Friday, May 24, 2019

Blazing San Jose rockers ZED return with VOLUME on RIPPLE MUSIC | Stream and share new song ‘THE OTHER KIND'

Volume by ZED is officially released on 26th July 2019

Stream and share new song ‘The Other Kind' –

Pre-order the album now at

“Proof that there is a ton of badass stuff left to be done in rock and roll but also that ZED might be our generation’s rock gods.”

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Making their roaring presence felt in the Bay Area rock scene since 2007, with heavy footprints and sonically indelible marks are San Jose earth shakers ZED. With a sound based on the core principles of blues, heaviness and groove, this quartet is the genuine article. No bell bottoms, wizard sleeves or hip huggers for this crew. Instead, it’s a barrage of head-bobbing, air-guitaring, hip-shaking, blues-driven riffage as delivered by the true bastards of rock and roll.

From their inception ZED made a name for themselves with their crushing live shows and incessant grooves. Having played together in various projects since 1998, including releasing several albums with the band Stitch for Prosthetic and Metal Blade Records, guitarist/vocalist Peter Sattari and bassist Mark Aceves joined up with guitar wizard Greg Lopez and drummer extraordinaire Sean Boyles to create a sound that was uniquely their own. Drawing from their varied influences, ranging from classic ’70s rock to punk and hardcore, by way of metal and old school funk, ZED write music fuelled by nasty grooves. The band has even been called, “a pissed off Led Zeppelin with Chris Cornell meets Ian Astbury on vocals.”

In recent years the band's momentum has exploded, signing to Ripple Music and growing into a household name in the stoner rock community. Their hard-grooving live show has seen the band perform as headline support at Maryland Doom Fest and numerous SXSW events. They recently capped off their first European tour with a benchmark performance at Desertfest Lodon, where Kerrang! Magazine caught their set and said, “Their booze-drenched blues’n’roll almost breaks into a riot as both band and audience raise the roof and plenty of Hell in the process, leaving the most triumphant first impression.”

Volume by ZED is officially released on 26th July 2019 on Ripple Music

Stream and share new song ‘The Other Kind’ –


Pete Sattari – Guitar, Vocals
Sean Boyles – Drums
Greg Lopez – Guitar
Mark Aceves – Bass

1. The Other Kind
2. The End
3. Wings of The Angel
4. Hollow Men
5. Take Me Home Again
6. Chingus
7. Poison Tree
8. The Great Destroyer
9. Time and Space
10. The Troubador

Artist: ZED
Album: Volume
Label: Ripple Music
Release Date: 26/07/2019
Format: CD/LP/Digital


More praise for ZED:

“With fuzz, groove, blues and an unmistakable sound that brings to mind bands like Wolfmother, ZED have turned in a release that perfectly captures that live feel […] it’s an album that every fan of rock and roll should relate to.”

“ZED is rooted in Zeppelin-worshipping classic rockisms, groovy stoner vibes and nods to country […] it’s comforting to know that there are some crevices that still look to the past, not to the future, for inspiration.”

"ZED’s form of ‘heavy’ goes beyond the riff, pulling at emotions and an energy that doesn’t rely on volume or sonic intensity.”

“It’s one thing for a band to say they’re bringing the rock and roll, but it’s quite another when that band succeeds in delivering, and that’s just what ZED can do.”

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Maharaja announce tour with Cazador

This June, Maharaja (OH) teams up with Boston's Cazador to display their unique blends of sludge metal along the East Coast -- Maharaja towing their leviathan of low end, swirling movements while Cazador treks their artillery of hardcore and sludge. Catch these two punishing acts at a venue near you.

Tour Dates

6/20 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
6/21 Queens, NY @ The Footlight
6/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6/23 Providence, RI @ Dusk
6/24 Boston, MA @ O’Briens Pub
6/25 Rochester, NY @ Photo City *
*No Cazador

About Maharaja

Maharaja are a three-piece sludge metal band from the post industrial wasteland of Dayton, Ohio.  They have perfected their own wall of sound by way of lead vocalist and bassist Eric Bluebaum's fuzzed out tone, stacked with Angus Burkhardt’s guitars that doom’n’ shred, and drums that are as quick to drop a blast beat as they are to groove you to death courtesy of drummer and vocalist Zack Mangold.

