SCOH9 is record of the week at Pirates Press!

Stoner/Doom powerhouse Ripple Music is back with the ninth installment of the ten chapter “Second Coming of Heavy” Series, this time featuring Cortez and Wasted Theory! Serving as a showcase for some of the best and heaviest bands emerging from the underground, each installment shines a light on those worthy of your attention. With three different insane versions to choose from you won’t want to miss out on this limited release. Head over to the house of heavy, RIPPLE MUSIC!

The Second Coming Of Heavy is released.


Get the Resurrection here.

Get the Risen Obi edition here.

Get the Ascension edition here.

Scott interviewed on Talk About The Passion podcast

New episode is up! I talk with Scott O’Dowd about all things music from Sabbath to Foreigner to everything between and beyond. Scott talks about the various bands he’s been in including his current band, the excellent Cortez – Scott is the perfect guest for the podcast, his passion for music is lifelong and I’d love to have him on again.

Listen here,

or here.

Pre-orders for SCOH9 online now!

Pre-orders for The Second Coming Of Heavy Chapter 9 featuring Us and our good buds Wasted Theory are up now at this link: https://ripplemusic.bigcartel.com/products

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Second Coming of Heavy; Ch. 9 | Split album from Cortez and Wasted Theory

Ripple Music announce the release of their penultimate instalment in their Second Coming of Heavy Series | Split album from Cortez and Wasted Theory

“For record collectors who coo over coloured vinyl and artwork deserving of a place on the wall, the Second Coming of Heavy series is a fine example of how stoner, doom and psych is leading the way in offering the full package.”
Metal Hammer

The Second Coming of Heavy; Chapter IX is released on vinyl on 21st September 2018

Already recognised as one of the world’s leading purveyors of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Stoner, Doom and Heavy Psych, Ripple Music upped the ante in 2015 with the arrival of one of their most ambitious projects to date, The Second Coming of Heavy Series.

Serving as a showcase for some of the best and heaviest bands emerging from the underground, each instalment shines a light on those worthy of your attention. Consisting of one, 12” slab of multi-coloured vinyl with full colour sleeves and inserts, the series is designed to be saved and treasured, much like a fine anthology of books. When the albums are filed next to each other, the complete collection of aligned spines form a mind-blowing image direct from the underground.

Bands that have already featured in the series include Geezer, Borracho, Supervoid, RED DESERT, Kingnomad, BoneHawk, Red Mesa, Fuzz Evil, Switchblade Jesus plus a whole host of others. For this latest instalment it’s the turn of Boston-based, fuzzed out rock and rollers Cortez and American Weed Rock supremos, Wasted Theory.

The Second Coming Of Heavy; Chapter IX will get an official vinyl release on 21st September 2018 and is limited to 300 copies in three alternative versions (100 of each) – The Resurrection Edition, The Risen OBI and The Ascension Edition.

Pre-order now at www.ripple-music.com

Stream and share Cortez’s ‘Close’ and Wasted Theory’s ‘Heresy Dealer’ –

More praise for Ripple Music’s The Second Coming Of Heavy series:

“Ripple Music is fast becoming the label of choice for good old fashioned heavy metal. They have released some great albums over the past twelve months, their latest being this split release featuring Supervoid and Red Desert […] two great bands and another great release from Ripple.”
Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine

“I’ve long thought that The Second Coming Of Heavy series was one of the coolest things happening among a flock of cool things that Ripple Music has going on. The latest submission to this series, appropriately titled The Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 2 is a split between Supervoid and Red Desert. Featuring the fuzzed out tones that make so much of this classic rock and roll stuff so worthwhile, these two bands prove that they both deserve a place in a scene crowded by posers and chumps.”
Two Guys Metal Reviews

“Ripple Music believes we are in the midst of a heavy rock renaissance. Two editions deep, they’ve already highlighted a range of styles and a swath of acts from around different regions of the US brought together by their varied takes on what it means to be heavy. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and the project remains ambitious, but taking it one LP at a time, there seems to be nothing keeping the label from continuing this exploration and enlightening listeners as they go.”
The Obelisk

http://shelteredlifepr.com/2018/09/05/ripple-music-announce-the-penultimate-instalment-in-their-second-coming-of-heavy-series-split-album-from-cortez-and-wasted-theory/

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R.I.P. Tony D’Agostino

Our former guitarist Tony D’Agostino passed away from a heart attack last night. We are extremely saddened to hear this. He was a great guitarist and truly one of a kind.

Rest easy old friend!

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Check out the new Cortez shop on Threadless

Need a Cortez t-shirt? Check out our artist shop on Threadless. We’ve got a bunch of neat designs that will make you look like a million bucks.

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Cortez to play RPM Fest

RPM Fest Announces Full Lineup With Tombs, Child Bite, INCITE, Acid Witch And More

RPM Fest, New England’s biggest heavy music and camping festival, featuring 50 bands on three stages has announced their full lineup for this summers’ event. The fest is headed up by Tombs, Acid Witch, Child Bite, INCITE, Against the Grain, S.N.A.F.U., Dead Empires, BARISHI, Heavy Temple, Cortez, Solium Fatalis, Hey Zeus, Epicenter, Ice Giant, Age of Embers, CAZADOR, VRSA, Goblet, Hepatagua, Jeopardy, Bellower, Lobotomobile, Das Muerte, The Beast of Nod, The Damaged, Worshipper, Sonic Pulse, Virus of Ideals, The Humanoids and many more bands seen below.

Check out our lineup playlists on:

YouTube: http://youtube.com/rpmfest
Spotify: http://spotify.rpmfest.org/

Presented by Promotorhead Entertainment and PDP Productions
2018 FAQ: faq.rpmfest.org
Volunteers: volunteers.rpmfest.org
Partners: partners.rpmfest.org
Booking: booking.rpmfest.org

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Live Cortez video from Saint Vitus Bar

The folks at Max Volume Silence Live (check out their page for tons of other live vids) were kind enough to film our set last Saturday afternoon at Saint Vitus Bar. We played some old favorites, some stuff from “The Depths Below”, and a new(ish) one. Dig it.

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New show added!

Friday May 4
at Koto
Salem, MA
9PM 21+

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