With Special Guests PATRÓN and SLOMOSA
“One of the first things Nick, Güt and myself wanted to do when we got STÖNER together was to get over to the UK and Ireland. Good things come to those who ROCK. See you all soon” - Brant Bjork
Rad stays rad.
A few ideas are timeless.
STÖNER is Brant Bjork (guitar/vocals), Nick Oliveri (bass/vocals) and Ryan Gut (drums). From flowing epic jams to all-out punk blasts, by name alone it’s safe to say they know what they are doing. It ain’t anybody’s first time at the dance, you don’t call your band STÖNER from lack of experience.
STÖNER, however straight-ahead their moniker, encompass varied styles and the songwriting of Bjork and Oliveri – both founders of KYUSS, also Mondo Generator, Ché, Fu Manchu, Bloodclot, as well as Oliveri’s position as bassist / vocalist on the most celebrated Queens Of The Stone Age albums from 1998-04. Atop the classic-style swing and flow from Gut (also of Bjork’s solo band), STÖNER keep it casual and wear the name as only those who helped create the sound could.
The debut offering from STÖNER was released in April 2021. The epic live album, DVD and digital downloads are available worldwide via https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/
PATRÓN is a new project fronted by Lo (aka Patrón) formerly the frontman of the band Loading Data. The self-titled debut album was produced by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Eleven, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell Band) and also happens to be the last album ever recorded in his legendary studio 11AD, in Los Angeles.
Lo had some well known friends record the album with him: Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bronx), Barrett Martin (Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Tuatara), Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator), Aurélien Barbolosi (Aston Villa) and Monique St Walker (Blackbird Days).
PATRÓN is a melting pot of influences, a new entity, a sort of Frankenstein creature, borrowing as much from stoner rock, 50s rock n roll, the Rat Pack as from 80s pop. It's sexy, it’s groovy, it’s loud and heavy. Heady melodies that will stick to your skin like a thirsty alcoholic tick.
Hailing from the west of Norway, the four-piece Slomosa has been making waves across borders. With their heavy sound the band coined their own genre - Tundra Rock - inspired by the American Desert scenes of the '90s. Influenced by bands such as Kyuss, Elder and Black Sabbath, their music is both heavy and groovy at the same time, with raw vocals and thunderous guitars.
Growing up in a part of the country where high mountains and wild nature surrounds one, the group eventually came together in Bergen – coined by many as “the music capital of Norway”. After their debut concert late 2017, the band got signed despite not having released any music.
After building a following through extensive gigging in their hometown, the band started working on their debut album. In October 2019 their first single, Horses, was released on all platforms, to much acclaim. The song premiered on national radio in Norway, with a notable Norwegian music journalist claiming it to be “...some of the best rock he’d heard the last years”.
Their two following singles - There is Nothing New Under the Sun and In My Mind's Desert - further contributed to the band's growing hype, with Spotify listing their music on their official Stoner Rock playlist. Both singles further showcased Slomosa's unique ability to merge heavy riffs with catchy songwriting, catching the attention of rock fans all over the world.
In late August '20 the band released their much anticipated self-titled debut album Slomosa.