New Orleans sludge metal band will be sitting out their guitarist Jimmy Bower from their latest tour dates, as Bower “seeks helps for visions unknown,” according to the band. As a result, the band will be bringing back their former guitarist Brian Patton, who will fill in on the group’s remaining tour dates.
“EyeHateGod cannot be stopped!In accordance with the chaotic lifestyle that is every day reality, EHG will continue to tour the USA while Jimmy Bower seeks help for visions unknown,” the band stated in a recent post on social media.”We are happy to have back with us replacing him for this tour, our original second guitarist Brian Patton!! Brian also of 90’s prolific outfits Soilent Green & Outlaw Order has agreed to join us back to make this trek which includes Muddy Roots festival in Tennessee and Scorched Tundra fest in Chicago…….We are very excited and ready to DESTROY”
Earlier this year the band faced some hardships when their drummer Aaron Hill was stabbed and robbed before a show that was scheduled in Guadalajara, Mexico. While the drummer was not seriously injured during the incident, the band was forced to cancel their appearance.
Patton originally left the band last year to focus on his family, which he described in the following statement:
“Touring and being away from my family started to get harder after my daughter was born. Then soon after the arrival of my son, I left for a six-week tour. While I was away, both kids had some serious health scares. Being away from my family while that happened, along with an increasingly busy tour schedule, I decided the best thing for me was to step down. To concrete this decision, after a visit with my wife’s parents earlier this year, it became clear that my in-laws’ health was rapidly fading and they needed our help. So my family and I have moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to care for them full time.”
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