Eyehategod shouldn't have lasted three decades.

"I was there when we started the band and if you had told me back then that we were going to be still going on 30 years later ... to say that this band would've been the one that we all focused our time on, that's crazy," says founding guitarist Jimmy Bower.

The American sludge metal act will bring its slow riffs and walls of feedback noise to Japan in March. In Tokyo and Osaka, the group will perform its first Japanese shows in 17 years. These shows will also feature English grindcore band Napalm Death, American death metal group Misery Index and Tokyo experimental punk duo Melt-Banana.