Finally we can reveil what we’ve been keeping under
the radar for months now:
As a farewell present from the Eindhoven Rockcity scène to
Peter Pan Speedrock we present you "Houdoe en Bedankt".
Ten PPSR covers by ten different bands from Eindhoven,
including Candybar Planet, Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Heretic,
Tigre Blanco, An Evening With Knives, Woody, The Spades
and Ronnie and Donnie (Feat. Honey) and Komatsu.
Komatsu contributes the cover of "Megasdetitas".
Komatsu had a blast at their album release show at Blue
Collar Hotel last friday. The band would like to thank
everyone who was there last and everyone who has
contributed in any way to this great party.
A few webzines came by at our release show and enjoyed
themselves, as you can read in the positive reviews:
You can read the review of Eindhoven Rockcity (in Dutch) here.
Rockmuzine (in Dutch) rewarded our new album with 8,5/10 points
and liked our release show as well. You can read their review here.
The review that Never Mind the Hype wrote (in Dutch), you can read here.
Next friday (23/9) Komatsu will release their new album
at Blue Collar Hotel, Eindhoven (NL).
Here you can order pre-sale tickets for 7,50 euro and tickets
at the door are 10 euro. Support acts are Grimmsons (BE)
and Ottoboy. DJ Hogwash will play some brutal records.
This evening you can buy the new merchandise and
of course the album on CD (15 euro) and vinyl
(black 20 euro, coloured 22 euro).
Our new album "Recipe For Murder One" will be
released at September 23th 2016 at Blue Collar
Hotel, Eindhoven (NL). The first reviews are
Hardrock magazine Aardschok rates the album
with 85/100 points and says:
"Although Komatsu still operates in the grey
area between bands as Clutch, The Melvins and
QOTSA, on this album they show more character. This is an essential
album for every Roadburn-adept" Here you can read the full review (in Dutch).
Pitking rate the album with 5 stars and 92/100 points and says:
"They created an excellent blend of psychedelic guitars, pumping riffs and raw vocals. Stoner, groove and doom metal is being pumped into your ears just like it should be. Komatsu made a killer album of ‘Recipe For Murder On’, with a perfect American dirty recording sound". Here you can read the full review (in English).
White Room Reviews is very positive and says:
"The Italian label Argonauta Records and the Dutch label Lighttown Fidelity made a golden move releasing this album. Komatsu is the musical equivalent of the bulldosers. Robust in character, but with sophisticated technique". Here you can read the full review (in Dutch).
Eindhoven Rockcity rate the album with 85/100 points and says:
"The four shows like no other that roaring pounding, subtle songwriting and melodic riffs can go hand in hand, without losing their own sound. The records sounds very Komatsu, keep it like that!". Here you can read the full review (in Dutch).
We just got confirmed for Desertfest Antwerp (BEL).
Check out the poster fo this awesome line-up
and we hope to see y’all there.
During the European Tour with Duel, both bands will
play sunday, October 16th at Desertfest Belgium.
More info here
Another great European Tour is coming up for Komatsu.
This time with Duel (USA, Texas).
The tour starts at October 11th in Italy and ends October
29th in Italy. During the tour Komatsu is
playing at Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden (NL)
at October 22nd. Duel and Komatsu are playing also
at Desertfest, Antwerp (BEL) at October 16th
and Heavy Psych Sounds 3 Festival, Parma (ITA) at
Come and see us...somewhere!!
Komatsu is excited to announce that they are
signed by the Italian worldwide label
The album ’Recipe for murder one’ will be
released by Argonauta Records at
September 23th 2016 in CD/DD formats.
The vinyl edition will be released by
More info about the album and an upcoming
European Tour soon!
Next weekend Komatsu is heading to Germany and Austria to
play 3 shows. The first one is on Thursday May 12th at Glori’s
Weinkeller, Michaelstadt (GER). Showtime Komatsu = 21:00h.
The second show will be at Friday May 13th at Viper Room,
Vienna (AUT). Komatsu played at this lovely venue during
their European tours with John Garcia and Mondo Generator. Viper Room is celebrating their 9 years existence with 4 bands: Gorilla Monsoon (GER), Kielkropf (AUT), Komatsu (HOL) and Bronco (CH). We hope to see some familiar faces here. More info
The third and last show of the weekend is on saturday May 14th at Kulturcafé Schlachthaus, Dornbirn (AUT). Together with Bronco and I say Daylight. More info
So.... here it is............ the official music video of ’So hows about Billy?’
Of course Komatsu is curious about your opinion, please leave a comment on Youtube, Facebook etc. and if you like it.... share it!
We are happy to announce that we play
@ Into The Void Festival, Leeuwarden (Neushoorn, NL)
at 21 & 22 october 2016.
A great and friendly festival in the north of Holland with
an awesome (international) line-up with bands as
Orange Goblin (UK), Elder (USA), Cough (USA),
Monolord (SWE), Conan (UK), Monomyth (NL),
Tangled Horns (BEL), Lonely Kamel (NO) and more.
Komatsu will play at saturday october 22th 2016.
More info and tickets here.
For the impatient among you....... here is the official teaser for the video of
’So hows about Billy?’. The teaser is made by Studio van Origine.
Spread the word and stay tuned!
Next saturday it is Record Store Day 2016.
Of course Komatsu will participate and they will do two in-stores
to release and promote their brand new single ’So hows about
The first in-store will be at 18:00h at the Record Hustler, Den Bosch (Hinthamereinde 33).
The second in-store will be at 19:10h at Ray Elpee (Tuchthuis) Eindhoven (Statumseind 28)
At 23:00h Komatsu will play a full set at Stockrock night Edition, Schaijk.
You can buy the single ’So hows about Billy?’ at all the three locations (price: 7 euro) .
If you want to let your single be signed by Komatsu, just visit one of the events!
In two weeks time were joining the annual record release mayhem called Record Store Day Netherlands and Komatsu shall release a new single called "So, how’s about Billy?".
The single has 2 brand new tracks for the forthcoming full lenght studio album "Recipe for murder one" that will be out later this year. It is a limited edition release on two different colors of vinyl, , limited to 125 copies of each colour. Pre-order them now or look for them in your favourite record store on April 16. The single is released by Lighttown Fidelity and you can order the items here. Of course you can buy them at one of our live shows!
