The Melvins Will Release “Tres Cabrones” with (Almost) Original Lineup

Posted by on August 5, 2013

TresCabronesThe Melvins are set to release Tres Cabrones, a new 12-song album that reunites Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover 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.”

“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover, who replaced Dillard in 1984.  “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 are currently in the midst of their 30th Anniversary Tour in their ongoing four-piece setup. Jared Warren is currently on paternity leave and Butthole Surfers’ bass player Jeff Pinkus is filling in for the time being.

Here are the tour dates for the remainder of the Melvins’ 30th Anniversary Tour:

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 17     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 18     Bellingham, WA     Wild Buffalo Hall of Music

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

August 23     Sacramento, CA     Ace of Spades

August 25     Los Angeles, CA     FYF Fest

August 26     San Diego, CA     Casbah

August 27     Pioneertown, CA     Pappy & Harriet’s

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