The Melvins are set to release Tres Cabrones, a 12-song release that finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reuniting with original drummer Mike Dillard, on Nov. 5 via Ipecac Recordings.

Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained 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,” added 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!”

The Melvins annexed Big Business band members Coady Willis and Jared Warren in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal and the quartet has remained in this incarnation for four additional releases including Everybody Loves Sausages, a covers album released this spring. Not ones to relax, the Melvins introduced Melvins Lite, a version of the band that teams Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle). Melvins Lite released their debut album, Freak Puke, in 2012 and subsequently embarked on a 51 date/51 State (including DC) tour of the United States.

The Melvins are currently in the midst of their 30th Anniversary Tour in their ongoing four-piece iteration (father-to-be Jared Warren is on paternity leave with Butthole Surfers’ bass player Jeff Pinkus filling in).


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Upcoming Tour Dates

Date Location Venue  
June 6, 2015 Tucson, AZ Club Congress more
June 7, 2015 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace more
June 9, 2015 San Antonio, TX Korova more
June 10, 2015 Austin, TX Mohawk more
June 11, 2015 Dallas, TX Trees more
June 12, 2015 Norman, OK Opolis more
June 14, 2015 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck more
June 15, 2015 St. Louis, MO The Firebird more
June 16, 2015 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme more
June 17, 2015 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre more
June 18, 2015 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar more
June 22, 2015 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall more
June 23, 2015 London, ON Call The Office more
June 25, 2015 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop more
June 26, 2015 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater more
June 27, 2015 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club more
June 28, 2015 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space more
June 29, 2015 New York, NY Santos Party House more
June 30, 2015 New York, NY Santos Party House more
July 1, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts - Wolf Building more
July 2, 2015 Baltimore, MD Ottobar more
July 3, 2015 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle more
July 5, 2015 Nashville, TN Exit In more
July 6, 2015 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom more
July 7, 2015 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre more
July 8, 2015 Chicago, IL Double Door more
July 9, 2015 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon more
July 11, 2015 Minneapolis, MN Grumpys more
July 12, 2015 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs) more
July 13, 2015 Sioux Falls, SD The District more
July 14, 2015 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room more
July 16, 2015 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre more
July 17, 2015 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall more
July 18, 2015 Taos, NM Taos Mesa Brewing more
July 19, 2015 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad more
July 21, 2015 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom more

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