News – Hellripper release New Album Details

The third album of high octane melodic black/speed metal combined with sprawling, folklore-infused epics due for release 17th February 2023 on Peaceville Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags,



Having released the masterful ‘The Affair of the Poisons’ in 2020 on Peaceville Records, James McBain and his electrifying brand of blackened thrash fast propelled Hellripper to the forefront of the UK metal scene – now get ready for ‘Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags’ – Hellripper’s third studio album, due for release on 17th February.

The theme is continued with, for example, the track, ‘The Cursed Carrion Crown’, being based on the legend of ‘Sawney Bean’ and the Bean Clan (a spelling variation of “McBain”) and tells the story of a family of cannibals that lived in a cave and committed various gruesome acts.

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.

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

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 February – The Flying Duck – Glasgow, Scotland (UK) 

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

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

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