Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Weedeater (Stoner Sludge)

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Biography

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Those infamous sludge outlaws WEEDEATER finally return with their long-awaited fifth full-length 'Goliathan'. Their new album marks the crossroads where true Southern rock and metal meet raw humour, old religion, as well as weed and whiskey. 'Goliathan' embodies the band's trademark shuffle and swagger at their fullest. Syrupy slow riffs are buoyed by canyon-deep bass and some of the hardest-hitting drumming since Keith Moon. Full-on bruisers such as "Cain Enabler", "Claw of the Sloth", and the aptly-named "Bully" demonstrate that 'Goliathan' is delivering a vintage WEEDEATER and the soon-to-be gold standard of Southern sludge metal. At its founding, the band rose like a doobie phoenix out of the ashes of BUZZOV•EN. When the cult sludge act called it a day, bass player Dave "Dixie" Collins teamed up with guitarist Dave "Shep" Shepherd and founded WEEDEATER in the harbor town of Wilmington about the year 1998. Their crushing and massive first full-length ‘…and Justice for Y’all’ (2001) created an immediate buzz, while critics were struggling to put a tag on their sound. Nearly everybody agreed that stoner rock, doom, sludge and some crusty elements were part of the mix, which the band simply calls "weed metal". The debut was produced by renowned engineer Billy Anderson (EYEHATEGOD, NEUROSIS) as well as sophomore album ‘Sixteen Tons’ (2002). WEEDEATER went out to perform live with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY among others. After some detours of Dixie Dave, who played shortly with BONGZILLA and SOURVEIN, third album ‘God Luck and Good Speed’ hit the world in 2007 and shifted the band’s focus slightly towards the stoner side. The latest full-length ‘Jason… the Dragon’ got delayed when guitarist Shep lost a toe due to an incident with his favourite shotgun. When the sludge driven album finally came out in 2011, shows in the US and Europe cemented the band's reputation as a fierce live entity. After signing to Season of Mist, WEEDEATER reissued their full back-catalogue on their new label. Yet the Bible Belt state of North Carolina, USA remains a fertile ground for hemp and stoner rock. 'Goliathan' makes the South smoke again. Lean back and let this monster record blow your mind!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Dixie Dave Bass, vocals
Shep Guitar, vocals
Travis T-Boogie Owen Drums

Releases Season of Mist

Som355

Goliathan

General information
: Mon, May 18 2015
: Tue, May 19 2015
: Weed Metal
: SOM355
: available

Som324

Jason... The Dragon

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Stoner Sludge
: SOM324
: available

Som323

God Luck And Good Speed

General information
: Mon, Jan 26 2015
: Tue, Jan 27 2015
: Stoner Sludge
: SOM323
: available

Som322

Sixteen Tons

General information
: Fri, Sep 26 2014
: Tue, Sep 30 2014
: Stoner sludge
: SOM322
: available

Som321

And Justice For Y’All

General information
: Fri, Aug 29 2014
: Tue, Sep 02 2014
: Stoner Sludge
: SOM321
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Mon, Oct 03 2016 DE Berlin Cassiopeia +Arabrot
Tue, Oct 04 2016 AT Wien Arena +Arabrot
Wed, Oct 05 2016 DE Dresden Scheune +Arabrot
Thu, Oct 06 2016 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof +Arabrot
Fri, Oct 07 2016 DE Hamburg Hafenklang +Arabrot
Sat, Oct 08 2016 NL Arnhem Willemeen +Arabrot
Mon, Oct 10 2016 DE Hannover Cafe Glocksee +Arabrot
Tue, Oct 11 2016 DE Würzburg Immerhin +Arabrot
Wed, Oct 12 2016 FR Nantes Scene Michelet +Arabrot
Thu, Oct 13 2016 FR Bordeaux Le Fridge +Arabrot
Fri, Oct 14 2016 FR Roissy Pub ADK +Arabrot
Sat, Oct 15 2016 BE Antwerpen Desertfest +Arabrot
Sun, Oct 16 2016 UK Birmingham The Flapper +Conjurer
Mon, Oct 17 2016 UK Leeds The Brudenell Social Club +Conjurer
Tue, Oct 18 2016 UK Glasgow Cathouse +Conjurer
Wed, Oct 19 2016 UK London Underworld +Conjurer
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