Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Xroadie Files

Tantric – Mercury Retrograde
Hugo Ferreira – Vocals, Troy Patrick Farrell -  Drums, Jason Gulino – Bass, Sebastian Labar – Guitar

Angry starts out just grabbing ahold of you and rocking out with a solid beat great riff and excellent vocals. Tether has a melody that just sticks in your head and has you singing along. Get Em All is a very blues flavored song with some interesting twists kick back and enjoy. Before You Could Crawl sit back grab a brew and just drift along and move to the rhythm. Lie Awake is one of those songs that has you singing along from the first and swaying to the rhythm. My Forever melodic piano floats thru the air with some very emotional vocals that bring out many emotions. Wannabe sitting around the fire with friends watching the band play. The Last Stumble slowly builds with some great guitar emotional vocals and a solid as a rock rhythm section. Letting Go has a fist in the air riff that will have the entire crowd moving and grooving. My Forever (Acoustic) a different take on an excellent song.

Domkraft – Flood
Martin Wegeland – Bass/Vocals, Martin Widholm – Guitar, Andrers Dahlgren – Drums

Landslide psychedelic sounds with a slow beat that gets heavier and just moves all around and thru you with some scorching leads. The Watchers searing guitar notes float thru the air just get ready to take a trip thru your mind. Flood get up and slowly groove to the stoner rock beat and emotional playing. They Appear To Be Alive the music envelopes you and it flows thru making you seeing many things in your imagination. Sandwalker has a very Sabbath feel old school low tones that just rumble you. Octopus pounding in your head as the music builds and travel into your very essence. Dead Eyes Red Skies melodic guitars drift around as they take you on a very strange musical trip.

Koenix – Dekade 1
M Hugi, JM Schneider, M Piccapietra, t Roth

Etre Sur Soleure is a very festive folk infused song that will have you up and dancing along as you sing. Bi De Fahrende continues the around the fire festive folk mood. Hingerem Mond kick back with a brew in the woods and just watch the band play. Marliland spoken words and then a very upbeat rhythm with loads of great playing and singing. Wildwassertanz grab your partner get up and dance a jig. Schnee around the fire as the sun goes down enjoying the festivities. Durs Fuur the crowd rises in unison and just moves and sways to the catchy rhythm. Tyras Sang stand up raise your drink and sway. Perelin a great party song to just enjoy. Winter Wie Lst stomp your feet and clap your hands as you party the day and night away. Dr Zwirbelzwerhardbargwarchwagstag walking thru the forest trying to find the sounds of one great party then join in. Starnemeer has the feeling of a great army coming up over the hills ready for one bloody battle. Hinter Dem Mond catchy and melodic to just stick in your head as the music moves along. Behind The Moon the English version of previous song.

Unorthodox – Maze Of Existence
Allassandro Menighin – Bass/Piano, Marzio Quagliato – Guitar/Synthesizer, Massimiliano Berti – Drums, Matteo Guidi – Vocals

The Non-existent Sin strange eerie piano flows all around like a fog then out of it arise the beast to devour you. Rotten Society slowly the evil envelopes you as it pulls you down then just rips you to shreds. The Mind Keeps The Madness melancholy piano tones fill the atmosphere then the pit of hell open up to destroy. Maze Of Existence moody music gathers in force as it crawls thru your senses then like it drags you into a black hole of nothingness. Ipnosi Regressiva is a fist in the air head banging riff that just cuts thru like a chainsaw with many aggressive tones. Chronic Dysthymia slowly the mist rises then out of it gathers the hordes of demons. They Are Legion the army of the dead gathers as it prepares to annihilate the earth. Gears Of Death grinding and pounding your soul into a black mess.  

