Last month, Eyehategod revealed that they were shooting a cameo for HBO’s Treme. The episode, which was filmed at Southport Hall and is reportedly set in January 2008, will premiere in the HBO drama’s third season this coming Fall.
While not much else is known about Eyehategod’s cameo in Treme, frontman Mike IX Williams did share the following about last month’s filming:
“Getting to do the Treme shoot was tremendously painless and great, great fun. Everyone we dealt with was as easy going and nice as could be. Not the horrid Hollywood atmosphere I was expecting! Being asked to do it in the first place was cool as hell and something they’ve teased us with for a while, so when they contacted us finally we were majorly prepared and ready to be a part of it, in any way we could.”
We already thought that it was fitting for the NOLA sludge metal group to appear in a show chronicles the stories of New Orleans residents as they try to rebuild their lives following Hurricane Katrina (especially considering Williams’ own horrors during the storm’s aftermath). As it turns out, though, Williams has another personal connection to Treme, as he used to be school mates with the person who character Davis McAlary is based on. Here’s a fun story Williams recalled during his days in school with McAlary:
“I went to high school with Steve Zann’s character (DJ) Davis Rogan and I remember Davis being a bit.. ummm… of a nerd back then? Sorry Davis. Me, being criminal minded and a little useless (nerdy) Punk Rock kid, actually set Davis’ locker on fire when I skipped out once, while everyone else was in classes at McMain Magnet School in the early 80’s… Not something I’m proud of, but it’s definitely a piece of New Orleans music past history I suppose!!! I’m totally interested to see where this season of Treme evolves to and I’m also looking to see EyeHateGod and more local talent on upcoming episodes.”
An exact air date for the episode featuring Eyehategod has still not been revealed yet. Whenever it does air, though, we’ll certainly be watching.