MR. PLOW: Texan stoner rockers to release new album on Ripple Music | Stream and share new song ‘Sigil’

This August will see the official worldwide release of Maintain Radio Silence, the brand-new studio album from Houston-based stoner rockers Mr. Plow, on the influential heavy-rock; stoner, doom and psych label, Ripple Music.

Mr. Plow were originally formed over twenty years ago, back when bands like Kyuss and Fu Manchu were blowing out speakers in car systems and the term “Stoner Rock” was not only entering its formative years but the common lexicon of every rock-loving music writer across the land.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Mr. Plow since their early days,” explains Ripple Music founder, Todd Severin. “I personally have all their albums in my collection, so it was a no-brainer to ask the lads to join the Ripple family. The new album is better than anything I’ve ever heard from them before and will definitely open up new ears and eyes in the stoner/doom community.”

While the band were unmistakably influenced by the times they often sought a different direction lyrically. Instead of pursuing dark and evil lines of enquiry, they favoured riffs of a hookier variety and pop-culture references as you’ll no doubt recognise from their excellent name. Less about skulls and satanic imagery and more about skate parks in the summertime, with songs fashioned after author Kurt Vonnegut, curious Cannibal Corpse covers (check out Maintain Radio Silence’s take on ‘Hammer Smashed Face’), comic books, J.R.R. Tolkien and of course, The Simpsons, Mr. Plow take inspiration wherever inspiration strikes.

Maintain Radio Silence by Mr. Plow is released worldwide on 10th August through Ripple Music. Pre-order now at http://www.ripple-music.com and stream and share new song ‘Sigil’ here – https://soundcloud.com/ripple-music/mr-plow-sigil

Introducing BEERWOLF: Floridian blues doom trio to release Planetfall album on Ripple Music

Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the official worldwide release of Planetfall, the sophomore album by Floridian blues doom trio, Beerwolf.

Originally self-released last October, the album quickly came to Ripple Music’s attention, largely via cult commendations from fans, players and followers alike across the online community. Throbbing with doom-laden and imposing compositions like, ‘Serpentine Fiend’ and ‘Haze Arcane’, along with phased riffs and pulsating rhythms, for the Tampa Bay trio Planetfall marks a huge step up from their 2015 debut, Oracle Prophecy.

For those that already au fait with the old school aesthetics of 70’s hard and classic rock, gnarly and gnarled desert fuzz and swirling guitar solos, Beerwolf were practically raised to hunt you down. And now, thanks to the solid appreciation of those at Ripple Music they will have that rare second chance to make a killer first impression, on a grander stage and to a wider audience when the album gets its official worldwide release next month.

Planetfall by Beerwolf is officially released worldwide on 24th August through Ripple Music. Stream and share the album in full here and pre-order from Ripple Music here.

“Planetfall is a superb album that’s sure to be a serious contender for many of those end of year lists so beloved by fans and critics alike.”
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MetalSucks Debuts New Song from Swedish Spectral-Doom group, KINGNOMAD | New album released this Friday on Ripple Music

Swedish psychedelic doom band Kingnomad is very much a product of the riffs that inspired them.

Initially formed in 2014 by best friends Jay and Marcus while hanging out in Jay’s studio basement jamming on Black Sabbath grooves and downing bottomless beers, the pair soon stumbled onto the first riff of their own making. Over the space of one evening evolved the song ‘Lucifer Is Dead’, and with that one track followed a newfound purpose.

Setting off on a quest to forge music from the influence of hard and heavy 70s rock, psychedelic flights of fancy and the hauntingly ethereal worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, the main driving force behind Kingnomad was to have as much fun as possible. Recruiting the only two people that they knew were qualified enough to orchestrate a killer rhythm section, into the fold came Andreas on drums and Maximilian on bass.

