I have to say, this Obscene Extreme festival has an incredible line-up. Not a fest I’d heard of before the tail end of last year, but look at the bands playing. And then there’s the festival ethos of “if it’s fun and it doesn’t hurt anyone else permanently then, fuck it, yes you can do it.”
It is with ultimately sordid pleasure that we can officially announce the invasion of the Trutnov Battlefield this year by none other than New Orleans, Louisiana’s own EyeHateGod with a summer exclusive European show at Obscene Extreme Festival 2014! Hot on the heels of the release of their brand new, highly anticipated, self-titled album – the first in 14 years – scheduled to hit the shelves next May via Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records.
Formed in 1988, EyeHateGod turned 90’s punk and metal underground upside down pioneering a unique sound copied by thousands in their wake. Blending muddy riffs and sturdy rhythmic work with Mike Williams’ deranged poetry and backing the lot with an intimidating barricade of noise and feedback to top it off. Those looking for an easy way out tried to label them as “a mix of Black Sabbath and Black Flag” or “the godfathers of sludge” but we prefer to stick to their much more apt self-description of “Down To Earth Motherfucken Post Amplification Blues”… What better definition could there be for their narcotic mass of slow-grinding jamming?
With a string of iconic, genre defining albums including the truculent 1990 debut In The Name Of Suffering, 1993’s Take As Needed For Pain and 1996’s Dopesick, they delivered unforgettably solid, massive and tacky hymns such as “Depress”, “Sisterfucker” and “Lack Of All Most Everything”. Every insane lunatic is no doubt looking forward to witness all of these being performed live in what we feel safe enough to introduce as what will be one of the most ugly and vicious spectacles to ever be performed on the OEF stage, ever!
People get ready: Every human being has to go through some suffering!!!
- Cripple Bastards Confirmed For Obscene Extreme (moshville.co.uk)