Despite their misleadingly amiable moniker, Weekend Nachos happens to be one of the most unnervingly aggressive and pissed-off bands to emerge within the last decade. The band- featuring Aaron Ross, John Hoffman, Varg Campos, and Brian Laude-hails from Chicago, IL and creates a distinctive squall of sound that Decibel Magazine aptly describes as “a muscular hardcore paean to hatred.”
After several vicious EPs and split releases, Weekend Nachos unleashed their debut record, Punish and Destroy, in 2007 on Regurgitated Semen Records. Off the strength of this album, Weekend Nachos soon began to attract a loyal following and gain the attention of many notable audiences through their relentless touring and furious live shows. After the release of 2008’s self-titled EP on Drugged Conscience, the band was signed to Relapse Records.
Unforgivable, the band’s Relapse Debut, was released in 2009 and consists of 12 ferocious tracks in its 24 minute runtime. This album found the band embarking on their first European Tour in 2010 and also performing throughout the US with such notable acts as Eyehategod, Lack of Interest, and Brutal Knights.
Weekend Nachos also spent 2010 experimenting with their sound, as evident on the Bleed EP. This experimentation was successfully integrated into the band’s trademark style on their 2011 Relapse release Worthless, “a near thirty minute ride of all things violent and aggressive in the hardcore genre,” according to TheNewReview.net
Since the release of Worthless, Weekend Nachos has toured relentlessly, performing at such notable festivals as Rain Fest 2012 and Obscene Extreme 2012, as well as performing shows with Converge, Municipal Waste, and Cough.
Combining elements from all areas of extreme music – from powerviolence to sludge – Weekend Nachos is undoubtedly one of the most vicious acts in the underground metal scene. According to Weekend Nachos vocalist John Hoffman, “There’s definitely no formula to our songwriting. We just operate by riffs, tones and volume.” This objective is immediately evident on each of the band’s records and allows Weekend Nachos to remain a refreshingly consistent act who still manages to keep its audience on their toes. So crank that volume, get angry, and grab some snacks: Weekend Nachos isn’t going away any time soon.