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What's new...
4-16-2014
A big shout out to everyone that made our mini tour such a blast! Much thanks to THE ALLEY, The Dive Bar, GINO'S for having us. Thanks to Pain Clinic, Toy Called God, Smoke Filled Skies, We Came To Conquer, .bipolar., The Leviathan-Vegas, Pillars of Creation, Sugar Bone, Undercover Party Brigade,
Smile of Rictus & Serpens Cauda for shreddin' the stage with us. Special thanks to the promoters and sound guys. We appreciate what you do! Finally, to the people that showed up... YOU FUCKIN' ROCK!
4-3-2014
Salt Lake City! We're headed your way!

3-26-2014
Jerome! Are you ready?!?!?!

3-7-2014
3 weeks... Jerome!

3-3-2014
We have several shows coming up. Ditch the couch and come out and hang with us!

2-25-2014
Thanks to everyone that made it out to the Potential Threat SF show! We had a great time and hope you did too!

This Saturday at THE SHREDDER w/Potential Threat SF, Gypsy Saints & Sunshine Genocide! You don't want to miss this one!!!

Tomorrow!
KCK's MASSACRE 5 @ KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE – Boise, ID, US | 7:00pm – w/Karin Comes Killing, Latimer & Brutal Season

1-28-14
Hey kids! We have new shows so be sure to come see us! Ok, now who farted?! \m/

1-22-14
Thanks to everyone that showed up to the Knitting Factory show this past Saturday! We appreciate your support!!! \m/

1-14-14
This Saturday at the KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE !!! \m/

1-10-14
We now have a RIPCHAIN store on ReverbNation! Just click on the link to find new and exciting RIPCHAIN goodies. Merchandise selection expanding daily! \m/

1-7-14
Coming soon to the KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE – Final Underground, Fault Paradox & Rise of the Fallen and of course... RIPCHAIN!! \m/

1-5-14
As we chug along into the new year, RIPCHAIN would like to put the brakes on and take a moment to say thank you to everyone that helped us in 2013. Family and friends, fans, bands, promoters, bar owners and staff... THANK YOU!!! \m/

1-2-14
Happy New Year RIPCHAIN friends and fans! Thanks to everyone that rang in the new year with us at THE NEW FRONTIER CLUB. We had a great time and hope you did too! Special thanks to Djerek for running sound, Bemoni for providing the venue and all the bands for rocking the stage.

We anticipate having a busy year. Tour is beginning to take shape. New songs in the cooker. Yeah, you might say we're excited... \m/

12-26-13
Let the New Year's Eve countdown begin! \m/

12-19-13
This one should be fun! \m/

12-18-13
Last minute gift ideas?! Head on over to the store page and order now!!! \m/

12-17-13
Let's fill the map and make 2014-The Year of the Chain!!! \m/

12-16-13
RIPCHAIN will be raffling off some cool stuff at the THRASHIN' NEW YEARS EVE @ THE NEW FRONTIER CLUB. Everything from CDs, shirts, stickers, and one of a kind RIPCHAIN goodies. You don't want to miss this!

12-13-13
In 2014, RIPCHAIN will be hitting the road. What we are asking of you, the fans, is where would you to see us rock? Below is a map with the most recent requests. Let us know by hitting us up on our Facebook page or email us. We look forward to seeing you all in 2014!!! \m/

12-11-13
There is a funny video posted to our YouTube page. Check it out
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12-10-13
Just in time for the holiday season, we are having a Two for $20 sale on select merchandise! Head on over to the
store page for detalis. \m/
12-9-13
Nuff' said... \m/

12-6-13
Our hearts and thoughts go out to our friend Rob Cook who tragically lost his boy in a bus accident yesterday. Stay strong brother. \m/

12-5-13
This holiday season, give the gift of RIPCHAIN. \m/

12-4-13
Because we are unable to access our old YouTube page we have started a new one called RIPCHAIN Official. The purpose of this page is to provide a central location for fans and friends of RIPCHAIN to view videos past and present in one convenient location. Check it out. Have something to share? We'd love to see it!!! \m/

12-2-13
A huge thank you to all that came to the show! Thanks to All That Remains, SOil, Karin Comes Killing and the KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE as well! \m/

News Archive...

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About the band...

RIPCHAIN is:

David Ford - Lead vocals, guitar
Mike 'The Kid' Stanley - Lead & rhythm guitar
Rene 'Rampage' Ramirez - Drums
Bobzilla - Fretted & fretless bass, backing vocals

Born from the ashes of several local bands, RIPCHAIN was formed in 2004. With David Ford–vocals and guitar, Joff Stone–lead guitar, Dan Garrett–bass and Johnny Lane–drums, the idea was to bring to the table old school thrash and blend it with current metal styles to create something familiar, yet unique–a brand of metal the band referred to then, and now as 'Post-Modern Thrash'.

"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!" The line by the Clint Eastwood character Sgt .Gunny Highway in the movie 'Heartbreak Ridge', is the inspiration to see beyond adversity for this band. While it may seem like a revolving door of band members, the attitude has always been to strengthen and allow the band to continue to grow. Painful, but essential to the survival of RIPCHAIN.

