Boss Keloid Sign to Holy Roar Records; Melted on the Inch Album Teaser Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 6th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

One has to wonder just how much of the vibe the new teaser for Boss Keloid‘s impending third album, Melted on the Inch, can actually serve to summarize the release. The Wigan, UK, five-piece have signed to Holy Roar Records to issue the record — and kudos and judos on that, as it’s a good fit — but even if one goes by their woefully cartoon-titted 2016 sophomore effort, Herb Your Enthusiasm (review here), as an example, it’s hard to think of a single minute-long stretch that could capture what it was all about. It was just too all over the place. Though, to be fair, the impression I get from the clip below is that when all is said and done much the same will apply to Melted on the Inch, so maybe the teaser is doing its job after all.

Okay, I talked myself into it. We’re all good now.

Boss Keloid‘s Melted on the Inch will be out Spring 2018 via Holy Roar Records.

The PR wire remains clearheaded on the subject, as always:

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British Heavy Prog Psych Chiefs BOSS KELOID Sign To Holy Roar Records; Announce New Album

British heavy prog psych chiefs BOSS KELOID have signed a worldwide deal with Holy Roar Records and are set to release their highly anticipated third album in Spring 2018.

After earning acclaimed reviews for Herb Your Enthusiasm (2016) and The Calming Influence of Teeth (2013), BOSS KELOID’s notoriety for producing heavy and magnificently multilayered music has continued to grow. Having joined Holy Roar’s outstanding roster the quintet is poised to continue the momentum that’s been building since their formation in 2010. Now the band are set to take on the world with the release of Melted On The Inch, an evolution in sound and style from the band’s previously relentlessly heavy psych sludge to a dominant multi-dimensional progressive force.

The band comments: “We are delighted to be signing to Holy Roar for the release of our new album, Melted On The Inch. They’re a progressive and passionate label with an ethos that we strongly admire and relate to, so it’s really cool that they’ve shown a great deal of interest and passion in our music. It’s an honour to join such a musically strong and diverse roster.

For us, Melted On The Inch is a strong progression from Herb Your Enthusiasm. It draws from a much wider pond of influence than our previous. It is more progressive, more uplifting, more melancholic, more emotional, more dynamic, there is a greater emphasis on light and shade, it is heavier, it is more delicate, it has more beauty, it has more darkness.“

In addition to their critically acclaimed releases, BOSS KELOID have become revered for their devastatingly heavy live shows, gigging and touring extensively with an array of artists such as Bongzilla, John Garcia, Crowbar, Scissorfight, Bongripper, Conan, Mars Red Sky and Raging Speedhorn plus appearing at renowned festivals such as Bloodstock, ArcTanGent, Deserfest London, Hammerfest, HRH Doom Vs Stoner and Uprising.

More details for Melted On The Inch will be revealed soon.

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Boss Keloid Post “Axis of Green” Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on November 8th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Checking in from the UK to dude up your day come burl-rocking foursome Boss Keloid with their new video shot earlier this year. The UK outfit released their second album, Herb Your Enthusiasm (review here), back in Spring on Black Bow Records, and it’s from that Chris Fielding-produced offering that “Axis of Green” comes. It’s a live clip, essentially, edited by drummer Stephen Arands, but the footage is manipulated in various ways throughout — slow motion like you’re watching tv and seeing something from a character’s perspective who’s been inadvertently dosed or is otherwise out of their mind — and so Boss Keloid have no trouble holding the viewer through their relatively straightforward presentation.

Also helping in that cause is that “Axis of Green” takes a couple stark turns as it makes its way through its 7:43 runtime. This multi-movement take offsets some of “Axis of Green”‘s initial dudely thrust, but no question the song still makes its point in doling out heavy rock testosterone supplements, and as guitarist Paul Swarbrick — joined in the band by Arands on drums, Adam Swarbrick on bass and Alex Hurst on vocals — elucidates below, owning that dudery is pretty much what they’re aiming for. And just in case I haven’t said it enough yet in this post: “dude.”

