We’ve got two shows coming up this weekend.
The first show is Friday 5/17 at the Station in Philadelphia, PA with Borracho, The Company Corvette, Infernal Overdrive, and When The Deadbolt Breaks. Click here for Facebook event page.
The second show is Saturday 5/18 at the Pinch in Washington DC with Borracho, WeedisWeed, and Wasted Theory. This show is a release party for Borracho’s Smokin’ Brown Ale which was brewed by Port City Brewing. Click here for Facebook event page.
Here’s a review of our CD from Lords Of Metal:
They have the beards, they radiate the F.O.A.D. attitude but above all they have that killer groove in their sound. It had been over five years ago that their actual debut was released on the Belgian Buzzville Records label, but like the band is saying that was another time, another place and another band. They have outgrown that band and are derailed from its tracks. You could say they fled from it. The Cortez of 2013 has released their same titled album with a more crystallized sound and they scraped the flesh of the bones of that old style and re-invented their approach: nasty rock ‘n’ roll, infectious riffs and a dirty guitar and vocal sound! The drums demands a head part beside of the awesome solo’s. Please do not be startled when you hear comparisons with bands like Kyuss or Queens Of the Stone Age. They actually do sound like their annoying dirty nephew! With a festival like Roadburn just in my system, this is really a great appetizer for the edition of next year. Even if it’s just to hear songs like ‘Until We Die’, ‘Monolith’ and ‘Northlander’ played live.
We are heading down to the Mid Atlantic this month for a couple of shows. We will be hitting Philadelphia, PA and Washington DC. It’s been quite a while since we’ve been down to these areas and we are excited to return.
The first show is May 17 at The Station in Philadelphia, PA with Borracho, The Company Corvette, Infernal Overdrive, and When The Deadbolt Breaks. (Facebook Invite)
The second show is May 18 at The Pinch in Washington DC with Borracho, Weed Is Weed, and Wasted Theory. (Facebook Invite)
Our song “Ride On” has been included on Droning Earth’s newest compilation. We are featured alongside a slew of other great stoner bands including Vinnium Sabbathi, Crawl, and Weed Priest among others. You can download it for free here.
We also have two shows coming up this weekend. The first is at Radio in Somerville, MA with Cult 45, Infernal Overdrive, and Rozamov. This is the Facebook event for the show.
The second show is at the Railroad Tavern in Keene, NH. This is the Facebook event for the show.
We are returning to Silk city Music in Florence, MA this Friday night, April 5th. We will have our new bearded day of the dead t-shirts designed by Alexander Von Wieding for sale, along with loads of other merch. Hope to see our Western MA friends there!
Here’s what the Obelisk.net had to say about it:
“Bilocation Records, which previously handled the 2LP issue of Cortez‘s Cortez full-length (review here), has released a CD of the album, and well, you’re probably going to want to check it out. The maddeningly catchy Boston-based heavy rockers’ debut album was a long time in the making, and every bit worth the wait. Cortez also still have copies of the vinyl edition (though very few) available through their Bandcamp.”
With that said, you can indeed purchase it from us through our Bandcamp page.
We’ve received new copies of our first E.P. “Thunder In a Forgotten Town” released on Belgium’s Buzzville Records in 2007. We’ve been out of these for some time and have a limited amount for sale through our Bandcamp page. Get ‘em while they last!
In other news, the new metal portal LouderThanHell.net released their top 20 most popular bands for the week of Feb 19 – Feb 25 and Cortez showed up at number 15 on the list.
The staff of LouderThanHell.net recently contacted us about doing an interview. Scott took some time out to answer their questions and you can read the transcript here.
Our self titled CD has finally received a release on CD via Bilocation Records. The CD is currently available on the Kozmik Artifactz/Bilocation Records website for 12 Euros plus shipping. We are currently waiting for our copies to arrive and will announce it here as soon as they do.
A little more year end love for Cortez. We scored the #16 slot on Nuclear Dog’s top 20 of 2012 at HeavPlanet.net.
#16 Cortez – “Cortez”
Full of weighty riffs and scorching solos, the vocals on “Cortez” are deft and deadly. The album is chock full of songs that range in sound from huge, heavy, and deliberate stoner/doom onslaughts to psychedelic odysseys of mind sharpening adventure with bits of punk, speed metal, eighties hair band epics, and much more thrown in for varietal effect and enjoyment. Cortez are especially adept at creating melodies that are impressive and memorable, displaying a strong ability to mold songs that pull you in quickly, deeply, leaving an indelible impression that won’t soon go away.
Favorite Song – “Nice Try”