Their 2017 debut album Kali Yaga is intended to "break amps, disorient, and make people throw up” according to Bluebaum.  Although Maharaja's live show is often delivered at stomach pummeling volume, it’s sure to be more enjoyable than painful. However, Bluebaum suggests his body-shaking bass rig warrants ear plugs either way. The album begins with the blistering, brooding, and insanely heavy “Blood Moon” and from there the album never lets up in aggression nor sheer ferocity. Album centerpiece “Black Magiq Carpet Ride” finds the band simultaneously channeling Red Fang, High on Fire, and Weedeater. The vocals goes from a bellow to powerviolent shouting and then to screeching flawlessly, with a relentless guitar onslaught and Burkhardt’s usual thrash riffage makes way for an off-kilter spaced out solo worthy of an Electric Wizard album. Album closer “I, Undying” brings it all together. Nearly 8 minutes of stoner rock bliss close the album out, and it all begins to make sense. Kali Yuga is the perfect soundtrack for the apocalypse.

RIYL:Red Fang, Weedeater, Electric Wizard, Torche, anything Matt Pike related

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Xroadie Files

The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name – To Be Where There Is A Pale Light
Matthew Awbery, Sam Johnson, Harry Woodrow

Alive & All So Well low bass eerie tones build with some interesting vocals and a song that just pull you under. Migraine has some melancholic melodies a catchy riff and some interesting tones that will just have you closing your ryes and drifting. No Alibi just kick back and get swallowed up with some melancholic tones. It Hurts Me soft tones flow thru and around you as you just float along. Endless Sky melodic guitars soft vocals just have a drink and sing along.

Booby Trap – Stand Up And Fight
Pedro Junqueiro – Vocals, Wild Bull – Guitar, Hugo Lemos – Drums, Tojo – Bass

Stand Up And Fight sounds of airens a riot then a chugging guitar pounding rhythm screaming leads and punk/thrash style vocals. Set The World On Fire fast heavy hit the pit and slam away sweat flying thrash metal. Big Disgrace chugging guitars thundering bass pounding drums just fist pump and head bang. O Bom O Mau E O Filho Da Puta head banging thrash metal with screaming guitars fast rhythms and chugging guitars. Fuckers slow heavy rhythms that just plow thru you before taking you over with a catchy riff. A Message Of Love interesting and short. Spiders guitars riffs that just build and build full of aggression. Full Of Shit screaming guitars thundering rhythms thrashing cutting guitars. I’d Rather See You Dead hit the pit slam and sweat and you thrash about. Psycho Trap low rumbling bass chugging guitars then fast thrashing riffs and vocals back and forth. Alcohol has a punk meets thrash metal style. Bombing For Oil fast heavy in your face thrash metal mayhem. The Ritual starts slow and heavy then shredding thrashing ripping and tearing speed thrash metal insures.

Hazpiq – Cepheid
Lylian Szpira – Drums, Joseph Levy – Bass, Simeon Nowotny – Guitar/Vocals, Imen Gardouh - Vocals, Manuel Rovaretti – Guitar, Melody Deneve – Vocals

Trailokyo eerie tones envelop you as it slowly builds. From Dust chugging rhythms overdriven guitars with melodic vocals with a few tempo changes. Cepheid just close your eyes and drift along with some spacy sounds and different tempo changes. Epacte fast riffs pounding beats space rock prog metal that just plows along. Aphelion soft guitars float around you with flowing melodies and a few time changes. To Nothing floating melodies close your eyes and drift along then just enjoy the musical trip. Saros eerie guitars just seep thru your imagination taking your thoughts away to a strange place. Mecaniques Celestes spacey melodic prog rock metal thoughts and sights in your mind. Theory Of Everything close your eyes and let your imagination flow. Cepheid (Radio Edit) shorter version. From Dust (Radio Edit) shorter version.

