Kyuss Lives!

December 9th, 2011

Back in 1990 drummer Brant Bjork, singer John Garcia, guitarist Josh Homme and bassist Nick Oliveri formed a loud heavy metal band they named after a Dungeons & Dragons character, Kyuss. The quartet earned a following in the deserts towns of Southern California, playing parties and outdoor shows. Their debut album, Wretch, came out in 1991, and the group put out three more discs over the next four years before suddenly breaking up in the fall of 1995. Each member went his own way (perhaps you’ve heard of Queens of the Stone Age) and that would have been where this story ends, except for the fact that Kyuss Lives! That’s right, Bjork, Garcia and Oliveri joined together with Bruno Fevery now playing guitar, and you can see them (above, doing “Hurricane” for The Daily Habit) play The Wellmont Theatre tomorrow night.