01. High Reeper – Vermillion Iron
02. High Reeper – Winter King/Devil’s Grip
03. High Reeper – Withering Decay
04. Hippie Death Cult – Fill The Fires
05. Hippie Death Cult – Towards Infinity
Drummer Justin Di Pinto of High Reeper comments: “When we were given the opportunity to be on a »Doom Sessions« we jumped at the chance. Shane moved over to guitar and our music is definitely evolving. The lineup change propelled us in a new direction and our sound is much more metal now but our take on heavy metal. So being able to do »Doom Sessions« allowed us to take our first steps in crafting a completely new direction for the band. Being on the split w Hippie Death Cult is great for us too because it allows both bands to draw from different audiences while still being able to share EP. Their tracks are really great and their new album totally kicks ass.”
From Heavy Psych Sounds:
Here we have the Vol. 5 of our »Doom Sessions« series. This split album features the Philly doom riffers High Reeper and the Portland heavy rockerz Hippie Death Cult!! Out May 14th via Heavy Psych Sounds.
We are going to release a bunch of compilations with doom bands from Heavy Psych Sounds roster featuring some of the heaviest bands of the world doom scene. Each volume will host two bands.
All the tracks are new and never released before. An impressive heavy doom and hard rock trip!!!
Awesome artwork by the mighty Luca Solo Macello.
About High Reeper:
Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Justin Di Pinto, Pat Daly and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud.
The band made their debut in the Philly/DE stoner rock scene in early 2017 with success which was followed up by the recording of their self-titled debut in May. With a sound deeply rooted in modern stoner rock while still giving a nod to the earliest Sabbath records, High Reeper’s first offering is driven by pounding rhythms, thick guitars and soaring, screeching vocals.
For their second record, the addition of Di Pinto on drums helped focus their sound in an even more powerful direction. The result is a new record with riffs that are even heavier than before that explore new directions, including the ballad »Apocalypse Hymn«.
High Reeper is:
Shane Trimble – Bass
Zach Thomas – Vocals
Pat Daly – Guitars
Justin Di Pinto – Drums
About Hippie Death Cult:
Portland, Oregon based quartet Hippie Death Cult has proven to be one of the more exciting hard rock bands to surface in recent years, They have earned a stellar reputation both for live performance and recorded material from fans and critics alike. They began writing and performing in early 2018, but the roots of HDC go much deeper. With a solid lineup in place, they set out with fierce dedication to rehearse, record and perform a string of successful live shows securing a deal with Cursed Tongue Records, who released their debut album »111« in 2019.
Hippie Death Cult is a hard rock band. Shades of Black Sabbath, The Alice Cooper Band, Blizzard Of Ozz, Megadeth, and Soundgarden among others can be traced through their music. At their core they are true to these roots while being driven to push new ideas. The vibe is both timeless and immediately fresh.
2020 was a productive year for HDC. They completed material for Magnetic Eye Records’ »Best Of Black Sabbath« compilation, music for the independent film »All Gone Wrong«, and signed a new record deal with Heavy Psych Sounds Records to release »Doom Sessions Vol 5« and their sophomore album release in 2021. There is an intense desire to deliver this new body of work to the people so keep a close watch on Hippie Death Cults touring schedule.
Hippie Death Cult is:
Ryan Moore – Drums
Ben Jackson – Vocals, Keys
Eddie Brnabic – Guitar
Laura Phillips – Bass