Tri-City band The Drip performs April 12 in Richland

Dori O'Neal, Herald staff writerApril 9, 2014 

The Drip

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Tri-City band The Drip has a lot to crow about this month.

They signed a recording contract with the Pennsylvania-based Relapse Records, and their first album, A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics, was just released.

To celebrate, the quintet of guys will head out on a statewide CD release party tour starting April 12 with a gig at Ray's Golden Lion in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

There also will be a video made of the band while performing at Ray's. Showtime is 9 p.m. Cover charge for the all-ages show is $10.

The band is made up of Bobby Mansfield, 30, on guitar, Shane Brown, 27, on drums, Brandon Caldwell, 24, on lead vocals, Talon Yager, 24, on bass, and Blake Wolf, 29, on guitar.

"We all went to school in different parts of the Tri-Cities," Mansfield told the Herald in an email.

The guys formed The Drip in 2007, though they've all played in different bands around town for the past 10 years.

They describe their sound as modern grindcore that's fast, pummeling and aggressive, Mansfield said.

Their record company promotes The Drip as "Washington State's audio-terrorists who set out to transform the legacy of the forefathers of genre like Napalm Death, Terrorizer and Brutal Truth into a modern and uncompromising grind assault of face-ripping blasts and sonic."

And if you want to know what exactly that sounds like then you'll have to drop by Ray's this weekend.

-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @dorioneal

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