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Temples Festival 2016: Event Cancelled, More News To Follow

MAY 30, 2016

Temples Festival provides a stern test of mettle (sic) for the Groundhogs. Firstly, they will be lowered into a smouldering crucible of Thrash, Doom, Death, Black, Progressive and most prominently, Heavy Metal. Once in place, the band will be subject to scrutiny so intense, that most simply fold under the pressure of a thousand piercing eyes.

The band are no strangers to large audiences or pressure, far from it - but when you are quite literally the 'odd-man-out' in a formidable, extensive line-up of crushing bands, each more sonically oppressive than the last - then all of that experience will need to be called upon to win over the baying crowd, thirsty for eardrum wrecking demolition squads.

Will they succeed? Who will save the world? Why not buy a ticket (currently in very limited supply) from here, before they vanish. UPDATE: Weekend Group tickets have now SOLD OUT. You can still purchase a single-day ticket. Hurry, very few remaining.

£42.50 ADV / £NOT AVAILABLE OTD : Stage Times: TBA
Tickets now available through the
See Tickets website.

Groundhogs @ The Booth Hall, Hereford: Review

MAY 26, 2016

With Temples Festival looming on the horizon, Groundhogs took their finely tuned set to parts previously unventured, and The Booth Hall in Hereford proved to be the perfect litmus test for the band before the big date.

The Booth Hall said of the gig.. "Ken Pustelnik, original drummer and part of the classic line-up of the highly renowned 70s band The Groundhogs, brought his band Groundhogs to The Booth Hall for a fabulous night - and with As Mamas and Raptor, both really excellent energetic bands, as support, it was a truly BRILLIANT NIGHT of LIVE MUSIC!!!"

And as luck would have it, Gavin Brown & Mark Bowen from Herefordshire Live were present to witness proceedings and compiled this well-crafted review of the night, which you can read by clicking here.

Groundhogs all set for sonic carnage @ Exchange *Updated*

NOV 28, 2015

Temples Festival presents a unique chance to see Groundhogs perform in the heart of Bristol for the first time in their current incarnation. Supported by Welsh doom quartet Spider Kitten, local psychedelic rock outfit Ulysses and Snuff Lane DJs, this event is set in the prestigious Exchange club in Old Market, Bristol on 28 November 2015. After a hugely successful string of inaugural summer and autumn shows, the band will be performing a wide range of songs giving you a taste of what you can expect at the main event in July 2016.

Ken Pustelnik, the original Groundhogs drummer, has formed a new lineup of the band. Their show features all the classics from The Groundhogs long and very successful existence (formed in 1963), which featured Ken Pustelnik's unorthodox drumming style. All the traditional Groundhog elements will be on show, such as the high energy arrangements and the free-flowing psychedelic-tinged improvisations, all anchored by the underlying Blues Root ever present since the bands earliest days.

£8 ADV / £10 OTD : Doors - 7:30pm
Tickets now available through the Exchange website.

Guest appearance on BCFM, Sunday 22.11.15 @ 10pm

NOV 21, 2015

Ken Pustelnik makes a guest appearance on BCFM's Sunday Rock Show on 22 November, 2015 @ 10pm where he will be talking with presenter Jon Wisbey.

Featuring a plethora of classic and modern rock tracks from regions far and wide, the Sunday Rock Show provides the perfect backdrop for an in-depth and impromptu conversation with the original drummer of Groundhogs. You can tune in and listen by going to 93.2 on your FM dial if you live in the Bristol area, or alternatively you can listen online by clicking here.