"Eyehategod" is an American sludgecore band from Louisiana who are known for their dark, sludgy riffs combined with equally dark lyrics. Like many sludge metal bands, Eyehategod draw on both stoner/doom influences as well as hardcore punk.
Eyehategod have noted The Melvins, Black Flag, and Black Sabbath as key influences to their sound. This, combined with heavy, detuned, and bluesy riffs dominate the band's sound. They are combined with walls of feedback and distinctive tortured vocals to create a truly misanthropic vibe. Their records have been released consistently by Emetic Records.
Following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, singer Mike Williams was arrested in Morgan City, Louisiana on a narcotics charge. With the help of his Eyehategod bandmates and supporters such as Phil Anselmo, Williams was released from jail on December 2 2005. The band played a set at the 2006 Mardi Gras festival, the first since the disaster.
*Mike Williams - Vocals
*Jimmy Bower - Guitar
*Brian Patton - Guitar
*Joey LaCaze - Drums
*Gary Mader - Bass