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Bongzilla at Roadburn Festival 2017
Background information
OriginMadison, Wisconsin
GenresStoner metal, sludge metal
Years active1995–2009, 2015-present
LabelsRelapse, Ritual, Barbarian
Associated actsWeedeater, Buzzov*en, Sourvein, Droids Attack, Cuda
MembersMike "Muleboy" Makela
Jeff "Spanky" Schultz
Cooter "Black Bong" Brown
Mike "Magma" Henry
Past membersDave "Dixie" Collins
Nate "Weed Dragon" Dethlefsen
Nate Bush

Bongzilla is a stoner metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. As of 2015 the band had reunited after a six-year hiatus and embarked upon a North American tour.[1]


  • Mike "Muleboy" Makela - guitar, vocal (1995–2009, 2015–present)
  • Jeff "Spanky" Schultz - guitar (1995–present)
  • Cooter "Black Bong" Brown - bass (2001–2005, 2015–present)
  • Mike "Magma" Henry - drums (1995–2009, 2015–present)
  • Dave "Dixie" Collins (Weedeater) - bass (2005-2009)
  • Nate "Weed Dragon" Dethlefsen (a.k.a. Meanstreak) - bass (1995-2001)
  • Nate Bush - bass


Studio albums
Year Title Label
1999 Stash Relapse Records
2000 Apogee Relapse Records
2002 Gateway Relapse Records
2005 Amerijuanican Relapse Records
EPs and Splits
Year Title Label Notes
1996 Mixed Bag Rhetoric Records
1997 "Budgun/THC" Pinecone Records Released as a split with Meatjack
1998 "Brownie/Gungeon" Rhetoric Records Released as a split with Cavity
1998 "Witch Weed" HG Fact Records Released as a split with Hellchild
1998 "Hemp for Victory" Thunder Lizard Records
1998 Methods for Attaining Extreme Altitudes Relapse Records Re-released in 2007 by Modus Operandi
Compilation albums
Year Title Label
2001 Shake: The Singles Barbarian Records
2007 Nuggets Barbarian Records
2007 Stash/Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes Relapse Records
Live albums
Year Title Label
2004 Live from the Relapse Contamination Festival Relapse Records


  1. ^ "Just wanting to really play slow: Bongzilla's Michael Makela". Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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