Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ripple Music Unleashes New Wo Fat onto the World April 1st! Free Desert Suns Single and more!!

Easily the most anticipated Ripple Music release of the year, we’re thrilled to announce that we will be running a special pre-sale of all three editions of “Midnight Cometh” beginning at 8 am PST, Friday April 1st.  Midnight Splatter Edition (limited to 100), Swamp Green Cometh (limited to 150) and Blackest Night (world-wide edition). All editions come with fully illustrated gatefold, cover and back by David Paul Seymour.    If you know Wo Fat, you know the thick riffs and swamp boogie that await you.  If you don’t know Wo Fat, man, have you got a treat
While checking out Wo Fat, don’t miss out on your chance to pick up the second installment of the Second Coming of Heavy series.  Chapter One completely sold out, Chapter Two will as well, but there are still scant copies of all three editions available in the shop, so you can pick it up before Chapter 3 lands this June.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MOTHERSHIP hit the road with Corrosion of Conformity | New live album released in January on Ripple Music

Mothership Live Over Freak Valley released 15th January 2016 on Ripple Music
Stream and share the live version of ‘Serpents Throne’ here –
“Such a killer find, man. Can’t wait to see them live!”
Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer
“They represent everything that is great with rock and roll from everything in the past, to everything in the future and everything in between. Mothership is the future of rock and roll. These guys are just going to keep getting bigger and bigger. You watch.”
The Evil Engineer
After the rerelease of their momentous second album and a storming start to 2015, Mothership – the hard rocking supersonic/intergalactic Texan trio – are pleased to announce the arrival of Mothership Live Over Freak Valley this Janaury on Ripple Music.
Recorded at their debut European appearance at the iconic German rock festival, brothers Kyle and Kelly Juett along with Judge Smith have captured their steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden inspired metal; southern Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top swagger, and deathly Sabbathian doom. A concoction that should by all accounts prove too heavy to handle on record, but as fans will soon discover, Mothership Live Over Freak Valley will deliver the filth and fury of the full Mothership live experience.
Since 2013 the band has travelled non-stop, playing live across the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe; taking to festival stages, nightclubs, and under the sun at whatever motorcycle parties they could find. They are for all intents and purposes a heavy rock juggernaut that has only just begun to tear a hole in the cosmos. And guess what? They have no plans of slowing down for anyone.
All this month Mothership embark on a US tour with Corrosion of Conformity, Brant Bjork and Saviours where the band will have CDs of Mothership Live Over Freak Valley on sale ahead of its official vinyl release on Ripple Music in the New Year. To catch them live and for the full list of dates see below, and to stream and share the live version of ‘Serpents Throne’ follow the link here –
Mothership is Kelley Juett (guitars/vocals), Kyle Juett (bass/vocals) and Judge Smith (drums).
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Mothership Live:
11/16 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/18 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/19 – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
11/21 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
11/23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/24 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/27 – Racine, WI – Route 20
11/28 – Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
11/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/01 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/02 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
12/03 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
12/04 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
12/05 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
12/07 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/08 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
12/09 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
12/10 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHRON GOBLIN stream ‘The Wailing Sound’ with Invisible Oranges | New album Backwater released this Friday on Ripple Music

Stream and share ‘The Wailing Sound’ by Chron Goblin, exclusively via Invisible Oranges:
Signed to the California-based label Ripple Music – home to the likes of Sweat Lodge, Mothership, Mos Generator and JPT Scare Band – Canada’s heavy-riffin’ four-piece Chron Goblin are now only weeks away from the release of their new album, Backwater.
Venturing to Portland to work with Adam Pike at Toadhouse Studios in February 2015, the band’s intention was to explore the heavy sonic principles of the Pacific Northwest and embrace Portland’s music scene. Under the tutelage of Pike, who recorded Red Fang’s debut album and tours with them as their front of house engineer, he served as an integral component in achieving the band’s aspirations in the studio and ensuring their exploits across the city were well advised.
Swagger and muscle, charm and wit, Chron Goblin pair melody with aggression and groove for a fresh interpretation of heavy. Following the success of 2013’s sophomore album Life For The Living, and having toured the UK, USA and Canada, the band’s third full-length album Backwater picks up where the former left off. Holy Grove vocalist, Andrea Vidal, features on the ethereal first half of ‘The Wailing Sound’, a track offering contrasts to brain pummelling heavy rockers such as ‘Fuller’, ‘Give Way’, and the meandering complexities of ‘The Return’.
Backwater will be released through Ripple Music worldwide on November 13 2015 but in the meantime, you can stream and share ‘The Wailing Sound’ by Chron Goblin, exclusively via Invisible Oranges here –
Album pre-order details via Ripple Music – Order on CD / LP
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Chron Goblin:
Josh Sandulak
Devin Purdy
Richard Hepp
Brett Whittingham

