One could say that the sound is reminiscent of QOTSA and mister Bjork, but this rediscovery of the scene is certainly no simple copy. Rather, it approaches it in new ways, celebrating groove rock, blues vibes and rhythm n’ drive in the process. This comes across in a
really visceral way.
Born to Hula present their 2nd official release, “Tales of Love”. Not as hard as “Sunrise Radio”, yet the same struggle of mind and feeling remains on this kamasutra-fuzz record. Another step in the entwining of instrumentation and messaging. Serious? Maybe. Never sure, but always aware! Eight songs for your aural pleasure. Some instrumental and relaxed. Others angry and bittersweet. All, simple and to the point. To be yourself is what they need. Viscerally, the notes try to reach you, to echo your emotion. Not trying to say something new, but confirm what is already there. Not trying to make something new, but make you feel, again. Things happen that are worth turning into music, and some of them are here. That is all! A kind of fun you need to have around. A tantra you’ll never forget!
Bassist Nick Oliveri has left KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring members of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California.
Oliveri and fellow ex-KYUSS members John Garcia (vocals) and Brant Bjork (drums) reunited for shows last year under the KYUSS LIVES! banner, in which they were joined by guitarist Bruno Fevery. The band has since toured on both sides of the Atlantic and was said to be working on a live album for a late 2012 release.
Speaking to Antiquiet in an exclusive video interview, Oliveri stated about his decision to leave KYUSS LIVES!, “John‘s idea, when I was [first] asked to [be a part of KYUSS LIVES!], was we were going to do a tour and promote our solo bands. Seeing John do it already with GARCIA PLAYS KYUSS at such a big level, [we (more…)
Five years after the previous “Green Magic”, the heavy-drug rockers EL-THULE are now back with a newfull-length album titled “Zenit”. Recorded directly in the band’s own studio, the record includes 12 brand new tracks and it’s considered as a concept-album based on the ancient legends that gave name to the stars and about the re-discovery of the union between world – human – life.
Determined to continue as a duo (after the departure of the historic founding member bass guitarist “El Comandante”), the band did a great job taking care of every single aspect of “Zenit”: from the artworks (full of symbolic illustrations) to the lyrics (for the first time entirely in Italian in order to sounds more heavy and with a deeper impact), passing through a new way to compose their own music.
“Zenit” promises to be a big step forward for a band that is always evolving its sound. (more…)
Legendary California rock band KYUSS LIVES! — featuring original KYUSS members John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork along with guitarist Bruno Fevery — has issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by former band member Josh Homme over the use of the KYUSS name.
“We are both shocked and saddened that our friend and one time band mate has chosen to file a lawsuit against us, especially after having positive discussions since our reformation,” said John Garcia and Brant Bjork. “We look forward to resolving this private matter behind closed doors and moving forward with work on our new album and connecting with our amazing, loyal fans.” (more…)
Former KYUSS bassist Scott Reeder has commented on the reaction to the news that he and fellow ex-KYUSS member Josh Homme (guitar) have filed a federal lawsuit against other former KYUSS members John Garcia (vocals) and Brant Bjork (drums) alleging “trademark infringement and consumer fraud” over the use of the KYUSS name.
Garcia, Bjork and ex-KYUSS bassist Nick Oliveri reunited for shows last year under the KYUSS LIVES! banner, in which they were joined by guitarist Bruno Fevery. The band has since toured on both sides of the Atlantic and is said to be currently working on a live album for a late 2012 release. There are also tentative plans for the group to record a brand new studio CD. (more…)