Throughout the years, as the band has gone through many line-up changes, management disputes, etc., one thing has always remained–The love for the metal. It's the passion, the desire, the dedication that pushes the band to excel at their craft.

"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!" The line by the Clint Eastwood character Sgt .Gunny Highway in the movie 'Heartbreak Ridge', is the inspiration to see beyond adversity for this band. While it may seem like a revolving door of band members, the attitude has always been to strengthen and allow the band to continue to grow. Painful, but essential to the survival of RIPCHAIN.

Today, RIPCHAIN find themselves blending multiple styles–including classic Bay-area & SoCal thrash metal (Metallica, Slayer) and NWOBHM (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest) of the 80's with the current 'East coast/West coast metal' sound (Lamb of God, God Forbid, Prong), to the classic masters of metal, Black Sabbath, resulting in a sound that is distinctly their own.

RIPCHAIN's high energy live show have established them a large fan base in their hometown (Boise, ID), throughout the northwest, and beyond. It's this dedication and professionalism that have brought them to the stage, on many occasions as direct support, with recording artists–Static X, Winds of Plague, Prong, Otep, 3 Inches of Blood, Burn Halo, Saliva, Nonpoint, Candlelight Red, Bobaflex and many more.

As of late 2013, RIPCHAIN released the album 'Dying On The Vine'. A labour of love, recorded from September 2012 to July 2013, the long awaited album was engineered by a relatively unknown–Nathan Barnes of Osmosis Studio. His impressive skills behind the mixing console and attention to detail, captured the essence of RIPCHAIN. Famed mastering engineer, Alan Douche - West West Side Music, put the finishing touches on an already stellar mix of molten metal. To date, the album has been well received by fans; old and new, and continues to bring new fans to the Chain.

Most recently as of February 2015, Rene Ramirez was replaced on the drums by Tyler Johnson. This move has resulted in a nastier, heavier energy that has transformed the band's sound yet again. Oh shit...

Long Live Heavy Fucking Metal! \m/

Doom Generator EP - Released in 2009
Three Track "demo" - Released in 2011
Dying On The Vine - Released in 2013

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Band Members
RIPCHAIN is: David Ford–Lead vocal/guitar Mike "The Kid"Stanley–Lead/rhythm guitar Rene 'Rampage' Ramirez–Drums Bobzilla–Fretted/fretless bass/bac
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Metal / Groovy stank-metal / Rock

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Boise, ID

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