New split album, "Turned To Stone Chapter 9", out on January 12th!
Launched in 2020, Ripple Music's "Turned To Stone" split series focus on unique pairings from across the stoner, doom and heavy psych underground and explore the farthest reaches of riffdom. This ninth chapter builds an towering wall of sound, bringing Philadephia-based monolithic heavy merchants RITUAL EARTH and Italian psych-laden doom duo KAZAK to the forefront for a dark and enthralling sonic experience.
Hardworking and entrancing spacey doom RITUAL EARTH from Philadelphia, Ritual Earth have rapidly built a name for themselves as atmospheric doom masters with a passion for DIY. Fusing veteran musicianship, talent and ambitious goals, Ritual Earth are out to take on the world. With their surprisingly heavy atmospheric space rock approach the band quickly carved out their unique spot amongst the top of their genre. Their decades of experience have shaped them into a well-oiled machine with a long road ahead.
Inspired as much by the lysergic atmospheres of OM and King Buffalo as by the likes of Ufomammut and Sleep, Italy's KAZAK was formed in 2018 by Matteo Gherardi (drums, pads) and Daniele Picchi (guitar, voice, synth). They have been playing together since 2007 first in a tribute band, then in their original project Fish Taco. In 2018 they started writing and recording songs as a duo under the Kazak monicker. Perfectly blending stoner rock and psychedelic atmospheres into a wall of doom, KAZAK's reverberated voices lead you into introspective journeys where primitive and gargantuan drums show the path to follow