Ripple Music is thrilled to welcome San Francisco Bay Area heavy rockers, War Cloud, to it’s roster of the best of the modern heavy bands.
Erupting in 2014, out of Oakland, California, War Cloud has been on a steady path of shredding Northern Californian ear drums. Founded by Alex Wein (vocals, guitars), who moved from Baltimore MD and wasted no time in recruiting area musicians after firmly planting his amps in the Bay Area. Looking to create an aural ash cloud of volcanic rock, Alex solidified this four- man crew with two Bay Area natives Joaquin Ridgell (drums) and Tony Campos (guitar), and secured the low end with Toronto transplant Carson Binx on bass.
War Cloud is a young band but far from wide-eyed innocents. Their musical history drenched in molten riffs across the timeline of heavy metal, the name alone originates from a Wicked Lady song of the same title. With roots encompassing Tony’s tenure in San Francisco’s heavy thrash tinged Hell Fire, Carson’s melding of hard rock rhythm and old-school groove on bass, and Joaquin pounding his drums as if possessed by the ghost of John Bonham himself. War Cloud has created a new flavor of heavy rock music for those enjoying past meals served up by the likes of Pentagram, UFO, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath.
War Cloud’s debut album –their first for Bay Area based heavy rock leader– Ripple Music will hit the streets this September in vinyl, CD and digital formats. Available world-wide via all digital platforms, world-wide physical distribution and the Ripple Music webstore.
War Cloud is:
Alex Wein – Vocals/Guitar
Tony Campos – Guitar
Carson Binx – Bass
Joaquin Ridgell – Drums