Switchblade Jesus

Eric Calvert - Guitar/Vocals Chris Black - Bass Jon Elizondo - Drums http://switchbladejesus.net Switchblade Jesus have set out to create the mandatory soundtrack for your roadtrip through the deserts of Hades, hitting 666 mph in a beer-fueled Dodge Challenger '69 and embarking on a brain melting hellride through space and time accompanied by three massively talented Texans and a case of Lone Star Beer. They have already torn apart the stages of SXSW, Chaos in Tejas, The Reverend Horton Heat Fest, and the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, having shared the stage with the likes of Gwar, Orange Goblin, Kylesa, Black Tusk, Ghoul, Cro Mags, Mothership, Wo Fat, Valient Thorr, Jake E Lee, Rev Horton Heat, Supersuckers, DRI, and Honky. Mixing southwestern boogie, desert-worn blues, retro-metal assault and fierce rocking into a sound that screams Texas--at times sanguine and starkly beautiful, at others full of damn sexy groove and assaulting violence. Bloodshot eyes glare from underneath a weathered brim, staring across the sun-baked ground and rolling tumbleweed. The bleached skull of a bull lies half-buried in the gravel like an omen. Revenge looms in the distant township. Violence awaits. Such has been the words used to describe the music of Texan power rocking, fuzzed out stoner blues trio, Switchblade Jesus. Their sound is as dirty and dusty as a weathered Harley bar. Their metal as rusted and grease-soaked as an aged motorcycle chain. Their rock as vicious as a pissed-off Rattler. Their edge is borne of necessity, calling Corpus Christi their hometown, a city with twice the violent crime as the rest of Texas. An area so dangerous that rumor has it that even Jesus has to carry a switchblade. Beware, Switchblade Jesus are heading to your town, and nothing will ever be the same again Ripple Music ┬ę http://www.ripple-music.com/bands/switchblade-jesus/ https://ripplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/switchblade-jesus http://switchbladejesus.bandcamp.com/ "The world should never be short of great dirty rock 'n' roll bands that give you an excuse to down whiskey, slug beer, grow beards, raise your fists and, if you can, sing your mane in the name of rock. It's for those reasons that bands like Switchblade Jesus exist. While they are not reinventing the musical wheel, these Texans have concocted their own riff-hungry tunes that more than satisfy and rock needs the listener has: their debut self-titled album is a badass rock that fans of Orange Goblin, Fu Manchu, Down, Viking Skull and Black Label Society are going to dig. Heavy on the fuzzed-up boogie riffs (check out 'Bastard Son' and 'The Wolves'), 'Sick Mouth' is thunderous and closer 'Oblivion' is a stomping beast that reaches an earsplitting climax. One minor downside is the production, which could be a little beefier, but with studio experience this will be easy to overcome. If these guys come by and play at your local bar anytime soon, be sure not to miss them." - Terrorizer´╗┐ [7.5/10] "I could envision myself causing absolute carnage to this track (Sick Mouth)....It's dirty, its cool, it heavy and its ballsy as hell. It's the sort of album that knocks back one too many whiskeys, pins you against the wall, kicks you in the balls then leaves with your woman. In fact, if Hollywood ever decide to remake the film Road House, I'd strongly suggest they just stick this album over it for the soundtrack. That would be genius." - Ride with the Devil http://ridewiththedevil.blogspot.com/2013/09/music-to-bar-brawl-to.html "There's no other way to describe it. "Bastard Son" is the best stoner/doom/retro -- whatever-- cut I've heard all year. No other song I've heard has that swagger, that build of dynamic, that damn sexy groove and that assaulting violence. Already firmly planted on my Best of List for the year" "Switchblade Jesus are one of the best new bands I've stumbled on in ages. Mixing southwestern boogie, desert-worn blues, retro-metal assault and fierce rocking into a sound that screams Texas. This band is the blood and soul of it's environment and should not be missed. Recommended for any fan of the heavy who digs a groove in their blitz." - The Ripple Effect http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2013/09/switchblade-jesus-st.html " There are a limited number of rock albums worth our fleeting time and limited resources and you can bet Switchblade Jesus have delivered something well worthy of both....Deep and heavy riffs are overlaid by deft, delirious solos that pierce through the fuzz and distortion coursing through the airwaves. The tempo throughout the album is steady and compelling, always expounding an appetizing blues rock vibe while filling the air with thick filaments of low tuned, deep stoner fuzz.." -Heavy Planet http://www.heavyplanet.net/2013/06/nuclear-dogs-atomic-split-switchblade.html "This album will grab you by the throat and it won't let go until Switchblade Jesus either convert you to their way of thinking or you will be left emotionally battered and bruised through the power of their riffs...The blues rock vibe does play a big part in the bands music here. But so does the NOLA based riffs lurking in the background. It's a perfect marriage made in Sludge/Stoner Metal Heaven obviously with Switchblade's lining up as Devil Horns in the air...Excellent and Highly Recommended." - Sludgelord http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2013/07/switchblade-jesus-st-album-review.html Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.