Milligram (band)

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Milligram
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Alternative metal, stoner rock, alternative rock, hardcore punk, heavy metal
Years active 1996 (1996)–2002 (2002)
Labels Tortuga Recordings
TRAKTOR7 Records
Small Stone Records
Overcome Records (France)
Associated acts Only Living Witness
Miltown
Slapshot
Roadsaw
StompBox
Juliana Hatfield
Chevy Heston
Blue Man Group
Raw Radar War
Members Jonah Jenkins
Darryl Shepard
Zephan "Zeph" Courtney
Jeff Turlik
Past members Bob Maloney

Milligram was a "heavy stoner rock" band from Boston.

Biography[edit]

Formed by Jonah Jenkins and Darryl Shepard in 1996, Milligram had no permanent drummer. Shepard continued playing in Roadsaw, while Jenkins formed Miltown. After a predictably "major" label battle between Miltown and Warner Brothers/Giant Records, Jenkins returned to Milligram in 1998. After recruiting Bob Maloney on bass guitar and Zephan Courtney (StompBox, Juliana Hatfield, Chevy Heston) on drums, the Hello Motherfucker! EP CD/EP was recorded.

In late 1999, Milligram parted ways with Bob Maloney and recruited Jeff Turlik (Blue Man Group, StompBox, Roadsaw) on bass guitar. The Hello Motherfucker! EP CD/EP was released on April 28, 2000, on Tortuga Recordings. On March 20, 2001, the Hello Motherfucker! CD/EP was re-released with a bonus companion CD : Black & White Rainbow. Their next release, which was originally titled Death To America, was scheduled to be recorded starting on September 11, 2001, at the New Alliance Studios in Boston, but because of the 9/11 events, recording was pushed back to three days in November, 2001, with the final recording finished over three days in February, 2002. The release was also renamed This Is Class War. Fourteen songs from This Is Class War were originally released in a limited pressing of 300 hand-stamped CDRs on Jenkins's label, TRAKTOR7 Records.

The band broke up in summer 2002. Though they had disbanded only a few months earlier, the Milligram’s final sessions were taken up by Small Stone Records and released on February 25, 2003, with more than 30 minutes of bonus material such as outtakes or remixes (drums and voices only).

In 2011, Milligram reformed to play at the Palladium with Kyuss Lives in Worcester, MA.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Album
2001 Hello Motherfucker! (2001 re-issue)
2003 This Is Class War

EPs[edit]

Year Album
2000 Hello Motherfucker! EP
2001 Black & White Rainbow (companion CD)

7" vinyl[edit]

1999
2002

Compilation appearances[edit]

2001
  • Music With Attitude: Volume 31

Have contributed with track "Not Okay" - 4:01

2002

Have contributed with track "Rumblin' Man" a cover song of the band Cactus - 3:47

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