EXPANDED RE-MASTERED DEBUT REISSUE OUT MAY 17TH ON CD AND VINYL
Queens of the Stone Age will be making an appearance on CONAN this Thursday, April 14th at 11/10c on TBS. The band are currently wrapping up a sold-out tour where it played it’s debut s/t album in its entirety. The reissue of Queens of the Stone Age will be available on CD (REK001CD), double vinyl LP (REK001LP) and via digital download (REK001D) on May 17th. Pre-orders for the vinyl or CD formats will receive an instantly available digital download of the full record.
The genesis of Queens Of The Stone Age-the band and this first album-goes back to the 1995 dissolution of the criminally overlooked Kyuss, specifically founding guitarist Homme’s migration from the California Desert to the Pacific Northwest to work on a new project concurrent with spending time on the road as second guitarist in Screaming Trees. Homme discarded the sludgy low-end expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure (for the most part) and honest-to-goodness capital ‘H’ hooks and what was originally christened Gamma Ray was quickly changed to Queens Of The Stone Age shortly after its 1996 birth.