The Melvins have announced the release of their new album, "Tres Cabrones" which they will be releasing on November 5th and marks the return of original drummer Mike Dillard.
Dillard, Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reconvened for the new album with the goal of creating brand new music together and it has resulted in the new 12-track album.
"Tres Cabrones is as close as we're willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up," says 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 line-up of the band," adds 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!"
There is no word yet on the tour plans for the new album, but The Melvins are currently in the midst of their 30th Anniversary Tour which will conclude on August 27th in Pioneertown, CA.
August 7 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack's
August 8 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio
August 9 Austin, TX Mohawk
August 10 Dallas, TX Trees
August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
August 14 Boise, ID Neurolux
August 16 Seattle, WA Neumo's
August 17 Seattle, WA Neumo's
August 18 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo Hall of Music
August 19 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
August 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
August 22 San Francisco, CA Slim's
August 23 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
August 25 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
August 26 San Diego, CA Casbah
August 27 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet's