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LO-PAN – Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long-awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus.

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, LO-PAN‘s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution both as a band and individually.

In the three years since of the release of third long-player, Salvador, the Columbus four-piece have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.

For the first time in their near decade-long existence, LO-PAN knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They’d road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston last March, they belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences and arrived at their own sound — a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

Complete with cover art courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus, like its namesake, was built in defiance of gods and men, and while LO-PAN‘s loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is bound to stand for years to come.

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Colossus Track Listing:

1. Regulus

2. Land Of The Blind

3. Black Top Revelation

4. Marathon Man

5. N.P.D.

6. Colossus

7. Vox

8. Eastern Seas

9. Relo

10. The Duke

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Colossus will be released via Small Stone on October 7th, 2014. 

 Critical Praise:

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” – The Obelisk

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LO-PAN:

http://www.lopandemic.com

http://www.facebook.com/lopandemic?fref=ts

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LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

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LO-PAN – Ohio Riff Rock Perpetrators Enter Studio Next Month; Band Unites With Tone Deaf Touring – Live Takeovers Announced

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ohio riff rock perpetrators LO-PAN, will enter Translator Audio in Brooklyn, New York next month to record their forthcoming new full-length for amplification station, 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 the roadburning heavyweights at 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 iconic 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.

LO-PAN Spring Takeover 2014:

3/20/2014 The Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Whores
3/21/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Whores
3/22/2014 Ruby’s – Columbus, OH Ruby’s w/ Fuck You Pay Me, White Wolves
3/23/2014 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Whores, Fuck You Pay Me
3/24/2014 The Union – Athens, OH w/ Whores, Horseburner
3/25/2014 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Whores
3/26/2014 The Depot – York, PA w/ Neon Warship, Black Cowgirl, Witch Hazel
3/27/2014 The M Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Neon Warship, Skeleton Hands
3/28/2014 Small Stone Showcase @ Middle East – Cambridge, MA  w/ Roadsaw, Mellow Bravo, Gozu, Neon Warship
3/29/2014 Small Stone Showcase @ Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Wo Fat, Lo-Pan, Roadsaw, Neon Warship, Geezer
4/09/2014 Skully’s – Columbus, OH  w/ Spirit Caravan, Pilgrim
4/17/2014 Pinned 4 – Columbus, OH  w/  Neon Warship, Ride To Ruin, Beggers

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Check out the revamped lopandemic.com website for show updates, new merch and other LO-PAN-centric awesomeness. 

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Critical Praise:

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” – The Obelisk 

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, Lo-Pan show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LO-PAN:

http://lopandemic.com

Facebook: Lo-Pan

http://smallstone.com

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LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WEEDEATER AND ASG ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ASG’S BLOOD DRIVE MARKS N.C. BAND’S HIGHEST DEBUT

June 7, 2013, Philadelphia – Weedeater and ASG have announced a four-week tour across the United States, kicking off on June 27 in Savannah, Ga. at The Jinx.

The tour comes as ASG celebrate their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, the breakthrough release Blood Drive The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and also had impressive debuts on the trade magazine’s Hard Music (#32) and Indie (#67) charts.  The album is streaming via Bandcamp at link below:

http://asgnation.bandcamp.com

Stereogum said “Blood Drive is a heavy album, no question, but it’s primarily a catchy album, full of resin-sticky summertime metal.”  Revolver called the album “a catchy, melodic triumph of heavy music,” while Alternative Press asserted that “mentioning ASG in the same breath as riff-rockers Torche or Queens of the Stone Age is not only misleading, it might even be an understatement.”  Artist Direct went even further saying “every now and again a band puts out a record that changes the tides for them” and continued by describing Blood Drive as a “tipping point moment.”

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Fellow North Carolinians, Weedeater recently performed at Maryland Death Fest and are currently featured in the premiere episode of Noisey’s Heavy Dicks series (http://youtu.be/nze_JpRrksQ).  The band is currently working on a follow-up to 2011’s Jason… The Dragon.

Weedeater & ASG presented by Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges:

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on the bands, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: ASG

Facebook: Weedeater

http://www.weedmetal.com/

Facebook: Lo-Pan

Relapse Records: http://www.relapse.com

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LONG LIVE ASG.

LONG LIVE WEEDEATER.

LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

Stone.

LO-PAN: Ohio Fuzz Purveyors Kick Off Spring 2012 Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, heavy metal news, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Ohio’s primo fuzz purveyors, LO-PAN, are kicking off their Spring 2012 in top form. The heavy rocking four-piece will embark on a trek starting March 1 that will find them hitting the East Coast and the South sharing the stage with some of rock’s finest, including Freedom Hawk, Sistered, Truckfighters, and Small Stone Records labelmates, Wo Fat!

Touring in support of 2011’s epic Salvador, LO-PAN are said to already have new material in the works and will take part in Small Stone’s annual SXSW showcase, set for March 16 at Headhunter’s in Austin, Texas, where they’ll perform alongside Suplecs, Dixie Witch, Gozu, Dwellers and longtime tour comrades, Backwoods Payback, among others.

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LO-PAN SPRING TOUR 2012:

3/01/2012 Lava Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA w/ EYE, Sistered, October

3/02/2012 The Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC w/ EYE, Kohoutek, Ambition Burning

3/03/2012 Thumbs – Virginia Beach, VA w/ EYE, Freedom Hawk, Constrictor

3/04/2012 The Union – Athens, OH w/ EYE

3/08/2012 Springwater – Nashville, TN

3/09/2012 The Buccaneer – Memphis, TN

3/10/2012 The Roadmap – TexArkana, AR w/ Truckfighters

3/11/2012 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR w/ Truckfighters

3/12/2012 Ridglea Bar – Ft. Worth, TX w/ Hands In The Honeypot

3/13/2012 Boiler Room – Dallas, TX w/ Wo Fat, Mothership

3/14/2012 Rudyard’s – Houston, TX

3/15/2012 The Ten Eleven – San Antonio, TX

3/16/2012 Headhunter’s – Austin, TX – Smallstone Records Showcase w/ Tia Carrera, Dixie Witch, Suplecs, Gozu, Backwoods Payback, Dwellers

3/17/2012 Happy Hippie – Lake Charles, LA w/ Backwoods Payback, Large Marge, Survive The Musical

3/18/2012 Tsunami Bar – Monroe, LA w/ Backwoods Payback, Electric Sermon, Large Marge

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on LO-PAN, click on the links below:

http://www.lopandemic.com

http://reverbnation.com/lopandemic

http://www.smallstone.com

http://www.lechuzabooking.com

LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

Stone.

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