11/17 @ the Bourbon: EYEHATEGOD / Today Is The Day + locals Nov 13, 2014 16:41:29 GMT -5
Post by Black Heart Booking on Nov 13, 2014 16:41:29 GMT -5
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Eyehategod crawled from the stinking Louisiana bayou in 1988, its blackened form covered in pure hostility, mouth agape with nihilistic tendencies spewing forth at dangerous volume levels. The band started as a few old friends jamming together for no other reason than to pay homage to Black Sabbath and indulge in mind-altering substance abuse. In addition to remembering the Sabbath, Eyehategod set out to set the concept of ugliness to music.
The first slab of feedback and volume-based mental obliteration, "In the Name of Suffering" was recorded and released in 1991/92, originally on a small French label called Intellectual Convulsions, but later on Century Media, which allowed the band much wider exposure. The negativity condensed again on the next releaseEyehategod, titled (appropriately enough) "Take As Needed For Pain", featuring a slightly different, but like-minded, line-up. Steve Dale was replaced on bass by Marc Schultz, and Brian Patton of swampgrind maniacs Soilent Green stepped in on second guitar. The music was loud, ugly and undeniably a reflection of the Big Easy. The notoriety gained from the loud-as-fuck sound and punk ethos of the releases garnered the band some touring slots with such notables as Godlfesh, Napalm Death and Corrosion of Conformity. As the band progressed down the road to infamy, the tone of the music became more unsettling, more abrasive and just generally un-fucking-friendlyEyehategod, culminating in the aptly titled (and perhaps band mantra) "Dopesick". Songs about the bleakness of existence, the pointlessness of life, and an assload of negativity all oozed off this album like black rain. Tours followed with Pantera, White Zombie, Crowbar and Soilent Green, but in 1998 years of hard living finally took a toll on Mike Williams and the band fell apart. In 2000, Century Media released a compilation of rare material and splits called "Southern Discomfort".
One thing that anyone forgot to consider is that the band was left for dead, but wasn"t... After getting sobered up and getting their problems behind them, Eyehategod was brought back to life, kicking and screaming. In 2001, the band put together the next chapter in the saga: "The Confederacy Of Ruined Lives". The intention was clear, the direction solidified and this time the so-called "underground" bands that had done no more than copy Eyehategod"s sound and venomous attitude were kicked in the teeth and left to bleed.
In 2002, Eyehategod released a split 7" with swampgrinders Soilent Green. The all-new track "The Age Of Bootcamp" shows what direction the band takes next: a driving attack, vicious, relentless and aimed for the jugular.
This is the new voice of nihilism. Pain does not matter. Pleasure does not matter. Lead, follow, or get the fuck out of the way.
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Led by visionary frontman Steve Austin, Today Is The Day reigns as one of the most unique and influential bands of the past two decades. The band's violent and anthemic style, which blends metal, noise, psychedelia, and rock, has won worldwide acclaim ever since the debut album, Supernova, first hit in the early 90s. Nine studio albums have been released on such labels as Amphetamine Reptile and Relapse -- including modern-day classics like Willpower, Temple of the Morning Star, and In the Eyes of God -- and the band's changing lineup has included such musicians as Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher, who would later go on to form Mastodon. Today Is The Day has toured the world with Motorhead, Helmet, The Melvins, Morbid Angel, Converge, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Unsane, Coalesce, and many more. Steve Austin has also made a name as a producer, helping create seminal albums for Lamb Of God, Converge, Deadguy, and more.
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