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Distortion Ride started as a one-off jam session in a rehearsal studio.

They think they’re a hard rock progressive band, but people keep tagging their music as seventies hard rock, stoner or psychedelic.

The band plays and writes music by instinct, without trying to fit into a specific musical style. Two tracks can have a complete different structure, yet making the three members equally passionate about the music.

They are from Toulouse, in the south of France, and released their first eponymous EP in March 2017.
Maurin joined as their new bass player in June 2019.
They now focus on recording their first full length album.


Maurin Narrans : bass
Olivier Carrara : drums, backing vocals
Matt Pain : vocals, guitar


  • Formed in 2014 at Toulouse, France
  • Release of their eponymous EP on March 1st 2017
  • New bass player in 2019

Phone : +33 6 84 80 57 64



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“If all roads lead to Rome, all the riffs lead to Distortion Ride which make Distortion Ride a band to keep track of and to carefully monitor”,  French Metal
“Pure aural pleasure”, Rock Metal Mag
“Six well made hard rock stoner psychedelic tracks”, Neoprog
“Some pretty energetic rock”, La Dépêche