HIGH REEPER ‘Bring The Dead’ Video Debut As New Album Nears; EU. Tour & DesertFest London

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Philadelphia’s phenomenal retro doom / occult rock band HIGH REEPER unveil the arrival of their new official video clip for the song “Bring The Dead.

The track hails from the quintet’s upcoming ‘Higher Reeper‘ album release for Heavy Psych Sounds Records, due out March 22nd. Within the album’s eight songs, vocalist Zach Thomas, guitarists Pat Daly and Andrew Price, bassist Shane Trimble, and new drummer Justin DiPinto (ex-Malevolent Creation), deliver sinister, smoldering songs rife with vintage musical characterizations.

This reality becomes immediately clear once you hear a song like “Bring The Dead“, with Zach Thomas offering the following comment concerning it:

“For the “Bring The Dead” video we wanted it to be natural, just a spin on our live set with some cool lighting. There’s an apocalyptic theme of chaos that runs through the album and, lyrically, I think this song was a turning point in the way the album is set up. It’s the last of the “chaos” that sets up the second side of the album, which is more of the “aftermath”.

The ‘Higher Reeper‘ album is a grand gesture filled with a traditional proto-metal vibe in its contents, not at all bad for a band begun as a studio-only act in 2016. However, they soon realized that their music was meant to be shared with people and transitioned themselves into a live band… a very LOUD live band. From its electrifying guitars and heavy rhythmic fortitude, topped off with fiery, dynamic vocals, the new record is a sure fire crowd pleaser – and one that contains HIGH REEPER‘s first ever ballad to boot, the ethereal “Apocalypse Hymn.

Check out the “Bring The Dead” video below, along with the previously shared single, ‘Eternal Leviathan‘. ‘Higher Reeper‘ is adorned with stunning cover artwork created by SoloMacello (High On Fire, Sleep, Zakk Sabbath) and will be released March 22nd from Heavy Psych Sounds Records (distributed in the USA by All That Is Heavy and Forced Exposure).

It will be available in LP, Digi-Pak CD, and Digital formats with pre-order active now at this LINK.

 

Track list:

01. Eternal Leviathan
02. Buried Alive
03. Bring The Dead
04. Apocalypse Hymn
05. Foggy Drag
06. Obsidian Peaks
07. Plague Hag
08. Barbarian

In related news, HIGH REEPER will embark upon a European spring tour this April – May, and have been confirmed to appear at Desertfest London (May 3rd-5th). You can find the full itinerary listed further below.

 

– HIGH REEPER European Spring Tour 2019 –

Apr. 18 IT Pescara – Scumm
Apr. 19 IT Cecina – Spazio Live Ritmi
Apr. 20 IT Parma – Splinter
Apr. 21 – IT Verona
Apr. 22 – IT Zerobranco – Maximum Fest
Apr. 23 – IT Torino – Blah Blah
Apr. 24 – FR Chambery – Brin Du Zinc
Apr. 25 – CH Martigny – Sunset Bar
Apr. 26 – CH Oberentfelden – Borom Pom Pom
Apr. 27 – DE Kempten – 13th Floor Kulturetage
Apr. 28 – AT Salzburg – Rockhouse
Apr. 29 – IT Trieste
Apr. 30 – AT Bludenz – Villa K
May 01 – DE Augsburg – City Club
May 02 – DE Tubingen – Goldene Zeiten
May 03 – DE Mannheim – 7er
May 04 – BE Liege – La Zone
May 05 – UK London – Desertfest London
May 07 – DE Frankfurt – DKK
May 08 – DE Oldenburg – Mts Records
May 09 – DK Copenhagen – Lygtens Kro
May 10 – SW Malmoe – Plan B
May 11 – DK Esbjerg – Esbjerg Fuzztival
May 12 – DE Berlin – Toast Hawaii
May 13 – DE Leipzig – Black Label
May 14 – DE Erfurt – tbc
May 15 – DE Dresda – Chemo
May 16 – AT Wien – Kramladen
May 17 – AT Innsbruck – PMK
May 18 – CH Altdorf – Vogelslang

 

 

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