Vancouver heavy stoner grunge rockers WAINGRO are excited to announce the vinyl version of their latest album “III” is now available in their home country of Canada via No List Records. The album was released last month digitally worldwide and on vinyl for the European market via Sludgelord Records on August 16th.
The band adds:
“The first album was kind of chaotic, the second one explored the stoner/doom side of things a bit more, and this new and third one is a mix of the two, but with a more grunge/noise element to it. It’s a nice addition to anyone’s heavy, noisy rock catalogue.”
“III”, as suggested, is the third album from WAINGRO and has shown considerable growth from their previous releases “Mt. Hood” (2015) and Self-Titled (2014).
Listen to ‘III’ in full at the following link here.
Fueled by a passion for stoner rock and punk; Brian Sepanzyk (guitars/vocals), Benjie Nesdoly (drums) and Nate Pennell (bass/backing vocals) took the heaviness of hardcore, the groove from stoner rock and then added subtle desert rock highlights to work on what would come to be known as Waingro.
The experienced musicians have honed their craft in several other bands over the years, but it wasn’t until they formed Waingro that Sepanzyk (guitar/vocals), Nesdoly (drums), and Nate Pennell (bass/backing vocals) were truly able to explore their talents in the abrasive desert rock band. While their earlier material can be considered stoner hardcore with releases Self Titled (2014) and Mt. Hood (2015); Waingro adds a grunge edge on their latest album “III”.
Bringing a ton of energy, while still remaining super tight, Waingro’s main lyrical concepts on the third album explore the character of the same name from the film Heat. Writing about situations from the character’s potential point of view complemented with visual landscapes for his possibilities.
Sept 13 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria Hastings (Album Release Party)
1. New Colony (3:30)
2. Red Death (3:03)
3. Bay Area Cult (3:15)
4. Third Veil (2:40)
5. Merrin (2:48)
6. Marked Cross (3:43)
7. Dead Calm (2:41)
8. The Upward Turn (3:17)
9. Pacino (1:53)
10. Monaco (3:29)
11. Greenwater Manifesto (4:59)
12. Cardinal (4:42)
Album Length: 40:06
“Waingro have crafted an impressive debut that should soon see them mentioned alongside fellow Vancouverites Baptists and Bison B.C. as a reliable source of West Coast heaviness.” – Exclaim
“Think Queens of the Stone Age but with Nick Oliveri fully supplanting Josh Homme on the mic.” – BeatRoute
“There is no escaping from the fact that Waingro have something special about them. As they have the sound and vision to turn some heads within the Hard Rock/Stoner Rock scene.” – Sludgelord
“Waingro came out swinging, with a masterful energy and stage presence that immediately turned heads across the board.” – BeatRoute
“Melodically dissonant in the best way possible, these guys play rock ‘n roll the way it should be, drawing on influences from all over the place to concoct something that they’ve made entirely their own.” – CVLT Nation