EYEHATEGOD, The Obsessed

EYEHATEGOD

The Obsessed

God Root, Hellrad

Mon · September 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

EYEHATEGOD
EYEHATEGOD
EᵪHᵪG
Down To Earth Motherfucken Post Amplification Blues
http://eyehategod.ee/

EYEHATEGOD is
Jimmy Bower - Guitar
Aaron Hill - Drums
Brian Patton - Guitar
Mike IX Williams - Vocals
Gary Mader - Bass

EYEHATEGOD (also known as EHG) is an American band from New Orleans, founded by Jimmy Bower and a different line up in 1988. Soon after the group formed, Mike IX Williams became the 2nd vocalist and Joe LaCaze became the 2nd drummer, followed by Brian Patton on guitar. The band solidified in sound and style except for a revolving bassist position. Gary Mader joined in that capacity for a Japanese tour in 2002 and has remained there ever since.

As one of the most influential bands to come from NOLA, they have noted Black Flag, The Melvins and Black Sabbath as a domineering and significant influence to their sound today.
That combined with the sound of Southern Rock, Blues riffs and Hardcore Punk has made EYEHATEGOD one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as Sludge, though the band strays away from being labeled as such.
The Obsessed
The Obsessed
The band formed originally in the early 1980s, in Potomac, Maryland, led by Wino. Later on the group moved into a band house in Rockville, Maryland where some of their most creative and hardest music was written. Before this move, however, original guitar player John Reese departed from the band. The band became a trio and remained that way until the mid eighties when Vance Bockis and Norman Lawson joined the band. During this time they released the Sodden Jackyl EP and had one track ("Concrete Cancer") featured on Metal Blade's Metal Massacre VI.

The band broke up in the late 80s and Wino went west to California to join up with Saint Vitus. Wino recorded three albums, an EP, and a live album with Saint Vitus. Hellhound Records (Vitus's then current label) released The Obsessed, an album of archived Obsessed recordings, which prompted Wino to leave Vitus and reform The Obsessed with a new rhythm section consisting of Scott Reeder and Greg Rogers. The band was quickly signed to Hellhound Records and released soon released Lunar Womb. Scott Reeder later left to join Kyuss, whereupon he was replaced by Guy Pinhas. Columbia Records signed them for their third and final album, The Church Within (1994, see 1994 in music), which received rave reviews. Despite a large amount of promotion on behalf of Columbia Records (including a 25-minute documentary on the history of The Obsessed), the album did not sell as well as expected. After the demise of The Obsessed, Wino went on to form Spirit Caravan, while The Obsessed's rhythm section became the basis for Goatsnake.
God Root
God Root
This is a sonic escape ritual. Expression of internal warfare realized in elemental, ritualistic sludge. Primitive worship in awe of nature. We have no religion, no known path.
Hellrad
Hellrad
Loud and ugly heavy metal
Venue Information:
The Voltage Lounge
421 N 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
https://www.voltagelounge.com