If you read my most recent post, you already know that I’m very excited about a lot of upcoming shows over the next year. That post went up on Thursday, and the next day, another completely ass-kicking show was announced: the almighty, unfuckwithable EYEHATEGOD is headlining a show in Indianapolis on 5/20, with grind heroes Phobia offering direct support!
If you don’t know Eyehategod’s music, there’s not really much I can do to prepare you for it. It’s abrasive, caustic, ugly, angry, misanthropic, nightmarish, and yet strangely beautiful in its own fucked up way. Frontman Mike IX Williams once said in an interview “We call ourselves a modern-day blues band. It’s like if John Lee Hooker listened to Black Flag, he would sound like Eyehategod.”
From that same interview: “I admit, freely, that we stole from the Melvins, we stole from Black Flag, Trouble, Saint Vitus. All those bands were doing it before us, but we just wanted to mix it. I call it “crossover,” but most people think of crossover, they think of thrash metal or funk metal. But Eyehategod is a punk/metal band, it’s just slower. It’s the same elements, just in a whole different style.”
I’ve seen them live once, when they opened for Corrosion of Conformity and Black Label Society, and I was already into their music, but that show made me a true believer. I highly recommend you check them out if they stop anywhere in your area.
This song hasn’t left my head since the first time I heard it. It might contain my favorite riff ever:
Here’s a full show, if you have the time to watch it (if you don’t, you should make time for it):
Also, Phobia is gonna be there!
Sweet sainted mother of Alan Alda, y’all! This is gonna be a rager! Thanks for reading, and stay heavy, you heavy mothefuckers.