In a recent interview with Hayley Leggs at Hellfest 2018, Eyehategod vocalist Mike Williams stated that guitarist Brian Patton has left the band to focus on his family – specifically a newborn child. This is, of course, completely understandable and we wish the best to all parties moving forward.

You can watch the full interview below and get an idea by reading a quote here:

“We’re a four-piece band now. Brian, our other guitar player, he quit, because he has a new baby. He has two kids now and he’s taking care of his wife’s parents. They’re having some health issues, I believe. So it’s for a good cause but he couldn’t tour with us anymore. But it’s fun being a four-piece. I like the sound and the vibe and everything. So it’s kind of like a new era for the band.”

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