Who doesn’t love a good split album, especially when its Ripple Music’s Turned To Stone series where the long-running, and highly respected, sunny California based label likes to give something back by showcasing two, want for a better turn of phrase, lesser known bands in the stoner and heavy rock underground.
Now up to Chapter 6, the latest volume features the stoner rock and metal from Norway’s Captain Caravan and the more fuzzed-out heavy doom rock from Finland’s Kaiser. Set to be released on the 18th November, but before you can get your grubby mitts on this slab of wax, it’s The Shaman’s absolute pleasure to bring you a premiere for the striking video from Captain Caravan and the track Sailor…
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Hailing from Egersund, Norway, Captain Caravan was formed in 2015 when BK, Morten, Geir and Christian got together following individual projects, and started to rediscover their collective craft based on their stoner rock, doom and classic rock influences. In 2018, the band parted with Christian and Johnny got aboard — the last piece needed to take Captain Caravan on brand new sonic roads. Longer, heavier and more experimental songs became the main focus, all carried by Johnny‘s powerful vocals.
Captain Caravan started recording what was supposed to be a six-track EP at guitarist BK‘s own studio BK Studios, with a mixing and mastering by Kent Stump from Crystal Clear Sound. The release of the debut single Crown in the spring of 2018 garnered some high praise from both fans and reviewers alike and caught the attention of Danish label Cursed Tongue Records, who signed them shortly afterward. The band aimed for a full LP release with their 2018 debut album Shun The Sun. The band embarked on numerous tours, including a highlight performance at the Planet Desert Rock Weekend in Las Vegas, where they met their soon-to-be label mates Kaiser. In 2021, the band issued the new single Ethel Floon and got ready for the release of their upcoming split album, Turned To Stone Chapter 6, with Kaiser on Ripple Music.
Kaiser was founded in 2013 by Otu and Riku, after meeting on an online music forum. Their first jam session together made them realize that they were musical twins and had great synergy. They soon welcomed Pex on bass, one of Riku’s childhood friends. Their debut album 1st Sound was recorded with Finnish producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Kypck, Apocalyptica), and released on Germany’s Oak Island Records in 2018. Vegas Rock Revolution ranked it 3rd out of their Top 50 albums of 2018, and Finland’s Inferno Magazine ranked it 9th of the Best Albums of 2018.
Kaiser subsequently toured across Europe and the US in 2019, alongside shows in their motherland Finland with Lonely Kamel and Nebula. Part of the band’s new material will see a release through Ripple Music‘s Turned To Stone Chapter 6 split series with Captain Caravan in the fall of 2022.
Turned To Stone Chapter 6 Tracklist:
01. Captain Caravan – Down
02. Captain Caravan – Sailors
03. Captain Caravan – Painted Wolf
04. Captain Caravan – She Can
05. Captain Caravan – Void
06. Kaiser – Howl
07. Kaiser – Fire
08. Kaiser – Black Sand Witch
09. Kaiser – Phoenix Part 1, 2, 3: Fission, Death, Rebirth
Captain Caravan is:
Johnny Olsen – Vocals
BK Saestad – Guitar
Geir Solli – Bass
Morten Skogen – Drums
Otu – Guitar, Vocals
Riku – Drums
Pex – Bass
Turned To Stone Chapter 6, featuring Captain Caravan and Kaiser, releases 18th November through Ripple Music and pre-orders are available now over on the labels Bandcamp.