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MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

THE MELVINS Announce “THE ELECTRIC ROACH TOUR” U.S. Tour Kicks Off June 15 – HELMS ALEE Supports

Posted in Hard Rock, live rock music, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

April, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who are wrapping up a sold out tour with Ministry, return to the road this Summer for a headlining trek dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” the hard-working band’s first headlining run since 2019.

“It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” says Osborne of the outing. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

Tickets for the six-week tour are on-sale now. Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow open on all dates.

“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:

June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud
July 3 Detroit, MI El Club
July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 6 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel
July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall
July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM
July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall
July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins released two albums in 2021: Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 iteration (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard), as well as the a 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dog, which features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death.

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Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

DUMB NUMBERS (And) MELVINS Release The “BROKEN PIPE” EP ON April 29 Via Joyful Noise Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Dumb Numbers (and) Melvins

April 1, 2022 – Dumb Numbers and the Melvins join forces for one of the season’s most unusual releases, a three-song single, dubbed the Broken Pipe EP (April 29, Joyful Noise Recordings), which arrives via a sawblade-shaped, limited-edition vinyl 12-inch.

The title track is streaming now (https://lnk.to/BrokenPipe).

The collection, which is not the first time the musicians have partnered together (see their 2015 JNR split series), also finds The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow lending his vocals to the track, “So-Called Solid Objects,” and longtime Melvins’ production partner, Toshi Kasai, remixing the song “Harvel.”

“I’m severely honoured to work with Buzz and Dale on this release,” says Dumb Numbers’ Adam Harding. “I actually wrote one of the songs in 1997 after seeing the Melvins play in my hometown of Geelong, Australia. I never dreamed that 20 years later I would get to record it with them.”

Pre-orders for the 1200-piece, hand-numbered release are available now (https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/products/broken-pipe-ep), with the EP also available digitally.

Dumb Numbers (and) Melvins Broken Pipe EP cover by Mackie Osborne

Broken Pipe EP track list:

  1. Broken Pipe
  2. Harvel (Toshi Kasai re-mix)
  3. So-Called Solid Objects (featuring David Yow)

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Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

The Melvins Debut “Embrace The Rub” Video; North American Tour Begins April 26

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

The Melvins - Embrace The Rub - 2018 - #333MO4ILMG23

THE MELVINS DEBUT “EMBRACE THE RUB” VIDEO FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, PINKUS ABORTION TECHNICIAN (APRIL 20, IPECAC RECORDINGS)

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW; TOUR BEGINS APRIL 26

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March 28, 2018 – Fullerton, Calif. – The Melvins, who recently announced the April 20 release of Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac Recordings), have debuted the Mackie Osborne directed video for “Embrace The Rub” – watch below.

“’Embrace The Rub’ is a Steven McDonald penned, punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, CA punk hanging out with Black Flag,” explained Dale Crover. “For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part.”

The eight-song album is the band’s first to feature two bass tracks on every song, with the bass players being Steve McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers). The Melvins previously shared the song “Stop Moving To Florida” from the forthcoming release:

Pinkus Abortion Technician pre-orders are available now (http://smarturl.it/MelvinsPinkus) with digital pre-orders including an instant download of both “Stop Moving To Florida” and “Embrace The Rub.”

The band embarks on a 10-week North American tour on April 26. The trek will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover.

Tour Dates:

April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah

April 27 Tucson, AZ The Rock

April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s

April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk

May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

May 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

May 6 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater

May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw

May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

May 16 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground

May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall

May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone

May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

May 26 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

May 27 Norman, OK Opolis

May 29 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf

May 30 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room

May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub

July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room

July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)

July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

July 31 Chicago, IL Park West

August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

August 3 Detroit, MI El Club

August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre

August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company

August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

August 16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

Source:

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LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

STONE.

THE MELVINS’ “STONER WITCH” PROFILED IN DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S AUGUST HALL OF FAME

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

Melvins - Decibel Magazine promo cover - 2014 - Buzz Osborne

SEVEN-PAGE ARTICLE FEATURES INTERVIEWS FROM BUZZ OSBORNE, DALE CROVER AND MARK DEUTROM

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Philadelphia, July 7, 2014 – Decibel Magazine’s August issue features an in-depth look at the Melvins’ 1994 album, Stoner Witch.

