The Melvins & Sleep’s Al Cisneros Cover Black Sabbath’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”

The Melvins and Sleep’s Al Cisneros have teamed up for a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.” This is one of two tracks featured on their upcoming “Sabbath” EP.

[via The PRP]

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Melvins & Sleep’s Al Cisneros Join Forces For New EP “Sabbath”

It looks like the Melvins and Sleep’s Al Cisneros will be releasing a new two-song EP, titled “Sabbath,” as a 10 inch vinyl. The Melvins revealed the news by launching an auction for the test vinyl on eBay. The description for that listing says the following:

Up for auction is a rare Test Pressing for upcoming Amphetamine Reptile’s upcoming release of the Melvins Sabbath 10″. 2 tracks total with Al Cisneros of Sleep joining the Melvins. The record itself is basic black vinyl with simply “side A” printed on one side & “Melvins “Sabbath 1/10” handwritten on the other. Comes in the plastic sleeve from Pirates Press with a sticker adhered to it with the Amphetamine Reptile catalog #, band name, title, pressing plant, country of manufacture & some barcodes. The sleeve has the artwork of HAZE XXL & with 2 hand-pulled linocut prints that were printed, torn & mounted by HAZE himself. He has also written in pencil, the words MELVINS “SABBATH” on the front & TEST PRESSING 1/10 on the back. Only 10 of these exist & this is #1 in the edition.

Here’s a clip from the apparent sessions for the effort:

[via The PRP]

Melvins Announce UK Tour With Jon Spencer

Melvins have announced some UK shows with Jon Spencer. Here’s the dates:

10/23 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/24 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
10/25 Cardiff, UK – Y Plas
10/26 Leeds, UK – Stylus
10/28 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
10/29 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
10/30 London, UK – Koko

Melvins Announce French Dates

Melvins have announced some French shows. Here’s the dates:

09/28 Reims, FRA – La Cartonnerie
09/29 Besançon, FRA – Festival Détonation
10/02 Paris, FRA – Alhambra
10/04 Brest, FRA – La Carène
10/05 La Rochelle, FRA – La Sirène

More European dates will be announced soon.

Melvins Premiere “Don’t Forget To Breathe” Video

Melvins have premiered a new video for their new song “Don’t Forget To Breathe.” The clip was directed by Ava Hazelmyer, and the track appears on the band’s new album “Pinkus Abortion Technician,“ which was released today (April 20). That effort features two bassists including Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!).

Buzz Osborne commented:

“We’re very excited to have a video for our song ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe’, directed by the hyper-talented Ava Hazelmyer. Hopefully, there will be more collaborations with her in the future. We can’t wait for people to hear ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ and for them to see both of these killer bassists on our upcoming tours!”

Hazelmyer added:

“I like to make scenes devoid of context or overt meaning. I like taking everyday things and dropping them into an absurd setting. I like the idea of something being experienced without any preconceived notions or connections.”

Melvins Premiere “Embrace The Rub” Video

Melvins have premiered a new video for their new song “Embrace The Rub.” The clip was directed by Buzz Osborne’s wife Mackie Osborne, and the track will appear on their new album “Pinkus Abortion Technician“ (out April 20). That effort will feature two bassists including Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Dale Crover commented:

“‘Embrace The Rub‘ is a Steven McDonald penned, punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, CA punk hanging out with Black Flag. For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part.”