Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ripple Music to Release DEVIL TO PAY's Fate is Your Muse April 9th



Ripple Music will release Fate is Your Muse from Indianapolis heavy rockers DEVIL TO PAY on April 9th . The album will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Fate is your Muse is an introspective lyrical journey that careens from the metaphysical, to the absurd, to the pragmatic (and back again), all set to bone crushing heaviness wrapped in elaborate vocal melodies and elegant guitar phrases. Exploring topics such as reincarnation, the end of days, and the thin veil between reality and fantasy, the Indianapolis foursome create a rare musical experience; one that will have heavy rock fans returning for the primal
emotional riffs, as well as the complex and heady lyrical content.



Wearin' You Down
Ten Lizardmen & One Pocketknife
Yes Master
Already Dead
This Train Won't Stop*
Savonarola
Black Black Heart
The Naked Truth
Mass Psychosis
Tie One On*
Beyond The Ether

*CD version only
DEVIL TO PAY released a video for the single "This Train Won't Stop," which was premiered by The Obelisk in conjunction with the end of the Mayan Baktun on December 21st. The lyrics are about the continual false prophesizing of the world's end. Check out the video at this location.
 
The band is hosting a listening party for Fate Is Your Muse at the Sound Square Brewery in Indianapolis on the 16th of March, which will feature the establishment's home brews, all of which will be named after DEVIL TOP PAY songs for the night. DEVIL TO PAY's album release party will be held at Radio Radio in Indianapolis on the 12th of April.

Pre-order Fate is your Muse HERE.
For complete bio info on DEVIL TO PAY visit this location.



www.deviltopay.net
www.facebook.com/deviltopay
www.twitter.com/devil_to_pay
www.reverbnation.com/deviltopay

www.ripple-music.com

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Prog Rockers FEN Release New Music Video 'A Long Line' + Performing Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival Kickoff


Top Left to Right = Bass: Jeff Caron | Drums: Nando Polesel   
Bottom Left to Right = Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals: Sam Levin | Guitars/Vocals: Doug Harrison

   Vancouver progressive rockers FEN have released their latest music video 'A Long Line Final' from their fifth and latest album 'Of Losing Interest' released last summer via indie label Ripple Music to follow up their fourth release 'Trails Out Of Gloom'. The band will also be performing at this year's Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival Kick Off on March 21st at the Electric Owl (926 Main St.) in Vancouver, BC. (show details below)

Their heaviest and most technical album to date, 'Of Losing Interest' is an album that revisits the band’s harder edged metallic past while retaining the melodic sensibilities that made 'Trails Out of Gloom' so alluring. Co-Produced by Mike Southworth, his fourth with the band, 'Of Losing Interest' is a contrast of technical virtuosity layered against warm low end organics.

To view the video, please visit the following link below.


a long line final - fen (ripple music)

Track Listing: Of Losing Interest
1. Riddled 03:55
2. Of Losing Interest 04:59
3. Nice For Three Days 04:04
4. A Long Line 04:43
5. The Glove 03:23
6. Drunken Relief 04:26
7. Light Up The End 03:34
8. Pilot Plant 06:03
9. Snake Path 03:17
Show Details
Show Details:
March 21, 2013 - The Electric Owl  - Vancouver, BC w/ Marching Mind, Porn for the Blind (kick off show for the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, coming to Whistler April 12-21) put on by Powder Rocket http://powderrocket.com/about/ and Streetkore http://www.streetkore.com/about/

About:
In January of 1998, in the mountain shadows of Nelson, British Columbia, a creatorship emerged called Fen. The road has been long for this dark-leaning band, which after more than a decade of obscurity, was finally ushered into the prog and metal fan’s psyche. This occurred in 2010, when Fen signed to California label Ripple music and released their fourth album Trails Out Of Gloom. The album garnered impressive reviews from bloggers and print magazines worldwide, including mention in the UK’s Classic Rock magazine and a perfect 16/16 score from the US authority on prog: Progressions Magazine. To follow up this attention, in May of 2011, the management of UK/Israeli prog veterans Blackfield invited Fen to open for them on the Vancouver stop of their North American tour.

