Trappist Announce the Beer-Themed Metal Album We’ve All Been Waiting For
Los Angeles beer enthusiasts Trappist have announced their first full-length album, Ancient Brewing Tactics, celebrating mankind’s favorite hoppy beverage. Formed in 2014 by Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex-(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (co-owner of Los Angeles metal burger joint Grill Em’ All), Trappist’s mission is to assault your ears in the name of the brew. The band says that the project was a no-brainer:
“Starting a beer-centric band came naturally, considering the many parallels between the hardcore and independent beer scenes. Both foster collaboration, community, and support of grass-roots efforts. It made sense to team up with our old pals at Relapse for this release since they’ve always supported our previous bands. But enough about us… your pint is getting warm!”
Ancient Brewing Tactics draws influence from powerviolence, d-beat, hardcore, and crust punk, to deliver a strong contender for the most delightfully drunken metal release of 2018. Two singles from the album are available now. The first, the previously released “No Corporate Beer,” is a lamentation of major brewery takeover: “The title says it all,” Trappist tell Decibel. “Corporate brewing is all about creating an assembly line of low-cost swill at maximum profit. If you really want to fight the man, support independent brewers.” The album’s penultimate track, “Wolves In The Tap Room” (groooaaan), is for trve beer connoisseurs only — no fuckbois alllowed. “It’s about a bus load of bros showing up at our local indie brewery, and their only reason to be there is to get shit-faced and turn it into amateur hour,” the band explains. “Learn some respect for the craftsmanship of our culture, you friggin’ mongos. Get out of our scene!”
Ancient Brewing Tactics also features guest appearances from Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer), Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) and Steve Brooks (Torche), plus a list of beers to pair with every song on the record. Better put on your pre-gaming pants now — the album is due on August 17 via Relapse and can be pre-ordered here.