In an official statement, the band notes: "We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams' mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry for putting our fans and business partners in this miserable position. We feel horrible about these empty spaces in our schedule and will make up these tours as soon as possible. The cancellation of these tours is in no way any fault of the promoters or foreign booking agents. We hope our fans understand."
Since part of the problem included long flights, EYEHATEGOD recently embarked upon two separate short runs of shows on the West and East coast, fully against doctor's orders. These shows were found to be physically draining and a detriment, performance-wise, to Williams. Williams - who is currently dealing with exhaustion and chronic fatigue from a near nonstop tour schedule over the last five years -- is resting, healing and catering to his health and will be ready to conquer Europe and the UK on tour this April.
Over two-and-a-half decades, EYEHATEGOD has helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Following well over a decade-and-a-half between studio albums, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with 2014'sEyeHateGod, their first for Housecore Records, the album placing the band in even higher regards with critics and fans abroad. An exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come, the chart topping album destroyed its way through the press, including dominating year-end lists everywhere, including the coveted #1 spot of Spin's 20 Best Albums Of 2014, the #14 spot of Pitchfork's Best Metal Albums Of 2014, the #30 slot of Decibel's Top 40 Albums Of 2014, the #14 position on Wondering Sounds' 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #8 on OC Weekly's 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #2 on Exclaim's Top Ten Metal And Hardcore Albums Of 2014 and countless others, proving that EYEHATEGOD continues to burn down everything in their path and remains one of the most important extreme music acts in the world.
Orders for EyeHateGod can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.