UK and US heavy psych mongers Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof unveil their mind-blowing concept split album 'Turned To Stone Chapter II: Masamune & Muramasa' in its entirety, ahead of its official release this August 7th on Ripple Music.

"Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof have crafted a masterful stoner prog odyssey that's bound to become a classic. It's an ambitious undertaking, to be sure, but these two bands pulled it off with the same finesse and virtuosity of the two master sword smiths whose legends they tell over the course of the album." — Metal Injection

Listen to 'Turned To Stone Chapter 2' split LP right here

For the second installment of their 'Turned to Stone' split 12" series focusing on unique pairings from across the heavy underground, Ripple Music invited Nashville's psych metal purveyors HOWLING GIANTand Somerset's progressive stoner rock unit SERGEANT THUNDERHOOF to deliver two interconnected 20-minute tracks telling the story and face-off of legendary Japanese sword smiths Muramasa and Masamune.

Instead of the typical approach with two bands contributing stand-alone sides of a record, Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof wanted to write an album that was thematically and sonically cohesive. The result is a 40-minute piece of ambitious songcraft created by two riff-prog legends leaving another impressive mark on the heavy rock landscape, with a stunning album artwork by Jane Swettenham.

HOWLING GIANT / SERGEANT THUNDERHOOF split album "Turned to Stone Chapter II: Masamune & Muramasa"
Out August 7th on Ripple Music - European preorder // US preorder

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