The issue, which arrives as Buzz Osborne is on his first ever solo/acoustic tour (dates below), features interviews with Osborne, Dale Crover and Mark Deutrom.

For more information and to order: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/august-2014-118.

Vice said of the release, “The Melvins are consummate masters of mood, in particular melancholy, and never more so than here.”

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Buzz Osborne Tour Dates:

July 07     Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

July 09     Dover, NH @ Dover Brickhouse

July 10     Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

July 11     Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

July 12     Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space

July 13     New York, NY @ Santos Party House

July 14     Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick

July 15     Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

July 17     Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

July 18     Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

July 19     Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater

July 20     Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

July 22     Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

July 23     Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree

July 25     New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

July 26     Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

July 27     Austin, TX @ Red 7

July 28     San Antonio, TX @ Limelight

July 30     Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

July 31     Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THE MELVINS’ BUZZ OSBORNE ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE “THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS” SUMMER TOUR

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , on April 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Buzz Osborne - Melvins - Photo Credit - Mackie Osborne - 2014

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS SET FOR JUNE 3rd RELEASE

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Los Angeles – Melvins front man Buzz Osborne has confirmed a seven-week U.S. tour, which kicks off June 10 at The Casbah in San Diego.

Osborne previously announced the release of his first solo, acoustic release, This Machine Kills Artists, which is set for a June 3 release via Ipecac Recordings. Rolling Stone recently premiered the song “Dark Brown Teeth” (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-melvins-king-buzzo-go-acoustic-for-new-10-inch-album-tour-20140214), describing the track as “doomy, ill-angled” and with the “Beefheartian edge his band is renowned for.”

Osborne will document the solo outing through an ongoing travelogue on Noisey.com.

May 17     Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest

June 10     San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

June 11     Echo Park, CA @ The Echo

June 12     Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

June 13     Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

June 14     Sacramento, CA @ Assembly

June 15     San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

June 17     Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall

June 18     Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

June 20     Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

June 21     Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

June 22     Spokane, WA @ The Hop

June 23     Missoula, MT @ The Palace

June 24     Billings, MT @ The Railyard

June 26     Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

June 27     Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s

June 28     Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

June 30   Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

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July 01     Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

July 02     Detroit, MI @ Small’s

July 03     Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

July 06     South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

July 07     Portland, ME @ Portland City Music Hall

July 10     Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

July 12     Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outerspace

July 13     New York, NY @ Santos Party House

July 14     Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick

July 15     Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

July 17     Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

July 18     Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

July 20     Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

July 22     Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

July 23     Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree

July 25     New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

July 26     Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

July 27     Austin, TX @ Red 7

July 28     Sam Antonio, TX @ Limelight

July 30     Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

July 31     Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s

Tickets will be available this Friday, April 4.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info:

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Website:  www.themelvins.net 

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LONG LIVE BUZZ OSBORNE.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

THE MELVINS STREAM “TRES CABRONES” VIA PITCHFORK ADVANCE

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

The Melvins - Tres Cabrones - promo cover pic - 2013

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW WITH MUDHONEY AT GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Oct. 30, 2013 – The Melvins are streaming Tres Cabrones (Nov. 5, Ipecac) in its entirety via Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/advance/271-tres-cabrones/).  Pre-orders for the record are available now: http://georiot.co/44Wg.

Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne, of the 12-song album that reunites him, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”

“Making the Tres Cabrones record was a real treat indeed. It’s a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence, ” said Dillard, who left the band in 1984 only to be replaced by Crover.

“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover. “I’ve always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It’s great that he’s still a piece of the puzzle!  Plus, I get to see what it’s like being the bass player in the Melvins! Tres Cabrones indeed!”

The Melvins annexed Big Business band members Coady Willis and Jared Warren in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal and the quartet has remained in this incarnation for four additional releases including Everybody Loves Sausages, a covers album released this spring. Not ones to relax, the Melvins introduced Melvins Lite, a version of the band that teams Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle). Melvins Lite released their debut album, Freak Puke, in 2012 and subsequently embarked on a 51 date/51 State (including DC) tour of the United States. The band most recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a six-week North American tour.

