Founded in late 2010, US stoner/Southern metal act Beastwood hit the ground running. Touted as “chameleons” it’s fairly difficult to place them into one genre for an accurate description as they fuse old school sludge, new-era stoner metal and straight up groove metal, with the release of their The Long Road To Ho Part Two EP folk are going to start trying.
Six quick months after the band’s inception (including the release of two demos and an EP), they headed west to Salt Lake City, Utah to record their full-length debut record Sex Devil. 12 tracks of seriously raw and dirty rock that received heavy praise from their peers in similar genres.
The following years from 2011-2013 saw the band continuing to build their fanbase in and out of state by touring, hosting their own music festivals, being the go-to for co-headlining acts with bands such as Puddle of Mudd, Dope, Soil, and Texas Hippie Coalition, and writing very frequently all at the same time, leading to the release of their much more polished, and exceedingly heavier sophomore release Alabama Space Witch.
Following the release of Alabama Space Witch with the heavy promotion of the record’s single ‘Galactic Bison’, the band continued with their noses to the grindstone with more shows, more touring, and more hard work. After almost five straight years of heavy rotation in their local region of the United States, the band took a hiatus to focus on other projects and family life.
With never any intention of stopping, the band quietly still worked on their craft while promising to release their best material yet. That promise was fulfilled with the release of The Long Road To Ho in 2019, and continues with the current release of The Long Road To Ho Part Two, alongside new video single, ‘Girls Of Gold‘ (following on from the previous ‘Electric Gangbang’) that you can catch the video to right here at RAMzine.
The Long Road To Ho Part Two can be ordered here.