PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 6-14-24


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INTERVIEW: John Jarvis of Nest Talks Touring with Pantera and Unveiling Their “Endeavors” Album


In this episode, Keefy chats with John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Scour) of the sludge/doom metal band Nest, as he discusses their latest album “Endeavors,” released through Housecore Records. Listen to their firsthand accounts of touring with Pantera and Lamb of God, and working with Phil Anselmo’s label. Additionally, John offers a fascinating glimpse into the vibrant music community of St. Louis, Missouri – his new home.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Nest – Endeavors


Nest is helmed by multi-instrumentalist John Jarvis of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Scour. Given his connection to Phil Anselmo through Scour, it only makes sense for this project to be on Housecore Records. Endeavors marks the third full-length album of the project. They opened select dates for Pantera’s recent tour; they are at least heavy enough to warrant having a slot on that run. Continue reading


LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Scour – Shock Narcotic


Last Friday (1/29/21) I got to check out the live stream from Housecore bands Scour and Shock Narcotic. Both of these groups are “supergroups” but I’m not going to get into that right now. I will say though that the list of bands that make up the background for each band are some of my favorites so I was kinda excited for this show.

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ALBUM REVIEW: C*nts – C*nts


If you’re going to name your band Cunts then I expect some vile shit. If you’re going to double down and go with Cunts (Ipecac Recordings) as the name of your album, then you’re really looking to summon the Kraken here. I’m ready to slam a forty ounce of Olde English 800, get bashed over the head with a folding chair and crawl back home only to fuck on the floor. Let’s destroy something beautiful. Continue reading


Quebec Deathfest – Live At Various Venues


The first ever Quebec Deathfest took place last month, from the folks that brought you Maryland Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, and more. Taking place across several venues in the metal capital of Canada, Quebec, the fest had many of the highlights of other festivals (multiple stages, vendors, lots of beer) that make this a worthy inclusion of your annual concert calendar. Bands on the bill included death metal greats like Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy, Unleashed, Skinless, Skeletal Remains, Outre-Tombe, Bell Witch, Dehumanized, Tomb Mold, and many more. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Hillarie Jason Photography and we’ll see you next year! Saluer et tuer! Continue reading


Kat Katz Quits Agoraphobic Nosebleed


Agoraphobic Nosebleed, by Emma Parsons Photography

Grindcore legends Agoraphobic Nosebleed, who didn’t perform live until a few short years ago, have had a split in the ranks. Kat Katz has quit the band, according to a post on the bands’ Facebook account. Kat was part of their multi-vocalist attack, but the sole vocalist on their 2016 EP Arc (Relapse).Continue reading


Pig Destroyer – Head Cage


It’s upon us again… After six years and many listens to 2012’s Book Burner, Pig Destroyer have unsheathed Head Cage (Relapse) their sixth full-length in a career spanning two decades. The fact that we continue to get new music from Pig Destroyer seems baffling. Like Converge or Refused, Pig Destroyer are in the unique position of being able to rest on past accomplishments and make good money playing the Summer festival market.

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Final Bands Announced For Quebec Deathfest 2018


Quebec Deathfest has announced their final bands to complete their lineup. Grave, Pestilence, Necros Christos, Bell Witch, Massgrave, Pessimist, Goolagoon, Profane Order and more. Weekend passes are available at the link below. Continue reading


Quebec Deathfest Adds Unleashed, Skinless, Skeletal Remains And More


The first ever Quebec Deathfest has announced a slew of new bands. Joining the bill are Unleashed (Exclusive North American appearance!), Skinless,
Skeletal Remains, Outre-Tombe, Dehumanized, Tomb Mold, Sulaco
Grotesque Organ Defilement, Biological Monstrosity, and Wake.
The fest takes place this coming October 19th and 20th in Quebec and has already announced Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy and many others to come. Quebec Deathfest is brought to you by the makers of Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, Days Of Darkness, and Netherlands Deathfest, so you know to expect a quality, no b.s. experience.

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