Weedpecker
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Background information
Origin Warsaw, Poland
Genres Stoner Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Years active 2012 - Present
Labels Krauted Mind, Pink Tank, Stickman
Associated acts Major Kong, Belzebong, Dopelord, Fifty Foot Woman, Hekatomba, Interfector, Krwiokal, Licorea, Tankograd, Virulent Scourge, Visions of Tondal, The Frozen North, Helroth, Soma Process, Sorcerer, Joy Machine, Antigama, Looking For An Answer, Challenger, Sorcerer
Website Weedpecker Facebook

Weedpecker are a stoner/psychedelic quartet formed by the brothers Dobry in January 2012. This band draws from elements of dreamy psychedelic, dingy grunge and heavy stoner riffs. Along with fellow scene contemporaries such as Belzebong, Dopelord and Major Kong the band had gained traction through online circles and released four albums since their inception, all of which having attained positive reception. The band has also toured frequently through Europe, especially in the latter part of the decade.

History[edit | edit source]

Weedpecker would form in early 2012 by brothers Piotr and Bartek Dobry, along with Robert Kułakowski and Jeso Ansalo. Sometime after forming he band would release an instrumental demo on 23 August 2012 and, following several local gigs, would release the eponymous Weedpecker on 10 August 2013, seeing positive reception from the likes of The Obelisk[1] and More Fuzz[2] to name a few. Weedpecker would perform several gigs and festivals in Poland that same year.[3] The band would also perform in Germany and the Czech Republic the next year.[4]

With a new bassist in Mroku (Dopelord), Weedpecker would record their second album at Satanic Audio in early 2015 with engineers Jakub Radomski and Haldor Grunberg. II would see release on 30 April 2015 to higher praise from the likes of The Sludgelord,[5] Dayz of Purple and Orange,[6] The Obelisk,[7] and Rotation 11.[8] Weedpecker would tour that June, followed by more frequent short tours through various parts of Europe. 2017 would see Weedpecker on the No Life After Tour with Major Kong and Dopelord, along with appearances at Soulstone Gathering and Lake on Fire Festival.[9][10]

That fall the band would begin work on a third record after signing to Stickman Records. III would see release on 5 January 2018 to critical acclaim the likes of Metal Nation,[11] Angry Metal Guy,[12] Echoes and Dust,[13] Sputnik Music[14] among several others.[15][16][17]

Weedpecker would go on their most extensive touring cycle to date in support of III, albeit with a new rhythm section.[18][19] This would include appearances at Weedstock, Summer Dying Loud, Elav Stoner Open Air and Setalight Festival. The next year would see a new lineup with Piotr Dobry as the sole original member but nonetheless touring with Sunnata, participating in a four-way split with Major Kong, Dopelord and Spaceslug and appearing at festivals such as Stoned From The Underground and Red Smoke Festival.[20]

On 11 September 2020 Weedpecker would announce that a new album would be finished. IV would be set for a March 2021 release via Stickman Records, with a tour of Europe surrounding it.[21]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio Albums[edit | edit source]

  • Weedpecker (2013, Self-Released; 2014, Krauted Mind)
  • II (2015, Self-Released; Pink Tank Records)
  • III (2018, Stickman Records)
  • IV (2021, Stickman Records)

Other Releases[edit | edit source]

Members[edit | edit source]

Current Members[edit | edit source]

  • Piotr Dobry aka Wyro - Guitar, Vocals (2012 - Present)
  • Dominik Stachyra aka Domel - Bass (2019 - Present)
  • Tomek Walczak aka Walczak - Drums (2019 - Present)
  • Piotr Sadza aka Seru - Keyboards (2019 - Present)

Former Members[edit | edit source]

  • Robert Kułakowski aka Falon - Drums (2012 - 2018)
  • Bartek Dobry - Guitar, Vocals (2012 - 2019)
  • Jeso Ansolo - Bass (2012 - 2014)
  • Grzegorz Pawłowski aka Mroku - Bass (2014 - 2018)
  • Karol Melak - Bass (2018 - 2019)
  • Piotr Kuks - Drums (2018 - 2019)

List of Known Tours[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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