Long Story Short: Cobra Thief is a perfect mix of The Sword, Kyuss and Mountain.

The Long Story: Cobra Thief came together in a tiny rehearsal space in Portland Oregon on a cold January day in 2017. The immediate and long term goal is to play rock’n’roll but play it painfully loud and absolutely guilt free. Combining our collective influences, we found common ground on the rhythms of John Lee Hooker, the Marshall stack power of Blue Cheer, the magic feedback Hendrix pulled down from space and the attitude of Rob Tyner as he preached from his mighty pulpit of rock’n’roll.
Time is limited. The days are short. The people want to get down and be high. Cobra Thief is on stage motherfucker. Listen up and get right!


  • 2 self recorded demo's released on Bandcamp between May & July 2017 entitled "Cobra Thief" and "Leslie West"
  • Combining both demos and released Dec 17, 2017 to Spotify, Amazon and YouTube streaming netting total 30,000 plays from Dec to June 1st 2018.
  • Released three self produced videos for "Chief", "Burnt Retinas" and "Smoke".
  • Contributed "Depending On You" for Tom Petty tribute album "Howling at the Full Moon" on Mooster Records April 20, 2018
  • Performed 15 live dates and counting around Portland OR since July 2017
  • Written and recorded a 9 song full length scheduled to be self-released July 20, 2018 on CD & cassette. Recorded by Dan Bruno. Mastered by Pat Kearns at PermaPress (Sons of Huns, Exploding Hearts). Artwork by Blakely Dadson