Latest news: Tue, May 19 2015, WEEDEATER
WEEDEATER are exclusively premiering their smoking hot full length 'Goliathan' in full via the official media partners below. The album is now out in all territories and also available via the Season of Mist shop.
The band commented in an indisputable way regarding their new album: "In terms of 'Goliathan' the listeners should prepare themselves for what may possibly be one of the best five WEEDEATER records to date!"
WEEDEATER have previously announced new European dates in May and June. The notorious Southern fried sludge outfit will hit the road accompanied by partners in crime TODAY IS THE DAY. The rampage will have ignition at Temple Fest in Bristol, UK on May 29th and continue to steam through ten more countries until the final show at the renowned Hellfest in Clisson, France on the 21st of June.
29 May 15 Bristol (UK) Temples Fest
30 May 15 Lille (FR) La Peniche
31 May 15 Nimes (FR) This Is Not A Love Song Festival
01 Jun 15 Toulouse (FR) Connexion
02 Jun 15 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz3
03 Jun 15 Madrid (ES) Boite Live
04 Jun 15 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club
05 Jun 15 Porto (PT) Hard Club
06 Jun 15 Bilbao (ES) Sala dabadaba
07 Jun 15 Bordeaux (FR) Heretic
08 Jun 15 Liege (BE) La Zone
09 Jun 15 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
10 Jun 15 Dresden (DE) Scheune
11 Jun 15 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
12 Jun 15 Kiev (UA) Robustfest (without TODAY IS THE DAY)
13 Jun 15 München (DE) Feierwerk
14 Jun 15 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
15 Jun 15 Wien (AT) Arena
16 Jun 15 Athens (GR) An Club (without TODAY IS THE DAY)
17 Jun 15 Bologna (IT) Freakout
18 Jun 15 Roma (IT) Init
19 Jun 15 Milano (IT) Lo Fi
21 Jun 15 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
WEEDEATER will tour in support of their forthcoming full-length 'Goliathan', which was recorded with their long-time engineer Steve Albini (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, NIRVANA, HELMET). The album is available in various editions on the Season of Mist shop.
'Goliathan' once again features album art by Arik Roper (HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP, THE BLACK CROWES). Cover art and tracklist can be seen below.
WEEDEATER recently reissued their previous four full-lengths '...and Justice for Y'all' (2001), 'Sixteen Tons' (2002), 'God Luck and Good Speed' (2007), and 'Jason... The Dragon' (2011). The long out of print albums are available as vinyl as well as on CD through the Season of Mist shop and at Bandcamp.
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!
|Dixie Dave||Bass, vocals|
|Travis T-Boogie Owen||Drums|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, May 29 2015||UK||Bristol||Temples Fest||+Today Is The Day|
|Sat, May 30 2015||FR||Lille||La Peniche||+Today Is The Day|
|Sun, May 31 2015||FR||Nimes||This Is Not A Love Song Festival|
|Mon, Jun 01 2015||FR||Toulouse||Connexion||+Today Is The Day|
|Tue, Jun 02 2015||ES||Barcelona||Razzmatazz3||+Today Is The Day|
|Wed, Jun 03 2015||ES||Madrid||Boite Live||+Today Is The Day|
|Thu, Jun 04 2015||PT||Lisboa||RCA Club||+Today Is The Day|
|Fri, Jun 05 2015||PT||Porto||Hard Club||+Today Is The Day|
|Sat, Jun 06 2015||ES||Bilbao||Sala dabadaba||+Today Is The Day|
|Sun, Jun 07 2015||FR||Bordeaux||Heretic||+Today Is The Day|
|Mon, Jun 08 2015||BE||Liege||La Zone||+Today Is The Day|
|Tue, Jun 09 2015||DE||Hamburg||Hafenklang||+Today Is The Day|
|Wed, Jun 10 2015||DE||Dresden||Scheune||+Today Is The Day|
|Thu, Jun 11 2015||DE||Berlin||Cassiopeia||+Today Is The Day|
|Fri, Jun 12 2015||UA||Kiev||Robustfest|
|Sat, Jun 13 2015||DE||München||Feierwerk||+Today Is The Day|
|Sun, Jun 14 2015||HU||Budapest||Dürer Kert||+Today Is The Day|
|Mon, Jun 15 2015||AT||Wien||Arena||+Today Is The Day|
|Tue, Jun 16 2015||GR||Athens||An Club|
|Wed, Jun 17 2015||IT||Bologna||Freakout||+Today Is The Day|
|Thu, Jun 18 2015||IT||Roma||Init||+Today Is The Day|
|Fri, Jun 19 2015||IT||Milano||Lo Fi||+Today Is The Day|
|Sun, Jun 21 2015||FR||Clisson||Hellfest|