While Eyehategod aren’t the normal sort of band that would go down well on Heavy Blog, it would be a disservice not to divert your attention to their brand new track ‘New Orleans Is The New Vietnam‘, which can be streamed at over at A389 Records’ Bandcamp page. The release is in conjunction with the label’s pressing of the track on 7″ vinyl, green to be precise, and is the first new studio recording from the band since their ‘odds and ends’ demo compilation from back in 2005.

Naturally, ‘New Orleans…‘ is the sort of downtuned sludge mayhem you’d expect for the band’s comeback, but it’s been far too long since we’ve heard guitarist Jimmy Bower’s riffs this crushing and ruthless, his work with Down notwithstanding. There’s a sort of weight to them that you can’t find in many other bands and it’s definitely the center point here. ‘New Orleans…’ will eventually be included on the bands upcoming studio album and while details are thin on the ground, what we’ve heard so far sounds promising.

- DL