Georgia sludge merchants SONS OF TONATIUH, featuring current and past members of Leechmilk, Fell A Victim, Noble Rust and Whiskey Shit Vomit, are pleased to unleash their self-titled debut full-length via Michigan's Hyodrophonic Records. Engineered by Jay Matheson (Kylesa, Black Tusk) at the legendary Jam Room Studio in Columbia, South Carolina, the crushing eight-track long player features the artwork of Rodney Githens and is available on CD as well as blue and gold-colored wax.
Conceived on April 25, 2008 in a ditch by the side of a dirt road in Atlanta, the concept behind SOT relies heavily on recognizing where we as a human race came from, what it means to be immortal, and how important it is to understand the history of the native world.
In conjunction with the release of the full-length, the band -- guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo, bassist Mike Tunno, guitarist/vocalist Darby Wilson and drummer Tim Genius -- will kick off a string of live dates next week beginning with the Forward To The Apocalypse Fest on their home turf in Atlanta. Click here for all confirmed dates.
Check out live footage of the band at Downtown Music earlier this year here: http://tinyurl.com/2v22r7n
"These Atlanta dudes have unleashed some heavy fucking doom crust on the world...Brutal." -- Maximum Rock N' Roll
"I would not want to be reincarnated as a drum head for this band." -- Razorcake "More crusty-punk than crusty-sludge, Atlanta's Sons Of Tonatiuh (pronounced "Tahn-a-tee-ah") ... these Sons play it straightforward and vicious. For fans of Sourvein, Iron Monkey, Eyehategod, and Weedeater." -- StonerRock.com
"With brutal efficiency, former Leechmilk singer/guitarist Dan Caycedo rekindles the primordial dirge that defined the crusty edges of Atlanta metal in the late '90s. Sons of Tonatiuh's self-titled LP buzzes like a plague of locusts swarming for the attack, but the record's sludgy aesthetics dive headlong with a sense of clutter-free doom." -- Creative Loafing