R.I.P. to Release In the Wind in March on Totem Cat


“My brain is full of powder/My veins are full of doom, yeah.” Fair enough. Since the label executive/producer/whoever it was referred to Pentagram as a “more ‘street’ Black Sabbath” in the Last Days Here documentary, it seemed only a matter of time before a band picked up the term and applied it to themselves. Portland’s R.I.P., working under the banner of “street doom,” will release their debut album, In the Wind, in March via Totem Cat Records. The race is over.

The band have a preview trailer for the release that includes what I assume is a goodly portion of every finishing move the Undertaker ever pulled off, and you can find it under the PR wire info below:

r.i.p. in the wind

Portland’s street doomers R.I.P. announce debut album “In The Wind”, dropping this March on Totem Cat Records

If there’s one thing you didn’t see coming for 2016, it’s a radical heavy metal assault by Oregon’s self-proclaimed “street doomers” R.I.P.. Their rousing debut album “In The Wind” – due out this March on Totem Cat Records and illustrated by US painter Adam Burke – will make all metalheads’ hearts leap with joy. Get in the wind or get out the way…

In a heavy metal wasteland littered with cookie cutter snooze-button doom bands rocking $10,000 rigs and $1 riffs, its a huff of fresh air straight out of the glue bottle to hear R.I.P. – four cretins from the Pacific Northwest who play knuckle dragging death obsessed metal at the speed of the streets. After several years of hammering the west coast with the blunt scythe of street-doom, they finally committed to tape an introductory will and testament for the rest of the world to tremble to. “In the Wind” closes the casket on the trends and exhumes the notion that doom isn’t about how slow and de-tuned you can play, but about fear, death, leather and playing as heavy as possible. A full US tour in the spring follows this Totem Cat Records release, where the band plans to drag the rest of the country down with them. Doom is dead: R.I.P. doom.

R.I.P. – Debut album “In The Wind”
Out on 2xLP and digital this March on Totem Cat Records

1. The Scythe
2. In The wind Part 1
3. Tremble
4. Black Leather
5. Smoke and Lightning
6. In The Wind Part 2
7. The Tombstone
8. Bereaved
9. Brave In The Grave
10. In The wind Part 3

ARTWORK: Adam Burke

Fuzz – Vocals
Angel Martinez – Guitar
Jon Mullett – Bass
Willie D – Drums


R.I.P., In the Wind trailer

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