The Melvins have just announced the details for their forthcoming free EP. Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & the Bees will be made available as a free download via ScionAV.com on March 13, and the band also has a full length record set to surface in early June.
Although The Melvins have had a die-hard underground audience for nearly three decades, they still hope for commercial success one day. “I’m not afraid of fame and fortune, if those sorts of things happen,” Osborne said to the Rolling Stone. “I also know, on the other hand, we’re a hard sell. We’re not a normal, easy-to-fit-into-a-category type of band.” Perhaps the 2012 releases by The Melvins will give them some mainstream success, since Osborne has clearly been thinking about it. “I’ve always thought that millions of people should love our band,” he says. “I’ve never beavered away trying to be obscure, or perversely trying to make it to where everyone’s part of an exclusive club. That should have been obvious from when we signed with Atlantic in ’93.” Expect to hear tour dates announced in the near future in support of The Melvins’ forthcoming releases.