24•FEB•2015 Reviews of European tour (with JG)

 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” (SPA)

"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". (FRA)

"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". (BEL)

"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".
Stonerhive (HOL)

“This quartet has a sacred potential and seem to be the new irons -de-lance scene Batavian stoner”
Psychopathia – (FRA)

17•FEB•2015 Win free tickets for Pul Fiction 2


  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

11•FEB•2015 support Corrosion Of Conformity


 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) 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.

19•JAN•2015 So, here is....

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! 

15•DEC•2014 Killer tour

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! 

30•OCT•2014 Komatsu tour shirt

  Komatsu tourshirt (sizes S/M/L/XL):
  super massive mothersludgers.
  With tour dates printed on the back.
  Designed by:

  Available at our merch stand during our
  European tour with John Garcia.
  Pre-sale: sunday 2nd november @ Altstadt, Eindhoven!

23•OCT•2014 KOMATSU supports John Garcia during European tour (press release)


  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.

20•OCT•2014 European tour John Garcia 2014

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!

24•SEP•2014 Support Nashville Pussy (USA)

  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

11•AUG•2014 Pics & video Roadkill

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.

28•JUL•2014 Roadkill Festival (B)

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.

04•JUL•2014 Forthcoming release Manu Armata in UK

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:

30•MAY•2014 Elektra Tuinfeest

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. 

15•MAY•2014 Win free tickets PPSR/Komatsu

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.

09•APR•2014 Live @ Omrop Fryslan

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.


07•MAR•2014 Lighttown Fidelity Label Night

  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
7Weeks: 20:00h.
KOMATSU: 21:00h
Candybar Planet = 22:15h.

More info here.

18•FEB•2014 Back from Sweden

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!

08•JAN•2014 Sweden tour

  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. 

06•JAN•2014 UK Tour footage

First of all KOMATSU would like to wish everyone a sludgy new year!

Last year has been good for KOMATSU. We had a blast in the UK in december 2013.
Here you can see a short footage of that tour.
Here you can see the uncensored material.

25•DEC•2013 Merry Christmas

  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

18•DEC•2013 Interview and video KOMATSU @ Speedfest

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.

10•DEC•2013 UK Tour

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

07•DEC•2013 Massafest IV: Winter edition

  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 

28•NOV•2013 Reviews Speedfest 8

The media liked KOMATSU’s show @ Speedfest 8. Here you can read what they say about their show (in Dutch): 3voor12, Godi, Eindhovens Dagblad, Kindamuzik and Keys and Chords.

26•NOV•2013 Buy ’Nomen est Omen’ online

You can order the split-EP ’Nomen est Omen’ with Desert Storm (UK) in our online store
10" split EP (180 gr vinyl, white): 10 euro, excl. shipping.
For more info, check

25•NOV•2013 Video KOMATSU ft. John Garcia @ Speedfest

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).

24•NOV•2013 Speedfest: the day after

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!

20•NOV•2013 John Garcia and KOMATSU

 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!

08•NOV•2013 Promo KOMATSU @ Speedfest

Watch the new promo-video for our show @ Speedfest


08•NOV•2013 Release split EP Nomen est Omen

  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’

23•OCT•2013 Support Karma to Burn

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.

22•OCT•2013 Next show

  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)  

15•OCT•2013 Speedfest 2013

KOMATSU is happy to announce that they’ll play @ Speedfest 2013 (Klokgebouw, Eindhoven).
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!
02•OCT•2013 Support Truckfighters

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

26•SEP•2013 UK shows

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.

23•SEP•2013 Belgian shows

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.


20•SEP•2013 Kempenerpop 2013


   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!

17•SEP•2013 New shows on scedule

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).
Free entrance.

13•SEP•2013 Old school shirts

 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).


06•SEP•2013 Introducing......Marco Gelissen

   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.

03•SEP•2013 Again setback for KOMATSU

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!

06•AUG•2013 Schollenpop 2013

 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.

01•AUG•2013 Schollenpop

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
22:00 Splendid

23•JUL•2013 Geuzenpop 2013 is cancelled

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.

17•JUL•2013 Streetrock & next show

 Streetrock Bakel thanx for an awing day!
 Next show : 30 July 2013, Rockcafé Renesse (NL)

04•JUL•2013 Pics and review @ Effenaar

 A big thank you to Effenaar, Red Fang & The Sword......we had
 an awesome evening.
 Special thanks to all the >1000 visitors for being on time!  

