Psychy, Stonery, Sludgy heavy Rock quartet, Hippie Death Cult premiere ‘Red Meat Tricks’ from their sophomore album Circle Of Days – an album that serves as a musical bridge to their critically acclaimed debut 111, while being a fresh exploration of sound and vision. Circle Of Days is a pensive reflection of frustration and hope, experienced as we evolve from the confinements of self indulgence and into a more altruistic mindset. Listeners new to HDC can expect to hear a band that feels familiar yet also unique. Hippie Death Cult are a group with their own musical identity. One that manages to be influenced by great rock and metal bands of the past while not becoming a blueprint of them.
The Portland, Oregon based quartet consists of members Eddie Brnabic, Ben Jackson, Ryan Moore and Laura Phillips. They began writing and performing in early 2018, but the roots of HDC go much deeper. A stream of musical consciousness swept over guitarist Eddie Brnabic inspiring him to create the band. It would take a few lineup attempts and a little luck to bring the right members together. Laura Phillips was the first to help solidify the vision. A veteran of the Portland music scene she not only had the skills necessary to compliment Eddie’s sound but she also brought with her drummer Ryan Moore. Ben Jackson was added to the trio and brought to the music his rich voice, textured keyboards and deep lyricism. With a solid line-up in place, they set out with fierce dedication to rehearse, record and perform a string of successful live shows securing a deal with Cursed Tongue Records, who released their debut album 111 in 2019.
HDC’s new album, Circle of Days, was released on May 21 on Heavy Psych Sounds, and can be ordered via Bandcamp.