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Daily Bandcamp Album – Blackfoot Gypsies – Blackfoot Gypsies

The Blackfoot Gypsies is the bombastic melding of Matthew Paige, singer and guitar player, and Zack Murphy, tenured drummer from Nashville, TN. With the attitude and swagger of vintage country and rock lore from the past, the Blackfoot Gypsies is paving their path as one of America’s next contributors to the legacy of rock and roll! The authentic trans-western vibe has been masterfully crafted in the traditional roots of American music. We can hear the influences of Bob Dylan’s ragged vocals, Robert Johnson’s slide and blues soul, and Willie Nelson’s stories. Tough yet occasionally tender, the Keith Richards-inspired riffs and thunderous rhythms of Led Zeppelin are contrasted by Gram Parson’s angelic sense of country music.

The music crosses all boundaries creating fans of all ages and backgrounds. The Blackfoot Gypsies create timeless American music that feeds the American soul.

Introducing… Verdun

VERDUN was born in 2010 by the communion of five musicians with substantial backgrounds (some members appear in Fleshdoll (Pervade Prod.), Grandizer (Basement Apes), Raspoutine etc.) who have in common the passion for heavy and hypnotic musics.

Their masters ? Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Pagan Altar or Saint Vitus.
After spending months in a cave of Montpellier (FRANCE) torturing their instruments in a wet cave, they decide to leave the darkness and carry the psychedelic flame that burns inside themselves. They do their very first steps on stage with Electric Wizard or with famous french bands like As We Draw, Quartier Rouge or Pord. (more…)

Clutch Perform New Song: Video


Clutch have been performing some new material during their ongoing run of Eastern U.S. dates. Fan-filmed footage of the group performing what they introduced as a new track during their recent December 28th live stop in Portland, ME can be seen below:


Daily Bandcamp Album – Cough – Ritual Abuse

Cough is a sludge/doom metal formed in Richmond, Virginia 2005. The band has recently written the follow-up to their album Sigillum Luciferi and has been working on the album with producer Sanford Parker. Ritual Abuse, was released on October 26, 2010 via Relapse Records amidst positive reception from various publications and have since embarked on a tour.

Introducing… The Hard Ponys

The Hard Ponys is a rock band from San Francisco. The music they make isn’t freak-folk, noise-core or post……anything. It isn’t art damaged. The melodies aren’t sunny, sun-soaked or sun-dappled.
These guys have thought long and hard to come up with a name for what they do, and what they finally came up with is…Rock ‘n’ Roll. The kids are gonna love it. Trust us.
Formed in 2010 by former members of San Francisco’s Flash Bastard, the band also features former and current members of the Del Bombers, Mister Hyde, Horror Show, Stagger and Fall, RadiostarSF, the Beast of England and Medieval Knievel. The Hard Ponys’ debut CD was released this June (more…)

Top 20 of 2011– Henry’s Picks

Honorable Mention:
Indian, Guiltless

Top 20:

20: Skeletonwitch, Forever Abomination

Genre-less pure metal: 1982 Metallica, covering Iron Maiden, with Cronos singing.

19: Hour of 13, The Ritualist

Totally generic but awesome satanic Sabbath riff-worship. (more…)

Daily Bandcamp Recommendations – Plastic Villains – Whoever You Are Today

Thanks to A Distant Rumble for the lead on this one.

Plastic Villains are a garage, psych, blues rock outfit from San Francisco, California. Formed in 2010 by college friends from around the country attending USF with similar tastes and respect for musical diversity, the group is already receiving recognition as one of SF’s next bands to watch for, and has been titled as The Deli Magazine’s Nov 2011 “Band of The Month.

Introducing… Galgos

Three friends, three chords and three dollars in the pocket, reckless rebellion in the form of rock and roll. If you expect beautiful letters, go read a book, this is something of a poet, the Greyhounds do not care about anything or anyone. The band was formed in the summer of 2010, in the hellish heat of Porto Alegre, with nothing to do and a “dry violent” they decided to get drunk, speak ill of others and put it all in simple chords. The influences are basic, Take highway, Rock and roll, and fun. (more…)

Peer Within The Crystal Ball: Ripple Music Forecast of 2012!

Peer Within the Crystal Ball: The Ripple Music Forecast for 2012!



