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Dean Ween’s Moistboyz kick off tour in New Hope at John & Peter’s

moistboyzPennsylvanian punk outfit Moistboyz have just debuted their fifth release, Moistboyz V, and kicked off off their new tour on Dec. 4 at John & Peter’s in New Hope (watch for Ralph Smith’s upcoming review). Produced and engineered by Mickey Melchiondo (a.k.a. Dean Ween), the latest album was recorded last year in New Hope, with additional recording done in early 2013 in Lago Vista, TX.

Founded in 1992 by Heller and Melchiondo, Moistboyz have recorded and released one EP (Moistboyz I), three full albums (Moistboyz II, III & IV), multiple singles and a live concert DVD devoted to their patented brand of punk and metal flavored rock and roll.

Prior to this latest release, much of Moistboyz’ sound derived from vintage punk and metal in tenor, melding vocalist Guy Heller’s stream-of-consciousness lyrics to the blazing riffage and raucous lead work of Mickey Melchiondo. Moistboyz V goes on to embrace country-tinged folk rock on songs like “Down On The Farm” and “My Time To Die.” Special guests include Chuck Treece on drums on “Protect and Serve,” “Medusa,” and “Garbageman,” and Joe Kramer on guitar on “Protect and Serve,” “Chickendick,” “Down on the Farm,” and “My Time to Die.”

Mondo Generator bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Hoss Wright, along with guitarist Stephen Haas, who mixed the new album, will join the fray. It all starts at John and Peter’s, where it all started, anyway. Right after the initial John and Peter’s gig, the group will move on across the country to venues including New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.



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