A Fiery Demise

“Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. This is Jackalope Spaceways flight EC69. Our warpdrive module has been hit. We’re going down!”

Check out the animated intro we made for our new album “Life On Ares” which hits planet Earth via Ripple Music on September 21st!

Preorder now: http://a.co/6A8CANA


1. A Fiery Demise (Prologue)
2. El Coyote
3. Battletoads
4. Seven Of Spades
5. Bite Back
6. Wormhole Society
7. Texas Labyrinth
8. Blood On The Crown
9. Thunder & Awe
10. Anaximander (And The Riddle Of Origin)

Thank You, Wacken!

Holy axe-throwing angels of mercy, what a weekend!

We truly had the time of our lives at our very first Wacken Open Air this Saturday and just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the beautiful people – in front of the stage and behind it – making this weekend the magnificent maelstrom of music and mayhem it was! Having come down with a bad case of festival fever, we can’t wait to hit Trafostation 61 this coming Sunday and hope to return to the holy grounds of Wacken for an encore of epic proportions next year!

Until then, stay tuned for more Life On Ares coming your way and ride on!

Love, Plainride

Life On Ares is coming!

Ladies, Gentlemen, Jackalopes, and Space Rangers!

We’re psyched to announce that our new album Life On Ares is coming to you via Ripple Music and will hit planet Earth on September 21st!

It was recorded at Hydra Lab studios in the heart of Cologne, mixed and mastered by interdimensional sound engineer Alberto De Icaza (Clutch, Crobot), and embellished with the galactic art of Milan-based space-prodigy SoloMacello!

For more info on what to expect, the tracklist and a little backstory, check out this rad feature over on More Fuzz!

Set phasers to SHARE, spread the word, and stay tuned for more! ☄️

So long, keep on space truckin’

Fuzz Yeah, we’re playing Wacken!

Aloha, fellow Jackalope Riders!

Big news: In an unexpected turn of events, your favorite Fuzzfiends (that’s us [we hope]) will hit the stage at the legendary Wacken Open Air this year! We repeat: Wacken Open Air. W:O:A. Wacken. WACKEN.

“It is currently considered the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world” – Wikipedia

Yupp that’s the one. So yeah. Guess this is happening then. How awesome is this. Can’t begin to describe. Better get to rehearsing now, hehehe.

See you on the road, people!

P.S.: They have a beer-pipeline!!!

Man Chu need to see this

Heavenly angels of the blazing desert, what a show!

With the dust having settled over the carnage that was our Fu Manchu support gig and our livers duly recovered, at last we feel up to getting back in front of an electronic device (instead of having one hanging around your neck and furiously striking it to blast mean riffs into a crowd of what must’ve been 500 people) in order to bring you word of our insane night at Cologne’s Bürgerhaus Stollwerck last weekend.

It may come to a surprise to you given our good looks and overall very professional-looking appearance, but this has been our biggest show to date and we have to admit we’re the tiniest bit proud to say that it was a total blast on all accounts. As far as our adrenaline-drenched memory of that night is concerned, that is (he he he). Not only did we get to share the stage with one of the (if not THE) Stoner / Desert Rock™ band(s) out there and a bunch of personal heroes of ours but we were lavishly treated to a great welcome and overall amazing help by the entire local and touring crew as well as of course a killer crowd of beautiful, bearded and/or long-haired people that we hope are 100% sure had just as much of a ball as we did!

All in all: 13/10, would fuzz out with again!

Last but not least, check out Metal-Heads.de for a German review and full image gallery of the show!


What the actual Fu

Okay, this is insane. We just got word that we will be supporting the dustiest motherfuzzers the Rock cosmos has to offer this Saturday. Ladies and Gentlejackalopes, please join us in rejoicing over the incredible occurrence that we will be opening for none other than the one and only, genre-birthing Fu Manchu!

Don’t know who that is? What the hell are you doing on OUR website then, head right on over to Wikipedia, fool!
See? That’s better. NOW PARTY!

Any further questions? Find all the answers here.

See you at the show, Cologne!

Return Of The Jackalope out now on Ripple Music!

Oh, sweet baby Beermachine. Jack is back!

We’ve come a long way since we first unleashed Return Of The Jackalope onto the masses (you, that is) and we couldn’t be prouder to release it once more via Ripple Music, one of the world’s most involved heavy rock labels and based in the heart of California.

But this isn’t merely a measly re-issue – nay. We’ve revamped our firstborn with a brand-new cover artwork by our good friend and renowned illustrator Artur Bäcker and we’ve also (finally!) put it on wax. Yes, you heard right: Your favorite Plainride record is now actually a record. On vinyl. 2x 180g of it to be perfectly candid. Stuffed to the brim with bonus material. It’s a beast.

We know you want one. Here’s where you can get your hands on it:

Bandcamp: https://plainride.bandcamp.com/album/return-of-the-jackalope
Ripple Music (Recommended for US- and Non-EU Customers): http://www.ripplemusic.bigcartel.com/…/plainride-return-of-…
On this very website: http://plainri.de/product/rotj_vinyl_lp_black/
Lo-Fi Merchandise:

We’re also back on Spotify, iTunes, and all these other places.

Now get out there and spread the fuzz! ⚡️



Plainride sign with Ripple Music!


That is right. We are indeed out of control. As of Summer 2016, Plainride, your local Colognian Riff Dealers, are stepping up their game big time: We’ve teamed up with the hottest, fuzziest, highwayiest label in the history of labels: Ripple Music! Worshiped by its fans and feared by the industry’s fat cats. AND ALSO STRAIGHT OUT OF MOTHERFUDGIN’ SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA! We can’t begin to describe how rad this is. Which is why we won’t.

Instead, you should head on over to Ripple HQ and buy their entire discography, because it is AMAZING!

We’ll be following up with a re-release of Return Of The Jackalope and fantastic news for all the wax-heads later this year. Prepare your wallets, FOR THERE WILL BE VINYL.

Tons of Jackalove, talk soon y’all crazy beautiful people, share the news, and RIDE ON!


Return Of The Jackalope

This is it.

As of today, we’re unleashing Return Of The Jackalope on the world and we’re a proud ass bunch as you can see on this totally real and physically accurate picture!

You can now find our album pretty much anywhere on the internet (any service that’s not already covered should follow in the next few hours or so) but if you wanna do us a favor, go get it on Bandcamp here.

We’d like to express our utmost gratitude to all the marvelous people, who have helped us make this happen: Andrew, The Jackalope, Franz Abendroth, Artur Bäcker, Sophie Holtz, Timon Menge, Sven Röbel, Andy Seibt, Szymon Swoboda and Saimon Galus, our parents, pets and roommates, our van, all the gallons of beer that were consumed during the process of this release and last but not least all of you magnificent bastards out there!

Now bask in the fuzziness of the Jackalope and GO SPREAD THE ROCK!
Plainride Over & Out