The Wellmont Theater in Montclair NJ was burning inside when Ministry,Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity took the stage on Saturday night.
The theater itself seats about 2000 people with general admission on the floor which is perfect for a swirling mosh pit. Built in 1922 as an old vaudeville house, it was enovated and reopened in 2008. Now under the Live Nation umbrella, it hosts some major acts and The Montclair Film Festival. It should be noted that if you are going to a show there, plan to arrive early as parking can be a challenge of Herculean proportions.
The Melvins have announced a newly recorded, career-retrospective unplugged album, Five Legged Dog, due October 15th via Ipecac Recordings. Chronicling all of their albums from , from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death, their first ever acoustic collections features 36 songs, including the bands deep history of classics such as “Night Goat”, “Honey Bucket,” And “Billy Fish.” The massive collection also features covers by The Rolling Stones, and Alice Cooper! Listen to the first single, “Night Goat” below.
The Melvins have announced a New Year’s Eve livestream event: “Melvins Tv: Volume 1, New Year’s Evil” and tickets and exclusive merch are available now. The band will perform a 5-song live streaming event also featuring interviews and extras, on Dec. 31 at 12-noon pacific/3 pm eastern/8 pm gmt/7 am AEDT. Watch the teaser now! The first in a series of streams, the outing features the core Melvins lineup of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and Steven McDonald. The band recently announced the Feb. 26 release of Working With God, a second full-length album featuring the Melvins 1983 line-up of Osborne, Crover, and original Melvins’ drummer Mike Dillard, via Ipecac Records. Album pre-orders are available now at the link below.
Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with Buzz Osborne of Melvins fame to discuss his new solo album Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac Recordings) due out on August 14th, 2020. We talked to Buzz about the follow up to his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists (2014), working with Trevor Dunn who collaborated on the album, the different approach to this new solo album, his upcoming book of photography, his golf game, the coronavirus and not being able to tour for the first time in 30 years, and some other things he is working on right now. You can order the album here https://lnk.to/KingBuzzo, and check out our podcast.
Melvins have just released their new single, their first from their upcoming album Pinkus Abortion Technician, due on April 20th from IPECAC Recordings. Jam out to ‘STOP Moving To Florida’ now! Continue reading →
The Melvins formed in 1983 in Washington, and have been dishing out radical tunes since day one, but thirty-four years deep they’re pushing the envelope once more, with a double album. Disc one, Death, sees nine tracks of corkscrew, minimalistic arty alternative rock, while the second part, Love, sees the band provide the score to a short film from independent director Jesse Nieminen; a combined effort with sees a kaleidoscope of murky, temperamental and psychedelically angular musical ideas.Continue reading →
Fantômas, the super group featuring Faith No More’s Mike Patton, Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, and Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn, reunited for their first U.S. performance in nine years this past Saturday in California. Continue reading →
Gobsmacking is the word I’d use to describe Crystal Fairy’s newest, self-titled album (Ipecac Recordings). This aural stunner that is the Crystal Fairy album is brought to you by the good people of Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes, Buzz and Dale from TheMelvins, and Omar from At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta. Continue reading →
Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of The Melvins, At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodríguez-López, and Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes have joined forces as Crystal Fairy, and they will be releasing their debut album next Friday via Ipecac Recordings. Continue reading →