Brothers of the Sonic Cloth

Keeping up a long-held tradition of bringing forth some of the heaviest music from the darkness of the Pacific NW, Seattle’s legendary Tad Doyle (formerly of TAD, HOG MOLLY), delivers his strongest songwriting and playing to date with his newest band BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH. This powerful trio of musicians, with Tad on guitar/vocals, veteran bass player Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (the Annunaki) has release their long-awaited debut LP in February 2015 on Neurosis’ own NEUROT RECORDINGS. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH bring together the collective and extensive rock histories and experience of the three members in the worlds of punk, hard rock and metal.

Recorded at Robert Lang Studios and Tad Doyle’s own WITCH APE STUDIO in Seattle and mixed by Billy Anderson, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH’s self-titled full length consists of five immense songs, with two bonus tracks on the CD. The trio’s work on their debut offering is welcomingly unfamiliar, splicing serrated riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions which blow soulfully hot and desolate cold. Their long-form pieces present the kind of mature ideas and expansive progressions which outpace the listener’s short-term memory and lead you off the map; familiar landmarks like sludge, post-metal, rock all but disappeared over the horizon. The record begins with an ominous eruption of riffs forged from deep within the earth, with “Lava”, and continues on this path throughout; a mammoth, relentless spirit on a timeless journey. Authentic and authoritative, this album is as much a persistent thudding body punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness and the inescapable raw condition of life.

Since the self-titled full-length release in February 2015, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH have sold out of their first pressing of vinyl after just two days of the release. Subsequently, a second pressing on limited edition colored vinyl was released and has sold out as well. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH have toured the U.S. West coast in May 2015 and later toured the U.S. East coast and parts of Canada as direct support for NEUROSIS in July and August 2015. The band also played as direct support for SLEEP at the “Southwest Terror Fest vol. IV – 2015” in Tucson, Arizona. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH continue to gain momentum and have a reputation of consistently delivering punishingly heavy shows.


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BOTSCBrothers of the Sonic Cloth, 2015 - NR092CD

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth Singles & Eps

Demo - 2009

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / Mico de Noche Split - 2009
(Violent Hippy Records)

TAD Discography:


God's Balls – Sub Pop 1989

• 8-Way Santa – Sub Pop 1991

Inhaler – Giant Records, Mechanic Records 1993

Live Alien Broadcasts – Futurists (2) 1994

Infrared Riding Hood – EastWest Records America 1995

Singles & Eps

Daisy / Ritual Device – Sub Pop 1988

Tad / Pussy Galore (2) - Damaged I / Damaged II ‎(7", Single, Ltd) – Sub Pop 1989

Wood Goblins b/w Cooking With Gas plus Daisy ‎(12", Maxi) – Glitterhouse Records 1989

Loser b/w Cooking With Gas – Sub Pop 1990

Salt Lick – Sub Pop 1990

Jinx – Sub Pop 1990

Jack Pepsi – Sub Pop 1990 Salem – Sub Pop 1992

Lycanthrope – Pushead Fan Club 1992

Grease Box – Mechanic Records 1993

Leafy Incline ‎(CD, EP, Promo) – Giant Records, Mechanic records 1993

Pale Corkscrew ‎(7", Single, Pin) – Futurist (2) 1993

Dementia ‎(CD, Single, Promo) - EastWest Records America 1995

Obscene Hand ‎(7") ‎- Amphetamine Reptile Records 1997

Oppenheimers Pretty Nightmare – Up Records 1999


Salt Lick / God's Balls – Sub Pop 1990

Hog Molly Discography:


Kung-Fu Cocktail Grip – Kool Arrow Records 2001


Full Downloadable BIO (.pdf) - February 2015

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Tad Doyle - Guitar/vocals
Peggy Doyle - Bass
Dave French - Drums



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