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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.
Lo-Pan's fifth release, "In Tensions," is a new five-song EP that sees the seasoned Columbus, Ohio unit continuing a blistering trajectory of building on the infectious, riff-filled grooves of 2014 full-length, "Colossus."
The band's first release on Brooklyn's Aqualamb Records, "In Tensions" also marks the next stage in the band's ever-evolving direction - anchored by the lead single "Go West," an optimistic, sun-kissed, open highway anthem.
Regarding the song, singer Jeff Martin elaborates, "It's about setting out to accomplish a goal and then having that goal change along the way. And ultimately realizing the new goal was better than what you wanted in the first place."
A perfect rallying cry for action in uncertain times, Martin continues, "it's also about getting out and doing something.... So keep moving forward. Keeping progressing. Keep evolving." More...
New Jersey riff-centric power trio The Atomic Bitchwax has announced a North American headlining tour in support of latest album, "Gravitron."
The tour will kick off on August 19th in Charlotte, NC and run through September 10th in Brooklyn, NY. Joining The Atomic Bitchwax on the standout summer trek will be Lo-Pan and Dirty Streets.
August 19 Charlotte, NC The Milestone *
August 20 Hattiesburg, MS The Tavern *
August 21 New Orleans, LA Siberia *
August 22 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger *
August 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall *
August 24 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall *
August 25 Ft Worth, TX Rail Club *
August 26 Albuquerque, NM Ned's Bar *
August 27 Tucson, AZ Flycatcher (Lo-Pan only)
August 28 San Diego, CA Soda Bar #
August 29 Los Angeles, CA Viper Room #
August 30 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room #
August 31 Portland, OR Dante's # More...
The Motor City road dogs from Against The Grain will kick off a near three-week run of live abrasions supporting the weedian sludge dealers in Bongzilla.
Set to commence tonight, February 26th, in Madison, Wisconsin, ATG's part in the tour will run through March 17th in Fort Worth, Texas and find the band trampling eighteen cities. Additional support will be provided by the volume antagonists in Black Cobra and Lo-Pan.
From there, the band will perform alongside Pentagram and Mondo Drag in Houston and Austin respectively. In May, Against The Grain will take to the streets again supporting Anvil with additional onstage actions in their plotting stages. See confirmed dates below. More...
The Ohio riff dealers from Lo-Pan will take to the streets next month on a near two-week Northeastern run of live dates.
Kicking off on March 12th in Detroit, Michigan at Berserker II alongside Poison Idea, Iron Reagan, Incantation, Full Of Hell and many others, the NxNe Tour 2015 will trounce eleven cities, coming to a close on March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio. The band will be joined by Detroit rockers, Against The Grain.
From there Lo-Pan will take a short breather before crossing the Atlantic for a European expedition that will see the band level the stage of Roadburn, Desert Fest, Asymmetry Fest and more with psyche peddlers, Abrahma, and psychedelic war metallers, Black Pyramid, sharing the stage on select dates.
Lo-Pan will be touring in support of the "Colossus" long player, released last Fall via Small Stone. See the band live: More...
Lo-Pan just issued the following announcement online about splitting with the band's guitar player:
"Lo-Pan has parted ways with guitarist Brian Fristoe. We wish Brian all the best in his future endeavors. Taking over guitar duties is Adrian Zambrano of Columbus, Ohio. Adrian is a gifted, dynamic musician with an exciting style. Join us in welcoming Adrian to the party."
The band's latest album "Colossus" came out last month, and you can now stream the release in full via the player below. More...
In celebration of the forthcoming release of "Colossus" (due out October 7th), the hard-truckin' new long player from Ohio fuzz rockers Lo-Pan, today MetalSucks is hosting a stream of all 10 tracks. Listen in below!
Produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, "Colossus" gets its name from a gargantuan 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.
Currently winding down a U.S. jaunt alongside fellow volume antagonists, Black Cobra, Lo-Pan will bring fuzzed out stoner grooves to The Netherlands next year as part of the twentieth edition of Roadburn.
"Lo-Pan is honored to be invited to perform at the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2015," says drummer Jesse Bartz, "We are looking forward to making life long memories and friends."
10/02/2014 New Parish - Oakland, CA
10/04/2014 Downtown Lounge - Tulsa, OK *
10/17/2014 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH * Record Release Show
*LO-PAN headlining date/No Black Cobra More...
Ohio's riff rockers in Lo-Pan today hurl forth another track of amplified goodness with "Eastern Seas," available below courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
The tune comes by way of Lo-Pan's forthcoming "Colossus" full-length, set for release via Small Stone Recordings on October 7th. The album was produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn. More...
While Lo-Pan traverses the U.S. alongside amplification duo Black Cobra, today The Obelisk hosts a stream of "Vox" from the forthcoming "Colossus" full-length. Check it out below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"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 - Lo-Pan's fourth full-length was produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn and boasts ten crushingly soulful psalms that reveal just how much they've moved beyond their influences to arrive at their own sound - a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date."
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...