“The world should never be short of great dirty rock ‘n’ roll bands that give you an excuse to down whiskey, slug beer, grow beards, raise your fists […] It’s for those reasons that bands like Switchblade Jesus exist.”
“This album will grab you by the throat and it won’t let go until Switchblade Jesus either convert you to their way of thinking or you will be left emotionally battered and bruised through the power of their riffs.”
Read Terrorizer Magazine‘s recent interview with Switchblade Jesus here
In the latest of a long line of formidable signings this year, LA-based record label Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the addition of Texan band Switchblade Jesus to their roster, and the official rerelease of their acclaimed 2014 self-titled debut this May.
Formed in 2010 in the land of oil and tar, the Corpus Christi outfit consisting of Peter Quarnstrom (vocals), Eric Calvert (lead guitar/vocals), Billy Guerra (guitar), Jason Beers (bass) and Jon Elizondo (drums) may be hard drinking operators of heavy rock and roll, but they are also well versed in the ways of the desert.
Switchblade Jesus, the band’s devastating right hook of a debut was originally released on Kozmik Artifactz in 2014 and instantly found listeners hearing notable nods to Kyuss, Orange Goblin and Clutch deep amid from the record’s weighty grooves and vintage stoner vibes. A crushing, loose and alcohol-fuelled fistfight between heavy fuzz and wild peyote hallucinations, tracks like ‘Bastard Son’ and ‘Renegade Riders’ showcase the band’s raw and unruly power… and then some.
To get a real taste of what Switchblade Jesus is all about, check out the video for ‘Oblivion’ here.
The band also take to the road this month to play a number of dates across their home state of Texas with Arizonan three-piece Fuzz Evil (See dates below).
22nd April – Low Brow Palace – El Paso, TX
23rd April – The Mix – San Antonio, TX
24th April – The Lost Well – Austin, TX
25th April – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Switchblade Jesus by Switchblade Jesus will be rereleased on 12th May 2015 through Ripple Music.