Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mighty High needs you!

Some of you may know this already but Mighty High's rehearsal room at the South Sound in Brooklyn was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Basically everything in the attached photo is gone. Luckily, most of the guitars you see were in a different location but the drums, PA system, amplifiers, speaker cabinets, etc were submerged in toxic salt water from the Gowanus Canal. Many items were either vintage or custom built and cannot be easily replaced. We are not covered by insurance and not eligible for relief from FEMA. The cost to replace/repair these items is staggering.

We have two shows scheduled in December in Brooklyn to try and raise some funds. Here's the info if you can attend, we'd love to see you. We'll have shirts, vinyl, CD's and posters for sale at both shows.

Saturday December 1 at the Grand Victory 10PM
Friday December 14 at Trash Bar 10PM

If you want to buy a copy of our new album Legalize Tre Bags or any of our previous releases, please visit our label Ripple Music. They have a lot of other great bands (Poobah, Mos Generator, Stone Axe, etc)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

C.F.A. Unveil Superhero Alter Ego's in the Band's First Comic Book

Continuing along with the mindset that rock n’ roll can still be fun, C.F.A. (Cody Foster Army) and Ripple Music are proud to present:"Cody Foster Army and the Smelter's Curse", a full color, 42 page, independently released comic book chronicling the band's superhero alter ego and their exploits in the City of Destiny.

The book was written and illustrated by Tacoma artist and author, Potter, who has plans for another 2 stories to the series, and possibly even more.

The book is a fun, tongue-in-cheek story of destruction, bravery and overcoming selfishness in an unforgiving world. This comedic sci-fi superhero adventure is light-hearted entertainment the whole family can enjoy whether you have a familiarity of the band or not! 100 Limited Edition signed and hand numbered copies are being made available at select locations, while individual print copies can be ordered through the Indy Planet web site

You can purchase a digital copy for Android & iPad from Indy Planet Digital: Here

Limited Edition, signed and numbered copies will be available through the band or at the following select locations:

Rocket Records
3843 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-5186

Poison Apple
907 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Soon to be available on Kindle and other formats!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Charity Auction for Superstorm Sandy Relief, Package Deal for Both STONE AXE and MOS GENERATOR LP Test Pressings

Continuing with the company tradition of giving back to the community, Ripple Music will auction a pair of extremely Rare Original Test Pressings in one package. Stone Axe: Captured Live! and Mos Generator Nomads vinyl are being made available with proceeds going to Superstorm Sandy Relief.

Only 5 copies of each test pressings exist, and these are the only one's being made available to the public!  You can jump into the auction, win a cool heavy rock collectible and benefit the agencies that commit money and manpower to lend a helping hand. To do so, just visit us at the Ripple Music Ebay Store! The auction will start on Monday, November 19th and end on Monday, November 26th.

The Stone Axe and Mos Generator test press auction is the latest in a growing line of charity auctions that Ripple Music has created.  Previously, rare JPT Scare Band, Mos Generator, Stone Axe, and the Heavy Ripples test pressings were auctioned with proceeds going to Gulf Disaster, The Wounded Warrior Fund, Japan Tsunami and the Joplin Tornado disaster relief agencies.  With the sacrifices made by the men and women to assist their fellow Americans in need, Ripple founders John Rancik and Todd Severin thought the time was right to release another rare test pressing from their vault and raise money for a worthwhile effort.

Press raves about Mos Generator and Stone Axe:

"Tony Reed is my favorite hard rock guitarist going right now. He plays with sincere and unrivaled passion and backs it up with some of the tastiest guitar licks and riffs that I've ever heard in recent memory." -- John Perez, Solitude Aeturnus

"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 

“Mos Generator are back, they are in fine form and anyone who loves their rock, raw, grungy, classic and in your face should sit up and take notice.” -- BCFM Sunday Rockshow

"If it (Stone Axe: Captured Live!) 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

Mos Generator "Lonely One Kenobi" video: Here


Saturday, November 17, 2012

DEVIL TO PAY Putting the Finishing Touches on Brand New Album

Indianapolis-based DEVIL TO PAY are in the process of putting the final touches on their fourth album and looking at a March, 2013 release. The new album, tentatively titled “Fate is your Muse”, is a collection of hard hitting metaphysical introspection after vocalist-guitarist Steve Janiak’s self-described ‘epiphany’ in 2011. With topics ranging from reincarnation, quantum physics, alternate universes, the illusion of time, and the mystery of consciousness itself, each song is like a window with a different view on reality.

Fusing monstrous Sabbath-like riffs with memorable melodies and intricate instrumental textures, the album takes DEVIL TO PAY to untold levels of musical and lyrical growth. Tracking began late this summer at Azmyth Studios with Ryan Adkins at the helm, getting the levels just right. The final mixes were turned in to rock n’ roll preservationist Tony Reed, at HeavyHead Studios, for final mastering.