Leash Eye – Blues Brawls Beverages
Beegees – Drums/Barrels, Marecki – Bass/Growls, Voltan – Dirty Hamms, Opath – Guitar, Quej – Vocals/Roars

Bones stand up sway and clap along to some heavy bluesy rock n roll. Moonshine Pioneer is a memorable song that will stick in your head for days. On Fire chugging guitars low bass thundering drums just get ready to rock n roll hop in your car crank it up and jam on down the road. Lady Destiny stand up fist pump and sing along a very catchy tune. The Disorder strong bluesy riffs powerful organs soulful vocals and great musicianship. Planet Terror backwoods bluesy Cajun style guitars then a fist pumping head banging sing and groove along rhythm that takes you over. Twardowsky J powerful emotional blues hard rock that just grabs at your soul. Furry Tale grab a brew stand up sing clap and drink as you enjoy the tune. Jackie Chevrole chugging guitars thundering bass pounding drums a great song to just cruise on down the road to. One Last Time powerful organ that just envelops you with a Uriah Heep feel close your eyes and drift along the get up and rock out to a riff that just grabs your soul. Well Oiled Blues bluesy emotional hard rock.

Brymir – Wings Of Fire
Viktor Gullichsen – Vocals, Joona Bjorkroth – Guitar/Vocals, Sean Haslam – Guitar, Jarkko Niemi Bass/Vocals, Patrik Falt – Drums, Janne Bjorkroth – Keyboards/Vocals

Gloria In Regum soaring keyboards classical percussion that takes your imagination on flights of fancy juts get ready for a magical musical ride. Wings Of Fire hard heavy majestic music with gruff vocals. Ride On, Spirit stand fist in the air and join as one a unison of heavy metal with a few tempo changes. Sphere Of Halcyon eerie prog metal sounds envelop you as the music grows heavier and evil. And So We Age close your eyes and just drift along in your mind then the music builds hard heavy melodic and memorable. Hails From The Edge prog keyboards thundering bass pounding drums and chugging guitars with gruff vocals and screaming leads. Starportal imagine being out in the black abyss of space alone with your thoughts as darkness and despair take you over. Vanquish The Night eerie sounds envelop your mind as the music builds in heaviness and intensity. Lament Of the Raven melodies float in your mind then a darkness takes you over and pulls you into your dementia. Chasing The Skyline taking a trip thru the woods as the melodies envelop you then clouds swallow up the light and an evil presence seems to be all around you.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marillion - Radiat10n

This album is very special to me because it is what truly triggered my quest of rediscovering Marillion. Up until now my attempts had been half-hearted, but 'Radiat10n' blew the doors wide open. I ordered a copy online late in August 2005. Shortly afterwards I traveled to the magnificent city of Prague. Apart from the immense beauty there I fell in love with the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral. Upon my return to Sweden, 'Radiat10n' was waiting in my mailbox. As I unpacked my bags, this new purchase was the soundtrack although much attention wasn't paid, well that is until 'Cathedral Wall' came on. From then on Marillion was back in my life fully again. But more on this song a little bit later.

'Radiat10n' was the second album Marillion released being free from the shackles of a major label, albeit they were still with Castle/ Raw Power for Europe while other imprints handled the rest of the world. Because of this Marillion were honing their skills of basically standing on their own feet, which we know by now they have mastered quite well. Prior to the recording began, the band expanded and improved the Racket Club and Racket Records. Not only was it their creative space, it was now online on a pretty large scale, something which these days is a godsend for the supporters and the band alike. At the same time a change of management occurred with long-serving manager John Arnison departing with none other than Rod Smallwood stepping into his role.

‘Costa Del Slough’ is an anti-opener, in lack of better words, but bold and very Marillion-esque. Starts out in apocalyptic fashion with Steve Hogarth screaming on top a layer of white noise before turning into a 1920s music hall number. Definitely refers to the album title. ‘Under The Sun’ picks up the thread immediately dealing with the “ignorance is bliss”-attitude people held at the time. Most thought the diminishing ozone layer, the heightened levels of radiation and the increasing demolition of Mother Nature was only a hoax. Sharp guitar playing from Rothery with a foreboding keyboard courtesy of Kelly while Trewavas and Mosley as always lays down a great foundation. ‘The Answering Machine’ is a thumping rocker, especially in the world of Marillion. The music is upbeat and electrifying while the lyrics are dark and pleading. It’s as if our protagonist – Hogarth, perhaps -  is trying to stop the beginning of the end of a relationship but only talks via the answering machine. ‘Three Minute Boy’ is a huge nod to The Beatles, especially in the verses and the harmonies, only to explode into a heavy rocker in parts. A fantastic solo from Rothery. This is a story of rags to riches where the protagonist obtains his/ her fame and 15 minutes of fame and then struggle very hard to maintain it. ‘Now She’ll Never Know’ is soft and delicate musically with mainly an acoustic guitar and keyboards leading the way. The song is a big apology for doing your partner wrong. Very intimate and very candid as Hogarth sings about the cracks in his personal life.

