Dredg Reveal More Details For “Dredg Vault” Box Set

Dredg have revealed more details for their “Dredg Vault” box set. The effort will include a hardcover book, re-releases of early music, etc. and fans will be able to purchase it on December 1 at 10:00am PDT via dredgvault.com.

The band commented:


Limited to 1000

Each VAULT will come with a 334 page Hardcover book, Canvas tote bag, Making of el cielo DVD, Casio w/o Arms Cassette, Halong Bay Flexi Vinyl, Sticker Sheet, Gavin Art Book, Pariah Patch, Orph EP, Symbol Pin, Pariah Postcard, Cartoon Showroom mini CD and USB drive.

Each VAULT will come stuffed with relics including letters, maps, stickers and surprises.

Each VAULT will come signed, numbered and personalized.

The VAULT will be offered with special edition TIERS. The tiers include Walter, vault hand, Orph mask, Chuckles Mask, Casiotone MT-500, special signed dredg photo guitar, Gavin painting, actrual pages from Gavin’s lyric journals for specific songs (Bug Eyes, Lightswitch, Same Ol’ Road, etc.), a zoom Call with the band and extra *Relics.

Extra *Relics include 3 additional relics from the memories of stuff we photographed for the pages of the book. This includes actual photos, laminates, ticket stubs, stickers, journal pages, maps, and any other imagery you see within the book.

Another tier is a zoom call with the band. This will be a 20 minute call where we will play you a sample of our new music or something of the sort.

There will be 3 LUCKY VAULT winners. If you happen to find a golden vault pin located inside your vault box – your vault will come with tons of extra *Relics and you will receive a 6×6 inch painting by Gavin and Drew.”

Dredg Announce “Dredg Vault” Box Set

Dredg will be releasing a new “Dredg Vault” box set on December 1. The effort will include a 340-page hardcover book, re-releases of early music, and more.

The band commented:

“dredg VAULT – a bold, very limited collection of previously unreleased and recently sourced works of art, music, video and relics spanning 28 years time.

The centerpiece is a 340 page hardcover book (10″ x 13″) signed, numbered and personalized, encapsulating the entire career of the band, from childhood to today.

Other articles and relics include re-releases of early music, unreleased documentary studio footage, conceptual letters, maps, lyric books, as well as never released music.

Each vault is delivered in a custom artwork printed box personalizing the experience from the moment it arrives.

All proceeds go towards funding the new dredg album, LP #6.”

[via The PRP]

Dredg Comment On New Album, Share More Details For “El Cielo” 20th Anniversary Reissue

Dredg have shared some thoughts on their upcoming album. According to Dino Campanella, the effort “sounds like a more mature incarnation of Dredg.”

Campanella said the following:

“To me, this album sounds like a more mature incarnation of dredg, which comes from the obvious reason that we are older now, having stepped away from the collective craft for quite some time. This gap in time has given us a newfound appreciation for not only one another, but also for this work of art we’ve created together and have the ability to create indefinitely. Please don’t let the word ‘mature’ deter the reality that dredg continues, in my opinion, to sound as ambitious and far reaching as ever. Our tastes are clearly fine-tuned and there’s no shortage of our classic desire to be weird as fuck.”

As previously reported, Dredg are also planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “El Cielo” with some new vinyl pressings. A press release has since offered more details regarding that:

“Both packages include the original critically acclaimed album remastered as double 12” custom marble swirl printed vinyl with a vinyl-etched track listing, and a 16-page 7” booklet. There will also be various ‘El Cielo‘ merch packages available, as well an extra special ‘Super pack’ collection with includes all of the above plus an autographed cover, wall flag, custom t-shirt and sweatshirt, sticker and magnet pack, and an eye mask (for the amplest dreaming experience). The 16-page 7” booklets contain the album’s original hand-written letters from people who suffered from sleep disorders and their experiences with sleep paralysis, which was part of the inspiration for the album’s music and lyrics.”