Castle – Deal Thy Fate
Al McCartney – Drums, Mat Davis – Guitar, Elizabeth Blackwell – Bass/Vocals

Can’t Escape The Evil low moody bass screaming guitars pounding drums and dark vocals. Skull In The Woods is a stand up fist in the air metal riff that just makes you move to the rhythm. Prelude a nice melodic guitar piece. Hexenring driving down the road listening to the music and just drifting along. Wait For Dark fist pumping foot stomping metal music that just garbs you and holds on till the last note. Deal Thy Fate is a cruising down the road riff that will just make you speed along. Haunted the crowd rises to its feet and just rock along with this catchy riff and great musicianship with emotional vocals. Red Phantom kick back and just enjoy the ride. Firewind searing eerie guitar leads melodic guitar and a song that builds till the end.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ripple Music Debuts Halloween Ripples

New singles and mini-releases dropping for the harvest season

Ripple Music makes no secret of its love for holiday fun and offering up new music from its vast roster, and the label is stoked to present exclusive new singles from two of its artists and a new 2-song EP from a third just in time for Halloween.

Fuzzed-out retro rockers Salem's Bend offer up their imaginary Italian horror-flick soundtrack in the form of new song, Carpentiere Rosso.

Finnish band Craneium unveil new occult post-Pentagram track I'm Your Demon via The Obelisk on Oct. 30, with the band's new album following by year's end.

And Sister Midnight, the solo moniker of Sonic Medusa mastermind Steve Darrow, releases the new 2-song Midnight Neckbite EP, featuring two cover tunes that pair perfectly with the creepy season.

Label CEO Todd Severin says:

"Ripple loves to do special releases for special occasions, and with three bands all feeling the Halloween spirit, we couldn’t think of a better time to release these "monster" tunes. Dig in and have a terrifying Halloween!"

All tracks available now or by Halloween at an appealing pay-what-you-want price point via the Ripple Music Bandcamp, with distribution via worldwide digital music services to follow.

Monday, October 29, 2018

RUINERS - Typecast

This band from Houston, Texas released their debut back in 2016 and after being busy with doing shows and writing new music, they have released the sophomore album. Although it is touted as post-punk, this sounds more like emo-punk with some post-punk mixed in, but it’s still better than straight out emo.

The album is tightly played, with energy to spare from these four guys. The songs have improved form their debut and really show off just how the time between releases has helped. Starting off with “No,” the band gets a blast of power that rips through your skull and continues on the next track “Swipe.” These two songs are a great one-two punch to get things rolling. “Raptor” is another crazy track that is just like a kick in the groin.

The band has matured a bit and you can hear the rawness of the emotions in the music so well on this album. Turn it up and have them cave your head in.

-Rick Ecker

Sunday, October 28, 2018

BARBARIAN HERMIT Reveal New Video 'Black Mass' Ahead of Debut Album Release

British monsters of heavy groove and thick riffs BARBARIAN HERMIT have revealed their new video for single 'Black Mass'. The track is the second single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album Solitude and Savagery which is due for release via APF Records on November 16th 2018.

The video, which originally premiered on the Sludgelord website, is now available to view here:

You can also pick up the single via iTunes or add to your Spotify playlists here.
Black Mass by Barbarian Hermit

Playing a heady mix of downtuned, fuzz-laden guitars, the quintet kick out some of the raunchiest riffs in rock draped over elephantine grime and groove on their debut to create a sound that is as irresistibly catchy as it is crushingly heavy.

Working with the legendary Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios, the producer behind such mammoth sounds as Electric Wizard, Conan, Primordial, Witchsorrow, Winterfylleth and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, OLD), BARBARIAN HERMIT’s Solitude and Savagery bears seven bruising tracks of pummelling groove metal that smoulders with swampy rawness and feral energy.

Pre-orders for Solitude and Savagery are now available via APF Records here.

Catch the band live:
November 10 - Cvltfest 2018, Cafe Indiependent, Scunthorpe
November 16 - Solitude and Savagery Album Launch, Northern Monk Refectory, Manchester
December 22 - Rock Into Xmas, Rebellion, Manchester

Find out more about the band


BARBARIAN HERMIT are a five piece doom/sludge/Stoner act, based in Manchester, England. Formed in 2013 from former members of disbanded Manchester bands Bisonhammer, Arke, Severed Fate, Random Act of Violence, Mountains Became Machines and That Sunless Tide and the disbanded South Korean band FatalFear.

