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Below is our complete Lo-Pan 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.
With a tour supporting Black Cobra just one week away and a brand new record, the fittingly titled "Colossus," on the horizon, the Ohio riff bringers in Lo-Pan are pleased to uncork opening track, "Regulus," via Noisey.
Check out the new track below, and "Colossus" will see official release via Small Stone on October 7th, 2014. Elaborates vocalist Jeff Martin of the tune:
"'Regulus' is the brightest star in the Leo constellation. It's a multiple system consisting of four stars. 'Regulus' is also Latin for 'prince' or 'little king.' The song is about a dream I had. In the dream I lived on a planet in the regulus system and the star was about to explode. The planet is about to be destroyed. And I'm reflecting on life as a whole facing the knowledge that I'm about to die basically." More...
Ohio volume squad Lo-Pan is readying to take to the streets again on a mammoth live excursion alongside San Francisco's Black Cobra.
The journey will commence in Phoenix on August 18th and wind through nearly three dozen cities, coming to a close in Oakland on October 2nd. Comments the band:
"Lo-Pan is proud to be doing our part to support the oil and gas industry of America! Land of the Free home of the Brave. Seriously though anyone have an unlimited gas card they want to donate to our mission from god? Also, Black Cobra rules and we are very excited to support them on this trek."
The tour comes in advance of the band's forthcoming full-length, "Colossus," named for the Colossus of Rhodes: a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself. "Colossus" will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014. Further details including track teasers and preorder links to be announced in the coming weeks. More...
After being denied entry to Canada for a tour, Black Cobra today announces a more than month-long U.S. trek, set to begin in late August and running into the beginning of October.
With thirty-two cities confirmed to endure the Black Cobra live treatment at press time, the actions begin in Phoenix, Arizona on August 28th. Direct support for Black Cobra on all dates will be provided by Ohio riff rock quartet, Lo Pan.
Stand by for updates from Black Cobra as the band soon records a next LP, due for release in early 2015. More...
The Ohio riff peddlers in Lo-Pan are pleased to unveil the details of their long awaited new full-length fittingly titled "Colossus."
Lo-Pan's fourth opus is named for the Colossus of Rhodes: a ninety-six-foot statue of the titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself.
In the three years since of the release of third long-player, "Salvador," the Columbus four-piece has logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KEN mode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater.
For the first time in the band's near decade-long existence, Lo-Pan knew exactly what it wanted when hitting the studio. The group road-tested songs like "Eastern Seas" and the title track for over a year, and then partnered with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn.
The album features cover art by Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black) and will have the following track listing: More...
Lo-Pan has issued the following announcement about canceling an upcoming live show set to take place with Black Cobra:
"Unfortunately our show in Chicago tomorrow with Black Cobra has been cancelled. The Black Cobra boys got turned away at the Canadian border a couple of days back and it put a damper on the rest of their tour dates. Sorry, everyone. Safe travels to BC and we will see you all again soon."
The scheduled itinerary, which is apparently scrapped although there has been no official word from Black Cobra, was to be as follows: More...
Ohio riff rock perpetrators Lo-Pan will enter Translator Audio in Brooklyn, New York next month to record forthcoming new full-length for Small Stone Recordings.
Titled "Colossus," the offering will be mixed and mastered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, The Brought Low, Keelhaul) with art direction by Jason Alexander Byers (Black Black Black, Disengage). A Fall release is expected.
In related news, Lo-Pan recently joined forces with Tone Deaf Touring (Corrosion Of Conformity, Weedeater, ASG) and will embark upon a short stint of live abrasions later this month alongside manic noiserockers, Whores. The ten-date motorcade will include two special Small Stone Showcases in Cambridge and Brooklyn. The following month, the band will join reunited stoner rock sorcerers, Spirit Caravan, and the wicked doom bringers in Pilgrim for a performance in Columbus, with additional bouts of onstage debauchery to be announced in the coming months. More...
Ken Mode has announced new tour dates with Torche and Black Cobra. The new dates include West Coast performances in Long Beach, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, CA and a new date in Brooklyn, NY. Additional support on these dates will come from Lo-Pan.
Additionally, Ken Mode's participation in this year's Sled Island and Pitchfork Music Festivals have been announced. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The band's new album "Entrench" was released in North America on March 19th. You can listen to the whole album through the player below. More...
All was quiet in the Quarter, save the sidewalk in front of the renowned One Eyed Jacks. The entire heavy scene of New Orleans is in attendance tonight; the beer flows like water as we all file into the main room where opening band Lo-Pan is about to take the stage.
Lo-Pan’s last NOLA performance at Siberia in 2011 garnered a small crowd, playing with local doom groove outfit Endall and Ryan McKern,tThe band now has a packed house to play its unique post-rock hybrid sound. The opening notes are low and dominating, somewhere between Clutch and older Corrosion of Conformity. Jeff Martin’s vocals kick in and it immediately shifts to a softer Soundgarden vibe. The band is passionate about the music, and this is evident in the live show: well-rehearsed structures and tight playing abilities win over the crowd. More...
Ohio road burners Lo-Pan are readying for their next round of live assaults supporting heavy metal juggernauts High On Fire. The full North American takeover will commence on November 15th in Austin, Texas and is slated to run through December 22nd in San Francisco, California.
Additional support will come from Goatwhore as well as special guests Primate (featuring Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth) and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates. Additionally, Lo-Pan will be picking up a few off dates in surrounding cities. Check the full itinerary below.
Lo-Pan is performing in support of 2011’s Benny Grotto–produced "Salvador" full-length, released via Small Stone Records. More...