Campanella added:

“When we were lucky enough to compose our first major label record, we took full advantage of the opportunity to move to the Palm Springs area, set up shop in a rental home and immerse ourselves in as much creative fuel as possible. The initial scheduled writing period of 2 months turned into 4 or 5 (I cannot remember), but it didn’t matter because we were in route to preparing, what we considered a uniquely special front to back album, meant to be devoured in completion. This methodology of a complete listen is a rarity today, but the records we loved to listen to in this manner will never be forgotten.”

In other news, the group are also planning to launch an official Dredg Vault. The following was said about that:

“[A] large collection of unreleased and newly imagined goods that will be released later this year. While the exact on-sale date and purchasing options are still being planned, THE dredg VAULT was created for the band’s most devoted and longtime supporters. The centerpiece will be a beautiful hardcover 13″x10” 330-page coffee table book encompassing imagery and dredg paraphernalia from the years 1994-2022.”

[via The PRP]

Dredg To Release 20th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “El Cielo”

Dredg are planning to release a new 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “El Cielo.“ Fans will be able to purchase the LP on October 7 at 9:00am PDT via dredgstore.com.

Dredg Might Enter The Studio This Winter To Work On Their New Album

During a recent appearance on the “Vulgar Display Of Podcast,” Dredg’s Drew Roulette offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the group may enter the studio this winter to work on the effort.

Roulette said the following:

“We’ve been obviously writing for the last five-plus years, and we get together every week to do that. It’s been awesome, but it’s getting to the point where we just have too many songs. It’s like, every time we get in there we wanna write something new, you know? But actually working on the songs is actually work, right? None of us wanna work. We just wanna get in there and jam because it sounds good and it’s easy.”

“So you know, working on that. We’re supposed to do an international tour next year but we kinda had to postpone that. We made the decision recently, just because we don’t want it to get in the way of the record. Which is good news for me because that’s what I’m most interested in. I’m thinking we’ll write until the end of the year and maybe get in the studio this winter, or maybe early next year.”

[via The PRP]

Dredg Announce 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “Leitmotif”, Tentatively Working On New Double Album

Dredg will be releasing a limited edition 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “Leitmotif“ in July. Pre-orders are available HERE. In other news, Gavin Hayes also told the RRBG Podcast that the band are working on a possible double album, a 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “El Cielo,” and a retrospective/documentary release.

[via The PRP]

Drew Roulette Says Dredg’s New Album Will Have “More Aggression”

During an appearance on theFIVE10 Podcast, Dredg bassist Drew Roulette talked a bit about the band’s next album. According to him, the effort will have “more aggression.”

Roulette said the following [via The PRP]:

“The last record we did, ‘Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy‘ with Dan The Automator, was more electronically focused. And it didn’t seem [to capture] as much of the full potential of our rock personality. So no matter, what the record sounds like—the new one—it’s gonna feel like it’s more dredg again because of that… But at the same time, one thing that we’re also doing which has been really exciting is taking some old songs that we never finished, even from the “El Cielo” era.

Or, the other day I found this video clip of Dino playing this awesome beat in Studio 880 in Oakland in 1999; I brought that to the jam room and just played it and Mark [Engles, guitar] and I jammed to him, he wasn’t even there, but we’re just jamming to this beat that was written 20 years ago. So it’s this weird amalgamation of the past and the present that’s creating this new music. So that’s unique.”

“It’s exciting to get in there and just fuckin’ slam on the drums and make loud fuckin’ music and we love it and we’ve been doing that. So it’s gonna be a lot of that, more aggression.”

Roulette went on to say that the band were sitting on about 20 demos and that they had about 40 new song ideas. For now, the group are continuing the writing process.

In other news, Dredg are also working on an audio visual scrapbook featuring footage, photos, etc. from their career.

dredg Share Footage From 2010 Show In Santa Cruz, CA

dredg have shared footage from their May 13, 2010 show at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. The video was directed by Mohammad Gorjestan and it can be seen below. On another note, the band are also asking fans to sign a petition to get the NMSDC to acknowledge Middle Eastern and North African owned businesses as minority owned.