The Melvins are an American sludge metal rock band from Montesano, Washington, consisting of frontman Buzz Osborne and drummer and singer Dale Crover.
Formed in 1983, the band released their debut album, ‘Gluey Porch Treatments’, in 1987. The band signed to Atlantic Records for their fifth release, ‘Houdini’, in 1993, staying with the label for ‘Stoner Witch’, in 1994, and ‘Stag’, in 1996. The band have continued to release albums, putting out the collaborative, ‘Three Men and a Baby’, with Mike Kunka in April 2016, followed by ‘Basses Loaded’, in June 2016 and their latest album, ‘A Walk with Love and Death’, in 2017
The Melvins returned with their next record, 'Pinkus Abortion Technician', in April 2018, and support it with a lengthy North American tour, followed by European and UK dates. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Thu 3rd May 2018
The dichotomy facing the average Melvins fan is this: hating their new music because it doesn't resemble that of their heyday, while respecting Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover because they keep doing whatever the fuck they want. Their 27th studio album, ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’, weighs heavily on this divide. It doesn't sound like classic Melvins because it’s a Butthole Surfers parody album with a Beatles cover in the middle. That’s something nobody asked for, and therefore precisely what the band intended.