FLOOR have released new live footage shot during their recent US tour at The Bottle Tree in Birmingham, Alabama. Filmed by regional television show We Have Signal, the revived stoner rock trio headed by TORCHE frontman Steve Brooks also features in an in-depth interview. The station’s stream can viewed here.
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FLOOR are back. The trio formed in 1992 achieved legendary status with only one full-length, their self-titled debut album “Floor” (2002) and despite splitting two years later. Their first line-up consisted of guitarist and vocalist Steve Brooks, Anthony Vialon on guitar and bass, and drummer Betty Monteavaro. The latter was replaced by Jeff Sousa in 1993, while Brooks and Vialon dropped the bass in favour of two low-tuned guitars. This line-up released several cult vinyl 7″ EPs until a first break-up in 1996. The guitarists returned with Henry Wilson on drums for one show in 1997. Following hard on the heels of KYUSS, FLOOR are brothers in spirit to the desert rock feeling of shimmering heat, the pound and stomp of heavy engines, and a burning taste of diesel in the air. After breaking up again, Steve Brooks moved on and formed TORCHE with massive success. Yet the guitarist and singer still agreed to a reunion tour in 2010 to celebrate the release of “Below & Beyond”, which encompassed the trio’s complete material until that point in an 8-CD/10-LP box set. Heavily enjoying the experience and further fuelled by the exponentially grown following during their hiatus, FLOOR decided to record a new album. Now “Oblation” picks up where “Floor” left off more than ten years ago. Adding a dose of doom and a dash of drone, the new album crushes with a powerful production. CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou mixed the album at GodCity Studios (TORCHE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE) and the mastering was done by Alan Douches (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK, MOTÖRHEAD). Lean back, crank up and sacrifice to the gods of stoner rock with this mighty “Oblation”.
- Anthony Vialon : Guitar
- Henry Wilson : Drums
- Steve Brooks : Vocals, guitar
This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.
FLOOR are still touring Europe, after kicking this road-trip off with a celebrated show on the main stage of the renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The revived stoner rockers have been joined by their compatriots Minsk and are performing in support of their latest album ‘Oblation’. A full list of remaining shows can be viewed below.
FLOOR have announced a string of European tour dates in April 2015. The revived stoner rock act will kick off their road trip at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands at the O13 on April 9th, 2015. One day later the Americans will be joined by their compatriots MINSK. A list of all confirmed dates can be viewed below.
Critically acclaimed Miami trio FLOOR (Steve Brooks [also of TORCHE], Anthony Vialon, Henry Wilson) have a track featured in a new spot for the fourth season of the Adult Swim/Cartoon Network show “Superjail!”. A trailer which features FLOOR’s “The Key” can be found here.
Reactivated US trio FLOOR successfully released their new album ‘Oblation’ late April. Twelve year in the making, ‘Oblation’ got raving reviews from the press and led to a US tour that is ending tonight. In order to quench the fans’ never-ending thirst for more FLOOR material, Season of Mist will release a brand new vinyl EP with a non-album track and an etched side.