Bongzilla – Madison, Wisconsin’s Bongzilla specialize in uncommonly heavy and doomy sludge-core dedicated to their one and only love: weed. Formed in the mid-’90s by Mike “Muleboy” Makela (guitar/vocals), Jeff Schultz (guitar), Nate Dethlefsen (bass), and Mike Henry (drums), the group followed its first demo with 1998’s Methods for Attaining Extreme Altitudes EP. This, in turn, was followed by a string of abusively heavy, corrosively down-tuned releases through Relapse Records, including 1999’s Stash, 2002’s Gateway, 2004’s Apogee, and 2005’s Amerijuanican.
Kadabra – In 2020, a year wrecked with cultural dissent and a global pandemic,fellow musicians and long-time friends Garrett Zanol and Ian Nelsondecided to create a band that would pull influence from a few of their favorite musical acts. After retaining the talents of their favorite local drummer Chase Howard, the group got to work on writing an album that illustrates their current climate. Kadabra from Spokane, Washington U.S., delivers the eerie psychecrawl of acts like Dead Meadow and the heavy fuzzed riff grime ofUncle Acid and the Deadbeats. In the Fall of 2020, they tracked their debut album “Ultra” with Dawson Scholz and released it in the Fall of 2021 on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
https://kadabraband.bandcamp.com/Rotten Lungs – hardcore / punk / experimental / black metal from Omaha, NE
https://rottinglungs.bandcamp.com/TehoM – sludge / death metal / black metal from Omaha, NE