acoustic + end times collaboration" and is the new collective featuring Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza). The group today confirms a string a rare live shows.
The 19-date trek will commence on January 21st, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York and wind its way through much of the of the East Coast before concluding in Denver, Colorado.
Special solo sets by Parker, Lamont, Kelly and Williams will be performed prior to closing each night as Correctiosn House. Dates are available below. More...
Following a torrid Summer run of live takeovers across Europe and the West Coast, New Orleans’ minstrels of blown speakers and bruised feelings EyeHateGod will bring their audio wreckage to Australian fans for the first time ever.
The trek will commence November 17th with a local, pre-tour performance at Siberia. From there, the band will head to the land down under for a first show in Brisbane on November 21st before systematically leveling stages through Sydney, Canberra ,and Melbourne. And the beatings don’t end there: The Louisiana dirge miscreants will bring 2012 to a celebratory close with two shows at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn.
11/17/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/21/2012 The Zoo - Brisbane, Australia
11/22/2012 Manning Bar - Sydney, Australia
11/23/2012 ANU Bar - Canberra, Australia
11/24/2012 Billboards - Melbourne, Australia
11/25/2012 Cherryfest - Melbourne, Australia
11/27/2012 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
11/28/2012 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
In other news, EyeHateGod recently appeared in episode #27 of the HBO series Treme. Check out the scene below. More...
Louisiana's EyeHateGod has announced details for the upcoming "Western Front" tour, which kicks off at the end of the month. Dates for the run are as follows:
Aug. 29, 2012 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
Aug. 30, 2012 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
Aug. 31, 2012 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
Sep. 01, 2012 - Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
Sep. 03, 2012 - Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 04, 2012 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA More...
EyeHateGod, Louisiana’s purveyors of hardcore, blues-based, unrepentant, post-amplificated dirge, will head to Europe this Summer to further spread the audio message of discontent. The caravan of decadence and debauchery begins July 20th at Serengeti Festival 2012 in Stukenbrock, Germany and will pillage its way through 19 cities, leaving in its wake nothing but broken glass and hurt feelings.
Commented frontman Mike Williams of the latest rampage: “In this wonderful End-Time era of 2012, New Orleans’ only 'Brotherhood of the Pharmaceutical Probation System,' EyeHateGod, are once again hitting the rusted railroad tracks and unpaved interstates, hitchhiking their lonesome souls all the way across the seven seas to do even more psychological damage to the music industry,and put full blown reality and life's terrible immorality in all your faces...where it belongs.”
7/20/2012 Serengeti Festival 2012 - Stukenbrock, Germany
7/21/2012 Hammer Open Air Metal Festival 2012 - Turku, Finland
7/22/2012 Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
7/23/2012 Magnet - Berlin, Germany
7/25/2012 Fonobar - Warsaw, Poland
7/26/2012 Viper Room - Wien, Austria
7/27/2012 IBK - Innsbruck, Austria
7/28/2012 Big Barre Club - Cesena, Italy
7/29/2012 Kab Usine - Geneve, Switzerland
7/30/2012 Garage - Saabrücken, Germany
7/31/2012 Bastard - Osnabrück, Germany
8/01/2012 Beta - Copenhagen, Denmark
8/02/2012 Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, Sweden
8/04/2012 Tribute - Sandnes, Norway
8/07/2012 Fleece - Bristol, United Kingdom
8/08/2012 Academy 3 - Manchester, United Kingdom
8/09/2012 Garage - London, United Kingdom
8/11/2012 Ieperfest 2012 - Ieper, Belgium
8/12/2012 Gebäude 9 - Cologne, Germany
Just For Fun
Christwire, a satirical site mimicking ultra-conservative Christian news outlets such as the Christian Post, has posted a show report online for the recent 2012 edition of the Maryland Death Fest titled "Exposed: Satanic Black Necrometal Posing A Grave Danger To Our Children". Enjoy some excerpts from a "good Christian's" breakdown of the festival below:
For four days in May, over Memorial Day weekend, hordes of Devil worshiping, drug crazed evildoers descended upon the unsuspecting city of Baltimore to participate in a bacchanalia of promiscuous sex, drugs, Satanic music, vandalism, arson, and enough horrid perversions in the eyes of the Lord to fill a entire library full of St. Peter’s books. This celebration of death and all that is evil made no bones about it’s purpose, titling itself “Maryland DEATHFEST”!
In order to discretely blend in so as not to arouse suspicion and suffer gruesome tortures at the hands of these heathen barbarians I donned the obligatory uniform of these so called “Metalheads”; A black t-shirt with Satanic imagery and symbols, a pair of torn, filthy jeans and faux snakeskin cowboy boots. Not able to bring myself to blaspheme the Lord, I donned a Stryper shirt which had not been washed anytime in the last decade, an adequate compromise. My hair is washed and clean cut, so I donned a long hair wig that had been soaked in beer and rubbed into the dirt to complete my disguise.
