Ampalanche LP is available now!

Cover art by Kabuto

Cover art by Kabuto

Yessiree!  While the digital version won’t appear online until April 15th, our new album is now available on vinyl!  Just hop on down to the link below and you too can own one of these lovely records.  Thanks to the good folks over at VE for their support on this, to our good friends who contributed their time and effort into helping us with this album, and to all you lovely folks for whom we make this music.

LP available now through Vincebus Eruptum

PS. Oh yes, videos.  Fear not, we expect to have one out for “Brisket” in April (just in time for the digital release date) and a third, more involved and epic one, for the title track in late summer.

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Ampalanche arrives next Friday. This week we give you the story behind the album.


Yes, next Friday, our newest album will be released by our good friends over at Vincebus Eruptum.  But do you know the story behind the album? If not, then we encourage you to visit the Ampalanche discography page on our website.  There you will learn of the Tube LordsEightfold Tube of Saṃsāra, the dreaded Shēngyīn de Shān, and how Lemmy played a key part in this saga.


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December News – Ampalanche release update, Novembeerfest wrap up, and Doomsgiving IV this Saturday

Strap yourselves in, folks.  We’ve got a lot of catching-up to do what with Ampalanche, Novembeerfest, and this Saturday’s Doomsgiving IV

Ampalanche Release News

Well lovely news,  the test pressings are done and Davide over at Vincebus Eruptum says they sound aces.  There are some videos that Davide posted on his Facebook showing the pressing plant making the test pressings that are really cool.  Here is a screen shot…



Neat huh?  Anyhow, the release got pushed back to January of 2016 and there are three editions coming out per VE:

  • EXTRA-LIMITED EDITION – 100 hand-numbered (001/100) copies on coloured (color #1) vinyl plus exclusive poster
  • LIMITED EDITION – 200 hand-numbered (101/300) copies on coloured (color #2) vinyl
  • STANDARD EDITION – 200 copies on black vinyl (first press)…eventually I’ll start a second press of 500 more copies on black vinyl later

So, 500 copies now, another 500 later.  These LPs will all come with free download codes for the album via our Bandcamp. ( If you want to skip the vinyl and just get digital, you’ll have to wait three months after the LP’s release. ) We may include a special bonus track in for the downloads as an “album only” download but we have to look into some stuff first and see if it is feasible.  So yeah, we are on track for a release to kick off 2016.


Novembeerfest wrap-up

Well, another Novembeerfest has come and gone.  As always it was fun as hell with great food, folks, organizers, a hella lotta beer that left Larry a bit sloshed during our set.  We were down a man, what with Charlie being out on paternity leave, but given we’ve been away from performing live for so long it was just wonderful to play for folks again.  As usual our thanks go out to the CCSD folks for having us.  Y’all are the best!

Here is a video of our drunky-drunk cover of Deep Purple’s Space Truckin’ recorded by the good folks at Union of Human.  Sure it’s a little sloppy but, trust me, if you were the last band performing and surrounded by over 250 gallons of home-brewed goodness all day, you’d be just as toasted as we were!  😉

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and last but not least.
This Saturday join us for
The 4th Annual Doomsgiving at Rudz!

Yes we had the honor of being asked by The Domstress herself to perform with Project Armageddon, The Dirty Seeds, and Serpent Sun for the 4th Annual Doomsgiving which is something Project Armageddon has been doing for a few years now.  The Doomstress promises great music and also adds that “This event will once again feature the customary Doomsgiving Table set and will also feature a displaying artist bringing music, art & photography together for a unique interactive experience that Doomsgiving has become known for. ”

It should be pretty fun and even though for obviously logistical reasons we’ll be leaving the light show at home this time, this will be our first show in months with the full band as Charlie(!!!) will be joining us again this Saturday.  So come on out and welcome Charlie back to the stage as we bring the LP4 machine back on-line in full loud-as-f@%# glory!





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It’s CCSD’s Novembeerfest time again – over 250 gallons of homebrewed beers and our first live show in months!!!


Yes, folks.  The long wait is over!  After months of being holed up deep underground in our White Plume Mountain headquarters, we finally hit the stage again!  And is there any better way to return from the dead than to do it at this year’s 20th annual CCSD Novembeerfest?

That’s a rhetorical question there, son.  Of course there isn’t!

Now, we should mention that we have been asked to leave the big amps at home and Charlie will not be able to join us this year but fret not, friends!   Just because we won’t be fully armed and we’ll be missing a limb doesn’t mean we can’t cause horrendous damage.  Indeed, much like Ash in Evil Dead, we will be grafting a rock-n-roll chainsaw to our missing hand and be ready to rip shit up when we play some classics tunes, a few songs from the new album, and even a little Foghat and Deep Purple.  GROOVY!

Better yet, $20 bucks gets you all the homebrew you can drink and all the bratwurst, pork shanks, game hens, sauerkraut and  German potato salad you can shove in your face!  Oh and did we mention that we’ll be joined by  Project Grimm, The Windups, and Delorean Rising?  No? Well, we will and they’re going to be badass!