To date, Fen’s music has sold in more than fifteen countries, and with the help of dedicated bloggers, two AAA-radio campaigns, and a music video for the single “Miracle,” the band’s following continues to expand. In surprising contrast to the dark nature of Fen’s music, their songs have been placed on HGTV (Home and Garden Television) and Animal Planet’s, From Underdog to Wonderdog, among others. The song “Through the Night” will soon be available on the video game RockBand.

Fen has performed at clubs and festivals throughout BC, and in the summer of 2011, took part in the Forest Symphony at UBC’s Pacific Spirit Park. Fen’s fifth album, Of Losing Interest, will be available in August 2012, and is a return to the heavier aspects of the band's sound. It is their second release under the Ripple Music label, and it brings together a band line up first assembled in 1999.

Friday, February 22, 2013

UK's GRIFTER Putting Finishing Touches On Material For New Album




UK-based dirty rock n' roll trio GRIFTER are putting the finishing touches on the follow up to their self-titled debut full-length, which was released in 2011 by Ripple Music.

Promising to deliver an album full of material that has been described as "heavy as fuck," guitarist/vocalist Ollie Stygall made the following statement about the band's forthcoming record:

"We're tantalisingly close to finishing writing for the album. One new track 'It's Not Me, It's You' just needs a few tweaks to round off some of the rougher edges but it's sounding tasty...it has kind of a swing blues vibe to it, albeit much heavier. We're also looking at dusting off "Woman Of Mine" and making the definitive version of it. We've always loved the song but it could do with a spruce up...I have some nice ideas. Once that's done we just need to think about getting in and recording it!!!"

More news on this release as it comes. In the meantime, GRIFTER's self-titled debut, which Planet Fuzz called "the perfect soundtrack to a night of debauchery," is currently available via Ripple Music. Head over to www.ripple-music.com to order.

GRIFTER has recently been confirmed for this year's Hard Rock Hell, which runs from November 28th through December 1st in Pwllheli, Wales. Also confirmed so far are Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy), Nazareth, Gentlemans Pistols, The Answer, Paul Dianno, Blaze Bayley, Lawnmower Deth, Chrome Molly and Crucified Barbara with many more to be announced. For updates, tickets and information visit www.hardrockhell.com.
For all things GRIFTER, visit the following links:

www.grifterrock.co.uk
www.reverbnation.com/grifterrock
www.facebook.com/grifterrock
www.myspace.com/grifterrock
grifter.bigcartel.com
grifterrock.bandcamp.com


Friday, February 15, 2013

APE MACHINE Announces March Tour





Hard-hitting heavy rock animals APE MACHINE, who recently signed with RIPPLE MUSIC, have announced their March 2013 SxSW Tour. 

The tour comes in advance of the band's third album, Mangled by the Machine, which is set for worldwide release on RIPPLE MUSIC later this year. Dates are as follows:

3/8 - Portland, OR - The Know (w/ Sons of Huns and Bison Bison)
3/9 - Redding, CA - Bombay's (w/ Armed for Apocalypse)
3/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Knockout (w/ Hollow Mirrors and Buffalo Tooth)
3/11 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp (w/ Armed for Apocalypse and Horseneck)
3/12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/ Dirty Sirens, Wha?, and Roxy Jones)
3/13 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room (w/ From Dogs to Wolves, Keeping Shay and Red Complex)
3/15 - Austin, TX - Rusty's (Hype Music, Swing House, D'Addario Day Party)
3/16 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Grotto (Fuzzed Out! Fest with WoFat, Lord Fowl, Freedom Hawk, Mothership, Southern Train Gypsy, Been Obscene)
3/17 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace (with Black Empress, Been Obscene)
3/18 - Tucson, AZ - TLMS (with Been Obscene and TBA)
3/19 - Los Angeles, CA (tbd)
3/20 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 (with Style Like Revelators, Been Obscene and Rare Monk)
3/21 - Chico, CA - Cafe Coda (with Been Obscene and TBA)
3/22 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bonds (with Psyrup, Testface and Been Obscene)
3/23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon (with Bitches Crystal, and Been Obscene)



Mangled by the Machine, is set for worldwide release on RIPPLE MUSIC in the coming months as the band takes off to plow over the masses on a full-scales of the U.S. and Europe, including appearances in all the major European heavy rock festivals.  