‘These Chains’ brings out the upheavals in Hogarth’s home life even more and is definitely a continuation of ‘Now She’ll Never Know’. Though in the darkest of times he is trying to find hope. Musically there are big nods towards the sound of the 60’s. ‘Born To Run’ is very bluesy, slow and reflective, while talking about one’s upbringing, where you’re from. And while making a class journey, moving away and changing your ways, you still belong where you were born. We make our choices whether it means staying or going. Great solo from Rothery! As mentioned briefly in the beginning, ‘Cathedral Wall’ is the song which brought me back to Marillion completely, and what a song it is! The apocalyptic feel from Kelly’s keyboards at the start sets the mood immediately, and then Hogart’s double-tracked vocals adds even more to the sinister atmosphere of the song. Again dealing with Hogarth’s personal struggles, which has increased, he sits leaning up against a cathedral wall, trying to come to terms with his situation and life. Personally, my immediate reaction was a clash of feelings and emotions Having just experienced St.Vitus Cathedral, the beauty, the majesty and also the evil which brought that magnificent building together, Marillion’s song simply hit me like a freight train. Like Hogarth pouring his heart out, I had a lot of baggage weighing me down at the time, so ‘Cathedral Wall’ was my catharsis. Rarely has a song meant so much to me and to this day I still get chills every time I hear it. Ending with a piano and vocals-only reprise of ‘These Chains’ hope is at hand. ‘A Few Words For The Dead’ is a two-sided song which, after an Native American medicine man has spoken amidst a hypnotic, repetitive passage, is first evil and dark offering no hope at all, in a way I have never heard Marillion before. And they are certainly not shy about subject matters. Then, all of a sudden, it all switches to hope, forgiveness and happiness. Just open up, let the bad stuff out and embrace all the beauty around you.

Don’t really know how ‘Radiat10n’ rates amongst the supporters, but for me it is a defining moment personally as explained above. But that’s not all. The band was finding their way into what and where they are today. The business side was reshaped here which has helped the band immensely ever since and musically they broke free of any lingering corporate chains. All members are fantastic in their own right but on this album they did only what they wanted, and you can tell. Rothery is playing blues and heavy rock and it works so well with the songs. Kelly adds layers of emotions with his keyboards like never before, while Messieurs Trewavas and Mosley are impeccable in guiding the band along. Absolutely amazing! Before finishing this piece, regardless what fans and media think, this is MY album. Thanks to ‘Radiat10n’ Marillion was brought back to me and opened my eyes to the Hogarth-era. Back-tracking the albums with him made sense, and I appreciate and love those just as much as the Fish-era albums. But it also meant I embraced every single album after this with open arms. Amazing!


Monday, May 20, 2019

ATMF To Rerelease Blood Of Ringu's De Occulta Philosophia

Roman Saenko. The Ukranian multi instrumentalist known predominantly for his folky atmospheric black metal project DRUDKH, HATE FOREST, DARK AGES shaped a project that will stay in the history of experimental Black Metal.

ATMF is proud to repress a classic for the underground dealers. This album sets a mark to the Black metal scene spiritual evolution.

“Be transported to another place and time, entering a different mindset, embracing an era alien to the dysfunctional defects of modern consumerist materialism. So potent are the spiritual, ritualistic mantras presented on “De Occulta Philosophia” that they escort us (back) – entranced, enraptured, spellbound – to an altered state, unveiling a new yet ancient dimension of Black Metal. So powerful the calls to nature; so dark these entreaties to the elements; so dissonant the summoning of primitivism. Spells resonate like tattoos across the consciousness, transmitting a trance-like transcendence. An inner peace. A stillness. An acceptance. Shamanistic chants, druidic drones, tribal tapping and ancient atmospheres merge together, raw and rhythmic, bleak and blissful. An atmosphere so dense, you can touch it.”

