Big Business (band)

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Big Business
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Heavy metal, sludge metal, stoner rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Hydra Head
Associated acts The Melvins, Karp, Tight Bro's From Way Back When, Murder City Devils, Dead Low Tide
Website www.bigbigbusiness.com
Members Jared Warren
Coady Willis
Past members Scott Martin
Toshi Kasai

Big Business is an American stoner metal/sludge metal band from Seattle, Washington, United States, founded by Jared Warren (Karp) and Coady Willis (The Murder City Devils). Their sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by Warren's signature vocal delivery.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The band released its first album, Head for the Shallow, on January 25, 2005 through Hydra Head Records, the first of a three album run.

In late 2006, after relocating to Los Angeles, Jared and Coady both became members of The Melvins, first appearing on (A) Senile Animal. The tour, titled "the Double-Drumming Rock for Peace tour", featured Warren and Willis playing a set as Big Business before being joined by Crover and Osborne for a set as the Melvins. While on tour, Big Business played with David Scott Stone who would later play guitar and Minimoog Voyager on all songs from their 2007 release Here Come the Waterworks.

After releasing Here Come the Waterworks to critical acclaim, Big Business was given an opening spot on the summer leg of the Tool tour. Toshi Kasai played guitar for Big Business throughout this tour.

After the fall US tour ended, Big Business started recording material for the new Melvins album, entitled Nude With Boots, which was released on July 8, 2008.

On March 9, 2008 Toshi Kasai was introduced onstage as the third member of Big Business. Both the band and Toshi verified this on their respective Myspace pages. Big Business released their third album Mind the Drift on May 12, 2009. The album, produced by Phil Ek, who has produced both of their previous albums.[1]

In October, 2010 after a year of not playing shows, they posted on their Myspace that they had added another guitarist Scott Martin (400 Blows, Crom), officially making them a "Power Quartet".

They toured the summer of 2011 with Torche and Thrones.

Big Business toured with Red Fang and American Sharks in the spring of 2014. Their latest release, Command Your Weather (2016) was issued by Joyful Noise Recordings / Gold Metal Records.[2]

Members[edit]

Current members
Former members
  • Toshi Kasai - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2008–2012)
  • Scott Martin - guitar, backing vocals (2010–2014)
Guest guitarists
  • John Devoy ("O.G" and "Easter Romantic" on Head for the Shallow)
  • Dave Hernandez ("Eis Hexe" and "Off Off Broadway" on Head for the Shallow)
  • David Scott Stone (on Here Come the Waterworks)
  • Dale Crover (live, 2007–2008)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs and singles[edit]

  • Big Business (Tour EP) (2004, Wäntage USA)
  • Big Business (Tour EP II) (2006, self-released)
  • Big Business (Tour EP III) (2008, self-released)
  • Biz Bot Remixes (2009, Hydra Head Records)
  • "Quadruple" (Single) (2011, Gold Metal Records)
  • "Battlefields" / "Into the Light" (Tour 7" single) (2012, Gold Metal Records)
  • "True Gold" (Digital single) (2015, Gold Metal Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heavy | MTV Hive". Headbangersblog.mtv.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  2. ^ James Christopher Monger (2016-07-08). "Command Your Weather - Big Business | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Big Business | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 

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