Bongzilla

Gateway

Formats:
Cassette Black Shell Ltd.
Cassette Green Shell Ltd.
Cassette White Shell ULTRA Ltd.
Condition:
New
New
New
Media:
Mint
Mint
Mint
Sleeve:
Mint
Mint
Mint
Cat No:
HPS214MC1
HPS214MC2
HPS214MC3
Availability:
Pre-Order
Pre-Order
Pre-Order
Price:
15.00 €
21.00 €
27.00 €
Description:

Heavy Psych Sounds is releasing in different coloured cassettes the following Bongzilla albums: AMERIJUANICAN, STASH, APOGEE, METHODS FOR ATTAINING EXTREME ALTITUDES and GATEWAY !!! Bongzilla formed sometime in 1995 in Wisconsin, quickly composing a host of songs inspired by their marijuana. After a bunch of split albums the band was signed to Relapse Records. The first release on this label was Methods for Attaining Extreme Altitudes released on CD on 27 January 1998. The band at this point made yearly appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest, notably 1999 and 2000. The band's debut studio album Stash saw it's release on 20 April 1999 to positive reviews. The band's second album saw release via Howling Bull America (With a reissue three years later via Relapse). Apogee was released on 11 May 2001 and showcased three new songs along with live recordings from 1998. A compilation of all of the band's EPs and splits to that point entitled Shake: The Singles saw release the next year. The band's third album Gateway saw release via Relapse on 3 September 2002. Amerijuanican and Hiatus (2003 – 2009) A lineup change prompted one Dixie Dave Collins to join the band as their bassist, leading them to record the band's fourth album Amerijuanican. The band toured and remained active until 2009 when the group quietly took a hiatus. Return (2015 – Present) In April 2015 it was announced Bongzilla was reforming with the Gateway lineup, first announcing a tour of Europe. The band followed up with a four-date tour of the West Coast USA, a tour of the east coast USA and an appearance at Desertfest Belgium. Bongzilla began 2017 with a local show in Wisconsin before embarking on another European tour, playing the likes of Roadburn Festival, DesertFest Berlin, DesertFest London, KrisionFest (Their first ever appearance in Spain) and have begun working on material for a new album. In early 2020, Bongzilla started their own label called Gungeon Records and released a re-issue of their classic album Apogee. However, in March of 2020 it would be announced that Cooter Brown would retire from the band due to health and family reasons, with Bongzilla choosing to continue as a thunderous three-piece. A few months into the pandemic, Bongzilla began rehearsing and recording for several different record projects - A limited Wake Brewing 7 inch, a full length album titled Weedsconsin, an LP split with the band Tons, and a 7 Inch Split with Boris, the first of a 7 inch Split Series released on Gungeon Records. All projects were recorded at Future Apple Tree Studios in Rock Island, Illinois in October of 2020 by the legendary John Hopkins before his sudden and unexpected passing in the late fall of 2020. In April 2021, 16 years since their last LP, Bongzilla released their new album Weedsconsin via Heavy Psych Sounds.