As far as the artwork Strictly fitting to the original version this cult edition will further endorse the nostalgic attitude, with a quality 6 panels Digipak.

Catalogue Number: CULT010


1. Indoarika Incognita 01:10
2. Your Blood, Nubia! Your Power, Egypt! 04:28
3. Mummu Tiamat 04:00
4. Stronghold of Megaliths, Thorns and Human Bones 04:35
5. Slaughter of Shudras 00:44
6. Lair of Night Abzu 05:27
7. Black Spectral Wings of Shaman 04:45
8. Vajtarani 00:14
9. Chambers of Inpu-sub 03:03
Total Running Time: 28:26

Preorders taken there, on the usual METAL ODYSSEY ESHOP:

Release date :  June 14th, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Ripple Conversation With Doomstress Alexis And Brandon Johnson From Doomstress

When I was a kid, growing up in a house with Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, and Simon and Garfunkel, the first time I ever heard Kiss's "Detroit Rock City," it was a moment of musical epiphany. It was just so vicious, aggressive and mean. It changed the way I listened to music. I've had a few minor epiphany's since then, when you come across a band that just brings something new and revolutionary to your ears.

What have been your musical epiphany moments?

Doomstress Alexis - I heard a lot of that from my folks as well growing up but then discovered Iron Maiden & Judas Priest from my older brother's record stash and that was that.

Talk to us about the song-writing process for you. What comes first, the idea? A riff? The lyrics? How does it all fall into place?

Doomstress Alexis - Every song is different in its origins and I've written songs from a lyrical idea, a melody or a riff. It's all just how or what hits in the moment.

Who has influenced you the most?

Doomstress Alexis - musically, my older brother Tomasz (Sparrowmilk/Venomin James).

Brandon - Tony Iommi without a doubt. You know he's god, right?

Where do you look for continuing inspiration? New ideas, new motivation?

Brandon – I love going to live shows. Seeing a good band rock the fuck out can be very inspirational. But I have found recently that silence can be just as inspirational. It let me really focus on and organize the almost constant music I have lurking around in my noggin.

We're all a product of our environment. Tell us about the band's hometown and how that reflects in the music?

Brandon -  Houston, Texas is a huge, sprawling city built on the wealth of the oil industry in the swamp lands and bayous of the upper Texas gulf coast. With extreme heat and humidity, outside in the middle of summer can be very oppressive. With the oil and space industry, people from all over the world move and live here making it a  perfect melting pot of cultures. Houston has a ton of great music from all genres. We are the product of our environment, and all that I have mentioned comes out in our art in some way I'm sure but it's not a conscious thing.   

Where'd the band name come from?

Doomstress Alexis - I began going under the name Doomstress Alexis because I was becoming involved in so many activities from music to modeling to art, etc. Playing metal and having been involved in the kink community for years it was a simple mesh of terms I associated with. Once I was ready to start my solo project well it was the natural name to use.

You have one chance, what movie are you going to write the soundtrack for?

Doomstress Alexis - "The Sword & the Sorcerer" was a great fantasy, action movie from 1982 but the score was atrocious and I always thought a heavy rock/metal soundtrack would be a vast improvement.

You now write for a music publication (The Ripple Effect?).  You're going to write a 1,000 word essay on one song. Which would it be and why?

Brandon - Candlemass' “Black Stone Wielder”, some of Leif Edlings best lyrics which is an alternate telling of the story about the 3 wise men.  An old tale freshened up with a very magical object, wizards and evil powers. Would 1000 words be enough? Sounds like a basis for a bad ass movie to me. 

Come on, share with us a couple of your great, Spinal Tap, rock and roll moments?

Doomstress Alexis - Resuscitating a singer moments before stage time, getting lost back stage at a couple huge venues, flipping a trailer on the highway, "Hello Austin, oh we're in Dallas tonite?..."  its easy to lose track of what is craziness and what is just the “normal” crazy world of music and traveling. 

