Friday, October 31, 2014

VOLUME IV: Atlanta-Based Biker Doom Trio Starts East Coast/Southern Takeover This Weekend

Atlanta's VOLUME IV may have been quiet as of late, but with a huge year ahead of them and many things to announce in the coming months, they're kicking things off by taking their southern-tinged biker doom riffs on the road and laying waste to the south as well as the east coast.

11/1 Birmingham, Alabama @ The Bottletree
11/4 Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
11/7 Brunswick, GA @ HBGB
11/8 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
11/22 Montgomery, AL @ Head On The Door
12/4 Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
12/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
12/6 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
12/31 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar

Listen to Volume IV's skull-shattering 2014 release, Long In The Tooth, right here:

Watch the haunting video for "Awake The Dreamer," which premiered on MetalSucks:

With equal parts elegant beauty and steamrolling aggression, Volume IV serve up a piece of ear candy for the ages with Long In The Tooth. This first release with Ripple Music is a concise, 36-minute thrill ride of swampy metal heroics, featuring heavy grooves, classic bluesy stoner riffs, and an overall impending sense of doom. These boys bring back the old school attitude of musical sensibility, working hard to master your instrument, and taking pride in creating a wide pallet of musical styles: Thunderous drumming locked tight within the pocket, bass guitar providing a dense foundation for the thick guitar and gritty yet melodic vocals that lay on top. In a world where everything is mechanized, click-tracked and auto-tuned, Volume IV does it the only way, the honest way, straight from the gut.

Individually the members of Volume IV have shared the stage with legendary acts such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Danzig, Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity and Down just to name a few. Led by singer/guitarist Joe Carpenter and filled out by bassist Blake Parris and drummer Troy King, Volume IV has stunned the metal world with one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

"Volume IV draw from a set of southern, '70s, biker and stoner rock, amalgamating the mix into a very spacious, slow-motion burl that possesses a deep groove."
- Metal Hammer

"What draws us to Volume IV is their willingness to step a bit outside the confines of what you might normally expect from a group of stoner/sludge/whatever beardos and longhairs."
- MetalSucks

“The riff is heavy and the groove is huge, it's biker metal done perfectly. We mentioned this release was highly anticipated, but it surpassed even our expectations.  Definitely a top ten album of the year candidate.”
- Stoner Rock BBQ


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MOTHERSHIP: Dallas, Texas Riff Lords Reveal "Priestess Of The Moon" via Terrorizer; Mothership II out Nov 11th

Dallas, Texas-based, supersonic, intergalactic heavy rock trio and family unit Mothership have revealed the riff-heavy anthem "Priestess Of The Moon" from their forthcoming sophomore album, Mothership II. Terrorizer, who are hosting the stream today, note that "Mothership’s goal is a simple yet admirable one; to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70′s, updated and amped up for the modern day. Marrying Sabbath-esque riffs to a kind of ZZ Top swagger, if you’ve got a soft spot for this style of music then you’re going to love this."

Mothership II, which was engineered at Dallas' Crystal Clear Studios by none other than Kent Stump of Wo Fat, will be unleashed November 10th in Europe and November 11th in North America on both single LP gatefold vinyl and digipack CD.
Turn your speakers up and blast "Priestess Of The Moon" at THIS LOCATION.
“Mothership‘s new album is a scorcher, plain and simple. The Texas natives made waves with their self-titled debut, which got picked up by Ripple for a re-release, but Mothership II is a different beast altogether, and one that trounces its predecessor easily.”

- H.P. Taskmaster, The Obelisk

"Warning: May cause heads to explode and make your ears bleed. Mothership upped the ante with 'II.' It's Darker and grittier than their debut. If you only listen to one new release this year, this is the one you want! 

- Bill Goodman, The Evil Engineer (ex-The Soda Shop)
Mothership is:
Kyle Juett - Bass, vocals
Kelley Juett - Guitar, vocals
Judge Smith - Drums

See Mothership live:
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
11/15 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
12/19 Houston, TX @ End Of The World Festival

For all press inquiries, please contact

STUBB: New Track From London Heavy Psych Rockers Now Streaming At The Obelisk; Cry Of The Ocean Out Nov 14th

Today The Obelisk has premiered "Sail Forever," the first taste of Cry Of The Ocean, the long-awaited sophomore album from London heavy rockers STUBB, out Nov 14th in North America and Nov 17th in UK/EU. The Obelisk's H.P. Taskmaster gives the Cry Of The Ocean high praise in the accompanying review, calling it "a more complex offering...and in case you're worried, there's no shortage of fuzz, either."

Listen to "Sail Forever" at THIS LOCATION.

The power trios of the late '60s and early '70s are the blueprint for Stubb’s loud, hard-driving, fuzzed-up heavy blues rock. The band recorded their first full length album for UK label Superhot Records, and hit the road, gigging with such heavy rock luminaries as the Gentlemans Pistols, Firebird, Cherry Choke, Steak, Sungrazer and The Machine as well as appearing at Desertfest to a packed house. Making the trip over to Europe twice with Stone Axe from the USA further cemented Stubb's reputation as a solid live act with some serious chops. Quickly, their debut album sold out and fans of heavy rock have been waiting eagerly for their sophomore effort. Now, Ripple Music is proud to deliver Cry of the Ocean, a blissed-out new album that will cement Stubb’s reputation amongst the higher hierarchy of heavy rock bands.

