Kyuss, named after a character from dungeons and dragons are four guys from Palm Springs,CA,USA. Now regarded as one of the main influences of the "stoner rock" genre, Kyuss developed a sound for themselves with their never before done mixture of sludgy sexy slow guitars with psychedelic 70's overtones. After a not-highly-regarded debut album Wretch, the band created an extremely highly-regarded album with their "Blues for the Red sun" album, and continued developing their very distinctive style up until the excellent "And the Circus leaves town" album. If Black Sabbath are the pioneers of doom, Kyuss are the pioneers of Stoner rock. Sadly the band broke up due to factors regarding less-than-successful sales. There have been rumors of a reformation, but these appear to be untrue. Several members are or have been involved in new projects.