First come, first served!
At the end of March Komatsu is heading for Switserland for two shows. Thursday March 24th Komatsu will play at Gaswerk, Wintherthur, together with Stonebride (HR) and Bronco (CH).
The day after the band will play at Rümpeltrüm, St. Gallen. So two chances for you Swiss to catch up with us.
Jelle Tommeleyn (24y), the drummer that did the whole Garcia tour in 2014 with Komatsu, died last night of his injuries after a collission.
Komatsu had a great time with Jelle on tour and
is gratefull that we could play 32 shows with such a
talented drummmer. We remember his as a warm
and funny guy.
Our sympathy and condoleances go out to Melanie, his parents/family, bandmembers and friends.
Rest in peace sweet Jelle!
The latest issue of Belgian rock/metal magazine Rock Tribune
comes with a free cd called "Nederfuzz" Some of the coolest Dutch
stoner bands of the moment. Komatsu is on it with a brand new
track from the upcoming album "Recipe for murder one" called
’Scavenger’. Other bands that are on the fee sampler are Candybar
Planet, Monomyth and Pendejo!
Run to your local newsstand to get that magazine (and cd) and see who’s standing with a big photo accompanying the article about the Dutch stoner scene!.
A day after the benefit show that SeQuoYah held, Lighttown
Fidelity managed to bring together some big names from the
Eindhoven Rockcity scene. In café Altstadt Heretic, An Evening With
Knives, Radar Men From The Moon, Peter Pan Speedrock and
Candybar Planet gave support. They collected a fine amount for
the duped Komatsu.
Of course Komatsu is very gratefull and proud to be part of such a tight and warm scene. Thanks again to all bands, Lighttown Fidelity and all the people that came to support Komatsu!
Here and here you can read a review and see some pics (in Dutch)
SeQuoyah, the former band of bass player Martijn Mansvelders, support Komatsu on a very warm and special way: Saturday january 9th 2016 they will play at the cozy Volte. In their hometown Bergeijk they’ll act as a "real life jukebox". People can pay to hear the song they want or like.
Experienced as they are, SQY can draw from a stock of 30 songs. The proceeds of the evening goes to Komatsu. Thanks in advance guys for this sympathetic gesture!
More info here.
The second studio album of Komatsu is called "Recipe for murder one".
You can see who is doin’ some stuff on our record!!
Komatsu is now searching for a record label and hope to release the album as soon as possible.
Komatsu is back from their European Tour 2015 with
Mondo Generator. The tour was rad and Komatsu would
like to thank Nick Oliveri, Mike Pygmie, Jeff Bowman and
Andy for a great time. Big ups for JP and Justin, without
them this tour was not possible.
But next to great experiences there was a big downer:
In Rome Komatsu got robbed. Thieves stole their guitars.
pedals, merchandise, laptop, camera, money and personal stuff. Due to the help of Mondo Generator, bands and fans.... Komatsu was able to continue the tour. The band would like to thank everyone for their help, kind words and endorsements!
Here you can read a review (in English) of the show in Dubin and here you can see an interview (in English) by Planet Mosh. Here you can read a review (in Italian) of the show in Rome and here you can find some pics. Here you can find pics of the show in Cambridge and here of the show in Antwerpen. Here you can find some pics of the show in Lille. On tour Mo was interviewd by Uranian Willy, you can find the interview here.
Stay tuned for more pics, a tour report and some awesome news!
Next sunday starts our tour with Mondo Generator (USA) in
our home country at Iduna, Drachten. Showtime = 19:45h.
So be on time to say us goodbye!
During the tour we shall post photos, videos etc. on Instagram,
Facebook and Twitter pages. So follow us there!
Last week we posted a contest on internet, to come up with a
name for the doll we will taken on our tour. Thanks for all the
entries on Facebook and Instagram. The winner is Debatsi.
He came up, a few days before the attacks in Paris, with
the name ’Miss Alissa’, by a song of the Eagles Of Death Metal.
How appropriate and striking is his entry now.
So......we name her ’Miss Alissa’, in memory of the victims and their famiies and so our thoughts (during the tour) go out to Eagles of Death Metal and White Miles.
We hope that rock music shall overcome all!
So, here he is in full effect: Mathijs Bodt.
Mathijs is from Eindhoven Rockcity and plays bass in
Burn the Iris. The first show with our new guitar player
is at the start of the European Tour with Mondo Generator:
sunday 22th November 2015 @ Iduna, Drachten (NL)
So, come and say hi to Mathijs and wave Komatsu goodbye!
As a result of a recent band-meeting our guitar player Stephan Quint decided to quit Komatsu. He wishes Komatsu all the best and likes to thank the fans and friends of Komatsu for their support.
Komatsu would like to thank Stephan for his efforts and wishes him the best for the future. All the upcoming shows and European Tour with Mondo Generator will not be cancelled. A farewell-show will be announced soon so look out for that!
Komatsu is delighted to announce that they will support
Mondo Generator (USA) during their European Tour 2015.
The tour starts at Speedfest 2015 in their hometown
Eindhoven. Komatsu is not playing at Speedfest but joins
Nick Olivieri’s MG one day later at Iduna, Drachten (NL).
From November 22th till December 9th the bands will play
18 shows in 10 European countries.
See "tour" for the dates & shows and more info
Komatsu had a blast supporting Baroness (USA) last weekend at
(Pic of Joris Lindner by Anchrome Moments)
We are still finishing the recordings of their second studio
album at the Void Studios, Eindhoven.
Besides that, our crowdfunding project has succeeded! 102%. From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank everyone who joined in and helped to reach our goal. We will do our absolute best to make it a freaking great album and a slick clip. Also we want to thank BKKC and Voordekunst for their guidance.
Our next show will be at Hanauer Bürgerfest (GER) at 6th september 2015.
Komatsu will play at 20:15h. More info about this festival here.
Komatsu is happy and proud to announce that they will
provide the support of Baroness (USA) in their hometown
Eindhoven. At monday 24th August 2015 they will play with
Monotheist and Baroness at Dynamo. Doors are open at
19.15h. More info here.
