(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
The Seattle based, progressive sludge unit WITCH RIPPER have launched the pre-order options for their impending “Homestead” album release.
More on that in a moment, as there are several other related news items to share with you. It has been six long years since the band released their self-titled EP in 2012, now they are poised to return with ‘Homestead‘ from DHU Records on Sept. 13th (digitally) and Sept. 28th (vinyl).
“The Witch” is the first single to arrive from the album, coming to us via a lyric video which makes great use of the ‘Homestead‘ album art created by Nightjar Illustration – Adam Burke (Ice Dragon, The Golden Grass).
The Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Burnt By The Sun, The Sword) produced “Homestead” from WITCH RIPPER is available to pre-order now at D.H.U. [LINK].
Check out the visualizer below, along with the itinerary for an upcoming western U.S. tour that will launch in September.
Curtis Parker (Vocals, Guitar)
Joe Eck (Drums)
Brian Kim (Bass)
Coltan Anderson (Guitar)
WITCH RIPPER Tour Dates:
Sep 06 – SEATTLE, WA @ FUNHOUSE
Sep 13 – SPOKANE, WA @ TBA
Sep 14 – KALISPELL, MT @ OLD SCHOOL RECORDS
Sep 15 – BOISE, ID @ SHREDDER
Sep 17 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ URBAN LOUNGE
Sep 18 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ MOONLIGHT LOUNGE
Sep 19 – EL PASO, TX @ RCBG
Sep 20 – TUCSCON, AZ @ CANS
Sep 21 – PHOENIX, AZ @ YUCCA TAP ROOM
Sep 22 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ TOWER BAR
Sep 23 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ FIVE STAR BAR
Sep 24 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ ELBO ROOM
Sep 25 – SACRAMENTO, CA @ BLUE LAMP
Sep 26 – EUREKA, CA @ SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Sep 27 – EUGENE, OR @ HI FI LOUNGE
Sep 28 – PORTLAND, OR @ BLACK WATER