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Melbourne’s ‘Simpsons themed doom rock duo’ Dr. Colossus continue their extremely serious musical joke by releasing their first piece of vinyl. A limited edition red 7” featuring an ode to ‘Kamp Krusty’; (A Side: Shut Up And Eat Your Pinecone!) and the Springfield holiday of ‘Whacking Day’; (Side B: Whack Sabbath). The record is just a small taste of what’s to come as work on their debut LP begins. Featuring ‘Dr. Jon’ on vocals and guitar with ’Dr. Johnston’ on drums, Dr. Colossus harnesses the stoner-rock/doom stylings of Black Sabbath, Kyuss and Sleep to craft songs based on episodes of everyones favourite cartoon of disfunctional characters… The Simpsons. Their 2014 ‘IV’ EP sparked a great deal of interest both locally and internationally through not only it’s wacky concept but the genuinely serious musical output. UK blog ‘Ride With The Devil’ lists the EP in their Top 10 Releases of 2014 and Australian blog ‘Metal Obsession’ list ‘IV’ at #4 on their ‘Best EP’s of 2014’. The EP attracted the attention of underground German label ‘Totem’, who pressed 30 limited cassettes of the EP which sold out instantly. So impressed with their live show, Cherry Rock Festival booker James Young booked them for the ‘Cherry Rock 2015’ lineup alongside US giants ‘Red Fang’, ‘The Shrine’ and NZ’s ‘Beastwars’. The duo also invited to support Beastwars during their Melbourne appearances. Dr. Colossus’ “Shut Up and Eat Your Pinecone! / Whack Sabbath” 7” is available now from drcolossustheband.com in both physical and digital form.

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