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Danish rockers Grusom to release debut album through Kozmik Artifactz

“Grusom make some truly majestic rock, the old way. Inspired by and delving into the heart, passion and darkness of the 70s.”
DHU Records

Last November, less than one month after releasing a short three-song demo through Bandcamp, Danish outfit Grusom found a second home at Kozmik Artifactz. After falling for the band’s authentic, dark and brooding doom blues the German label – one of Europe’s leading purveyors of heavy psych, blues and stoner rock – immediately sought to release the band’s first full-length debut which will be released this July.

Originally formed in 2013 as a trio, Grusom quickly morphed into the six-headed beast it is today through extended jam sessions with friends; experienced and passionate musicians that would soon find themselves positioned firmly amid the ranks of the band’s ever-growing sonic arsenal of drums, strings and keys. Marked out by the dual 70s guitar play of Dennis Warburg and Thomas Ulrik, Jakob Kaae (drums) and Søren Olesen’s (bass) progressive rhythm section, Peter Pørtner’s organ and lead singer’s Nicolaj Hoffmann Jul’s weathered vocals, Grusom create a heavy, honest and unpolished world from their music.

The band’s lead single and video for ‘The Journey’, directed by Andreas Bastiansen and written while recording the album with Jacob Bredahl (Children Of Sodom) in Århus, Denmark’s Dead Rat Studio can be viewed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSzdBlvnURA

Grusom by Grusom will be released on 31st July 2015 through Kozmik Artifactz

Ripple Music to reissue debut from Switchblade Jesus

“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.”
The Sludgelord

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.