2005 found a line-up change with Ryan Anderson behind the skins. Ryan pounded the kit until 2007 when Tony Cornia joined the band. The 2010 year, saw the departure of Tony and long time bassist, Dan Garrett. The vacancies were quickly filled with Jimmy Turner on bass and drummer Rene 'Rampage' Ramirez; both of 'Aces & 8s' fame. In 2012, Jimmy T left the band and Bob 'zilla' Davis (Bovalexia) stepped in to anchor the low end. During the course of recording Dying On The Vine, RIPCHAIN co-founder, Joff 'Juggernaut' Stone, stepped down. The search for new lead guitarist ended in October of 2013 with the addition of Mike 'The Kid' Stanley.

Throughout the years, as the band has gone through many line-up changes, management disputes, etc., one thing has always remained–The love for the metal. It's the passion, the desire, the dedication that pushes the band to excel at their craft.

Today, RIPCHAIN find themselves blending multiple styles–including classic Bay-area & SoCal thrash metal (Metallica, Slayer) and NWOBHM (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest) of the 80's with the current 'East coast/West coast metal' sound (Lamb of God, God Forbid, Prong), to the classic masters of metal, Black Sabbath, resulting in a sound that is distinctly their own.

RIPCHAIN's high energy live show have established them a large fan base in their hometown (Boise, ID), throughout the northwest, and beyond. It's this dedication and professionalism that have brought them to the stage, on many occasions as direct support, with recording artists–Static X, Winds of Plague, Prong, Otep, 3 Inches of Blood, Burn Halo, Cage 9, Saliva, Nonpoint, Candlelight Red, Bobaflex and many more.

As of late 2013, RIPCHAIN released the album 'Dying On The Vine'. A labour of love, recorded from September 2012 to July 2013, the long awaited album was engineered by a relatively unknown–Nathan Barnes of Osmosis Studio. His impressive skills behind the mixing console and attention to detail, captured the essence of RIPCHAIN. Famed mastering engineer, Alan Douche - West West Side Music, put the finishing touches on an already stellar mix of molten metal. To date, the album has been well received by fans; old and new, and continues to bring new fans to the Chain.

Long Live Heavy Fucking Metal! \m/


Recordings:

Doom Generator EP - Released in 2009

Three Track "demo" - Released in 2011

Dying On The Vine - Released in 2013


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Listen...
 
 
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Watch...

RIPCHAIN Promotional Video 7-29-2012
 

Ripchain performs 200 Proof Live at The Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
RIPCHAIN "Thy Will Be Done" (official video 2011)
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Photos...
RIPCHAIN photos on Photobucket. Check em' out!



Flickr
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Shows...
Saturday, May 10 2014
FUCK CANCER! A BENEFIT FOR LORI STANLEY @ THE SHREDDER – Boise, ID, US | 6:00pm – w/Brutal Season (ID), Trigger Itch (ID) & TBA
Friday, May 23 2014
THE HOP! – Spokane, WA, US | 6:00pm – w/Helldorado (WA) & Thirion X (WA)
Saturday, May 24 2014
THE EMERALD OF SIAM – Richland, WA, US | 7:00pm – w/w/Helldorado (WA) & Rise From The Fallen (WA)
Friday, June 20 2014
THE SHREDDER – Boise, ID, US | 7:00pm – w/Cage 9 (CA) & TBA
 
Past perfromances (Archive)
Saturday, April 5 2014
THE ALLEY – Sparks, NV, US | 6:30pm – w/Pain Clinic (NV), Toy Called God (CA), Smoke Filled Skies (NV) & We Came To Conquer (NV)
Friday, April 4 2014
The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV, US | 9:00pm – w/.bipolar. (NV), The Leviathan-Vegas (NV) & Pillars of Creation (NV)
Thursday, April 3 2014
GINO'S – Salt Lake City, UT, US | 8:00pm – w/Sugar Bone (UT) & Undercover Party Brigade (UT)
Friday, Mar 28 2014
DIAMONDZ BAR & GRILL – Jerome, ID, US | 9:00pm – w/Smile of Rictus (ID) & Serpens Cauda (ID)
Saturday, Feb 22 2014
THE SHREDDER – Boise, ID, US | 7:00pm – w/Potential Threat SF (CA), Mortal Enemy (ID) & Sunshine Genocide (ID)
Friday, Feb 14 2014
KCK's MASSACRE 5 @ KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE – Boise, ID, US | 7:00pm – w/Karin Comes Killing, Latimer & Brutal Season
Saturday, Jan 18 2014
KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE – Boise, ID, US | 7:00pm – w/Final Underground, Fault Paradox & Rise of the Fallen

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Contact...

Social Media :

Facebook : www.facebook.com/ripchain
Myspace : www.myspace.com/ripchain
Twitter : twitter.com/ripchainmetal

Music :

iTunes : itunes.apple.com
Reverbnation : www.reverbnation.com/ripchain

Merchandise : RIPCHAIN Online Store!

Management : The D Events

Booking E-mail : Get RIPCHAIN!
Electronic Press Kit : EPK

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