After last year’s critically acclaimed EP Doom Sessions Vol. 4 that they shared with Wisconsin’s celebrated higher-than-hell sludge deviants Bongzilla, Italy’s TONS are back with their third long-player Hashension that’s poised to be released through their spiritual home that is Heavy Psych Sounds on October 7th.
And today, The Shaman is beyond thrilled to bring all you sludge and doom tokers out there the first taste of the weed fuelled six tracker in the form of the six-minute A Hash Day’s Night, the band comments, ‘A Hash Day’s Night is the first single from the album Hashension. It’s a tribute to hash and is inspired by the early Melvins. It starts off with a fast and dirty riff and then slows down to catapult the listener into an agonising doom abyss with no way out.’
Now fill your bongs, your pipes, your vapes, your hookahs, or light up that big fat spliff or blunt and zone out to A Hash Day’s Night…
More on TONS and ‘Hashension’
TONS formed in 2009 by members of various hardcore bands from the Turin scene. Getting all slow and heavy, TONS deal with weed-related topics with a lot of humour, with a certain tendency to esotericism that characterizes the city of Turin. In 2010, they recorded a demo and in 2012 the first full length Musineè Doom Session on Roman Heavy Psych Sounds.
In 2013, TONS began to plough European venues, opening the stage for bands like Bongzilla, Unsane, Church of Misery, Napalm Death, Pentagram. The band also played renowned festivals Duna Jam in Sardinia and Incubate Fest in Tillburg (NL). In 2018, TONS released their sophomore album Filthy Flowers of Doom on Heavy Psych Sounds, followed by a skull-crushing Doom Sessions Vol. 4 split EP with sludge masters Bongzilla in 2021.
TONS are now back with their third full-length studio album. Hashension is composed by six heavy reefer songs which express the band’s devotion to the Green God. The recipe is the same but always evolving: an infusion of slow and swampy doom/sludge metal with hints of psychedelia and the band members’ hardcore-punk background gives the record a groovy and personal feel throughout.
01. Dope Dealer Scum
02. A Hash Day’s Night
03. Slowly We Pot
04. Hempathy For The Devil
Phatty Bombo – Bass, Vocals, Synths
Steuso – Guitar
Pablito Màs – Guitar
Dominator – Drums
Hashension, the new album from TONS, will grow through the haze on October 7th via Heavy Psych Sounds.