Melvins Announce California Tour With Hepa. Titus & Cunts

Melvins have announced a California tour with Hepa. Titus and Cunts. Here’s the dates:

02/05 San Diego, CA – Casbah
02/06 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
02/09 Bakersfield, CA – Temblor Brewing Company
02/10 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
02/11 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
02/12 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
02/14 Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
02/15 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
02/16 Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon
02/17 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

Cunts (Retox, Dead Cross, Etc.) Premiere “Ass To Grind” Music Video

Cunts (Dead Cross, Retox, etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Ass To Grind.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released today (November 1). Matt Cronk commented:

“‘Ass To Grind‘ is a lamentation on failed relationships, both specific to myself and in broad, universal strokes, and the assumed victimization inherent in romance for all parties involved. The song also touches on the notion of a presumed heroism in co-opting the tragic circumstances and victimization of others, as though in doing so, one achieves virtue and depth of character by proxy; an unpleasant byproduct of the well-meaning naïve.”

[via Revolver]

Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, Etc. To Open For Mr. Bungle At Upcoming Reunion Shows

Mr. Bungle have revealed that Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, and more will be joining them on select dates of their February reunion tour. As previously reported, the shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross).

Tour Dates:

02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Ho99o9 & Hirax)
02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Cattle Decapitation & Neil Hamburger)
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Melvins & Cunts)
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Victims Family & Intestinal Disgorge)
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Full Of Hell & Spotlights)
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Antidote & Cleric)
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Possessed & Neil Hamburger)

Spruance commented:

“Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid 80s.

And if we’re going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the 90s? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?”