Tell us about playing live and the live experience for you and for your fans?

Brandon – I used to hate playing live but now I really enjoy it. I can actually have fun now and I hope that reflects back on the audience. They in turn send that energy back to me which creates a crazy energy feedback loop. Man, there is nothing like the feeling of a room full of people that are into the music you are playing. Best fucking drug in the world I'm telling you.  

Doomstress Alexis – I always enjoyed playing live but everything else Brandon said!

What makes a great song?

Brandon – To me a great song is one you remember the first time you hear it. It's all about that hook baby. 

Tell us about the first song you ever wrote?

Brandon – I honestly don't remember, but I can guarantee it wasn't good. 

What piece of your music are particularly proud of?

Doomstress Alexis – Our song “Sleep Among the Dead”.

Who today, writes great songs? Who just kicks your ass? Why?

Doomstress Alexis – Castle, Royal Thunder, Disenchanter,

Brandon – Mos Generator, Tony Reed is just a incredibly talented person.

Vinyl, CD, or digital? What's your format of choice?

Doomstress Alexis – Whatever is available at the moment really, though I prefer vinyl.

Brandon – If I had to choose just one, vinyl. The sound quality is just superior to everything else.

Whiskey or beer?  And defend your choice

Doomstress Alexis – Beer, because Brash Brewing, Division Brewing, St. Arnold's Brewing, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, 8th Wonder Brewing....

Brandon – Beer because beer is delicious. I've never really been a big whiskey drinker.

We, at the Ripple Effect, are constantly looking for new music. What's your home town, and when we get there, what's the best record store to lose ourselves in?

Brandon – Houston, TX is the hometown, Sound Exchange or Vinal Edge is just what you are looking for.

Doomstress Alexis – Also Cactus Music, Deep End Records, Sigs Lagoon, Black Dog Records, Space City Audio up on the north side, oh and Black's Bodega has a small, mostly local selection worth checking out. Houston is a huge city so this covers the majority around the city.

What's next for the band?

Doomstress Alexis – Lots more touring with a few fests including Ohio Doomed & Stoned Fest on July 27th, and we've already been in the studio cutting new tracks during our winter down time but we've got plans to get back in again soon.

Any final comments or thoughts you'd like to share with our readers, the Waveriders?

Brandon – It's been great talking to you. I hope everyone enjoys the new album and we'll see you out there soon.

Doomstress Alexis – Really amped to be working with Ripple Music on this record and really just thankful to everyone who has supported us on the road online and for being patient with us getting this record out! Truly humbled and honored by all of you! 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SPIRIT ADRIFT Begins North American Tour This Weekend; Acclaimed Third LP, Divided By Darkness, Out Now Via 20 Buck Spin

[photo by Joey Maddon]

SPIRIT ADRIFT kicks off The Divided By Darkness Spring Tour this Saturday, May 18th in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, with five full weeks of touring in store for fans across the continent. Set to hit dozens of cities across the US and Canada, the tour coming to a halt in Ft. Worth, Texas on June 22nd.

The first several West Coast US shows will see support provided by Haunt, two West Coast Canadian shows will see SPIRIT ADRIFT paired with Dopethrone - including a set at Modified Ghost Festival IV in Vancouver on May 25th with the likes of High On Fire, Toxic Holocaust, Doomriders, and more - and the final eleven East and Southeast Coast US shows will see High Command providing support.

The tour begins just a week after SPIRIT ADRIFT's acclaimed Divided By Darkness LP saw release worldwide through 20 Buck Spin. The follow-up to their acclaimed Curse Of Conception, which was ranked the #2 best of 2017 by Decibel Magazine, has been praised by fans and critics abroad in recent weeks, with incredible reactions from the media setting it up to be one of the most lauded albums of the year.

Divided By Darkness was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Sanford Parker (Darkthrone, Eyehategod, Tombs) with the drums recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studio, and the cover art commissioned to Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Magic Circle, Autopsy). The LP sees Nathan Garrett handling all lead and harmony vocals, guitar, and bass, with drums handled by Marcus Bryant, and features synth and Wurlitzer by Preston Bryant and choral vocals on "Living Light" by Kayla Dixon. On stage, SPIRIT ADRIFT's lineup is comprised of Nathan Garrett on vocals and guitar, Marcus Bryant on drums, Chase Mason on bass, and Jeff Owens on guitar.

