Doom and psych metallers RITUAL EARTH and KAZAK unite for “Turned To Stone Chapter 9” split album on Ripple Music; first track streaming!

Ripple Music announce the next chapter of their “Turned To Stone” split series featuring US and Italian doom and psych metal purveyors Ritual Earth and Kazak, to be released on January 12th. Stream the first track “Through The Interstellar Medium” now!

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.

Stream the first single off “Turned To Stone Chapter 9”
with Ritual Earth’s “Through Interstellar Medium” 
RITUAL EARTH’s progressive sound lends itself to complex lyrical themes and heavy use of emotions and symbolism. Says the band: “We explored introspection and dove much deeper into personal and darker issues with our unconscious minds to practice spotting our inner shadows. The death of a rival, relapsing and overcoming addiction, navigating the complexities, experiences, and challenges in our lives and the changing world around us are all topics you will find intertwined throughout these three songs.

“Turned To Stone Chapter 9” will be available on January 12th, 2024 in various vinyl formats as well as digitally, with preorders available now on Ripple Music.

RITUAL EARTH & KAZAK “Turned To Stone Chapter 9” split album
Out January 12th on Ripple Music 

1. Ritual Earth – In The Wake
2. Ritual Earth – Through Interstellar Medium
3. Ritual Earth – Ominous Aurorae
4. Kazak – Geometrical Alchemy
5. Kazak – Haze
6. Kazak – Sunset Symphony
7. Kazak – The 25th Hour

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. WebsiteFacebookBandcampInstagramSpotify

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. FacebookBandcampInstagramSpotify