TRAPPIST: Premiere “Hymn To Ninkasi” Featuring Tony Foresta (Iron Reagan) via No Echo
Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST presents the new single from their Relapse Records-bound Ancient Brewing Tactics debut LP. The new track, “Hymn To Ninkasi,” features guest vocals by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), and sees its premiere at No Echo with a brief interrogation of the band. Stream “Hymn To Ninkasi” on No Echo HERE.
“Hymn to Ninkasi” is actually an ancient Sumerian prayer to Ninkasi, the goddess of beer. It’s not only a prayer of worship, but it’s also a beer recipe. The lyrics are lifted almost verbatim from the text, which is why the words & phrasing are a bit awkward. I have to admit, the one line ‘Baking that shit in the fucking oven’ wasn’t in the original text from 4,000 years ago, but I’m pretty sure that was still implied.” – Chris Dodge
Hear TRAPPIST’s previously released tracks “Victims of a Bomber Raid”, “Wolves in the Taproom” and the re-recorded “No Corporate Beer” via YouTube HERE.
TRAPPIST has also been added to Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles on December 1st and 2nd, set to perform alongside the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer, Yob, Power Trip, Skeletal Remains, Necrot, Haunt, and more to be announced, with a wide array of craft breweries set to fill the joint with high quality suds.
Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex-(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (co-owner of popular heavy metal-themed burger joint Grill Em’ All), TRAPPIST have one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER. Picture Discharge style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by casks, cans, and kegs.
Ancient Brewing Tactics is 21 tracks and 33 minutes of booze-induced chaos, bound to knock you on your ass faster than shotgunning a 15% Russian Imperial Stout. TRAPPIST round out their alcohol-fueled blasts with special guest appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), Steve Brooks (Torche), and Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer). NO CORPORATE BEER.
For the ultimate sensory experience, TRAPPIST has recommended a specific beer pairing for listeners to drink along to each song on the album! “Hymn To Ninkasi” is paired with Beachwood Brewing Citraholic IPA.
12/01-02 2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles
Brother Dodge – Bass, Vocals, Brewing
Brother Vera – Guitars, Vocals, Fermentation
Brother Harkins – Drums, Vocals, Bottling