Up next for the band is a short stint in Australia with Helmet, a performance at the Meredith Music Festival on Dec. 13 and a recently announced New Year’s Eve performance with Mudhoney at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Calif.

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December 06     Fremantle, Australia @ Metropolis

December 08     Brisbane, Australia @ The Hi Fi (w/Helmet)

December 09     Byron Bay, Australia @ Northern Hotel (w/Helmet)

December 11     Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel (w/Helmet)

December 12     Canberra, Australia @ Anu Bar (w/Helmet)

December 13     Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival

December 15     Sydney, Australia @ Hi Fi (w/Helmet)

December 16     Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov (w/Helmet)

December 17     Melbourne, Australia @ Hi Fi

December 18     Hobart, Australia @ Brisbane Hotel

December 31     San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For More Info On THE MELVINS:

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Ipecac Recordings - Logo - 2013

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LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

EXCLUSIVE SCION ROCK FEST FOOTAGE OF TESTAMENT AVAILABLE VIA REVOLVER

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

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SCION ROCK FEST INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE AUG.12 VIA PRINCE PAUL HOSTED “ALL PURPOSE SHOW”

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Aug. 7, 2013, Torrance, Calif. – Exclusive Scion Rock Fest footage of Testament’s performance forDark Roots of Earth is available now via Revolver: (http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-video-testament-live-at-the-scion-rock-fest.html).

Clips from Pallbearer’s and Municipal Waste’s Scion Rock Fest performances are available now via Noisecreep: (http://noisecreep.com/pallbearer-foreigner-live-scion-rock-fest-2013-exclusive-video-premiere/) and Loudwire: (http://loudwire.com/municipal-waste-the-monster-with-21-faces-scion-rock-fest-2013-exclusive-premiere/) respectively.

The Shrine’s live performance of Napalm debuts via Thrasher on Thursday. Additional clips from Ice Dragon, Arsis, Noisem, Negative Approach, The Obsessed and Touché Amoré are available now via Scion A/V’s YouTube page: (www.youtube.com/ScionAV).

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Testament Band Logo B&W

All Purpose Show, the Prince Paul hosted interview series from Scion A/V, returns on Aug. 12 with a special episode dedicated to Scion Rock Fest.  The Interviews with several bands including Testament, Touché Amoré and Municipal Waste are interspersed with candid, on-the-street interviews with fans and musicians on Memphis’ famed Beale Street. To subscribe to All Purpose Show, visit www.youtube.com/ScionAV.

Scion Rock Fest 2013, the fifth annual incarnation of the Scion A/V curated event, hosted 32 Metal and Hard Rock bands in Memphis, Tenn. The one-day festival coupled legendary outfits like Testament and the Melvins alongside Punk-Metal luminaries Corrosion of Conformity and Negative Approach with a number of the genre’s most celebrated newcomers including A Life Once Lost, Royal Thunder and Anciients.

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About Scion A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit http://www.scionav.com.

About Scion: 

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit http://www.scion.com.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For More Info On TESTAMENT:

http://www.testamentlegions.com

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LONG LIVE TESTAMENT.

LONG LIVE SCION & SCION AV.

Stone.

MELVINS ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - 30th Anniversary Tour - promo flyer - 2013

“EVERYBODY LOVES SAUSAGES” AVAILABLE APRIL 30; ALBUM WITH BUZZ’S COMMENTARY STREAMING VIA SPIN

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April 23, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off on July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang!  Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us!  It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”

Everybody Loves Sausages, a 13-track covers album including songs by Queen, Roxy Music and Venom, is the next release for the tricenerians. The album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly.  Spin is currently streaming the album, with commentary from Buzz, in its entirety (http://www.spin.com/articles/melvins-covers-album-stream-everybody-loves-sausages-buzzo/).

Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages - promo cover pic!

