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by Lo-Pan

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munkybut Absolute banger. Few singers can or do put this much of themselves into their singing.
Nerve Salad
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Nerve Salad Just an unreal band. Stonerific in every sense. Vocals are top notch on this album. It's hard to listen to this in the car because of how distracted I get by the riffs. If anybody finds me in my car at the bottom of a bluff, you'll still hear Lo-Pan playing on the stereo. Favorite track: Dragline.
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Mubla Na Thguob I have nothing, but respect for a singer who gives 100% vocally. No tricks, no gimmicks just a soaring voice backed by a heavy band with mad chops.Bands like Lo-Pan are what keep me interested in music after all these years. Favorite track: Vega.
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Frederick Jones Man these guys are so talented. There is no way to critique these guys they are just that good. I think Jeff Martins vocals are the best I have heard in a long time. This album really shows off his serious chops too. So great I had to add the Vinyl to my collection. Might have to by another one cause I might just wear this one out for sure.
Update 5/4/2015 Spinning the record right now and it sounds better than I though it would. The silver looks amazing, so sweet. Favorite track: Savage Henry.
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Dragline 05:59
Savage Henry 07:05
Kurtz 05:20
Callahan 03:30
Kramer 06:26
Vega 05:12
Vego 06:58
Wade Garrett 10:23


They're not saying that they've been everywhere or done everything, but Lo-pan can tell you it's a pretty amazing planet we live on here, and a band would have to be some kind of fools to think we're alone in THIS universe. A borrowed view of the world perhaps but Jack Burton doesn't seem to mind and it eloquently explains the state of mind these rock and roll mad scientists come at the world from.

Born out of a combination of dirty rock and roll, stale beer and an unhealthy obsession with "Big Trouble In Little China," Columbus's Lo-Pan have been tearing up the club circuit since 2005. Lo-Pan burst onto the local scene with their locally released self-titled album back in 2006. The local buzz gave way to more national attention as bands told bands and Lo-Pan began gracing venues big and small with names like Red Giant, Devil To Pay, Torche, the Sword, Saviours, Year Long Disaster, Red Fang, Valkyrie, & the Atomic Bitchwax (just to name a few). Fast forward five years and there's hardly a band worth playing with that they haven't shared a stage with. Enter the sophomore release, "Sasquanaut." Initial pressings on local indie Nice Life Records sold out quickly and as before the best praise is when one band on the road tells another "Hey, man you've got to check this out." Which brought them, album masters in hand to us here at Small Stone. Enter Sasquanaut, mark 2: "Sasquanaut (Remixed & Re-mastered)." Heavier, more dynamic, louder and just that tiny bit more polished. Not ones to sit on their hands when there was rock and roll to make, Lo-pan handed over the masters and headed right back into to the studio to see if they could rock just a little bit harder.

"Salvador" is the result of yet another frenetic battle between these humble Columbus rock and rollers and their inner demons. Eleven tracks of white hot rock and roll fury played like the boys were fighting for their immortal souls. The thunderous low ends and pummeling drums continue to beat your ears into submission. And battling it out front and center is the eternal dual between killer riffs and those soaring vocals. Look for the album late spring on both CD and 180 gram virgin vinyl and look for the band on the road pretty much all the time. After all, the porkchop express is never really off the road. And as always remember; IT'S ALL IN THE REFLEXES!


released January 25, 2011

Lo-Pan is:
Brian Fristoe: guitar
JBartz: drums
Jeff Martin: vocals
Skot Thompson: bass

Nicholle Dieckman performs backing vocals on "Vego".
Tracks 1-7: Recorded and engineered by: Paul Maccarrone and "Buddy" Akita @ Zombie ProofStudios - Cleveland, OH.
Track 8: Recorded and engineered by: Adam Smith @ CDR - Columbus, OH.
Mixed by: Benny Grotto @ Mad Oak Studios - Allston, MA
Mastered by: Chris Goosman @ Basline Audio - Ann Arbor, MI
Artwork and Design by: Joe Fortunato


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