EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams, who recently underwent a successful liver-transplant surgery, will perform with his bandmates in April at the Berserker IV festival in Pontiac, Michigan. The event, which will take place over two days (April 14-15) at The Crofoot, will also include appearances by GWAR, THE OBSESSED and WEEDEATER, among others.
Mike was first told that his liver was failing in December 2014 while he was on tour with his CORRECTIONS HOUSE project. His health improved in the following twelve months, but he suffered setbacks in 2015 and last year.
Williams's tales of drug abuse, excess and struggles with the authorities have been well publicized over the years. The longtime New Orleans resident was arrested after Hurricane Katrina for drug possession, detoxed from heroin in prison and lived for a short time on former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo's property. Williams, who worked as an associate editor for Metal Maniacs in the 1990s and has written for numerous underground music magazines, published his first book, "Cancer As A Social Activity: Affirmations Of World's End", in 2005.
Williams was forced to miss more than a dozen EYEHATEGOD shows last summer and fall due to his health issues. He was temporarily replaced by Anselmo for two dates in August and LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe for eleven gigs in October.