Many many moons ago, I stumbled across a dismal and relatively dormant band myspace page with a depressing grey background and an image of a Mountain Goat as a profile picture, despite this gloomy simplicity, the bands name was Bongripper. I glanced over at the music player only to find an 80minute gem, 'The Great Barrier Reefer' (2005). Since then I have maintained an interest in these four doom slingers from Chicago and had the pleasure of seeing them play at this years Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.
We got in contact with Bongripper to find out about their recent experiences, this is what they said.
- It has been amazing that we have reached as many people as we have.We do not send our albums for review to magazines or websites.We put out records ourselves and we are lucky that people are passionate to spread the music to their friends.As for future releases, we already have our music recorded and ready for the splits with HATE and UZALA so we are currently writing for the next 2LP.It is hard to say how the music will compare to previous releases, but we are aiming to put together a devastating doom album that will empty your colon and your prick.o one left dry.
There you have it, thanks again to Nick and Dennis from Bongripper for answering our questions. Here is a track from their latest release:
Words by Dan S.