Origin: Oakland, California, USA  
Genres: Sludge Metal, Stoner Rock
Page online: September 29, 2011
Last update/review: September 29, 2011


Kalas brings together several musicians from the East Bay music scene, with the big name being Matt Pike from the mighty High On Fire. To date the sole album from this group is the self-titled effort from 2006. The band's style rests somewhere between sludge and stoner metal, as they aren't as oppressively heavy as most sludge metal, but the doomier pace and Pike's gruff vocal style slots them as far heavier than the typical stoner rock band. There's a fair amount songwriting depth to keep things interesting, and while no one band comes to mind as a soundalike, there are shades of Neurosis, maybe a bit of Mastodon, plus a few shades of High On Fire on occasion. As of this writing (summer 2011) it's unclear whether there are plans for more recordings, as High On Fire is surely Pike's main priority and the others no doubt are working with their respective bands as well.

Current Members

Mike Pike


Andy Branton


Paul Kott


Brad Reynolds


Scott Plumb



2006 Tee Pee
  1. Monuments to Ruins
  2. Frozen Sun
  3. Godpills
  4. Media Screws
  5. Things Done and Undone
  6. Mother's Tears
  7. Pleasurable Prison
  8. Due Time
  9. Voyager
  • Mike Pike
  • Andy Branton
  • Paul Kott
  • Brad Reynolds
  • Scott Plumb

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