The Melvins announce details of their new album, 'Tarantula Heart'

The Melvins have presented their new album, 'Tarantula Heart', possibly the band's least conventional, catchy and imaginative work to date, continuing a legacy celebrated for its eccentric and extraordinary production. It will be available starting April 19 through Ipecac Recordings.

The first single, 'Working the Ditch' is now available.

Recorded, mixed and co-produced by long-time Melvins collaborator Toshi Kasai, the album also features We Are The Asteroid guitarist Gary Chester. The history of Gary and the Melvins dates back to their days at Boner Records, and the guitarist was part of the legendary Ed Hall band.

“The way we approached Tarantula Heart was different than any other Melvins album,” explains Buzz Osborne. “I had Dale and Roy Mayorga come in and play along with Steven and I on some riffs, then I took those sessions and figured out what parts would work and wrote new music that fit. This is not a study approach we have ever taken. We usually write the songs before we start recording!”

“Most of Tarantula Heart has dual drum parts,” adds veteran Melvins drummer Dale Crover. “Roy is an amazing drummer. We would discuss what we would do as far as patterns and then we would just do it. Improvising riffs and exchanging drum beats.”

‘Tarantula Heart’ – Tracklist:

1.    Pain Equals Funny
2.    Working the Ditch
3.    She’s Got Weird Arms
4.    Allergic to Food
5.    Smiler

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