The scorching riff-masters emerged from a New Jersey basement in 2011 with a take on heavy psychedelic rock that stands apart from the endless procession of vintage-mining bands. The sensuous yet strong vocal signature of singer Jillian Taylor and Johnny Scarps' deep-fried old school riffing combined with the RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE-style organ flavours of keyboardist Sean Hur created an early buzz from the start.
Even on their first release, the 2011 self-titled "Ruby the Hatchet" EP, the basic ingredients that built the foundation of the band's appeal were there. Their occult-flavoured hard rock with mythical lyrics and a witches' brew of classic guitar power spread from a local spark to an underground wildfire, which RUBY THE HATCHET further fueled via their self-released debut full-length "Ouroboros" (2012).
RUBY THE HATCHET's sophomore 2015 album, "Valley of the Snake" finally delivered the ever-evolving band into the ears and consciousness of the heavy music scene worldwide. After two years of heavy global touring which saw them hit the road with KADAVAR, BLACK MOUNTAIN, EARTHLESS, ARTHUR BROWN, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS and THE SWORD, the quintet's latest album, "Planetary Space Child", was released in 2017 and widely greeted with universal praise as well as debuting on the Billboard Top Indie Albums Chart.
A captivating glimpse of great things to come, the unpolished, organic energy coursing through "Live at Earthquaker" sets the stage for RUBY THE HATCHET's much-anticipated return with both a new album and tours still ahead in 2022.
Release date: April 22, 2022
1. 1000 Years
2. Primitive Man
3. Easy Livin' (Uriah Heep cover)