Keep it Low 2017: Saint Vitus, Brant Bjork, Radio Moscow, Ufomammut, Naxatras, Mos Generator and More to Play

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 23rd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Well, the bill for Keep it Low 2017 is packed. It would be packed if it was just Brant Bjork and Saint Vitus and Ufomammut in the lineup, but of course it goes well beyond that, with the likes of Radio Moscow, Naxatras, House of Broken Promises, Conan, Monolord, Mos Generator, Elephant Tree, Mars Red Sky and everyone else you can see below. If you can take a look at this roster of bands and not immediately start daydreaming about making the trip to the fifth installment of the Munich, Germany-based festival, you’re a better person than I am. Or you’re dead. One or the other, I guess.

One suspects that, as with last year, the Fall European fest season will have some overlap. You’ll note Beastmaker here as well as on Up in Smoke. Ditto that VitusBrant BjorkUfomammutRadio MoscowUsnea and Kaleidobolt. Aside from the hand of Sound of Liberation in putting these events together, weekend fests make great anchors for touring groups. Club shows all week, fests every weekend? I can’t imagine a touring act wouldn’t sign up for that, so yeah, probably some more familiar names will be making their way out between these, the Desertfests in Antwerp and Athens, and whatever else might come along. Keep an eye out.

From Keep it Low‘s social medias:

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KEEP IT LOW FESTIVAL 2017

Line Up:
BRANT BJORK (with Special Guest Sean Wheeler) | SAINT VITUS | RADIO MOSCOW | MARS RED SKY | UFOMAMMUT | STONED JESUS | CONAN | MONOLORD | NAXATRAS | HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES | BEASTMAKER | MOS GENERATOR | USNEA | ELEPHANT TREE | KALEIDOBOLT | MOUNT HUSH | GODSGROUND
+ many more TBA

Limited 3-day tickets available!

October 20 | 21 | 22 2017
Feierwerk München

After an amazing and once again sold out edition in 2016 you can expect 3 days, 27-30 bands, amazing people and good vibes at Keep It Low 2017! For the very first time we will have the “Doom-Frühschoppen” with some HEAVY bands on the last day of the Festival.

HEAVY!

3-day tickets are selling fast so don’t wait too long and get it here:
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Ufomammut, “Warsheep” official video

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Up in Smoke 2017 Adds Saint Vitus, Brant Bjork, Stoned Jesus, Beastmaker, Toner Low, Kaleidobolt and Usnea

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 18th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I was fortunate enough to see Toner Low once in my life, and though it sounds greedy to even think I’d like to do so again, yeah, that would be pretty frickin’ awesome. At least that’s how it went last time around. Theirs is just one of the considerable names added to the Swiss-based Up in Smoke 2017 festival in this update, and one finds the Netherlands trio in the company of desert legend Brant Bjork, doom legends Saint Vitus, and YouTube legends Stoned Jesus, as well as Beastmaker — one assumes they’re soon to announce a full European tour for this fall — Usnea and Finland’s Kaleidobolt. All told it’s seven new bands for Up in Smoke 2017, which wasn’t exactly hurting before, with the likes of Orange Goblin and Graveyard, Ufommamut, Windhand and so on.

Bottom line? Awesome bill. Here’s the latest:

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Up In Smoke 2017 – 7 New Bands : Brant Bjork (with Special Guest Sean Wheeler), Saint Vitus, Stoned Jesus & more added to the bill!

We are thrilled to announce 7 new bands confirmed for Up In Smoke 2017! BRANT BJORK (coming with Special Guest Sean Wheeler), SAINT VITUS, STONED JESUS, TONER LOW, BEASTMAKER, USNEA & KALEIDOBOLT! Our 5th edition will feature at least 20 bands on two stages with no overlapping set times, to guarantee you two days of Volume Worshipping!

