Tuesday 16 January 2024

US stoner metal behemoths BONGZILLA to release new live album "Dabbing (LIVE) Rosin In Europe" on Heavy Psych Sounds this March!

Wisconsin's premium stoner metal dealers BONGZILLA announce the release of their new live album "Dabbing (LIVE) Rosin In Europe" this March 15th, with preorders available now on Heavy Psych Sounds.

The Wisconsin natives have been making heavy, groovy doom metal songs about weed since the mid-’90s, and they’ll be making them until the sun extinguishes itself.” Decibel Magazine

Following the 2023 release of their revered sixth album "Dab City" on Heavy Psych Sounds, the kings of weed metal BONGZILLA offer some of their smokiest riffs with their exclusive live album "Dabbing (LIVE) Rosin In Europe". The album features seven tracks of the highest doom metal order recorded in various cities during their "Dabbing Across Europe & UK Tour" in the spring and summer of 2023. Mixed and mastered by Shane Trimble at Sletner Sound, with assistant mix engineers Justin DiPinto and Andrew Owens. The album will be issued in various vinyl editions, CD and digital on Marchb 22 via Heavy Psych Sounds

"Dabbing (LIVE) Rosin In Europe"
Out March 22nd on Heavy Psych Sounds
European preorder // US preorder


1. Sundae Driver – 4:36
2. King of Weed – 5:46
3. Free The Weed – 6:26
4. Greenthumb – 4:06
5. H.P. Keefmaker – 6:40
6. Hippie Stick – 6:06
7. Gestation – 6:06

BONGZILLA is a stoner metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. As their name suggests, most of their material is related to marijuana and promotes its legalization. The band formed in 1995, and over the next three years recorded and released a dozen songs on EPs and split singles. In 1998 they signed to Relapse Records, and have since released four studio albums and a live album through the label. Since the seeds were planted in the mid-90s, BONGZILLA have been sowing Madison, Wisconsin’s rich soil with their homegrown, psychedelic sludge. Following the release of their fourth studio album "Amerijuanican" in 2005, the band toured and remained active until 2009 when the group quietly took a hiatus.

In April 2015 it was announced BONGZILLA was reforming with the "Gateway" lineup, first announcing a tour of Europe. The band followed up with a four-date tour of the West Coast USA, a tour of the east coast USA and an appearance at Desertfest Belgium. The band began 2017 with a local show in Wisconsin before embarking on another European tour, playing the likes of Roadburn Festival, DesertFest Berlin, DesertFest London, KristonFest and have begun working on material for a new album.

In early 2020, BONGZILLA started their own label Gungeon Records and released a re-issue of their classic album "Apogee". However, in March of 2020 it would be announced that Cooter Brown would retire from the band due to health and family reasons, with Bongzilla choosing to continue as a thunderous three-piece. A few months into the pandemic, BONGZILLA began rehearsing and entered the Future Apple Tree Studios in Rockford, Illinois in October 2020 for the recording of several different record projects: a limited 'Wake Brewing' 7", a split album with the band Tons, and a 7" split with Boris, as well as their new full-length.

In January 2021, the band announced their signing to European label Heavy Psych Sounds for the release of their fifth studio album "Weedsconsin", which immediately returned them to the top of the stoner doom heap. Fully reactivated and fully loaded, the band quickly released their sixth album "Dab City" — an ode to the purest form of THC and the trio's beloved hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, which is known as Mad City — in the summer of 2023.


Mike "Muleboy" Makela - vocals & bass
Jeff "Spanky" Schultz - guitar
Mike "Magma" Henry - drums


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