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18 Wheels

by Red Desert

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ianham Herman “The German” wore a Cross of Iron. Lean & mean drivin’ machine. He loved his beer, Man he was drownin’ in Snowcat Stout. Still every morning he was in the cab steerin’ his rig down that road. He say, “pride on the line boy … don’t take a job if you can’t take a drink.”. His hero’s end came when he stepped between the delicious Helga and a drunk with a knife. Next morning, some heard a ghostly roar from Herman’s 18 wheels - No rest for the wicked! Favorite track: 18 Wheels.
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seth mcguire This is what we do in Minneapolis, we lift weights and punch gods. Riffs like these provide the soundtrack. Favorite track: Hero's End.
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note "Tune down, turn up, and riff out." Red Desert rocks! I'd throw out my back to see these guys. Favorite track: Cross of Iron.
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PRESS: "Introducing Red Desert! Four hard working, Hard Rockin' Bros from Minnesota with an uncanny knack of producing some really incredible low end crafty Riff Rock. Although being around since 2004 and this there first Ep which was recorded in 2008, has only just managed to see the light of day in the ending months of 2009.

This 6 track Ep slays from start to finish and pays homage to the greats such as Sabbath, COC, Clutch and Unida! But by all means do not read this and assume "Clone Material"! Red Desert still has the power to throw in their own brand of rock that is diffidently equal, to the bands I mentioned above.

The Title track of the Ep "18 Wheels" is the pinnacle track on this record and captures just what Red Desert is about in every way shape and form. A Perfect jammed out heavy catchy song with all the right ingredients, big thick rhythm section, raspy yet clear vocals and a guitar sound that any band could want! The Die down around the 3 minute mark is fucking epic; the lead break destroys me every time I hear this song!

Red Desert is a breath of fresh air and a super tight unit that does nothing but rock its tits off from the moment you hit play! For a moment I thought we had that sound, that tingle, that only the early stoner bands possessed, but now it's back and Red Desert is one band you should be getting your groove on with..."
- Matt Frighetto/Planet Fuzz

"Red Desert are a superb Stoner Metal Band taking influence from the usual big hitters but adding some cool bass-driven vibes as well. If your into Clutch, Kyuss, Dozer then your going to love this band like I did.

They blend top-notch Stoner Metal riffs with great grizzled vocals to match. They have offered their 2008 brilliant album “18 Wheels” for free download from BandCamp and I urge you all to get it now.

It’s a 6 song – 33 minute blast of hard-rocking riffs. And the title “18 Wheels” is a great title for this album. As it feels like you have been hit by a truck. The riffs are powerful from the word go.

This is an album you can listen anytime of year and it will still impress you with the mighty fine precision Stoner Metal riffs on show. Especially on tracks like “18 Wheels”, “Cross Of Iron” and the 7:44 minute epic “Pride On The Line”.

Even though its 4 years old it still hasn’t lost any of its hard-hitting Stoner charm. You will soon be rocking in no time."
-Steve Howe/The Sludgelord Blogspot


released November 1, 2008

Recorded and engineered by Adam Tucker. Art design by Zack Kinsey.



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