Cover Art for Mangled by the Machine



"Blending equal parts rock 'n' roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is a band whose heart is steeped in the rich musical history of the late '60s and '70s. That doesn't mean they're some kind of hippie dippy throwback band. Ape Machine delivers their material with heavy metal muscle..." - Noisecreep.com 


APE MACHINE have established a worldwide reputation with their effortless blending of Rock n' Roll, Blues, Stoner-Rock, and Psychedelia. APE MACHINE is out to pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy Rock n' Roll. The name APE MACHINE is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment.  With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE's music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years (or your Dad's bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility.  When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock.  A true four-piece, the group has been called "a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70's and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll."
Keeping in line with their proud "retro" heritage, the new album, Mangled by the Machine, was recorded on analog tape and is being pressed from analog lacquers and plates, which will ensure the highest quality analog sound and fidelity. 
With a catalog of underground releases, APE MACHINE has 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 Music banner.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MOTHERSHIP Self-titled Debut Out Now; U.S. Tour Announced


Mothership, the self-titled debut from Dallas-based heavy rock trio MOTHERSHIP is now available worldwide through Ripple Music. Called "a must for any heavy rock and metal fan" by DangerDog.com, Mothership is proving itself a threat to any release vying for the "Best Rock Album or 2013" title.   

MOTHERSHIP masterfully delivers 70's-tinged U.S. hard rock with a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership's goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style; updated and amped up for the modern day. Originally self-released in 2012, Mothership and Ripple Music have joined forces to re-release this stunning debut record on CD (includes lyrics) and LP (packages to include an 11" x 17" poster and download cards). Mothership is available at www.ripple-music.com

A video for the song "City Nights" was recently premiered by TheSodaShop.com and can be viewed at this location.   

MOTHERSHIP will hit the road next month with GYPSYHAWK as part of the "March Out Of Winter" 2013 Tour. Dates are as follows:

MARCH OUT OF WINTER 2013 TOUR DATES:

MOTHERSHIP Only 
03/01/13 - Tyler, TX - Clicks Live
03/02/13 - Dallas, TX - The Doublewide
03/03/13 - San Angelo, TX - The Deadhorse Saloon
03/04/13 - Lubbock, TX - Depot District Lonestar Oyster Bar
03/05/13 - El Paso, TX - Low Brow Palace
03/06/13 - Las Cruces, NM - The Train Yard
03/07/13 - Tucson, AZ - Surly Wench Pub 

w/ GYPSYHAWK
03/08/13 - Phoenix, AZ - Red Owl
03/09/13 - Sierra Vista, AZ - JR's Bar
03/11/13 - Fort Worth, TX - Lola's Saloon
03/18/13 - Shreveport, LA - Tiki Bar
03/19/13 - Texarkana, TX - Arrow Bar
03/20/13 - Tulsa, OK - The Sound Pony
03/21/13 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
03/22/13 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
03/23/13 - Colorado Springs, CO - Triple Nickel Tavern
03/24/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Shred Shed
03/26/13 - Boise, ID - Red Room
03/27/13 - Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern
03/28/13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
03/29/13 - Medford, OR - Johnny B's
03/30/13 - Reno, NV - Jub Jubs
03/31/13 - Lake Tahoe, CA - Whiskey Dicks
04/02/13 - San Fransisco, CA - El Rio
04/03/13 - San Diego, CA - The Griffin
04/04/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Joint
04/05/13 - Bakersfield, CA - On The Rocks 
 

**No MOTHERSHIP at the SXSW Dates**




"Such a killer find, man. Can't wait to see them live!"  
- Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer / Classic Rock)

"Been listening to Mothership all day now and if feels like UFO and Orange Goblin got drunk with St. Vitus, smoked some weed with Blue Cheer and spewed out the tuffest blues-drenched, no frills love child I've heard all month. Some ridiculously badass guitars. And heavy above all else!" -- Sword of Doom

"Try to resist a band that plays blues-laden metal with heavy guitar riffs that is also hoping for intergalactic travel. Mothership is a three piece from Dallas that alternates between an almost AC/DC-like sound on a track like 'City Nights' and a broader, heavier and more epic sound on tracks like 'Cosmic Rain,' 'Angel of Death' and the opener, 'Hallucination.'   
-- Vue Weekly.com  
Mothership Bio

Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins. In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013.