Listen to SPIRIT ADRIFT's entire Divided By Darkness HERE.

Divided By Darkness is out now through 20 Buck Spin on LP, CD, and digital platforms. Find order options including multiple vinyl color variants, digipak CDs, merch bundles, and more at 20 Buck Spin's webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE, and stream/purchase the album through all digital providers.

Also see SPIRIT ADRIFT's "Angel & Abyss" video RIGHT HERE and the "Hear Her" video at THIS LOCATION.

SPIRIT ADRIFT Divided By Darkness Spring Tour:
5/18/2019 Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ *
5/19/2019 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA *
5/21/2019 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA *
5/22/2019 Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland, CA *
5/24/2019 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
5/25/2019 Modified Ghost Festival - Vancouver, BC [info]
5/27/2019 Starlite Room Temple - Edmonton, AB ^ [info]
5/28/2019 The Palomino - Calgary, AB
5/30/2019 Northwest Terror Fest - Seattle, WA
5/31/2019 Neurolux - Boise, ID
6/01/2019 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
6/02/2019 Lost Lake - Denver, CO
6/04/2019 Sleeping Village - Chicago, IL
6/05/2019 Deluxx Fluxx - Detroit, MI
6/06/2019 Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON
6/07/2019 Turbohaus - Montréal, QC
6/08/2019 Great Scott - Boston, MA #
6/09/2019 Space Ballroom - Hamden, CT #
6/11/2019 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY #
6/12/2019 Monty Hall - Jersey City, NJ #
6/13/2019 Songbyrd - Washington, DC #
6/14/2019 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA #
6/15/2019 The Camel - Richmond, VA #
6/16/2019 Kings - Raleigh, NC #
6/18/2019 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA #
6/19/2019 Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA #
6/20/2019 Rudyard's - Houston, TX #
6/21/2019 Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX #
6/22/2019 Ridglea Room - Ft. Worth, TX #
* w/ Haunt
# w/ High Command
^ w/ Dopethrone

"Two of Darkness' biggest touchstones are Metallica's Black Album and Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears, transitional records, both from 1991, that ultimately ended up massive commercial successes... Darkness is old school, though not chained to one institution, more accessible but not commercial, deeper but not more complicated, a lunge forward without compromise. 8.1/10" - Pitchfork

"Their desert-blossom psychedelia has withered after dusk, and their new songs feel like they were written in lunar light instead of under the sun's gaze... It's time to retire the lazy doom tags; this is Heavy Metal that demands and ears the capitalization. 9/10" - Decibel Magazine

"Ultimately, the pressure makes for a diamond of a record. Divided By Darkness is not only SPIRIT ADRIFT's greatest output, but one of the most electrifying and anthemic records of this decade. Across eight tracks, SPIRIT ADRIFT tackles the darkest areas of society today with a newly-honed and searing vocal delivery as well as a multi-layered instrumental approach featuring blistering guitar solos and vibrant, nostalgic synthesizers." - Kerrang! Magazine

"Coming less than two years after 2017's widely acclaimed Curse of Conception, SPIRIT ADRIFT's latest is a powerful, modern take on classic heavy metal replete with killer twin guitar harmonies and anthemic Eighties-style choruses." - Revolver Magazine

"...Divided By Darkness stretches SPIRIT ADRIFT's wings far beyond Sabbath worship. They have songs that aim to reach Metallica heights... Divided reminds me of records like Mastodon's Crack The Skye and Baroness' Yellow & Green; records where 'underground' metal bands really swung for the fences and tried to imitate the leap Metallica had made from Kill 'Em All to Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets." - BrooklynVegan

"...Divided By Darkness presents an interpretation of the group's distinct sound that is simultaneously heavier and yet more accessible than ever before. Brimming with soaring vocals, introspective lyrics, and fiery, impassioned riffs, this album is undoubtedly a major step forward for SPIRIT ADRIFT, and yet again elevate them to the forefront of the scene in the months to come." - Invisible Oranges

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