Nice detail: DJ this night is our friend Matthijs Kropff from
To enable the recording of her new studio album and to come up with a slick accompanying video, Komatsu start crowdfunding via Voordekunst.
Voordekunst is the platform for crowdfunding in the creative sector.
A positive movement that aims to create cultural projects.
Powered by the people it is ultimately intended for the ’crowd’.
The project is supported by Brabants Kenniscentrum voor Kunst & Cultuur (BKKC) and runs until August 27, 2015.
Here you can find Komatsu’s project (in Dutch).
You can watch the hilarious video and read why the money is needed and what Komatsu want to do with the money.
Komatsu needs the help and support of all loyal fans, friends, family and those who are sympathetic to the band. Please support our project and become a donor!
If you live ouside Holland and want to support the project, you can mail the band: firstname.lastname@example.org. The bandmembers can help you with donating money from outside Holland.
Don’t worry.....KOMATSU will certainly pay attention to this
beautiful day! Saturday april 18th 2015 the band will play
during Stoner Nite at de Pit, Terneuzen, together with
Mantra Machine and Order of the Emperor.
Showtime Komatsu is 23:00h. More info here.
But that’s not all folks:
At 15:00h KOMATSU will give an in-store concert at Echo Audio (de Jongestraat 1, Terneuzen). And because it is Record Store Day.... you can buy a special limited edition of the album ’Manu Armata’ for a sharp price.
Komatsu had a great night @ Elfer Music Club,
Frankfurt (GER) last saturday.
Frankfurt, thanks for the wicked night!
You can find some pictures (made by Micha) here.
Next show is Merlinpop 2015, Meerlo (NL).
At sunday april 5th Komatsu will show up at 22:00 h.
More info about this festival here.
Komatsu’s been a while back in Holland.
It’s always nice to reminisce by reading and collecting the
many positive international reviews.
To make it easier for the reader.... a summary of the best odds:
"Komatsu, a natural quartet of the Netherlands who brought the heaviest and most exciting part of the evening”
"Gig-wise, the band delivers a strong performance and prove to be mastering their art – shout out to their heavy-as-fuck bassist, who is lots of fun to watch and whose enthusiasm is contagious".
Heavy chronicles (FRA)
"Pedaling a solid, muscular brand of stoner rock that are big on catchy riffs and gruff vocals that reminds the listener of Karma To Burn, or the more straight ahead moments of Down.
They are visually energetic and start warming up the crowd nicely".
The sleeping Shaman (ENG)
"Komatsu was really great, full of joy, great songs and a tribute to the current leader of the pack: ’Hail to the King’ was dedicated to John Garcia".
Rockstage riot rheinmain (GER)
"The room is already crowded from the first notes of Komatsu.. "We are from Holland, the Netherlands." The public responds, hangs immediately".
"A roller that moves between the stoner doom of High on Fire or the most affordable sludge of Mastodon and Kylesa. Excellent lysergic trip".
Goetia media (SPA)
"Komatsu plays a nice warming set. This dudes make a passionate impression and may be described as promising".
"Tight, raw and vicious they propel their songs into the venue. Thanks to the massive riffs and the ever growing ingenious melody lines it seems that those chafing vocals are part of the Komatsu creed. Namely: to demolish every venue whole. The reception is warm for this guys".
“This quartet has a sacred potential and seem to be the new irons -de-lance scene Batavian stoner”
Psychopathia –melomania.com (FRA)
The next show for Komatsu is Pul Fuction 2.
At 25th February 2015 the band will play at de Pul, Uden (NL).
With first class Dutch bands Paceshifters, Monomyth and
Robbing Banks. The best way to start your rockin´ weekend!
Wanne win 2 free tickets?
Join our contest on our Facebook page!
After supporting QOTSA, Clutch, Red Fang, the Sword,
Karma to Burn, Truckfighters and John Garcia.....
Komatsu can add a great band to this list:
Corrosion Of Conformity (USA) is coming to Holland.
They play at sunday march 15th 2015 @ Effenaar, Eindhoven
(only show in Holland)
......in the original killer line-up from the 90’s!
KOMATSU & An Evening with Knives shall support COC.
Here you can order tickets. More information here.
Komatsu would like to introduce and welcome Joris Lindner, our new drummer.
The first show with Joris will be saturday 27th february 2014 at de Pul, Uden (NL).
A nice gig with Robbing Banks, Paceshifters and Monomyth.
So come and support & meet Joris in Uden!
Komatsu would like to thank all the drummers who responded to the ’vacancy’ ,
specifically the drummers who auditioned. Respect!
We are safely back in Holland. What a killer tour that was!
Komatsu would like to thank John Garcia, Ehren, Mike & Greg, Frank, Julie, Sven, Norbert, Twiggy, Steak, Viek, Z, our partners and kids, SOZ Concerts, Blendomatic, Martijn, Robert, Tonnie, Danielle and all the fantastic people we’ve met during this tour!
Komatsu tourshirt (sizes S/M/L/XL):
super massive mothersludgers.
With tour dates printed on the back.
Designed by: www.loudmouth.nl
Available at our merch stand during our
European tour with John Garcia.
Pre-sale: sunday 2nd november @ Altstadt, Eindhoven!
Eindhoven, October 23, 2014 –
Stoner / sludge formation KOMATSU (Eindhoven,
NL) will support John Garcia (USA) during his
European tour. The tour starts in Oslo (NOR) on
November 5th 2014 and ends on December 12th
2014 in Jena (GER). In 2013 when KOMATSU played
at the internationally renowned festival Speedfest
(Eindhoven, NL) none other than the legendary
John Garcia (Vista Chino, former Kyuss, Hermano,
Slo Burn) joined KOMATSU on stage during the
Slo Burn cover song ‘July’. This unique collaboration
will now have a sequel in 2014.
Besides Komatsu the band Steak (UK) also joins John Garcia. The tour will take the bands 16,000 km through twelve European countries. In total 31 shows in 35 days. During the tour Komatsu will probably do some solo shows in France and Spain. On November 11th 2014 the tour will bring them all to the Netherlands at W2 in ’s-Hertogenbosch.
