John Doan of MusicFrenzy.net recently conducted an interview with bassist Gary Mader of New Orleans punk/metal legends EYEHATEGOD. You can now listen to the chat in four parts below.
Between touring in EYEHATEGOD and their numerous affiliated projects, the band has been slowly stacking up new demo material to put towards an upcoming album. You may have heard a few songs in the band's live set as of late, including the recent staple "New Orleans Is The New Vietnam", which will make its recorded debut via this new seven-inch release, due on the street by late summer.
When asked how this pairing came to be, EYEHATEGOD guitarist/founder Jimmy Bower explains: "We played A389's anniversary party a while back and they do really cool releases, so we figured, let's do a cool seven-inch before the new album."
A389's Domenic Romeo adds: "It's been amazing watching this band refuse to release anything subpar, and just take their time with their new material making sure everything is dialed in just right. This new single is a great indication of what's to come."
Video footage of EYEHATEGOD performing "New Orleans Is The New Vietnam" on April 28 at the Dark Lord Day in Munster, Indiana can be seen below.
EYEHATEGOD released an official live DVD in March 2011 via MVD. Simply titled "Live", the 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, Maryland) and 2010 (Cleveland, Ohio), with bonus clips from the last show of their 2010 European tour and videos never before released on DVD.
Since forming in 1988, EYEHATEGOD has defied all odds and continues to exist and persist despite personal and professional setbacks. They've been called doomcore, sludge and stoner rock, survived line-up shuffles, label hassles and a short-lived split. And after more than two decades of creating some of the most corrosive, vile music known to man, EYEHATEGOD still hasn't lost the piss and vinegar that fueled it back in '88.