I’m always asked, particularly by people of my age range who grew up in the ’80s, “why aren’t there any great straight-up heavy rock bands anymore?” By this they usually mean bands with clean singing, where you can understand the lyrics and the instrumentation is neither grinding nor racing along at a breakneck pace while covering every scale known to man. In other words, a heavy band that you might have heard on the radio back in the heyday of heavy rock with memorable riffs and melodies.
Well, if you count yourself among those people, Lo Pan just might be the band for you. If you can imagine the lovechild of Tool and Kyuss, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what Lo Pan are all about.
Check out a track listing and cover art for Lo Pan’s next album below, along with an audio sample of the band.
These Columbus, Ohio riff rock veterans have been honing their craft out on the road for years while delivering three great albums. Now comes word that their fourth record is looming on the horizon. It is to be called Colossus and the track listing is as follows:
2. Land Of The Blind
3. Black Top Revelation
4. Marathon Man
8. Eastern Seas
10. The Duke
The band have been road testing many of these tunes for over a year while on tour with the likes of High on Fire, KENmode, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. Colossus will be released via Small Stone on October 7th, 2014. Further details including track teasers and pre-order links to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the awesomeness that is Lo Pan with an audio sample of “Bird of Prey” from their most recent album, 2011’s Salvador