Surrounding the festival grounds were two electrified hurricane fences topped with razor wire. The outer perimeter was ringed by a moat filled with pig’s blood swimming with venomous Nepalese Deathshead Adders, while the inner perimeter was patrolled by packs of rabid, black dire wolves and syphilitic pit bulls. The entrance was staffed primarily by Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang members armed with chains, zip guns and steel pipes who took every opportunity to inappropriately grope females and rough up the males, confiscating illegal drugs from would be entrants (which I witnessed them snorting behind the port-a-potties later that day).
After passing through the gauntlet of brutality at the entrance to the festival, I witnessed many ghastly sights that will haunt me for all the days of my life. I will attempt to adequately describe them here, but some of these monstrosities are so shocking and perverse that they should not even be written down, much less read by good Christian men and women (and most definitely not children!)More...
Read the full article at Christwire.
Louisiana act Eyehategod has announced a series of upcoming European tour dates starting out in late July, 2012. The currently announced dates are available below, or you can stay up to date on new additions at the band's official website. Footage from an entire Eyehategod set in Baltimore earlier this year is also available for viewing at this location.
Jul. 20, 2012 - Serengeti Fest - Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany
Jul. 21, 2012 - Hammer Open Air - Turku, Finland
Jul. 22, 2012 - Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
Jul. 23, 2012 - Magnet - Berlin, Germany
Jul. 25, 2012 - Fonobar - Warsaw, Poland
Jul. 26, 2012 - Viper Room - Wien, Austria
Jul. 27, 2012 - IBK - Innsbruck, Austria
Jul. 28, 2012 - Big Barre Club - Cesena, Italy
Jul. 30, 2012 - Garage - Saabrucken, Germany
Jul. 31, 2012 - Bastard - Osnabruck, Germany
Aug. 1, 2012 - Roxy - Flansburg, Germany
Aug. 4, 2012 - Tribute - Sandnes, Norway
Aug. 7, 2012 - Fleece - Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug. 8, 2012 - Academy 3 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug. 9, 2012 - Garage - London, United Kingdom
Aug. 10, 2012 - Gebaude 9 - Cologne, Germany
Aug. 11, 2012 - Ieperfest - Ieper, Belgium
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
The long-running fathers of southern sludge metal EyeHateGod were filmed for an upcoming episode of HBO’s “Treme.” The show follows the recovery of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer strived to make a true-to-life portrait of the lives of people living close to the historic Treme (pronounced Tre-may) neighborhood in New Orleans. They decided to involve as many local actors and real locations as possible; including filming many musicians like Dr. John, rapper Juvenile, bounce artists Big Freedia and Katey Red, and brass bands Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, and the Dirty Dozen. “Treme” has produced two seasons and will premiere the third season, containing the episode with the metal band, this fall. The episode including EyeHateGod was filmed at Southport Hall on February 15th and is set in January 2008. More...
Eyehategod's entire set from their January 21, 2012 show at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland has been posted online. Check it out below.
Metal Injection was in attendance at Eyehategod's New York City show at Club Europa on 12/4/2011 and captured live footage of the band performing a new track, "Medicine Noose." Check out the clip below.
Additional live videos from that evening featuring Eyehategod and the other acts Doomriders, Hull, and Knight Terror can be found at this location.
Following the sonic devastation of a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest earlier this month, New Orleans' Eyehategod is set to head east this December for further audio decimation. The band will level Boston, Allentown, and Brooklyn beginning December 2nd.
Commented frontman Mike Williams on the next round of pummeling: "Following an amazing dark and cloudy show at Austin's Fun Fun Fun fest, America's drunkest sweethearts will set off on yet another East Coast exploration and research field trip into the age old tradition of self-abuse."
Dates are as follows:
12/02/2011 Wonderland Ballroom (Formerly Club Lido) - Boston, MA
12/03/2011 Jimmy's - Allentown, PA
12/04/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Doomriders, Hull, Knight Terror
01/21/2012 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Integrity 9 (A389 Anniversary Show)
05/24/2012 Maryland Deathfest @ Sonar - Baltimore, MD
Eyehategod unleashed its live DVD earlier this year via MVD. The 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, MD) and 2010 (Cleveland, OH), with bonus clips from the last show of the band's 2010 European tour and videos never before released before on DVD.
November 5th, 2011—Day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest exemplified Texas’ extreme weather conditions. Rare rains are great for picnics, but eventually raise havoc on the land. The hottest summer in the recorded history of the United States revealed an Auditorium Shores that resembled a Western ghost town rather than the green knolls of a public park.