"For the dedicated music fan, hearing a great new album is rather akin to the feeling that a gourmet gets when introduced to a particularly tasty meal. The pulse quickens, the heart pulses and a sense of excitement. It is just this feeling that strikes when you are introduced to the flaming guitars and psychedelic visions of London’s mighty Stubb.” 
-Sonic Abuse

Stubb is:
Jack Dickinson - Guitar and vocals
Tom Fyfe - Drums
Peter Holland - Bass

To speak with a member of Stubb, drop an email to


Thursday, October 16, 2014

MOTHERSHIP Reveal Details of Sophomore Album, Mothership II

Ripple Music and Dallas, Texas-based riffers Mothership are excited to finally reveal the details of Mothership’s highly anticipated second release, Mothership II. After months of playing their new tunes to sweaty, ecstatic masses both in Europe and on across the United States, the trio is excited for fans to finally hear the album in its entirety. For the album art, the band chose good friend and incredibly talented artist Zach “EZ” Nelson (Instagram – @ezwheelin) to hand draw his version of the galactic Valkyrie who also appeared in another form on the cover of the band’s debut album. For the album’s engineering, Mothership returned to Kent Stump of Wo Fat, who also lent his magic to the group’s eponymous debut album, at Dallas’ Crystal Clear Studios. Mothership II will be released on single LP gatefold vinyl and on digipack CD.

US: November 11th
Europe/UK: November 10th


1. Celestial Prophet
2. Priestess of the Moon
3. Shanghai Surprise
4. Holy Massacre
5. Centauromachy
6. Hot Smoke & Heavy Blues
7. Tamu Massif
8. Astromancer
9. Serpents Throne

The CD will have two bonus songs:

1. Eye of Sphinx
2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

More on Mothership:

Supersonic intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership based out of Dallas, Texas give a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers. Consisting of brothers Kyle Juett on bass/lead vocals, Kelley Juett on guitar/vocals, and Judge Smith on drums, these guys have created a unique sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, paired with a deadly chalice of Black Sabbath. Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70′s, updated and amped up for the modern day. The band has been non-stop road warriors since the release of their debut album in February 2013 on Ripple Music successfully invading the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe playing either on festival stages, night clubs, or outdoors under the sun at motorcycle parties.

The band is set to release their sophomore album, Mothership II, in November 2014 on Ripple Music, and one can only expect more of the same unrelenting onslaught of heavy riffs, head-banging grooves, and mind-melting solos. This heavy rock juggernaut has only just begun their tear across the universal cosmos and have no plans of ever slowing down. Do not miss your chance to hop on board and join Mothership.


Friday, October 3, 2014

WHITE DYNOMITE to reissue self-titled debut via Ripple Music


Ripple Music is proud to announce that Boston's riff-heavy rockers WHITE DYNOMITE are set to release the vinyl re-issue of their 2012 self-titled album in October. The reissue will be released on limited edition black and colored vinyl as well as digitally via bandcamp.

Release Dates:
North America: Oct 14, 2014
Europe/UK: Oct 13, 2014

Born of boredom and bourbon, WHITE DYNOMITE are considered gentlemen of experience and true Rock City pedigree. Featuring ex-members of ROADSAW, LAMONT and WRECKING CREW, this five man band has a shared love for all things loud, fast and loose. There's more to their story than just the suits.

WHITE DYNOMITE call Boston home but their brand of action requires a map.  Jump into their jalopy for a trip thru the streets of NYC with The Ramones and The Dictators blaring thru the deck. Then shoot across the pond to London for a holiday party with Slade and T.Rex. Get back behind the wheel and swerve left into Sweden thru Hellacopters and Turbonegro country. Make a quick stop in AC/DC's Aussie garage before bouncing down Detroit's back alleys with The Stooges and MC5 riding shotgun. WHITE DYNOMITE do it all in one night.

Say what you will about the white polyester suits. Throw away the cheap shades. You can even make them bathe and shave. It won't matter. WHITE DYNOMITE have enough punk muscle and rock 'n' roll heart to deliver the dangerous goods loaded, rolling and exploding in a cloud of smoke. 


APE MACHINE announce fall U.S. tour dates

Portland, Oregon stoner-rockers APE MACHINE have announced fall U.S. tour dates in support of their latest record, Mangled By The Machine, which is out now via Ripple Music. (Order here.)

contact for any press inquiries, including guest list spots, photo passes and interviews.

Oct 16: Black Forest - Eugene OR
Oct 17: Witch Room - Sacramento CA
Oct 18: Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland CA
Oct 19: Redwood Bar - LA CA
Oct 20: Flycatcher - Tucson AZ
Oct 21: JRs - Sierra Vista AZ
Oct 22: Lowbrow Palace - El Paso TX
Oct 23: House of Rock - Corpus Christi TX
Oct 24: Continental Club - Houston TX
Oct 25: The Grotto - Ft Worth TX
Oct 26: Underground - Sante FE NM
Oct 27: Pub Rock - Phoenix AZ
Oct 28: Copper Door - Santa Ana CA
Oct 29: U-31 - San Diego CA
Oct 30: Prospector - Long Beach CA
Oct 31: Soda Bar - San Diego CA
Nov 1: Audie's - Fresno CA
Nov 2: Paddys Pub - San Jose CA
Nov 3: Elbo Room - San Francisco CA

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 '70s and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll."

Blending equal parts rock 'n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll tones unheard since the days of bell bottoms, long hair and blaring tube amplifiers.

Ape Machine's mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, they provide a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience.