American rock band Melvins inspired acts like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool, and Mastodon, creating an army of hard-rocking, appreciative Melvins fans working the nation’s clubs and arenas on any given night. Now in their 30th year, the Melvins are still plugging away: The band’s 21st album, Tres Cabrones, came out last November and now the band have a announced a new double album via Ipecac Recordings ‘Walk With Love & Death’.
The two-part set will be released via CD, vinyl and digitally. It includes ‘Death’, which is a full LP, and ‘Love’, which comprises the film score for the Jesse Nieminen-directed short film. A release date has not been set for the film, but Ipecac unveiled a trippy, ominous trailer.
"This was a huge undertaking," frontman Buzz Osborne wrote in the trailer's accompanying post. "All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us."
Self-produced by the band with engineer Toshi Kasai, A Walk With Love and Death will feature guest Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender, who's also a member of Osborne and drummer Dale Crover's supergroup Crystal Fairy. Other guests include Pixies' Joey Santiago and That Dog's Anna Waronker. "A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart," Crover added in the trailer post. "You'll sleep with the lights on after listening."