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Below is our complete Melvins 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.
North Carolina's sludge metal band WEEDEATER has been confirmed as support for a full-on North American DOWN tour. The lineup changes throughout the routing; The Canadian dates feature secondary support from VOIVOD, while the bulk of the American dates feature THE MELVINS. Other opening support for the tour will be DANAVA for the first half and EVIL ARMY for the latter half of the dates.
If you'll remember, Evil Army and Weedeater also supported Down on their North American dates earlier this year.
WEEDEATER will play several shows in North Carolina and Tennessee on the way to the opening and after the closing of the tour, and will headline sporadically in chunks throughout the main tour.
WEEDEATER's latest album, "God Luck And Good Speed," was released in 2007 on Southern Lord Recordings; a deluxe double LP version just released in 2009.
Here are the latest WEEDEATER tour dates: More...
US metal project, Shrinebuilder, have just completed their studio album. The album was recorded with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) from January 9th through January 13th. Shrinebuilder's debut full-length is set for a summer 2009 release via Neurot Recordings.
Wino (St. Vitus, Hidden Hand)
Scott Kelly (Neurosis)
Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep)
Dale Crover (Melvins).
Song titles that will be featured on the album are "Solar Benediction," "The Architect," "Blind For All To See," "Science Of Anger," and "Pyramid Of The Moon." More...
TORCHE has parted ways with guitarist Juan Montoya. In a statement prepared by Juan, he had this to say:
"The ATP/Nightmare Before Christmas show on December 5, 2008, will be my final show with TORCHE. I’m very proud of the music we have created together over the past 4 years. I have been blessed to?tour the world and meet amazing?people and will be seeing you all soon enough. I am very inspired and will be collaberating with many of the talented friends I have met in my travels. Look out for new material early next year and a tour to follow. I wish TORCHE all the best and I thank all the fans for listening and being a part of this amazing experience." More...
Apparently some people are offering copies of the Melvins' upcoming album for sale online prematurely. Here's what HydraHead has to say about the situation:
"Some blow hards are selling the Melvins 4xLP on ebay and on Amazon as though they've got the damn things in hand already...oh wait, as though they WILL have the damn things in hand around the 20th of September. The thing is, they won't. And if you purchased from them you should probably get a refund...not only will they not have the stock when they say the will, but they DEFINITELY won't cost $80! They folks are scamming the hell out of some of you, so please don't get fooled..."
"Here are the culprits that we've found so far....if you know who these people are, please let us know (email us: email@example.com) , we want to out this jerks for the scam artists they are.
Amazon : Username 'Mad_Music'
Ebay : Username 'aroloff351'
Ebay : Username 'dubmaverick'"
"We were going to announce the release dates today for both the box set and the regular version, but these losers ruined it for us...maybe tomorrow then. In the meantime, as you can see from the above pic, we're still assembling....and assembling...and assembling. We've only sent ONE copy out to someone...which means that all 2999 copies are here with us safe and sound. Don't get fooled."
The legendary Melvins have announced a European tour in support of their new album, "Nude In Boots," recently released on Ipecac. The band will play an extensive series of tour dates across the continent, with more to be announced. More...
The Melvins have a brand new full-length waiting in the wings. Following on the heels of the ‘06 sludge-out, "(a) Senile Animal," the band’s new studio record is slated for release on July 8 through Ipecac Recordings. The eleven-track offering was recorded in January 2008 in Los Angeles, and is titled "Nude With Boots." The lineup is, once again, founding member King Buzzo, almost-founding-member Dale Crover, and drummer Jared Warren and bassist Coady Willis of Big Business.
In other Melvins news, the band will join Ipecac impresario Mike Patton in curating (and performing at) this year’s ATP Nightmare Before Christmas Festival. From December 5th through 7th, Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead will play host to the event. You can already expect sets from "America’s Funnyman" Neil Hamburger, post-metal titans Isis, Big Business, and The Locust.
As previously reported, Melvins are hitting the road in July for a run through the states. All dates are with Big Business. More...
Initial dates for Melvins' upcoming tour with Big Business have been disclosed. More tour dateswill be announced, but here are the latest:
7/16 Santa Barbara,CA @ Velvet Jones
7/17 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/18 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
7/19 Reno, NV @ Club Underground
7/21 Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
7/26 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
7/29 Teton Village,WY @ Mangy Moose
7/31 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/3 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
8/4 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
8/5 Detroit, MI @ Small's
8/6 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
8/7 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
8/9 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8/10 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
8/12 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
8/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
8/15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
8/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
8/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
8/18 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
8/20 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Melvins will release "Nude With Boots," the follow-up album to 2006's "(A) Senile Animal," on July 8th via Ipecac Recordings.
