Stoner legends NEBULA stream classic debut « Let It Burn » + bonus tracks to celebrate its reissue on Heavy Psych Sounds!
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Heavy Psych Sounds Records are proud to reissue the essential trilogy from Californian stoner rock pioneers NEBULA this winter, starting with the trio’s crucial debut « Let It Burn », available on special edition this Friday 26th January and streaming along with two bonus songs today.
Originally released in 1998, 1999 and 2002 respectively, Let it Burn, To the Center and Dos EPs comprise an essential trilogy for worshipers of riffs and heavy desert rock, and will be made available early in 2018 as special editions to mark the 20th anniversary of the band.
The Obelisk (USA)
Outlaws Of The Sun (UK)
Rock Hard Italy (Italy)
ABOUT « LET IT BURN »: Eddie Glass and Ruben Romano (ex Fu Manchu) has put together one of the most sonically aural music obliterations ever put down on tape. Along with Queens of the Stone Age and Eternal Elysium, Nebula were one of the most pleasant surprises to grace the stoner rock movement in the ’90s. To call them another stoner rock band is an injustice to their versatility and dynamism. Nebula experiments with different types of sounds, including the raga piece « Raga in the Bloodshot Pyramid » that offers a refreshing change from the average fuzz-infested rock tune. The guitars are brash, loud, covered in mud, and loaded with crotch-kickin’ feedback. The interplay of the drums and bass and the extended guitar jam on the aptly titled « Sonic Titan » is one of several highlights on « Let It Burn ». There is no dead weight here. This is especially true of the bonus tracks, which include the rawest, most brilliant song on the album, « Devil’s Liquid ». If you are a fan of the genre, or just Fu Manchu, then put down your bong and Black Sabbath vinyl, long enough to go out and find yourself this masterpiece.
The first six songs were recorded at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, CA May 97, engineered by Fred Drake and mastered by John Golden. The last two were recorded at LoHo Studios, New York, NY June 1998, engineered by Joe Hogan and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering, Tempe, AZ.
Available January 26th on Heavy Psych Sounds
Purchase your vinyl, CD and digital copy HERE– NEXT REISSUES are « To The Center » (16.02) and « Dos Eps » (02.03) –
When guitarist/vocalist Eddie Glass joined forces with bassist Mark Abshire and drummer Ruben Romano – both previously of Fu Manchu – they found magic together and no one before and no other band since has been able to capture that sound in the same way, though plenty have tried. With Let it Burn, they established a place for themselves between druggy psych and forward-driving fuzz rock, and as they moved through the subsequent Sun Creature EP, their split with Sweden’s Lowrider and the To the Centerfull-length the next year, they only grew, progressed and refined this approach into something all the more their own.
The two short releases were later compiled as Dos EPs, and the flow contained there is no less pivotal than either Let it Burn or To the Center. Working exclusively in cooperation with the original members of Nebula, Heavy Psych Sounds will release « Let it Burn », « To the Center » and « Dos EPs » in January, February and March, 2018 in vinyl, limited vinyl, CD and digital editions, each containing bonus material, extra songs and more.
Says Gabriele Fiori of Heavy Psych Sounds on working with Nebula: « It is an honor to have Eddie, Mark and Ruben come together to stand behind these three issues. These records are classics and have had a huge influence on me and an entire generation of artists and I can’t wait to get them back out there for people to dig into all over again! »
Eddie Glass – Guitar & Vocals
Tom Davies – Bass
Mike Amster – Drums