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For a band with almost 30 years of activity under its belt, it's nothing short of inspiring that New Orleans sludge metal pioneers EyeHateGod are still full of surprises. After a string of increasingly caustic records, from 1990's "In the Name of Suffering" to 2000's "Confederacy of Ruined Lives," the band entered a lengthy dark period it seemed it'd never emerge from. The next decade put the members of EyeHateGod through a harrowing gauntlet, including a life-saving liver transplant for singer Mike Williams and the tragic death of drummer Joey LaCaze. Through all of this hardship, however, EyeHateGod has reemerged, releasing some of the best music of its career and touring harder than ever.

EyeHateGod will perform with Cro-Mags, Escuela, Clear Focus, Media Limits, Misgiver, Blurring, Dialysis, Acid Crush, and Onpoint on Friday, August 25, at The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 5:30 p.m. $20-$25.;