Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Justin Di Pinto, 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. 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.
For their second record, the addition of Di Pinto on drums helped focus their sound in an even more powerful direction. The result is a record with riffs that are even heavier than before that explore new directions, including the ballad “Apocalypse Hymn”.
After a successful 2018 European tour that included Desertfest Berlin, High Reeper toured Europe two more times in 2019 playing over 60 shows while visiting ten countries including appearances at Desertfest London and Belgium and several other festivals. High Reeper will tour the US in 2020 and they return once again to Europe in June of 2021 to hit the festival circuit.