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Albums Of The Week: Beastwood | The Long Road To Ho

The reunited Wyoming sludge-stoners pull no punches on their comeback EP.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “ ‘Music that should be played during every Patrick Swayze bar fight ever’ just might be the most accurate description one could ever come up with to describe a band like Beastwood. They’re stoner and sludgy, with doomy undertones blended against the echoes of Clutch, Crowbar and Down. It all adds up to one hell of a band.

Forming in late 2010 in Wyoming, Beastwood hit the ground running. Six quick months after the band’s inception (including the release of two demos and an EP), they headed west to Salt Lake City to record their full-length debut record Sex Devil — 12 tracks of seriously raw and dirty rock that received heavy praise from their peers in similar genres. The following years from 2011-2013 saw the band continuing to build their fanbase in and out of state by touring, hosting their own music festivals, being the go-to for co-headlining acts with bands such as Puddle of Mudd, Dope, Soil and Texas Hippie Coalition. Despite being constantly on the road, they were writing frequently, which ultimately led to the release of their polished and exceedingly heavier sophomore release Alabama Space Witch.

After keeping their noses to the grindstone through five years of touring and endless hard work, the band took a hiatus to focus on other projects and family life. With no intention of stopping, they continued to work quietly on their craft, honing the songs that would become The Long Road To Ho, their best material yet.”

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