Nebula
Nebula performing live in 2008. Left to right: Eddie Glass, Rob Oswald, Tom Davies.
Nebula performing live in 2008. Left to right: Eddie Glass, Rob Oswald, Tom Davies.
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresStoner rock,[1] heavy metal,[2] psychedelic rock
Years active1997–2010
2017–present
LabelsLiquor And Poker, Meteor City, Sub Pop, Tee Pee, Man's Ruin
Associated actsFu Manchu, Mudhoney, Chris Goss, Kyuss, Olivelawn, Karma to Burn, Mondo Generator
Websiteatomicritual.com
MembersEddie Glass
Tom Davies
Mike Amster
Past membersRuben Romano
Mark Abshire
Dennis Wilson
Rob Oswald
Adam Kriney
Isaiah Mitchell
Jimmy Sweet

Nebula are an American rock band formed by guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano upon departing Fu Manchu in 1997. Mark Abshire soon joined as the band's original bassist. Nebula went on a hiatus in early 2010 and reformed in 2017.

Abshire remained with the band until the recording of Atomic Ritual (2003) which was produced by Chris Goss of Kyuss fame. Dennis Wilson and Simon Moon (Eddie Glass) stepped in as bassists until a more permanent replacement was found in Tom Davies. Atomic Ritual was released to warm critical praise, with AllMusic calling Nebula a "hard-working power trio [that] sounds like it has been hanging out in the garage since 1973, blissfully unaware of the changing world outside. Which is definitely to its benefit".[3] Rob Oswald replaced founding member Ruben Romano on drums in 2007.

In August 2009, Adam Kriney, formerly of La Otracina, was recruited to replace departing drummer Oswald, though he too announced his departure in January 2010 and was replaced by Jimmy Sweet. In early 2010, Nebula announced that it was going on an indefinite hiatus. Glass later explained that "things started getting a bit rough with the touring and I got sick of it", though Nebula were merely "taking a break for a while" and not breaking up.[4]

The band reunited in 2017 and released their sixth studio album Holy Shit, on June 7, 2019, under the Heavy Psych Sounds Records label.[5]

Personnel

Current members
  • Eddie Glass – guitar, vocals (1997–present)
  • Tom Davies – bass (2003–present)
  • Mike Amster – drums (2017–present)
Former members
  • Ruben Romano – drums (1997–2007)
  • Mark Abshire – bass (1997–2003)
  • Isaiah Mitchell – bass (2003)
  • Dennis Wilson – bass (2003)
  • Rob Oswald – drums (2007–2009)
  • Adam Kriney – drums (2009–2010)
  • Jimmy Sweet – drums (2010–2017)

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Live albums

  • BBC Peel Sessions – 2008 – Sweet Nothing

Compilation albums

Featured compilations

  • In the Groove ("Full Throttle") – 1999 – The Music Cartel
  • "High Times" High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection ("The Void") – 2004 – High Times Records

References

  1. ^ "Garage Punk". AllMusic. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nebula | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Atomic Ritual – Nebula | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Eddie Glass Says Nebula Will Continue". The Obelisk. April 28, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "Shop". Heavypsychsounds.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.