New Orleans’ Eyehategod have spent the last three decades at odds with a corrupt music industry, using their music as a proverbial middle finger, aimed at everything from government officials, sanctimonious shitheads hiding behind organized religion and your own local police force.
They have defied all the odds and continued to exist and in the midst of all this turmoil; through it all the band has become the high water mark when it comes to so called sludge metal, having birthed rock’s unholy bastards and inspiring multiple others with their combined sounds of southern rock, blues riffs and hardcore punk.
Noting Black Flag, The Melvins and Black Sabbath as a domineering and significant influence to their sound today, they are the cornerstone for countless other sonic acolytes following in their fetid footsteps and have made themselves one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever.
And they’re on their way to Australia!
That’s right – thanks to the good offices of the ever-reliable Soundworks Direct, the band are heading down under this coming November for a veritable slew of dates (not just covering the usual Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane axis!) that leaves no stone unturned in it’s quest to bring sludge goodness to the unholy, unhinged metal masses of the Antipodes… you can see the mighty Eyehategod at the following reputable metal vendors:
Nov 7 – Perth, Badlands
Nov 8 – Adelaide, Enigma
Nov 9 – Melbourne, Max Watts
Nov 10 – Hobart, Brisbane Hotel
Nov 11 – Canberra, The Basement
Nov 13 – Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
Nov 14 – Sydney, Crowbar
Nov 15 – Brisbane, Crowbar
Tickets go onsale tomorrow (August 1st). Don’t miss out!