Latest news: Tue, Apr 04 2017, WEEDEATER
Notorious southern metal outfit WEEDEATER have announced extra dates to their Western US and Canadian tour in support of their latest release 'Goliathan'.
WEEDEATER will be joined by PRIMITIVE MAN on all dates and THE OBSESSED, KARMA TO BURN, and FATSO JETSON on selected west coast shows.
W/ PRIMITIVE MAN
13 Apr 17 Huntington (WV) V Club
14 Apr 17 Dayton (OH) Rockstar Pro Arena
15 Apr 17 Pontiac (MI) Berzerker Fest
16 Apr 17 Lombard (IL) Brauerhaus
17 Apr 17 Milwaukee (WI) Metal Grill
18 Apr 17 Fargo (ND) Aquarium
20 Apr 17 Winnipeg (MB) Windsor Hotel
21 Apr 17 Regina (SK) The Exchange
22 Apr 17 Saskatoon (SK) Amigos
24 Apr 17 Edmonton (AB) Brixx
25 Apr 17 Calgary (AB) Distortion
27 Apr 17 Seattle (WA) Highline **
28 Apr 17 Portland (OR) Star Theater **
29 Apr 17 Sacramento (CA) Starlite **
30 Apr 17 San Francisco (CA) DNA Lounge **
01 May 17 Los Angeles (CA) Regent Theater **
02 May 17 Albuquerque (NM) Sister Bar
03 May 17 Denver (CO) Larimer Lounge
04 May 17 Omaha (NE) Lookout Lounge
05 May 17 Rock Island (IL) Rock Island Brew Co.
06 May 17 Indianapolis (IN) Indiana City Brew Co.
07 May 17 Asheville (NC) Mothlight
** With OBSESSED, KARMA TO BURN, FATSO JETSON
WEEDEATER will be touring in support of their latest album 'Goliathan'. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below.
'Goliathan' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
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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!
|Dixie Dave||Bass, vocals|
|Travis T-Boogie Owen||Drums|
Releases Season of Mist
|Thu, Apr 27 2017||US||Seattle, WA||Highline||+Primative Man +Obsessed +Karma to Burn + Fatso Jestson|
|Fri, Apr 28 2017||US||Portland, OR||Star Theater||+Primative Man +Obsessed +Karma to Burn + Fatso Jestson|
|Sat, Apr 29 2017||US||Sacramento, CA||Starlite||+Primative Man +Obsessed +Karma to Burn + Fatso Jestson|
|Sun, Apr 30 2017||US||San Francisco, CA||DNA Lounge||+Primative Man +Obsessed +Karma to Burn + Fatso Jestson|
|Mon, May 01 2017||US||Los Angeles, CA||Regent Theater||+Primative Man +Obsessed +Karma to Burn + Fatso Jestson|
|Tue, May 02 2017||US||Albuquerque, NM||Sister Bar||+Primative Man|
|Wed, May 03 2017||US||Denver, CO||Larimer Lounge||+Primative Man|
|Thu, May 04 2017||US||Omaha, NE||Lookout Lounge||+Primative Man|
|Fri, May 05 2017||US||Rock Island, IL||Rock Island Brew Co.||+Primative Man|
|Sat, May 06 2017||US||Indianapolis, IN||Indiana City Brew Co.||+Primative Man|
|Sun, May 07 2017||US||Asheville, NC||Mothlight||+Primative Man|