“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 –https://soundcloud.com/ripple-music/04-serpents-throne
Mothership is Kelley Juett (guitars/vocals), Kyle Juett (bass/vocals) and Judge Smith (drums).
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
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’.
“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.” MetalSucks
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 (www.thedesertfest.com), and Hellfest, France (www.hellfest.fr).