Saturday, November 7, 2015

WO FAT announce signing to Ripple Music, Desertfest & Hellfest Appearances and new album Midnight Cometh for Spring 2016

“Wo Fat stand atop the the genre that inspired them and have set about remaking it in their image.”
The Obelisk
“The band’s power lies in how loose they feel; they don’t rely on theatrics or clever bridges but instead sound confident swinging a bluesy sledgehammer of a riff right into a free-burning solo.”
After slinging their Texas-sized psychedelic blues doom for over a decade, Dallas legends Wo Fat are pleased to announce that they have signed to the California-based label Ripple Music.
“We are thrilled to be working with our brothers in the riff at Ripple for this new record!” says vocalist Kent Stump. “We’ve been friends with Todd and Pope for a while and have always had a lot of respect for them personally, as well as the label itself, and we just kinda realised, that, hey, we should be working together. They are passionate about the music they release, they make really good choices when it comes to signing bands, they’re all about treating artists fairly and trying to help this scene grow, and they’re also a label on the rise.”
Throughout their sonic odyssey spanning five studio albums, a live album, and two splits, beginning in 2006 with The Gathering Dark, they have stayed true to the deep, dark blues that wail from within and have continually forged their riffs with a primal groove. Going stronger and rocking harder than ever before, the band are currently readying their next chapter – and first with Ripple – with the release of their brand new album Midnight Cometh. Looming on the horizon and due for release in Spring 2016, this newest slab of riffage lurking in your future is easily their most daring and psychotropic exploration of heaviness to date.
“We’ve been huge fans of Wo Fat and their maniacal brand of riff-heavy psychedelic grooves,” explains Ripple Music’s Todd Severin, “And they never fail to be one of the most mesmerising bands we’ve ever seen on stage. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome them into the Ripple family.”
The critical success of their albums, most notably 2009’s Psychedelonaut, which truly solidified the Wo Fat name in the Stoner Rock community and secured them world wide recognition, helped land the band appearances at the legendary Roadburn Festival, Desertfest, Freak Valley Festival, Psycho California Festival and Sylak Open Air Festival as parts of a number of successful international tours.
Midnight Cometh is slated for release in Spring 2016 and will be supported by a European tour, which will also include appearances at Desertfest in Berlin and London (, and Hellfest, France (

Thursday, May 28, 2015

DoctoR DooM announce new album This Seed We Have Sown | Stream and share new song ‘Relax, You’re Dead’

This Seed We Have Sown by DoctoR DooM will be released on 24th July on Ripple Music and vinyl release end of June on STB Records
Listen to ‘Relax, You’re Dead’ by DoctoR DooM –

“With a devilish affection, the band conjures up a foggy brew of wicked blues and righteous stoner rock.”
Heavy Planet
“DoctoR DooM does everything you could possibly ask of them to introduce themselves as major new players in the heavy rock underground.”
The Ripple Effect
Formed in the French town of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrénées by guitarists Jean-Laurent Pasquet and Jérémie Delattre, since their formation in 2011 DoctoR DooM have blazed an impressive underground trail for followers of new, authentically crafted hard rock, metal and progressive blues.
Having come together out of a shared appreciation for forgotten 60s and 70s music, it didn’t take long for the duo to find kindred spirits in drummer Michel Marcq and bass player Sébastien Boutin Blomfield as they sought to pull together the rhythm section required to knock out a monumentally heavy live set. Initially performing covers of Coven, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple, out of the riffs and drum rolls of old grew new, original numbers that would later surface fully formed on their 2012 debut DoomO EP on STB Records.
Inspired by the recent wave of Scandinavian stoner/rock bands such as Graveyard, Witchcraft and Spiders, throughout 2013 and 2014 DoctoR DooM took part in a series of high profile festival appearances including Spain’s Riff Ritual Fest, Doom Over Karalis in Sardinia and Germany’s much-celebrated DesertFest before taking to the studio at the end of last year to record their very first LP.
This Seed We Have Sown by DoctoR DooM will be released worldwide on 24th July 2015 on Ripple Music, with a limited vinyl released on STB Records out toward the end of June.