The past two years Komatsu played themselves into the spotlights, both in The Netherlands as abroad. After the release of their debut album ’Manu Armata "(2012), things went fast for the band. The international press got excited and listed them as the top of the Dutch rock scene. Acknowledged music magazines rated the album highly. Besides their own gigs, Komatsu supported great names in the rock scene like Karma To Burn, Clutch, High on Fire, Nashville Pussy and played the official after party of Queens of the Stone Age at the Effenaar (Eindhoven, NL).
After short tours in Sweden and the UK, Komatsu joined forces with British blues rockers Desert Storm on a 10” split EP ‘Nomen est Omen’ (2013). For this spilt EP Komatsu covered the Slo Burn song ‘July’. The band decided to send a copy to John Garcia and after hearing also the rest of KOMATSU’s music Garcia said: “I’m a fan!”. As mentioned before, he then joined Komatsu on stage during Speedfest where Garcia played later that day with Vista Chino. After this successful cooperation Komatsu and Garcia kept in touch. This now resulted in John Garcia asking Komatsu to join him on his 2014 European tour.
On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, Komatsu organizes a ‘goodbye party’ in their hometown before leaving, for the John Garcia tour the next day. The band plays in Cafe Altstadt (Stratumseind 71, Eindhoven). Doors open at 16:00h.
Support act is An Evening With Knives and the entrance fee is 6 euros.
We are very proud en excited to announce that KOMATSU will support John Garcia during his European tour 2014. The tour starts november 5th and ends december 12th.
More details and info soon dudes!
Sunday 12th october 2014 KOMATSU will support
Nashville Pussy (USA), together with Cheap Thrills (NL)
@ Baroeg, Rotterdam.
Sunday... the perfect day for sleazy rock ’n roll
and heavy sludge!!
More info about this show you can find here and here.
KOMATSU had a blast @ Roadkill Festival in Belgium.
Here you can see a video made by Blomme Marnix of ’Kamikaze’.
AVS television a short video footage of this great festival.
Here you can see some pics made by Bert Gysemans and here some pics made by Blomme.
For the second time in a row Geuzenpop (Enschede) is cancelled.
So, KOMATSU will not play Geuzenpop @ august 1st 2014.
Next show is Roadkill Festival @ Waarschoot (B). A great international line-up with Karma to Burn (USA), High on Fire (USA), Hayseed Dixie (USA) and Turbowolf (UK). And not to forget....... our friends of PPSR (NL), Tangled Horns (B) and Desert Storm (UK).
Showtime KOMATSU = 16:40h.
More info here.
At July 7th 2014 ‘Manu Armata’ is available in the UK. The album shall be released by Blindsight Records. You can read the first review here. After a successful tour in the UK (december 2013) the ‘stoner-jugernaut’ Komatsu now heads for England again at the end of 2014 (a.s.a.p.)
Meanwhile, we ask all the UK-fans to like our facebook-page, so you can stay in touch with the band: https://www.facebook.com/komatsurock
At the moment Komatsu is writing new songs for their new album.
The first show will be saturday, june 14th @ Elektra Tuinfeest.
A free festival with Diablo blvd, Vanderbuyst, The Machine, Astro Zombies and many more.
Yiehaaa ....a brand new record by Peter Pan Speedrock, called "Buckle Up And Shove It!".
You can listen to it @ 3voor12 Luisterpaal:
PPSR present their new album during 4 shows in Belgium and Holland.
One of these shows is next saturday @ Baroeg, Rotterdam. Komatsu is one of the support-acts.
You can win 2 free tickets here by answering 1 question correctly.
Komatsu had a great time @ Omrop Fryslân. Besides an interview the band played four songs live at Noardewyn Live. After that they did a show with Candybar Planet at Romein, Leeuwarden.
Here you can watch all four songs. Here you can watch the entire broadcast, incl interview.
Lighttown Fidelity is the record label from Eindhoven that released the
album ’Manu Armata’ on vinyl. The label excist one year, so it’s time for a
party! Today, three heavy stoner bands from this label play @ Effenaar:
7Weeks (F), KOMATSU and Candybar Planet!
KOMATSU is proud of Lighttown Fidelity and everything that happened with the label after the release of ’Manu Armata’ and hopes to see you all!
The damage is 10 euro and the doors are open @ 19:30h
Candybar Planet = 22:15h.
More info here.
Sweden was good for KOMATSU!
The band enjoyed the mini-tour and the reactions on the shows are positive:
Here you can read a review of the gig @ Belsepub, Göteborg (5 out of 5 stars, in Swedish).
Here you can read a review of ’Manu Armata’ @ Göteborg Posten (4 out of 5 stars, in Swedish)
Here you can read a review/interview @ Club Adrian/Bastionen, Uddevalla (in Swedish)
KOMATSU is planning to go back to Sweden in september 2014!
After their successful and pleasant trip to the UK, KOMATSU is heading to Sweden
in februari 2014 to play 4 shows. The first show in Stockholm will be the release show
of ’Manu Armata’ in Sweden, on Ozium Records.
02-06 Harry B. James, Stockholm (Manu Armata release show)
02-07 Glada Ankan, Karlstad
02-08 Belsepub, Goteborg
02-09 Club Adrian, Uddevalla
More info and details about the shows will follow soon.
First of all KOMATSU would like to wish everyone a sludgy new year!
2013 was a good year for KOMATSU.
We want to thank y’all for your support.
We’d like to wish you a merry christmas and a sludgy new year!
Come and visit our last shows of 2013:
27-12 Buze, Steenwijk
28-12 dB’s, Utrecht
29-12 Musicon, Den Haag
Here you can see an interview with Miriam and Martijn after their show @ Speedfest 2013.
With Stillman they talk about KOMATSU, their performance at Speedfest and the successful collaboration with John Garcia.
KOMATSU is heading to the UK this weekend to play 4 shows.
They play two shows together with the Britisch blues/stoner rockers Desert Storm to promote their split-EP ’Nomen est Omen’.
12-12 Moonclub, Cardiff (with Heavy on the Ride and Ten Year Trip)
13-12 Maverick Studios, Bristol
14-12 Scream Lounge, Croydon/London (with Stoneghost, Desert Storm and Silas)
15-12 the Wheatsheaf, Oxford (with Palehorse, Desert Storm, Komrad and more)
More info about the shows here
Tonight KOMATSU plays @ Massafest IV, the Lane in Oostburg.