With the quartet retreating back to Jay’s basement – newly christened the “The Room of Doom” – material flowed like a never-ending stream of occult energy. Songs were written, parts recorded and almost as if by magic they found themselves propelled forward in time, primed and ready to release what they had created. Closely courted by Ripple Music they were asked to contribute to “Chapter III” in the label’s ongoing underground series, The Second Coming of Heavy, with Michigan rockers Bonehawk. And with the alchemy of creativity burning fervently in their minds, a new batch of original songs were recorded for their debut album, Mapping The Inner Void, which was released in February of last year.

Fast forward on to 2018 and The Great Nothing, the brand new studio album from Kingnomad will be released on 7th July 2018 via Ripple Music. A magnificent blend of ghostly pop-metal and darkened rock, it showcases the Swedes’ sumptuous songwriting and pitch-perfect, hard rock dynamics. Expertly paced, the record builds momentum and mood before perfectly pivoting to the climatic closing of its epic, 22-minute title track.

In advance of the record’s release, MetalSucks has premiered the new track ‘Cosmic Serpent’, which you can check out here – http://www.metalsucks.net/2018/07/03/track-premiere-kingnomad-cosmic-serpent/

The Great Nothing by Kingnomad is released on 7th July 2018 via Ripple Music. (Pre-order now at www.ripple-music.com)

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“Kingnomad is a prime example of what should be done during the process of writing music; their passion and love for the art shows endlessly through out this album. No gimmicks. No frills. Just pure rock and roll.”
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“A classic sixties style psychedelic edge where the vocals impress from the start. The doom and gloom atmospherics allows Kingnomad to have some devilish fun.”
OUTLAWS OF THE SUN

“Steeped in the finest occult doom encased in the richest hard rock from the era of Black Sabbath and Captain Beyond, Kingnomad’s debut drifts effortlessly through the Elysian Fields that have since given birth to the likes of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, and they are right at home here.”
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Prolific psychedelic metallers SPACESLUG return with new album

Formed in Wrocław, Poland in 2015 by guitarist Bartosz Janik and drummer Kamil Ziółkowski, Spaceslug was born a singularity; a rare and unusual discovery found deep amidst a cosmic multiverse of doom, stoner metal and progressive rock.

Completing their line-up shortly after that initial bang with the arrival of Jan Rutka on bass, the trio soon began their journey through space and time; writing, recording and releasing their debut album Lemanis in 2016 on BSFD Records/Oak Island Records to wide acclaim. (

”If Black Sabbath’s ‘Planet Caravan’ had riffs, it would sound like this album,” The Shrieks From Below)

With the album enthusiastically received on terra firma, Spaceslug’s quite frankly supermassive sound served as a flawless introduction. A sound where moments of dark desolation sidled up neatly alongside light and hope, riffs and soar-away vocals, it opened a sonic gateway into the hard rock underground and pathed the way for their devastatingly brilliant follow-up, Time Travel Dilemma. Released just one year after their debut, the album kept the cosmic cannon firing on all cylinders and like their Mountains & Reminiscence EP (released later that same year) their ticket was deservedly stamped and valid beyond the stratosphere.

This July will see the official worldwide release of Eye the Tide, Spaceslug’s third full-length album and the closing entry in their personal trilogy:

“It took us just four months to create our first album, Lemanis, and we wanted it to be more than just a project. We wanted it to be a journey into another dimension,” explains guitarist Bartosz Janik. “With Eye the Tide, we want this third part of the cosmic journey to explore the deepest and darkest parts of that universe. The album itself is more progressive and post-rock than anything we’ve done before as we always want to turn that next corner when it comes to making music.”

Later this year, Spaceslug will also contribute their dark reimagining of Pink Floyd’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ to THE WALL [Redux], Magnetic Eye Records’ end-to-end homage to the iconic Pink Floyd album, featuring heavy music luminaries including The Melvins, Pallbearer, Mark Lanegan, Scott Reeder and Ruby the Hatchet.

Eye the Tide by Spaceslug is released worldwide on 20th July via BSFD Records. Pre-order now at https://spaceslug.bandcamp.com

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