Bongripper

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Bongripper
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Doom metal, stoner metal, drone metal (early)[1]
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Great Barrier Records
Website www.bongripper.com
Members

Bongripper is an American doom metal band from Chicago, Illinois.

History[edit]

Bongripper began in 2006 with the self-release of their first album titled The Great Barrier Reefer[1], which is composed of a single 79-minute piece created with the intention of being longer than Sleep's Dopesmoker. In 2007, the band self-released their second studio album titled Hippie Killer[1] and their third studio album titled Heroin. In 2008, the band self-released their fourth studio album titled Hate Ashbury[2] and a collaborative EP with Winters in Osaka[3] In 2010, the band self-released their fifth studio album titled Satan Worshipping Doom.[4]

In 2013, Bongripper released two splits via Great Barrier Records; one with Hate and another one with Conan.[5]

In 2014, the band released their sixth studio album titled Miserable via Great Barrier Records.[6]

They have recently announced the release of their seventh album titled Terminal, released July 6, 2018.[7]

Band members[edit]

  • Ronald Petzke - Bass
  • Daniel O'Connor - Drums
  • Nick Dellacroce - Guitars
  • Dennis Pleckham - Guitars

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Great Barrier Reefer (2006, self-released)

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."The Great Barrier Reefer"

  • I. "Section 1" (25:11)
  • II. "Section 2" (28:40)
  • III. "Section 3" (25:32)"
79:22
Total length:79:22
  • Hippie Killer (2007, self-released)
  • Track listing

    All tracks written by Ronald Petzke, Dennis Pleckham, Nick Dellacroce.

    No.TitleLength
    1."Tranny Ride"2:09
    2."Reefer Sutherland"16:12
    3."Orasia"3:30
    4."Terrible Bear Attack"2:52
    5."Je m'appelle" ("I Am")1:39
    6."The People Mover"10:21
    7."Droid Developer"4:22
    8."Charlie, Burt Reynolds Has Got Shit on You"17:46
    9."Thanks for Sticking Around"8:01
    10."Her Highness"13:02
    Total length:79:54
    • Heroin (2007, self-released)

    Track listing

    No.TitleLength
    1."Heroin"

    • I. "Part 1" (4:39)
    • II. "Part 2" (2:36)
    • III. "Part 3" (5:13)
    • IV. "Part 4" (6:39)
    • V. "Part 5" (15:24)
    • VI. "Part 6" (1:25)
    • VII. "Part 7" (4:26)
    • VIII. "Part 8" (8:18)
    • IX. "Part 9" (4:15)
    • X. "Part 10" (1:44)
    • XI. "Part 11" (7:29)
    • XII. "Part 12" (13:53)"
    76:08
    Total length:76:08
  • Hate Ashbury (2008, self-released)
  • Original track listing

    No.TitleLength
    1."Hate Ashbury

    • I. "Part I" (11:41)
    • II. "Part II" (4:52)
    • III. "Part III" (5:19)
    • IV. "Part IV" (5:33)
    • V. "Part V" (8:35)
    • VI. "Part VI" (7:41)
    • VII. "Part VII" (11:10)
    • VIII. "Part VIII" (10:33)"
    65:24
    Total length:65:24

    LP track listing

    No.TitleLength
    1."Side A"16:57
    2."Side B"16:40
    Total length:33:37
    • Satan Worshipping Doom (2010, self-released)

    Track listing

    No.TitleLength
    1."Hail"13:44
    2."Satan"11:37
    3."Worship"16:00
    4."Doom"11:53
    Total length:53:14

    Track listing

    No.TitleLength
    1."Endless"17:48
    2."Descent"18:51
    3."Into Ruin"28:25
    Total length:65:04
    • Terminal (2018, The Great Barrier Records)

    Track listing

    No.TitleLength
    1."Slow"25:10
    2."Death"18:15
    Total length:43:25

    EPs and splits[edit]

    • Meat Ditch (split with Winters in Osaka) (2008, self-released)
    • Sex Tape / Snuff Film (2011, Great Barrier Records)
    • Bongripper/Hate (2013, Great Barrier Records)
    • Bongripper/Conan (2013, Holy Roar Records)

    References[edit]

    1. ^ a b c "Bongripper Interview". The Sleeping Shaman. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
    2. ^ "Bongripper - Hate Ashbury". Scene Point Blank. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
    3. ^ http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=3006
    4. ^ Fantano, Anthony. "Bongripper- Satan Worshipping Doom ‡ REVIEW". The Needle Drop. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
    5. ^ Tuffrey, Laurie. "LISTEN: Conan/Bongripper Split". The Quietus. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
    6. ^ Galil, Leor. "Bongripper smoke low and slow". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
    7. ^ http://www.hornsup.fr/a-21771/news/bongripper-nouvel-album-annonce-infos-et-artwork