Italian heavy psych blues heroes MR BISON and Saint Louis stoner rock dealers SPACETRUCKER announce loud and cosmic 6-track ‘Turned to Stone Ch. 1: Enter Galactic Wasteland’ for January 17th on Ripple Music. Experience the mind-blowing first track now!
Listen to “The Grace Of Time” HERE
Following hot on the heels of the recently completed, fan-favorite 12″ split series The Second Coming of Heavy, Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the upcoming debut or its new split series ‘Turned to Stone’. Picking up where The Second Coming series left off, Turned to Stone will focus on unique pairings from across the heavy underground. For the debut first chapter titled “Enter Galactic Wasteland” , Ripple Music invited heavy psych behemoths MR BISON and SPACETRUCKER to each contribute a 12″ side of vinyl full of low tones, psychedelics, heavy blues hooks and groovy riffage. The Californian powerhouse label’s new split 12′ series is set to begin with its first installment in early 2020, and is slated to be an ongoing series in celebration of the heavy. Definitely a must-hear!
MR BISON / SPACETRUCKER
“Turned to Stone Ch. 1: Enter Galactic Wasteland”
Out January 17th on Ripple Music
A1 – Spacetrucker – Nosedive
A2 – Spacetrucker – Distant Earth
A3 – Spacetrucker – King Cheeto
B1 – Mr Bison – The Grace Of Time
B2 – Mr Bison – The Stranger
B3 – Mr Bison – Oracle Prophecy
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.
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.
MR BISON is
Matteo Barsacchi – Guitar, vocal
Matteo Sciocchetto – Guitar, vocal
Matteo D’Ignazi – Drum, sound effect, vocal
Bryan “Del Toro” Weitekemper