The Budos Band Fuse Heavy Metal With Fela Kuti on New Album

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.11.14 in News

The concept — delivering the brute force of bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram alongside the locked Afrobeat grooves of Fela Kuti — seems like a stretch at first. But then the lead single from Burnt Offerings kicks in, and you suddenly realize that The Budos Band have reinvented their respective wheel once again, right down to the record’s D&D-caliber cover. (Drummer Brian Profilio designed it in between teaching art classes in New York City’s public school system.)

Crank the fuzz-boxed chords, bold horn outbursts and ragged rhythms of “The Sticks” below, along with a complete tracklisting for the October 21st release and sporadic tour dates over the next couple months…


The Budos Band, Burnt Offering (Daptone, October 21):
1. Into the Fog
2. The Sticks
3. Aphasia
4. Shattered Winds
5. Black Hills
6. Burnt Offering
7. Trail Of Tears
8. Magus Mountain
9. Tomahawk
10. Turn and Burn

The Budos Band tour dates:
7/10 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
7/11 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
7/12 Chicago, IL – Metro
7/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series
7/25 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
7/26 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/27 Victoria, BC – 9one9
7/30 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
7/31 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
8/1 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
8/2 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
10/25 Brooklyn, NY – The Wick (record release party)