It would be an understatement to say that 2011 was a busy year. In review, there were only five releases, but behind the scenes is where all the hectic action was truly taking place. Countless discussions with distributors and record stores across the globe, the introduction to new and incredibly interesting bands and personalities, new and unusual opportunities to further the Ripple brand and, subsequently, the roster of artists that call this label home. But, maybe most important was the planning for future releases, which is what brings us here today. Read on and see what’s on the slate for 2012:

Review – Hooka Hey – Little Things

via Google Translate:

Hooka Hey carries on a musical journey of initiation of a bridge between rock unpin the 70s and today. Vertigo panoramic guaranteed!

The quartet sets out a double relaxation and music combine in a brilliant electric and acoustic alchemy. The electricity of a rock steeped in the blues organic, telluric, steel and acoustic folk with a clean loan of saving honesty.

But the influences are beautiful and well understood, diluted Hooka Hey … revived and extended the rights. It now has its own attraction.

This little EP called Little Things caught my by surprise. A PR company contacted me and told me about the band a little. I didn’t give it much thought but I accidentally clicked on a link in the email that brought me to a video by the band. It was actually pretty damn good. So I did what any other (more…)

The Soda Shop Podcast This Saturday!

Tune in this Saturday December 31st, 2011 to Grip of Delusion Radio and start your New Years partying with a bang. Some of the best songs from 2011 in another year end Podcast. 3-5 EST is the time. You’ll find some great bands here. You won’t find any losers among this list.


01 The Virgin Marys – “My Little Girl” from Just A Ride EP (2011)
02 Venomous Maximus – “The Mission” from The Mission
03 Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – “Death’s Door” from Blood Lust
04 Turbowolf – “The Big Cut” from Turbowolf
05 Trophy Wives – “(You’re Like A) Bad Song” from Old Scratch
06 TOTR – “Highway” from Rock ‘n’ Roll Side
07 Threefold Law – “Fire” from Revenant
08 SuperGiant – “Rosey Posey” from Pistol Star
09 Sungrazer – “34 and More” from Mirador
10 Steel Trees – “Meat ‘n’ Cherry Pie” from Gunk (more…)

Daily Bandcamp Album – Franckie IV Fingers – Shut Up And Drive

Heavy-friendly of the 80, 90 as well as the stoner rock, FIVF addressed lovers rock and heavy power. With 10 songs written in a spirit angry by Christopher Gomar, the FIVF provide a rough rock, couillu and saving in the purest tradition of the queens of the stone age … In 2012, FIVF travel the roads with their album “Shut up and Drive”.

Introducing… The Ragged Jubilee

The Ragged Jubilee is a Six piece Blues/Rock n’ Roll band from San Luis Obispo, CA. Embracing the raw sound and energy from classic rock such as Led Zeppelin and The Doors, they have created their own style and passion for anything that gets feet stompin’ and bodies moving. Live shows are filled with cutting banjo, a booming bass/rhythm section, and integrated guitar, organ, and percussion. What really makes it a unique experience is the expressive power of lead singer Ethan Burns. His vocals are filled with soulful introspection that you will feel. No show is exactly the same, but the band is always guaranteed to bring relentless energy and musicianship that is impossible to ignore.
Ok, now I think I found one of the most original sounding bands in a long ass time. The band, The Ragged Jubilee. The music is set deeply into blues (more…)

Vincebus Eruptum – Press News


The new issue is almost ready! We’re waiting for the very last contents and then we’ll send the mag to the printing…

Next VINCEBUS ERUPTUM N°12 will be published for the end of January 2012…with the exclusive “Acid Sounds Vol.1” compilation!

The new number will be available in two different version:

  • Vincebus Eruptum N°12 (only magazine) – 500 copies
  • Vincebus Eruptum N°12 deluxe (magazine + “Acid Sounds Vol.1” cd compilation) – 500 numbered copies

Definitive contents: exclusive interviews to Lee Dorrian, Black Rainbows, Zippo, Gentleman’s Pistols, Hounds of Hasselvander, The Freeks, The Grand Astoria, Wight and many many many reviews (12 pages!)…

This is the official cover-art by Kabuto:


Daily Bandcamp Album – AstroCoven – Cold & Dead

AstroCoven began in the last weeks of 2008, in a basement below the frozen Canadian prairies. Their sound has been compared favourably to the grungy metal of Kyuss and The Melvins. Their live performance is frenzied and energetic. The drummer is also the singer. The bassist is also a monkey. The guitarist is also a girl. You’ve never seen anything quite like AstroCoven.