A stoner festival with a great international line-up. For al who love
heavy riffs and groovy vibes. Check the first winter edition!
Pektop: 19:00 - 19:45h
KOMATSU:20:15 - 21:00h
Gurt: 21:30 - 22:15h
Tonerlow: 22:45 -23:45h
Monkey3: 00:15 - 01:30h
Here you can watch the video of KOMATSU playing ’July’ live at Speedfest 2013, ft. John Garcia (Vista Chino and ex-Kyuss, Hermano, Unida and Slo Burn).
Thanks everyone at Speedfest 2013 for the amazing day. Special thanks go out to Peter Pan Speedrock and John Garcia (who joined us singing ’July’) and our lovely crew.
You can see some great pictures of KOMATSU, behind the scenes & on stage here (by Studio Stuimig). Stay tuned for some video material @ Speedfest!
KOMATSU will baptize their new split release with the
British blues stoners Desert Storm at Speedfest.
Among the tracks Komatsu recorded for this EP is a cover
version of ’July’, a song by John Garcia’s former band Slo Burn.
Garcia’s current band Vista Chino plays Speedfest just before
midnight, but the man himself will join KOMATSU on the same
stage at 2 PM to sing ’July’ with KOMATSU!
Garcia, after listening to KOMATSU: "I’m a fan!".
Be on time for this great collaboration!
Watch the new promo-video for our show @ Speedfest
In October 2013 KOMATSU recorded two new songs
at the Pop-Ei studio in Eindhoven: the grooving ’Cast
away’ and the Slo Burn cover ’July’ . Both songs will
appear on a split-EP together with Desert Storm
(UK) called ’Nomen est Omen’. The blues/stoner
rockers from England contributed two songs:
’Word To The Wiseman’ and ’Shadow Of An Eagle’
(both from the album ’Horizontal Life’).
The EP will only appear on 10 " vinyl and is released
by record label Lighttown Fidelity from Eindhoven
(distribution by Suburban Records).
The artwork is made by Chris White (Desert Storm)
On Saturday, November 23th, 2013 KOMATSU will present the new split-EP at Speedfest 8. During Speedfest this EP will be available at a special price!
In December 2013, KOMATSU will travel to England where they’ll play four shows with Desert Storm to promote ’Nomen est Omen’
A "last second" show is confirmed:
saturday, october 26th 2013, KOMATSU will serve as support act for Karma To Burn (USA) @ W2, Den Bosch. Showtime KOMATSU = 20:30 h. More info here.
Next show: this friday @ Baroeg Rotterdam with Peter Pan Speedrock and
Joe Madman & the Sidewalkers. Showtime KOMATSU = 20.45 h.
More info here
And a new show confirmed:
sunday, december 29th 2013 @ Musicon, Den Haag (NL)
A great festival in their hometown with an insane line-up:
Hatebreed / Vista Chino / Buzzcocks / Agnostic Front / Peter Pan Speedrock / Valient Thor r /
Wildmen / The Monsters / The Urban Voodoo Machine / Tech-9 / Honky / Monster Truck /
Guana Batz / Bullet / P.O.X. and more acts tba!
Stay tuned for more info about KOMATSU @ Speedfest!
KOMATSU serves as support act for Truckfighters (SWE) @ Vera, Groningen on friday october 11th 2013. The doors are open at 20:30h and KOMATSU will play at 21:00h. Price: 12 euro.
Besides all the fuzz....let there be sludge!!
More info here
KOMATSU will be heading to the UK in december. Come and feel KOMATSU december 14th and 15th 2013 in Croydon (Scream Lounge) and Oxford (The Wheatsheaf) together with Desert Storm.
More UK shows will be announced soon.
More info here.
KOMATSU will be touring Belgium in november. Come and feel KOMATSU november 15th and 16th 2013 in Hasselt and Nederzwalm. More Belgian shows will be announced soon, as well as other European shows.
More info here.
KOMATSU is playing KEMPENERPOP 2013 @ saturday
september 21th. A cool festival (3 days) with free
entrance and a superb line-up: Green Lizard, the Dirty
Denims, Kensington, Diablo Blvd, Four Headed Dog
(PPSR project), the Exploited, Traumahelikopter
and many many more!
KOMATSU shall play @ 20:00h at the Jack Stage.
Let there be sludge!
The original show @ Rock café de Engel, Den Helder (september 27th 2013, What the Fuzz festival) has been postponed: friday january 24th 2014
New show confirmed:
Sunday october 13th 2013 , Kaats Khaos @ Extase, Tilburg (with Sunbourne and Sun rider).
New ’old school’ KOMATSU t-shirts available!
Black shirt, white print. Sizes: S, M, L and XL.
Buy them @ our live shows for 12 euro.
Soon you can order them on this website (store).
Marco Gelissen will replace guitarist Stephan Quint for
the time being. Marco played with Liftid for 12 years and
for 2 years with Machego. He played @ Pinkpop so he is
not afraid to take the stage. Currently he is starting a new
band but luckily he found time to help out KOMATSU.
The first KOMATSU show with Marco will be:
saturday 14th September, JKC Nirwana Dronten.
Guitarist Stephan Quint is in hospital due to serious heart problems. Currently it is unclear how long he will be out of circulation. Stephan will be temporarely replaced by Marco Gelissen (ex-Liftid), so most of the planned shows can and will go on!
KOMATSU’s thoughts go out to Stephan and wishes him and his family much strength!
We had a blast @ Schollenpop, Scheveningen. Perfect
weather, sexy crowd and amazing view from stage!
KOMATSU would like to thank the people from
Schollenpop and all the people on the beach.
Here you can read a review from 3voor12 (in Dutch) and
here you can find some pics.
Next saturday KOMATSU is playing Schollenpop 2013, a free festival @ Zuiderstrand, Scheveningen (Den Haag). Showtime KOMATSU: 18:10h (mainstage). More info here.