The band have been gigging heavily around the UK for the last few years. Recently, playing at big events like HRH festival, Bloodstock Festival and supporting big names like Raging Speedhorn, Dopelord and Crowbar. Their debut self-titled EP came out in early 2016 and received rave reviews from the press and will follow this up with their debut album Solitude and Savagery which is set for release from APF Records in November 2018.
Solitude and Savagery Tracklisting

1. Enter the Hermitage
2. Black Mass
3. No Sleep
4. Beyond the Wall
5. Lifebreather
6. Reawaken
7. Laniakea

Friday, October 26, 2018

Worriers Sign To 6131 Records, Reissue 'Survivor Pop' With Two New Tracks

photographer credit: Molly Adams

"Extremely thoughtful, impeccably arranged punk songs" -NPR

"An uplifting, cathartic album, but goes a step further: Survival Pop makes surviving sound like thriving."
-AV Club

"An anthemic collection of songs to buoy hopes and spirits with the promise of progress." -Bandcamp

6131 Records is excited to announce they have signed Lauren Denitzio's powerful melodic punk band Worriers. The label re-released Worrier's most recent album, Survival Pop, digitally today. The album will also be released on vinyl and CD, pre-orders are available now. Originally released in 2017 on Side One Dummy and now out-of-print, the highly praised record will again be available, this time as an expanded edition, featuring additional songs: the previously unreleased "The Saddest Little Waffle House in Eastern Pennsylvania” and a newly mixed/mastered version of “No More Bad News” which previously appeared on a split with Kevin Devine earlier this year.

Lauren Denitzio of Worriers had this to say about new song "The Saddest Little Waffle House in Eastern Pennsylvania:”

"I wrote this song when I was on a solo tour, spending a lot of time alone in my car that was literally on its last legs, and I was really grasping at straws to find the bright side of my surroundings. We always go to Waffle House on tour but it’s a much different experience when you’re there by yourself with your own thoughts and you’re the one that stands out."

6131 Records owner Joey Cahill had this to say about today’s announcement:

"Having been longtime fans of Worriers and Lauren Denitzio’s music, and especially loving the musical progression they exhibited on Survival Pop, we jumped at the chance to re-release this phenomenal album. Worriers being a part of the 6131 Records family feels like such an honor and we’re excited to see what the future holds as well."

Worriers have previously released highly acclaimed records with Don Giovanni, No Idea and Yo-Yo Records. The newly LA-based band has toured with Against Me!, John K Samson & The Winter Wheat, Julien Baker, The Wonder Years, Camp Cope, Jeff Rosenstock and more. Worriers' debut full-length Imaginary Life was produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2015.

Worriers are on tour in the UK and Europe with Anti-Flag, Silverstein, and Cancer Bats now. A full list of dates can be found below.

Survivor Pop Tracklisting:
1. My 85th Rodeo
2. Not Your Type
3. The Possibility
4. Gaslighter
5. No More Bad News (Album Version)*
6. What We're Up Against
7. Future Me
8. The Saddest Little Waffle House in Eastern Pennsylvania*
9. Self Esteemed
10. No Thanks
11. Glutton (Reprise)
12. WTF is Sleep?
13. Best Fear / Worst Fantasy
14. Open Heart

* denotes newly added song

Tour Dates:
10/26 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat *
10/27 Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom *
10/28 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof *
10/30 Birmingham, UK @ Asylum #
10/31 Bristol, UK @ SWX #
11/01 London, UK @ Heaven #
11/02 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 #
11/03 Glasgow, UK @ Garage #
11/05 Belfast, UK @ Foundry #
11/06 Dublin, IE @ Whelan's #

