Hellripper release new album / announce Goat Juice Beer in collaboration with Black Iris Brewery

Hellripper – ‘Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags’ Out Now

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“Hellripper’s take on the genre serves as a thrilling reminder of why black metal and speed metal go together like whips and leather.” – Decibel

‘a truly invigorating fusion of old school speed and black metal’ – Fistful of Metal

At last the wait is over as today, Hellripper have released their brand new album ‘Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags’, a record that has seen the band push their sound further forward more than ever before.

Building upon Hellripper’s signature Thrash Metal ‘Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags’ pushes the envelope of the Scottish artist’s sound. Blending moments of fierce Black Metal, furious Speed Metal and Scottish folklore it’s a must listen for any fan of Metal.

Previous singles ‘The Nuckalevee’ and title track ‘Warlock Grim & Withered Hags’ were met with huge positivity on the release. Now, at last fans will be able to enjoy the entire new offering from Scotland’s brightest Extreme Metal exports.

To celebrate this momentous occasion fans in the UK can raise a glass and say slàinte to the new album in style as Hellripper announce, Goat Juice, their very first beer. 



Hellripper mastermind James McBain had the following to say:

“Black Iris Brewery have brewed up Goat Juice 6.0%, a thirst slaking IPA filled with El Dorado, Idaho 7 and Mosaic Cyro bringing guava, passion fruit and lychee flavours to the table. We’ve experimented with a new hopping regime allowing for a smoother hop profile and increased aroma and we are extremely happy with the outcome.” 

James continues:

“We have the raddest artwork from the one and only Kev Grey and it’s available to preorder in 30l keykegs (limited run) and in 24x440ml cases of cans. Get in touch with Black Iris Brewery if you are keen.”

Goat Juice is the perfect accompaniment for a first listen of Hellripper’s brand new album ‘Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags’.

Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags tracklisting

  1. The Nuckelavee [05:47]
  2. I, the Deceiver [04:57]
  3. Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags [07:15]
  4. Goat Vomit Nightmare [03:15]
  5. The Cursed Carrion Crown [05:48]
  6. The Hissing Marshes [03:50]
  7. Poison Womb (The Curse of the Witch) [03:42]
  8. Mester Stoor Worm [08:33]

As always, the writing and recording process was carried out by James McBain himself, with a few guests offering contributions in the form of additional vocals and instrumental parts. With recording taking place between March 2021 and June 2022, the album was also mixed by McBain, and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios.

The suitably sinister and ominous artwork appears courtesy of Adam Burke/ Nightjar Illustration.

Heavy Mag Aus – “A thrashing, crashing, brutal cavalcade of musical angst that twists everything you ever thought you knew about sonic devastation.” 

Kerrang! – You will bang your head, you will slop beer everywhere, you will thrash like a maniac – Hellripper fucking rule.

MetalSucks  – a must-hear” 

New Noise: 4/5 – he can do no wrong. His leads are on fire, he shreds at the speed of light … Pure speed, pure aggression, pure evil. 

Rock Hard DE 8/10: “definitely belongs to the must listen to records of this present time” 

Rock Hard IT 8.5/10  DYNAMIT ALBUM “Warlock Grims And Withered Hags is a pagan orgy of detail and finesse

Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags will be released on 17th February on CD, LP, limited edition green coloured vinyl LP via the band store, limited edition gold coloured vinyl LP, cassette and digitally and is available to pre-order here https://hellripper.lnk.to/WarlocksGrim 

Hellripper – Live

Hellripper will be supporting the release of their new album with live shows & festivals throughout 2023 – so far they have confirmed the following with more to be announced

11 March – Welcome to Hell Fest – Eindhoven, Netherlands (EU)

Warbringer UK dates w/ HELLRIPPER

26 April – Birmingham – Asylum

27 April – Manchester – The Bread Shed

28 April – Cardiff – Fuel

29 April – London – Boston Music Room

05 May  – 07 May – Dominion Festival 2023 – Durham

30 June – Pitfest 2023 – Emmen, Netherlands (EU)

4  July – Pod Minoga – Poznań

5 July – Obscene Extreme Festival 2023 – Trutnov, Czech Republic (EU)

25 July – Live Music Hall – Weiher, Germany (EU)

27 July – Goldgrube – Kassel, Germany (EU)

28 – 29 July- Burning Q Festival 2023 – Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany (EU)

21 October – Derby Alt Fest 2023 – Derby, England (UK)

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