One of the most influential bands of the past thirty years, the Melvins are well known for their sludgy punk-rock sound, which formed the arc of records like Houdini and Stoner Witch in the '90s. With nineteen full-length albums, numerous collaborations — including a record with Lustmord — and a constant pushing of their own envelope, the Melvins have gone far beyond the music that provided a foundation for acts like Nirvana, Neurosis and Tool. For this tour, Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover team up with former Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn to set a world record for the fastest tour of the fifty states plus D.C. The latest release with this lineup, Freak Puke, is far more moody and atmospheric than the band's usual fare, but it also isn't lacking its signature dark intensity.
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