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Weedeater Band

Those infamous sludge outlaws WEEDEATER finally return with their long-awaited fifth full-length ‘Goliathan’. Their new album marks the crossroads where true Southern rock and metal meet raw humour, old religion, as well as weed and whiskey. ‘Goliathan’ embodies the band’s trademark shuffle and swagger at their fullest. Syrupy slow riffs are buoyed by canyon-deep bass and some of the hardest-hitting drumming since Keith Moon. Full-on bruisers such as “Cain Enabler”, “Claw of the Sloth”, and the aptly-named “Bully” demonstrate that ‘Goliathan’ is delivering a vintage WEEDEATER and the soon-to-be gold standard of Southern sludge metal. At its founding, the band rose like a doobie phoenix out of the ashes of BUZZOV•EN. When the cult sludge act called it a day, bass player Dave “Dixie” Collins teamed up with guitarist Dave “Shep” Shepherd and founded WEEDEATER in the harbor town of Wilmington about the year 1998. Their crushing and massive first full-length ‘…and Justice for Y’all’ (2001) created an immediate buzz, while critics were struggling to put a tag on their sound. Nearly everybody agreed that stoner rock, doom, sludge and some crusty elements were part of the mix, which the band simply calls “weed metal”. The debut was produced by renowned engineer Billy Anderson (EYEHATEGOD, NEUROSIS) as well as sophomore album ‘Sixteen Tons’ (2002). WEEDEATER went out to perform live with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY among others. After some detours of Dixie Dave, who played shortly with BONGZILLA and SOURVEIN, third album ‘God Luck and Good Speed’ hit the world in 2007 and shifted the band’s focus slightly towards the stoner side. The latest full-length ‘Jason… the Dragon’ got delayed when vocalist Dixie Dave lost a toe due to an incident with his favourite shotgun. When the sludge driven album finally came out in 2011, shows in the US and Europe cemented the band’s reputation as a fierce live entity. After signing to Season of Mist, WEEDEATER reissued their full back-catalogue on their new label. Yet the Bible Belt state of North Carolina, USA remains a fertile ground for hemp and stoner rock. ‘Goliathan’ makes the South smoke again. Lean back and let this monster record blow your mind!


  • Dixie Dave : Bass, vocals
  • Shep : Guitar, vocals
  • Ramzi Ateyeh : Drums
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
July 12th, 2024 Stoned from the Underground Erfurt Germany   Buy Ticket
July 13th, 2024 La Bulle Cafe Lille France   Buy Ticket
July 14th, 2024 Underworld London United Kingdom   Buy Ticket
July 17th, 2024 Kuudes Linja Helsinki Finland   Buy Ticket
July 19th, 2024 Woodrock Festival Praia De Quiaios Portugal   Buy Ticket
July 21st, 2024 Rebellion Manchester United Kingdom   Buy Ticket
July 22nd, 2024 Grand Social Dublin Ireland   Buy Ticket
July 24th, 2024 Schlachthof Wiesbaden Germany   Buy Ticket
July 25th, 2024 Neue Zukunft Berlin Germany   Buy Ticket
July 26th, 2024 Bluemoon Festival Cottbus Germany   Buy Ticket
Posted on June 10, 2024

Y’all hear that? The rumble in the distance ain’t your drunk uncle on his third pass at the chili cook-off; it’s the almighty, riff-crushing, eardrum-busting caravan of renegades known as WEEDEATER. And guess what, Europe? They’re stormin’ your castles with a tour chock-full of Southern-fried metal madness that’s heavier than a double-loaded barbecue platter after Mardi Gras.

Posted on April 18, 2024

Weedeater just sparked up a fresh run of U.S. tour dates, but the sludgy stoners are riding so high off their first two shows that they already need a re-up. Today, the band are announcing another month’s worth of dates, including an especially uproarious run with GWAR.

Posted on March 22, 2024

Roll up a fat one, because Weedeater are ready to ride another rip-roaring high. The sludge-stoned tar heels are chasing the dragon up and down the East Coast this spring. Along the way, they’ll be throwing wizard fights aboard the Rocks Off Concert Cruise and chunking $20 peanuts at Grim Reefer Fest.

Posted on July 12, 2023

WEEDEATER are loaded up and ready to ride. The sludge-stoned cowboys are blazing the ol’ dusty trail later this summer with 10+ shows across the Northeast and Midwest. Along the way, they’re hitting a couple festivals, including a headlining spot at Slower & Harder Fest.

Posted on February 7, 2023

Cape Fear metal legends Weedeater have announced and extensive headlining tour of the U.S. as well as a U.K. headliner for 2023! The first leg of the U.S. trek will feature special guest Rebelmatic and will run from February 22 to March 3. After a very short break, the second trek will kick off on March 16 with special guests High Tone Son of a Bitch (3/16 – 4/02), Telekinitc Yeti (4/04 – 4/06) & Adam Faucett (supports all dates).

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