NEWS

2020                     New Release "All Hail The New Frauds"

 

May 25, 2020        Release of single "Punishment..." from 

                             the upcoming album All Hail The New                                     Frauds

 

May 2016              Release of debut CD Ice Disease

 

March 25, 2016     Release of single "The Dead Could Not  

                              Be Counted"

DETAILS
Based in Saint John, NB
Founded in 2012
Genre: #Metal 
 
MUSIC
Link to Bandcamp Page:
https://rifium.bandcamp.com/album/ice-disease
PHOTOS 
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Dan Harding - vocals/guitar As vocalist and chief lyricist, Dan’s earnest, gravelly baritone is Rifium's voice. Dan has been playing with various bands in the Saint John area for over 25 years.  Dan is inspired by such metal godfathers as Motörhead, Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate.

 

Matt Orser - Bass. Whenever I was questioned about my musical proficiency, I'd say: "I play a wack of guitar, dabble in bass, and I suck at singing." Recording with the Benoit brothers taught me a lot about writing bass as part of a larger whole. Then I joined a band, then I practiced a lot, now I'm a bass player. Geezer Butler is the only bass influence I can put my finger on, and I still suck at singing.

 

Dave Brideau - Drums. Weird Al taught me first to play because it's fun. Korn taught me to play heavy. Playing at church taught me to listen to everyone else. Meshuggah taught me to memorize and play independently. Ruins taught me to play complicated but silly. But most importantly, Mr. Bungle taught me that you can be good at everything and sound like you're having a blast doing it.

Dave Doughty - Guitar.  Metal music was discovered very early in life for me while growing up in England and it was immediately an obsession.   I had to learn how to play and taught myself by hammering out Metallica riffs until my fingers bled.  Other early influences include Anthrax, Testament, Slayer and many more of the original 80's thrash bands.  Anyone that knows me knows Iron Maiden owns a piece of my soul!  Listening tastes today are not much different, I'm an old school metal guy who loves heavy riffs and any kind of Jackson or Charvel guitar. 

 

Dave recently joined the band September 2019 and is featured on our upcoming album.  Special thanks to Ian Crouse who is also featured on our upcoming album.  Special thanks to Chris Waddell who is also featured on our upcoming album. 

ABOUT THE BAND
WE ARE
Dan Harding - vocals, guitar
Dave Brideau - Drums
Matt Orser - Bass
Dave Doughty - guitar
 
 
Bio

 

Formed in late 2012 in Saint John, NB, Rifium is a band with a riff heavy, death/groove metal sound. Rifium released their debut CD entitled Ice Disease in 2016. The single off this album, was released in March 2016 and is entitled “The Dead Could Not Be Counted”.  New Album to be released 2020.  Our first single off the album entitled Punishment... to be released May 26, 2020.  Rifium hopes to be playing a stage in your area soon.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

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Our first album!
Our Shirts - Available in S, M, L, XL, 2XL$25

LYRICS

SHARPEN THE AXE

FOR VALHALLA         

JUGGERNAUTS OF BONE AND STEEL  

HOLD MY STONE TOWARD THE EAST 

NO ONE KNOWS HOW FAR THEY CAME

NO ONE WINS AGAINST THEIR BLADE

TILT THE OAR’S AND RAISE THE MAST   

SPILLING BLOOD ACROSS THE SEA

BLOODY STAIN ON HISTORY   

CRUSH THE ENEMY

ROW……….. 

DRINKING FROM OUR VICTIMS SKULLS

WATCH ANOTHER NATION FALL

DEATH TO ALL BY RED MOONLIGHT   

YOU ARE CRUSHED BY VIKING MIGHT

SPILLING BLOOD ACROSS THE SEA   

BLOODY STAIN ON HISTORY   

CRUSH THE ENEMY

SWING THE AXE

BLOOD RED

BURN

HORROR           

         

 

BOUNCING BETTY

 

