Meth Drinker

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Meth Drinker
Background information
Origin Wellington
Genres sludge, doom metal
Years active 2010 - 2015
Labels Always Never Fun
Associated acts Shock Futuro, Numbskull, Rogernomix, Scab, Shortlived
Website Meth Drinker
Members James Quick (bass, vocals), Tony Pearson (drums, vocals), Sam Thurston (guitars)


European Tour 2015

Meth Drinker formed in 2009/2010 with Tony, Sam and James keen to start a band playing slow, ugly, straight up sludge music, in the vein of Grief and Noothgrush, as something different from the faster D-beat and thrashcore it's members were playing in other bands. Meth Drinker released a self-titled album in 2011 in a pressing of 100 12” and 100 CDs through guitarist Sam's record label Always Never Fun Records but after making little effort to push the release the band went on hiatus as drummer Tony travelled overseas.

During this break Meth Drinker's releases and youtube vids were picked up a number of influential metal blogs and interest in the band began to increase leading to the first pressing of vinyl selling out. In 2012 a spilt 12” vinyl album was released with Hamilton's doom-sludge band Open Tomb. In 2013 a second edition of 300 Meth Drinker albums were pressed and in May the band embarked on a 27 show tour of Europe and Ireland with Graves at Sea and Dead Instrument.

European Tour 2013