Photo by Mathieu Bredeau
US sludge behemoths Bongzilla share a live performance video for monster 13-minute new single »Earth Bong/Smoked/Mags Bags« as part of a full studio session titled »Bongzilla – Live From Weedsconsin (Space TV)«, produced by Dustin Boyle at The SpaceShip.tv.
»Earth Bong/Smoked/Mags Bags« is the third single taken from the upcoming Bongzilla full-length album, »Weedsconsin«, which will be released on April 20th, 2021 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
Says frontman Mike “Muleboy” Makela: “In the times of old. The Ancients made their Bong from digging holes in the Mother Soil.”
From Heavy Psych Sounds:
On the fringe of chaos, in the Year of the Pandemic, the Cannabeast has awoken!! Bongzilla is back with a new full-length album, 16 years since their last record. These Pioneers of Weed Metal would like to present »Weedsconsin« to the universe. An album written by the three long standing original members of Bongzilla – Muleboy (bass, vocals), Spanky (guitar), and Magma (drums). Recorded and mixed by the late John Hopkins at Future Apple Tree Studios in Rock Island, Illinois in October 2020. The six brand new tracks will blow your mind! In a single instant you are contaminated by the classic weed-infected sounds the band is known for, while also finding new elements mixed into the bowl.
In the unique piece that is »Weedsconsin«, Bongzilla delivers heavy doses of Crushing Stoner Doom and Psychedelic Space Rock that sets it apart from earlier material. (That’s why HPS Records is the perfect label to release this stuff).
This record travels down a path of heavy riffs, mind-expanding jams, sonic tones, and stomping beats in the band’s first release as a thunderous three piece, with Muleboy moving from guitar to bass. Approaching these songs as a three piece has created more space musically and allowed the band to showcase their musicianship in a different way. It results in a sound that is very heavy, along the lines of Gateway tone-wise, but sonically more clear.
The album is mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, Illinois, and Eli Quinn (Madison, Wisconsin) is the artist behind the astounding new cover art. »Weedsconsin« is dedicated to the memory of John Hopkins.
The incredible artwork is made by Eli Quinn.
Mike “Muleboy” Makela – Bass / Vocals
Jeff “Spanky” Schultz – Guitars
Mike “Magma” Henry – Drums