»The Shining Son« will be released this Friday, October 20th, 2023 through Ripple Music.
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Loud and thunderous heavy rock trio Appalooza premiere their third album »The Shining Son« in full today, ahead of its official release this October 20th on Ripple Music. Get on a wild rock ride now!
“This is the mix of classic hard rock, 90s grunge and driving stoner that you never knew you needed.” –Wonderbox Metal
“Appalooza plays a brand of fire-driven stoner rock spiced with a primitivism that comes from the guts.” — Metal Integral
“Entertaining unpredictability, thick riffs and complex, surprising twists all come together successfully.” — Demonic Nights
“If you like fat riffs, brutal drumming, Alice In Chains-esque vocals, you’ll get absolute full service on »The Shining Son«.” — Hellfire Magazin
Photo by Cyrille Bellec
»The Shining Son« is the sequel to Appalooza’s 2021 Ripple Music debut »The Holy of Holies« and weaves its storyline around enigmatic Biblical references and a fascinating cinematic approach, presenting eight massive-sounding tracks that subtly blend stoner rock, grunge rock and the trio’s trademark tribal percussions. Propelled in an exhilarating stampede of thick metallic riffs, rumbling grooves, multi-layered rhythms and frontman Wild Horse’s dazzling baritone vocals, Appalooza deliver their most audacious album to date, a sonic tour de force that will cement their reputation as one of France’s most creative heavy rock outfits of their generation.
Appalooza »The Shining Son« out October 20th on Ripple Music (vinyl, CD and digital) – Pre-order: ripplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-shining-son
Appalooza is a lost steed thirsting for freedom, drawing inspiration and essence from the dust of an arid desert. After a first American tour in 2015, the band galloped relentlessly and trampled the paths of the studio to record their first album »Appalooza«. In the winter of 2018, the band returned from an extensive US West Coast tour and signed to Ripple Music for the release of their second full-length »The Holy Of Holies«, bearing a brand new visual identity and sound. Described as “audacious and explosive” by Rock’N’Force and “a heard rocking beast of an album” by UK website The Sleeping Shaman, the heavy trio held all the cards to make a triumphant ascension among the French heavy rock scene and having them compared as “Alice In Chains meets Them Crooked Vultures” by French magazine Guitar Part. Appalooza are now set to release their third record »The Shining Son« this October 2023 on Ripple Music. »The Shining Son« was recorded by Arthurus Lauth at Brown Bear Recording in Saint-Lumine-de-Clisson, France. Mixed by Arthurus Lauth & Wild Horse, and mastered by Ronan Cloarec at Master Lab Systems in Nantes, France. Artwork was designed by Wild Horse Artworks.
Appalooza are now set to release their third record »The Shining Son« this October 2023 on Ripple Music. »The Shining Son« was recorded by Arthurus Lauth at Brown Bear Recording in Saint-Lumine-de-Clisson, France. Mixed by Arthurus Lauth & Wild Horse, and mastered by Ronan Cloarec at Master Lab Systems in Nantes, France. Artwork was designed by Wild Horse Artworks.
Wild Horse – Vocal / Guitar
Lone Horse – Drums
Black Horse – Bass
The Horse – Percussions / Backing Vocals