is proud to announce the Australian return of southern sludge metal legends EYEHATEGOD.


For over a quarter of a century, Eyehategod have carried the torch for the metal culture of New Orleans, sharing stages with the likes of Pantera, Goatwhore and Crowbar. And in two and a half decades, they’ve helped define the NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) sound: downtuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the demonic screams of Mike Williams over a thundering rhythm section.

It’s impossible to describe New Orleans sludge outfit Eyehategod without using the term “legendary.” – Exclaim

But those 26 years haven’t been without its troubles. The band went on hiatus in the late 90s as its members focused on other projects – Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and Soilent Green – before reconvening for Confederacy of Ruined Lives in 2000. But everything got harder after that: Hurricane Katrina wrecked much of their hometown in 2005, and in the aftermath its membership fought through addiction, incarceration, probation and the death of founding drummer Joey LaCaze.

Eyehategod are sludge, and sludge is Eyehategod. There is no way around it. – Cvlt Nation

It’s been a long time between riffs, but Eyehategod emerged on the other side stronger and more determined than ever before. Their self-titled fifth album – the first in 14 years – is an exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come. This January, Southern Discomfort makes its way to Australia.

This was a band built on a narrative about doing the opposite of what it thought people wanted: playing slow and messy music in a fast and virtuosic time, the 1980s speed-metal moment. Now, it’s hard to understand it any other way than an act of refined generosity. – New York Times

Early bird special offer:

The first 150 ticket-buyers to Eyehategod’s Melbourne show will receive a complimentary ticket to the exclusive after party at The Public Bar where Eyehategod will be playing a second set. Many thanks to The Public Bar for their support here.

The first 50 ticket-buyers to Eyehategod’s Perth, Sydney and Brisbane shows will receive a free tour poster.

See Eyehategod on the following dates …

Thursday January 29 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
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Friday January 30 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
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Saturday January 31 – Manning Bar, Sydney
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, oztix.com.au and the venue

Sunday February 1 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Tickets from http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/, oztix.com.au and the venue

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