Hot off the heels of the now sold out, and fan favourite, Second Coming Of Heavy, the ever faithful Ripple Music have now announced a new and exciting series of limited split LP’s under the moniker Turned To Stone.
The first instalment of this exclusive, vinyl only, series features Italy’s blues psych rockers Mr Bison along with Missouri’s grunge stoners Spacetrucker, and as Liam said in his review ‘Enter Galactic Wasteland gets the Turned To Stone series off to an excellent start with two contrasting bands bringing the rawk in their own distinctive fashion.’
Strictly limited to 300 copies, with no repress, in 150 coloured Bedrock Edition vinyl and 150 two-toned splatter Magma Edition vinyl. Ripple Music are also going old-school with this release as there will be no pre-orders and will only be available to purchase on the day of its release, this Friday, 17th January 2020, but be quick as these are sure to sell out.
Now sit back, hit play and stream Turned To Stone Chapter 1: Enter Galactic Wasteland in its entirety:
Within just a few years, Mr Bison established themselves with initial releases We’ll Be Brief and the critically-acclaimed Asteroid as one of the most exciting combos in the heavy psych scene. They leveraged these successes into US and European tours and dozens of gigs across the Italian peninsula, opening slots for Danko Jones, Red Fang, Mondo Generator, Karma To Burn, Nebula, John Garcia and many more. Mr Bison‘s two guitars together create a massive wall of sound through which listeners will likely never notice the absence of the bass guitar. Releasing their latest album Holy Oak in May 2018, Mr Bison continue to play far and wide throughout the world in clubs and festivals.
Mr Bison are:
Matteo Barsacchi – Guitar/Vocals
Matteo Sciocchetto – Guitar/Vocals
Matteo D’Ignazi – Drums/Sound Effects/Vocals
Spacetrucker create a no-bullshit sound that mixes an affinity for classic rock riff kings like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple and a love of stoner rock icons like Kyuss, Sleep, and Fu Manchu, plus a healthy dose of riffy grunge such as the Melvins and TAD. Their debut EP Launch Sequence was recorded in 2016 at Encapsulated Studios in their hometown of Saint-Louis, Missouri. Spacetrucker‘s second album, the 50-minute juggernaut Smooth Orbit, came out in 2018, and offered thundering drums, abrasive fuzzy guitars, driving ballsy bass, and leaned more heavily on melodic vocals. With full stacks and a hard-hitting drummer, their live shows are an energetic and ear-bleeding soiree by seasoned gigging musicians.
Mike Owen – Guitar/Vocals
Bryan “Del Toro” Weitekemper – Drums/Multipad
Rob Meat-Wagoner – Bass/Vocals