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Melvins have announced that they will be joining forces with Napalm Death and Melt Banana for the Savage Imperial Death March Tour, a six-week Spring trek that kicks off on March 26 in Phoenix, Ariz. Buzz & Dale are bringing along Steven McDonald of Redd Kross/OFF! fame to handle the bass duties. The trio also have a 10" recorded titled War Pussy that will be released next year as well. Check out the tour dates below!
Buzz had this to say: “Napalm Death sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun… and I mean that in a good way. We’re happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers.”
Some may recall that this isn’t the first time members of the Melvins and Napalm Death have collaborated. In 2004, Buzz Osborne, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera played together in Venomous Concept, with their debut release (Retroactive Abortion) which was released by Ipecac Recordings.
“We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it’s finally happening,” says Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury. “Having been long time fans and friends of the Melvins we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and Melt Banana. Expect the unexpected!”
Savage Imperial Death March Tour dates (tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 4):
March 26 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
March 28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
March 30 Dallas, TX Trees
March 31 Austin, TX The Mohawk
April 1 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
April 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
April 3 Birmingham, AL Iron City
April 4 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
April 5 Tallahassee, FL Sidebar Theater
April 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
April 8 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
April 9 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
April 10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
April 12 Washington, DC 930 Club
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
April 14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 15 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
April 17 Montreal, QC Club Soda
April 19 Toronto, ON The Opera House
April 20 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
April 21 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
April 22 Chicago, IL The Metro
April 23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
April 27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
April 29 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 1 Seattle, WA The Showbox
May 2 Vancouver, BC The Venue
May 3 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 5 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 6 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 7 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
May 8 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
Joyful Noise released an extremely rare lathe cut 7" this fall of the Melvins along with Teri from Le Butcherettes covering "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill. The 7" sold out in under a minute, but there's a video of the recording session online for you to check out! Joyful Noise brings you our new "Almost Live from Joyful Noise" series, which features limited edition singles from some of our favorite artists, recorded at the label's Indianapolis-based performance space. Tracked live in the empty space (hence almost live), each release in the series is cut on the spot using a 1940s record lathe and is limited to just 100 copies on hand-made 7" records with screen-printed jackets. The semi-regular series -- which will produce a new release every month or two -- kicked off with a special performance by the Melvins. With the help of Teri from Le Butcherettes, the band recorded a cover the the Bikini Kill classic "Rebel Girl". While the limited edition 7" is now sold out, you can watch a video of the rare performance.
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Melvins have posted a teaser trailer for their new movie "Across The USA in 51 Days: The Movie!" that was shot entirely with mobile phones while they were on their historic U.S. tour for Freak Puke back in 2012. It's going to be available on Nov. 27 (DVD/online). You can pre-order it now at the Ipecac webstore.
Coming this November!Posted by (the) Melvins on Monday, October 26, 2015
Melvins have a Halloween show coming up along with Kevin Rutmanis' band Hepa-Titus in L.A. at the Echo, grab your tickets here. As if you needed any more reason to go, a special version of the Beer Hippy 10" with glow in the dark art will be available there in limited quantities.
Poster art by HAZE XXL
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Big Melvins / Big Business kick off their European tour in just a few short days, check out the dates below and be sure to pick up your tickets and see the best the U.S.A. has to offer!
AmRep is getting set to release a new 10" with some new tracks from the Melvins 1983 incarnation, keep an eye on their facebook page for the release date details and check out the video clip below of "Beer Hippy" from the release.
September 13, 2015 - Bristol, England - Exchange
September 14, 2015 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2
September 15, 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
September 16, 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
September 18, 2015 - Angers, France - Le Chabada (Levitation France Festival)
September 19, 2015 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
September 20, 2015 - Belfort, France - La Poudriere
September 21, 2015 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
September 22, 2015 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
September 23, 2015 - Bremen, Germany - Lagerhaus
September 24, 2015 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain/Panorama Bar
September 25, 2015 - Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
September 26, 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum
September 27, 2015 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
September 28, 2015 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
September 29, 2015 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
September 30, 2015 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
October 1, 2015 - Milan, Italy - Leoncavallo
October 2, 2015 - Feyzin, France - L'Epicerie Moderne
October 3, 2015 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Konzertfabrik (Up In Smoke Festival)
October 5, 2015 - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39
October 6, 2015 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
October 8, 2015 - Reading, England - Sub 89
October 9, 2015 - Manchester, England - Gorilla
October 10, 2015 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Poster art by Michael Hacker
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The Melvins will be performing tonight at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY and Live Nation/Yahoo will be streaming it live as it happens! 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific!
UPDATE: The show is over, but someone uploaded it to youtube so check it out at your leisure!
Melvins will be touring the west coast area later this summer along with Big Business. They'll also be heading to Europe for a fall tour, more info on that to come!
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Dale also recently announced that he's begun a project called Broken Bat along with Ty Segall and Steven McDonald of OFF!/Redd Kross. They've got a BandCamp page set up with a clip of the song Take My Medicine.
Mind-fuckery abounds in this split 7" from Dale Crover and Qui. Dale Crover is a man who needs no introduction. In his 30+ years as drummer of the Melvins (and also occasionally, Nirvana), Crover has influenced us here at Joyful Noise more than any other single human being. And it's a perfect fit to his new song to be coupled with our friends Qui. Both tracks are incredible examples of the imaginative antics these folks are known for. The release is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on red & yellow split color vinyl, as well as non-limited black vinyl. Release Date: August 28, 2015.
A new limited edition book about the Stoner Witch album has just been published by Karma Books, written by Bob Nickas & Ted O'Sullivan. Only 500 were printed so head over to the Karma website to order one soon. "A book-length conversation about the Melvins and the album Stoner Witch, side-by-side, track-by-track.126 pages, over 30 illustrations. An album that "sounds as inventive and scary, as heavy and evocative as it did twenty years ago. It has lasted the test of time ... and always will." UPDATE: Stoner Witch book release party happening tomorrow (June 29th) at KARMA (39 Great Jones Street) 1pm-230pm. Bob and Ted will be signing copies of the book and The MELVINS will be there as well hanging out and playing a short set!
Poster art by Jeff LaChance
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The CD/Digital version of The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard reissue is now available from your preferred retail outlets. The vinyl of this release should be available a few months from now, as you've probably heard there are lots of delays at vinyl pressing plants with the increased demand in the format.
The band also announced some more U.S. tour dates for later this summer and the beginnings of a stint of European tour dates later this fall. Check out the new dates below or the full list of 2015 tour dates at the usual space. Their tour begins in just a few days in Tucson, AZ so make sure you get your tickets and Cracker Barrel gift cards ready!
Aug 26 2015 - Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace - Pioneertown, CA
Aug 27 2015 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
Aug 28 2015 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Aug 29 2015 - The Sayers Club - Las Vegas, NV
Aug 30 2015 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 01 2015 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
Sep 03 2015 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
Sep 05 2015 - Venue - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sep 06 2015 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 07 2015 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Sep 09 2015 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Sep 15/16 2015 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - Midi Theater - Incubate Festival
Sep 18 2015 - Angers, France - Le Chabada (Levitation France Festival)
Sep 19 2015 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
Le Butcherettes were joined by King Buzzo on the track "We No Owe". Buzz contributed some background yowls and foreground guitar screeching. The Chaos As Usual tour fires up in days!! From Melvins / Le Butcherettes "Chaos As Usual" - tour 10" Check out a stream of the song on the Amphetamine Reptile Records Facebook page!
Poster art by Craig Horky