MELVINS Part Ways With Bassist

MELVINS have parted ways with bassist Kevin Rutmanis. No reason was given for Kevin's departure. The band are currently in the middle of a European festival tour with David Scott Stone (UNWOUND, SLUG, THE GET HUSTLE) filling in on bass.

In other news, is reporting that Alternative Tentacles will be releasing both the "Mangled Demos from 1983" and "Pigs of the Roman Empire" albums on vinyl this August. Also, in late September they will be issuing the second installment from the Jello Biafra and the MELVINS collaboration, reportedly titled "Sieg Howdy". A six-track EP, the release will include remixes by Al Jourgensen of MINISTRY, Dalek, Dale Crover, and a cover of ALICE COOPER's "Halo of Flies".


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