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Exclusive Track Premiere: Take a “Smoke Bath” with Bardus


Bardus - Stella Porta

When a great unsigned band MetalSucks has championed in the past gets signed, we can’t help but feel a little tinge of pride. Such is case with Philadelphia stoner-noise trio Bardus. In the summer of 2014, the band recorded the, er, monolithic “Monolith” as part of our annual Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks event; here we are, less than two years later, and the band is getting ready to put out a ridiculously good sophomore full-length, Stella Porta, on Solar Flare Records, where they’re label mates with bands like Fashion Week, Sofy Major, and The Great Sabatini. High fives!

Not that we take credit for the band’s success: all we did was observe what any dummy could plainly hear — that Bardus rules.

Exhibit A: “Smoke Bath,” a Stella Porta track we’re only too happy to be debuting on MetalSucks today. As you may have guessed from the Stella Porta album art, “Smoke Bath” is druggy, unsettling, and multifaceted; as you may have guessed from the song’s title, it also goes great with weed. How anyone could not love “Smoke Bath” is totally beyond us.

Blast “Smoke Bath” and hear for yourself below! Stella Porta comes out April 1; pre-order it here. The band also has a whole bunch of live dates coming up starting in March! Get those below the track. You should definitely see these dudes live, ’cause they slay. You can check out some footage for yourself here.

Bardus Tour Dates:

3/02/2016 Spacebar – Columbus, OH w/ Grizzlor
3/04/2016 Quenchers – Chicago, IL w/ Grizzlor
3/05/2016 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Grizzlor
3/06/2016 Sandpiper House – Shepherdstown, WV w/ Grizzlor
3/31/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/01/2016 Midtown Speakeasy – Tallahassee, FL w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/02/2016 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/03/2016 Tallgary’s Cantina – Asheville, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/04/2016 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/05/2016 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/06/2016 The Waiting Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/07/2016 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/08/2016 Wonderland – Richmond, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/09/2016 Scrap Iron Gallery – Wilmington, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/10/2016 HBGB – Brunswick, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion

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