In 2010, Torche guitarist and vocalist, Steve Brooks reunited three different lineups of his cult-favorite weed metal band, Floor, and took the show on the road for four exclusive shows.
We bought a commemorative poster at the Churchill's Pub show, and under the legendary band's name and logo reads an inscription that says, more or less, "Yo, this is it."
In other words, the group wasn't formally reuniting, just playing some special gigs to celebrate the release of its ridiculously comprehensive Below and Beyond box set.
But when we talked to Brooks last July, he was singing another tune: "If I have the time to focus on new Floor material, it will happen. In the meantime, we play shows from time to time for fun."
And, uh, sometimes those shows feature living legends of stoner metal like Thrones.
Thrones solo mastermind Joe Preston's resume reads like A People's History of Bong Rock. Dude has done time in The Melvins, High On Fire, Earth, and Sunn O))).
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Yet despite being a member of, like, every prestigious sludge/doom band ever, Preston's most dynamic work is under the Thrones moniker. Since the early '90s, he's been perfecting a one-man digital-metal onslaught that sounds like eight lumberjacks with vocoders. But in actuality, there is only one.
Oh yeah, and did we mention fucking Floor is playing?
Floor and Thrones. With special guests, Holly Hunt and Kenny Millions. Friday, April 12. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. The brutality begins at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $10 at the door. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.