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!