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NORTHERN BURNER out 12.14.21, new single "Pig & Pony" out now

25 years, millions and millions of notes, and cases and cases and cases of High Life beer later we bring you NORTHERN BURNER, a musical transfiguration spanning the barnyard, outer space, and make believe. Out December 14, 2021. 

Album preview…

Live & In Living Color (Again)

Looking forward to hitting the stage again for the first time in nearly a year, without doubt the longest we've ever gone without a live performance since starting up back in 1996.

Two shows coming up in the near future…

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ABOUT

Who we are:
Bob Lord (bass), Rick Habib (drums), Justin Walton (guitar)

Where we are:
New Hampshire and Maine

When we started: 
1996

What we like:
Long beach walks, argyle, odd meters, fishing, Allen's Coffee Brandy

What happened:
We played a ton of gigs and made a bunch of records and then in 2017 I think we blew a gasket or something because we released the album HARD CHARGIN', which led Relix to call us "the country’s best ‘pure’ prog-rock combo."  That was nice because most people wondered why there were three tunes on the record all named "That's The Way That You Do It."

Why we make music that sounds like this:
It made sense at the time.

What's new:
Finishing up our new album NORTHERN BURNER, stay tuned.

PRESS

"Country-rock, avant-garde blues, prog-funk, experimental rock - any and all of these labels are accurate, yet each only begins to brush the surface of the band's style."
(All Music Guide)

"Imagine Phish after each member of the band downed seven Red Bulls. Or, King Crimson, but more intense. Or, Dream Theater, though with more fusion and jazz. Then, add them all together, hit turbo, and you might come close to the beauty that is Dreadnaught, but probably not."
(Progarchy) 


"It’s another instrumental tour de force that is distinctly Dreadnaught right from the off... As with much of Dreadnaught’s work, this is an album that grows in stature as you listen, and repeated visits pay healthy dividends. The joy that the band imbue into everything they do, and their dexterity in delivering it, is guaranteed to spread a smile across even the most careworn visage. I always look forward to a new Dreadnaught release, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint."
(The Progressive Aspect)

"Five songs that blend dazzling musicianship and the band’s trademark sense of humour." 
(DPRP's Something For The Weekend)

"Dreadnaught’s seemingly endless talents and eccentricities have not only stood the test of time, but continue to grow." 
(The Sound)

"Dreadnaught come out fighting with fuzz bass, heavy guitar, and roaring rhythms. I haven't heard this kind of fury since the glory days of 'Nucleus' era Anekdoten." 
(Albums Under The Radar)

"One of the best-kept secrets of the whole U.S. progressive rock scene." 
(Dutch Progressive Rock Page)

"A gentle warning, however: this EP may not be quite so enjoyable for listeners who prefer the simpler compositional aspects of progressive rock music, as it should be stressed that Dreadnaught’s deliverance of weird rock is by no means an understatement." 
(Lady Obscure)

"A very good mess."
(Progshine)

"The sound of terror."
(John Updike)

"This is Art. This is the realization of a dream. This is intention and ambition married to execution and creativity... This is lights-off, lying on your bed, staring into the blackness stuff. Or something to have weird sex by. Your call."
(Portland Phoenix)

"Talk about nuts - who else would have the stones to kick off their CD with a reference to Isaac Asimov ("R. Daneel Olivaw") by bouncing tinkling ivories over a thudding industrial beat? Or to name a song after a feisty freshwater game fish ("Northern Pike”), haul out that industrial beat and layer it over with whimsical harmonica, twangy blues guitar, and zippy strings? Gots to be Dreadnaught."
(ProgressiveWorld)

DISCOGRAPHY

NORTHERN BURNER
LP, 2021, Red Fez Records

GREEN ROOM
Single, 2021, Red Fez Records

SLEEPWALK
Single, 2019, Red Fez Records

HARD CHARGIN'   
LP, 2017, Red Fez Records

GETTIN' TIGHT WITH DREADNAUGHT  
EP, 2015, Red Fez Records

HAVE A DRINK WITH DREADNAUGHT  
EP, 2013, Red Fez Records

HIGH HEAT & CHIN MUSIC   
2LP compilation, 2007, Big Balloon Music/Red Fez Records

PUCKA PUCKA WITH DREADNAUGHT    
Digital EP, 2006, Red Fez Records  
Only intermittently available

 


 

LIVE AT MOJO    
2LP, 2005, Horizons/Comet Records (Italy) 

MUSICA EN FLAGRANTE   
LP, 2004, Big Balloon Music (USA) and Quixote (Europe) 
Reissued in 2006 by MALS (Russia) 

THE AMERICAN STANDARD   
LP, 2001, Red Fez Records 
Reissued in 2006 by MALS (Russia) 

UNA VEZ MAS    
LP, 2000, self-released 

DREADNAUGHT    
LP, 1998, self-released  

DREADNAUGHT    
Cassette, 1996, demo 
Not available

MUSIC

Northern Burner

Dreadnaught

25 years, millions and millions of notes, and cases and cases and cases of High Life beer later we bring you NORTHERN BURNER, a musical transfiguration spanning the barnyard, outer space, and make believe.

Performed by Dreadnaught:
Rick Habib (drums, percussion)
Bob Lord (bass guitars)
Mac Ritchey (electric oud, percussion)
Justin Walton
25 years, millions and millions of notes, and cases and cases and cases of High Life beer later we bring you NORTHERN BURNER, a musical transfiguration spanning the barnyard, outer space, and make believe.

Performed by Dreadnaught:
Rick Habib (drums, percussion)
Bob Lord (bass guitars)
Mac Ritchey (electric oud, percussion)
Justin Walton (electric guitars)
Duncan Watt (keyboards)
Jon Wyman (programming)

Recorded at The Halo in Windham ME
Engineered and mastered by Jon Wyman
Artwork by Brett Picknell
Produced by Bob Lord
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Hard Chargin'

Dreadnaught

2017 full-length album specifically designed to make you convulse in rolling peals of laughter and enjoyment, or alienate you completely. One or the other.

Dreadnaught is:
Rick Habib (drums, percussion, vocals)
Bob Lord (bass guitars, keyboards, vocals)
Justin Walton (guitars, piano, organ, keyboards, saxophone, vocals)

With guests:
Chris Dow
2017 full-length album specifically designed to make you convulse in rolling peals of laughter and enjoyment, or alienate you completely. One or the other.

Dreadnaught is:
Rick Habib (drums, percussion, vocals)
Bob Lord (bass guitars, keyboards, vocals)
Justin Walton (guitars, piano, organ, keyboards, saxophone, vocals)

With guests:
Chris Dow (flute on track 2, 6)
Andy Happel (violin on track 9)
Jonathan Wyman (“solo” on track 7)

And special appearance by:
A veritable shitload of analog effects pedals (all tracks)

Produced by Dreadnaught

All music and lyrics composed and arranged by Dreadnaught, except track 1 (lyrics composed by Dreadnaught, Jay Taylor, and Geoff Logsdon)

All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, except track 4 (recorded and mixed by Chris Chase at 1130ft)

Product design and graphics by Brett Picknell

www.dreadnaughtrock.com
www.redfezrecords.com
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Have A Drink With Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

5-track EP released in 2013. "Imagine Phish after each member of the band downed seven Red Bulls. Or, King Crimson, but more intense. Or, Dream Theater, though with more fusion and jazz. Then, add them all together, hit turbo, and you might come close to the beauty that is Dreadnaught, but probably not."
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EVENTS

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CONTACT

General Inquiries
info [at] dreadnaughtrock.com
 

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