 Here you can read a live review by
 Here and here you can find some great pics made by
 Anchrome  Moments and Rockblog.

01•JUL•2013 Time scedule Effenaar

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


19•JUN•2013 Interview Lords Of Metal

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.

16•MAY•2013 KOMATSU this weekend

  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.

05•MAY•2013 Rock the Ville

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!

26•APR•2013 Video Kamikaze

Here it is, the brand new video of ’Kamikaze’ by KOMATSU (made by Studio Stuimig).


25•APR•2013 German booking agency

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!

24•APR•2013 Terneuzen is on Fire

    This saturday (27th April) KOMATSU is
    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
21•APR•2013 New shows on scedule

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.

20•APR•2013 KOMATSU in Up Magazine

Interview with KOMATSU in Up Magazine no 96, May 2013 (in Dutch).
Here you can order Up Magazine.

18•APR•2013 Win free (combi-)tickets for KOMATSU gigs!

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!

08•APR•2013 Order CD ’Manu Armata’

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.

01•APR•2013 Band of the week on MusicFrom

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.

29•MAR•2013 Interview Aardschok

Here you can read an interview with bass player Martijn Mansvelders in Aardschok, the international rock & metal magazine (page 67, april 2013):

21•MAR•2013 2 x KOMATSU this weekend

 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.

20•MAR•2013 Review Up Magazine

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)

15•MAR•2013 German review

Here you can read the translation of the German review on

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"

08•MAR•2013 Interview Komatsu in Rocktribune

Interview (in Dutch) with Mo & Martijn from Komatsu in the Belgium metal-magazine Rocktribune (march 2013):

02•MAR•2013 Order Manu Armata on vinyl


  ’Manu Armata’ on 180 gr. black/blue vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)
  Gatefold cover, with download code
  Price: 17,50 euro
  Label: Lighttown Fidelity
  Order here

  ’Manu Armata’ on 180 gr. white vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)
  Gatefold cover, with download code
  Price: 17,50 euro
  Label: Lighttown Fidelity
  Order here

01•MAR•2013 Reviews album release party

You can read 3 very positive reviews of the album release party (february 24th) in Dutch here:
Muzikantenweb Magazine, Roarezine, 3voor12 Eindhoven.

01•MAR•2013 Review Aardschok Magazine

82 points for ’Manu Armata’ in Aardschok Magazine!

28•FEB•2013 New show on scedule

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.

26•FEB•2013 Album Release party

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).

25•FEB•2013 Show replaced

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.

23•FEB•2013 Komatsu on 3voor12 Luisterpaal

Now you can hear all 11 songs of ’Manu Armata’ (for free) on 3voor12 Luisterpaal

21•FEB•2013 Album release party

Sunday february 24th, the album release party will start at 16h (doors open)  

Time scedule:
Kaligoh 17:00-17:40h.
Album presentation KOMATSU 18:10-18:20 h
Brassum 18:30-19:15h
Komatsu 20:00 - 21:00 uur

More info here

19•FEB•2013 Komatsu on ’Time to Rock’ (radio)

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 or 106.2 FM / 94.4 cable.

15•FEB•2013 Komatsu on Helmrock, radio

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.

12•FEB•2013 Terneuzen is on Fire! (stonerfest)

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.

02•FEB•2013 First reviews Manu Armata

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.

28•JAN•2013 Tickets CD Release Party

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.

27•JAN•2013 Lighttown Fidelity

’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.

25•JAN•2013 Cover "Manu Armata"

Here it is.........the cover of our new album! (made by Igor van Vijfeyken)


24•JAN•2013 Suburban Records

  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!!!!

23•JAN•2013 Teaser new album

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).

28•DEC•2012 New date and supports CD release party

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! 

27•DEC•2012 New shows

Two new shows for March 2013 on the scedule (see: tour)

21•NOV•2012 Pics from gigs

Here you can find some pics from the gig with PPSR in Ulft and here some pics and a small review from the last Popronde show in Nijmegen last weekend.

16•NOV•2012 Last Popronde shows

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.

09•NOV•2012 2 x support PPSR

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".

02•NOV•2012 Studio recordings

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.


17•OCT•2012 Twitter

  You can follow KOMATSU as well on Twitter. Click on the Twitter-icon above!

