Eager to continue the momentum built from their fearsome debut album Festering Grotesqueries, Portland deathgrind quartet Dripping Decay holds nothing back on their vicious six-song EP Ripping Remains EP.
Vocalist Eric Stucke, guitarist “Maniac” Neil Smith, bassist Jackson Jordan, and drummer Jason “The Machine” Borton spent the Summer of 2023 crafting Ripping Remains as they waited for the release of their studio debut. The band mesh their trademark blend of Repulsion, Autopsy, and Terrorizer with elements of thrash and grindcore, with old school and modern influences thrown in the toxic blender.
Decibel proudly presents the entire ripping EP in full:
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 January 26th via Satanik Royalty Records on all streaming services as well as CD, cassette, and vinyl in Black, Orange/Green, and Yellow w/ Lime Splatter.