New VISTA CHINO Tracks Available on The Welding Room

VISTA CHINO, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork that continues the legacy of Kyuss, right where it left off are weeks away from the release of their album PeacePeace is set for a September 3 release via Napalm Records. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon. The artwork for the album was created by the renowned California art collective – The Date Farmers.

Request any tracks from Peace on The Welding Room now!

Preview the album stream on SPIN.com.  Check out an interview with Brant Bjork and John Garcia where they discuss the album track by track and hear all of Peace HERE

VISTA CHINO will embark on a North American headline tour in support of Peace. Support on the tour will come from the Portland Oregon rock outfit known as Black Pussy. The tour kicks off September 6 in Calgary, Alberta and runs through September 28 in Columbus, Ohio.

Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO‘s sound is instantly familiar. With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO‘s debut is one of the year’s most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it’s about these players playing these songs.

North American Tour:

9/6: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

9/7: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom

9/9: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/10: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

9/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

9/12: San Francisco, CA @ Slims

9/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

9/14: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

9/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

9/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café

9/19: Chicago, IL @ Metro

9/20: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

9/21: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater

9/23: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

9/24: Quebec, QC @ Dagobert

9/25: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Night Club

9/26: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

9/27: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

9/28: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

 

European Dates:

10/18: Turku, Finland @ Klubi

10/19: Jyvaskyla, Finland @ Lustakko

10/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi

10/22: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand

10/23: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tragarn

10/24: Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller

10/25: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen

10/27: Osnarbruck, Germany  @ Rosenhof

10/28: Hamburg, Germany @ Docks

10/30: Manchester, United Kingdom @ Ritz

10/31: Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Institute

11/1: Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

11/2: London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse

11/4: Glasgow, Scotland @ Garage

11/5 Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock Ctiy

11/6: Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

11/8: Erfurt, Germany @ HSD

11/10: Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys

11/11: Dresden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof

11/14: Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse

11/15: Preatteln, Switzerland @ Z7

11/16: Milan, Italy @ Live Club

11/18: Augusburg, Germany @ Kantine

11/19: Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp

11/20: Koln, Germany @ Live Music Hall

11/22: Tourhout, Belgium @ De Mast

11/23: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Kolokgebouw Speedfest

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/VistaChinoMusic

http://www.vistachinomusic.com

http://www.napalmrecords.com

VISTA CHINO Announce North American Tour Dates

VISTA CHINO, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss) are gearing up for the release Peace. The album will be released September 3 in North America via Napalm Records. The artwork for the album was created by the renowned California art collective – The Date Farmers.

Following their much heralded debut North American performance as VISTA CHINO at the Orion Music and More Festival, the band confirmed a North American headline tour in support of Peace.  Support on the tour will come from the Portland, Oregon rock outfit known as Black Pussy. The tour kicks off September 6 in Calgary, Alberta and runs through September 28 in Columbus, Ohio.

Drummer Brant Bjork cannot wait to showcase the new music for the fans:

“VISTA CHINO is super excited to bring the fresh VC rock to the American fans. We’ll be rocking songs from our new Vista Chino record Peace along with some Kyuss classics and the legendary Mike Dean from COC will be bringing the electric bass… so, be there or be square.”

The band debuted the Dargona, Dragona on their Facebook Page.  When visiting the page, clicking the “like” button will enable the audio.

Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO’s sound is instantly familiar. With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO’s debut is one of the year’s most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it’s about these players playing these songs.

North American Tour:

9/6: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

9/7: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom

9/9: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/10: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

9/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

9/12: San Francisco, CA @ Slims

9/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

9/14: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

9/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

9/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café

9/19: Chicago, IL @ Metro

9/20: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

9/21: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater

9/23: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

9/24: Quebec, QC @ Dagobert

9/25: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Night Club

9/26: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

9/27: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

9/28: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

 European Dates:

7/25: Tienen, Belgium @ Suikerrock

7/26: Feldkirch, Austria @ Poolbar Festival

7/29: Vienna, Austria @ Rock Im Wald Festival

7/31: Pinarella di Cervia, Italy @ Arena

8/3: Lierpop, Holland @ Rock Planet

8/7: Munich, Germany @ Backstage (Free & Easy Festival)

8/8: Geneva, Switzerland @ Usine

8/9: Puttlingen, Germany @ Rocco del Schlako

8/10: Eschwege, Germany @ Open Flair Festival

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/VistaChinoMusic

http://www.vistachinomusic.com

http://www.napalmrecords.com

KYUSS LIVES Change Name To VISTA CHINO, Sign to Napalm Records

VISTA CHINO the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss) inked a deal with Napalm Records. The album is set for an early fall release. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Vocalist John Garcia said the following:

“Kyuss Lives is now VISTA CHINO! …it feels great just to write that ….and to say it out loud, feels even better. Now that our relationship with Napalm Records is official; it’s time to forget about the past year, move forward, and execute our original plan, which was to make kick ass music and tour the world!”

Drummer Brant Bjork added:

“We look forward to working with Napalm Records and we anticipate great support in rolling out the VISTA CHINO rock.”

Thomas Caser, Head Of A&R at Napalm Records commented on the signing:

“It’s with great pride we announce the signing of VISTA CHINO. After all the band has been through they are ready to rock! We at Napalm Records are thrilled to work with such talented artists and look forward to a long-lasting cooperation!”

