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  BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE MELVINS To Release 'A Senile Animal' In October
THE MELVINS To Release 'A Senile Animal' In October - July 18, 2006
THE MELVINS have set "A Senile Animal" as the title of their new album, due on October 10 via Ipecac Records.
There are plenty of other Melvins albums to praise, but this one's a gem.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=55257   (1046 words)

  The Melvins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melvin was greatly despised, and the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.
The Melvins often favor very slow tempos, and their sludgey sound was a strong influence on grunge music, especially Nirvana and many other bands from Seattle.
The Melvins was formed in the early 1980s by Buzz Osborne (guitar/vocals), Matt Lukin (bass) and Mike Dillard (drums) who all went to High School in Montesano, Washington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Melvins   (1553 words)

 About The Melvins
Melvins are a three piece right now, the current members are Buzz Osborne (King Buzzo) who plays guitar and sings his given first name is Roger so I've heard, Dale Crover who plays drums, and Kevin Rutamanis who plays bass.
Melvin was the most hated fellow employee and they felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.
Melvins have also released music on Boner records, Alchemy Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records, and numerous others in the manner of 7"s and whatnot.
www.themelvins.net /atb.shtml   (435 words)

 Melvins MP3 Downloads - Melvins Music Downloads - Melvins Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This time out, the Melvins have tapped noise and mood specialist Lustmord, and his presence is felt right from the beginning.
The Melvins' The Crybaby, the final volume in their Ipecac Recordings trilogy, applies their uncompromisingly dense sound and irreverence to a collection of covers and original material.
The early to mid-'90s proved the Melvins' golden age, and the three principal albums from that period -- Stoner Witch provides the centerpiece -- are virtually unassailable in their range, depth, power, and experimental courage.
www.mp3.com /melvins/artists/10284/discography.html   (1065 words)

 CMT.com : The Melvins : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Melvins were the first post-punk band to revel in the slow, sludgy sounds of Black Sabbath.
The Melvins' first record was released in 1987; they've released several albums since then, but it wasn't until 1993 that they went to a major label, thanks to their protégé, Kurt Cobain.
For Nirvana and many other Seattle-area bands, the Melvins' sludge was inspirational; the younger bands took the Sabbath-styled heaviness of the Melvins, while adding an equally important pop song structure, which the group tended to lack.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/melvins/bio.jhtml   (339 words)

 Melvins Live DVD
THE MELVINS consider this current incarnation to be the definitive line-up.
THE MELVINS were truly at their creative and physical peak at this point in their careers.
Perhaps this is what THE MELVINS intended; that by incorporating this poor quality presentation of the band in the pure, unadulterated, raw form is what THE MELVINS (and the music form in general) is all about.
www.dvdcult.com /mus_Melvins1.htm   (969 words)

 The Melvins News
The Melvins Double Up On Senile Animal Monday September 25, 2006 @ 06:00 PM By: ChartAttack.com Staff The Melvins Nineteen albums into their career, The Melvins are about to throw a new look and sound at fans.
MELVINS Houdini Live 2005: A Live History of Gluttony and Lust Following the successful self-revisionism of the recently reformed Stooges, the battering, sludge-hammer gods known as the Melvins have taken one...
MELVINS Expand Lineup, Ready Live Album - Jan. 18, 2006 Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that the MELVINS have been expanded to a quartet after having been joined by Hydra Head recording artists BIG...
www.topix.net /who/the-melvins   (664 words)

 The Melvins "Hostile Ambient Takeover CD review on AudioRevolution.com
The Melvins are arguably the most influential group in the world of grunge music, but don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of them.
The Melvins never “sold out” and to this day still enjoy a great deal of respect as pioneers of a genre of music that may be well out of the public spotlight but defined the early ‘90s as glam rock faded away.
On the immediate surface, the Melvins sound like a garage band, but when you really listen to what is going on, you’ll find an extremely talented and imaginative musical trio with chops so prodigious that they were once given an opening spot on tour with Canadian art rockers Rush.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/themelvins.shtml   (643 words)

 the M E L V I N S .net ::
Melvins are also touring the U.S. this fall with Big Business, they will also be screening the Purge of Dissidents DVD at all shows.
Melvins were involved in the soundtrack for this and Buzz wrote the introduction for the book.
When I first heard the Melvins had a new drummer I feared Dale had lost his arms to a radial saw making those birdhouses he is so famous for in the local craft shows up and down the beautiful Pacific coastline.
www.themelvins.net   (2863 words)

 pitch.com | News | Buzz Saw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The closest the Melvins might come to that precious metal is if singer-guitarist Buzz Osborne, drummer Dale Crover or bassist Kevin Rutamanis pass by Tiffany's in Los Angeles on their way to band rehearsal.
Sure, the Melvins have a back catalog bursting with landmark recordings, have given thousands of brain-melting live performances and have earned the respect of innumerable music-making peers.
But the Melvins remain on the fringes of hard rock, suffering indifference, puzzled stares or the not-infrequent "Wow, I thought those guys broke up a long time ago" from those outside their cult following.
www.pitch.com /issues/2004-09-02/interview.html   (931 words)