In the meantime, DEVIL TO PAY and GloryHole Records will soon be releasing an advance 7” single on red and black colored vinyl, featuring the supercharged “This Train Won’t Stop” and the boogie-laden “Tie One On”. The record will be available on the GloryHole Records web site and at the band’s release party on December 8th at Radio Radio in Indianapolis.

A group that started off as a side project, DEVIL TO PAY has become the primary vehicle of expression for each band members’ love of music. What began as a stoner rock outfit with a doom edge has morphed into a genre-bending and multi-faceted heavy rock unit. The band hails the almighty riff, but never forgets that the song is still king. This attention to detail is what will keep a melody stuck in your head for days on end, and what elevates DEVIL TO PAY above the monotony. Now celebrating their 10th year, DEVIL TO PAY has aged like Kentucky bourbon, distilling a culmination of years of sweat, highway miles, cigarette smoke and hangovers into crushing compositions and bone-jarring, heavy musical moments.

With a catalog of underground releases, DEVIL TO PAY gained accolades, awards and a hard earned cult-like status. They have established themselves as the go-to band for those searching out more than just a few killer riffs; a foundation of heavy that will flourish under the Ripple banner.

For a sneak peek and more information on the band, please visit:

MOS GENERATOR Celebrate Release of Nomads LP with Limited Edition Package

“Lying down, headphones blasting in the dim light of a laptop, one word kept coming to mind, over and over: excellent. That’s Pacific Northwest metal legends Mos Generator’s new album Nomads, their first in five years.”  --  New York Music Daily

And, on Tuesday, October 23rd, Nomads became available to the masses world-wide!

After being built up for months now, Mos Generator’s Nomads is flying off the shelves and is becoming the type of album that defines moments in time; where listeners remember exactly where they were the moment the album spun for the first time; a fingerprint in time. The band also recently played a monumental show in Seattle opening for the godfather's of doom, St. Vitus, drawing accolades from folks such as John Perez, guitarist for the legendary and massively influential band Solitude Aeturnus who stated, “Mos Generator is the real deal when it comes to genuine heavy and hard rock in the States. They should be and deserve to be HUGE!”

To celebrate the world-wide release of the album, Mos Generator and Ripple Music have put together a special limited LP package that includes a signed 11 x 17 poster, exclusively available at the Ripple Music Store. Nomads is available through Nail Distribution in North America, Code 7 in the UK, and Clearspot International thoughtout Europe

Video for "Lonely One Kenobi": Here

Video for "Cosmic Ark": Here

Here's what the press has to say:

“Hooks for miles and grooves for longer than that, Nomads is a heavy rocker’s chorus-loaded paradise.”  --  The Obelisk

“With its bad-ass, balls-out, no-bullshit mix of classic, stoner, and cosmic rock, Nomads is unrelenting and packed with pure power, a bigger, bolder, modern day Never Say Die! and, really, how appropriate is that?”  --  Broken Beard

“Just might be the hard rock/metal album of the year!” --Rock Guitar Daily

“Mos Generator and Ripple Music have another winner on their hands. Nomads is a brilliant album”-- Sludgelord

Check out Nomads: Here

TRUCKER DIABLO To Open For Irish Legends, Thin Lizzy, in Belfast on Lizzy's Farewell Tour

Trucker Diablo has been riding an massive wave of popularity since signing to Ripple Music, the California-based hard rock label last year. After impressive gigs opening for The Foo Fighters at Tennents Vital and the Tygers of Pan Tang, the Big Truck just received the thrill of their collective lifetime: The opportunity to open for Irish rock legends, Thin Lizzy on Lizzy's Farewell Tour!

Thin Lizzy have announced a farewell tour with a Belfast date for their loyal fans in the relatively intimate setting of The Limelight 1 on Wednesday 12th December. After a very successful 2 year run with the current line up, Thin Lizzy have made a decision to not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name. Ricky Warwick said ‘Without a new album to gain new press and keep the momentum we have built up over the past two years, we are worried the Thin Lizzy brand and all it stands for will diminish to a point we would never want to see. Therefore our regular touring as Thin Lizzy will cease at the end of this year after our European tour.’

Information about the gig, the chance to see Thin Lizzy live and Trucker Diablo opening for them, can be found

Trucker Diablo's debut album, The Devil Rhythm won widespread accolades around the world, busting out singles "Drink Beer, Destroy," and "Voodoo" that earned steady play on BBC 1 Radio, Kerrang Radio, and Kerrang TV. The Devil Rhythm has converted rock fans world wide with it's high energy, no holds-barred rock n roll, and earned Trucker Diablo the tag as one of the biggest breakout bands of 2012.

The Devil Rhythm is now available at the Ripple Music Store and world-wide through Clearspot International in Europe, Code 7 Distribution in the UK, and Nail Distribution in North America. And be sure to check out the hilarious, viral hit video for "Voodoo."

Don't miss your chance to catch the Big Truck as it rolls through your town and don't miss your last chance to see the legendary Thin Lizzy perform live.

Here's "Drink Beer, Destroy" from Tennents Vital


Tom Harte - Guitar, Vocals
Simon Haddock - Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Harrison - Bass
Terry Crawford - Drums