DoctoR DooM:
Jean-Laurent Pasquet (Vocal, Guitar)
Jérémie Delattre (Guitar)
Sébastien Boutin Blomfield (Bass, Keys)
Michel Marcq (Drums)

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Ape Machine LP/DVD set Live At Freak Valley from Ripple Music out 26th May | Stream and share video for ‘Strange Are The People’

Share the new video from Ape Machine’s forthcoming Live At Freak Valley DVD here –
The daring new release was filmed and recorded at the Freak Valley Festival in Germany last year; an event that has proven to be a veritable showcase and ‘Who’s Who’ in the brave new world of upcoming psychedelic and heavy stoner-rock bands. The set features Ape Machine’s blistering hour-long performance in front of a sold-out festival crowd and serves up proof that the band lives up to their reputation of captivating and commanding live audiences.
In addition to the upcoming Live at Freak Valley release, Ape Machine has released three critically acclaimed full-length albums, two recent releases of which – Mangled By The Machine and War To Head– were produced by Ikey Owens (Jack White, Mars Volta, Mastodon) who also contributed keyboards to both albums. Owens was slated to produce the band’s fourth full-length this summer before his untimely death this past October while on tour with Jack White. In Ikey Owens’s absence, the band plans to record their next full length this April with long-time friend Jacob Golden producing.
Last year also found Ape Machine touring extensively, sharing the stage with bands such as Motorhead, Helmet, Orange Goblin, Crobot plus many others. With their Live At Freak Valley release arriving on 26th May, a new album in the pipeline and more planned for later in the year, 2015 promises to be busy year for one of the best new bands on the scene.
Live At Freak Valley will be released on LP and DVD by Ripple Music on 26th May 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ripple Music announce signing of Californian Quartet Blackwülf | Stream new song via Decibel Magazine

“Heavy on the heavy, doomy on the riffing, this vintage metal band from Oakland, CA has hit the nail on the proverbial head.”
Heavy Planet
Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Oakland, California’s Blackwülf to their ever-growing and impressive roster of artists in 2015.

The band – made up of vocalist Alex Cunningham, guitarist Pete Holmes, drummer Dave Pankenier and bassist Scott Peterson – prowl the musical feeding grounds of stoner rock, doom-cloaked soundscapes and vintage heavy metal. Dark sonic forests that provide coverage for their unholy mix of parapsychological anger and aggression, and bluesy head-banging riffs.

With a résumé that includes member stints with bands like San Francisco’s Acid King, The Nads, Tucson’s Naked Prey and Mountain Pig, Blackwülf is already a seasoned predator. Formed in 2012, it wasn’t until January of last year that the band unleashed their debut album Mind Traveller on Wicker Man Recordings, pressed on clear red vinyl and featuring jacket illustrations from acclaimed San Franciscan artist Alan Forbes (Queens Of The Stone Age, The Misfits). The record, much like Blackwülf themselves was unabashed in its typical, “What you see is what you get” aesthetic. Melding heavy stoner riffs to sincere, pure rock indulgence that has since paved the way for the self-released 7” split single ‘Acid Reign’ with Portland’s Black Snake last September.
Offering up another dose of melody and raw power and a nod to the golden old schools of heavy 70s and 80s pre-thrash metal Blackwülf will release their new album this June via Ripple Music. In the meantime, check out the exclusive track ‘Wings Of Steel’ via Decibel Magazine here –

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