RB is an occult underground band that uses the Lovecraftian lineage of weird fiction as a tightrope to string together the posts staked into Rudimentary Peni, the Fall, Bone Awl, Morbid Angel, Metallica and too many black metal bands to mention because it’s the easiest way to connect these seemingly disparate touchstones.
RB began as the solo project of M. Del Rio in 2009 but expanded 2 years later into a full lineup that included Nick Forte (of the east coast legends, Rorschach) and Jim Ning Nong. This incarnation of RB released two albums on the Blackest Ever Black label and toured the east coast several times in 2013 with such underground acts as Salvation and Alberich. Now after 6 years of silence the band emerges again with a new LP utilizing the same raw 4-track recording style and home made production known from all their previous recordings.
RB’s new album, Before the Age of Mirrors hopefully contains enough parts paranoia, anger, and insane humor to satisfy any contemporary fan of underground music. It’s an album crafted especially for these times where we desperately look for a way forward and we seem, at this dazzling stage, almost prepared to step through the mirror.