With a profound love for the old heroes of the Blues walking hand in hand with rock, metal, country and last but not least punk, The Devil & the Almighty Blues is armed with vintage Gibson guitars and tube amplifiers. Their new take on blues-based rock is heavy without becoming metal, slow without being doom, bluesy without being straight up and boring. It’s slow, heavy, melodic and raw. Far from being a possible hit on the radio, but on the other hand – who really cares??
In a small, secluded mining town in rural South Africa, three friends heard the call of the void, and spat fuzz back at it.Thus, Ruff Majik was formed, and the boys decided it was time to move to the city to spread their gospel of riff worship and sound sorcery.
Ruff Majik moved out to Pretoria where they’ve become infamous for their lively shows and aggressive on stage persona. With their brand of what they call “stoner rock / sludge ‘n roll” they move between slow grooves and breakneck speeds in the blink of an eye, with live shows being described as ‘whiplash inducing’. Ruff Majik is a power trio, a stoner juggernaut, and they bring good times with them wherever they go.