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Below is our complete Wo Fat news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Doomed And Stoned Returning For 2017 Edition

With an unlikely origin story, the little fest that could returns after its highly successful inaugural year with an even more powerful lineup.

On October 6th & 7th 2017, Indiana City Beer will play host to 18 of the most exciting bands in the doom metal and stoner rock scene today. If you enjoy larger fests, but feel that a sense of community can sometimes get lost along the way, then Doomed & Stoned will be your destination of choice this fall.

The 2nd Annual Doomed & Stoned Festival is a true community effort, pulling in the passion and know-how of local musicians, sound engineers, journalists, artists, photographers, and most of all diehard fans of ground-shaking soundwaves, groovy psychedelic vibes, and amp-worshipping riffs.

Tickets are now available here and the lineup will be as follows: More...

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420 Music & Arts Festival Announced

Big Rock Brewery & Metalheads United present the 420 Music & Arts Festival at Distortion - Live Music Venue in Calgary, AB this coming April 20th - 22nd, 2017.

The 420 Music & Arts Festival is a three day celebration featuring 22 stoner, desert rock, doom & sludge metal bands. Headlining this inaugural year all the way from Dallas, TX for a first Canadian performance will be Wo Fat alongside Vancouver's Anciients and Edmonton group Black Mastiff.

In addition to all the rad music, festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase the work of select local artists, artisans and craftsman at the 420 Expo, Saturday, April 22nd at Distortion from 10am-4pm. Interspersed with vendors of interesting and eclectic wares will be information on medical marijuana and hemp products and even more 420 enthusiasts. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) will be in attendance to answer questions.

If that isn't enough, each night of the festival there will be an opportunity to show off your glorious facial hair in a beard contest. Celebrity judges will decide who moves onto the final round on the last night of the festival where one beard will rule them all! More...

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Wo Fat Announces U.S. Tour

Following the success of last year’s "Midnight Cometh" album via Ripple Music, Wo Fat will sling some Texas-sized psychedelic doom across the East Coast of America this coming June.

Kicking off the chaos in Oklahoma on the 17th, Wo Fat and The Well hit the road and will end the run at Maryland Doom Fest on 24th June. Full dates and venues are as follows:

17th June – The Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK
18th June – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
19th June – Reggies – Chicago, IL
20th June – Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
21st June – Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
22nd June – KFN – Philadelphia, PA
23rd June – Saint Vitus (w. The Skull) – New York, NY
24th June – Maryland Doom Fest – Frederick, MD More...

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Wo Fat Announces "Midnight Cometh"

After slinging Texas-sized psychedelic blues doom for over a decade, Dallas outfit Wo Fat is thrilled to announce that this May will see the official release of brand new studio album, "Midnight Cometh," on Ripple Music.

"We are thrilled to be working with our brothers in the riff at Ripple for this new record!” says vocalist Kent Stump. "We’ve been friends with Todd and Pope for a while and have always had a lot of respect for them personally, as well as the label itself, and we just kinda realised, that, hey, we should be working together. They are passionate about the music they release, they make really good choices when it comes to signing bands, they’re all about treating artists fairly and trying to help this scene grow, and they’re also a label on the rise.”

"We've been huge fans of Wo Fat and their maniacal brand of riff-heavy psychedelic grooves,” explains Ripple Music’s Todd Severin. “And they never fail to be one of the most mesmerizing bands we've ever seen on stage. We're beyond thrilled to welcome them into the Ripple family."

New album "Midnight Cometh" will be released on May 20th, 2016 and will be supported by a European tour (see dates below), which will also include appearances at Desertfest in Berlin and London and Hellfest, France. More...

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Powered Wig Machine Hosting Borderland Fiesta

The Southern Arizona stoner rock specialists from Powered Wig Machine will reintroduce their sophomore album, "Supa-Collider," to the public in a deluxe vinyl edition via Battleground Records on February 21st just as the band performs at the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, an event booked by the members of the band themselves.

Brothers Joey and Wayne Rudell of Powered Wig Machine have produced and organized the inaugural edition of the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, which is set to take over The Rock in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, February 21st.

The festival includes a plethora of quality acts from across the spectrum of heavy rock, stoner rock, doom, psych, and fuzz. In addition to headliners Fireball Ministry, Wo Fat, Mos Generator and Powered Wig Machine, sets form Goatroper, Skulldron, Asimov, Yeti Ender, Mad Alchemy, Liquid Light Show, Conqueror Worm, Methra and more are confirmed to perform at the all-day event. More...

