"Dopesick" is Eyehategod's third album, released in 1996. During the recording sessions, the studio owner reportedly called their label to ask if the band was mentally unstable and threatened to kick them out. This particular incident occurred after their lead singer had attempted to record the sound of smashing glass for the introduction to the album, by smashing a glass bottle on the floor of the studio. In the process, he slashed open his hand and bled all over the place. This ended up making it to the record as the introduction to the first track, "My Name Is God (I Hate You)". After the recording, one of the band members then apparently smeared the words "Hell" and "Death to Pigs" with blood on the floor. Once this album was released, the band embarked on a United States tour in the spring of 1997, supporting White Zombie and Pantera.
Eyehategod is a New Orleans-based sludge metal band that formed in 1988. They are also close friends with the grindcore band Anal Cunt, whom they have played multiple shows with. The band is most known for their heavy, down-tuned, and bluesy guitar riffs, as well as their tortured vocals with lyrics centered around substance abuse and suffrage. The recording sessions were infamously chaotic and involved the studio owner frequently calling the band's producer to ask if they are insane. Most members of the band also had side acts like Down, Soilent Green, and Outlaw Order.