North Carolina sludge crusaders WEEDEATER were forced to cancel the last few shows of the U.S. leg of their "Jason... The Dragon" tour after guitarist Shep broke his hand and could no longer wield his mighty axe of six strings. These dates were in the Southeast U.S. and will be rescheduled at a later date.
As with every previous injury WEEDEATER has sustained — while on or off of tour — Shep has been healing his mangled bones and the band will be getting back out there to hit you all with a dose of their inhumanly heavy live show almost immediately. And, of course, it follows that WEEDEATER's upcoming European tour and appearance at Roadburn 2011 are still happening, so Europe, get ready to be pummeled.
WEEDEATER's fourth full-length release, "Jason... The Dragon", was released on March 15 via Southern Lord Recordings. As with the band's Southern Lord debut, "God Luck And Good Speed", the "Jason..." album was mastered by the legendary John Golden at Golden Studios in southern California, unearthing the true grit that this band dumps forth. With no argument to be had, "Jason..." is by far WEEDEATER's most varied and organic recording to date, taking their caustic, chest-collapsing, resin-coated ultrasludge to new otherworldly new realms of delirium just by taking it all closer to home, stripping their tonal onslaught down to acoustic bass at times, perfectly infusing a bit of banjo and piano, and even utilizing some new vocal tactics. Diehards fear not; this IS still WEEDEATER. It's just WEEDEATER at their finest hour... yet.