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Below is our complete Vista Chino 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.
Napalm Records announced the signing of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Brank Bjork for the release of his new solo album, which is expected to be released this Fall. More info will surface in the coming weeks.
Bjork commented: "I am super stoked to be recording some more rock music for Napalm. Stand by for Low Desert Punk."
Brant Bjork is globally recognizable as a founding member of the legendary Kyuss and more recently for his work with John Garcia in Vista Chino. In addition, he has had quite an eventful career as a founder of the record labels (El Camino and Duna Records) and as a world renowned producer. In addition to founding the record labels, performing, touring, and recording, he also works as a producer and has worked with many amazing artists throughout the years.
Bjork will be touring globally in support of the album. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
10/2: Vienna, Austria @ Arena
10/3: Milan, Italy @ Bloom
10/4: Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7 (Up in Smoke Festival)
10/6: Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
10/7: Paris, France @ Glazart
10/8: Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
10/10: Cologne, Germany @ Underground
10/11: Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
10/12: Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix (Desertfest)
10/13: Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
10/15: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
10/16: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
10/17: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
10/19: Leeds, United Kingdom @ Belgrave
10/20: Bristol, United Kingdom @ Exchange
10/21: Southampton, United Kingdom @ Joiners
10/22: London, United Kingdom @ Garage More...
Vista Chino, formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork as a continuation of Kyuss, released the new music video for the track "Barcelonian." The song appears on the band's 2013 debut release "Peace," which is available via Napalm Records.
The video premiered yesterday at AllMusic.com, but can also be seen in the player below:
Former Kyuss and current Vista Chino frontman John Garcia has inked a solo deal with Napalm Records.
His new album is being recorded at Thunder Underground studios in Palm Springs, California with producers Harper Hug and Trevor Whatever for a late summer release. John Garcia also comments:
"I'm pleased to announce that after years of planning, I have finally signed my solo deal with Napalm Records. I'm extremely happy to be obligated to finishing this project that has haunted me long enough. Very excited to be working with Harper Hug and Trevor Whatever in the studio along with some other extremely talented musicians.
"This record will be coming out end of summer 2014 with extensive tours to follow. Thank you for your support and thank you to Napalm Records for making my dream become a reality."
For our 2013 year-end awards we included a category for best “newcomers” – those bands that released debut albums well worth hearing.
To help get you acquainted with the best new talent releasing albums you may have missed, we’ll be looking at each of the bands nominated for the “best newcomer” category by our staff. Today, writer OverkillExposure looks at Gloomball and Damnations Day:
Guitarist Björn Daigger of new German import Gloomball states, “We refer to our material simply as rock music, but you could also call it alternative metal or modern rock.” Of this variety, the rock-radio highway is annually littered with misses, but Gloomball’s debut “The Distance” is a gut-punching hit. Daigger and co-songwriter Alen Ljubic (vocals) composed seven new tracks atop four previously existing songs from the band’s demo days, tossed in a cover of Robert M. Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out” (from “Rocky IV”) for good measure, and recorded a killer record with massive crossover appeal. Ballsy, thunderous, and groovy enough for headbangers young and old, melodic and heartfelt enough for a cathartic singalong session, “The Distance” expertly captures the essence of Five Finger Death Punch, late ‘90s Machine Head (sans the rap), latter-day Shadows Fall, and even some power metal and the understated progressive brilliance of acts such as Scar Symmetry.
Each year in our annual metal awards we take a look at the best “newcomers” – those bands that released debut full-lengths worth your time.
To help get you acquainted with the best new talent releasing albums you may have missed, we’ll be looking at each of the bands nominated for the “best newcomer” category by our staff. Today, writer Rex_84 covers Vista Chino, The Resistance, Raven Lord, Skan, and Lord Dying. Here's what he had to say:
Thanks to Facebook and local venues, there was hardly a day that went by without receiving a flyer or like request on an unfamiliar band. Bands from around the globe injected new ideas into sounds we know well. In the end, however, my list mostly consists of new bands containing members from the artists I've gotten to know and love through my years as a heavy metal fan.
Vista Chino rose from the ashes of Kyuss Lives when former Kyuss guitar Josh Homme and bassist Scott Reeder sued the band for "trademark infringement and consumer fraud." Although no longer containing the "Kyuss" in their name, Brant Bjork easily filled Josh Homme's shoes. Vista Chino's debut "Peace" is the fuzzy, desert rock album Kyuss fans have long for since the group disbanded nearly twenty years ago.
Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork that continues the legacy of Kyuss, has completed work on a video for the song "Sweet Remain."
Taken from the album "Peace," the video was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini (Hatebreed, Sevendust, Trivium). Crave Online is now premiering the video today, which can be viewed below.
Vista Chino will also be performing in Australia on the following dates:
1/19: Queensland, Australia @ Big Day Out - Gold Coast
1/24: Melbourne, Australia @ Big Day Out - Melbourne
1/26: Sydney, Australia @ Big Day Out - Sydney
1/31: Adelaide, Australia @ Big Day Out - Adelaide
2/2: Perth, Australia @ Big Day Out - Perth
Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork that continues the legacy of Kyuss, is a week away from the release of the "Peace" album.
"Peace" is set for a September 3rd release via Napalm Records. The artwork for the album was created by California art collective - The Date Farmers.
The album is also now being streamed in its entirety at SPIN.com. Check out an interview with Brant Bjork and John Garcia where they discuss the album track by track and hear all of "Peace" at this location.
Vista Chino will embark on a North American headline tour in support of "Peace." Support on the tour will come from the Portland Oregon rock outfit known as Black Pussy.The tour kicks off September 6th in Calgary, Alberta and runs through September 28th in Columbus, Ohio. More...
Vista Chino, featuring John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss), has posted up a preview clip featuring clips from the entire new album "Peace." The album will be released September 3rd in North America via Napalm Records.
Check out the preview here:
Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss) are gearing up for the release of "Peace."
The album will be released September 3rd in North America via Napalm Records. The artwork for the album was created by the California art collective - The Date Farmers.
Today Vista Chino is pleased to present a second new song from "Peace." The song entitled "Barcelonian" is available for streaming below thanks to Stereogum.com. A list of tour dates for Vista Chino can also be found after the jump. More...
Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss), is gearing up for the release of "Peace." The album will drop September 3rd in North America via Napalm Records.
Following a debut North American performance at the Orion Music and More Festival, the band has confirmed a North American headline tour in support of "Peace." Support on the tour will come from the Portland Oregon rock outfit known as Black Pussy. The tour kicks off September 6th in Calgary, Alberta and runs through September 28th in Columbus, Ohio.
Drummer Brant Bjork cannot wait to showcase the new music for the fans: "Vista Chino is super excited to bring the fresh VC rock to the American fans. We'll be rocking songs from our new Vista Chino record 'Peace' along with some Kyuss classics and the legendary Mike Dean from COC will be bringing the electric bass...so, be there or be square." More...
Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss) that signed to Napalm Records last month, has finished work on a new album.
Today the band has unveiled the album title as well as the cover art for the record. The album is titled "Peace" and the artwork for the album was created by California art collective - The Date Farmers.
Drummer Brant Bjork commented about working with the collective: "The Date Farmers are native to the desert where we are from. It is an honor to work together with such prolific artists!"
Vista Chino's first North American performance will take place this Sunday June 9th at the Orion Festival in Detroit, MI curated by Metallica. Vista Chino will appear on the Frantic Stage. A full North American tour will be announced shortly. Catch the band live: More...
Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss), has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The album is set for an early fall release. More details, including album title, artwork, and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Vocalist John Garcia said the following: "Kyuss Lives is now Vista Chino!...it feels great just to write that....and to say it out loud, feels even better. Now that our relationship with Napalm Records is official; it's time to forget about the past year, move forward, and execute our original plan, which was to make kick ass music and tour the world!
Drummer Brant Bjork added: "We look forward to working with Napalm Records and we anticipate great support in rolling out the Vista Chino rock."
Thomas Caser, Head Of A&R at Napalm Records commented on the signing: "It's with great pride we announce the signing of Vista Chino. After all the band has been through they are ready to rock! We at Napalm Records are thrilled to work with such talented artists and look forward to a long-lasting cooperation! More...
Brant Bjork, John Garcia, and Nick Oliveri -- formerly of Kyuss -- are pleased to introduce their new project: Vista Chino.
The group, comprised of the three founding members of the legendary rock band and guitarist Bruno Fevery, are currently recording new material in anticipation of a 2013 worldwide release that will coincide with major touring plans.
The final live appearances of "KYUSS LIVES!" will take place in early 2013 as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival. The guys are looking forward to playing their classic songs along with new material. More...