Lo Pan, Elephant Tree, Steak
It’s hardly a secret that some of the most potent hard rock ever rocked comes from the American midwest—places like Detroit and Cleveland, after all, have long since settled into a rusted-out post-industrial bleakness that serves as perfect inspiration for jagged, abrasive music. And lately, Columbus, once best known among underground musicologists as an incubator for garage-punk, is coming into its own as a hub of heaviness; recent years have seen C-Bus doom, heavy-psych and post-punk bands proffer stellar, head-turning albums, but before ALL of the impressive new crop, there was LO-PAN.
LO-PAN was formed in 2005 by veteran bassist Skot Thompson and drummer Jesse Bartz, who were joined by the jaw-droppingly gifted and expressive singer Jeff Martin in 2007. For the past two years, the guitar slot has been occupied by Chris Thompson (no relation to Skot), who is featured for the first time on their stunning fourth full-length Subtle, their second release with Aqualamb Records after 2017’s In Tensions EP.
Almost as if to show the new guy off, the LP’s lead-off track “10 Days” begins with the unmistakable static of a guitar being plugged in—an entryway to a beautifully gnarly, broken-up riff that heralds an album full of completely sick grooves that tilt strongly toward the more headstrong end of the stoner-rock spectrum, underpinned by the familiar collision of Bartz’s heavy hitting and Thompson’s sleek and rubbery basslines, all in service to Martin’s transcendent vocal performances.
Subtle will be released on May 17th, and LO-PAN will hit the European shores in the fall to promote it! Stay tuned.
ELEPHANT TREE are a relatively new band blasting a combination of ballsy blues rock and heavy riffs, who, after cutting their teeth in the London metal scene, have established a place within the current growing Stoner Metal genre. Their self-tilted sophomore released in April 2016 is spaced out, bizarre, unafraid to expand what doom can be, and featured in many “top of 2016” lists...
Both hailing from the North of England, Jack and Sam came together through work and a mutual interest in anything musically heavy. After the addition of Canadian producer extraordinaire Riley and stalwart southerner Pete, of Trippy Wicked and Stubb heritage, the line-up was complete.
“Theia” was promptly recorded in the summer of 2014, followed swiftly by the band being picked up by American record label Magnetic Eye Records. A year of solid gigging and a European Tour later, the self-titled ELEPHANT TREE album was recorded at The Church Studios in Crouch End, London. Following on from the release and the critics praises, the UK Tour as the main support of Mars Red Sky went off successfully with a number of return gigs booked up and down the UK and interest in seeing the band growing overseas.
Moving into 2017, the band have been commissioned to write a track for the ambitious The Planet Of Doom feature length animation. They played both Desertfests in April and Freak Valley in June, they took part in Psycho Las Vegas the following summer, and Keep It Low during the fall. In September 2018, they did a massive European Tour with Mothership and Stoned Jesus, after what they entered in the studio to release a new album. More news and shows coming soon!
Because meat's meat and a mans gotta eat...a 4 piece Rock n' Rollin' band from London, England
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