His Hero Is Gone (often abbreviated HHIG) was an influential crust and sludge metal band from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed
in 1995 from members ofCopout , Man With Gun Lives Here and FaceDown, they disbanded in 1999, playing their last show in
His Hero is Gone was characterized by heavily distorted "thick sounding" guitars, lyrics featuring social commentary much of
which include anti-consumerist themes. The band and related projects have remained under the radar of a mainstream
audience by not promoting themselves via toolsof mass communication such as websites or larger music labels.