DOOM

TEAR THROUGH PITS OF HELL   

MOLTEN BITS OF LEAD   

WAITING IN THE GROUND

ONE WRONG STEP YOU’RE DEAD   

ENGINEERING THE DESTRUCTION OF FLEASH AND BONE

MAIMED LIMB

SHRAPNEL      

BRAIN CHUNCKS    

EXPLOSIONS FROM THE EARTH   

CRAWLING FOR YOUR LIFE   

RINGING IN YOUR EARS

BLACK,   SOUND OF SCREAMS

MAIMED LIMB      

SHRAPNEL      

BRAIN CHUNCKS   

IN BONE

ARMS            

LEGS              

BLOOD            

LEAD

DOOM

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEAD COULD NOT BE COUNTED

 

ENGAGE THEIR ARMY

SHOW NO WEAKNESS   

RAIN OF ARROWS   

CHARGING HORSES

TRAMPELING WARRORS   

SLASHING THROUGH INFANTRY

RAIDING THE VILLAGES   

SILENCE THE SCREAMS

PILE THE DEAD   

MERCY KILL   

SPOILS OF WAR   

WAR

GENOCIDE

WAR

 

                                                                              

 

 

E.T.

 

DRAINING IN THE SEA   

POISION FROM THE SKY   

RAINING ON THE EARTH   

FUELING THE DEMISE

FLUSHING OUT THE ROOTS   

ALL SHALL FEEL THE MIGHT 

SPREADING LIKE DISEASE   

DOMINO’S THEY FALL

ANNIHILATE   

REFUGE   

HOMOCIDE   

ENDLESS

PENETRATION   

MY SOLUTION    

DEVASTATION   

MY SOLUTION

PENETRATION   

MY SOLUTION  

DEVASTATION 

MY SOLUTION

TERMINAL   

YOUR FATE   

HYPNOSIS   

OUR RACE

                                                

 

 

ICE DISEASE

 

GUTS ON ICE   

BLOOD ON WHITE    

MEAT AND BONE   

BRAIN AND BRAWN

SOLDIER’S  

DYING  

FIGHTING  

MANIFEST DESTINY  

EON’S  

PROVOKING  

UNKNOWING  

SPREADING   THE   ICE   DISEASE

DEATH TO OUR ENEMY   

INSTILLTHE DEBOTCHERY

DEATH TO OUR ENEMY TO APPEASE A VENGEFUL GOD

INSTILL THE DEBOTCHERY TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO

TAUGHT

HATE    

TAUGHT    

HATE    

LIES    

BAIT    

LIES    

BAIT

 

 

 

 

MY BASTARD IDOL

 

SO GO AHEAD   

DO YOUR DYING NOW   

RIOT AND THEY SIEGE   

SUPER POWERS FALL

SO LOOKING BACK   

DOES IT FEEL THE SAME   

KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW

WOULD YOU TRY AGAIN                 

WOULD YOU TRY AGAIN

NO BLOOD      

NO REIGN      

NO BLOOD     

NO FAME

SO GO AHEAD   

DO YOUR DYING NOW   

RIOT AND THEY SIEGE   

SUPER POWERS FALL

NO BLOOD      

NO REIGN      

NO BLOOD     

NO FAME

 

 

 

 

THE IMPOSTER

 

STALKING FROM BEHIND IT’S YOUR ENEMY WAITING FOR THE CHANCE TO TAKE THE FATAL STRIKE

DROP YOU TO THE GROUND DROP YOU LIKE YOU’RE HOT  

LEAVE YOU THERE TO BLEED WITH CONSCIENCELESS EYES

THINK IT’S SAID AND DONE THINK IT’S OVER NOW

YOU DON’T KNOW A THING IT’S BRINGING YOU TO YOUR KNEES

WHEN YA GONNA BOMB   WHEN YOU GONNA BREAK

SMASH YOU TO THE GROUND     

TRAPPING YOU DOWN UNDER

RAGE     INSANITY………..

