TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
THC will release High In The Saddle, on May 31, 2019. High in the Saddle is a record full of unashamed, full-throttle ass kicking. It’s the band’s second pairing with producer Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Rob Zombie) and sixth album overall, on the heels of their #2 Billboard Heatseekers slab, Dark Side of Black. Pre-orders are available now, click here.
Album number six kicks off with the alarmingly catchy slither of “Moonshine.” It oozes everything THC stands for and smells like. A true THC manifesto, if ever there was one: swampy grooves, Crüe type partying, and a Man in Black style saga.
Backyard barbeques, barroom brawls, tent revivals, and big rock festivals alike are suitable environments for the Red Dirt Metal of THC, a band with a sound so devilishly electrifying that they had to come up with a new genre to describe it.
BIG DAD RITCH captains this pirate ship of bikers, outlaws, troubadours, and hellraisers, welcoming all comers to the THC party with gregarious charisma and Southern charm. Across a half dozen albums, countless club gigs, and show-stealing performances at Rockstar Mayhem, THC has spread the good word of big riffs, big hooks, and wild times.
Ritch puts the band’s evolution in Old West terms. “In the beginning, you’re an outlaw looking for direction. You gotta get the best guys for the job behind you,” he explains. “Now we know how to rob banks, how to rob stagecoaches, and how to rob trains.”
“I’m just out to have fun, man,” Ritch says with genuine modesty. “I never look at this as something I have to do. It’s something I /get/ to do. I just thank the Lord above that He has given me this talent that has allowed me to garner these wonderful things in life.”
Texas Hippie Coalition continues to ride or die for truth-telling, unashamed, Red Dirt Metal badassery, winning over new acolytes every damn day. As Blabbermouth once asked: “How many more reasons do you need to try a little THC? Everybody’s doing it.”
THC is: Big Dad Ritch // Cord Pool // Timmy Braun // Nevada Romo // Larado Romo
2. Dirty Finger
3. Bring It Baby
4. Ride Or Die
5. Tongue Like A Devil
6. Why Aren't You Listening
7. Stevie Nicks
9. Tell It From The Ground
10. Blue Lights On
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MOONSHINE FROM TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
Entertainment One (“eOne”) has signed Detroit metal act PLAGUE YEARS to a worldwide deal, with plans to release an all-new LP later this year.
"We are honored to be a part of the eOne team and its stacked lineup of artists," says the band. "Go check out our EP 'Unholy Infestation,' and keep an eye out for the new LP coming later this year. ALL FOR HELLBORN.
The band will be heading into the studio with Nick Morris at Elaire Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder) to begin work on their followup to Unholy Infestation, an EP they released last year.
Unholy Infestation is now available on all streaming services and will be available for the first time on vinyl in the coming weeks.
Plague Years call Detroit their home. They are Tim Engelhardt (vocals), Eric Lauder (guitar), Rian Staber (bass), and Mike Jurysta (drums). Unholy Infestation is the band’s second album and is the follow up to their first self-titled album that was released in 2017. Unholy Infestation sees the group refining their attack and taking aim at their contemporaries.
WHAT YOU WILL HEAR:
An eerie alien intro crashes into a full frontal assault of crunchy guitars and pounding double bass on the opening track. The pace chugs into low gear with wailing guitars before charging forward with ruthless brutality.
Listeners will find Plague Years reminding them of the punishing music of Obituary, Sepultura, and Destruction. The intent is to lay waste to your senses on every song.
The bludgeoning power of Plague Years stands tall on “Outer Darkness” and “Aeon of the Serpent.” The caustic vocals, crushing guitars, punishing drums, and strong bass come together in a fantastic mix despite this initially being an independent release. Plague Years does a marvelous job of mixing up the pace with fast charging riffs balanced by slower paced skull smashers. The music dares you not to head-bang. There is no point in resisting, just let it fly.
Unholy Infestation incites the need within every metal head to thrash. This EP conjures up all that you love about fist clenching thrash metal. Explosive rhythms, caustic vocals, and flesh-searing guitars invigorate the amygdala and elevate the listener into a state of teeth gnashing bliss. Grab some friends, throw them around the room, and let the power swell of Plague Years wash you free of all your rage and pain.
TRACK LIST FOR UNHOLY INFESTATION:
1. Unholy Infestation
2. Outer Darkness
4. Aeon of the Serpent
5. Taker of Life
6. Infernal Torment
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UNHOLY INFESTATION FROM PLAGUE YEARS
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