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Gonga (band)

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Genres  Stoner metal
Labels  Invada Records
Record label  Invada Records
Years active  1998 – present
Genre  Stoner rock

Past members  William Smalley Hugo Morgan Hallam Kite Joe Volk Matt Williams Peter Theobalds
Origin  Bristol, United Kingdom (1998)
Members  Joe Volk, George Elgie, Thomas Elgie, Peter Theobalds
Albums  Concrescence, Transmigration, Gonga, Black Sabbeth, From Under the Trees, Precession
Similar  Beth Gibbons, Justin Greaves, Iron Monkey, Crippled Black Phoenix, Dominic Aitchison

Gonga is a heavy stoner rock band based in Bristol, UK, formed in early 1998 by George Elgie, Thomas Elgie and William Smalley as Octane Bud. They were later joined by Joe Volk (vocals) in 2001 when the trio were offered their first gig at Shambala Festival. They signed to Invada Records in 2002 and released their debut album in 2003. Smalley left the band in 2004 and was replaced by Hugo Morgan. Morgan then left and was replaced by Hallam Kite in January 2006. The band recorded their second album, only for Kite to leave and be replaced by Peter Theobalds. In 2007 Volk left the band, was replaced by Matt Williams, who then left several months later. Theobalds left a few months after that and was replaced by Latch Manghat on bass. They are currently an instrumental three-piece.


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Gonga has released two studio albums, two extended plays, and two singles.

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Black SabbethBlack Sabbeth · 2014
From Under the TreesFrom Under the Trees · 2004
Pocket ScientistGonga · 2003


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