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With more of a Stoner Rock vibe Drudge changed the pace a little in the New Blood but not the energy, still rocking the Hobgoblin was bouncing as it had been all day. Groove laden riffs and punchy songs made their mark
Over at the New Blood, Drudge are making merry with their 70s groove gyrations encapsulating hard rock vocals and Sabbath-esque riffage. The Cumbrian quartet’s melodic, stoner sound is strongly reminiscent of Black Spiders and brings something different to the usual Bloodstock mix.
It is a very rare occurrence that Workington acquires a date on a band’s touring schedule but Monday night was blessed with the appearance Glaswegian double header NESHIIMA and TITAN BREED. As an added bonus local stoner outfit DRUDGE served as the catalyst for the festivities as the intimate venue was beginning to fill nicely.
Lounge 41 has been like a second home to the Cumbrian quartet since their inception and with them being fresh off the back of a successful performance at Bloodstock Festival, DRUDGEsettled into proceedings very quickly. Rattling through tracks from their recently released Cosmic Goddess EP the dual vocals courtesy of frontman Pecker Woods and drummer John Branch (of NECROMANDUS fame) seamlessly meshed together providing both ends of the spectrum to great effect. Guitarist Andrew Fitzsimons displayed a variety of nostalgic groove infused riffs reminiscent of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ORANGE GOBLIN whilst bassist Unyan supplied the crunchy backbone of the arrangement. Some may say that the stoner genre lived its best years back in 90’s but DRUDGE are continuing to proudly fly the flag and were a solid opening act which have the potential to push on and play larger venues.