Ripple Music, one of many world’s main purveyors of doom and stoner rock, has names OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson as its new govt vp of A&R and particular tasks. A longtime connoisseur of the psych, stoner, doom, and heavy rock genres championed by the acclaimed Ripple Music roster and catalog, Blasko brings his in depth expertise as a musician, supervisor, and curator to the California primarily based label.
Blasko will work immediately alongside Ripple Music cofounder and CEO Todd Severin to signal new artists and govt produce particular tasks with established acts within the newly created place. Concurrently, he continues his roles as bassist for the OZZY OSBOURNE band and supervisor for his roster of artists.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Blasko to the Ripple Music workforce,” says Ripple Music proprietor Todd Severin. “His spectacular monitor document, expertise, and data replicate a deep dedication to artist growth, a ardour we share.”
“Todd is a real innovator within the underground, and I hope to honor the Ripple Music legacy and contribute to its promising and ever-expanding future,” provides Blasko. “I’m privileged to take part.”
Nicholson turned a recording and touring musician at simply 16 years previous, first as bassist for seminal crossover thrash band CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, which launched three albums with Steel Blade Data from 1986 to 1988. After stints in a handful of main label tasks and a short while with DANZIG, Blasko turned the primary bassist for ROB ZOMBIE following the dissolution of WHITE ZOMBIE. He recorded and toured behind “Hellbilly Deluxe” (thrice platinum), “The Sinister Urge” (platinum), and the Billboard Prime 5 album “Educated Horses”.
Ozzy invited Blasko to affix his band in 2005, the place he is remained ever since. Across the identical time, he laid the inspiration for a boutique administration agency whose roster now consists of Zakk Wylde, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and ZAKK SABBATH alongside CLUTCH, Grammy Award winners HIGH ON FIRE and gold-certified BLACK VEIL BRIDES. Blasko gives consulting and advertising and marketing work to a choose variety of companies associated to heavy music tradition. He is additionally labored as a number and persona for music information shops, radio stations, podcasts, and blogs.
Celebrating its tenth 12 months in 2020, Ripple Music is the passion-driven imprint that main heavy metallic journal, Decibel journal declared “has made a splash in heavy rock and metallic,” and Different Management labeled “powerhouse style maker”. Steel Injection went as far as to foretell, “they might very effectively be the way forward for rock and roll.” Heavy hitters related to Ripple Music embody style legend Scott “Wino” Weinrich, MOTHERSHIP, WO FAT, FREEDOM HAWK, MOS GENERATOR, desert rock progenitors YAWNING MAN, and plenty of extra.
Along with the label, Severin oversees The Ripple Impact weblog, Heavy Ripples Distro and Ripplefest occasions world wide. Ripple Music is headquartered in California’s Bay Space. Blasko continues to stay and work in Los Angeles.
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