Zealot R.I.P. started years ago when lifelong friends Jason Hamacher (Frodus, Battery, Combat Wounded Veteren) & Mike Schleibaum, decided to collaborate and write music that's fast and heavy. Between Schleibaum's relentless touring in Darkest Hours and Hamacher's extensive work in Syrian, it took a few years for them to settle into a sound that's somewhere between Entombed and Born against. The band was recently solidified with additions of Pig Destroyer's Blake Harrison and Fairweather's Peter Tsouras. The metal amalgam, upon forming, went immediately into the studio and recorded a handful of songs that are brutally unhinged.
As a bizarre and radical opening reception to the world, Zealot R.I.P. is playing their first show on May 20th at the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C. The Embassy is Blood.Fire.Death. on the history of Swedish metal.
The self-titled EP was recorded/mixed by Mike Scheibaum at The Riff Dojo. It will be released digially as well as an ultra limited edition 12' EP on vinyl through Three One G Records on May 20th.