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Los Angeles hard rock/proto-metal supergroup Sonic Medusa reissue their »The Sunset Soundhouse Tapes« E​​P with new special live bonus track

Los Angeles, California based hard rock/proto-metal supergroup Sonic Medusa (feat. current and former members of The Obsessed, Goatsnake, Hollywood Rose, Sourvein & Angus Khan amongst others) has just reissued their 2015’s »The Sunset Soundhouse Tapes« EP with new special live bonus track.

»The Sunset Soundhouse Tapes« EP was originally released on October 5th, 2015 via Ripple Music.

01. Medusa
02. Goblin Suite (Pts.1 through 8)
03. Cold Wind
04. Wolfs Prayer
05. Race With The Devil (Live 2022) (Bonus Track)

Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California.
Produced by Sonic Medusa and Dave Schwekolt.

Sonic Medusa, made up of such seasoned players as the rhythm section for legendary stoner rock outfit Goatsnake – drummer Greg Rogers (also formerly with The Obsessed) and bassist Scott Renner (ex-Sourvein and Brickbat) – guitarist Steve Darrow (who played with Guns N’ Roses precursor Hollywood Rose) and singer/guitarist Tom 5 aka Tom Guay (an early member of White Zombie who went on to found the metal band Angel Rot), Sonic Medusa first came together in 2009.

The following year, the group would record an EP of songs with former The Obsessed/Kyuss bassist Scott Reeder that same year, cultivating a sound that nodded equally to Black Sabbath’s plodding doom and the locomotive drive of Motörhead and early Iron Maiden. By the time the band tracked the follow-up Sunset Soundhouse EP in 2014, Guay had departed and was ably replaced by Derek Christensen (better known by his stage name Dirty D, former frontman for the B-Movie Rats and Angus Khan). The new EP further refined the quartet’s stew of ’70s hard rock and metal influences.

Photo by Erik Brasher

The recording also got the band picked up by Bay Area-based stoner rock imprint Ripple Music. While the band has largely been quiet of late as Darrow focused on his proto-metal cover project Sister Midnight, the band is currently working on a forthcoming new album that should see release through Ripple in the coming year.

»The Sunset Soundhouse Tapes E​.​P. 2023« was recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California (home of early classic LPs by Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Prince, Motörhead & many more).

Sonic Medusa is:
Dirty D – Vocals, Guitar
Steven Darrow – Guitar
Greg Rogers – Drums
Scott Renner – Bass

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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