Wasted Theory announced their 2018 tour and festival appearance dates that will stretch across the United States, including their first West Coast shows. The Mid-Atlantic quartet is touring to support their recent signing with Italy's Argonauta Records and the "2017 Edition" re-issue of their "Defenders Of The Riff" second full-length album.The 2017 reissue now includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks.
"The Stoned On Both Coasts Tour" began February 2nd with back-to-back shows in their home states. Now preparing to fly high through Northern California in March, these four heathens of the heavy rock apocalypse will blaze through 12 states and 20+ cities. Wasted Theory will also perform at two special festival appearances - April 20th for the inaugural New England Stoner & Doom Festival in Connecticut, as well as the Stoned To Death 3 Festival in Vermont on May 26th.
While the original 2016 release of "Defenders Of The Riff" drove the underground heavy music world into whiskey fits of doom, this "2017 Edition" reissue now includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks. With the antithetic cover of "Rockin' is Ma' Business" (the 1991 epitome of heavy rock from The Four Horseman, also covered by Alabama Thunderpussy in 1999), and a thoroughly invigorated rendition of the 1975 Nazareth classic "Changin' Times", adding these two powerhouse songs to the already 10-track, grit-packed punch of "Defenders Of The Riff" brings the album to a even dirtier dozen.
1. Get Loud or Get Fucked
2. Black Witch Blues
3. Atomic Bikiniwax
5. Gospel of Infinity
6. Belly Fulla Whiskey
7. Under The Hoof
8. ...And The Devil Makes Three
10. Odyssey Of The Electric Warlock
Bonus Tracks (CD only):
11. Rockin' is Ma' Business
12. Changin' Times
"Defenders of the Riff" written by Wasted Theory, with lyrics by Brendan Burns. The album was recorded and engineered by Paul Janocha at Ken-Del Studios (Wilmington, DE); as well as recorded, engineered, produced and mixed by Nick Rotundo at Clay Creek Studio (Bear, DE). Mastering done by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Studios. Artwork by Alexander Von Weiding.
"Defenders Of The Riff - 2017" is available on CD via Argonauta Records and Amazon, with Digital download via Bandcamp and Amazon, as well as Digital streaming on iTunes and Spotify.
Mar. 21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon (w/ ZED, Kook)
Mar. 22 - Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull (w/ ZED, Kook)
Mar. 23 - San Jose, CA @ Caravan Lounge (w/ ZED, Kook)
Mar. 24 - Sacramento, CA @ On The Y (w/ ZED, Kook)
Apr. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar (w/ Horehound, Void King)
Apr. 20 - Jewett City, CT @ Altones New England Stoner & Doom Festival
Apr. 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar (w/ Cortez, Lord Fowl, Void King)
May 25 - To Be Announced
May 26 - Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church Stoned To Death 3 Festival
Jun. 08 - Bethlehem, PA @ Funhouse South Side (w/ Goat Wizard)
Jun. 09 - Scranton, PA @ Irish Wolf Pub (w/ Goat Wizard)
Jul. 07 - Kingston, NY @ The Anchor (w/ Shadow Witch)
Aug. 24 - Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
Aug. 25 - Frederick, MD @ Guido's Speakeasy
Sep. 13 - Wheeling, WV - To Be Announced
Sep. 14 - Columbus, OH @ Victory Live (w/ Wolftooth)
Sep. 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana City Brewery (w/ Wolftooth)
Sep. 16 - Louisville, KY @ Magbar
Oct. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's
Oct. 12 - Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Lounge
Oct. 13 - To be Announced