BRANT BJORK (USA)
SAINT VITUS (USA)
STONED JESUS (UKR)
TONER LOW (NL)
BEASTMAKER (USA)
USNEA (USA)
KALEIDOBOLT (FIN)

Located Pratteln, in Switzerland’s best rock venue, Z7 Konzertfabrik, only a few kilometres from the German and French borders, Up In Smoke is an indoor festival for fans of Heavy Rock – Doom – Psych – Stoner… easily reachable by plane via the Euro-Airport (Basel/Muhouse) or by public transportations (train, bus) via Basel Main Station. There are plenty of affordable Hotels and Hostels located in Basel and for “budget savers” we are also offering to sleep over + breakfast (Coffee and bread rolls) in the venue for a small fee!

How does this work? After the last concert of the day, we ask everybody to step out of the venue for a few minutes. During that time, the venue and toilets are cleaned and the floor covered with a plastic sheet. (people have to bring their sleeping bags and air mattresses)

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Brant Bjork, Live at Desert Generator 2017

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Desertfest London 2017: Individual Day Schedules Announced

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 30th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

I have no problem admitting to feeling overwhelmed looking at the full lineup and individual day splits for Desertfest London 2017. I mean, seriously. Look at that poster. What a way to spend a weekend.

Likewise, I have few grand reflections to offer in light of that overwhelming feeling, except perhaps to take a step back and be massively impressed at how much this event has grown in just six incarnations. Along with Desertfest Berlin, the London edition has become an anchor not only for the UK heavy rock underground — which is well represented here as ever in Elephant TreeBlack SpidersStubbVodunPigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs PigsTerminal CheesecakeChubby Thunderous Bad Kush MastersMammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, and so on — but for bands from abroad as well. You’ll note the three headliners: two American, one Norwegian, and the next line down on the poster is two Swedish, one American. Desertfest London 2017’s reach feels wider than ever. Staring at the final lineup, it’s clear just how much of a big fucking deal this festival has become.

Wish I could be there to see it.

Here’s the announcement of the individual day lineups from their website:

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DESERTFEST 2017 DAY SPLITS AND DAY TICKETS ARE HERE!

Finally, the Desertfest 2017 day and stage splits are here, along with individual day tickets. It’s the point of the year where you can start planning the weekend, you can imagine the sets in your head and you can curse those god damned clashes.

Last things first, let’s get straight to that insane Sunday main-stage. To celebrate The Roundhouse joining the Desertfest family, we made their debut appearance something special. Not only will stoner doom icons Sleep be topping the bill, but the Roundhouse hosts a full bill of huge acts. Candlemass, with over three decades of underground acclaim to their name, bring the epic doom metal. USA’s Wolves in the Throne Room bring the atmospheric black metal. Traditional doom metal stalwarts Saint Vitus bring the classic riffs. And how about this for a ‘curtain jerker’? Bongzilla bring the raw weed metal for their second show of the weekend; more on the first later.

It’s not just about the Sunday though. Friday’s stage at the Electric Ballroom is headlined by returning heroes Slo Burn whose short run in the mid 90s furthered the then fledgling stoner rock scene. One band they surely had an impact on is Lowrider, who play Europe’s finest stoner rock alongside them. Ukraine’s Stoned Jesus celebrate their resonant album Seven Thunders Roar, and 1000Mods and Pontiak round up the main stage on the Friday.

The Electric Ballroom on Saturday will be swarming with Turbojugends as death-punk grandmasters Turbonegro turn Camden into party central. John Garcia sticks around for a solo show, sure to feature classics from his years of nonstop mastery in the stoner rock scene. Sheffield’s rock and roll five piece Black Spiders visit London for one last time on their farewell tour, with Satan’s Satyrs and Avon rounding up the main stage.

As ever though, it doesn’t stop at the main stages. Our regular partners have delivered three stages with diverse lineups. Human_Disease_Promo and When Planets Collide take over The Underworld on Saturday in a bill headlined by Bongzilla with a special set celebrating the band’s early work. The Quietus stage is led by synth wavers Zombi, and Nightshift Promotions bring an eclectic mix led by Hungary’s Apey & the Pea. To be honest, just stick a pin in the lineup poster and you’re guaranteed a good time.

For those who can’t make the full weekend, we have a limited number of individual day tickets. Priced at £40 for Friday tickets, £40 for Saturday tickets and £45 for Sunday tickets, links are below.

