Texas Hippie Coalition
|Also known as||THC, The Band of Outlaws|
|Origin||Denison, Texas, U.S.|
|Members|| Big Dad Ritch |
|Past members|| Randy Cooper |
Texas Hippie Coalition (sometimes stylized THC) is an American heavy metal band from Denison, Texas.
The band was formed in Denison, Texas by Big Dad Ritch, along with his friend John Exall and other friends. Several lineup changes occurred before, Rollin , with producer Dave Prater.Rollin arrived on July 6, 2010, which was their first national release.
In early 2012 the group began working with producer Bob Marlette. Their first single "Turn It Up" was released in June of that same year. Peacemaker was released on August 14, 2012,and was ranked 20 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums.
In February 2014, it was announced that Ride On , the fourth studio album from the quartet is expected to be released October 7, 2014. The record was produced by Skidd Mills, known for working with Saving Abel, Sick Puppies and others, at Sound Kitchen Studios."Ride On" has been described by the band as, "the next level, " "a little more raw, a little grittier, " and "our way of letting everybody know that rock 'n' roll ain't dead. "
During that same year, the ensemble also performed at Rocklahomaand Rock on the Range in May in addition to Mayhem Festival in the summer of 2014.
On February 23, 2016, the ensemble announced that their fifth studio album, Dark Side of Black , would be released on April 22, 2016.In April and May 2016, the band is scheduled to tour in support of this work, which includes performances at Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest.
In June 2016, the band announced the addition of guitarist Nevada Romo.
In August 2017, Ritch announced that the ensemble plans to release their sixth studio album in 2018.On January 12, 2018, Exall announced that he and the band had parted ways, leaving Ritch as the sole original band member. In early 2018, Larado Romo, brother of guitarist Nevada Romo, joined the ensemble on bass guitar.
During the first week of 2019, percussionist Timmy Braun and the band parted ways.Braun was replaced by Devon Carothers.
On March 29, 2019, "Moonshine", the first single from High in the Saddle , the sixth studio album from the group, was released.At that time, the ensemble announced that the work would be released on May 31, 2019, the first from the band released through Entertainment One.
In 2020, Scott Lytle, former percussionist for the band from 2007 to 2008, died.
On January 10, 2021, the band mutually parted ways with drummer Devon Carothers.On January 12, Locust Grove and DEITY drummer Joey Mandigo was announced as the band's new drummer.
|Details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
| US || US Heat || US Indep || US Hard Rock || US Rock |
| Pride of Texas ||—||—||—||—||—|
| Peacemaker ||—||4||31||20||—||US: 16,000|
|Dark Side of Black||—||2||18||6||26|
| High in the Saddle ||—||—||—||—||—|
|Year||Title[ citation needed ]|| US|
|2013||"Turn It Up"||39|
|"Damn You to Hell"||40|
|2014||"Monster in Me"||—|
|2015||"Rock Ain't Dead"||—|
|Year||Title[ citation needed ]||Album||Director|
|2008||"Pissed Off and Mad About It" (Version 1)||Pride of Texas||Clark Deal|
|2010||"Pissed Off and Mad About It" (Version 2)||Rollin'|
|2012||"Turn It Up"||Peacemaker|
|2016||"Angel Fall"||Dark Side of Black|
|2019||"Moonshine"||High in the Saddle|
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