Enjoy “Axis of Green” below, followed by more info from the PR wire:

Boss Keloid, “Axis of Green” official video

UK psychedelic sludge colossus BOSS KELOID have premiered the new video for their earthquakingly rumbling track Axis of Green. The track is taken from their critically acclaimed sophomore album Herb Your Enthusiasm which was released in April via Black Bow Records.

Guitarist Paul Swarbrick commented: “Axis Of Green is about having the conviction, drive and passion to fulfill personal aspirations in life. Living life, being proud and building on your achievements with the support of those close to you.

“The footage was filmed at this year’s Riff Fest at The Alma in Bolton by Ash Gollings. Our very own drumming nugget Stephen Arands produced and edited the video.”

After the success of 2016’s Herb Your Enthusiasm, Boss Keloid have finished writing their next album and will enter the studio in June 2017 to begin the recording process with Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios (Conan, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death) for production and mastering by James Plotkin (Khanate, Isis, Conan, Palms).

Catch the band live at the following:
11.Nov.16 // Café Indie // Scunthorpe – Headline slot, UK
09.Dec.16 // Alma // Bolton – Headline slot, UK
17.Dec.16 // No Fun Intended Fest // Leeds, UK
24.Mar.17 // HammerFest // Pwllheli, UK

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Paul Swarbrick – Guitar
Adam Swarbrick – Bass
Alex Hurst – Vocals
Ste Arands – Drums

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Boss Keloid Post Video for “Lung Mountain” feat. Jon Davis of Conan

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 21st, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Every step of the way, Boss Keloid seem to be posing a challenge to their audience: Hey, you like heavy shit? Well here’s a fucking lot of it, so go ahead and swallow that. Between this and the unbridled stonerly charm of the title of their second album, Herb Your Enthusiasm — no, I don’t smoke, but I do love a weed pun — I’m an easy sell on digging into “Lung Mountain,” their psyched-out manipulated performance video from their new album, which, if it didn’t have enough going for it between being heavy as hell and given a clever name, was recorded by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio and will be released on Jon Davis of Conan‘s Black Bow Records on April 8. All of this, as well as guest appearances from Fielding (also of Conan) and Davis, the latter on “Lung Mountain,” as it happens, is points in my book.

“Lung Mountain” opens the record and is followed by stompers like “Escapegoat,” “Highatus” and the closing “Hot Priest,” so if there was any doubt Boss Keloid might end up taking themselves too seriously (and there wasn’t), they dispense with it quickly. Fair enough. In an age of microgenres and no smiles, it’s refreshing to see a band enjoying the crush they emit while still emitting that crush, and the further I dig into Herb Your Enthusiasm, the more substance it has to stand up to the goofball aspect, so all the better. I missed the boat on 2013’s The Calming Influence of Teeth (it was a rough year), but if I’m a little late to the party, I hope you’ll forgive and enjoy checking out the “Lung Mountain” clip below, which was produced and edited by Uncle Crow.

Boss Keloid have fests and all-dayers booked into October already, and those dates and more info from the PR wire follow the video.

Hope you dig:

Boss Keloid, “Lung Mountain” official video

BOSS KELOID premiere psychedelic new video Lung Mountain

UK psych-sludge colossus BOSS KELOID have premiered the trippy new video for their monolithically crushing track Lung Mountain. The track is taken from their forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore album Herb Your Enthusiasm which is released on April 8 via Black Bow Records.

Having perfected their sound on stages at Riff Fest and Red Sun Festival and with supports for Soulfly, Raging Speedhorn, Gurt and Slabdragger under their belt, as well as a UK tour with Widows, the band are set to spend the rest of 2016 gigging and touring, announcing the first in a string of dates to promote the release of their album, as follows.

