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Help some independent musicians reach their dreams and print their 2nd album on high quality 180g vinyl.
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Contrary to what our reward descriptions might suggest, this album holds a ton of meaning for us. RIPIS is really just three best friends that happen to be creating music together. Two of us have known each other since middle school, and the other is the piece we didn't know we were missing. We've gone through hard times and great times together, and we believe it shows in our music.

This album is particularly important to us for a couple of reasons; we believe the music is the best we've ever made, and the lyrics are a pretty vulnerable take on our own personal struggles with mental health. A few weeks before the release of our first album, one of our own was doing pretty poorly. He ended up admitting himself into a mental health facility to avoid ending his own life.

After that experience, our philosophies were adjusted. We decided that writing riff-centric music with "tough" lyrics felt insincere. Don't worry - there are still some great riffs on this album. We've just added some new elements that hit a little closer to home.

When we wrote Monolith, our big dream was to print it on vinyl. Due to a lack of personal income, we weren't able to do that. We decided to shoulder the financial aspect of printing the album, so we ended up with some pretty cool tapes. Now that we have what we believe to be a truly original, genuine product, a product good enough to justify the cost of vinyl, we're asking for help.

The artwork was painted by Paolo Girardi (Power Trip, Inquisition, our last album). His art definitely deserves to be available in a physical format. The album was mixed and mastered by Derek and Brad at AUDIOSIEGE (SUNN O))), Yob, Full of Hell) and will be released on 06/22/18.

We want everyone that's involved with making our dream a reality to be credited. That's why we're including all of your names on the insert of the album (you can opt out of this if you choose to). We want you to know how grateful we are. Making money is hard. Thanks for considering to throw some of that good green stuff at us.

The rewards are pictured below. The non-vinyl items will be shipped as soon as the campaign is over and the vinyl will be sent once pressed and received.

Rewards

4.25" x 2.75" Sticker (Mockup)
4.25" x 2.75" Sticker (Mockup)
Monolith Cassette (Gold or Smoke Tape Color)
Monolith Cassette (Gold or Smoke Tape Color)
Shadow Dies in Morning Light (Smoke Tape Color - Mockup)
Shadow Dies in Morning Light (Smoke Tape Color - Mockup)
Shadow Dies in Morning Light (180g Vinyl - Mockup)
Shadow Dies in Morning Light (180g Vinyl - Mockup)
Cannot Repress a Willing Soul T-Shirt (Front)
Cannot Repress a Willing Soul T-Shirt (Front)
Cannot Repress a Willing Soul T-Shirt (Back)
Cannot Repress a Willing Soul T-Shirt (Back)
Pedal used on the album (OBNE Dark Star)
Pedal used on the album (OBNE Dark Star)

Risks and challenges

The album was mastered for vinyl and we've undergone talks with the company we'd like to print with to make sure we'll be good to go once we hit our goal. When we start the process of pressing the vinyl, it will take approximately 7-8 weeks for us to receive the records.

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    suck it friend

    If you want to tell your friend that you support independent music, this is the option for you. We'll put your name on the insert inside the record too so you can prove it.

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    stick it friend

    If your friend still doesn't believe you, put this sticker on your forehead, their forehead, just someone's forehead.

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    punch your friend

    Your friend is being a real dong. Why doesn't he believe you? Was it because of that one time that you told him Eminem was signing autographs at the junior high and he showed up with his mom and no one was there and he cried in the parking lot? He needs to forget. Our first album will punch him so hard in the head that he'll forget.

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    slap your friend

    If you just want to get to the point, do this one. You get the goods and you feel good and we like you. Your really shitty friend won't be able to argue with you because you can show them your name on the insert and you can also still slap a sticker onto their thick forehead.

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    drop your friend

    It might be time to drop your friend. With your newly found free time, you could get out dad's old cassette player and spend hours trying to sync up the cassette with the vinyl. Take a video of it and send it to us. We will be your new friends. We'll also be friends with your dad.

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    • Shadow Dies in Morning Light - 180g Vinyl
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    daddy needs a new shirt

    That's right, we like your dad now. What size does he wear? We want him to have a shirt. Don't you care about your dad?

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    • Cannot Repress a Willing Soul T-Shirt
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    ultimate dad pack

    Your dad has always loved rock n' roll. He tells you every Thanksgiving. Why won't you listen? This pack will show him you are not a bad person. That's right - your dad cares a lot about a band of three boys making loud, dreary music.

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    • Name Included on Vinyl Insert (optional)
    • Cannot Repress a Willing Soul T-Shirt
    • Shadow Dies in Morning Light - Cassette (Smoke Tape Color)
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    SMASH YOUR FRIEND

    THAT'S RIGHT, THIS WAS ALL A PLOY TO GET BACK AT YOUR FRIEND SMASH HIM TO BITS WITH SOME LOUD RIFFS.

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    kiss your friend

    Your old friend has come crawling back from the dirty depths because he heard you had our test press. Put our album on, place your lips on his forehead sticker, and welcome him home. It's what dad would want.

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