All Souls formed in Los Angeles in the winter of 2016. Featuring Antonio Aguilar (Vocals, Guitar) and Meg Castellanos (Bass/Vocals, both of Totimoshi) and Tony Tornay (Fatso Jetson / Desert Sessions, Linda Perry’s Deep Dark Robot), they have been hand-picked to tour with Tool, The Jesus Lizard, (the)MELVINS, and Meat Puppets.
All Souls creates songs that are lyrically dark, infused with the band’s unique style and perspective on the state of today’s world. Their music has been described as intelligent, majestic, exciting and original. They are unafraid to bridge into big open spaces discovering new wastelands; ultimately stepping from dark to light.
All Souls released their first self titled full-length debut in 2018 with producer Toshi Kasai known for his work with Tool, Foo Fighters and (the) MELVINS. Earmarked by Spaghetti Western style expanse and rough-and-tumble riffing, the music proudly bears the wild wear-and-tear of the nineties Palm Desert scene with a twist of psychedelic voodoo and metallic edge.
In 2020 the band released their sophomore effort “Songs for the End of the World.” The album was received with critical praise. Brooklyn Vegan commenting that it had “hypnotic heavy-psych jamming” and New Noise Magazine noting “All Souls’ efficient and alluring mission statement is to pump your brain full of acid drenched riffing and repetitive yet jarringly melodic hooks aplenty.” All Souls had solidified its rare songwriting craft with depth and emotion.
Everything was going great for the band and the future seemed so bright… Then Covid happened. A years worth of tours and other plans were cancelled in the span of a few days. Also, in the early days of the shutdown original guitarist Erik Trammell decided to step away from the band. Not being the type of people to let adversity get in their way, All Souls decided to make the band their own “pod.” Tony, Meg, and Antonio immediately got to work on their next record. While the outside world was shut down, All Souls were busier than ever. In the absence of concerts and tours, All Souls recorded a Jam In The Van/Orange Amplifiers session released worldwide on May 28th 2021. Turning isolation into inspiration, All Souls and friends Fatso Jetson went into Total Annihilation Studios during the lockdown in Los Angeles and filmed a 5 song set, including a new song “Who Holds The Answer.” Virtual Volumes streamed June 18th 2021 and releases on a split vinyl on Ripple Music August 2022.
The band returned to Total Annihilation with producer Alain Johannes in October 2021 to record their 3rd full length studio album, “Ghosts Among Us“. They released the new single and video for “I Dream” staring Dave Carnie (Jackass/Big Brother Magazine) as El Brujo. The new singles touch upon themes such as smashing through traumas (I Dream) and leaving everything behind to find your true spirit (Roam).
This summer finally saw them back out on the road on a Southwest US tour to play Ripple Fest. They have welcomed Alice Austin (Black Sabbitch) in on 2nd guitar and vocals.
Look for the new album out on Oscura Records October 2022!