So there we have it. Our final lineup for Desertfest 2017. We hope you’re as excited as we are to get back to Camden this April and riff London to the ground.

DESERTFEST LONDON 2017 Final Lineup:
SLEEP
SLO BURN
TURBONEGRO
CANDLEMASS
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
SAINT VITUS
JOHN GARCIA BAND
BONGZILLA
LOWRIDER
SCISSORFIGHT
BLACK SPIDERS
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT
THE PICTUREBOOKS
STONED JESUS
SATAN’S SATYRS
INTER ARMA
WEAR YOUR WOUNDS
1000MODS
STEAK
AVON
DEATH ALLEY
DEAD LORD
BOSS KELOID
PONTIAK
YURI GAGARIN
HARK
VODUN
CHRON GOBLIN
PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
THE WELL
MAMMOTH STORM
CELESTE
STUBB
MONOLITHIAN
WUCAN
VENOMOUS MAXIMUS
BRUME
APEY & THE PEA
ELEPHANT TREE
GRAVE LINES
IRON WITCH
EARTH SHIP
BACKWOODS PAYBACK
WIZARD FIGHT
BRULE
CLOSET DISCO QUEEN
GRAND MAMMOTH
CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS
MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD
SAMAVAYO
WELCOME BACK DELTA
DEAD LETTUCE
MONSTERTONE
LEDFOOT
ZOMBI
TERMINAL CHEESECAKE
KHÜNNT
BASK
BRUXA MARIA

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Dead Lettuce, Booze and Blues EP (2015)

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Desertfest Berlin 2017: Saint Vitus to Headline; Venue Expansion Announced

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 13th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

As doom legends Saint Vitus join Sleep and John Garcia in headlining, things seem to still just be heating up for Desertfest Berlin 2017. The reason I say so is the fest has just announced plans to expand beyond the Astra Kulturhaus for the first time in its five-year history. It will now incorporate multiple spaces in RAW, including two other clubs near to the Astra at which affiliated shows will be hosted put on by local promoters. Pretty awesome news, quite frankly, and it gives those fortunate enough to be in attendance even more options for how to spend their time as Desertfest gradually takes over the whole area for the weekend.

The fest made the announcement thusly:

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Desertfest Berlin 2017 We go BIGGER and BETTER: additional Venues / SAINT VITUS to Headline

2017 – DESERTFEST will conquer all of RAW !

That means, for all of you who don’t know, the wonderful RAW-Area where our main venue ASTRA is located. It is a former GDR train maintenance station with lots of now newly populated old factory buildings, lots of space to play and street art to enjoy. It means you get to roam freely in and outside of the Astra and go out and explore, as we will expand the festival to three more additional venues! Of course the traditionalists can enjoy the full program, eat & drink and get wild without leaving the premises – our main stage, our foyer stage, bingo-bongo bar and the beloved beergarden.

We are super stoked to have the venues CASSIOPEIA, URBAN SPREE and BADEHAUS BERLIN with us on board – three amazing clubs in three minute walking distance from Astra that will host special parties and more concerts. The events there will be curated by underground labels and promoters which we will introduce to you with several postings in the weeks to come.

Desertfest Berlin 2017 will feature more than 50 bands in total !!!

Also be prepared to welcome very special known people who are trading their instruments with turntables and deliver you exclusive DJ Sets!

In order to make things more fun we are forced to raise the ticket prices a tiny bit. But have no fear – until February 1st, you can still buy Tickets for 85 € (visit our Website, or use the links below in this release). After that, the weekend pass will be 95 €. We hope you like the news of our expanding ideas and you are looking forward to celebrate the biggest and best DESERTFEST ever ;)

SAINT VITUS TO HEADLINE DESERTFEST BERLIN 2017

On top of that great news, we are thrilled to tell you that SAINT VITUS will be our third headliner for this 2017 edition, alongside SLEEP and JOHN GARCIA ! BONGZILLA, STONED JESUS, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH and ODD COUPLE are also added to this year’s line-up !