The eleven track album was recorded in January 2008 in Los Angeles and features the same line-up as the previous outing (Buzz, Dale as well as Jared and Coady from Big Business).
Also coming in July is The Fantomas/Melvins Big Band "Live from London 2006" DVD featuring audio commentary from Buzz, Danny DeVito and Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman.
In related news, Melvins tour dates are to to be announced soon.
On October 9, 2007 Brian Walsby's 3rd book of comic art (MANCHILD 3) will be released via Bifocal Media, packaged with the Melvins "Making Love Demos" CD. Brian is a bit of a Comic art/punk celebrity who's had his artwork published in books, magazines, and on classic album art since the early 80s. He also played drums for Polvo, Ryan Adams, and Scared Straight, among others.
The Melvins CD was recorded in 1987 by the band on a 4 track. They made Brian a copy back then and lost the tapes. Since Brian's Illustrated Melvins tour diary will appear in this new book, Brian asked the band if they would be down with us releasing this long lost recording and they agreed.
Melvins will tour Europe this spring with support from Big Business. Here are the tour dates:
04/03 Oslo @ Rockefeller
04/04 Stockholm @ Debaser
04/06 Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
04/07 Berlin @ SO 36
04/08 Hamburg @ Knust
04/09 Koln @ Stollwerck
04/10 Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
04/11 Munich @ Backstage
04/12 Schorndorf @ Manufaktur
04/13 Zurich @ Rote Fabrik
04/14 Geneva @ Usine
04/15 Ferrand @ Fr Cooperative de Mai Clermont
04/17 Brussels @ Domino Festival
04/20 Tilberg @ Roadburn Festival
04/21 Harlem @ Patronaat
04/22 Groningen @ Vera
04/23 Dresden @ Schlacthof
04/24 Zagreb @ Pauk
04/25 Rijeka @ TBA
04/26 Vienna @ Arena
04/27 Tel Aviv @ Barby
04/29 Paris @ La Maronquinerie
05/01 Birmingham ! Barfly
05/02 London @ Islington Academy
05/05 Dublin @ Temple Bar
TV EYE DVD Magazine and Southern Lord Records will be putting on an event to celebrate the release of TV EYE's fourth installment, which features Sunn 0))), Isis, The Melvins, High on Fire and more. The event will feature a live performance by Sunn 0)))'s Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson alongside David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Bastro, Gastr Del Sol) as well as live DJ sets by Stephen O'Malley and his various cohorts.
The party will be happening Friday, November 3rd from 5-8PM at the Rockstar Bar in Brooklyn, NY. Admission and beer are free.
The Melvins have announced the following tour dates, dates will feature support from Big Businnes and Ghostigital. Tour dates are as follows:
Cattle Decapitation are currently seeking a new drummer, if interested go to the following link: http://www.smnnews.com/board/showthread.php?t=114401. Also, the band has posted the following update:
"Cattle Decapitation is happy to announce "Karma.Bloody.Karma." as the title of the next record. NO, there is not any religious significance of the title. NO, the name does not imply that we're "crazy vegans" trying to push our lifestyle onto people (as a lot of gabbing internet idiots like to pigeonhole us as). It is simply about the "greatest natural disaster of all time," humanity, and revenge for its effect on this planet. This will be the most nihilistic, pessimistic and hateful record we've ever done lyrically, and musically you can expect, what one of our friends has said perfectly about it, a very "schitzophrenic" release! Imagine the Caninus split material, just longer in every way. Features guest appearances by Joey Karam(The Locust) and John Wiese(Sunn 0)), Bastard Noise). Produced by Billy Anderson(Swans, Mr. Bungle Melvins). Available June/July 2006!
Here's the goddamn track list:
2. Unintelligent Design
3. Success Is…(Hanging By the Neck)
4. One Thousand Times Decapitation
5. The Carcass Derrick
6. Total Gore
8. Suspended In Coprolite
9. Alone At The Landfill
11. The New Dawn
12. Of Human Pride & Flatulence"
"We have a new addition to Cattle Decapitation. A new second guitar player by the name of Kevin "Fetus" Bernier of L.A.’s Watch Me Burn/Fetus Eaters/Deadfood/Vomitcore Records. He's been an amazing friend of ours since the beginning and we're very excited to start playing live with him. We'll try our hardest to have him ready for the Necrophagist tour!"