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The Borderland Fuzz Fiesta Lineup Announced

The desert city of Tucson, AZ is host to a wide array of annual events in the musical realm and this coming February will see the addition of a still another: The Borderland Fuzz Fiesta.

Conceived and curated by the Rudell brothers of regional desert rockers Powered Wig Machine and Fuzz Evil, the inaugural show will take place on February 21st at The Rock. The lineup will be as follows:

Fireball Ministry
Wo Fat
Mos Generator
Powered Wig Machine
Yeti Ender
Conqueror Worm
Methra More...

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Small Stone Records Destroyed By Flood

Last week, debilitating storms dumped flood water throughout the Detroit area, including the offices of Small Stone Records, label home of Sasquatch, Wo Fat, Greenleaf, Lord Fowl, Dixie Witch, Roadsaw and many others.

Gear and products were both destroyed and insurance is only going to go so far, so the musical community is coming together to help Scott Hamilton from Small Stone with some of the massive expense of cleaning up from this flood. Donations can be made at this location.

Hamilton's support for heavy music in the near two-decades that he's run Small Stone has never wavered and this is a chance to help somebody who's helped the music scene by enriching our lives with great bands and great riffs. More...

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Wo Fat Streaming Instrumental Version Of New Album

Today an instrumental version of "The Conjuring," the latest long player from Dallas stoner doom peddlers Wo Fat, has been posted online. Check out this alternate instrumental edition at The Obelisk here.

The album is out now via Small Stone Recordings, and you can also hear the full version with vocals in the player provided below. More...

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Wo Fat Posts Full Album Online

With the band fresh off a European tour, Decibel Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of "The Conjuring," the latest album from Dallas stoner doom outfit Wo Fat.

You can hear all the album's tracks below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"With nearly fifty foundation-shaking minutes of supremely executed spliff-torching thunder, Wo Fat proves that they're in the upper tiers of the vast stoner/doom metal universe alongside and comparable to acts like Nebula, Black Pyramid, Ufomammut, Elder, and undoubtedly Fu Manchu on The Conjuring.

"Small Stone Recordings will drop this bomb of raging fuzz-tone amplification and soulful, cosmic destruction this Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 via digital download, CD, and 180 gram vinyl with deluxe jacket and poly-lined sleeves and pressed in transparent red and black schemes, each limited to 250 copies and including a download." More...

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Wo Fat Streaming New Album's Title Track

Dallas swampadelic fuzz faction Wo Fat today drops a brand new resin-coated canticle for your bong-ripping enjoyment.

Titled "The Conjuring," the smoke-fueled number comes by way of the band's forthcoming new full-length of the same name. Light up and listen in below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

"The Conjuring" will drop via Small Stone on June 17th, 2014 on CD, vinyl, and digitally. The vinyl edition -- 180 gram vinyl with deluxe jacket and poly-lined sleeves -- comes in transparent red or black, each limited to 250 copies. See the band live supporting the release on these dates:

5/30/2014 Freak Valley Festival 2014 - Netphen, DE
5/31/2014 Jagerklause - Berlin, DE
6/01/2014 Fonobar - Waraw, POL
6/02/2014 Chemiefabrik - Dresden, DE
6/03/2014 Chemiefabrik - Munich, DE
6/04/2014 Kinski - Zurich, SW
6/05/2014 Le Volume - Nice, FR
6/06/2014 Rocksound - Barcelona, ESP
6/07/2014 Peyote Fest - Madrid, ESP More...

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Wo Fat Releasing New Album

On June 17th, Wo Fat will release "The Conjuring," the band's fifth full-length and second via the volume perpetrators at Small Stone.

Pre-orders are available here, and you can hear the song "Beggar's Bargain" below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Guitarist/vocalist Kent Stump, bassist Tim Wilson, and drummer/backing vocalist Michael Walter are jazz-combo tight and their roll is easy and natural, much like Fu Manchu, but far bigger and in the case of The Conjuring, far darker.

"There's been a creature lurking in the woods since Wo Fat's 2006 debut, The Gathering Dark. Their second album, 2009's Psychedelonaut, pulled back on the threat some to lighten the mood, but whether it's the motor-driven rush of 'Read The Omens' or the you're-already-lost-in-it riff-exploration of seventeen-minute closer 'Dreamwalker,' The Conjuring is indeed a backwoods ritual. Bluesmen have sold their souls for less.

