Formed in the first 2000s, Outlaw Purchase are probably most widely known as an offshoot of New Orleans-based sludge steel group Eyehategod. Outlaw Purchase were shaped by EHG people Michael Williams (vocals), Joe LaCaze (drums), and Gary Mader (acoustic guitar in OO, bass in EHG), while bandmates Jimmy Bower and Brian Patton — both guitarists in EHG — had been busy with additional projects (Bower using the Phil Anselmo-fronted rings Down and Superjoint Ritual and Patton with Soilent Green). Ultimately, Patton came up to speed aswell when Soilent Green had been temporarily sidelined because of a set of devastating tour van incidents. Previous Eyehategod bassist Marc Shultz was after that added to complete the lineup, but was changed immediately after by Justin Grisoli — the just Outlaw Purchase member never to possess performed in Eyehategod aswell. And in addition, Outlaw Order’s audio shares several components in keeping with Eyehategod, including Williams’ unmistakable (and generally indecipherable) vocals and Patton’s electric guitar function, an amalgam of blues, Southern rock and roll, steel, and early hardcore affects. However, Outlaw Purchase generally possess a far more assaultive, uptempo strategy than EHG, with relatively shorter tracks and fewer excursions into ultra-slow doom steel place. Lyrically and aesthetically, there’s been a working focus on crime-related designs (allegedly because all five people from the band have already been imprisoned and positioned on probation at different times). Having said that, the commonalities to EHG remain unmistakable. The group’s initial discharge was a four-song 7″, Legalize Criminal offense, that premiered in the Southern Lord label in 2003 (it quickly sold-out). They performed some concert events in the brand new Orleans region in 2003 and 2004 before getting sidelined by Hurricane Katrina in the past due summertime of 2005. The fallout from Katrina, including the arrest of vocalist Williams on the drug-related charge and ensuing prison time, helped hold off the documenting of their initial record. Other elements also added, including Patton’s participation with Soilent Green, who got regrouped off their very own hiatus to record and discharge brand-new albums in 2005 (Confrontation) and 2008 (Inevitable Collapse in the current presence of Conviction); Eyehategod also released another record, Preaching the “End-Time” Message (a compilation of non-album paths using a few brand-new songs put into the blend), in this down-time. Their 1st full-length, Dragging Down the Enforcer (Time of year of Mist), was finally released in past due 2008. Because of this recording, Patton and Mader break up the bass-playing responsibilities; around enough time from the album’s launch, Pat Bruders (Crowbar, Goatwhore) became a member of the group on bass.