The whole thing runs from 2pm t0 10pm.  It’s always a good time for all and it’s kid friendly enough to where we’ll have to behave and watch our language on a couple songs. So come one, come all for ahead lies the great alliterative triumvirate – Beer, Brats, and Bands!

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Check out the Ampalanche album cover

Hey folks!  We’re pretty excited to let you all know that we just got an e-mail from Vincebus Eruptum with the completed artwork  for the new album, Ampalanche, from artist Kabuto.   Pretty neat.

You can check out more of his work at


Cover art by Kabuto

Cover art by Kabuto

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The LP4’s wandering in the desert comes to an end soon!

mosesLong have we wandered in the rock and roll desert, far away from the stage, lights, and drunken revelers.  Yea, for even though it has been merely months since we stepped foot on stage – wandering the arid lands of the studio with only a steady supply of Shiner to quench our thirst – it has felt like 40 freaking years.

Yet, our exile ends soon! Yea, for we are happy to announce that soon we reach the promised land – a land flowing with milk and honey… no wait, I meant booze and beer – a land we call Rudyards and the person to lead us out of this desert is no Jewish centenarian wielding a staff but the lovely Doomstress  Alexis herself wielding her bass guitar.  Yes, that is right folks, we’re playing this year’s Doomsgiving!

So, come on out December 5th for the 4th Annual Doomsgiving w/ Project Armageddon, ourselves, and The Dirty Seeds.  We can’t wait to get back on stage, crank up the amps, knock back some brew, and lose our voices halfway through the set.

Ah yes, it will be so good to be back!
Hope to see you there.

The LP4



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Houston Press interviews Clinton and Brandon on “Planck”

Hey folks,

Nathan Smith has a nice little article today in the Houston Press where he chats it up with Clinton and Brandon about “Planck” and answers the question (one of the best phrased questions we’ve ever had, I might add) “Just how did Brown hook up with a band that burns more bud than most of his students? ” Nice article and much thanks to Nathan and the Press.

Check it out here..

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Planck – Video and Digital Single available today!!!!

We are happy to announce that the new digital single, Planck, is available now, for a limited time, as a free download on Bandcamp and Soundcloud!  Oh and here is a little video we threw together.

If you are interested in the inspiration for the song, check out the book Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War by Brandon Brown on Oxford University Press.  Brandon also wrote most of the lyrics. For more on this track check out the Planck page in our discography section.



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Last half of May is a big month: Loudfest & New Single!!!

“It’s 100 miles to LOUDFEST, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

Planck (Digital Single, USA 2015)

Yup we’re pretty excited about hitting the stage this Saturday at Loudfest in Bryan, Texas.  Playing Bryan last year was  fun, fun, fun (…raised to the fun power) and we can’t wait to see old friends and make new ones this weekend.  Bonus for you folks attending, you will get to hear the live debut of “Planck.” That’s our new single that will make its online debut a few weeks later on Tuesday 26 May as both a video and a “pay what you want” digital track on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Hope to see you all this weekend,
Cheers the LP4


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We are pleased to announce that we are now on a new label – Italy’s Vincebus Eruptum!!!!

We said we had some big news and today it’s official, Italian Psych label Vincebus Eruptum has been kind enough to take us aboard their fine flagship.

This all came about not long after we did that interview for their zine.  You see, in that interview, we mentioned how vinyl here in the states was, for various reasons, just becoming too costly and time consuming. Essentially it was becoming a game for the big labels and it just didn’t make sense for us to release vinyl ourselves.   I guess this struck a nerve with Davide as, not long after the interview, he offered to have us aboard his lovely label and release our albums on, yes, LP!!!  We gratefully accepted his offer and the first of these releases will be “Ampalanche” which was already in the works.  In fact, we sent Davide the demos and he gave us a thumbs up so “Hoist the sails, lads!”

PlanckOver the summer, we’ll be working on tracks and videos and you’ll even be able to hear  a preview of the album soon as we will be releasing one track online – a song we wrote for the book “Planck – Driven by Vision, Broken by War” by Brandon R. Brown – to coincide with Oxford University Press’ release of the book.  As mentioned before we wrote the song with the author (who penned most of the lyrics) and we’re trying to see if we can do some kind of small release show for the book/single this summer though, as we mentioned in an earlier post, live shows will be especially tricky over the next few months so any release show will be a cross our fingers kind of thing.

Anyhow, thanks to Davide and Vincebus Eruptum.  Stay tuned, we have many more rabbits to pull out of our hat soon.  In the meantime, here is the announcement from posted by VE this morning:

VINCEBUS ERUPTUM is REALLY proud to announce that the new album, “Ampalanche”, by our heroes THE LINUS PAULING QUARTET will be published on vinyl on VE Recordings!!!

The Texas based band is currently exploring psych regions of their home planet, collecting new and mysterious sonic specimens, and recording its findings as new audio tracks for the album…

Release date is planned for November 2015.

Stay tuned for more details!!!


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