"Veterans of Roadburn, slated for Freak Valley 2014 and self-sufficient with Stump handling the recording at his own Crystal Clear Sound on their home turf, Wo Fat pushes their jams farther than they've ever gone before on these five tracks. Topped off with a mastering job from Nolan Brett at Stump's studio and an otherworldly cover courtesy of Alexander Von Wieding, the beast that Wo Fat's tectonic riffage calls to earth has never seemed more real or more alive than it does on The Conjuring."

The album's track listing is:

1. The Conjuring
2. Read The Omens
3. Pale Rider From The Ice
4. Beggar's Bargain
5. Dreamwalker More...

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Wo Fat/Egypt Split "Cyclopean Riffs" Released

French doom label Totem Cat Records has unleashed a strictly limited pressing of 500 copies of the "Cyclopean Riffs" 12" split release featuring Texans Wo Fat and the North Dakota desert rock band Egypt. Track one from the release, "Nameless Cults" by Wo Fat, along with the track three cut "Blood Temple Hymn" by Egypt, are streaming below.

The cover art on "Cyclopean Riffs" is done by renowned Totem Cat in-house illustrator Flog, who has done the countless cat totem poles, horned cats and dead rat t-shirt logos. Wo Fat will be playing at the second annual Metroplex Heavyfest on July 19th at the Boiler Room in Dallas. Egypt will be playing its last show in Fargo at the Aquarium on June 15th along with The Edith Massey and Red Desert.

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Wo Fat Posts Tour Dates

Texan psychedelic fuzz trio Wo Fat has announced a series of dates in its home state, along with a trek through Europe in the latter half of April. Check out the dates below, along with an upload of the title track from the band's latest album "The Black Code."

Mar 14, 2013 – Small Stone Records SXSW Showcase – Headhunters, Austin, TX with Mellow Bravo, Supermachine, Luder, Freedom Hawk, Lord Fowl and Suplecs
Mar 15, 2013 – Small Stone San Antonio Showcase – Nightrocker Live, San Antonio, TX with Lord Fowl, Freedom Hawk, Las Cruces and Maneaters of Tsavo
Mar 16, 2013 – Austin Heavy Music Showcase – Special afternoon show at the Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin, TX. Wo Fat plays at 1:15pm.
Mar 16, 2013 – Fuzzed Out! Festival 2013 – The Grotto, Fort Worth, TX
The new wave of Stoner Rock with Lord Fowl, Wo Fat, Freedom Hawk, Southern Train Gypsy, Ape Machine, Been Obscene and Mothership
April 12, 2013 – Boiler Room, Dallas, TX with Mothership, Hawk Vs. Dove and Mount Salem
Apr 20, 2013 – Roadburn Festival – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
Apr 21, 2013 – White Trash Fast Food, Berlin, Germany with Abrahma
Apr 22, 2013 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
Apr 23, 2013 – Les Combustibles, Paris, France with Witch Mountain, Cough and Abrahma
Apr 24, 2013 – L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland with Abrahma
Apr 25, 2013 – Vortex, Siegen, Germany with Maserati and Abrahma
Apr 26, 2013 – De Pit, Terneuzen, Netherlands, Terneuzen is On Fire Pre Party with Abrahma, Swamp Machine and Idealus Maximus
Apr 27, 2013 – Desertfest London, The Underworld, Camden, United Kingdom

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Wo Fat Streaming New Album

Texas space jammers Wo Fat are streaming all five tracks from their new album "The Black Code" over on YouTube. Below is an upload of the song "The Shard of Leng," and you can access the other four songs on the same page. The psychedelic blues/doom band formed a decade ago with Kent Stump on guitar, drummer Michael Walter and Tim Wilson on bass. Their sound is influenced by artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and Hawkwind. The vinyl treatment of "The Black Code" just hit the streets as well, limited to 150 black, 175 opaque orange, and 175 transparent blueish-green copies.

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Wo Fat Announces Texas Tour Dates

Texas psychedelic doom band Wo Fat has announced a series of dates in it's home state with Russian band The Grand Astoria. The band also has plans of releasing a split 7" with Maryland doom combo Earthride in March of 2012 on Totem Cat Records. Wo Fat released it's current album, "Noche del Chupacabra," earlier this year.

January 5th - Texarkana @ The Road Map
January 6th - Houston @ The Mink
January 7th - Austin @ Red 7 Night Club
January 8th - Dallas @ The Boiler Room More...

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