Boise-based extreme groove thrashers, Ripchain are getting ready to unleash a new 4-track EP, Eviscerated. This weekend the band performed the entire EP for fans. Fronted by vocalist/guitarist David Ford, Ripchain has been busy writing some of its heaviest material to date. Ford recently gave The Scene a track by track break down of Eviscerated:
“Track 1 is ‘The Hunt’. It’s our take on hillbilly cannibalism. Kind of like Deliverance meets the Firefly family. “Rip And Devour” is track 2. It shares the perspective of a pack of hungry werewolves (it inspired the EP cover). Track 3 is called ‘Rising’. It was inspired by the recent passing of our guitarist’s mother who died of cancer. It’s about the struggle to rise above it and get through it. The final track is ‘Pharisee’. It’s the classic ‘f**k you’ story to those religious types that look down on others.”
Ford, along with bandmates Bob ‘Zilla’ Davis (bass), Tyler Johnson (drums), and Mike Stanley (guitars) have been tearing up the valley for years. While most bands might be content to ride along, Ripchain keeps upping the ante, pushing the band into heavier and more brutal territory. Artwork for the EP was created by McKinley Illustration in Missouri. The album was mixed and mastered by Nathan Barnes at Osmosis Recording Studios.
The band will be recording its first ever video in late July for the crushing EP opener, “The Hunt”. Also on the EP are the brutally relentless juggernaut “Rip and Devour”, the eerie spine-grinder “Rising”, and chug and groove beast, “Pharisee”.
Fans will soon get a chance to buy Eviscerated online through iTunes. You can get an advance listen on the band’sReverb Nation page. Keep your eye on Metalholic and this article for the link as soon as it is available.