Baltimore-based Grimoire Records is preparing the upcoming third album by West Virginia stoner/noise metal trio RHIN for release in April, with the diverse and damaging Passenger. Advancing its release, a new track has been uncaged for public infestation, with a premiere of the song “Clay” through The Obelisk.
A detailed breakdown of Passenger alongside The Obelisk premiere offers of RHIN’s output, “in representing the varied crux of the band’s furies, ‘Clay’ does well to give a sense of where they’re coming from. Mid-paced compared to songs like ‘Uncle Tuck’ and ‘Basement,’ which follows, it answers the more expansive feel of centerpiece ‘Snivlem’ and finds a place for itself between heavy rock groove and noise intensity that doesn’t necessarily ever slow itself down long enough to fall into the trap of being sludge. A bass break toward the middle sets up a shift into a crash-wash build that offers some surprising melody to go with all that push.”
Let RHIN’s “Clay” pour from your speakers now at THIS LOCATION.
Passenger will see release on random splatter vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on May 6th, with a CD pressing coming a bit later. Preorders are available through Grimoire Records RIGHT HERE.
Following their well-received 2014-released Bastard LP, the third album from RHIN sees the band delivering just under thirty-four minutes of pummeling new riffery. Passenger shows these three super talented dudes – bassist/vocalist Dom, drummer Ben, and guitarist Tuck — rip through seven tracks of grungy rock n’roll reminiscent of The Melvins, Fu Manchu, The Sword, Unsane, and early Helmet. Tempos range from punk fast to doom slow and everything in between, while always keeping it ultra-heavy and catchy. Passenger was recorded in one day in October 2015 by Noel Mueller, in basically one take, resulting in an exceptionally live and legit sounding recording. The record was then mixed and mastered by Mueller, and fitted with artwork by Ben Proudman.
RHIN has a mini-tour planned for the week preceding the release of Passenger, where they’ll appropriately pair up with Connecticut’s Grizzlor for shows in Philadelphia April 28th, Brooklyn April 29th, and New Haven on April 30th. Stand by for updates on live performances, additional samples from Passenger to be released, and more in the weeks ahead.
RHIN w/ Grizzlor:
4/28/2016 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
4/29/2016 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY
4/30/2016 Three Sheets – New Haven, CT