SAINT VITUS (USA)
Los Angeles titans Saint Vitus are over 36 years-strong and still bleeding black… Coming from the same school as Trouble or Pentagram, they are praised as one of the original instigators of doom metal. Even through the turmoil of personnel changes and re-formations, Saint Vitus have always held a position of respect in the underground heavy rock scene, and we are proud to have them headlining Desertfest Berlin 2017!!

BONGZILLA (USA)
Before virtually any of these new jacks started claiming “weed metal” or anything of the like, there was Wisconsin’s Bongzilla. Formed in 1995 and devoted to all things green, the band infuses its homegrown, psychedelic sludge sound with a distinctive Southern feel. After several releases and lineup transformations, the band went on hiatus in the late 00s. But since 2015, Bongzilla are back to deliver their stoned out, tuned down, Sabbath inspired stoned music to the world, and have proven that their live shows are not to be missed!

STONED JESUS (UKR)
It’s been half a decade since Ukrainian heavy trio released their second album, “Seven Thunders Roar”, and it would be hard to imagine they had any idea the audience it would find back then. This year at Desertfest Berlin, to mark the fifth anniversary of “Seven Thunders Roar”, Stoned Jesus will perform a set featuring their most famous album in its entirety!! They are at work on new material as well, so keep an eye out for more updates!

MAMMOTH MAMMOTH (AUS)
Melbourne’s Mammoth Mammoth just emerged from the studio with a new album locked, loaded and ready to fire! Again, the recording was not without the usual disturbances that plague this foursome. Yes the police came (and not to jam a few tunes). Yes, there was a chemical fire. And yes, a little voodoo was practiced. And okay, the bass player did barely survive a motorcycle crash just before the final tracking. But nothing short of Armageddon was gonna stop MM from getting the job done and to launch this new album at Desertfest Berlin!!

ODD COUPLE (GER)
Odd Couple are a Berlin duo with guitars, drums and hands. Together they play a fast paced, sweaty rock ‘n’ roll, wwhere it dwho is playing which instrument, it’s all about setting a room on fire – with limited resources. Another new edition of the Black Keys formula? Not at all!

Previously confirmed for this year’s DESERTFEST BERLIN: SLEEP, JOHN GARCIA & BAND (playing songs from Kyuss to Slo Burn), SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT, MARS RED SKY, LOWRIDER, 1000MODS, TOUNDRA, ECSTATIC VISION, SUMA, THE COSMIC DEAD, PONTIAK, TUBER, SATAN’S SATYRS, WUCAN, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS, THE WELL, GOLD, RIFF FIST, TSCHAIKA 21/16.

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Lowrider, “Shivaree” live at Desertfest Berlin 2013

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Stoned Jesus Announce Tour Dates with Dopelord and Sunnata

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 13th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

It hasn’t been all that long since last we heard from Ukrainian heavy rockers Stoned Jesus, who in late-November made public their intentions toward a fourth full-length for 2017 to follow-up on their 2015 outing, The Harvest (review here), as well as to tour playing 2012’s sophomore album, Seven Thunder Roar (review here), in full to mark its fifth anniversary and continued interwebular resonance. That was — if that sentence wasn’t run-on enough to convey it — plenty of news to go on.

The Kiev trio offer another update and the first batch of Seven Thunders Roar dates, which will take place as a Baltic tour alongside Polish troupes Dopelord and Sunnata. More than solid company to keep between crushing riffs and more progressive fare, and as Stoned Jesus move forward from The Harvest, they do so seeming just as likely to proffer one as the other. To-date, each of their records has had something different to offer from its predecessors, and the band seem to keep a willful progression in mind with everything they do. Hard not to respect that, especially as it comes coupled with and probably derives from significant work put in on the road.

Guitarist/vocalist Igor Sidorenko mentions the poster for the tour below and I’ve linked to it rather than include it in the post on account of cartoon tits. If you’re dying to see cartoon tits, click the link. Otherwise, whatever. I’m tired of looking at them and tired of populating this site with them, thereby supporting the objectification cultural complex. So yeah, that’s why the poster isn’t included outright. I give bonus points for the Terminator 2 reference, though.

Dates follow:

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The sequels usually suck, but this one is a “Terminator 2”!

