This up and coming doom/stoner metal trio lays a foundation of heavy grooves & catchy riffs. Neb’s mesmerizing vocals bring to mind legendary singers such as Glenn Danzig and Maynard James Keenan.
Originally formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Neb Fixico (bass/vocals) relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2009. Here he recruited Portland native Brian Hunter (guitar) and New England transplant, Brad Lewellyn (drums), to form the current DRS lineup.
This CD is the second release from the band and the first from the Portland lineup. “Sweet! So heavy!” says Joe Rico of legendary Canadian thrashers, Sacrifice, while Greg Burns of the Red Sparowes likens DRS to Queens of the Stone Age. Other reviewers say it reminds them of everything from the classic doom of the ’70’s to the Seattle grunge scene to “the Doors on acid.”
"Devil Riding Shotgun provides a badass medley of raw and almost sludgy sound, rhythmwise song structures, classical Stoner groove and excellent vocal parts with almost perfect timbre. Oh, I've almost forgot their cool and filthy mindripping bluesy solos! The mood on this demo is unpredictable like the wind in the stormy evening. It varies from thoughtful melancholic meditations to raging snub-nosed crushing madness permanently during the whole album." - stillbornmessiah.blogspot.com
"Devil Riding Shotgun`s demo EP is 25 minutes of slow, heavy grooves. Nothing fast-paced on here. Just a lotta mellow tunes." - Gruesome Greg, www.toohightogetitright.com