CONCERT REVIEW: Ministry – Melvins – Corrosion Of Conformity: Live at The Wellmont Theater


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.

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Ministry Shares a New Music Video “Sabotage is Sex” – ft. Jello Biafra


Ministry has shared a new music video for the song “Sabotage is Sex” from last years’ album Moral Hygene. The track and video features Jello Biafra, in his first music video appearance ever. Jello and Al Jorgenson had an industrial/punk side project in the late 1980s, LARD. Created by director Joel Smith of Mad Minute Productions (previous work includes Activision, Audi, Black Eyed Peas, U2, The X Games), you can watch the video now!

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Watch a Video for The Melvins Cover of Soundgarden Hit “Spoonman” ft. Matt Cameron


Melvins recently released a new covers EP – Lord of the Flies EP from Amphetamine Reptile Records. You can buy the CD (vinyl TBD) from AmRep’s website. Check out the band covering fellow Seattle brothers Soundgarden’s classic 1990s hit “Spoonman” featuring drummer Matt Cameron of Soundgarden/Pearl Jam. Cameron plays “double drums” along with Dale Crover, Steven McDonald on bass, and King Buzzo on guitars and vocals. The track was recorded by Toshi Kasai at Sound of Sirens studios and the video was directed / edited by Jesse Nieminen. Watch it now! Continue reading


Ministry Shares a New Video for “Believe Me” – New Tour Dates Incoming


Ministry has shared a trippy new music video for the song “Believe Me!” The track comes from their 2021 album Moral Hygiene, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will kickoff a new tour soon with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity for direct support as special guests. Tickets are on sale now! Watch the clip for “Believe Me” now!

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The Melvins Release “Revolve” (Acoustic Version)” – Unplugged Album Coming Soon


Melvins will release their new album, their career-spanning acoustic collection of reimagined originals and covers: Five Legged Dog (Oct. 15 via Ipecac Recordings). The band has shared it’s biggest commercial hit song “Revolve”, from 1994’s Stoner Witch album, recast as “Revolve” (Acoustic Version)”. Stream that now and pre-order the album.

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Melvins Share Unplugged Version of “Night Goat” – Announce Massive Unplugged Collection


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.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Red Fang – Arrows


While Red Fang’s fourth album immediately stands out as their first full-length since 2016’s Only Ghosts, it seems to hearken back to the Sludgy aspects of their earliest ventures. Tracks like ‘Unreal Estate’ and the title track reflect strong Melvins circa (A) Senile Animal vibes with their trudging riff patterns and eccentrically howled vocal lines. ‘Fonzi Scheme’ and ‘Days Collide’ elaborate further the former putting in a particularly potent stomp and the latter benefitting the most from the disorienting atmosphere.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to This Week’s Melvins TV Livestream – Volume 3


The Melvins have announced their third in their series of live streaming “Melvins TV, events, with the May 1 offering dubbed “Melvins TV, Volume 3: May Day! May Day! May Day!” In true Melvins fashion, the Melvins (acoustic) will open for the Melvins. Tickets and exclusive merchandise, including a limited-edition t-shirt designed by Skinner, are available now at the link below. You can win tickets from Ghost Cult to watch it, but you’ll need to act fast: the contest closes on 4/28:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bongzilla – Weedsconsin


 

Bongzilla’s fifth album comes with an interesting set of curveballs, being their first full-length release since 2005’s Amerijuanican as well as their first to be recorded as a trio. However, very little has changed about the Wisconsinites’ vision in the sixteen years they’ve been away. As evidenced by an appropriately dumb but endearing title like Weedsconsin (Heavy Psych Sounds), the Sweet Leaf remains the focal point of their aesthetic and their Stoner-Sludge sound is as potent as ever.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Melvins 1983 – Working with God


Working With God (Ipecac Records/Liberator Music) is the 24th release by the Melvins and features their 1983 lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover on bass, and original drummer Mike Dillard (although they have been doing a ton of regular Melvins lineup activities with Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross). The record encapsulates the Hardcore and Sludge style Melvins have delivered since their genesis. The result is a fresh album that is thrilling and cathartic.

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