This cool poster by Maciej Kamuda signifies our return to Poland and Baltics with Dopelord (they release a new LP in January) and sunnata (“Zorya” was simply mindblowing) for THE PROCESSION II tour.

THE PROCESSION II dates:
27/01 – Vilnius, Peleda
28/01 – Tallinn, Rockstars
29/01 – Riga, Nabaklab
30/01 – Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
01/02 – Krakow, Zet Pe Te
02/02 – Wroclaw, Klub Firlej
03/02 – Poznan, U Bazyla
04/02 – Gdynia, Ucho

And YES we’ll be playing “Seven Thunders Roar” in full – plus some other HITS!

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Stoned Jesus, The Harvest (2015)

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Stoned Jesus Announce Fourth Album for 2017; Band to Tour Playing Seven Thunders Roar in Full

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 22nd, 2016 by JJ Koczan

Ukrainian heavy rockers Stoned Jesus have been on the road in Europe with 5R6 since Nov. 17, still supporting last year’s third offering, The Harvest (review here), while paving the ground for their next work. Today they make official that the inevitable fourth long-player is in progress for a 2017 release, and that they’ll tour next Spring playing their 2012 sophomore outing, Seven Thunders Roar (review here), in full to mark its fifth anniversary and the continued resonance and cult following it has found through word of mouth (i.e. sharing) on the interwebs so long after its release. A sleeper hit in the truest sense with “I’m the Mountain” at 4.5 million YouTube views.

I bothered guitarist/vocalist Igor Sidorenko to talk a little bit about that record’s growing legacy and what went into the decision to play it out in its entirety, as well as where they might be headed for the fourth album. You’ll find what he had to say under the band’s announcement below:

stoned jesus (Photo by Gael Mathieu)

Stoned Jesus Working On A Fourth LP, Playing ‘Seven Thunders Roar’ In Its Entirety On Tour In 2017

A new dawn is on the horizon for Stoned Jesus in 2017, because we begin to work on our 4th full-length album this December! But Spring 2017 also marks the 5th anniversary of “Seven Thunders Roar” release – you know, the one with that indian on the cover – the exactly same LP that brought you “I’m the Mountain”, the most popular stoner/psych/doom song in the history of the interwebs. We thought we’d give you we’ve never done before: we’ll be playing “Seven Thunders Roar” in its entirety during the first half of 2017 on EVERY show! And we’ve already got a bunch of them booked, so stay tuned for tour dates and updates soon. Love, StJ

Igor Sidorenko on playing Seven Thunders Roar and the new album in progress:

“It may look like we’re hopping on this hype train with the whole ‘playing-their-legendary-record-from-A-to-Z. thing, but truth is loads of people haven’t heard these songs live — apart from “I’m the Mountain,” which we play on every show. Revisiting your own material that stood the test of rapidly changing trends is also something that may help us with our fourth record. Also hey, it’s not that legendary… yet!

“It’s pretty early to say anything, but I guess this is gonna be another challenge for us and for our listener. We definitely don’t want to repeat ourselves, but there are certain things you can’t escape, hah. What I know for sure is this is not gonna be a direct sequel to ‘The Harvest’ — we’re not that much angry this time around. #StJFourthLP”

Stoned Jesus current tour remaining shows:
22.11 – Innsbruck (AT) PMK
23.11 – Bologna (IT) Freak Out
24.11 – Erba (IT) Centrale Rock
25.11 – Collegno (IT) Padiglione 14
26.11 – Trieste (IT) Tetris
27.11 – Belgrade (SRB) Bozidarac

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Stoned Jesus, “I’m the Mountain”

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Stoned Jesus Premiere “Starshine Harvest”; Announce The Seeds Vol. II Release

Posted in audiObelisk, Whathaveyou on June 1st, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Prior to releasing their third album, The Harvest (review here), in the early hours of 2015, Ukrainian trio Stoned Jesus offered a collection of jams and song skeletons called The Seeds Vol. I in 2013 to help finance the recording, pressing, etc. When Stoned Jesus jam, they jam, so like the prior release, Seven Thunders Roar (review here), it was well received. Today, it’s my pleasure to host a premiere of the seven-and-a-half-minute exploration “Starshine Harvest” as an announcement that The Seeds Vol. II is on its way as a precursor to a proper fourth full-length.