Kells Juett- Guitars/Vox
 Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox
Judge Smith- Drums



www.facebook.com/mothershipusa

www.ripple-music.com

Monday, February 11, 2013

APE MACHINE Signs Worldwide Deal With Ripple Music




RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting American heavy rockers,  APE MACHINE to their ever-expanding roster!

The band's third album, Mangled by the Machine, is set for worldwide release on RIPPLE MUSIC in the coming months as the band takes off to plow over the masses on a full-scale European Tour, including appearances in all the major heavy rock festivals.

APE MACHINE commented yesterday upon the new alliance; "We are very excited to be a part of the Ripple family and to work with one of the most genuine heavy rock labels in the world! It's clear that these guys don't compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of heavy rock. The variety of bands and the sheer quality of music they've released speaks for itself. We're very honored that our music earned its place among their ranks!"

Cover Art for Mangled by the Machine



"Blending equal parts rock 'n' roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is a band whose heart is steeped in the rich musical history of the late '60s and '70s. That doesn't mean they're some kind of hippie dippy throwback band. Ape Machine delivers their material with heavy metal muscle..." - Noisecreep.com 

APE MACHINE have established a worldwide reputation with their effortless blending of Rock n' Roll, Blues, Stoner-Rock, and Psychedelia. APE MACHINE is out to pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy Rock n' Roll. The name APE MACHINE is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment.  With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE's music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years (or your Dad's bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility.  When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock.  A true four-piece, the group has been called "a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70's and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll."
Keeping in line with their proud "retro" heritage, the new album, Mangled by the Machine, was recorded on analog tape and is being pressed from analog lacquers and plates, which will ensure the highest quality analog sound and fidelity.
With a catalog of underground releases, APE MACHINE has 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 Music banner.


www.apremachine.com
www.facebook.com/apemachinemusic

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Prog Rockers FEN Post New Video 'Of Losing Interest'


Top Left to Right – Guitars/Vocals: Doug Harrison | Bass: Jeff Caron,
Bottom Left to Right – Drums: Nando Polesel | Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals: Sam Levin

   Vancouver progressive rockers FEN have posted a video for their title track from their fifth and latest album 'Of Losing Interest' released last summer via indie label Ripple Music to follow up their fourth release 'Trails Out Of Gloom'.

"The song 'Of Losing Interest' broke new ground for us. We didn't try to shape it into some convoluted or grandiose structure. We just let the riff be a riff and do its job and we kept the dynamics fairly steady throughout. At one point I considered titling the song, The Grump, based on the fact that the lyrics are from the perspective of someone who detests social interactions and does what he can to either cut them short or avoid them altogether. Overall, the video is a lofi attempt to reveal what might be inside his head." comments vocalist / guitarist Doug Harrison.

To view the video, please visit the following link below.

Of Losing Interest - http://youtu.be/57p5I9VpXCc 
fen - of losing interest
  
 Their heaviest and most technical album to date, 'Of Losing Interest' is an album that revisits the band’s harder edged metallic past while retaining the melodic sensibilities that made 'Trails Out of Gloom' so alluring. Co-Produced by Mike Southworth, his fourth with the band, 'Of Losing Interest' is a contrast of technical virtuosity layered against warm low end organics.


