Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Napz Mosley, Andrew Price, Pat Daly, and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud. The band made their debut in the Philly/DE stoner rock scene in early 2017 with success which was followed up by the recording of their self-titled debut in May of the same year. With a sound deeply rooted in modern stoner rock while still giving a nod to the earliest Sabbath records, High Reeper's first offering is driven by pounding rhythms, thick guitars, and soaring, screeching vocals. High Reeper's self-titled debut is an unapologetic punch to the face for fans of early '70s proto-metal. The sound and smell of leather, weed, boozing, gambling, and death permeate the record from start to finish. Nine tracks that run from up-tempo straight ahead rock, to slowed-down, heavy, early doom. With a rhythm section throwing down grooves that are deeper than the darkest abyss and guitars big enough to put a hole in your chest, the record's finale hits just as hard as its opening track. Vocals soar above the guitars with laser-like precision, and also deliver a direct hit to your soul. Produced, engineered, and mixed by bass player Shane Trimble at TTR studios in Philadelphia and at his home studio Delwood sound in Delaware. The production is laced with old school elements while still maintaining the focus of a modern release. Recorded in the fall of 2017, High Reeper is meant to be played loud and to be played often.