Hellripper have released their second single ‘Vampire’s Grave’ to be taken from the upcoming new studio album The Affair Of The Poisons scheduled for release on 9th October 2020 through Peaceville.
This new track is based on a real-life event that took place in Glasgow, Scotland in 1954. James McBain explains more
“Vampire’s Grave was the final track written for the album and the goal was to create a short and simple guitar-driven song in the vein of bands like Motörhead. Lyrically, the track is based on the tale of the “Gorbals Vampire”, where over the course of a few nights in 1954, hundreds of young children descended upon the Glasgow Necropolis armed with stakes and crosses in search of a large, vampiric creature with blood red eyes that they believed was responsible for killing and devouring kids with its iron fangs.”
James, based in the Scottish Highlands, says of their forthcoming epic new album The Affair of the Poisons that
“it contains the mixture of thrash/black/speed metal and punk that Hellripper has become known for, but this time I feel that the end result is more cohesive. Some of the tracks are more straight-forward while others contain some twists and parts that are new to the Hellripper sound. As always, the whole writing and recording process was done at home by myself, with a few friends of mine contributing some additional vocals and lead guitar parts. The album was mixed by myself and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege who did an amazing job.”
They impressed with their first single ‘Spectres Of The Blood Moon Sabbath’ and have done it again with these tracks. The track kicks off like classic Motorhead before the they make it there own with McBain’s growling taking on some manic persona as the song hurtles through epic soloing and thrashy riffing. Hellripper are fast becoming one of my favourite bands of late.
Check it out, here
Pre order the album here
Sadly, their autumn European tour with Midnight has been cancelled due to the on-going covid-19 issues but they are still looking forward to three headline shows in the UK.
22.10.20 – London, The Black Heart
23.10.20 – Leeds, Boom
24.10.20 – Glasgow, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy