Metal Injection is currently streaming “Wormridden Piety” from Portland deathgrind quartet DRIPPING DECAY. The ravaging new single comes by way of the band’s forthcoming Ripping Remains EP, set for release on January 26th, 2024 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.
Latest single, “Wormridden Piety,” consists of every element that make the band memorable: furious blasting, a grinding d-beat edge, hooking, moshable riffs, and a mid-section that will make you want to fight a house. Throw in a manic solo and lyrics describing the gastrointestinal pyrotechnics created in the intestines of Benedictine monks riddled with tapeworms, and you’ve got yourself a bonafide death metal classic!
Stream “Wormridden Piety,” now playing at Metal Injection, 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.