In celebration of the forthcoming release of Colossus, the hard-truckin’ new long player from Ohio fuzz rockers, LO-PAN, today MetalSucks is streaming its ten-tracks in full!
Produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, Colossus gets its name from a gargantuan statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself. A fitting title for an album that’s equally enormous. Reaping the adoration of critics globally, Rockandrollfables.com gushes, “If Torche and Roadsaw had a baby, the resulting bouncing baby boy would be Ohio’s LO-PAN. Take those sludgy riffs and clean vocals that bring to mind Roadsaw’s Craig Riggs and you have the recipe for something great. On Colossus, LO-PAN continually defy expectations to craft a monumentally monolithic masterpiece from start to finish,” Capital Chaos commends, “This colossus of an album delivers ten rock tracks clocking in at about forty-two minutes that you will find yourself blasting at full volume in your car. Why your car? Cause this album was bred to be listened to while driving down a desert highway, top down with a hot blonde next to you, rockin’ out right along with you as you head to the beautiful coasts of California,” while The Obelisk notes, “…where their last full-length, 2011’s Salvador, was a pinnacle for their songwriting’s blend of fluid groove, soulful vocals and memorable tracks, Colossus reaps the reward of all their touring in pushing LO-PAN‘s methods even further. So it’s a meaner, more precise LO-PAN this time around….”
LO-PAN’s Colossus is currently streaming in all it’s riff-roaring glory at THIS LOCATION.
Currently, winding down their US jaunt alongside fellow volume antagonists, Black Cobra, LO-PAN will bring their fuzzed out stoner grooves to The Netherlands next year as part of the twentieth edition of Roadburn.
“Lo-Pan is honored to be invited to perform at the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2015,” says drummer Jesse Bartz, “We are looking forward to making life long memories and friends.”
LO-PAN w/ Black Cobra [remaining dates]
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA
10/04/2014 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK *
10/17/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH * Record Release Show
*LO-PAN headlining date/No Black Cobra
Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
“It’s larger than life… it’s way too much for your shitty foam earplugs to handle. It’s awesome.” – Noisey