Floor have kicked off their European tour with a celebrated show on the main stage of the renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
“We are glad and delighted to be received so well on this side of the Atlantic”, stated the band afterwards. The revived stoner rockers have been joined by their compatriots Minsk. The psychedelic metalheads from Peoria, Illinois will travel with Floor for all remaining dates until their final show at the Kavka in Antwerp, Belgium on the 25th of April. A list of all confirmed dates is shown below!
10 Apr 15 Leipzig (DE) Doom Over Leipzig (+Minsk)
11 Apr 15 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang (+Minsk)
12 Apr 15 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia (+Minsk)
13 Apr 15 Warszawa (PL) Hydrozagadka (+Minsk)
14 Apr 15 Praha (CZ) 007 (+Minsk)
15 Apr 15 Innsbruck (AT) p/m/k/ (+Minsk)
16 Apr 15 München (DE) Feierwerk (+Minsk)
17 Apr 15 Bologna (IT) Freakout (+Minsk)
18 Apr 15 Milano (IT) Lo Fi Club (SoloMacello Fest)
20 Apr 15 Paris (FR) Espace B (+Minsk)
21 Apr 15 Nantes (FR) La Scene Michelet (+Minsk)
22 Apr 15 Lille (FR) La Peniche (+Minsk)
23 Apr 15 Dortmund (DE) FZW (+Minsk)
24 Apr 15 London (UK) The Electric Ballroom (Desertfest)
25 Apr 15 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka (+Minsk)
The trio formed in 1992 achieved legendary status with only one full-length, their self-titled debut album Floor (2002) and despite splitting two years later. Their first line-up consisted of guitarist and vocalist Steve Brooks, Anthony Vialon on guitar and bass, and drummer Betty Monteavaro. The latter was replaced by Jeff Sousa in 1993, while Brooks and Vialon dropped the bass in favour of two low-tuned guitars. This line-up released several cult vinyl 7″ EPs until a first break-up in 1996. The guitarists returned with Henry Wilson on drums for one show in 1997. Following hard on the heels of Kyuss, Floor are brothers in spirit to the desert rock feeling of shimmering heat, the pound and stomp of heavy engines, and a burning taste of diesel in the air. After breaking up again, Steve Brooks moved on and formed Torche with massive success. Yet the guitarist and singer still agreed to a reunion tour in 2010 to celebrate the release of Below & Beyond, which encompassed the trio’s complete material until that point in an 8-CD/10-LP box set. Heavily enjoying the experience and further fuelled by the exponentially grown following during their hiatus, Floor decided to record a new album. Now Oblation picks up where Floor left off more than ten years ago. Adding a dose of doom and a dash of drone, the new album crushes with a powerful production. Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou mixed the album at GodCity Studios and the mastering was done by Alan Douches. Lean back, crank up and sacrifice to the gods of stoner rock with this mighty Oblation.
Oblation is still available in various formats through the Season of Mist shop and streaming here.
3. Trick Scene
4. Find Away
5. The Key
6. New Man
7. Sister Sophia
8. The Quill
9. Love Comes Crushing
10. War Party
11. Homegoings and Transitions
12. Sign of Aeth
13. Raised to a Star
14. Forever Still
Anthony Vialon: guitar
Henry Wilson: drums
Steve Brooks: vocals, guitar
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