12•OCT•2012 New shows 2013

New shows for 2013 on the scedule! (see: tour)

05•OCT•2012 Studio Stuimig follows KOMATSU

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!

18•SEP•2012 CD release party

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!

14•SEP•2012 3From1

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!


11•SEP•2012 Cortonville

  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

  When you miss it.... don’t worry!
  You can listen to the broadcast on after next friday.

  #22: check at 15.45 min. for ’Komatsu’ and the 2nd hour at 14.40 min
  for ’Believe’.

05•SEP•2012 New show

New show on the scedule: 29-09-2012 Splotz, Roelofarendsveen (NL). More info will follow soon.

31•AUG•2012 New show

New show on the scedule: 10-11-2012 DRU Cultuurfabriek, Ulft (support PPSR)

30•AUG•2012 Popronde 2012


  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

17•AUG•2012 Popelucht Festival


  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.


20•JUN•2012 Revenge Of The Rock n Roll Monsters


  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).

14•JUN•2012 Employe of the month

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.

16•MAY•2012 Pop aan Zee, Terneuzen

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.

30•APR•2012 Popronde 2012

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.


13•FEB•2012 Karma To Burn

Komatsu will be doing the support for Karma To Burn at three of their dutch shows. May 11-13. For more info check Tour.

08•FEB•2012 EP available at Blendomatic shop

You can pre-order the upcoming EP at blendomatic-shop here

25•JAN•2012 Blast at W2

We had a blast at W2 with PPSR. Check this link or this one for some cool pics! Stay tuned, more shows coming up!




13•JAN•2012 Komatsu at W2

Komatsu will be doing the support for Peter Pan Speedrock at W2 Den Bosch, january 21st. For more info follow this link.

12•JAN•2012 Blendomatic

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.

23•DEC•2011 Feb 10, 2012: EP release party

Mark your calendar: 10th of february 2012, Komatsu EP release party at Cafe Altstadt Eindhoven. More info coming soon. Meanwhile check our promo


13•DEC•2011 Komatsu on Spotify

The Komatsu - Komatsu EP is now also available on Spotify. Please follow this link to open Komatsu on your Spotify player.

02•DEC•2011 Cool reviews

Check the following links for some cool reviews:

Lords of Metal:

23•NOV•2011 New website online

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.

22•NOV•2011 Komatsu EP in iTunes top 25!

The brand new Komatsu EP hit the Top 25 in the iTunes rock albums download!

21•NOV•2011 Komatsu EP available on iTunes

The new Komatsu EP is now available on iTunes. Click here to get it and if you don’t have iTunes, follow this link to download it.

17•NOV•2011 EP @ BandCamp

The Komatsu EP is now available @ BandCamp! Download it for free!

08•NOV•2011 EP coming up

The first Komatsu EP containing 6 songs is coming up. Stay tuned because we’re going to hand out some copies for free!

02•SEP•2011 BestFest

Komatsu at BestFest, showtime: 19:20! More info check

24•JUN•2011 Extra show

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.

08•MAY•2011 Komatsu tracks online

Komatsu put two tracks of their upcoming EP online. Check them on

27•APR•2011 Klok Rock Orange Time Table

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

02•MAR•2011 QOTSA afterparty

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

25•FEB•2011 Klok Rock Orange

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...

21•JAN•2011 Komatsu goes Belgium

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.

30•DEC•2010 2011, Komatsu is Comin’

2011 will be the year of Komatsu! At least, according to Roar Ezine. Check their review.

29•OCT•2010 Studio time

Komatsu will be recording some material in the brand new Pop Ei studios. Check our Facebook for more output and pics...

17•OCT•2010 Komatsu support Karma To Burn

Komatsu will be supporting Karma To Burn, november 26, at W2 Den Bosch. For more info check

11•OCT•2010 Cul de Sac Review

Review 3voor12 Tilburg, check it here

22•SEP•2010 Cul de Sac

New show on the schedule: Cul de Sac, Tilburg, 07-10-2010.

20•SEP•2010 Kempenerpop review

Review 3voor12 Eindhoven, check it here

23•AUG•2010 New show

New show on the schedule: Muziekcafe Helmond: 19-11-2010.

01•JUL•2010 First review online

First review online! Check it here

30•JUN•2010 Komatsu Kick Off

We would like to thank all friends and fans who supported us during our first demonstration. For those who missed it: 18-09 Kempenerpop!