From: New Orleans, LA, United States
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Latest EyeHateGod News
Below is our complete EyeHateGod news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
West Virginia thrashers Byzantine recently entered the studio to record a cover song for an upcoming upcoming Eyehategod tribute album. Lead guitarist Tony Rohrbough offers this update:
"Hi everyone. Just a quick update here to let everyone know what’s up. While most of you were chowing down on some Easter dinner last Sunday, we were in the studio. We went back to Aaron Fisher’s 101 Productions Studio, where we recorded our previous albums and recorded a cover song for an upcoming Eyehategod tribute album. We recorded 'Shoplift' from their Take as Needed for Pain album. I really like the way it turned out. It sounds absolutely nothing like us but it also does in some ways. Sludgy-as-all-hell-stoner-doom. You’ll just have to hear it. We don’t have a release date on the album at this time but whenever it comes out, we’ll be selling copies at our shows. Until then, you’ll just have to bug one of us to let you hear it."
Byzantine is currently biding time playing headlining shows to support the band's 2005 release, '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' before appearing at the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 30. Then, the band will be support for Kittie on select shows through mid-May.
Byzantine has also added a live video of "Hatfield," from the band's Prosthetic debut 'The Fundamental Component,' featuring a guest appearance by Lamb of God's Randy Blythe on the Byzantine MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/byzantine).
Here are the latest BYZANTINE tour dates: More...
EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower (also of SUPERJOINT RITUAL and DOWN) has revealed to The Gauntlet that the recent arrest of the group's frontman, Michael Williams, was drug-related. "He is basically incarcerated on a narcotics charge, and he was on probation when he got busted," Bower said in a brand-new interview conducted on Friday (Oct. 14). "It just really sucks because he's in a small town, he's got a high bail, he was on probation and it looks like it's going to be fifteen to twenty thousand dollars to get this resolved."
EYEHATEGOD will be releasing a two-disc live set in the coming weeks to help raise funds for Williams' release. "One [disc] will be our set from Tokyo (three songs from this are featured on 'Preaching...'), and the other from our last tour," the band had previously stated in a posting on their web site. "Both recordings sound great. We will release this on the band's 'label,' Press Pause Media/Cassettes, so that ALL of the money, excluding pressing costs, will go toward Mike's defense."
Those that wish to make a donation by mail in order to assist in releasing Williams may send checks or money orders to AmSouth Bank:
EHG K Float / Vince Smith
2141 Veterans Blvd
Kenner, La 70062
Make checks/money orders payable to: Vince Smith / EHG Katrina Float Fund.
Legendary New Orleans sludge kings EYEHATEGOD have issued the following statement:
"[EYEHATEGOD frontman] Mike Williams has been arrested, and is being held in Morgan City Jail, about an hour west of New Orleans. We won't elaborate on the details as a precautionary measure; if you'd like to know, write him (info below). he was on probation at the time of his arrest, so having a cop breathe in his general direction was a threat to his freedom.
"As of [mid-September], Mike was in good spirits. Jimmy [Bower; EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist, DOWN drummer] was able to visit with him, and said he looked healthy, and most importantly, has a positive outlook and good sense of humor with regards to his situation. He did say they had no TV, so drop him a line; show your support when it counts the most. No magazines, CDs, stickers, etc... just letters. Keep in mind that his letters are screened, and this a small, Christian town (this is a major understatement). Please do not write anything that may affect his treatment as an inmate. We wanna keep his only connection to everyone wide open.
"We will be releasing a two-CD set in order to raise money for his defense. One will be our set from Tokyo (three songs from this are featured on 'Preaching...'), and the other from our last tour. Both recordings sound great. We will release this on the band's 'label,' Press Pause Media/Cassettes, so that ALL of the money, excluding pressing costs, will go toward Mike's defense. Any help with distro, advertising would be greatly appreciated as we barely have enough $$$ to press this. We will try to have this out within a month. Contact Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org) for anything related to this release. Seriously, your help will make a difference."
Mike Williams' contact address:
Morgan City Jail
ATTN: Mike D. Williams (inmate)
P.O. Box 1670
Morgan City, LA 70380
Following initial reports that EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams was "unaccounted for" in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina late last month, it has now emerged that Williams has in fact been located and is said to be alive and well. According to various reports, Mike stayed behind in the New Orleans area but managed to stay out of harm's way and has since made contact with his bandmates.
EYEHATEGOD recently released 10-song CD collection, entitled "Preaching the End-Time Message", through Emetic Records. The album includes several rare and live recordings as well as three brand-new tracks recorded on March 10, 2005.
