Origin: Madison, Wisconsin, USA  
Genres: Sludge Metal, Stoner Rock
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Last update/review: August 26, 2021

Bongzilla

Like Cannabis Corpse, Bongzilla's seemingly entire lyrical content focuses on weed, ramming it down the listener's throat with endless puns and turns of phrase. But while CC is a death metal band, Bongzilla plays something arguably more expected from a band that's perennially stoned, that being sludgy stoner metal, with rather incoherent blackened rasps on the vocal front. They recorded extensively in the late 90's and early oughts, with a slew of splits and EPs and albums as well, before going on hiatus in 2009. They returned in 2015 and in 2021 released their first full-length in sixteen years in Weedsconsin.

Current Members

Muleboy (Michael Makela)

vocals/bass

Spanky (Jeff Schultz)

guitars

Magma (Michael Henry)

drums (ex-August Redmoon) RIP: August 22, 1998, cancer, age 37

Former Members/Guests

Weed Dragon (Nate Dethlefsen)

bass RIP: February 18, 2019, age 46

Cooter Brown

bass

Dave Collins

bass (ex-Buzzov.en, ex-Sourvein)



Discography



Mixed Bag  EP
1996
  • Muleboy
  • Weed Dragon
  • Magma



Hemp For Victory  EP
1998



Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes  EP
1998 Relapse



Stash  
1999 Relapse
  • Muleboy
  • Spanky
  • Weed Dragon
  • Magma



Apogee  
2001
  • Muleboy
  • Spanky
  • Weed Dragon
  • Magma



Shake: The Singles  COMPILATION
2002



Gateway  
2002 Relapse
  • Muleboy
  • Spanky
  • Cooter Brown
  • Magma



Contamination Festival 2003  LIVE
2004 Relapse
  • Muleboy
  • Spanky
  • Cooter Brown
  • Magma



Amerijuanican  
2005
  • Muleboy
  • Spanky
  • Dave Collins
  • Magma



Nuggets  COMPILATION
2007



Stash / Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes  COMPILATION
2007 Relapse



Weedsconsin  
2021 Heavy Psych
  • Muleboy
  • Spanky
  • Magma




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