texashippecoalition400 Texas has been known for many things through the years and Texas Hippie Coalition is just the next commodity from the great Lone Star State. The band of outlaws return with their unique blend of “Red Dirt Metal” with their latest release Ride On. The album will be released on October 7th through Carved Records/Caroline Distribution. From the guttural laugh on album opener El Diablo Rojo to the chugging outro of closer I Am The End, it is clear Texas Hippie Coalition are back with a vengeance. The band is comprised of one of hard rock’s most engaging frontmen Big Dad Ritch on vocals, Cord Pool on guitars, John Exall on bass guitar and Timmy Braun on drums. Ride On proves Texas Hippie Coalition is taking it to the next level and looking to recruit new outlaws to join them on their musical adventure.

“It’s like Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top had a child, and Pantera ended up raising it,” exclaims Big Dad Ritch. “We’re Red Dirt Metal. That’s a flag we wave high. There wasn’t a line formed for us, so I created a line and jumped to the front of that bad boy. Ride On is the best example of what we do.”

The first single released from Ride On is the southern rocker Monster In Me. The band has released a lyric video for the song to give fans a small taste of what the new album sounds like. The video for the song can be seen below.

Ride On is available for preorder at iTunes and Amazon.

The band also launched a new website to coincide with the latest chapter in the Texas Hippie Coalition saga. The band recently finished spreading their “Red Dirt Metal” message on this year’s Mayhem Festival. They have been winning over fans and critics alike with Music Junkie Press stating, “They tore up the stage as they brought an ass whooping to the crowd.”

The tracklisting for Ride On is:

1) El Diablo Rojo
2) Splinter
3) Monster In Me
4) Go Pro
5) Rock Ain’t Dead
6) Bottom Of The Bottle
7) Rubbins Racin
8) Ride On
9) Fire In The Hole
10) I Am The End


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  1. It’s August 20th now and therefore it’s officially my birthday. But at the same time it’s also is the birthday of three of my all time heroes: the late great Dimebag Darrell, the late great Phil Lynott and the great, and thankfully still with us, Robert Plant. As for Dimebag, it’s hard to believe it’s almost been 10 years since the world lost him. I’m so honored to have met him 20 years ago and that, like him, I’m a native Texan. My friends and I asked for his autograph when we met him and he talked to us like we were his buddies and he had known us for years. He was so incredibly cool. I’ll cherish that meeting for the rest of my life. I’ve met a few of my metal and hard rock heroes but nobody compares to Dime. He was one if a kind and his death left a hole in the hearts of his fans that can’t be filled.

    1. Happy Birthday James and to the late Dimebag,

      Mine is two days later on the 22nd and the Metal God is the 25th. We are in good company.

      Dana from ET.com 🙂

    2. Hello Dana, my birthday is on the 22nd as well. Happy birthday to us!!! =) A lot of Metal birthday’s as well.

    3. Hi Carlos,

      Happy Birthday to you as well. Thank you for the wishes. The Metal God is not far behind us, he’s on the 25th.

      Dana 🙂

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