Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Ripping Remains from Portland deathgrind quartet DRIPPING DECAY in its venomous entirety. The premiere comes in advance of the EP’s official release this Friday, January 26th, via Satanik Royalty Records.
Unwilling to rest on their laurels while waiting for Festering Grotesqueries to be released, vocalist Eric Stucke, guitarist “Maniac” Neil Smith, bassist Jackson Jordan, and drummer Jason “The Machine” Borton spent the Summer of 2023 composing Ripping Remains. The six-song concatenation of casket-crushing brutality sees the band mesh their trademark blend of Repulsion, Autopsy, and Terrorizer with facets of thrash and grindcore both new and old. The result is a fast and furious yet well-rounded listen, proving the band’s technical prowess without sacrificing mosh-worthy hooks and moments of crawling, ominous dirge.
Stream DRIPPING DECAY’s Ripping Remains EP, exclusively at Decibel Magazine, HERE.
Tracked in the familiar confines of Portland’s legendary Falcon Studios, Ripping Remains was put to tape by DRIPPING DECAY’s unofficial fifth member Derek Leisy, who also assumes mixing duties after the retirement of Festering Grotesqueries mixing engineer Vincent Detto. Leisy lends a more vicious, grind-centric edge to the proceedings, contrasting the grotesque, gut-punch production of the full-length with a sharp slice of the metal-phoric scalpel, proving himself more than worthy of the producer’s role. Mastering engineer extraordinaire Dan Lowndes, alumnus of both previous DRIPPING DECAY releases, returns to round out the recording, which also features a guest vocal appearance by August “Gurge” Ivanoff (Lord Gore) and a rightfully “ripping” cover of “Trick Or Treat,” originally penned by Detroit speed metal legends Halloween for their 1985 debut Don’t Metal With Evil.
Ripping Remains will be released on all streaming services as well as CD, cassette, and vinyl in Black, Orange/Green, and Yellow w/ Lime Splatter.