Sludge metal icons Eyehategod are making their way Down Under in January.

Over two-and-a-half decades (though not without their difficulties), Eyehategod have flown the flag for rock in New Orleans, and shared stages with the likes of Pantera, Goatwhore and Crowbar. Now they’re as strong as they’ve ever been, with a new self-titled album in the ether and new Australian dates on the way.

Eyehategod play Manning Bar on Saturday January 31.