Thursday, May 10, 2012

RIPPLE MUSIC to Sponsor The 2012 Metroplex Heavy Fest, Featuring Headlining Performances From Wo-Fat and Earthen Grave


Ripple Music and Big Dude Productions are proud to announce that the California-based hard rock record label will be sponsoring the first annual 2012 Metroplex Heavy Fest in Dallas, Tx. on July 27th & 28th, 2012! The festival will be held at The Boiler Room, owned by Steve Benton of Drowning Pool, and will celebrate some of the regions hardest and heaviest acts, including special headlining preformances from Wo-Fat and Earthen Grave (featuring members of doom legends, Trouble). The event will be hosted by Dave Sherman (Spirit Caravan/Earthride/WeedisWeed) and will feature raffles, live recordings of the performances, and special guest appearances.

"To be approached by Big Dude Productions to be a part of this event was somewhat surrreal," states John Rancik and Todd Severin of Ripple Music. "We love heavy music. We love supporting heavy music. We love the guys who create the music and have the hard stuff running through their veins. What better way to give back to the scene than get involved and help keep it vibrant and alive?"

Big Dude Productions is proud to announce:

The 2012 Metroplex Heavy Fest
With special MC for both nights
Dave Sherman of Spirit Caravan, Earthride and WeedisWeed

Held at Steve Benton’s (of Drowning Pool)
Boiler Room, in Dallas, TX.
Friday July 27th & Saturday July 28th

Sponsored By: Ripple Music

With Co-Sponsors:
Lace Music Products
Coffin Cases
Fourth Floor Graphics
Voodoo Harley Davidson of New Orleans

The showcase of talent that ranges from Doom, to Stoner, to Sludge, but is all heavy!!!

·         7 bands on each night!
·         The best of local, regional, national and globally known bands from the area, in one place!
·         $10. cover each night!
·         Raffles held for both nights on killer schwag and gear!
·         Live recording of both nights!
·         Pod-Cast taping for internet radio on both nights!

Lineup for both nights:
Friday July 27 @ The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX. / First band 7PM - Last band 1AM

The Velia Shrine - 7PM
Stone Machine Electric - 8PM
Big Sandy Gilmer - 9PM
Mothership - 10PM
Wo Fat (headliner) - 11PM
Hawk vs Dove - 12AM
Kin of Ettins - 1AM

Saturday July 28 @ The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX. / First band 7PM - Last Band 1AM

Black on High - 7PM
Pothead Goat - 8PM
World Beneath World - 9AM
Orthodox Fuzz - 10PM
Earthen Grave (headliner) - 11PM
Burn Down - 12AM

Sunday, May 6, 2012

STONE AXE Set To Continue The Rock N’ Roll Party With Live Album Release


Port Orchard, WA – Three years, two full length albums, an EP, countless appearances on compilations and 7” projects, deluxe re-issues of out of print albums . . . the only thing missing from the Stone Axe repertoire is a full length live album. Wait no longer! Stone Axe and Ripple Music will be releasing the first full length live album from the Washington based rock n’ roll preservationists on May 8th in North America (May 7th in the UK). Stone Axe: Captured Live! is a fifteen track time capsule from the 2011 edition of the Roadburn Festival held on an annual basis in Holland. This recording, indeed, captured the band in all of their rock n’ roll fury, steamrolling through a raucous set of music that has the crowd cheering, singing, and clapping along.

“Captured Live! was recorded during our appearance at the Roadburn Festival, which was also the last night of our 2011 UK/European tour,” explains multi-instrumentalist and band leader, Tony Reed. “We’d been on the road for a long time, we were worn out, and we were playing a million miles an hour – just on the fringe of losing all control. It was an awesome and exhilarating experience and we think this recording captures the emotions of the night, as well as the weeks leading up to it.”

Stone Axe: Captured Live! is available through Nail Distribution in North America and Code 7 Distribution throughout the UK.

In addition to this release, Stone Axe were recently handpicked by the editors of Metal Hammer to have their song "Old Soul", from Stone Axe II - Deluxe Edition (available now from Ripple Music), included on a special issue covermount CD. This special issue pays homage to Black Sabbath is entitled 'The Sons of Sabbath' and will be available at the end of May!

Here’s what the press has to say:

"This is one impressive live release. Since I’ve been unable to attend any past Roadburn Festivals, Stone Axe has brought Roadburn to me. Anyone in the same boat as me can certainly appreciate it. This is one of those “must own” albums."  --  The Soda Shop

"Stone Axe - Captured Live! Roadburn Festival 2011 has just been released on the Ripple Music label, and it is an amazing slice of in-your-face rock and roll. In fact, if it had been released in 1974 instead of 2012, Stone Axe would be flying from gig to gig in a jumbo jet with their name on the side, and Tony Reed would be a household name and worth a fortune." -- Rock Guitar Daily

"Seriously ever track is worth hearing and the band is seriously tight live.For those who are already fans of this band this is a welcome addition to their catalog. For those who have never heard this fantastic act then this would serve as a fine introduction."  --  Heavy Metal Time Machine