Kicking off the newest Ripple series, Beneath the Desert Floor - uncovering lost treasures and gems from the early days of stoner/desert/doom rock. Albums that may have been lost to time, perhaps never had the opportunity for a vinyl pressing, and never had the benefit of digital presence and social media. Let's unearth some of these gems and freshen them up for a new generation of heavy rock fans.
The Awesome Machine were a classic hard rock/metal band from Sweden. The band formed in 1996. Recorded their selftitled 10" with producer Roberto Laghi. After that Stefan Magnusson left the band and was replaced by Anders Wenander. With this lineup they recorded the cult demo (Doom, disco, dope, death and love) which gave them a contract with german label "People Like You". They recorded "It's Ugly or nothing" 2000 with King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque (who also played slide guitar on the track No Share). Other guest musicians were Anders Timmeras (keyboard on No Share) and Jörgen Petterson (harmonica on How am I to know).