RUFF MAJIK – album premiere
Pretoria’s riff wizard’s Ruff Majik release their new album "Seasons"and it is available for streaming here https://ruffmajik.bandcamp.com/album/seasons
“With this release, Ruff Majik decided to set sail into newer, sludgier directions. We decided long ago that we wouldn’t be that band that people would complain about, saying ‘they used to be heavier’. Hell no, every time we bring out new music we want to move forward, become heavier, more intense. We still like to include bluesy bits, sure. But this song is made to be filthy, heavy, oily sludge ‘n roll. Next time we might do something a bit more doom again, who knows hahaha. All I know is that right now, Ruff Majik is becoming a groove machine, and we like it.” Johni Holiday
In a small, secluded mining town in rural South Africa, three friends heard the call of the void, and spat fuzz back at it. Thus, Ruff Majik was born, and the adventure of sex, drugs and mostly rock ‘n roll began.
Ruff Majik set sail to Pretoria, South Africa, where they’ve become infamous for their lively shows and aggressive on stage persona. With their brand of what they call “stoner rock/sludge ‘n roll” they move between slow grooves and breakneck speeds in the blink of an eye, with live shows being described as ‘whiplash inducing’.
The members are Johni Holiday (guitar/vocals), Jimmy Glass (bass guitar) and Ben Manchino (drums).
The band surfaced in 2015 with the release of their first 6 track, The Bear. This got them lots of attention from reviewers all over the world. They quickly followed up with The Fox in 2016, that got them into Classic Rock Magazine with the song ‘Sodoom and Gomorrah’ as well as 104 000 views on the YouTube stream of the full album. In 2017 Ruff Majik released The Swan, The Hare and the Hollow, A Finch in a Cherry Tree and A Dragon and his Hoard, the latter three being part of upcoming full length Seasons.
Ruff Majik is a power trio, a stoner juggernaut, and they bring good times with them wherever they go.
The band surfaced in 2015 with the release of their first 6 track, “The Bear”. This got them lots of attention from reviewers all over the world, including well renowned blogs such as Heavy Planet. They quickly followed up with “The Fox” in 2016, that got them into Classic Rock Magazine with the song ‘Sodoom and Gomorrah’ as well as 108000 views (and counting) on the YouTube stream of the full album. In 2017 Ruff Majik released “The Swan”, “The Hare and the Hollow”,“A Finch in a cherry tree” and “A Dragon and his hoard”, with the follow up, “A Stag in the leaves”, released in March 2018.
Ruff Majik will be going on a tour of Europe in June 2018 that will see them play two international festivals, as well as a lot of club and venue dates, supporting the likes of Colour Haze, My Sleeping Karma and The Devil and the Almighty Blues
The festivals are Freak Valley Festival (in Germany) and SonicBlast Moledo (in Potugal).
Support for The Devil and the Almighty Blues:
24 May, Stuttgart, Goldmarks
28 May, Munich, Feierwerk
29 May, Vienna, Arena
30 May, Leipzig, Werk 2
Supporting Colour Haze and My Sleeping Karma:
26 May, Wiesbaden, Schlachthoff
31 May, Freak Valley Festival, Netphen
2 June, Dresden, Beatpol (supporting Mars Red Sky)