2nd April – Manchester, Rebellion – Noiz All Dayer w/ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell, Steak, Witchsorrow
11th April – Manchester, Star and Garter – Supporting Conan and Bendal Interlude
16th April – Oxford, Wheatsheaf – Supporting Beholder
18th June – Manchester, Rebellion – Rum and Riffs w/ Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
9th July – Grimsby, Yardbirds – Grimfuzz Doom Festival – Headlining slot w/ Battalions, Regulus, Mastiff
30th July – Stoke, The Rigger – Void Worship All Dayer w/ Garganjua, Wode
26th Aug – London, Camden – w/ Ten Foot Wizard and Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
27th Aug – Bolton, The Alma – Riff Fest 2016
3rd Oct – Mammothfest 2016 – w/ Conan, Bast, Black Moth

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Boss Keloid Announce New Album Herb Your Enthusiasm Due April 8

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 29th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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UK wall-o-riffers Boss Keloid will issue their sophomore album, the cleverly-titled Herb Your Enthusiasm, on April 8 via Black Bow Records. The band made their debut in 2013 with The Calming Influence of Teeth, and for the new one, they’ve enlisted the helmsmanship of Conan bassist/producer Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio. In fact, not only did Fielding record the album, but he and Conan guitarist/vocalist and Skyhammer owner Jon Davis also make guest vocal appearances on tracks. So, you know, not like they’re not giving you a reason to check it out.

There’s a teaser for Herb Your Enthusiasm under the PR wire info and tour dates below. Dig in:

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Undoubtedly BOSS KELOID are one of those bands you’ll listen to and keep repeating – ‘What the FUCK have I just listened to?’ Stoner Sludge? Southern Groove? Progressive Doom? Without the need to rip their arses open on a pigeonhole, Boss Keloid have simply ticked all the boxes and got on with making music that embodies their no-holds-barred eclecticism. Body swerving trends and transcending sub genres once again the band are set to release their second album, HERB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, via Black Bow Records on April 8th 2016.

We could chuck all the adjectives in the musical melting pot here and still not come close – Herb Your Enthusiasm is as heavy as it is massive and as filthy as it is passionate. Over the course of 10 colossal tracks you’ll wind your way through a myriad of hypnotic low-slung grooves, hulking riffs, captivating hooks and technical bi-polarcore for an experience that is both viscerally discomforting and invigorating.

Recorded and mixed by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios (Conan, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Isis, Conan, Palms) the result is an album that embodies originality, invention and unstoppable creative urges throughout.

Having perfected their sound on stages at Riff Fest and Red Sun Festival and with supports for Soulfly, Raging Speedhorn, Gurt and Slabdragger under their belt, as well as a UK tour with Widows, the band are set to spend the rest of 2016 gigging and touring, dates below.

Catch Boss Keloid:
2nd April // Manchester, Rebellion // Noiz All Dayer w/ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell, Steak, Witchsorrow
11th April // Manchester, Star and Garter // Supporting Conan and Bendal Interlude
18th June // Manchester, Rebellion // Rum and Riffs w/ Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
9th July // Grimsby, Yardbirds // Grimfuzz Doom Festival – Headlining slot w/ Battalions, Regulus, Mastiff
30th July // Stoke, The Rigger // Void Worship All Dayer w/ Garganjua, Wode
26th Aug // London, Camden // w/ Ten Foot Wizard and Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
27th Aug // Bolton, The Alma // Riff Fest 2016
3rd Oct // Mammothfest 2016 // w/ Conan, Bast, Black Moth

Tracklisting:
1. Lung Mountain
2. Haarlem Struggle
3. Escapegoat
4. Cone
5. Axis Of Green
6. Highatus
7. Lung Valley
8. Elegant Odyssey
9. Chabal
10. Hot Priest

Additional vocals on Lung Mountain by Jon Davis and Chris Fielding. Additional vocals on Chabal by Jon Davis. Recorded and mixed by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios. Mastered by James Plotkin. All songs written by Boss Keloid. Copyright © Boss Keloid. Artwork by Ben Tolman. Design and layout by Paul Swarbrick. Manufactured and distributed in the UK.

Paul Swarbrick – Guitar
Adam Swarbrick – Bass
Alex Hurst – Vocals
Ste Arands – Drums

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