Clearlight (American band)

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The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight
Also known asClearlight
OriginNew Orleans, United States
GenresStoner rock, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, instrumental rock
Years active1996–2001, 2012[1]
LabelsTee Pee, Man's Ruin, Housecore
Associated actsEyehategod, Down, Crowbar
MembersJimmy Bower
Joe Lacaze
Ross Karpelman
Paul Webb
Andy Shepherd

Clearlight is an instrumental stoner rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana. They are also known as The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight due to other bands using the same original name.


The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight was founded in 1996 as an instrumental side-project by members of New Orleans bands Eyehategod, Down and Crowbar. This project has allowed the members to explore music outside their native metal genre. After several years of shows in New Orleans with the occasional out-of-town show they recorded their self-titled debut album on Tee Pee Records in 2000. This was followed by The Father, the Son and the Holy Smoke, a 2001 split release with Acid King on Man's Ruin Records, featuring Scott "Wino" Weinrich (The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand) on vocals. That same year they released a split 7" with The Obsessed that features both bands covering Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Mystick Krewe covers "Cheatin Woman" and features Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity on vocals. They have also been featured on compilations such as Inhale and High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection.





Compilation tracks[edit]

  • "Railhead" on Inhale CD (2000 Spitfire Records)
  • "Electrode" on Guerrilla Jukebox Vol 1 CD (2003 Tee Pee Records)
  • "Ride Out" on High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection CD (2004 High Times Records)


  1. ^ "Order Tickets for The Mystic Krewe of Clearlight w". TicketWeb. Retrieved 2012-03-16.

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