Jimmy Bower

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Jimmy Bower
Bower performing with Eyehategod at Gods of Metal 2018
Bower performing with Eyehategod at Gods of Metal 2018
Background information
Birth nameJames Bower[1]
Born (1968-09-19) September 19, 1968 (age 53)
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, sludge metal, southern rock, thrash metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, drums
Years active1988–present
Associated actsEyehategod, Blatant Frustration, Superjoint Ritual, Clearlight, Down, Debris Inc., Crowbar

James Bower (born September 19, 1968) is an American guitarist and drummer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is known for his work with pioneering sludge metal bands Eyehategod,[2] Crowbar, Down, and Superjoint Ritual, being a founding member of all but Crowbar.


Band Date of release Title Label Instrument
Eyehategod December 1, 1992 In the Name of Suffering Intellectual Convulsion Guitar
November 22, 1993 Take as Needed for Pain Century Media
Down September 19, 1995 NOLA Elektra Drums
Eyehategod April 2, 1996 Dopesick Century Media Guitar
Crowbar October 29, 1996 Broken Glass Pavement Music Drums
Eyehategod 1997 In These Black Days: Vol.1 (Split with Anal Cunt) Hydra Head Records Guitar
Crowbar July 7, 1998 Odd Fellows Rest Pavement Music Drums
Eyehategod January 25, 2000 Southern Discomfort Century Media Guitar
September 19, 2000 Confederacy of Ruined Lives
The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight 2000 The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight Tee Pee Records
Corrosion of Conformity August 7, 2001 Live Volume Sanctuary Records Drums
Eyehategod May 29, 2001 10 Years of Abuse (EP) Century Media Guitar
Down March 26, 2002 Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow Elektra Drums
Superjoint Ritual May 21, 2002 Use Once and Destroy Sanctuary Records Guitar
July 22, 2003 A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
Eyehategod May 27, 2005 Preaching the "End-Time" Message Emetic Records
Down September 25, 2007 Down III: Over the Under Warner/Roadrunner Drums
Down September 18, 2012 Down IV Part I – The Purple EP Housecore Records
Down May 13, 2014 Down IV – Part II Down Records, Independent Label Group
Eyehategod May 26, 2014 Eyehategod Housecore Records/Century Media Guitar
Superjoint November 11, 2016 Caught Up in the Gears of Application Housecore Records Guitar
Eyehategod March 12, 2021 A History of Nomadic Behavior Century Media Guitar

Music videos and DVDs[edit]

Bower drumming for Down
  • 1995 Crowbar – "The Only Factor" (music video)
  • 1995 Down – "Stone the Crow" (music video)
  • 1996 Crowbar – "Broken Glass" (music video)
  • 1996 Crowbar – "Like Broken" (home video)
  • 2001 Corrosion of Conformity – "Live Volume" (DVD) (Jimmy as the Dweller) (recorded at "Harpo's" in Detroit)
  • 2002 Superjoint Ritual – "Live in Dallas, TX" (DVD)
  • 2002 Superjoint Ritual – "The Alcoholik" (music video) (Jimmy as the Alcoholic) (available on "Live in Dallas DVD")
  • 2002 Superjoint Ritual – "Fuck Your Enemy" (music video) (available on "Live in Dallas DVD")
  • 2003 Down – "Ghosts Along the Mississippi" (music video)
  • 2004 Superjoint Ritual – "Live at CBGBs" (DVD)
  • 2004 Superjoint Ritual – "Waiting for the Turning Point" (music video) (available on "Live at CBGBS DVD")
  • 2004 Superjoint Ritual – "Dress Like a Target" (music video) (available on "Live at CBGBS DVD")
  • 2007 Down – "On March the Saints" (music video)
  • 2012 Down – "Witchtripper" (music video)
  • 2015 Down – "Conjure" (music video)

Personal life[edit]

Bower has been married to Dana Kieferle, an actress, since 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "Writer profile - James Bower | Musixmatch". musixmatch.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (December 5, 2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-0-9582684-0-0. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "Sorry, ladies, Jimmy Bower is off the market". MetalSucks. March 7, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2020.