Bassy Stacy of Bay Area Rocks conducted an interview North Carolina sludge crusaders WEEDEATER when the band played Thee Parkside in San Francisco, California on March 11, 2011. You can now watch the chat below.
WEEDEATER was recently forced to cancel the last few shows of the U.S. leg of its “Jason… The Dragon” tour after guitarist Shep broke his hand and could no longer wield his mighty axe of six strings. These dates were in the Southeast U.S. and will be rescheduled at a later date.
WEEDEATER‘s fourth full-length release, “Jason… The Dragon”, was released on March 15 via Southern Lord Recordings. As with the band’s Southern Lord debut, “God Luck And Good Speed”, the “Jason…” album was mastered by the legendary John Golden at Golden Studios in southern California, unearthing the true grit that this band dumps forth. With no argument to be had, “Jason…” is by far WEEDEATER‘s most varied and organic recording to date, taking their caustic, chest-collapsing, resin-coated ultrasludge to new otherworldly new realms of delirium just by taking it all closer to home, stripping their tonal onslaught down to acoustic bass at times, perfectly infusing a bit of banjo and piano, and even utilizing some new vocal tactics. Diehards fear not; this IS still WEEDEATER. It’s just WEEDEATER at their finest hour… yet.