 The Melvins, The Crybaby - PopMatters Music Review
The Melvins go way back, all the way to the mid-'80s and the pre-history of Grunge.
Their garage band credentials notwithstanding (and what band doesn't start out in a garage?), it helps a great deal that the boys are indeed fine musicians.
Their musicianship is highlighted on two very long numbers, which follow in the great Melvins' tradition of playing as though the radio single never existed.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/melvins-crybaby.shtml   (509 words)

 The Melvins
Few would have ever believed this band would land on a major label, but the move has produced some of the greatest sounding albums in their long career, and they're quite happy to be there.
However, The Melvins have taken their share of criticism for leaving the cool land of indie labels.
This summer, The Melvins will be along with the highly criticized Lollapalooza festival.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/articles/melvins.html   (724 words)

 eastbayexpress.com | Music | The Melvins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Since 1986, notorious Pacific Northwest spawn the Melvins have been slogging their distinctive metal/punk/noise/sludge mutation around the nation.
So retro, yet so guileless is their approach, that the Melvins are virtually avant-garde —; a charmingly feisty train-wreck of Black Sabbath's doom-laden heaviness, and dalliances with the dissonance of the Stooges and Swans.
Inspired by their appearance at the UK festival All Tomorrow's Parties — wherein performers are asked to present an album of theirs in its entirety — the Melvins have "redone" their 1993 album Houdini, though this go-'round was recorded for an invited audience in a warehouse in Vernon, California.
www.eastbayexpress.com /Issues/2006-05-17/music/hearsay3.html   (157 words)

 Metroactive Music | The Melvins
Formed in Aberdeen, Wash., in the early '80s, the Melvins were one of the first bands to blend the unrelenting punch of hardcore punk with the slow grind of bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.
The Melvins are often referred to as "the godfathers of grunge," an epithet that causes Osborne to yelp, "Hey, don't blame me! The bands the press talks about as grunge--like Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains--are squeaky-clean rock.
Right now, the Melvins have a new album out, titled Stag, and though it's actually somewhat lighter than their earlier beefy fare, it's still a far cry from anything normally heard on the radio.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/08.01.96/melvins-9631.html   (947 words)

No shenanigans this time with the exclusive single made for the Melvins Minneapolis Juxtapoz/Grumpy’s shows, it is two original ROCKERS.
The Melvins played 2 shows and there was a different sleeve design for each night.
The singles for sale here are signed by one or more members of the band, and Grant Hart was even around to sign some himself.
www.amphetaminereptile.com /melvins.html   (197 words)

 DOA - The Melvins, Lustmord - Pigs of the Roman Empire
DOA - The Melvins, Lustmord - Pigs of the Roman Empire
The Melvins of those records seemed, for the most part, less restricted by borders and more willing to expand themes and repetitions well beyond their seemingly logical conclusions.
All in all, the disc’s a good one, not one of the Melvins’ finest but, between incredibly intense live performances and a stream of recent releases, the band’s increasingly putting the bar for itself pretty damned high off the ground.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewID=5046   (391 words)

 VH1.com : The Melvins : All Hail King Buzzo: The Melvins Interview - Urge Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Melvins were one of the first bands to take metal and slow it down so disaffected kids could feel the heaviness.
Yes, some called it "grunge." While the Melvins never got their episode of MTV Unplugged, both Mudhoney and Nirvana counted themselves among their disciples.
Leader Buzz "King Buzzo" Osborne is carrying the Melvins' torch into the next millennium, this year releasing both Electroretard and the song-long album Colossus of Destiny.
www.vh1.com /artists/news/1448533/08302001/melvins.jhtml   (1045 words)

