WEEDEATER are loaded up and ready to ride. The sludge-stoned cowboys are blazing the ol’ dusty trail later this summer with 10+ shows across the Northeast and Midwest. Along the way, they’re hitting a couple festivals, including a headlining spot at Slower & Harder Fest.
Stoner Sludge - United Kingdom
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 vocalist Dixie Dave 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
- Shep : Guitar, vocals
- Travis T-Boogie Owen : Drums
Cape Fear metal legends Weedeater have announced and extensive headlining tour of the U.S. as well as a U.K. headliner for 2023! The first leg of the U.S. trek will feature special guest Rebelmatic and will run from February 22 to March 3. After a very short break, the second trek will kick off on March 16 with special guests High Tone Son of a Bitch (3/16 – 4/02), Telekinitc Yeti (4/04 – 4/06) & Adam Faucett (supports all dates).
Cape Fear metal legends Weedeater will be hitting the road again across the East Coast U.S. starting TODAY, November 10, with support from TELEKINETIC YETI + DONNIE DOOLITTLE! The trek will kick off tonight in Johnson City, TN and will conclude in the band’s home-state of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on December 10!
Cape Fear metal legends WEEDEATER will be hitting the road again across the East Coast U.S. next month with support from TELEKINETIC YETI + DONNIE DOOLITTLE! The trek will kick off on November 10 in Johnson City, TN and will conclude in the band’s home-state of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on December 10!