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Tag Archives: John Garcia

Metal By Numbers 1/16: Searching for a band of gold

Posted by on January 16, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Things still haven’t quite taken off yet in the debut department here at MBN, but here’s a fun tidbit you may have heard about from another news source: the top album on the […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 4th, 2019: New Year, New Releases

Posted by on January 4, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The first few weeks of the new year will be pretty slow, but this week still brings us new music from John Garcia and Legion of the Damned. You can check out […]

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Interview: John Garcia (ex-Kyuss) on new album, finding balance, and more

Posted by on December 31, 2018

On January 4th, 2019, John Garcia’s new album John Garcia And The Band of Gold is scheduled to arrive via Napalm Records. We spoke to the former Kyuss singer on his record, the value of family, U.S. and Europe touring comparisons, and more. How would you compare John Garcia And The Band Of Gold to […]

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John Garcia & the Band of Gold streaming new song “My Everything”

Posted by on December 19, 2018

John Garcia has returned with John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, which is scheduled to arrive on January 4th, 2019 via Napalm Records. The Kyuss legend and founder of desert rock institutions such as Unida, Slo-Burn, Hermano and Vista Chino, has unveiled the next single from his upcoming album with “My Everything.” Check out […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: 20th anniversary albums we’d like to hear live

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Earlier today, Korn confirmed that in honor of their self-titled debut album turning 20 this year that they’d be playing it in it’s entirety. Whether you like Korn or not, this makes sense. The album essentially jump-started nu-metal, and while the band have gone on to become more poppy/electronic/what have you, their first album is […]

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What’s on John Garcia’s ‘Mind?’

Posted by on July 15, 2014

Former Kyuss and current (?) Vista Chino vocalist John Garcia says that he’s been planning on releasing a solo album since he turned 18. It’s only coming to fruition now, and John Garcia will be released on Napalm on August 4th in the United States. “My Mind,” which leads off the album, features former Garcia’s former […]

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Robby Krieger (The Doors) to guest on John Garcia’s (Vista Chino, Kyuss) solo album

Posted by on April 4, 2014

John Garcia has been busy with Vista Chino (initially called Kyuss Lives!), but he’s also been taking the time to record his first solo album. Somehow, Garcia has managed to wrangle a legend to guest on the album: guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors. On collaborating with Krieger, Garcia says: “To have Robby Krieger from The […]

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Vista Chino Drummer Brant Bjork’s Top 5: Stoner Rock And Metal Bands

Posted by on August 5, 2013

If anyone can be considered an expert of weed-inspired music, it’s Brant Bjork. Not only was he the time keeper behind seminal stoner rockers Kyuss, but continues the tradition with Visto Chino (also featuring his Kyuss bandmate John Garcia). In anticipation of the group’s debut album Peace, out September 3 via Napalm Records, we asked […]

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Vista Chino’s Brant Bjork On Stoner Rock, Band’s New Album, Kyuss’ Legacy

Posted by on June 13, 2013

I caught up with Vista Chino drummer Brant Bjork shortly before the band’s debut performance at the Orion Music + More Festival. And while it was technically their first performance as Vista Chino, they’d been playing as Kyuss Lives! for the past few years. A lawsuit prevented them from continuing on with that name, despite […]

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Orion Music + More Wraps Up Triumphant Second Year

Posted by on June 10, 2013

As soon as they announced the lineup of last year’s Orion Music + More Festival. it was apparent that Metallica were doing things differently. While anyone could have slapped together a solid two-day lineup of heavy bands, the world’s biggest metal band brought country, plenty of indie rock and a brass band to play the […]

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