EYEHATEGOD To Kick Off Extensive North American Tour Supporting Gwar And Napalm Death + Headlining Dates Announced!

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EYEHATEGOD will kick off their massive North American tour TONIGHT to close out the year!

The journey begins with a pair of rescheduled record release shows October 22nd and 23rd at Poor Boys in their hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, followed by four more headlining shows through Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. On October 28th, the band will convene with Gwar and Napalm Death in Norfolk, Virginia for an epic live takeover that will run through nearly four dozen cities, including several one-off headlining shows, coming to a close on December 14th in New York City.

Comments vocalist Mike IX Williams, “EYEHATEGOD have practically lived on the road for most of its existence. Speaking for myself, I feel at home out on the railroad tracks. I feel it’s where we do the most sonic damage and the loneliness-meets-chaos of the nomadic lifestyle comes into full play. Now that venues are opening up and things are getting safer for people who’ve been vaccinated (or implanted with a tracing chip, depending how you look at it), we are finally able to play live shows again! See us with Gwar and Napalm Death or any other number of headline gigs across the USA!”

See all confirmed dates below.

10/22/2021 Record Release Show @ Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA w/ Goatwhore, Sick Thoughts, Shitload [tickets]
10/23/2021 Record Release Show @ Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA w/ Pallbearers, Total Hell, Haint [tickets]
10/24/2021 Respectable Street – West Palm Beach, FL [tickets]
10/25/2021 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL [tickets]
10/26/2021 Wormhole – Savannah, GA [tickets]
10/27/2021 Pour House – Raleigh, NC [tickets]
w/ Gwar, Napalm Death:
10/28/2021 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
10/29/2021 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/30/2021 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
10/31/2021 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/01/2021 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/02/2021 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
11/03/2021 Blind Bobs – Dayton, OH [tickets] * EHG only
11/04/2021 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/05/2021 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
11/06/2021 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/07/2021 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/08/2021 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/09/2021 Golden Pony – Harrionsburg, VA [tickets] * EHG only
11/10/2021 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/11/2021 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
11/12/2021 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/13/2021 Ground zero – Spartanburg, SC [tickets] * EHG only
11/14/2021 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/15/2021 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/16/2021 Amplified – Dallas, TX
11/18/2021 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/19/2021 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/20/2021 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/21/2021 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
11/22/2021 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/23/2021 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
11/24/2021 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/26/2021 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
11/27/2021 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/28/2021 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/30/2021 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
12/01/2021 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
12/03/2021 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
12/04/2021 Midway Bar – Edmonton, AB
12/06/2021 Pub Station – Billings, MT
12/07/2021 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
12/08/2021 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
12/09/2021 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
12/10/2021 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
12/11/2021 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/13/2021 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
12/14/2021 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

EYEHATEGOD will be touring in support of their A History of Nomadic Behavior full-length, released last March via Century Media Records. The record followed a period that saw the band on the road for three years, preceded by vocalist Mike IX Williams suffering liver failure and a transplant. The album was produced by EYEHATEGOD, Sanford Parker (Yob, Voivod), and James Whitten (Thou, High On Fire), with mixing by Whitten. The band recorded at HighTower Recording and Hypercube Studios.

EYEHATEGOD is the snarling, bilious sound of dead-end America. Since 1988, they’ve been a soundtrack for the troubled masses. Pitchfork dubbed them the, “quintessential Southern sludge band,” Rolling Stone crowned them one of, “America’s great live bands,” while Thrasher called them, “true musical pioneers in every sense of the word.” Anyone familiar with EYEHATEGOD‘s trajectory knows this is survivor’s music, a sound unto itself where Sabbathian riffs are meted out with a caustic anger that goes beyond punk. That’s been the blueprint since guitarist Jimmy Bower (also of NOLA supergroup, Down) founded the band in 1988 with vocalist Mike IX Williams joining not long after. With a discography including sludge-punk mainstays like In The Name Of Suffering (1990), Take As Needed For Pain (1993) Dopesick (1996), Confederacy Of Ruined Lives (2000) and 2014’s eponymous LP, released in the US through Housecore Records, EYEHATEGOD laid the cracked foundation for their infamous and influential sound. The band is rounded out by bassist Gary Mader and drummer Aaron Hill.

“This record is as much a celebration as it is a continuation of the band’s journey. Despite all they’ve been through they’ve come back swinging, a true testament to the age old philosophy of ​’what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ – in their case what doesn’t kill you makes you more pissed off.” – Kerrang

EYEHATEGOD remains the sonic equivalent of a rabid dog in the bowels of hell. There’s no room for pity or remorse—only misanthropy and riffs…” – Metal Injection

EYEHATEGOD has never been this diverse in its expression. Yet the vitriol and scathing hatred are still present, as we would expect.” — Blabbermouth