Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST presents the new single from their Relapse Records-bound Ancient Brewing Tactics debut LP. The new track, “Hymn To Ninkasi,” features guest vocals by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), and sees its premiere at No Echo with a brief interrogation of the band.
Formed in 2014, TRAPPIST is bassist/vocalist/brewer Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), guitarist/vocalist/fermenter Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex- -16-), and drummer/vocalist/bottler Ryan Harkins (co-owner of Grill ‘Em All). The band has one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER. Picture Discharge-style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by casks, cans, and kegs. Ancient Brewing Tactics deploys twenty-one tracks in thirty-three minutes; booze-induced chaos, bound to knock you on your ass faster than shotgunning a 15% Russian Imperial Stout. The album features guest appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), Steve Brooks (Torche), and Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer). NO CORPORATE BEER.
For the ultimate sensory experience, TRAPPIST has recommended a specific beer pairing for listeners to drink along to each song on the album! “Hymn To Ninkasi” is paired with Beachwood Brewing Citraholic IPA.
Slam TRAPPIST’s “Hymn To Ninkasi” featuring Tony Foresta at No Echo RIGHT HERE.
Ancient Brewing Tactics is due out August 17th on CD, LP, and digital via Relapse Records. See the “Victims Of A Bomber Raid” video and stream “Wolves In The Taproom” and “No Corporate Beer” alongside preorder options via Relapse.com HERE and digital services HERE.
TRAPPIST has also been added to Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles on December 1st and 2nd, set to perform alongside the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer, Yob, Power Trip, Skeletal Remains, Necrot, Haunt, and more to be announced, with a wide array of craft breweries set to fill the joint with high quality suds.
12/01-02/2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles [info]