Tuesday, December 6, 2016

RUBY THE HATCHET Completes Work on New Album

(photo: Troy Memis)

   Philly heavy psych quintet RUBY THE HATCHET has completed work on its highly anticipated new album. The bewitching rock troop featuring vocalist Jillian Taylor, guitarist Johnny Scarps, bassist Lake Muir, drummer Owen Stewart and organist Sean Hur, recorded the album in an 1800's era estate deep in the Pennsylvania woods with engineers Joe Boldizar (Retro City Studios) and Zach Goldstein (Kawari Sound). The as-yet-untitled album is slated for a spring 2017 release via Tee Pee Records. The upcoming full-length follows the band's celebrated sophomore LP, Valley of the Snake, which was hailed as "trippy, organ-tinged doom metal" by Revolver and "a commanding display of hard rock" by Verbicide.

   "Setting up shop and recording ourselves in an 1800's era estate has been a pleasure and a labor," comments Taylor. "We built the studio in house from the ground up – mostly Sean (organ), with help from our friends at Kawari Sound and Retro City Studios. From homemade preamps to third floor room mics hidden in echo chambers, the tones on this album are truly vintage. Putting ourselves into seclusion provided a process that influenced the album's sound, allowing us to create our own pocket of deep space rock inside of a time warp where everything else stopped - politics, personal shit, the day-to-day worries that tarnish the soul…all gone. This album is like nothing we have ever made before."

   More details on RUBY THE HATCHET's upcoming album will be released soon. The band will launch a U.S. tour alongside labelmates Earthless on December 2 in Chicago, IL. Fans can expect to hear a taste of the band's new material on the two week trek, which runs through December 17 in Detroit, MI. The tour wraps up two years of heavy touring by the band in support of Valley Of The Snake, which saw RUBY THE HATCHET hit the road with Black Mountain, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and The Sword.

   RUBY THE HATCHET tour dates:

   * All shows with EARTHLESS

   December 2     Chicago, IL                 Empty Bottle
   December 3     St Louis, MO              The Firebird
   December 4     Norman, OK               OPOLIS
   December 6     Dallas, TX                   Club Dada
   December 7     Austin, TX                   Barracuda
   December 8     Houston, TX               Rudyard's Pub
   December 9     Baton Rouge, LA       Spanish Moon
   December 10   Atlanta, GA                 The EARL
   December 11   Raleigh, NC                Barcade
   December 12   Richmond, VA            Strange Matter
   December 13   New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom
   December 14   Brooklyn, NY              Saint Vitus
   December 15   Pittsburgh, PA            Club Cafe
   December 16   Cleveland, OH           Grog Shop
   December 17   Detroit, MI                   El Club


   Psychedelic space rockers RUBY THE HATCHET are one of heavy music’s finest on-the-rise bands. Evoking a decade’s worth of growth and maturity gained in just a few short years, the genesis from the band’s 2011 self-titled EP to present day has been nothing short of stunning. Forming after a series of New Jersey basement practices, this doomy quintet bring an organ-driven Deep Purple groove, wailing female vocal harmonies and fuzzy guitar and bass tones that are nostalgic, but not dated. Live intensity and tightness is paramount for these in-the-pocket groovers who not only write together, but live together. RUBY THE HATCHET conjure occult-flavored, evil hard rock with hypnotic and mythical lyrics for a witchy brew of ominous wild rock sounds. If the Wilson sisters had a 5-headed Sabbath love child and Stevie Nicks was the mid-wife, consider RUBY THE HATCHET the bastard that strikes a balance between psych density and metal grandiosity.

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     Facebook: /RubytheHatchet
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