Main stage House of Rockstage
13:00 Bandits 13:35 Kelly wants to fly
14:10 Mozes and the Firstborn 14:55 Kraantje Pappie
15:40 Nielson 16:25 1-up
17:00 Naked 17:35 Doghouse
18:10 KOMATSU 19:00 Neighour Neigbour
19:35 Urban Heroes 20:25 Woot
21:00 Soul Sister Dance Revolution 21:25 Michelle van Min
Geuzenpop 2013 is cancelled due to disappointing sponsorships and grants and the large amount of prepayments.
So...... KOMATSU is not playing Geuzenpop on the 2nd of August 2013.
Streetrock Bakel thanx for an awing day!
Next show : 30 July 2013, Rockcafé Renesse (NL)
KOMATSU would certainly like to play two new songs @ Effenaar.
That’s why they decided to kick-off a few minutes earlier.
So...instead of 19:15h KOMATSU will start about 19:05h
Hope to see yall on time!
18:30 Doors open
19:05 - 19:45 KOMATSU
20:15 - 21:15 The Sword
21:45 - 23:00 Red Fang
Here you can read an interview with KOMATSU on the great metal website ’Lords Of Metal’ (in English). The band speaks about the recordings of ’Manu Armata’, reviews and plans for the future.
Friday 17th May 2013 KOMATSU is playing @ Groene Engel in Oss.
Together with their friends Peter Pan SpeedRock and
Deadbeats.Showtime KOMATSU is 21:40h.
More info here.
Saturday 18th May 2013 KOMATSU will play in Belgium.
Together with 15009 Zorek (B), Barbus (B) & the Kieffs (FR)
they play @ L’entrepot in Arlon. Showtime KOMATSU is 23:55h.
More info here.
In ’Rock the Ville’ Eric Corton is talking (in Dutch) about KOMATSU’s debut album.
You can see and hear that he likes ’Manu Armata’!
From 5:00 min till the end the item is about KOMATSU.
Watch the video here!
Here it is, the brand new video of ’Kamikaze’ by KOMATSU (made by Studio Stuimig).
KOMATSU is signed by German booking agency Weird World.
An agency with a lot of great bands in his roster:
Helmet, Ill Nino, Gwar, Karma to Burn, Therapy? and many others.
The Germans are warned: wear ohrstöpsel!
playing @ Terneuzen is on Fire.
A great international line-up with
awesome stoner and sludge bands in
de Pit, Terneuzen.
Doors open: 13:30h, first band: 14:00h
Tickets: € 12,50 (pre-sale) & €16 @ the door
00:00-01:00 Victor Griffin’s In-Graved (US)
22:45-23:30 Cough (US)
21:30-22:15 Witch Mountain (US)
20:15-21:00 The Shrine (US)
19:00-19:45 Castle (US)
17:45-18:30 Komatsu (NL)
16:30-17:15 The Forbidden Planet (NL)
15:15:16:00 These Mountains are Ghosts
14:00-14:45 44 Venom (NL)
13:30 Doors open
KOMATSU is playing Lollipop Festival, Oss on friday 2nd August 2013.
A day later the band is playing Geuzenpop, Enschede. A rock festival with Monster Magnet (USA), Pro Pain (USA), Karma to Burn (USA), Diablo Blvd (B), Traumahelikopter (NL), Black Bone (NL) and many more. More info here.
Interview with KOMATSU in Up Magazine no 96, May 2013 (in Dutch).
Here you can order Up Magazine.
Here you can win one of the five combi-tickets for the ’Terneuzen Is On Fire’ stonerfestival on 26 & 27 april 2013. You have only three days left to win a combi-ticket.... but there is even more to win!
Here you can win a free ticket for KOMATSU @ Effenaar (together with Clutch, Red Fang & the Sword) on 2 july 2013. Read on KOMATSU’s Facebook page what to do!
Besides ’Manu Armata’ on vinyl, you can now order this CD here on our website (12,50 euro, ex shipping). Of course you can buy this album for the same price at one of our live gigs.
It could be a sick joke, but it isn’t: KOMATSU is band of the week on the Dutch website MusicFrom. Read the interview (in Dutch) about the album, lyrics and win a signed copy of ’Manu Armata’ here.
Here you can read an interview with bass player Martijn Mansvelders in Aardschok, the international rock & metal magazine (page 67, april 2013):
This weekend you can "feel" Komatsu twice!
Next friday the band will play with Container @ Metal Front
Coevorden. Showtime Komatu is 23:30h. More info here.
The day after Komatsu will play @ de Peppel (Zeist) together with
Container and Hey Kid. Showtime Komatsu is 21:50h.
More info here.
We’ve received 92/100 points for ’Manu Armata’ in Up Magazine (edtion 94).
You can order the magazine (in Dutch) here (3,95 euro)
Here you can read the translation of the German review on Powermetal.de:
KOMATSU - Steamroll-Machine
The band makes the impression, that they are acting very professional and they are full of joy. With Komatsu, another supergroup has formed and bring us their Bulldoze-Rock. The four from Eindhoven brought us an EP with six fulminant Metalstonerhardrock-Songs. Raising your first, headbanging and also jumping to this songs is absolutely legitimate. ’Manu Armata’ is their full-length debut album.
A good production, musically and technically high-classed and a very good and mature singer which fits to the thundering drumming and the very offensive Bass. Two sludge-guitars that are away from being boring fulfill this „lesson“ of better Hardstonerrock.
On ’Blackwater’ two or three riffs and a few small fast changes are enough to finish something exciting. ’Beat you to the punch‘ has the potential to get stuck in your head. While listening to the record, the consumer will notice the high quote of speedmetal, like in songs like ’Kamikaze’ or ’Motherload’, which even makes the album more exciting. Also Punk, Hard Classic Rock and the „good old dusty rosty Doom“ are found on this record. The impression that KOMATSU aren‘t copying themselves throughout the album even doesn’t change after listening to it‘s entirety for a few times.
This should be the breakthrough for this quartett , which hopefully show their wide and exciting repertoire on a lot of summer-festivals or Clubs in germany in 2013"
Interview (in Dutch) with Mo & Martijn from Komatsu in the Belgium metal-magazine Rocktribune (march 2013):
’Manu Armata’ on 180 gr. black/blue vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)
Gatefold cover, with download code
Price: 17,50 euro
Label: Lighttown Fidelity
’Manu Armata’ on 180 gr. white vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)
Gatefold cover, with download code
Price: 17,50 euro
Label: Lighttown Fidelity
82 points for ’Manu Armata’ in Aardschok Magazine!
