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Kevin Rutmanis
Rutmanis rocking a Trevor Dunn shirt.
Background information
Birth Name Kevin Visvaldis Rutmanis
Alias Korny Ass Joker, Kevin Ass
Born October 17, 1958
Occupation Musician
Genres Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Sludge Metal, Alternative Rock
Instrument(s) Bass, Slide Bass
Years active 1985 - Present
Labels Ipecac, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Man's Ruin
Associated acts Cows, Melvins, Tomahawk, Hepa-Titus

Kevin Rutmanis is a musician from the United States. He is most notable for being the bassist for the seminal noise rock group The Cows and a longtime bassist for The Melvins, active from 1998 - 2005. He currently plays in the band Hepa-Titus.






Personal LifeEdit


  • Cows - Bass (1987 - 1998, 2015 as THE COWZ)
  • Teenage Larvae - Bass, Guitar, Samples, Vocals (1992 - 1994)
  • Melvins - Bass, Slide Bass, Vocals (1998 - 2005)
  • Tomahawk - Bass (2000 - 2007)
  • Sabbath Assembly - Bass (2009 - 2012)
  • Hepa-Titus - Bass (2009 - Present)


With The CowsEdit

  • Taint Pluribus Taint Unum (1987)
  • Daddy Has a Tail (1989)
  • Effete and Impudent Snobs (1990)
  • Peacetika (1991)
  • Cunning Stunts (1992)
  • Sexy Pee Story (1993)
  • Orphan's Tragedy (1994)
  • Whorn (1996)
  • Sorry in Pig Minor (1998)

With The MelvinsEdit

With TomahawkEdit

  • Tomahawk (2001)
  • Mit Gas (2003)

With Hepa/TitusEdit

  • Follow Me (2012)
  • Gettin' It On (2014)

Guest AppearancesEdit


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External LinksEdit


  V·T·E Melvins
Current Members Buzz OsborneDale CroverJeff PinkusSteven McDonald
Past Members Mike DillardMatt LukinLori BlackJoe PrestonMark DeutromKevin RutmanisTrevor DunnJared WarrenCoady Willis
Albums Gluey Porch TreatmentsOzmaBullheadLysolHoudiniPrickStoner WitchStagHonkyThe MaggotThe BootlickerThe CrybabyElectroretardHostile Ambient TakeoverPigs of The Roman EmpireNever Breathe What You Can't See(A) Senile AnimalNude With BootsThe Bride Screamed MurderFreak PukeEverybody Loves SausagesTres CabronesHold It InThree Men and a BabyBasses LoadedA Walk With Love and DeathPinkus Abortion Technician
Extended Plays Six SongsEggnogKing Buzzo (EP)Dale Crover (EP)Joe Preston (EP)Interstellar OverdriveSmash The StateSludge GlamorousHurray For Me, Fuk YouThe Bulls and The Bees1983Beer HippyWar PussyHigh Desert OverdoseSteven McDonald (EP)
Live Albums & Videos Your Choice Live Vol. 12Salad of a Thousand DelightsTora Tora ToraAlive At The F*cker ClubLive At Slim's 8-Track TapeColossus of DestinyA Live History of Gluttony and LustThe EndMelvins Vs. MinneapolisPick Your BattlesEndless ResidencySugar Daddy LiveMelvins Live At Third Man RecordsAround The USA in 51 Days: The Movie!The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale
Compilations Singles 1-1226 SongsNeither Here Nor ThereMangled Demos From 1983Sieg Howdy!The Making Love DemosChicken Switch
Associated Bands and Artists Billy Anderson • Nirvana • Altamont • Fantomas • ShrinebuilderTom HazelmyerMackie OsborneBig BusinessToshi KasaiBrian WalsbyCrystal FairyCrystal Fairy (Album)