SOUTH AFRICAN BAND RUFF MAJIK RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘GREGORY’, TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM THE DEVIL’S CATTLE.
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WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT RUFF MAJIK
“Ever imagined what Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats might sound like after inhaling a load of Wolfmother records, then downing a large pot of really strong coffee?”
Classic Rock Magazine
“The South African fuzz merchants return with another amphetamine-fuelled joy-ride through the dive bars and dark alleys of their psychic landscape”
” The Devil’s Cattle is a cacophony of aural madness and probably best enjoyed on full blast, while doing several things simultaneously that probably aren’t exactly street legal”
Power Play Magazine
“Ruff Majik have a dirty, grimy Stoner Rock sound that might not appeal to everyone, but they are surprisingly hugely catchy and fun!”
Sex and drugs and Sludge ‘n’ Roll, the journey to the release of ‘The Devil’s Cattle sees South African psychedelic stoner rock outfit Ruff Majik bring hip shaking riffs, witches incantations and nights out with zombies into a 13 song, 51 minute masterpiece.
To continue to promotion of the brand new album, powerhouse Ruff Majik have now shared the lyric video for Gregory.
Taken from the band’s latest full length album The Devils Cattle, the track is a fuzzed-out bass driven sonic dirge about addiction as vocalist and guitarist Johni Holiday explains, “This one is about a good friend and his struggle with addiction. People can fill in the blanks if they want to, or just ignore the lyrics and enjoy the bass line.”
Surfacing from the pits of Hell with their third studio album, RUFF MAJIK signed to Mongrel Records for the release of ‘The Devil’s Cattle’ the first album to be a collaborative work between both Johni Holiday and new member Evert Snyman. The band says this about the title track and the name of the album:
“The Devil’s Cattle – Well, this one is a fun one. There’s an old legend in Germany (that was told to us by a local) about the creation of the intricate river system called “Spreewald” (beautiful place, a must visit). Anyway, the legend goes that the Devil was ploughing his fields with a bunch of his finest cattle. They got really tired and stopped for a rest, which angered the Devil, so he threw his hat at them. This spooked/enraged the cattle, so they took off in hundreds of different directions, still dragging the ploughs, and ended up carving out the intricate rivers of the Spreewald. So from my point of view it’s about defiance of the powers that be. Then again, it’s also some intense criticism of my family members and some friends that dropped me when life was dark, and some of the imagery is a comment on Christianity as well. So really, make what you want out of it.”
ABOUT RUFF MAJIK
The Devil’s Cattle is the new full-length album from South African sludge n rollers Ruff Majik and the first with their new label Mongrel Records. The album is equal parts Johni Holiday and newest member Evert Snyman and was recorded in late 2019 at Evert’s studio in Johannesburg. Originally formed in 2012 a three piece (Guitarist/vocalist Johni Holiday, bassist Jimmy Glass and drummer Ben Manchino, Ruff Majik released their debut EP ‘The Bear’ in 2015, recording the EP in its entirety with just two mics and a garage studio. – a true, distorted testament to the “Ruff” ethos of the band’s music. 2016 through to 2018 saw the release of a number of EP’s and two albums, including 2016 fan favourite ‘Wax Wizard’ and 2018’s ‘Tårn’.
RUFF MAJIK IS:
Johni Holliday – Guitar, vocals
Cowboy Van – Guitar, bass, backing vocals, keys, harmonica
Jimmy Glass – Bass, guitar
Evert Snyman – Guitar, vocals, keys, percussion
Benni Manchino – Drums, percussion