San Francisco sludge-grunge-metal heroes, TOTIMOSHI, are kicking off their West Coast tour (w/ Helmet!) TONIGHT in celebration of the band's recent signing to Southern Cali's legendary surf / skate / punk-rock record label Volcom, and the upcoming re-release of the band's latest, critically acclaimed, pummeling exploit, entitled “Ladron” (out March 6th, 2007)... See tour-dates below!
"Totimoshi’s fourth CD has the syncopated looseness of early Sabbath and
the howl-and-hammer rumble of late-Eighties grunge… the rugged, garagey production (courtesy of Helmet’s Page Hamilton) lends a genuine authenticity to the Oakland-based trio’s retro-sounding sludge. Though more civilized than High on Fire and less dramatic than Neurosis, Totimoshi prove capable of delivering equally devastating music.” - REVOLVER MAGAZINE
“Totimoshi, however much they can and likely will appear to stoner rockers and even indie folks, are simply a great metal band..” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE
“Run bongwater-soaked '70s hard rock through Melvins and Sleep, sprinkle touches of blues and pop on top, and you have Totimoshi. This Oakland, CA trio does the stoner Sabbath thing as well as any band, but stands out with tones ranging from acoustic to twangy to fuzztones at 11. The group has a fearsome live reputation, and the nicely natural production (by Helmet's Page Hamilton) hints at that.” – STYLUSMAGAZINE.COM
Oakland, CA’s sludge-grunge-alt-hell-rock trio TOTIMOSHI are back w/ the follow-up to 2003’s “Monoli” and 2005’s re-issue of Mysterioso? to bring we mortals one of the heaviest and doom-ridden masterpieces the world of heavy rock has seen in way too long (no wonder bands like Helmet, Mastodon, Fu-Manchu, Kylesa, High on Fire, and the Melvins have tapped the band to tour and perform alongside on more than one occasion).
Bringing to mind some of history’s heaviest hitters (see Blue Cheer, Tool, Nirvana, Oxbow, Helmet), “Ladron’s” sludge-heavy guitar riffs, hugely-powerful bass-lines, and pummeling drums take their listener on a pseudo-psychedelic journey through space and time, and leave them wallowing in the depths of hell.
A Brief History:
Totimoshi was formed by singer/guitarist Tony Aguilar and bassist Meg Castellanos in Nov. 97'. After a slew of drummers-some lasting longer than others, Chris Irizarry joined the band in late 06'. Totimoshi have recorded with acclaimed producers Billy Anderson, Alex Newport, and most recently Page Hamilton who worked on the upcoming "Ladrón". Past releases have included 1999's self titled, Mysterioso? (Crucial Blast 2002, enhanced re-issue 2005) and Monolí (This Dark Reign 2003).
Touring constantly across the US, they've gained a strong loyal following due to their innovative approach to heavy music. Highlights have included being handpicked by the Melvins, Mastodon, Fu Manchu, and Helmet to open for their respective tours, and headlining the Emissions and Stoner Hands of Doom Fests. A live performance in Dallas, TX for Budweiser's True Music can be seen on HD TV and now their myspace site. All 3 releases have seen high praise and their music has reached the airwaves in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Cuba, and the US. Totimoshi continues to carve out it's own path with it's explosive performances, dark emotive lyrics and hypnotic sound... truly a force and new direction for music made by musicians who follow no trend but thier own.
Tony Aguilar - singer/songwriter/guitarist
Meg Castellanos - bassist
Chris Irizarry - drums
TOTIMOSHI US Tour-dates w/ HELMET!
1.07.07 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
1.09.07 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
1.16.07 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
1.17.07 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
1.20.07 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
1.31.07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
2.01.07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
2.03.07 Oakland, CA @ 21 Grand w/ Triclops and guests