Melvins – Basses Loaded


Melvins are an American rock band formed in 1983, in Montesano, Washington. Melvins’ sludgy sound was an influence on grunge music, including bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River, and many other bands from Seattle. They have also influenced artists outside the grunge scene, including Tool and Mike Patton of Faith No More (both of whom are friends with the band), Helmet, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Sleep, Earth, Sunn O))), Lamb of God, Mastodon, Neurosis, Baroness, Eyehategod and Isis. AllMusic wrote “their ability to combine punk with a strong Black Sabbath influence had a major impact on everything from grunge to alternative metal to doom metal and stoner rock.” Basses Loaded is their 21st album (not including split albums) released on June 3, 2016, through Ipecac Recordings. This release features every member that has been a part of the band over the previous decade, centered around the many bass guitar players to have passed through Melvins. Steven Shane McDonald, of Redd Kross, makes his debut with the Melvins, while Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic makes a guest appearance.

Label: Ipecac Records
Cat. # IPC178LP

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