January 21, 2018 Doors: 8PM
Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $18 ADV | $22 DOS
Eyehategod (also abbreviated and often referred to as EHG) is an American sludge band from New Orleans, Louisiana, which formed in 1988. The band is known for their dark, sludgy riffs combined with equally dark lyrics. Along with Melvins and Crowbar they are often considered one of the pioneers of the sludge metal genre.
Eyehategod have noted Melvins, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, Saint Vitus, Carnivore, Swans and Flipper as key influences to their sound. These influences combined with heavy, down-tuned, bluesy riffs, walls of feedback and torturous vocals create a truly filthy, misanthropic atmosphere.
While Jimmy Bower was busy playing drums for Down, the remaining 4 members of Eyehategod formed a side-project called Outlaw Order (abbreviated to OO%). The band released a limited edition 7″ EP in 2003 called Legalize Crime, which has since been re-released on CD with a bonus live track. 2008 saw the release of Outlaw Order’s debut full-length, titled Dragging Down the Enforcer.
D.R.E.A.D. is an American Heavy Metal band from Mobile, Alabama, formed in 2008 by vocalist/front man and original drummer, Jason Few. The band’s sound is a very unique crossover of thrash, power, and groove metal. Influenced by life, the movement of heavier-styled metal from the 80’s, as well as, current genres of metal, the band takes pride in being able to appeal to metal fans of all ages. They have become notably well-known for their high-energy, non-stop, in-your-face performance. While making new fans and friends with every show and every stop, D.R.E.A.D. has played over 200 shows to date, toured five times and played with numerous national acts, such as: All That Remains, Anvil, Bam Margera, Bonded By Blood, Cathercist, Crowbar, Delta Doom, Flood Stage, GoatWhore, Green Jelly, Gristnam, Hellyeah, Infamous Sinphony, In This Moment, Invoke The Nightmare, Machinage, Mad Dog, Maylene and the Sons of Distaster, Mobile Deathcamp, Parabellum, Psychostick, Southern Whiskey Rebellion, Straight Line Stitch, Super Happy Story Time Land, Warbeast, Wayne Static / Static X, White Light Cemetery, Zombie Legion.
With their ever growing nationwide fan base and their ‘success is the only option’ attitude D.R.E.A.D. is . . .
Jason Few (Vocalist), Travis Hamlett (Bass), Adam Waddle (Guitar), and Justice Young (Drums).
Stoner/Sludge from Mobile, AL.
Thomas A. Kilpatrick
“Describing themselves as ‘original, in your face, heavy metal from the South!’, Excessum are exactly that. Born out of Mobile, Alabama in the good ‘ol U.S.A., Excessum are grunt ‘n grind death metal. Unlike many modern bands being labeled metal, Excessum are not just about speed and boring breakdowns! This band is a brutal force mixing guttural growled vocals, heavy riffs and a battering of drum beats. That’s not to say that the speed isn’t there, but this band knows how to mix it up and keep it interesting. Song after song the listener is given an audio beating with a barrage of heavy riffs, guttural growls and fiery fret work. Here’s the other thing about Excessum, these guys know how to write memorable songs as well. This isn’t just heavy for the sake of being heavy. Rather, this is the type of heavy metal that will grab you by the jugular and get your head to banging, your fists to pumping and is sure to ignite spontaneous mosh pits!”