- Jason Hesley
HELLRIPPER – The new single, and title track of ‘Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags’ out now!
On the release of the new single “Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags” – the title track from the forthcoming album James McBain comments “ this song is definitely the farthest I’ve gone away from the usual “Hellripper sound” with it being a more mid-paced track than what I’ve done previously. The lyrics to this track (and the song title) are primarily inspired by Robert Burns’ ‘Address to the Deil’ and reference the poem quite a bit (as well as other works of Burns), though where the poem kind of downplays and mocks the Devil, I wanted to switch the point of view and insert a few nods to the treacherous Scottish landscapes and mythical creatures – with nature being the Devil’s Church. For the first time in Hellripper’s music, you will hear the sound of bagpipes in the latter part of the song which also ties in with the lyrical theme.”