The running theme of seeds and harvests provides immediate intrigue — the cuts on The Seeds Vol. I didn’t have titles, just numbers — so right away “Starshine Harvest” is something of a departure, but its fuzzadelic vibe should feel right at home for anyone who either heard the first The Seeds or who can get on board with a psych jam generally. Recorded live before Stoned Jesus made their debut with 2010’s First Communion, it features guitarist/vocalist Igor Sidorenko, as well as bassist Nick Kobold and drummer Alex EphirZ, since replaced by Sergey “Sid” Slusar and Viktor Vitamin, respectively. Being upwards of six years old, obviously it’s not necessarily a glimpse at where Stoned Jesus are headed on the follow-up to The Harvest, but it makes a fitting look back at where they come from all the same and digs into low-end groove and spacious guitar that I’m not likely to complain about either way.

More on The Seeds Vol. II when I hear it. Until then, you can check out “Starshine Harvest” on the YouTube player below, followed by some background courtesy of the band:

Stoned Jesus, “Starshine Harvest”

“Starshine Harvest” is an old idea we were having fun with back in 2010. While it had never been properly recorded by Stoned Jesus MKI, it was regularly featured on our setlists, partially or as a full jam thing. This particular version is taken from our pre-“First Communion” Kharkiv concert, and by uploading it we want to say “The Seeds, vol.II” are coming!

Since the very first rehearsals Viktor, the new drummer, always kept his portable recorder turned on, and soon we got literally gigabytes of jams and improvisations, mostly played between actual songs just to keep us sharp. Some of them were rather cool and even if we wouldn’t use them as the future songs’ basis, we’d love to share them with you all. We decided to upload some cuts for you on BandCamp.

Again, this is NOT the actual studio album, just a download-only collection serving as a fundraising weapon for our new full-length. We’re not much into the “just donate”-campaigns, ‘coz we understand people always need to get something for their bucks, so here’s the deal – for $5 only you’re getting the whole thing. And attention to those who donate $40 and more, get ready to find your names inside the future album’s booklet in the THANK YOU section!

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Stoned Jesus Touring South America Next Week

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 4th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

stoned-jesus (Photo by Gael Mathieu)

Ukrainian heavy rockers Stoned Jesus recently finished out a tour of Spain and France alongside Bordeaux’s Mars Red Sky. The Kiev trio are still supporting 2015’s The Harvest (review here), though a recent reissue of their 2011 EP, Stormy Monday, isn’t a bad excuse to get out either. In any case, the oft-traveling three-piece will head to South America for the first time this month for a run of shows in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, playing some gigs alongside Saturndust, soon to record a new album of their own with Gabriel Zander of Estudio Superfuzz. Of course, the tour is put on by Abraxas Events.

You might recall Stoned Jesus were slated to make their New World debut last summer at Psycho California, but were held up on visa issues. This year, in addition to a couple shows in Greece at the end of this month, they’re slated to perform in France at Hellfest in June and at SonicBlast Moledo in August, among others I’m sure that have been and are still to be announced.

Poster for the Sao Paolo show by Victor Bezzera and the full roster of dates for the tour follow here, courtesy of Abraxas:

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This is the first time Stoned Jesus come to the Americas, and first time starting from the South! They were supposed to play Psycho California last year but they got some trouble with their visas and the US tour never happened.

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Below the list of dates:
8/5 – Santiago @ Club Rock y Guitarras
10/5 – Buenos Aires @ The Roxy Live
11/5 – Córdoba @ Casa Babylon
13/5 – Rio de Janeiro @ Teatro Odisséia
14/5 – São Paulo @ Inferno Club
15/5 – Florianópolis @ Célula Showcase

Stoned Jesus is:
Igor Sydorenko – vocals, guitars, Hammond organ, occasional keyboards and percussion
Sergii Sliusar – bass, FX, drummachine, backing vocals
Viktor Kondratov – drums, percussion, backing vocals

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Stoned Jesus, The Harvest (2015)

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