Today, Portland-based old-school grinding death metal practitioners DRIPPING DECAY is pleased to unearth “Abundant Cadaveric Waste” for public consumption. The putrid ode comes off of the band’s Festering Grotesqueries full-length, set for release on August 18th via Satanik Royalty Records.
Originally founded by guitarist Neil Smith (Lord Gore, Frightmare, Blood Freak) in 2019, DRIPPING DECAY’s solid, hellish sounds were later rounded out by vocalist Eric Stucke (Hallucinator), bassist Jackson Jordan (Conducting From The Grave), and drummer Jason Borton (Jungle Rot). All of the band members have been devout fans of death metal and grindcore for decades and take their influence from bands like Repulsion, Terrorizer, Napalm Death, and Carcass. Take that blueprint and combine it with fast tempos, technical precision, and a licentious adoration of ’80s Italian B-horror films, and you have a recipe for the fantastically repugnant makings of DRIPPING DECAY, making them stand in a class of their own amidst a sea of kids copy and pasting Entombed and Incantation riffs into oblivion.
Notes the band of their latest single, “‘Abundant Cadaveric Waste’ is a blasting, death/grind cornucopia of wild tempos and fills that describes what happens to your organs when you die from a deadly disease, no longer viable to be sold for science or illicit black-market activities…”
Adds Decibel, “From deep within the Pacific Northwest, Maniac Neil rises once again! Otherwise known as the mind behind Frightmare, Blood Freak, and many other highly quality death/grind bands, Neil’s new band DRIPPING DECAY‘s more traditional, riff-inspired brick shithouse of a debut album Festering Grotesqueries‘ putrid and bloated mix of death metal and grindcore is a solid reminder that The Maniac‘s mastery is something to truly behold.”
Hear “Abundant Cadaveric Waste,” now playing at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Festering Grotesqueries was recorded at Falcon Studios in Portland, Oregon with engineer Derek Leisy (Vitriol), mixed by Vincent Detto (Cerebral Rot, Mortiferum), and mastered by Dan Lowndes, who also mastered the 2021 demo, Watching You Rot. Festering Grotesqueries’ album artwork sees the return of their fashionably putrefied mascot, Drippy — a creation of artist Toni K. Hietomaa, whose brilliantly sickening visions also graced the cover of Watching You Rot.
The album will be released via Satanik Royalty Records on all streaming services as well as CD, cassette, and vinyl in Black, Toxic Green, and Pink/Orange marble variants.
Eric Stucke – vocals
Neil Smith – guitars
Jackson Jordan – bass
Jason “The Machine” Borton – drums