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Name = Bongzilla

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Origin = Madison, Wisconsin
Genre = Stoner metal
Sludge metal
Years_active = 1995 - Present
Label = Relapse Records
Ritual Records
Barbarian Records
Associated_acts = Weedeater
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Bongzilla is a stoner metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. As their name suggests, most of their material is related to marijuana and promotes its legalization. The band formed in 1995, and over the next three years recorded and released a dozen songs on EPs and split singles. In 1998 they signed to Relapse Records, and have since released four studio albums and a live album through the label. Their current bassist, "Dixie" Dave Collins, also performs for fellow sludge metal bands Weedeater, Buzzov*en and Sourvein.

Band members

Current members

*Mike Makela ("Muleboy") - Vocals, guitar
*Jeff Schultz ("Spanky") - guitar
*"Dixie" Dave Collins - bass
*Mike Henry ("Magma") - drums

Previous members

*Nate "Weed Dragon" Dethlefsen - bass
*Cooter Brown - bass


Other appearances

*1998: "Satan's Calling" on "Painkiller Volume II" (Devastating Soundworks)
*1999: "Trinity (live)" and "Witch Weed (live)" on "He's No Good To Me Dead" (Game Two Records)
*2001: "Gestation (live)" on "Twin Threat To Your Sanity" (Riotous Assembly)

External links

* [ Bongzilla on Relapse Records]
* [ Bongzilla] at MySpace
* [,,657410,00.html Bongzilla] at ARTISTdirect
* [ Bongzilla] at Encyclopaedia Metallum
* [, Bongzilla] at Rockdetector
* [ Bongzilla] at Spirit of Metal

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