Lo-Pan's fourth album, Colossus, is named for the Colossus of Rhodes - a 96-foot statue constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable
nature of the city of Rhodes itself. No surprise it's the Columbus, Ohio, four-piece's most personal album yet and a testament to their growth and survival,
as a band and as human beings.
Three years on from their third record, Salvador, Lo-Pan have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and
supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They've become one of the most ferocious live acts in
American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.
For the first time in nearly a decade together, Lo-Pan knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They'd road-tested songs like ''Eastern Seas''
and ''Colossus'' for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after
headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston this March, they belted out songs that show just how much they've moved beyond their influences
and arrived at their own sound - a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without clich?, melody without redundancy and their meanest
groove to date.
Completed with a cover courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus will be supported by numerous tours including a
full US stint this fall alongside fellow road dogs Black Cobra and much more to come. Like its namesake, Colossus was built in defiance of gods and men,
and while Lo-Pan's loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is
bound to stand for years to come.
For fans of: Tool, Sasquatch, Clutch, Soundgarden, Melvins, Kyuss, Quicksand, Fu Manchu, Throttlerod, Helmet.
SKOT THOMPSON: BASS
JEFF MARTIN: VOCALS
BRIAN FRISTOE: GUITAR
JASON ALEXANDER BYERS: VOCALS ON VOX.
PRODUCED BY ANDREW SCHNEIDER AND LO-PAN.
ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY ANDREW SCHNEIDER.
RECORDED AT TRANSLATOR AUDIO IN BROOKLYN, NY.
MASTERED BY CARL SAFF AT SAFF MASTERING.
ART BY JASON ALEXANDER BYERS.
LAYOUT BY JONATHAN SWAFFORD.
Vinyl Specs: 180g, white vinyl, ltd. of 500, standard jackets, poly-lined sleeves, non-returnable.
Manufactured by: Rainbo
A2 Land Of The Blind
A3 Black Top Revelation
A4 Marathon Man
B3 Eastern Seas
B5 The Duke