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DREDG Working On "More Aggressive" New Music

" So it’s gonna be a lot of that, more aggression."

Yes, Dredg is still a band and they're working on their first new album since 2011. According to bassist Drew Roulette in an interview with theFIVE10 Podcast, the band originally got back together in 2018 and started jamming on some new ideas. Roulette said things got stalled during the pandemic but the band still made progress on things that were "not new material oriented, but a celebration of the past."

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As for the new material, Roulette said some ideas date all the way back to El Cielo.

"The last record we did, Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy with Dan The Automator, was more electronically focused. And it didn’t seem as much of the full potential of our rock personality. So no matter, what the record sounds like—the new one—it’s gonna feel like it’s more Dredg again because of that dichotomy, that opposition. But at the same time, one thing that we’re also doing which has been really exciting is taking some old songs that we never finished, even from the El Cielo era.

"Or, the other day I found this video clip of Dino playing this awesome beat in Studio 880 in Oakland in 1999, and I brought that to the jam room and just played it and Mark and I jammed to him. He wasn’t even there, but we’re just jamming to this beat that was written 20 years ago. So it’s this weird amalgamation of the past and the present that’s creating this new music. So that’s unique."

"It’s exciting to get in there and just fuckin’ slam on the drums and make loud fuckin’ music and we love it and we’ve been doing that. So it’s gonna be a lot of that, more aggression."

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In addition to a new album, Dredg is also working on something called the Dredg Vault that will bring to light basically the entire history of the band.

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