THE MELVINS To Release 'Tres Cabrones' In November

THE MELVINS will release "Tres Cabrones", a 12-song release that finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reuniting with original drummer Mike Dillard, on November 5 via Ipecac Recordings.

"'Tres Cabrones' is as close as we're willing to get to THE MELVINS 1983 lineup," explained Osborne. "The best part is it's all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly."

"Making the 'Tres Cabrones' record was a real treat indeed. It's a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence, " said Dillard, who left the band in 1984, only to be replaced by Crover.

"After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original lineup of the band," added Crover. "I've always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It's great that he's still a piece of the puzzle! Plus, I get to see what it's like being the bass player in THE MELVINS! 'Tres Cabrones' indeed!"

THE MELVINS annexed BIG BUSINESS band members Coady Willis and Jared Warren in 2006 for "(A) Senile Animal" and the quartet has remained in this incarnation for four additional releases, including "Everybody Loves Sausages", a covers album released this spring. Not ones to relax, THE MELVINS introduced MELVINS LITE, a version of the band that teams Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (TOMAHAWK, MR. BUNGLE). MELVINS LITE released their debut album, "Freak Puke", in 2012 and subsequently embarked on a 51-date tour of the United States.

THE MELVINS are currently in the midst of their 30th-anniversary tour in their ongoing four-piece iteration (father-to-be Jared Warren is on paternity leave, with BUTTHOLE SURFERS' bass player Jeff Pinkus filling in).


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).