Gozu Sign to Ripple Music; Revival Due in Spring

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Photo shoot with Gozu, at The Sinclair. Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Following in the wake of Wo Fat announcing a month ago (to the day!) that they’d signed with Ripple Music for the release of their new album, Midnight Cometh (info here), Boston four-piece Gozu have followed suit. Their Ripple debut and fourth outing overall is titled Revival, is easily the most aggressive — “supercharged” isn’t a word I go to easily — thing they’ve done to date, and is set to release this coming Spring.

As with their Texan compatriots, Gozu had released two albums through Small Stone Records prior to signing with Ripple, 2010’s Locust Season (review here) and 2013’s The Fury of a Patient Man (review here). Revival‘s particulars, audio, etc., are still forthcoming — Spring is a long ways away, unfortunately — but the preliminary announcement and cover art came through the PR wire as follows:

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Ripple Music announce signing of Boston heavy rock quartet Gozu | New studio album Revival due for release next year

Revival will released in Spring 2016 through Ripple Music

Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Boston, MA heavy rock quartet Gozu and with it the arrival of their third studio album Revival in Spring 2016.

Since appearing on the underground scene in 2009 after the release of their self-titled EP, Gozu have continued to lay down a furious and rare breed of colossal stoner rock. A sound that in recent years has truly come into its own, already two albums deep with 2010’s Locust Season and 2013’s The Fury Of A Patient Man, both released on the influential Small Stone Records label.

Following the critical success of both albums, each likened to early Queens Of The Stone Age and High On Fire (in no small part attributed to singer Marc Gaffney’s impressive vocal work and guitar player Doug Sherman’s monolithic riffs) Gozu quickly came to the attention of Ripple Music who have had a stellar 2015 with releases from Sweat Lodge, Chron Goblin, Geezer and many others.

“Todd Severin and Ripple exude class and a family like atmosphere, which was the thing that truly stuck out for us,” explains Gaffney when asked about what it means to be involved with Ripple.

“Besides having a great roster of bands, when I spoke with Todd regarding his label you could hear it in his voice the love he has for music and the actual caring he has for people he is working with. That was when we knew we’d be in good hands.”

After a number of years playing live shows with the likes of St. Vitus, Pallbearer, Fu Manchu and Church Of Misery – in both the US and Europe at festivals such as Roadburn and Desert Fest – Gozu finally entered Wild Arctic Studios in Portsmouth, NH in September to record album number three with engineer Dean Baltulonis.

With their line-up completed by the arrival of bassist Joe Grotto (Motherboar) and former Warhorse drummer Mike Hubbard, over six days the quartet laid down the eight tracks that make up their new studio album Revival. Mastered by the master himself, Mos Generator’s Tony Reed, at HeavyHead in WA, both Ripple Music and Gozu look forward to unleashing it on audiences worldwide in Spring 2016.


Gozu, The Fury of a Patient Man (2013)

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One Response to “Gozu Sign to Ripple Music; Revival Due in Spring”

  1. Jefe says:

    Can’t wait for this. And they are on tour with Black Tusk! Can’t wait!!!

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