Hippie Death Cult is: Eddie Brnabic - Guitar, Laura Phillips - Bass/Vocals, Ryan Moore - Drums
Hippie Death Cult has proven to be one of the more exciting hard rock bands to surface in recent years, They have earned a stellar reputation both for live performance and recorded material from fans and critics alike. The Portland, Oregon based quartet consists of members - Eddie Brnabic, Ben Jackson, Ryan Moore and Laura Phillips. They began writing and performing in early 2018, but the roots of HDC go much deeper. A stream of musical consciousness swept over guitarist Eddie Brnabic inspiring him to create the band. It would take a few lineup attempts and a little luck to bring the right members together. Laura Phillips was the first to help solidify the vision. A veteran of the Portland music scene she not only had the skills necessary to compliment Eddie's sound but she also brought with her drummer Ryan Moore. Ben Jackson was added to the trio and brought to the music his rich voice, textured keyboards and deep lyricism. With a solid lineup in place, they set out with fierce dedication to rehearse, record and perform a string of successful live shows securing a deal with Cursed Tongue Records, who released their debut album “111” in 2019.
Hippie Death Cult is a hard rock band. Shades of Black Sabbath, The Alice Cooper Band, Blizzard Of Ozz, Megadeth, and Soundgarden among others can be traced through their music. At their core they are true to these roots while being driven to push new ideas. The vibe is both timeless and immediately fresh.
2020 was a productive year for HDC. They completed material for Magnetic Eye Records - "Best Of Black Sabbath Compilation", music for the independent film "All Gone Wrong", and signed a new record deal with Heavy Psych Sounds Records to release "Doom Sessions Vol 5" and their sophomore album release "Circle Of Days" in 2021. There is an intense desire to deliver this new body of work to the people so keep a close watch on Hippie Death Cults touring schedule.
"Every so often something gets me really charged. I'm telling you guys, this is becoming more and more a rarity for me.
Not a lot triggers that excitement of new discovery anymore. I'm getting old 'n' jaded. Nevertheless, the power of the Riff prevails! Introducing my favorite new find: HIPPIE DEATH CULT from Portland, Oregon. Hippie Death Cult is one of the freshest, most vibrant bands to come out of Portland in quite some while."
Give ear... -BillyGoat (Doomed & Stoned)
"Circle of days is a journey through shameless and triumphant artistic expression, exploration and discovery and comes full circle with five tracks of evocatively retro yet freshly imagined deliciousness. "
~THE DOOM ORACLE - Doom Charts
"I don’t typically add just flat out singles to my collection, but Hippie Death Cult have something special about to go down in the heavy scene. They have 3 singles out there and some trippy youtube videos of those songs that indicate their upcoming debut full length just may be something to be anticipating. I know I can’t wait to hear more, take a listen, I think you’ll agree. Portland, Oregon strikes again."
-Bucky Brown (Ripple Music/Doom Charts)
B-b-b-blown away. This here is utmost fire! I'm ready for life-long membership of the Hippie Death Cult, where do I sign up??
-Niels Bartholdy (Cursed Tongue Records)
Despite, or perhaps because of, their name, Hippie Death Cult are a very inviting band. The Portland, OR-based rockers deal in psychedelia, in doom and in riff-heavy classic rock
Vince Bellino - Decibel Magazine
Portland's Hippie Death Cult is like if Frank Zappa got into stoner rock, but also listened to some older Mastodon on the weekends. It's equal parts progressive rock and just straight up riffs, making for one hell of a final product. Which is why we pretty much had to premiere the band's new album Circle of Days today. It's too good!
Greg Kennelt - Metal Injection