Introducing… Gorgantherron

In 1968, a top secret military mission launched three chimpanzees into space. The goal was to test a new vessel designed for deep space exploration. Mookie, Yim-Yim & Steve were to be the first Earth creatures to travel to the end of the known galaxy and beyond. Few expected the animals to survive, but the data collected during the voyage would be invaluable for future expeditions. On August 25, 1968 their ship launched. Sold to the media as the launch of a weather satellite, it went unnoticed. For the next four years the vessel sent flight data and vital signs of the passengers, studied by only a few scientists with the highest security clearance. On January 19, 1972 the last communication was received. The ship had reached the edge of the galaxy and the passengers were still alive. Abruptly, all communications ended. Nevertheless, the scientists used the accumulated data to develop systems that would end up in the Space Shuttle, but the mission itself was forgotten.
Then in early 2010, radio telescopes picked up an unknown object traveling at remarkable speeds. Scientists tracked it until it fell to Earth, landing in rural Indiana. The military responded and were shocked to find wreckage of the ship that had launched in 1968, still blasting an endless loop of Black Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” and the first two Iron Maiden albums. However, the ship was found to be empty with no sign of the three chimps. The occurrence was swept under the rug, and scientists were left scratching their heads.
Months later three men appeared claiming to be the very same chimps from the mission. They told of traveling to the Andromeda galaxy and being (more…)

ORANGE GOBLIN: New Video Interview Posted Online

via Blabbermouth

GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with ORANGE GOBLIN, the heavy-hitting British metal band, at U.K.’s Hard Rock Hell V festival, which took place December 1-4, 2011 at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales. You can now watch the chat below.

ORANGE GOBLIN will release its brand new studio album, “A Eulogy For The Damned”, on February 14 (one day earlier internationally) via Candlelight Records. The ten-track offering was recorded at The Animal Farm studio in South London, produced and engineered by Jamie Dodd and mastered two-time Grammy-nominated PINK FLOYD engineer Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering.

“A Eulogy For The Damned” will be released on CD and limited-edition colored vinyl in gatefold sleeve.


Go grab this juicy comp album for 30 choice cuts from what Go Down has to offer!

Introducing… Diablo Strange

Diablo Strange doesn’t have a lot of info available but here’s what they have:

From Moncton, New Brunswick Canada


Marty Surette (Guitar/Vocals)

Matt Cormier (Bass/Vocals)

J-D Thibodeau (Drums) (more…)

Daily Bandcamp Album – Rotor – Festsaal Kreuzberg

We play instrumental rockmusic since 1998 and we’re THE Rotor from Berlin! “Be prepared for an astonishing piece of music!” ( “This trio from Berlin makes an infernal intensive noise between old Kyuss, older eccentric US-indie-rock and very, very old psychedelic rumble.” (rockhard) “Attention! Neo-Hippies are at work.” (metal hammer)

Merry Christmas

There will be no updates on December 24th or 25th. Please spend the time with your friends, family and loved ones. Merry Christmas

EP Review – Holy Grail – Season’s Bleedings

Ha! Get the pun? Bleedings…?

ANYhoo, dig that lead reindeer with the King Diamond makeup! Sweet, right?

For those of you not in your 40s, in the mid-80s, when King Diamond left Mercyful Fate the first time, but before his solo band released its first full-length LP, King Diamond released a cassette single of “No Presents for Christmas,” with the b-side of “The Lake,” a spooky non-holiday song. (My cassette was green and red, so I assume all of them were. I thought it was cool as shit.)

“No Presents for Christmas” was pretty much just King taking the piss out of Christmas/Christianity, as is his wont as a Satanist, I guess.

So, 25 years later (wow), enter Holy Grail: (more…)

Introducing… Root Glen

Root Glen is a New Jersey based alternative rock band specializing in upbeat, funk-tinged rock songs, and life-sized bear costumes. The band is composed of guitarist Ross Griswold, drummer Eric Blank, singer/guitarist David Moroney, bassist Andres Gonzalez, and dancing bear Glen Root. In June, they put out their first official (eponymous) EP, as the first in a series of 4 seasonally-themed releases. Root Glen is based in New Brunswick, NJ and performs entirely original material written by the whole band. (more…)

Daily Bandcamp Album – Bad Motivator – Lazer Bees

Former members of Jupiter Cyclops and The Caveman Theory set out on another venture.

Heavy fuzzed out stoner rock.