Tuesday july 2nd 2013 KOMATSU will play in Effenaar, Eindhoven with Clutch (USA), Red Fang (USA) and the Sword (USA). A great line-up. From march 2nd 2013 you can buy tickets here.
KOMATSU would like to thank all the people (and of course Kaligoh & Brassum) who supported us at our album release party last sunday!
KOMATSU had a great time and is proud to have such a sexy looking album.
Here you can read the first review (in Dutch).
The show on March 1st in Buze (Steenwijk) will be replaced. Treekillaz (SUI) cancelled their Dutch tour in march 2013 due to personal circumstances. A new date will be announced on our website.
Now you can hear all 11 songs of ’Manu Armata’ (for free) on 3voor12 Luisterpaal
Sunday february 24th, the album release party will start at 16h (doors open)
Album presentation KOMATSU 18:10-18:20 h
Komatsu 20:00 - 21:00 uur
More info here
Hear a bandmember of Komatsu talk about the bands debut album and the release party.
Tune in on wednesday evening february 20th (21:30h) and listen to ’Time to Rock’ at www.dmgdeurne.nl or 106.2 FM / 94.4 cable.
Sunday 17th february, bandmembers of KOMATSU will appear in the radio program ’Helmrock’ on Omroep Helmond. They will play their favourite music and talk about their debutalbum. You can hear it (between 21h and 23h) on 107.2Fm or 94.4 cabel or on the internet.
Komatsu will play at the Terneuzen is on Fire Stonerfest in de Pit, Terneuzen. On the 2nd day (27th april 2013) a very nice and heavy line-up will apear:
Cough (US), Witch Mountain (US), The Shrine (US), Castle (US), Komatsu (NL), Forbidden Planet (NL), These Mountains Are Ghosts (BE) and Venom (NL).
More info here.
Click on the tab "about" on this page and you can read quotes out of the first reviews.
Click on the links beneath this quotes and you can read the whole review.
From now on, you can reserve tickets for KOMATSU’s CD Release Party (24/2/1013).
All you have to do is.... call cafe Altstadt (040-2432399) and tell them your name and number of tickets you want. You can pay on 24th february.
CD Release Party, cafe Altstadt, Stratumseind 71, Eindhoven.
Doors open: 4:00 PM, entrance 7,50 euro, support acts: Kaligoh & Brassum.
’Manu Armata’ will be released on vinyl!!
Lighttown Fidelity is a brand new record label from Eindhoven and shall release the debut album of KOMATSU on february 24th 2013, same release date as the CD.
Here it is.........the cover of our new album! (made by Igor van Vijfeyken)
KOMATSU is signed by the Dutch Rock ’n Roll label Suburban Records.
They shall release KOMATSU’s debut album ’Manu Armata’ at 24th
february 2013. Here you can read more info (in Dutch).
Proud & happy!!!!
Here you have a sneak peek of "Blackwater", a heavy song from the debut album by KOMATSU.
The album is called "Manu Armata" and will be launched at the CD release party in café Altstadt (Eindhoven) on february 24th 2013.
(Pictures and video by Studio Stuimig).
KOMATSU and the people that are involved in the proces of making the new full length studio album, need more time (artwork, press and promotion). Due to that reason, the CD release party shall be moved from 18th januari 2013 to 24th februari 2013. The location is café Altstadt, Eindhoven.
Kaligoh is a brand new stoner/doom/metalband from Eindhoven Rockcity. Guitarist Stephan Quint played in Kaligoh before he started playing in KOMATSU. Brassum is the second support act of the evening. This heavy rockband played recently at the LömpeKlompe Festival and Distortion. The perfect band to warm up the crowd.
More info (tickets, time-scedule) will follow soon!
Two new shows for March 2013 on the scedule (see: tour)
This weekend KOMATSU will play their 2 last Popronde shows.
Saturday 17th november they play café Joie, Maastricht at 22:45h. More info here.
Sunday 18th november KOMATSU will play Lindenberg, Nijgemegen at 18:30h (Valkhofzaal). More info here.
This weekend KOMATSU will support Peter Pan Speedrock twice!
At friday 9-11 the bands will play in Cultuurcentrum Martien van Doorne, Deurne (21h)
Saturday 10-11 both bands from Eindhoven Rockcity will play DRU Cultuurfabriek in Ulft (21:30h).
More info: see "tour".
The recordings of our first full length studio-album are finished! 10 days of hard work but also fun with producer Theo van Rock. Theo thanks for this great experience!
Next up...... the mastering.
Stay tuned for more info about the album and release!
Pictures of the recordings (made by Studio Stuimig) you can find here.
You can follow KOMATSU as well on Twitter. Click on the Twitter-icon above!
New shows for 2013 on the scedule! (see: tour)
Saskia Kropff from Studio Stuimig will follow KOMATSU the next months with her photo camera. You will get a creative view during the recordings sessions in the studio, backstage by shows but also during moments when the band talks about the artwork for the album or during a radio-interview. All untill the album release-show in café Altstadt 18th january 2013!
In october 2012 KOMATSU is heading the Pop-Ei studio with producer Theo van Rock to record their first full length studio album. This CD shall be released at friday 18th january in café Altstadt, Eindhoven. More info about supports, time-scedule and entrance will follow.
Write this down in your agenda!
This weekend it is 3From1 with KOMATSU.
- Friday 14th september KOMATSU will play in Amsterdam, the Cave with Abe-Diddy.
Showtime 22:30h and entrance is 5 euro.
-Saturday 15th september they will play in Zwolle, Popfront. This is a Popronde show with KOMATSU (showtime 22:45h) and John Coffey (00:15h). Entrance is free.
-Sunday 16th september the band will play the Impact Festival, Helmond.
Showtime KOMATSU is 21h at the Lakei stage. Entrance is free.
Hope to see you this weekend, somewhere!