 The Melvins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Bio: The Melvins were the first post-punk band to revel in the slow, sludgy sounds of Black Sabbath.
Their music is oppressively slow and heavy, only without any of the silly mystical lyrics or the indulgent guitar solos — it's just one massive, oozing pile of dark slime.
The late '90s/early 21st century saw a flurry of releases by the band — the Maggot, the Bootlicker, the Crybaby, Electroretard, and the Colossus of Destiny, all of which (except for the fourth one) were issued on Mike Patton's Ipecac label.
www.personal.kent.edu /~jthicks/rlkyuss/melvins.html   (382 words)

 The Melvins Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Melvins formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1984 the founding members were Buzz...
The Melvins were the godfathers of the auspicious Seattle grunge movement, yet they will probably never claim a fraction...
The Melvins were the godfathers of the auspicious Seattle grunge movement, yet they will probably never claim a fraction of Pearl Jam's market share.
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/t/The-Melvins.html   (1445 words)

 The Melvins: CRAVE MUSIC
Second, The Melvins were actually a pretty good hardcore band.You might not expect hardcore mastery, given the Melvins' current blend of metal, psychedelia and general weirdness, but tracks like "Forgotten Principles" and "If You Get Bored" pack enough sneer into their high BPM choruses to classify these early songs as pure punk.
While Mangled Demos might be attractive to listeners who are unfamiliar with the Melvins, be forewarned: the disc has more in common with the average basement tapes than mere snotty vigor and low fidelity.
Part of the Melvins' charm is their ability to blend strangeness with metal force, and asMangled Demos demonstrates, they showed this promise at an early age.
www.craveonline.com /music/articles/00002419/the_melvins.html   (436 words)

 Ipecac Recordings - Melvins
The Melvins are family entertainment on another level.
Some people think The Melvins have already influenced a huge wave of music on a global level but most people expect The Melvins to totally fuck up.
The Melvins have been through a lot this last year: wars, drugs, impeachment but they never lost sight of what was important AND what was festering in their bowels.
www.ipecac.com /bio.php?id=5   (462 words)

 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MELVINS Expand Lineup, Ready Live Album
Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that the MELVINS have been expanded to a quartet after having been joined by Hydra Head recording artists BIG BUSINESS.
Once I didn't believe in the Melvins and then a disjointed friend brought me to a show in San Jose about 7-8 years ago and the conversion began.
They might have toured w/ TOOL a few times, but they have always remained a heavy, sludgy rock 'n roll band with artistic integrity that not everybody has to get because that is what makes them so fuckin' special.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /BLABBERMOUTH.NET/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=47044   (687 words)

 Amazon.ca: Melvins: Music: Melvins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Though the majority of the material on the album is not theirs, the Melvins sucessfully make it their own with crushing precision.
Some of the Melvins' subsequent records have their moments (Stoner Witch's 'Shevil', Stag's 'Cotton Mouth'), but for the most part it seems to me that the Melvins gave up the ghost after recording this.
The Melvins have a knack for putting out some puzzling EP's, and this is one of them.
www.amazon.ca /Melvins/dp/B000001BE1   (809 words)

 The Melvins
Although The Melvins left Washington long before the scene exploded they are still included into the "Seattle Sound" because of their influence on many of Seattle's most popular bands.
Electretardo has been relased on Mans Ruin, you can order that at their website (www.mansruin.com) for 10 bucks, it was planned to be released Halloween, but it got pushed back to January 29th.
Also on the way is a Mike and the Melvins album titled "3 Men and a Baby" which should be out around January of 2001.
www.angelfire.com /sk/seattlebands/melvins.html   (495 words)

 Ink 19 :: The Melvins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The element that often gets overlooked in Melvins material is King Buzzo’s voice.
“Operation Blessing” is the polar opposite of the Melvins aesthetic, a lightning-bolt of Extreme Noise Terror/Napalm Death-esque hardcore.
“Breakfast On The Sly” is almost jaunty for the Melvins, an angular shuffle with inspired screeches and grunts from King Buzzo.
www.ink19.com /issues/october2004/musicReviews/musicM/melvins.html   (569 words)

 The Austin Chronicle: AMDB: The Melvins
The Melvins’ stock shot up this past quarter after a capital investment in Big Business paid huge dividends.
Louder is always better.” That’s the Melvins’ mantra, chanted as A Senile Animal salivates, aimed at the bowels, Business bassist Jared Warren skewering Osborne’s trademark sludge and guttural vocals.
After 17-plus years of noise-making, every Melvins’ gig is unique, with a catalog of grunt-metal, sound collage, and sheer volume that’s become iconic.
www.austinchronicle.com /gyrobase/Guides/Bands?oid=57438   (545 words)

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