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Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Eyehategod was formed in 1988 by Jimmy Bower (1966, USA; guitar) and Joey LaCaze (drums). The original line-up was completed by Michael Williams (vocals) and Steve Dale (bass). Producing a sound that marries their two greatest influences, Black Flag and Black Sabbath, the most distinctive element of the bands sound is Williams deliberately monotonous vocals, which act as a supplementary instrument rather than a singing voice in the conventional sense. The band initially perceived their job to be one of annoying people, but over the course of two full studio albums in the early 90s they refined their technique into a convincing and unremittingly intense soundtrack. The second of these, 1993s Take As Needed For Pain, featured additional guitarist Brian Patton and new bass player Mark Schultz. The band members also became well known for their outside activities. Williams is a former writer for US rock magazine...