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R.I.P. Tour Dates w/ Electric Wizard & Full N.A. Tour

Street Reaper is just a disgusting, punk-rock-meets-Black Sabbath shredder that’s going to leave a film of filth on any speaker that has the misfortune to output its gnarly sounds.” — Metal Injection

“R.I.P. find a place for ’80s and early ’90s nostalgia that’s not overblown would-be glam or retro-minded thrash, but would nonetheless fit well on a bill next to Slayer during their big-hair days, despite the obvious sonic discrepancies.” — The Obelisk


Portland, OR ‘Street Doom’ quartet R.I.P. support British heavyweights Electric Wizard on West Coast dates starting this week. And, the band also announces its first full U.S. headlining tour to kick off on May 31st. Please see complete dates below. Tour poster available HERE

R.I.P.‘s sophomore album Street Reaper is available to hear and share via 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 Vitus, Pentagram and Motorhead, with the no b.s. aesthetic of the early Metal Massacre compilations. 

Street Reaper is available on LP, CD and download as of October 13th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records

R.I.P. LIVE:

04/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *

04/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfiled *

05/02 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom * – SOLD OUT

05/31 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room 

06/01 Reno, NV @ The Hideout 

06/02 Las Vegas, NV @ Double Down 

06/03 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar 

06/04 Long Beach, CA @ Blacklight 

06/05 Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room 

06/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Tavern 

06/07 Tucson, AZ @ Loudhouse 

06/08 El Paso, TX @ Cigar Bar 

06/09 Austin, TX @ Lost Well 

06/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Mix 

06/11 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s 

06/12 New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys 

06/14 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 

06/15 Washington, DC @ TBA 

06/16 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery 

06/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie 

06/19 New York, NY @ Saint Vitus 

06/20 Boston, MA @ O’Briens 

06/21 Brattleboro, VT @ TBA  

06/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rock Room 

06/23 Canton, OH @ The Buzz Bin 

06/25 Dayton, OH @ Forces House 

06/26 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge 

06/27 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

06/28 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room 

06/29 Denver, CO @ Electric Funeral III 

06/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive

* w/ Electric Wizard

 

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