Bongzilla – “Amerijuanican”
Coming down the pipe is another chill RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
With a king-sized sound as gargantuan as the towering monster from which their moniker is derived, BONGZILLA light up the modern-day rock world with ‘Amerijuanican’. Blending industrial-sized, vertigo-inducing riffs with a sludgy, fuzzy crunch and hedonistic, yet harassed message, the single-minded quartet burn with a bad ass bent reserved for rock and roll titans. A celebration of a decade of dealing medicinal music, BONGZILLA’S ‘Amerijuanican’ will leave you in a smoky trance. Available now only through RELAPSE RECORDS!
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With a Sabbath-on-downer-encrusted sound that blends billowing rock, clenched-teeth blues and an underground punk attitude, psychedelic sludgecore masters BONGZILLA fire up thunderous mega-rock with a pronounced emphasis on the big riff. ‘Gateway’ showcases a BONGZILLA sound fertilized tenfold – simultaneously aggressive and mellow – with thunderous percussion, smoke-seared vocals and infectious, fuzzed-out riffs baked to perfection.
This remastered, repackaged, reissue of BONGZILLA’s first full-length album will give you a contact buzz all over again. ‘Stash’ can once again be found thanks to the masters if metal, RELAPSE RECORDS!
‘Methods for Attaining Extreme Altitudes’ is the debut EP by stoner metal kings BONGZILLA. Originally released on 12″ vinyl only in January 1998, you can once again thank RELAPSE RECORDS for digging in the archive and pulling this out!
When members of Harrington Saints, Sydney Ducks, and Hounds & Harlots got together several years ago to form SUEDE RAZORS, no one knew that the band would transform itself from a fun project to an acclaimed worldwide band. After releasing a number of singles and 7”s, the band eventually compiled the best of their discography for All The Hits… …And Misses onto CD but there was no way that this collection could not be pressed on vinyl! Featuring versions on ‘CYAN,’ ‘HOT PINK,’ and ‘ULTRA CLEAR w/ HOT PINK & CYAN SPLATTER’ vinyl, fans and collectors alike can finally get their hands on these amazing songs pressed on wax!
For listeners of THE INNOCENCE MISSION, the Lancaster, PA trio are beyond a favorite band, more like a beloved companion, such is the intensity and fragility of their sound and vision. ‘Befriended’ has never been available on vinyl in North America until now! It includes the previously unreleased bonus track “Words of My Brother” and is pressed on limited edition ‘Deep Purple’ colored vinyl. Head over to BADMAN RECORDING CO., the Portland based independent label and production company celebrating 20 years in business!
HYDROMEDUSA are a 6 piece rock and roll band from the darker corners of Adelaide, South Australia. Formed in 2010, HYDROMEDUSA have been taking the world by storm with their hard hitting 70s inspired rock and roll, mixed with a bit of punk and psych. ‘Long Live’ is out now via CLARITY RECORDS, an independent record store located in Adelaide, Australia. Opened in 2010, CLARITY RECORDS has been a staple in the Adelaide music community releasing records under its label and booking numerous shows through the year.
See y’all next week!