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R.I.P stream forthcoming album ‘Street Reaper’


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Portland, OR ‘Street Doom’ quartet R.I.P. is streaming their forthcoming sophomore album Street Reaper in full ahead of the release date on the 13th October. Hear and share the full album on YouTube and Bandcamp.

When R.I.P. came crawling out of the sewers of Portland, OR last year, their grimy, sleazy Street Doom was already a fully formed monstrosity that quickly infected the minds of everyone it encountered. Now, borne from the band’s declining state of mental health and increasing focus on songwriting, Street Reaper is an even more unhinged and menacing album than their 2016 debut In The Wind.

Borrowing equally from 80s Rick Rubin productions and Murder Dog magazine aesthetics, Street Reaper is a streamlined, yet brutally raw manifesto of heavy metal ferocity hearkening to the era when both metal and hip hop were reviled as the work of street thugs intent on destroying America’s youth.

Throughout, Angel Martinez’s guitar and John Mullett’s bass are inextricably interlocked, sounding like a massive sonic steamroller, while drummer Willie D keeps the beat solid and simple for the most powerful impact. And, the band’s extensive touring and excessive virgin sacrifices have clearly endued singer Fuzz with evermore agile vocal chords to drive it all home with extreme precision.

Operating on the belief that doom is not tied to a tuning or a time signature, but rather a raw and terrified feeling, R.I.P. eschews well trodden fantasy and mysticism tropes of the genre and focuses on conveying the horror and chaos inherent in the everyday reality of the human mind. With several years of touring under their heavily studded belt, R.I.P. has distinguished themselves from the interchangeable hordes of bands trying to play heavy metal by crafting an aesthetic and a sound all their own, focusing on the things that make metal heavy rather than adhering to the formulaic confines of a particular sub-genre.

Street Reaper opens with the knockout punch of “Unmarked Grave” and the rest is just sheer bludgeoning for bludgeoning’s sake as the album echoes the grimy vibe of legends like Saint VitusPentagram and Motorhead, with the no b.s. aesthetic of the early Metal Massacre compilations.

Street Reaper will be available on LP, CD and download on October 13th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records.

R.I.P. LIVE:

10/13 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge – album release party
10/14 Seattle, WA @ The Highline
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Artist: R.I.P.
Album: Street Reaper
Record Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: October 13th, 2017
01. Unmarked Grave
02. Street Reaper
03. Mother Road
04. The Dark
05. The Other Side
06. Shadows Fools
07. Brimstone
08. The Cross
09. The Casket
10. Die In Vain


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R.I.P release new track from forthcoming album Street Reaper


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Portland, OR ‘Street Doom’ quartet R.I.P. have released a new track from their forthcoming sophomore album Street Reaper. Hear new song, “Unmarked Grave” here on YouTube.

 

When R.I.P. came crawling out of the sewers of Portland, OR last year, their grimy, sleazy Street Doom was already a fully formed monstrosity that quickly infected the minds of everyone it encountered. Now, borne from the band’s declining state of mental health and increasing focus on songwriting, Street Reaper is an even more unhinged and menacing album than their 2016 debut In The Wind.

 

 

Borrowing equally from 80s Rick Rubin productions and Murder Dog magazine aesthetics, Street Reaper is a streamlined, yet brutally raw manifesto of heavy metal ferocity hearkening to the era when both metal and hip hop were reviled as the work of street thugs intent on destroying America’s youth.

Throughout, Angel Martinez’s guitar and John Mullett’s bass are inextricably interlocked, sounding like a massive sonic steamroller, while drummer Willie D keeps the beat solid and simple for the most powerful impact. And, the band’s extensive touring and excessive virgin sacrifices have clearly endued singer Fuzz with evermore agile vocal chords to drive it all home with extreme precision.

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Shooting Guns Release title track from forthcoming album ‘Flavour Country’


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Canada’s award-nominated psych 6-piece Shooting Guns have just released a new single ‘Flavour Country’ taken from their upcoming album of the same name.

You can listen to the new song here: https://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/album/flavour-country

Shooting Guns is known (and oft-nominated) for their film soundtrack work, but Flavour Country is more like a collection of anthems for your jettison from this universe into the multiverse.

 

While they’re known for heavy and saturated sounds befitting crazed horror-comedy flicks like Netflix hit WolfCopFlavour Country features some of the band’s fastest, heaviest and most visceral material to date. Yet, it also features some of the band’s most atmospheric sounds as well.

 

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Karkaos Stream New Album ‘Children Of The Void’ On YouTube


Canadian extreme metallers Karkaos have streamed their entire new album ‘Children Of The Void’ on their YouTube channel as a thank you to the fans for the support as their Facebook page reached over 6000 likes. The album was self-released on May 26th 2017 and impressively features some guest appearances from Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie.

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HEAVEN´S GUARDIAN – “War” – official single from the album “Signs” –


HEAVEN´S GUARDIAN – “War” – official single from the album “Signs” – release date 13th January 2017

HEAVEN´S GUARDIAN – “War” – official single from the album “Signs” – official release date: 13th of January 2017 by PURE STEEL PROMOTION

Melodic Power Metal from Brazil is presented by the septet HEAVEN’S GUARDIAN, already active since 1997.

Through Pure Steel Promotion we distribute the actual, already third album „Signs“, which has some bombastic tunes on it. Rough male vocals of Flávio Mendez unite with the melodic and dramatic female voice of Olivia Bayer, heavy guitar riffs meet up with keyboards and powerful doublebass drumming.

Recommended for all fans of bands such as Angra, the (Opera) Metal master Nightwish and also bands like Brainstorm and Mystic Prophecy.

 

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