TIME HAS BROUGHT YOUR END    

AND IT’S KILLED YOUR LUCK  

CRUSHING DOWN ON YOU

IT TEARS AN UGLY MARK   

WHEN YA GONNA BOMB  

WHEN YA GONNA BREAK

SEND YOU DOWN THE LINE    

CRUSHING YOU DOWN UNDER

RAGE     INSANITY…………

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE BOX

 

IMAGE OF THE GODS   

CLONES FOR THE BENEFIT  

OF ALL THE KINGS 

 AND ALL THE HYPOCRITS

SLAVES TO THE COGS       

GROUND THROUGH ENDLESS GEARS  

STAINED WITH THE BLOOD      

DROWN IN ENDLESS TEARS

WHEN

YOU  

GIVE ALL THAT YOU HAVE GOT

YOU FIND  

IT’S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH

MEANS TO AN END  

TIME IS ALL YOU HAVE  

GO WITH THE FLOW  

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

BACKS TO THE WALL  

TRAPPED IN A GLASS CAGE  

ROLLED IN A HOLE  

STUFFED IN A MASS GRAVE

WHEN   

YOU  

GIVE ALL THAT YOU HAVE GOT

YOU  

FIND  

IT’S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH

 

 

 

FALL OUT

 

COLD LIES SPEW FROM YOUR BLACK HEART………

MY DAYS  

GO SOLO   

OLD WAYS   

ARE OVER   

MY RAGE   

GROWS COLDER 

NO SWEAT    

IT’S JUST ANOTHER FALL OUT

YOU SHOUT     

FALLOUT      

YOU SHOUT   

FALLOUT   

YOU SHOUT    

FALLOUT 

NO SWEAT   

IT’S JUST FALLOUT

WORDS OUT          

FALLOUT           

YOU SHOUT

YOU SHOUT            

FALLOUT          

YOU SHOUT……………..

YOUR MISERY IS FOREVER OVER    

DESTINY HAS PLAYED ITS CARD

YOUR MISERY IS FOREVER OVER    

DESTINY HAS PLAYED ITS CARD

YOU SHOUT       

FALLOUT

YOU SHOUT         

YOU SHOUT       

FALLOUT   

NO SWEAT        

IT’S JUST ANOTHER FALL OUT

 

 

 

 HALLOWEEN   MASSACRE

 

SCREAMS ECO THROUGH THE NITE   

A DARK FACE OUTSIDE THE LIGHT  

 BLACK CLOUDS BLOT THE MOON     

HALLOWEEN WILL BE YOUR DOOM

THE STREET’S ARE DEAD    

ALL HOPE IS LOST   

BATTLE SCARED  

THIS HOLOCAUST

HUNT MY VICTIMS  

TILL IT’S THROUGH   

I’M CREEPING UP ON YOU

HALLOWEEN   MASSACRE ……….

PIERCE THE CARVING KNIFE IN DEEP  

SCOOP THE INSIDES OUT TO EAT

LIGHT WILL SHINE THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE  

FROM HOLES THAT WERE YOUR EYES AND MOUTH

STALKING ANOTHER VICTIM    

DOOMING ANOTHER LIFE

CARVING ANOTHER VICTIM    

SCULPTING ANOTHER LIGHT

BATS SOAR  IN THE WIND

MY PUMPKIN SITS AND GRINS

UNTIL THE LIGHT BURNS DIM

MY PUMPKIN SITS AND GRINS

HALLOWEEN   MASSACRE ………..

 

                       

THE CATALYST

 

YOUR TIME HAS COME  

JUDGED FOR EON’S  

MEASURED BY GODS  

FORCE THEIR HAND

KILLING TIME     

DOOM SHALL REIGN      

BORN INTO PERPETUAL

KILLING TIME       

DOOM SHALL REIGN      

BORN INTO PERPETIUAL

WAR    REIGN

CONSUME YOUR WORLD  

DECEND IN HORROR  

PRECISION ERASED  

DOOM SHALL REIGN

KILLING TIME       

DOOM SHALL REIGN       

BORN INTO PERPETUAL

KILLING TIME       

DOOM SHALL REIGN      

BORN INTO PERPETUAL

WAR REIGN                                                         

DOOM SHALL REIGN

THE COST        

OF ALL THE HATRED         

THE BOSS         

OF ALL THE NATIONS

EXTERMINATE……………….