* w/ Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Cancer Bats
# w/ Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Xroadie Files

The Second Coming Of Heavy Chapter 9 – Cortez & Wasted Theory
Cortez – Matt – Vocals, Scott – Guitar, Alasdair – Guitar, Jay – Bass, Alexei - Drums

The Firmament slow melodic melancholic guitar and trippy vocals just relax and enjoy the ride as it slowly grows heavier. Close grab a beer kick back and watch the band play as you move to the catchy music. Fog Of Whores is more of a fist in the air stoner rock classic style with loads of emotion. Stormbringer is an excellent version of the deep Purple classic get ready to rock.

Wasted Theory – Brenden Burns, Larry Jackson Jr, Andrew Petkovic

Ditch Pig slow and heavy with tons of reverb then a get up and fist pump as you sing along song. Abominatrix foot stomping fist pumping, get up and groove heavy metal.  Baptized In Gasoline slow stoner blues hard rock that picks up the tempo as it goes back and forth. Heresy Driver fast get in your car crank up the tunes and jam on down the road music.

Arsis – Visitant
James Malone – Vocals/Guitar, Noah Martin – Bass, Brandon Ellis – Guitar, Shawn Priest – Drums

Tricking The Gods fast heavy pound you in the face death metal. Hell Sworn grabs you and throws you into the pit of hades moshing and slamming. Easy Prey melancholic guitars pierce thru you then a riff that just cuts and slices with death metal vocals. Fathoms dark heavy and dementia laden. As Deep As Your Flesh fast heavy demonic pound and shredding of your senses.  A Pulse Keeping Time With The Dark evil arises slowly and makes you on high alert not knowing what is coming next. Funeral Might thrashing ripping tearing pounding of all your musical senses. Death Vow hit the pit and try to run as the forces of evil and death surround you. Dead Is Better pounding in your head ready to explode with agony. Unto The Knife the earth opens up and all the forces of evil rise and try to destroy. His Eyes (Pseudo Echo Cover) has some melody that just pierces you as it thrashes along.

The Order Of Apollyon – Moriah
BST – Guitar/Vocals, SR – Guitar/Vocals, AK – Bass/Vocals, JZ – Drums

The Lies of Moriah melodic acoustic guitar then a blast in the face of pure evil and aggression. Rites Of The Immolator grab ahold for a ride that tears thrashing down a mountain of hate. Grey Father blasting beats thrashing shredding chainsaw style riffs and vocals from hades. The Cradle the pit of hell opens and hordes of demon’s flood over the earth. The Original Cries of Jerusalem death destruction and evil abound. Trident Of Flesh grabs you and throws you into a pit of devils to be shredded. Soldat dark choruses fill the air with eerie keyboards then open up the hordes of hell. A Monument eerie and demented your senses on full alert trying to escape.

Lucifer’s Child – The Order
George Emmanuel – Guitar, Stathis Ridis – Bass, Marios Dupont – Vocals, Nick Vell – Drums

Viva Morte overdrive demonic vocals and music that just shred you into pieces. The Order heavy demented sounds that drive you mad. Fall Of The Rebel Angels has a catchy melody then it just rips and tears at your very being. Through Fire We Burn eerie sounds envelope you as it builds and has a climax lime being drawn and quartered. El Dragon fast heavy punch your body till you are sore and lost. Black Heart worms its way into your very soul turning it dark and hateful. Haraya eerie then thrashing and shredding and pounding of your senses. Siste Farvel slowly drives you insane.

Domadora – Lacuna
Angel Hidalgo Paterna – Organ, Karim Bouazza – Drums, Gui Omm – Bass, Belwil – Guitar

Lacuna Jam spoken words then a 70s blues based hard rock guitar riff kicks in with a solid as a rock rhythm section add scorching guitars and organs just enjoy the trip back thru musical time this song just rocks. Over 9 minutes of just pure jamming. Gengis Khan builds slowly close your eyes and just drift along to one amazing tripping musical journey at over 14 minutes thru your very mind. Vacuum Density nice melodic guitars float in the air as they catch your attention slowly building music the way it was meant to be played just take a trip back to the psychedelic 70s. Tierra Last Homage just sit back and trip to the over 16 minutes of psychedelic music that will fill your mind with many sights and sounds.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Backwoods Payback Going On Tour!

