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Weedeater (Stoner Sludge)


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Latest news: Thu, Mar 26 2015, WEEDEATER

Upcoming release: "Goliathan"

Release date: Mon, May 18 2015, US Tue, May 19 2015

WEEDEATER are now rolling out the first new track taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Goliathan', which has been scheduled for release on May 18th (one day later in North America). Check out the smoking hot song "Cain Enabler" exclusively streaming via the official media partners below, together with the new album artwork and US tour dates.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
Kaaoszine (FI)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Against Magazine (PT)
Close-Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Noisey (US)



  1. Processional
  2. Goliathan
  3. Cain Enabler
  4. Bow Down
  5. Battered & Fried
  6. Claw Of The Sloth
  7. Bully
  8. Joseph (All Talk)
  9. Reprise
  10. Benaddiction

The band comments in an indisputable way regarding their new album, which was recorded , with their long-time engineer Steve Albini (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, NIRVANA, HELMET): "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 already embarked on their Metal Injection-sponsored headlining US tour. Support on this tour comes from KING PARROT. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.


26 Mar 15 San Diego, CA (US) Casbah
27 Mar 15 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Complex
28 Mar 15 Santa Cruz, CA (US) Catalyst
29 Mar 15 San Francisco, CA (US) DNA
30 Mar 15 Sacramento, CA (US) Starlite Lounge
31 Mar 15 Portland, OR (US) Dante's
01 Apr 15 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven
02 Apr 15 Spokane, WA (US) The Pin
03 Apr 15 Boise, ID (US) Neurolux
04 Apr 15 Salt Lake City, UT (US) In The Venue
05 Apr 15 Denver, CO (US) Bluebird Theater
07 Apr 15 Kansas City, Mo (US) Riot Room
08 Apr 15 Des Moines, IA (US) Wooly's
09 Apr 15 Rock Island, IL (US) Rock Island Brewing
10 Apr 15 Grand Rapids, MI (US) Pyramid Scheme
11 Apr 15 Chicago, IL (US) Subterranean
12 Apr 15 Cleveland, Oh (US) Grog Shop
13 Apr 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
14 Apr 15 Burlington, VT (US) Nectars
15 Apr 15 Boston, MA (US) T.T. The Bear's Place
16 Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Kung Fu Necktie
18 Apr 15 Wilmington, NC (US) Ziggy's By The Sea

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!


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

Releases Season of Mist



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


Jason... The Dragon

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


God Luck And Good Speed

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


Sixteen Tons

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


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, Mar 31 2015 US Portland, OR Dante's +King Parrot
Wed, Apr 01 2015 US Seattle, WA Studio Seven +King Parrot
Thu, Apr 02 2015 US Spokane, WA The Pin +King Parrot
Fri, Apr 03 2015 US Boise, ID Neurolux +King Parrot
Sat, Apr 04 2015 US Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue +King Parrot
Sun, Apr 05 2015 US Denver, CO Bluebird Theater +King Parrot
Tue, Apr 07 2015 US Kansas City, Mo Riot Room +King Parrot
Wed, Apr 08 2015 US Des Moines, IA Wooly's +King Parrot
Thu, Apr 09 2015 US Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing +King Parrot
Fri, Apr 10 2015 US Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme +King Parrot
Sat, Apr 11 2015 US Chicago, IL Subterranean +King Parrot
Sun, Apr 12 2015 US Cleveland, Oh Grog Shop +King Parrot
Mon, Apr 13 2015 US Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar +King Parrot
Tue, Apr 14 2015 US Burlington, VT Nectars +King Parrot
Wed, Apr 15 2015 US Boston, MA T.T. The Bear's Place +King Parrot
Thu, Apr 16 2015 US Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie +King Parrot
Sat, Apr 18 2015 US Wilmington, NC Ziggy's By The Sea +King Parrot
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