Official press release:
Baltimore-based Grimoire Records is preparing the upcoming third album by West Virginia stoner/noise metal trio RHIN for release in April, with the diverse and damaging Passenger. Advancing its release, a new track has been uncaged for public infestation, with a premiere of the song “Clay” through The Obelisk.
Let RHIN’s “Clay” pour from your speakers now below:
Passenger will see release on random splatter vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on May 6th, with a CD pressing coming a bit later. Preorders are available through Grimoire Records RIGHT HERE.
Following their well-received 2014-released Bastard LP, the third album from RHIN sees the band delivering just under thirty-four minutes of pummeling new riffery. Passenger shows these three super talented dudes – bassist/vocalist Dom, drummer Ben, and guitarist Tuck — rip through seven tracks of grungy rock n’roll reminiscent of The Melvins, Fu Manchu, The Sword, Unsane, and early Helmet. Tempos range from punk fast to doom slow and everything in between, while always keeping it ultra-heavy and catchy. Passenger was recorded in one day in October 2015 by Noel Mueller, in basically one take, resulting in an exceptionally live and legit sounding recording. The record was then mixed and mastered by Mueller, and fitted with artwork by Ben Proudman.
RHIN has a mini-tour planned for the week preceding the release of Passenger, where they’ll appropriately pair up with Connecticut’s Grizzlor for shows in Philadelphia April 28th, Brooklyn April 29th, and New Haven on April 30th. Stand by for updates on live performances, additional samples from Passenger to be released, and more in the weeks ahead.
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA | The Fire *
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY | Grand Victory *
4/30 – New Haven, CT | Three Sheets *
* = w/ Grizzlor
Passenger track listing:
1. “Uncle Truck”
3. “Drag My Feet”
7. “Bad Timing”