Big Business

big_businessBig Business is a stoner/sludge metal band from Seattle who are currently signed to Hydra Head Records. They started as a two piece band composed of Jared Warren of Karp and The Tight Bros From Way Back When, and Coady Willis of Murder City Devils. Their sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by Warren’s signature vocal delivery. The band released its first album, “Head for the Shallow”, on January 25, 2005. In late 2006, after relocating to Los Angeles, Jared and Coady both became members of The Melvins and were featured on the Melvins album “(A) Senile Animal”. The tour, titled “the Double-Drumming Rock for Peace tour”, featured Warren and Willis playing a set as Big Business before being joined by Crover and Osborne for a set as the Melvins.

On March 09, 2008 Toshi Kasai was introduced onstage as the third member of Big Business. Both the band and Toshi have verified this on their respective Myspace pages. They released their third album “Mind the Drift” on May 12, 2009. The album, produced by Phil Ek, who has produced both of their previous albums. was given a “pre-release” preview at the website

Other Information

  • Origin: Seattle, United States
  • Genres: Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Stoner metal
  • Years active: 2004-present
  • Label: Hydra Head Records
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Jared Warren – bass, vocals
  2. Coady Willis – drums, screaming
  3. Toshi Kasai – guitar


  • Head for the Shallow (2005)
  • Here Come the Waterworks (2007)
  • Mind The Drift (2009)

Tour CD

  • Big Business (Tour CD) (2004)
  • Big Business (Tour CD II) (2006)
  • Big Business (Tour CD III) (2008)



~ by molco on June 26, 2009.

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