Nebula (band)

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Nebula
Nebula performing live in 2008. From left to right: Eddie Glass, Rob Oswald and Tom Davies
Nebula performing live in 2008. From left to right: Eddie Glass, Rob Oswald and Tom Davies
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active1997–2010
2017–present
Labels
Spinoff of
MembersEddie Glass
Michael Amster
Past membersRuben Romano
Mark Abshire
Tom Davies ✟
Rob Oswald
Dennis Wilson
Adam Kriney
Isaiah Mitchell
Jimmy Sweet
Ranch Sironi ✟
Websiteatomicritual.com

Nebula is an American stoner rock band formed by guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano upon departing Fu Manchu in 1997.

Mark Abshire soon joined as the band's original bassist and remained with the band until the recording of Atomic Ritual, notably produced by Chris Goss. Dennis Wilson and Simon Moon (Eddie Glass) stepped in as bassists until a more permanent replacement was found in Tom Davies. Rob Oswald replaced founding member Ruben Romano on drums in 2007.[6]

In August 2009, Adam Kriney, formerly of La Otracina, was recruited to replace departing drummer Oswald, though he too announced his departure in January 2010 and was replaced by Jimmy Sweet. In early 2010, Nebula announced that it was going on an indefinite hiatus. Glass later explained that "things started getting a bit rough with the touring and I got sick of it", though Nebula were merely "taking a break for a while" and not breaking up.[7]

Nebula reunited in 2017 and now features drummer Michael Amster of Blaak Heat and Mondo Generator.[8] The band released their sixth studio album, Holy Shit, on June 7, 2019, on the Heavy Psych Sounds Records label.[9] Their seventh studio album, Transmission from Mothership Earth, was released on July 22, 2022.[10]

Longtime bassist Tom Davies died from leukemia on September 5, 2023, at the age of 48.[11][12] Touring bassist Ranch Sironi died in Rome on the morning of June 5, 2024, while the band was touring in Italy.[13][14]

Band members

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Current members

  • Eddie Glass – guitar, vocals (1997–present)
  • Michael Amster – drums (2017–present)

Former members

  • Ruben Romano – drums (1997–2007)
  • Mark Abshire – bass (1997–2003)
  • Isaiah Mitchell – bass (2003)
  • Dennis Wilson – bass (2003)
  • Rob Oswald – drums (2007–2009)
  • Adam Kriney – drums (2009–2010)
  • Jimmy Sweet – drums (2010)
  • Tom Davies – bass (2003–2023; his death)
  • Ranch Sironi – bass (2019, 2023–2024; his death)


Discography

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Studio albums

Split albums and EPs

  • Nebula / That's All Folks! – Vulcan Bomber / Aquasphere – 1997 – Last Scream Records (Split 7")
  • Let It Burn – 1998 – Tee Pee
  • Sun Creature – 1999 – Man's Ruin (EP)
  • Nebula/Lowrider – 1999 – MeteorCity (Split EP)
  • Nebula – 2003 – Liquor and Poker
  • Nebula / Winnebago Deal – Strange Human / Taking Care of Business – 2003 – Sweet Nothing (Split 7")
  • Nebula / Quest for Fire – The Perfect Rapture / In the Place of a Storm – 2010 – Tee Pee (Split 7")
  • Nebula / Black Rainbows – In Search of the Cosmic Tale ⁞ Crossing the Galactic Portal – 2024 – Heavy Psych Sounds

Live albums

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  • Peel Sessions – 2008 – Sweet Nothing
  • Live in the Mojave Desert: Volume 2 – 2021 – Giant Rock, Heavy Psych Sounds
  • Livewired in Europe – 2023 – Heavy Psych Sounds

Compilation albums

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  • In the Groove ("Full Throttle") – 1999 – The Music Cartel
  • "High Times" High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection ("The Void") – 2004 – High Times Records

References

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  1. ^ "Garage Punk". AllMusic. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nebula | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Nebula To Release 'Holy S**t' Album In June". Blabbermouth.net. April 5, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2023.
  4. ^ "Nebula". Heavy Psych Sounds. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  5. ^ "Giant Rock Records". Bandcamp. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  6. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (July 20, 2012). "Nebula interview with Tom Davies". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  7. ^ "Eddie Glass Says Nebula Will Continue". The Obelisk. April 28, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Pehling, Dave (September 11, 2021). "Stoner Rock Greats Nebula Help Bottom of the Hill Mark 30 Years of Music". CBS News. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  9. ^ "Nebula – Holy Shit". Heavy Psych Sounds. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  10. ^ "Nebula – Transmission From Mothership Earth". Heavy Psych Sounds. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  11. ^ Tom Davies (1975–2023) on Facebook
  12. ^ "Nebula Bassist Tom Davies Dead At 48 Years Old". Metal Injection. September 7, 2023. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  13. ^ "Trovato morto nella sala prove: Ranch Sironi era bassista di una band californiana, cancellato il tour". Roma Today (in Italian).
  14. ^ "Nebula Bassist Ranch Sironi Has Died". Metal Injection. June 5, 2024. Retrieved June 5, 2024.
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