Eyehategod, whose highly-anticipated new album, A History of Nomadic Behavior, arrives on March 12, have revealed a final preview of the 12-song album, releasing the song “Circle of Nerves”.
“’Circle of Nerves’ is the last single before the release of our new album, A History of Nomadic Behavior,” explains Eyehategod singer Mike IX Williams. “This track is a prime example of the lowest form of abstract crossover trash to crawl out of the methadone clinic basement. We can’t wait to play these songs live in filthy venues, where the real noise comes to life.”
The single’s arrival follows news of the New Orleanian band’s celebratory listening party for what is their first album in seven years. The March 11 online event is hosted by Revolver and Full Metal Jackie and features a live Q&A and track-by-track discussion. It can be watched via Revolver’s YouTube channel at 1 pm pacific/4 pm eastern.
“I’m a huge fan– these guys helped pioneer NOLA sludge and have inspired countless artists.” Said Full Metal Jackie as the special livestream was announced. “Dangerous music for dangerous people! They sound lean & mean as ever!!
Eyehategod has shared a series of pre-release singles, with the most recent, “Built Beneath The Lies”, deemed an “acidic, sludgy affair from the Southern lords of Riff” by Metal Injection and Consequence of Sound saying “the NOLA vets have offered another catchy slice of grooving sludge metal.” The four-piece have also streamed the “bulldozing” (Revolver ) track “ Fake What’s Yours” and the prescient “banger” (Stereogum) “High Risk Trigger”. Early coverage of the album points to a worthy return for the storied sludge outfit, with The Pit saying A History of Nomadic Behavior “keeps up their incredible legacy” and Exclaim noting the release “offers all of the moody, distorted aggression that we’ve come to expect from the band.”
The album’s arrival follows a period that saw the New Orleans based band on the road for three years, preceded by Williams suffering liver failure and a transplant. “We toured our asses off for three years and that’s where A History of Nomadic Behavior basically comes from,” adds Williams before touching on his health challenge: “Death is a part of life, it’s a roll of the dice. Sometimes you take life as it comes, other times you fight to stay alive.” The album was produced by Eyehategod, Sanford Parker (Yob, Voivod) and James Whitten (Thou, High on Fire), with mixing by Whitten. The band recorded at HighTower Recording and Hypercube studios.
The album is available in the following formats and can be pre – ordered HERE!
CD Digipak – all outlets
Black LP+CD & Poster – all outlets
Digital Album – all platforms
Coke bottle green LP+CD & Poster (limited to 200) – EU Online Shop (almost sold out!)
Grey LP+CD & Poster (limited to 200 – ALMOST SOLD OUT at CM Distro online store)
Magenta LP+CD & Poster (limited to 300) – CM Distro
Creamy white LP+CD & Poster (limited to 200) – EMP & Nuclear Blast
Lilac LP+CD & Poster (limited to 200) – Bandshop