Dust masks and bandanas veiled the features of the day’s attendees, giving the festival an appearance part Old West and part zombie-virus film. Those in attendance deserve credit for braving such abhorrent conditions. Weather conditions are beyond the control of Fun Fun Fun’s staff, although I can’t help but think something could have been done to curb the dust problem. No matter who was to blame for Friday’s short Misfit’s set, no controversies marred Saturday’s festivities.
A death metal bludgeoning assaulted my ears upon entering the venue. I asked myself, “Why would a comedy stage play host to a death/grind band?” I peeked around the corner to see this group was Captured By Robots. The one-man-several-robots group was part Mystery Science Theater 3K and part Gwar. Eyeballs and intestines protruded from front man JBOT, who carried on silly conversations with jean-jacket clad, double-necked guitar playing robot GTRBOT666. An ensemble of a disembodied, dreadlocked drummer, DRMBOT 0110 with a macabre brass section and “Monkey Shines” percussion kicked out a hilarious mix of punk, metal, grind, Dubstep and pop covers. Two of the more memorable songs include Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and Buster Poindexter’s “Hot Hot Hot.” More...
Metal Underground.com caught up with Jimmy Bower backstage at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. The Eyehategod guitarist and Down drummer updated us on his two bands' upcoming albums and tours.
"Yeah, we’re almost done," answers Bower on the topic of the new Eyehategod album. "We’ve pretty much have gotten it written. We’re just trying to practice it and get it tight. We’re hoping for the first of the year (for release). Basically, we just have to record it. Brian [Patton] lives in Maryland, now, so that makes it a little tougher. Mike [Williams] lives across the lake."
Bower addresses new song titles, "We played one song tonight, 'New Orleans is the New Vietnam.' There is a (new) song called 'Medicine Noose,"
Bower will join Down on tour and will see the release of the group's new EP in 2011. Bower elaborates, "We just finished our first EP out of four. That should be out in February or March." Bower did not attach any profound concepts to releasing four EPs: "It’s just an idea that we had."
The forthcoming Eyehategod album follows the group's 2004 EP "99 Miles of Bad Roads." The Fun Fun Fest performance was part of a mini-tour through New Orleans and Texas. The upcoming Down EP follows the group's 2007 full-length effort, "III-Over the Under."
Texas thrash ensemble Dead Horse has been added to Fun Fun Fun Fest on the weekend of November 4th-6th 2011. The reunited thrashers will play on the Black Stage at 3:50 on Saturday, November 5th. Dead Horse will join titanic metal forces Slayer, Cannibal Corpse and Eyehategod.
After nearly fifteen years of inactivity, Dead Horse reunited to play a Houston show on October 22nd.
To celebrate the return of Dead Horse, Abyss Records has reissued their long out-of-print "Boil(ing)" LP.
Fun Fun Fun Fest and Pitchfork announced today that the 6th annual festival in Austin, Texas will be streaming live on Pitchfork.com November 4 6, 2011. This will be the first time ever that the music of Fun Fun Fun Fest, one of the most progressive independent music festivals in the country, will be available to those outside of Austin, and live.
Unlike other music festivals with similar live streams, Fun Fun Fun Fest will present 4 separate streams with each tailored to different musical tastes, streamed live on one of the most widely read music websites in the world that reaches 3.3 million unique visitors each month. Like the Fun Fun Fun Fest stage setups, each stream will provide a different musical experience, from punk and metal to indie rock and electronica, from bounce and hip hop to competitions and comedy. Fans will be able to toggle the streams to cater to their favorite styles of music, thanks to smart, the quirky, irreverent car.
When asked about the new partnership, Pitchfork had this to say: "Fun Fun Fun Fest has absolutely become one of the great festivals in the country, one that shares the same spirit of adventurous booking and music- and fan-community focus that we bring to our own Pitchfork Music Festival and our other events," said Pitchfork President Chris Kaskie. "Pitchfork has produced a number of live streams in recent years, and we're thrilled to be producing the Fun Fun Fun Fest live stream this year, for the first time bringing the festival to music fans outside of Austin."
Pitchfork Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Stream Schedule:
Friday, Nov 4th at 12:20pm Central
Saturday, Nov 5th at 12:10pm Central
Sunday, Nov 6th at 12:15pm Central
To check out the Fun Fun Fun Fest live stream on Pitchfork, go to www.pitchfork.com.
"We are thrilled to be working with Pitchfork and smart on bringing what we do every year to more underground and progressive music fans around the world. Pitchfork and Transmission have always focused on many of the same acts, ideas, and trends they are a like-minded group of people and it's exciting to see us working together in such an innovative way. Plus, we get to bring a little more Slayer and Turquoise Jeep to the PF pages, which is nice," said Transmission Principal James Moody.