Called "Pennsylvania's best kept secret" by Decibel, sludgy grunge outfit Backwoods Payback won't be a secret for long.  The trio is about to embark on a tour in support of their recent album Future Slum, sharing the stage with Doomstress, Royal Thunder, and many more on their way from the Northeast to Texas and back.

Says the band:
"Future Slum is here and it's time to start spreading it across the land.

We are heading to some areas we haven’t toured in quite some time and a few bucket list destinations as well. The lineups for these shows are nuts. They form a pretty solid vision of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going.

This is just the beginning...  Watch the trees, look past the tip of the knife...  We will be running with the wolves."

Tour Dates
11/16 - Midway (Boston MA) w/ Set Fire, Cortez, Lord Fowl
11/17 - Brickhouse (Dover, NH) w/ Set Fire, Scrimmy the Dirtbag, The Hummanoids
11/18 - St. Vitus (Brooklyn, NY) w/ River Cult, Eternal Black, Blackout
11/19 - Basement Transmissions (Erie, PA) w/ Fog Giant
11/25 - Banditos (Richmond, VA) w/ Book Of Wyrms
11/27 - Springwater (Nashville, TN) w/ Shadow Horse, Hogan’s Goat
11/28 - Dan Electros (Houston, TX) w/ Doomstress, Red Beard Wall, Mr. Plow
11/29 - The Mix (San Antonio, TX) w/ Red Beard Wall
11/30 - Lost Well (Austin, TX) w/ Red Beard Wall
12/1 - Santos (New Orleans, LA) w/ Suplecs, Choke
12/2 - TBA (Atlanta, GA)
12/3 - Slims (Raleigh, NC) w/ Chaosmic

Monday, October 22, 2018

CRUSHWATER - The Cactus Storm EP


This band from Port Angeles, Washington was formed in 2016 when singer/violinist Chandra Johnson joined forces with front man/guitarist Scott Sullivan and drummer Casey Northern. The three members began melding their various styles together leading up to the release of their debut EP, The Cactus Storm.

Playing a nice mix of country/folk/rock, this three-piece really gets things going on the first real track after the intro. “Fly Fly Fly” has a nice little groove going on and the mix of the male and female vocals really give the song a good contrast since they complement each other so well. The violin just makes this song a real treat since it gives it a terrific sound. “Blue Moon” is another great track with the instruments interweaving so beautifully that the song gave me goose bumps. The way that it gets more rocking really was a nice surprise and I really can’t get enough of this song. “Starry Skies” was a surprise since I was not expecting a Spanish song, but they managed to pull it off well. They mix the English and Spanish lyrics with ease and the music was upbeat and fun. “California” is a great slower track that was melancholy and really had a lot of feeling and emotion in it.

The EP has great playing, amazing vocals and so much real emotion going for it that I fell in love with this band. If this is the first thing they have put out, I’m looking so forward to what the next release will be like.

-Rick Ecker

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Prog-Metallers FORMING THE VOID sign with Ripple Music | Work on their follow up to this year's RIFT to begin in early 2019

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"Their fourth album Rift is epic in scale, replete with windswept hooks and skyscraping vocals, but it also delivers heavy metal thunder in abundance [...] It's immense - and immensely satisfying."

“Forming The Void are set to crush all-comers with this follow up to their much lauded third album Relic.”

“Crunching stoner riffs with trippy lyrics that speak of mythical winged beasts, secret epiphanies…”

“Forming the Void stake their claim as the pre-eminent stoner/doom band from the state with their second effort, Relic, a sterling collection of hook-laden riffs and clean vocals…”

“Melding their influences, which range from Mastodon and The Sword, to Soundgarden and YOB, Forming The Void’s riffs summon a sense of adventure.”

Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the signing of one of 2018's biggest and best breakout acts, Forming the Void. Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed album, Relic, Louisiana’s preeminent prog warlocks caused a storm across the planet earlier this year with their much-lauded follow-up, Rift.

"We're stoked to be working with Ripple Music!" explains guitarist James Marshall. “We got to hang out with Todd Severin at Psycho Las Vegas. It gave us the opportunity to spend a lot of time chatting about everything from medical problems to our guilty pleasure songs. It's an honour to be a part of the Ripple Family and we're looking forward to making music with them."

Originally formed in 2013 in Lafayette – a place with an impressive reputation for raising underground rock into realms of the unknown – Forming The Void became one of the city’s most talked about bands of 2017. With the release of their third album Relic (voted album of the year on Heavy Planet), their colossal and atmospheric sound summoned the towering hard rock riffs and progressive influence of bands like Mastodon, Baroness and Torche. A distinctive sound that not only marked them out as ones to watch, but a sound that promptly earned them recognition as ambitious and gifted players, capable of producing, “Crunching stoner riffs with trippy lyrics that speak of mythical winged beasts, secret epiphanies…” (PROG MAGAZINE)

"I couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Forming the Void to the Ripple Family," explains Severin. "Obviously, they released one of the best albums of the year this year, and dominated the Doom Charts for months on end, but it really was seeing them lay waste to the stunned audience at Psycho Las Vegas that blew me away. Amazing musicians and amazing people. The best still lies ahead with this band!"


11/7 – New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
11/9 – Lafayette, LA – The Boom Boom Room
11/16 – Houston TX – Satellite Bar
11/17 – San Antonio, TX – Faust
11/30 – Lake Charles, LA – Center Stage
12/10 – Lafayette, LA – The Boom Boom Room

Forming The Void:

James Marshall – Guitar/Vocals
Shadi Omar Al-Khansa – Guitar
Luke Baker – Bass
Thomas Colley – Drums

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Ripple Conversation With Fade Awaays

What have been your musical epiphany moments?

When I heard crazy hazy kisses by the flat duo jets. Had never seen so much energy come from such a small group.

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?

Usually someone has a riff or Dunc and I have a cool groove. A lot of it happens spontaneously from just jamming together

Who has influenced you the most?

The Beatles to pick 1. But I also love Dylan, Jimi Hendrix (Especially Mitch Mitchell) and Buddy Rich on a more percussive level

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

By continuing to listen to new music together and trying to adapt our own personal feel on what we hear.

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

Mimico baby. Our group is spread out all over the city but Mimico is the Fade Awaays homebase. I guess it helps being in the burbs cause we can blast amps and bash drums and the neighbours just think it sounds cool.

Where'd the band name come from?

There are a couple streams of thought. We love that legal green so its kinda like being 'Faded'. Reid Mac came up with the name cause he said he kept seeing the phrase pop up in music and thought it was a really cool sounding name and we all agree. We also love the song Fade Away by Twin Peaks so we just wanted to pay homage to our boys.

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

Snakes on A Plane.

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?

Bob Dylan's Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie if that counts.

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

Had to opportunity to chat with the late, great Gord Downie (rip, love you man). Id booked his sons band to play at the lola bar in Kensington market with another group of mine. Its the tiniest, dirtiest bar you'll ever see but there he was in the fedora. After id played my set he shook my hand and said "Haven't heard something like that in a long time" and he patted me on the back and took of in his suv.

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

Playing live with Fade Awaays is an out of body experience for me so I might not be of much help haha. I get in the zone and just shutdown any other areas of thinking except for the beat. Its funny, I always come back down to earth at the very last chorus of get along when everyone's screamin'.

