Sons of Otis

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Sons of Otis
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Stoner rock,[1] space rock,[1] doom metal[1]
Years active 1992–present
Labels Small Stone
Members Ken Baluke
Frank Sargeant
Ryan Aubin

Sons of Otis are a Canadian stoner rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

The band was formed by Ken Baluke in Toronto sometime around the years 1992 and 1993. At first it was called just Otis, but for legal reasons had to be changed to "Sons of Otis".[2] Strongly influenced by the underground heavy music of the time (Melvins/Fudge Tunnel/Shallow N.D), their first release, Paid to Suffer, came out in 1994.

In 1996 the band released the album Spacejumbofudge on the Hypnotic label.[2] The album was re-released in 2000 by Mans Ruin after Hypnotic closed up.[3] Temple Ball was released in 1999. The band toured in Europe in 2000.

The band changed drummers frequently until May 2001 and at times resorted to a drum machine for recordings as well as performances.[4]

In 2002 the band toured North America with Electric Wizard and Unearthly Trance.[5]

In 2006, the band released an EP which included a cover of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher".[6]

Three more albums, X, Exile and Siesmic were released between 2005 and 2012.[7][8]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Ken Baluke – guitars, vocals
  • Frank Sargeant – bass
  • Ryan Aubin – drums

Past[edit]

  • John Moran – drums (1992–1995)
  • Emilio Mammone – drums (1996–1998, 1999–2001) - including 2000 European tour with Electric Wizard.[9]

Session musicians[edit]

  • Tony Jacome – drums on the 'Songs for Worship (2001)

Discography[edit]

  • 1994 - Paid to Suffer
  • 1996 - Spacejumbofudge
  • 1999 - Temple Ball
  • 2001 - Untitled EP (also known as The Pusher EP)
  • 2001 - Songs for Worship
  • 2005 - X
  • 2007 - Sons of Otis / Queen Elephantine - Split
  • 2009 - Exiled
  • 2012 - Seismic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Anderson, Jason. "Sons of Otis Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b " Sons of Otis Spacejumbofudge". AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia
  3. ^ "Sons Of Otis Spacejumbofudge". Exclaim!, By Sean Palmerston Nov 01, 2000
  4. ^ "Sons Of Otis Templeball". Exclaim!, By Sean Palmerston Oct 01, 1999
  5. ^ Garry Sharpe Young. CAMIONB BLANC: ANTHOLOGIE DU METAL Tome 2. CAMION BLANC. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-2-35779-636-2. 
  6. ^ "Sons Of Otis The Pusher". Exclaim!, By Matt McMillan Jan 01, 2006
  7. ^ " Sons of Otis Seismic". AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia
  8. ^ "Sons of Otis, Seismic: Spacequake". The Obelisk, July 20th, 2012
  9. ^ Interview with Sons of Otis Archived 2010-07-03 at the Wayback Machine. hem.passagen.se. Retrieved on 2010-05-06.

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