The Washington-based band formed in 1983 by Montesano High School classmates Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  The legendary outfit experienced its first line-up shift soon thereafter as Lukin and Dillard left the band with drummer Dale Crover stepping in, leading to one of rock music’s longest running partnerships.  In the intervening years the band, sometimes a trio and sometimes a quartet, has released over twenty studio albums, a dozen live records and innumerable singles and EPs.   In 2012 they embarked on the epic 51 States in 51 days tour and have recently added Melvins Lite, a new incarnation of the band featuring stand-up bassist Trevor Dunn, with the 2012 release of Freak Puke.

The Melvins launch a month-long European tour today in France with both Melvins Lite and the traditional Melvins line-up performing at various dates (full details below).  Other upcoming dates for the band include performances at Maryland Deathfest and Scion Rock Fest as well as trio of dates in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour:

July 12     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

July 13     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 15     Denver, CO     The Summit Music Hall

July 17     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 18     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 20     Minneapolis, MN     Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) *

July 21     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall Ballroom **

July 22     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 23     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

July 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 26     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 27     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

July 29     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

July 30     Hartford, CT     Arch Street Tavern

July 31     Brooklyn, NY     Venue TBA

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August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

August 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

August 3     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

August 4     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach

** – w/Mudhoney

Honky opens on all dates except where noted.

Previously announced dates:

Melvins Lite:

Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix

Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts

Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat

Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck

Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine

Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage

May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom

May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39

May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix

May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival

May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz

Melvins:

May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg

May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo

May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien

May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton

May 21 & 22  Bristol, UK  The Exchange

May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest

May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre

May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on MELVINS, click on the link below!

facebook: (the) Melvins

http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

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LONG LIVE MELVINS.

Stone.

MELVINS – NEW EP AVAILABLE TODAY AS A ‘FREE DOWNLOAD’ VIA SCIONAV.COM

Posted in heavy metal news, metal music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mar. 13, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder. The release is available today as a free download via Scion A/V’s website (http://scionav.com/index#!collection/917/The-Melvins—The-Bulls–The-Bees).

A video for “The War on Wisdom,” which features a re-enacted, early incarnation of the Melvins debuts today on Brooklyn Vegan’s website (www.brooklynvegan.com).

The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus. The band blended Punk, Metal, Hard Rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including Sludge, Grunge and Doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.

“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion.  “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”

Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” The physical release will be available at Scion Partners retail stores. For more information about the Scion Partner program and to find retail stores, visit www.scionav.com/partners.

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:

1.  The War on Wisdom

2.  We Are Doomed

3.  Friends Before Larry

4.  A Really Long Wait

5.  National Hamster

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on the MELVINS and SCION A/V:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

http://scionav.com/

http://www.facebook.com/scionavmetal

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

MELVINS – SCION A/V SET TO RELEASE NEW MELVINS EP, SCION A/V PRESENTS: THE BULLS & THE BEES, ON MAR. 13

Posted in heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Jessi Rose

We Are Doomed,” the second song from the forthcoming Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees EP, streaming now via Revolver Magazine:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/the-melvins-premiere-new-song-we-are-doomed.html

Scion A/V Sponsoring Spring U.S. Tour

Feb. 23, Torrance, Calif. — Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album The Bride Screamed Murder. The release will be available as a free download on Mar. 13 via Scion A/V’s website (www.scionav.com). A free stream of the first track, “The War On Wisdom” premiered Friday, February 24, 2012 on Pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13220-the-war-on-wisdom/.

The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy music and focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade plus.The band blended Punk, Metal and Hard Rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels including Sludge, Grunge and Doom and won a cult of fans that have yet to waiver some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984) with Big Business’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis joining the band in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal.

“The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion. “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”

Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity.” The physical release will be available at Scion Partners retail stores. For more information about the Scion Partner program and to find retail stores, visit www.scionav.com/partners.

Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees Track Listing:

1.  The War on Wisdom

2.  We Are Doomed

3.  Friends Before Larry

4.  A Really Long Wait

5.  National Hamster

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on the MELVINS, click on links below:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

For more info on SCION A/V, click on link below:

http://www.facebook.com/scionavmetal

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

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