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Wizzerd and Merlin stream their split album »Turned To Stone Chapter III«, out now via Ripple Music

Wizzerd and Merlin stream their split album, »Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin«, which was just released yesterday, July 16th, 2021 via Ripple Music.

Side A. Wizzerd – We Are
Side B. Merlin – Merlin’s Bizzare Adventure

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

Ripple Music releases the gigantic and rifftastic split album from heavy psych and prog merchants Wizzerd and Merlin today. Listen to »Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin« in full and grab the limited vinyl edition before it runs out!

The stoner doom world has been clamoring for months now over the ongoing, hilarious meme war between Merlin and Wizzerd. Now the true champion will be decided on the ultimate battlefield: »Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin«. This Chapter III of Ripple Music’s ambitious »Turned To Stone« series sees a mythic musical battle unfold between two wielders of the magical arts: US heavy psych and progressive rockers Wizzerd and Merlin. The result? A fascinating 40-minute album, with each band contributing a full LP side taking the form of one massive and masterful track.

🔮 Listen to »Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin« on Bandcamp 🔮

While Wizzerd brews a mountainous heavy psych spell built on bluesy riffing and cavernous vocals, Merlin takes you on a weird but epic journey that escalates from doom to occult prog by way of disco-laden and synthpop fun. Which band will triumph and take the mantle of Master Mage? You decide.
»Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin« is available now in the following formats:
• Limited Bedrock Edition vinyl pressed on magical ale-colored vinyl (300 copies)
• Limited Magma Edition vinyl pressed on gleaming yellow vinyl with deep purple and black splatter (200 copies – SOLD OUT)
• Digital

Although members were good friends and musical allies for years beforehand, Wizzerd was officially formed in October 2014. Forged from countless hours of jamming in a northwestern Montana basement was a sound that Wizzerd could latch onto as their own. They soon penned and recorded their first album, »Doomchild«, and since then have been challenging themselves to grow in every way possible while remaining independently managed and produced. Since the release of »Doomchild«, they have written mounds of material and released some of it in the form of their self-titled LP, and there is more to come! However, perhaps the way the band has grown most is on the road. With four years of extensive touring of the US and breaking ground in Europe under their belt, followed by lots of studio time this last year, 2021 promises to be a big year for Wizzerd – perhaps the biggest yet!

Merlin was formed in 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri with the idea to obliterate minds and consume souls. Merlin vowed from the beginning to never make the same album twice and would go on to release their debut album, »Merlin«, their breakthrough Gladiator II screenplay based »Christ Killer«, their apocalyptic, »Electric Children« and play music with countless bands all in a 4 year span. It was then, Merlin wanted to expand their sound even further and added Saxophone player, Stu Kersting to the fold. Together, they released back to back »The Wizard« and »The Mortal« two of Merlin’s most critically acclaimed releases yet, played Psycho Las Vegas, and shared the stage with legends such as The Protomen. This brings us to Merlin now. They have molded their lineup once again, and are ready to turn the tired and stale scene on its head yet another time. Merlin is coming for you.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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