About Eagles of Death Metal
The best night of rock n roll for your 2016 is kindly announced......courtesy of your party starters supreme and ministers of all musical mayhem EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The divine sound of live rock and roll made as God intended.
Balls-out, ass-shakin’, soul scratchin’, boot scootin’, neck lickin’, freewheeling just-for-the-hell-of-it raw, sleazy, dirty, sexy, groovy, good time, joyful, smile on your face pure unadulterated, psychedelic, blues and Rock. And. Glorious. Roll.
Eagles Of Death Metal was formed in 1998 in Palm Desert, California by best friends Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme (who also founded Queens Of The Stone Age). EODM have just released their fourth album Zipper Down, their first new studio release since 2008.
This will be EODM’s first NZ headline show since they blew the roof off the St James in 2007.
“…. genius, hilarious and brilliant. Such words don't even begin to describe Jesse 'Devil' Hughes and the Eagles of Death Metal, but they're about as close as one can come, when left reeling from a night of outrageous rock 'n' roll magic.” (New Zealand Herald)
Despite their band name, EODM (Eagles Of Death Metal) is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Joshua Homme to the death metal genre, and Homme wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that EODM was born and has never looked back, flying ever upwards and hell bent on good times. The band released Peace Love Death Metal in 2004, followed by Death By Sexy in 2006, and Heart On in 2008.
EODM are known and loved by fans for simultaneously owning and mocking the overtly stylised image of Rockstars, all the while (Homme) describes their sound as a combination of "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals".
“I came up with a great analogy for what the music is. It's bending George Clinton over a couch and butt-f***ing him using Little Richard as the dick and the Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry as the balls” (Hughes).
Joining front man and guitarist Jesse Hughes on the road on guitars is Eden Galindo and Dave Catching, Matt McJunkins on bass and Julian Dorio on drums.
More hook laden than your old job at the bait shop and with a stage presence akin to sexual dynamite Eagles of Death Metal are an eargasm of glorious groove. A fivesome of parallel universe Rock n Roll Superstars.
“The new album Zipper Down really represents to me an attitude and philosophy of life,” says Hughes. “One should not zipper up, they should zipper down and let it all hang out.”