The fans love it or at least i hope they do hahaha. It seems like we have a particular knack for getting a crowd moving that I think is super cool. We meet so many sweet people too and I love getting to know new people every show. Love the fans <3 p="">

What makes a great song?

I'd say you can tell its a great song if you're already knocked on your ass after 10 seconds of a band starting. I think Lou Reed or Danny Fields said that. Watch Danny says, great fucking movie.

Tell us about the first song you ever wrote?

The first I personally ever wrote was called Shelby and it was about this girl I had a crush on in the 7th grade.

What piece of your music are particularly proud of?

I have this new song I'm really happy with but you'll hear about that one a little bit later ;) I think Seal Beach Saint is one hell of a song. I didn't write it bit Reid crushed it and its my favourite to play live.

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

The Dirty Nil writes such great music and they've had such an awesome progression through their career. Master Volume is one of our band favs right now. Its just that perfect mix of kick ass and melody that makes your soul shine.

Also love Ty Segall, Twin Peaks, The Beaches and holy fuck Thee Oh Sees are so dope.

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

Vinyl yo. Ya can't beat it but ya can't afford it either.

Whiskey or beer?  And defend your choice

I'm a beer guy. For now its just easier cause you get the choice of casually sipping or just all out chuggin'.

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?

Sonic Boom in TO is a breathtaking sight but if you're looking for the real underground stuff than head on over to Faith/Void at College and Dovercourt.

What's next for the band?

We're trying to gst this ep out to as many people as we can really. We're also always writing and we've been filming some nifty video entertainment.

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

Keep riding that wave readers. Love ya, appreciate ya, have a good one 🙏 Come check out some rock and roll with the Fades sometime.

Friday, October 19, 2018

New Signing: RIPPLE MUSIC welcomes Auburn, CA heavy blues trio SHOTGUN SAWYER to the Ripple Family

New album BURY THE HATCHET coming in 2019!
Blistering ahead on its mission to dominate and elevate the global heavy rock landscape, Ripple Music has signed blues-infused California heavy rock 'n rollers SHOTGUN SAWYER to a worldwide deal.

Intent on reviving and re-imagining the musical spirit of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf while treading trails blazed by Zeppelin, ZZ Top, and Sabbath, bassist Brett "The Butcher" Sanders, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Jarman and drummer David Lee banded together in January of 2015.  The result was a thundering and authentic blend of tasty grooves, crunchy riffs, searing solos and powerful vocals, all underpinned by virtuosic drumming.

After self-releasing impressive debut Thunderchief in 2016 and touring Europe earlier this year, Shotgun Sawyer is preparing for the release of sophomore record Bury the Hatchet via Ripple Music in early 2019, along with a Western US tour in the Spring.

For Bury the Hatchet, the band teamed up with Cody Tarbell (of Slow Season) at his Double Wide Studios to create an utterly raw, unfiltered record.  The album was recorded live to tape with no instrumental dubs, and assembled with nothing but analog technologies and techniques to ensure the most honest presentation of the band possible.

Regarding their signing and plans for a big 2019, the band couldn't be more enthusiastic about things:

"We're thrilled to be signed to Ripple Music, the world’s finest dealers in heavy music!  No one else boasts the elite roster that Ripple does, and we couldn’t be more excited to join the family!"

Adds Ripple Music CEO Todd Severin:

"So thrilled to bring these guys into the family.  They've already played with many Ripple bands who all raved about them, and when I found myself unable to stop playing their debut in the car, I knew I had to reach out. Seeing them live sealed the deal. Just wait til they storm your town with their mutated heavy blues... minds will be blown!"

Look for Shotgun Sawyer's Bury the Hatchet on deluxe vinyl, CD and digital from Ripple Music during the first half of 2019, and make sure to catch them tearing the roof off at a rock bar near you!

Shotgun Sawyer:
Brett (The Butcher) Sanders - Bass Guitar
Dylan Jarman - Vocals and Electric Guitar
David Lee - Percussion and Beard

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