Cortonville, the music platform by Eric Corton, will pay some attention to
KOMATSU. You can hear songs of the band on webradio next thursday
13th september at 21:00h on www.pinguinradio.nl
When you miss it.... don’t worry!
You can listen to the broadcast on www.cortonville.com after next friday.
#22: check at 15.45 min. for ’Komatsu’ and the 2nd hour at 14.40 min
New show on the scedule: 29-09-2012 Splotz, Roelofarendsveen (NL). More info will follow soon.
New show on the scedule: 10-11-2012 DRU Cultuurfabriek, Ulft (support PPSR)
The traveling festival Popronde is starting 7th september 2012
and KOMATSU is in as the only stoner/sludgeband!
The band is playing their first show in Nijmegen.
Here you can find more info about this show and here about
Popronde 2012. Popronde ends at 18th october so more shows
for KOMATSU can follow.
You can see KOMATSU in the next cities:
07-09 Nijmegen, de Bijstand
15-09 Zwolle, Popfront
21-09 Apeldoorn, Ozzy
11-10 Groningen, Knarie
19-10 Tilburg, Little Devil
03-11 Oss, café Lollipop
Last year KOMATSU couldn’t play at Popelucht in Etten-Leur, but this
year they will! A nice line-up with some bands from Eindhoven.
Come and see the Dirty Denims (15:20h), KOMATSU (20:40h) and
Bang Bang Bazooka (22:00h) on sunday 26th august 2012.
For those who hesitate....... it’s free!
Here you can read an interview with bass player Martijn Mansvelders
from KOMATSU, about Popelucht 2012.
8 september 2012 KOMATSU will be playing at Revenge Of The Rock n
Roll Monsters at Gebouw T in Bergen op Zoom, together with
Peter Pan Speedrock, Karma to Burn and Honky.
More info: "Tour".
That same day KOMATSU is playing at the Sonic Boom Festival at
Pop Ei, Eindhoven (showtime 17:30h).
Erik van Schenk-Brill (guitar/voc) has left KOMATSU. Erik is replaced by Stephan Quint.
Stephan is a well-known face in Eindhoven Rockcity. He played in bands like De Vettige Matjes, GodsChosenDealer and Motorbongo.
The first show with Stephan will be Popelucht Festival, Etten-Leur at 26th august 2012.
We had a great time supporting Karma to Burn (USA) in Dordrecht, Drachten and Venlo!
Our next show will be Pop aan Zee, at de Pit in Terneuzen.
Come and see Gork 27, KOMATSU and their fellow-townsmen PPSR.
Check this link for more details and information.
Out of more than 1000 bands, KOMATSU is selected for Popronde 2012!
From september till november KOMATSU may be able to play in approximately 31 cities in Holland. Check out here for the selected bands and data.
Komatsu will be doing the support for Karma To Burn at three of their dutch shows. May 11-13. For more info check Tour.
You can pre-order the upcoming EP at blendomatic-shop here!
Komatsu will be doing the support for Peter Pan Speedrock at W2 Den Bosch, january 21st. For more info follow this link.
Komatsu merchandise is now available at Blendomatic. Check this link to find out and get it now! The vinyl-look EP will be available until FEB 10 through this website. After the EP release party at Altstadt you can order it at the Blendomatic Shop.
Mark your calendar: 10th of february 2012, Komatsu EP release party at Cafe Altstadt Eindhoven. More info coming soon. Meanwhile check our promo
The Komatsu - Komatsu EP is now also available on Spotify. Please follow this link to open Komatsu on your Spotify player. http://open.spotify.com/album/1pKr5Bk7zRtOqxeLafPl8m
Check the following links for some cool reviews:
Lords of Metal: http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showreview.php?id=20482
Howdy folks. The new Komatsu website is online. Soon we’ll add some extra features like reviews, pics and other nice stuff. Meanwhile, make sure to get our EP - you can get it here (BandCamp) or here (iTunes) or just listen to it (just look down) on this brand new website.
The brand new Komatsu EP hit the Top 25 in the iTunes rock albums download!
The Komatsu EP is now available @ BandCamp! Download it for free!
The first Komatsu EP containing 6 songs is coming up. Stay tuned because we’re going to hand out some copies for free!
Komatsu at BestFest, showtime: 19:20! More info check www.bestfest.nl
Komatsu will be playing at the Martinetplein in Deurne together with Peter Pan Speedrock and Shaking Godspeed. When? Tomorrow! Free entrance! For more check this link.
Komatsu put two tracks of their upcoming EP online. Check them on myspace.com/komatsurock.
Check the timetable:
-12.00 tot 12.30 Blackbone
-13.00 tot 13.30 Digital Orchestra
-14.00 tot 14.40 Malle Pietje and the Bimbo’s
-15.00 tot 15.30 Van Der Buyst
-16.00 tot 16.30 Radio Dead Ones
-17.00 tot 17.30 Komatsu
-18.00 tot 18.30 Bang Bang Bazooka
-19.00 tot 19.30 Peter Pan Speedrock Special
-20.00 tot 20.30 Gewapend Beton
-21.00 tot 21.30 Tech-9
-22.00 tot 22.30 The Deaf
Komatsu will be playing at the official Queens Of The Stone Age afterparty at the Effenaar (14/05/2011). For more info about this event check www.effenaar.nl/agenda/6866
Komatsu is proud to announce that they will be part of the Klok Rock Orange festival in Eindhoven, April 30th. More info about this soon...
Tomorrow Komatsu will do its first show abroad. Together with Tangled Horns they will be playing at ’t Slot in Wortel, Belgium. Check this link for more info.
2011 will be the year of Komatsu! At least, according to Roar Ezine. Check their review.
Komatsu will be recording some material in the brand new Pop Ei studios. Check our Facebook for more output and pics...
Komatsu will be supporting Karma To Burn, november 26, at W2 Den Bosch. For more info check w2.nl
Review 3voor12 Tilburg, check it here
New show on the schedule: Cul de Sac, Tilburg, 07-10-2010.
Review 3voor12 Eindhoven, check it here
New show on the schedule: Muziekcafe Helmond: 19-11-2010.
First review online! Check it here
We would like to thank all friends and fans who supported us during our first demonstration. For those who missed it: 18-09 Kempenerpop!