RIPARIAN: Svbterranean Streams Debut By Pittsburgh Death Metal Crew With Track-By-Track Dissection; Riparian EP Out Friday Via Grimoire Records

[photos by Jeffrey James Smee]

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s corrosive death metal outfit, RIPARIAN – uniting former members of Wrought Iron, Circle Of Dead Children, Grisly Amputation, and more – will release their eponymous debut EP through Grimoire Records this Friday. Advancing its official release, the record is streaming early exclusively through Svbterranean, alongside a track-by-track dissection of the EP’s grisly ways.

Since their formation, RIPARIAN‘s sound has coalesced into an intense entity, infusing a foundation of classic death metal with technical time signature manipulation, a bit of crushing grindcore brute force, with elements of doom and dark atmospherics infiltrating the mix. The band packs five tracks of caustic, bizarre, filthy death metal into a dense, twenty-five-minute release on their debut, Riparian.

Svbterranean is streaming Riparian early, noting the EP, “consists of five chaotic tunes that meld classic buzzsaw death metal with tech death volatility, sludgy grit, and dark atmospherics. Flesh-grinding riffs collide with slamming beatdowns. Angular, writhing noise riffs morph into dissonant doom marches. It’s devastating and unpredictable from start to finish.”

Stream RIPARIAN’s debut and read the track-by-track dissection of the EP at Svbterrannean RIGHT HERE.

Grimoire Records will issue Riparian on CD and digital platforms this Friday, March 1st; find preorders HERE. Also see the band’s video for “The Nuclear Unclear” RIGHT HERE.

RIPARIAN has booked a hometown release show for the new EP, taking place March 9th at Get Hip Records in Pittsburgh. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead.

3/09/2019 Get Hip Records – Pittsburgh, PA *Riparian release show w/ Post Mortal Possession, Enfilad, Pegan Youth

RIPARIAN formed in April 2017, their name reflecting elements of their hometown of Pittsburgh, referencing the City Of Bridges, Three Rivers, and the Iron City. Since the lineup’s solidification, RIPARIAN has carved an increasingly wider channel for themselves with higher profile live shows, signing with Grimoire Records, and recording their self-titled debut with the label’s Noel Mueller in Baltimore in September of 2018. Riparian was recorded, mixed, and mastered in September 2018 by Noel Mueller in his Tiny Castle, in Towson, Maryland, with additional vocal recording by Nate Campisi at Mr. Smalls Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the cover artwork for the EP handled by Jason Angst/Artisan Pittsburgh.