Red Desert
Red Desert
Background information
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal
Years active 2004 - Present
Labels Riff Reaper, Ripple Music
Website Red Desert Facebook

Red Desert are a stoner rock band based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Starting in 2004, this quartet combining heavy low-end doom, the distorted fuzz of stoner rock and crafty song structures. Red Desert to date have released three studio albums among other releases and have shared the stage with a wide range of musical acts.


Red Desert would form sometime in 2004, performing mainly in the Minnesota area. Sometime after forming work would begin on a debut album, recording with Adam Tucker. Red Desert's debut album 18 Wheels would be released on 1 November 2008, gaining positive buzz from some stoner publications.[1] A release party would be hosted the next year on 19 February 2009.[2] Early shows would see the band performing with the likes of Rifflord,[3] Weedeater, Jumbo's Kilcrane and Gypsyhawk among others.

A follow-up album in Damned By Fate would see release on 3 August 2012 to further praise from several publications such as The Sludgelord[4] and Skullbanger[5] to name a few. The band would tour to support the album with Superchief that August.[6] Both bands would tour together again in 2015.[7]

Over the next several years Red Desert would share the stage with a wide range of touring bands such as The Gates of Slumber,[8] Egypt,[9] Naam,[10] Truckfighters,[11] Mos Generator,[12] and The Skull just to name a few.[13] The band also participated in Days of The Doomed[14] and Planet Desert Rock.[15]

Following a split release with Supervoid entitled Second Coming of Heavy: Chapter Two released in 2016 via Ripple Music, work would begin on a third studio album. Horizon would see release on 20 March 2020 with a proposed release party the same day.[16]


  • 18 Wheels (Studio Album) (2008, Riff Reaper)
  • Damned By Fate (Studio Album) (2012, Riff Reaper)
  • Second Coming of Heavy: Chapter Two (Split with Supervoid) (2016, Ripple Music)
  • Horizon (Studio Album) (2020, Riff Reaper)


  • Shawn Stende - Guitar, Vocals
  • Paul Teeter - Bass, Vocals
  • Jeff Kluegel - Guitar
  • Dave Dancho - Drums

External LinksEdit


  1. Planet Fuzz Records
  2. Red Desert Facebook
  3. Red Desert Facebook
  4. The Sludgelord
  5. Skullbanger
  6. The Obelisk
  7. Red Desert Facebook
  8. Red Desert Facebook
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  11. Red Desert Facebook
  12. Red Desert Facebook
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  14. Red Desert Facebook
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  16. Red Desert Facebook
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