Track Listing: Of Losing Interest
1. Riddled 03:55
2. Of Losing Interest 04:59
3. Nice For Three Days 04:04
4. A Long Line 04:43
5. The Glove 03:23
6. Drunken Relief 04:26
7. Light Up The End 03:34
8. Pilot Plant 06:03
9. Snake Path 03:17


Show Dates:
March 21, 2013 - The Electric Owl  - Vancouver, BC w/ Marching Mind, Porn for the Blind (kick off show for the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, coming to Whistler April 12-21)


About:
In January of 1998, in the mountain shadows of Nelson, British Columbia, a creatorship emerged called Fen. The road has been long for this dark-leaning band, which after more than a decade of obscurity, was finally ushered into the prog and metal fan’s psyche. This occurred in 2010, when Fen signed to California label Ripple music and released their fourth album Trails Out Of Gloom. The album garnered impressive reviews from bloggers and print magazines worldwide, including mention in the UK’s Classic Rock magazine and a perfect 16/16 score from the US authority on prog: Progressions Magazine. To follow up this attention, in May of 2011, the management of UK/Israeli prog veterans Blackfield invited Fen to open for them on the Vancouver stop of their North American tour.

To date, Fen’s music has sold in more than fifteen countries, and with the help of dedicated bloggers, two AAA-radio campaigns, and a music video for the single “Miracle,” the band’s following continues to expand. In surprising contrast to the dark nature of Fen’s music, their songs have been placed on HGTV (Home and Garden Television) and Animal Planet’s, From Underdog to Wonderdog, among others. The song “Through the Night” will soon be available on the video game RockBand.

Fen has performed at clubs and festivals throughout BC, and in the summer of 2011, took part in the Forest Symphony at UBC’s Pacific Spirit Park. Fen’s fifth album, Of Losing Interest, will be available in August 2012, and is a return to the heavier aspects of the bands sound. It is their second release under the Ripple Music label, and it brings together a band line up first assembled in 1999.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mos Generator to support Saint Vitus on European Tour; Interview Opportunities Available



Mos Generator to support Saint Vitus on European Tour; 
Interview Opportunities Available
Ripple Music and MOS GENERATOR are pleased to announce the heavy rockin' power trio's support spot on SAINT VITUS' European tour beginning March 5th on Koln, Germany and ending March 27th in Hamburg. Touring in support of October 2012 Ripple Music release Nomads, the band's classy 'n catchy brand of heavy rock is sure to leave audiences with mouths agape and ears ringing.


The introspective and dynamically heavy Nomads marked the triumphant return of MOS GENERATOR after a three year hiatus. Fusing the band's trademark sound of explosive heavy dissonance with equally beautiful melodic passages, the Port Orchard trio is giving Hard Rock fans a 40-minute rock n' roll treat that was five years in the making. Available on CD, vinyl LP, and digital download at www.ripple-music.com. Nomads is unequivocally recommended for fans of Mountain, Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, Judas Priest, Monster Magnet, Deep Purple, Queens of the Stone Age, Kiss.

Check out the video for "Lonely One Kenobi" off of Nomads at this location.

MOS GENERATOR Live Dates:

*Mos Generator only
2/1 Flights Pub - Everett, WA  
2/9 The Breakroom - Bremerton, WA  
2/23 Club 21 - Portland, OR  
3/1 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
March 2013 - SAINT VITUS & MOS GENERATOR 
3/5 Cologne, Germany @ Underground 
3/6 Berlin, Germany @ C-club 
3/7 Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol 
3/8 Arnhem, Holland @ Willemeen 
3/9 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie 
3/10 Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob 
3/11 Brighton, England @ The Haunt 
3/12 Southampton, England @ The Cellar 
3/13 Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy 2 
3/14 Glasgow, Scotland @ The Cathouse 
3/15 Newcastle, England @ Northumbria Uni 
3/16 Pwhelli, Wales @ Hammerfest 
3/17 London, England @ The Garage 
3/18 Rouen, France @ Le 106 
3/19 Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik 
3/20 Lyon, France @ Le Ninkasi Kao 
3/21 Winterthur, Switzerland @ Salzhaus 
3/22 Vienna, Austria @ Szene 
3/23 Bologna, Italy @ Zr 
3/24 Milano, Italy @ The Tunnel 
3/25 N├╝rnberg, Germany @ Rockfabrik 
3/26 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-sal 
3/27 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo