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
Tue, Aug 04 2015 US Atlanta, GA 529 Bar Kings Destroy
Wed, Aug 05 2015 US Savannah, GA Jinx Savannah Kings Destroy
Thu, Aug 06 2015 US Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall Kings Destroy
Fri, Aug 07 2015 US Richmond, VA Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Kings Destroy
Sat, Aug 08 2015 US Sprague, WI Farmageddon Open Air Metal Fest Kings Destroy
Sun, Aug 09 2015 US Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's Kings Destroy
Mon, Aug 10 2015 US Boston, MA The Sinclair Kings Destroy
Tue, Aug 11 2015 US Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar Kings Destroy
Wed, Aug 12 2015 US York, PA The Depot Kings Destroy
Thu, Aug 13 2015 US Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub Kings Destroy
Fri, Aug 14 2015 US Erie, PA Sherlocks Erie PA Kings Destroy
Sat, Aug 15 2015 US Kent, OH The Outpost Concert Club Kings Destroy
Sun, Aug 16 2015 US Asheville, NC The Mothlight Kings Destroy
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