FU Manchu


Originally formed in 1985 as a Black Flag-influenced hardcore punk band
called Virulence, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard rock’s most
celebrated names. The band released its first single “Kept Between Trees” in
1990 and in the years following, helped give rise to an iconic style of heavy
music born out of the desert and tagged “stoner rock” alongside peers such as
Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Sleep.

Since the band's inception, the quartet has built itself a fanatical army of loyal
enthusiasts all drawn to the group’s guitar-driven sound and carefree lyrics
centered on “old muscle cars, choppers, vans, skateboarding and science
fiction.” Over their career, the band has released 11 albums and has
performed to sold out audiences all over the world.

2018 marks a new chapter for the “fuzz rock” pioneers with the release of their
12th album, Clone of the Universe . The band returns with a roaring mix of
straight ahead blistering rock and unexpected time shifts, featuring tracks like
the roaring cuts “Don’t Panic” and “(I’ve Been) Hexed” and the dynamically
complex “Clone of the Universe” and “Slower Than Light.” The centerpiece of
the album is “IL Mostro Atomico,” an 18 minute 8 second, side long epic
featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and
songwriter of the legendary band RUSH. Heavier than anything they’ve ever
done and broken into 4 distinct sections, it's new ground for a band that’s
been pushing the boundaries of “fuzz and wah” since its formation in 1990.


Band Members:

Scott Hill (vocals, guitar), Bob Balch (Guitars), Brad Davis (Bass), and Scott Reeder (Drums and Percussion)

Press Photos

FU Manchu - 2018 photo

John Gilhooley


Album Art

FU Manchu - Clone of the Universe