King Buzzo (Melvins) Teams Up With Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) For New Album “Gift Of Sacrifice”

Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne (Melvins) will be releasing a new solo album, titled “Gift Of Sacrifice,“ on May 15. The frontman recorded the effort with his Fantômas bandmate Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) and the first single, “Science In Modern America,” can be streamed below. Osborne said the following:

“‘Gift Of Sacrifice‘ was a stone groove to record and it will be a fucking blast to finally hit the road with my buddy Trevor Dunn. Once we take the stage, I guarantee we’ll kick the crap out of this album.”

“Gift Of Sacrifice” Track Listing:

01. “Mental Vomit”
02. “Housing, Luxury, Energy”
03. “I’m Glad I Could Help Out”
04. “Delayed Clarity”
05. “Junkie Jesus”
06. “Science In Modern America”
07. “Bird Animal”
08. “Mock She”
09. “Acoustic Junkie”

Tour Dates:

05/13 Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi
05/14 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
05/15 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/17 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
05/18 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
05/19 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
05/21 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
05/22 Norman, OK – Opolis
05/23 Dallas, TX – Three Links
05/24 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (Studio)
05/27 New Orleans, LA – Santos
05/28 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/29 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
05/30 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
05/31 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06/01 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
06/03 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/04 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/05 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
06/06 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
06/07 Allston, MA – Great Scott
06/08 Albany, NY – The Hollow
06/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
06/11 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
06/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
06/13 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/15 Detroit, MI – Third Man Records Cass Corridor
06/16 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
06/17 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
06/18 Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
06/19 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
06/20 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/21 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
06/22 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
06/23 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
06/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
06/29 Boise, ID – Neurolux
07/01 Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
07/02 Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
07/03 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
07/05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
07/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Faith No More, Exodus, Etc. Members Discuss Baseball In New Documentary “Baseball Furies”

Members of Faith No More, Melvins, Dropkick Murphys, Exodus and more will be featured in a new documentary called “Baseball Furies.” That film “explores the complex relationship between baseball, music, and artists who reject the cookie-cutter parameters of the American Dream.” You can find more info at baseballfuriesdoc.com and watch a trailer below:

[via The PRP]

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

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?”

Melvins Cancel European Tour Due To Dale Crover’s Back Injury

The Melvins have been forced to cancel their European tour due Dale Crover’s back injury. The drummer commented:

“Dear Friends, I regret to inform you that I have to cancel our upcoming European tour. I’ve been dealing with a back related injury and I’m unable to perform at this time. I feel awful that I have to let you all down like this. I want to assure you that I’m working very hard to return 100% better! We will come back as soon as we can. Thank you for understanding.“