In a recent interview with Metal Maniacs magazine, EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that he is "sure we'll do another DOWN record. I've talked to Phil [Anselmo, DOWN/SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman] and everybody else. Everybody's expressed interest in wanting to do a DOWN record, so that's basically all it takes. Hopefully within the next year or two that can happen. DOWN records are fun. Phil's doing a lot better as far as handling [Dimebag's death]. It's been a big wake-up call for a lot of people over the the last five, six months. People are doing cool things with their lives; cool, positive things. Let's save metal!"
DOWN is the New Orleans "supergroup" featuring Anselmo, Bower, Pepper Keenan (guitars, C.O.C.), Rex Brown (bass, ex-PANTERA) and Kirk Windstein (guitars, CROWBAR). The band's sophomore album, "Down II", was released in March 2002 on Elektra Records.
Relapse Records recording artists SOILENT GREEN have completed work on the first music video from their brand new album, ''Confrontation''.
The video, for the "Confrontation" roll-out track 'Leaves of Three' was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia by Director Chad Rullman (NILE, MASTODON, THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features SOILENT GREEN (vocalist Ben Falgoust (also of GOATWHORE), guitarists Brian Patton (also of EYEHATEGOD) and Tony White, bassist Scott Crochet and drummer Tommy Buckley (also of CROWBAR) performing in a super-intense setting a la the PANTERA videos "I'm Broken" and "Five Minutes Alone". The video is expected to make its world premiere imminently.
SOILENT GREEN's "Confrontation" album hit stores this past Tuesday, July 19th and will see a European release date of July 25th. The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour with support from A PERFECT MURDER, INTO THE MOAT, WATCH THEM DIE.
The last three dates of Eyehategod's U.S. tour have been canceled due to "logistical reasons." Fans who bought tickets for shows in Birmingham, Alabama (June 16); Hickory, North Carolina (June 17); and Johnson City, Tennessee (June 18), can obtain refunds at point of purchase.
Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records have announced the first confirmed dates on DEBRIS INC's forthcoming tour. Beginning April 13, the month-long tour will conclude with their second appearance at the annual Emissions of the Monolith Festival in Youngstown, OH. The tour will be in support of the band's self-titled debut set to hit stores nationwide on April 5. Some venues are still confirming in their locks on the tour; with noted additions available at the band's official website, debrisinc.com
DEBRIS INC is the new band featuring St. Vitus alumni Dave Chandler with long-time Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Outlaws who on occassion join in the drunken bedlam include Trouble’s Barry Stern, Eyehategod/Superjoint Ritual/Crowbar skinsman Jimmy Bower, and Goatsnake/Obsessed-famed Greg Rogers among others.
Already extremely active, DEBRIS INC have toured the US with labelmates Orange Goblin, have made appearances at Templars of Doom, Emissions of the Monolith and Milwaukee Metal Festivals (with European sightings at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival). The band recently collaborated with Los Angeles-based Crisis for a reworking of X’s “Nausea.”
Debris Inc. Spring tour dates: More...
New Orleans- based sludgecore metallers Eyehategod have announced the dates from the Preaching The End-time Message Tour 2005. The supporting act will be Buried Inside.
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EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike D. Williams has posted the following message from the band at his Southern Nihilism Front website (www.southernnihilismfront.com):
"I know by now you've all heard this bullshit... Its sad as fuck, I can't even put into words the scope of the violence involved in this... a couple of my other friends were shot as well.
The fucked up thing is that the shooter was apparently pissed 'cos Pantera broke up. The goddamn irony of it all is (nothing was set in stone), but they were just starting to talk about doing some reunion shows and put all their petty differences aside. What a fuckin shame.
I got tons a stories about how much fun we had whenever we hung with Dime, staying at his house, BBq'ing and generally getting blitzed, cuttin' up and talkin' trash..
Blasting D.A.Coe and KISS with that freakin dry ice machine/light show in his living room (!!) and even going fishing with him in Arlington. We'll never forget all that. The dude lived to have a good time.
...Roll the dice and do a shot of Blacktooth for Ya boy... EHG 2004."
The EYEHATEGOD song 'Serving Time In the Middle of Nowhere' will appear in the upcoming Paramount film entitled "Without A Paddle" starring Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and Dax Shepard. The song will be played for 0:35 on a boom box in a scene where "some backwoods country boys are gutting catfish". The film is being released on August 18th - more information on the movie is available here.