Napalm Records and VISTA CHINO are excited to debut the first song from VISTA CHINO’s highly anticipated first full length album. Dargona, Dragona is available as an exclusive stream on the VISTA CHINO Facebook Page. When visiting the facebook page, clicking the “like” button will enable the audio.

Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO’s sound is instantly familiar. With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO’s debut is one of the year’s most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it’s about these players playing these songs.

VISTA CHINO’s first North American performance will take place at this year’s Orion Festival in Detroit, MI curated by Metallica. VISTA CHINO will play on Sunday, June 9 on the Frantic Stage. A full North American tour will be announced shortly.

VISTA CHINO Live:

6/9: Detroit, MI @ Orion Festival

7/25: Tienen, Belgium @ Suikerrock

7/26: Feldkirch, Austria @ Poolbar Festival

7/29: Vienna, Austria @ Rock Im Wald Festival

7/31: Pinarella di Cervia, Italy @ Arena

8/3: Lierpop, Holland @ Rock Planet

8/7: Munich, Germany @ Backstage (Free & Easy Festival)

8/8: Geneva, Switzerland @ Usine

8/9: Puttlingen, Germany @ Rocco del Schlako

8/10: Eschwege, Germany @ Open Flair Festival

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/VistaChinoMusic

http://www.vistachinomusic.com

http://www.napalmrecords.com

Former KYUSS Members Announce New Band

Brant BjorkJohn Garcia & Nick Oliveriformerly of KYUSS, are pleased to introduce their new project, VISTA CHINO!

 

 

VISTA CHINO (pictured from left to right: Bruno Fevery, Nick Oliveri, John Garcia, Brant Bjork)
photo: K. Campbell

The group, comprised of the three founding members of the legendary rock band and guitarist Bruno Fevery, are currently recording new material in anticipation of a 2013 worldwide release that will coincide with major touring plans.

The final live appearances of KYUSS LIVES! will take place in early 2013 as part of Australia‘s Soundwave Festival. The guys are looking forward to playing their classic songs along with new material.

 

 

BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA to Release New EP

BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA (photo C. Jenkins)

“Heavy Mental” psych rockers BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA will release The Storm Generation, their debut EP for Tee Pee Records on December 11. On The Storm Generation, thick, colorful bass lines coexist with flying reverb guitars, ethereal chants and loud, tribal drums. Produced by Scott Reeder (Kyuss, The Obsessed) in the Mojave desert, the EP features a guest appearance by Nobel Prize-nominated gonzo poet Ron Whitehead, adding even more color to BLAAK HEAT‘s signature psychedelia. The EP is a precursor to the band’s new full length The Edge of an Era, which is set for a March 26, 2013 release.

BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA‘s enticing blend of genres has been called “a dissonant symphony unveiling visions of great natural expanses” and is unlike anything you’ve likely heard before. The band’s transcendental tension between its heavy rock roots and an organic inclination to drift towards psychedelia pays homage to the vast collection of mind-expanding sounds the trio grew up on: neo-psychedelia, surf rock, spaghetti westerns, Middle Eastern scales and Far Eastern melodies.

“We spent all summer at our LA studio working on the new record,” comments BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA guitarist / vocalist Thomas Bellier. “The creative vibe was unbelievable, and the music just kept flowing. Soon we had way more than needed for a full-length record, so we talked to Tee Pee Records about doing an EP before the album, which they agreed to. The EP has something for everyone: hints of surf rock, massive basses, psych solos, shades of metal…it unleashes the uniqueness of the Blaak Heat sound.”
BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA collaborated with filmmakers Cole Jenkins and Andrew Baxter to document the recording of their new music alongside Reeder and the resulting five part behind-the-scenes videos have been posted online via The Obelisk. Check out the videos here (part 1part 2 / part 3 / part 4 / part 5).
Formed in 2008 in Paris, FranceBLAAK HEAT SHUJAA  promptly established itself as the ‘young Turks’ of European heavy psychedelia and boast a cinematic sound that has been called “Heavy Spaghedelia” featuring “psychedelic, meditative, trance-inducing” and “spacey atmospheres”. Now based in Los Angeles, the trio’s music has evolved into a hybrid of styles that is sure to find appeal to fans of Earthless, Kyuss, Naam, OM and Calexico.
BLAAK HEAT SHUJAA is:
Thomas Bellier (guitars, vocals), Mike Amster (drums) andAntoine Morel-Vulliez (bass).
Blaak Heat Shujaa - Let a thousand parks bloom

“The dominance of the psychedelic, meditative, trance-inducing, spacey atmospheres and an overall rather slow pace of the sound surely recall bands like Yawning Man, Naam, Dead Meadow, Earthless, Colour Haze and even Om (not to mention decades of acid psychedelic music produced across the Atlantic Ocean)… you find yourself instantly thrown onto a horse galloping in the desert while sunset is flashing the sky with red and purple shades against the black horizon made of table mountains and saguaros” – DOOMMANTIA

“amazing… If you like desert rock, psychedelic rock or bands such as Tool, Naam, Colour Haze or even Earthless, you’ll like Blaak Heat Shujaa” – HEAVY PLANET