NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 4-26-24

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases for 4-26-24

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PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 4-19-24

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Inter Arma Share a Music Video for “Concrete Cliffs” – New Album Out Soon

Borderline psychedelic sludge metal brigade, Inter Arma, have unveiled a new music video for their track, “Concrete Cliffs.” The song is taken from their upcoming album, New Heaven, which is due out April 26th via Relapse Records. The band will be playing the new long-player in full at this year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, before a North American tour later in the year with Pallbearer. Head into the article below for the “Concrete Cliffs” video and more.
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Pallbearer Share Single and Video for “Where The Light Fades” – New Album Coming Soon

Melancholy doom outfit, Pallbearer, are gearing up for the release of their next album, Mind Burns Alive. The full-length is due out on May 17th via Nuclear Blast Records, in LP, CD, and digital formats. As a preview of what is on offer, the band have shared the single, “Where The Light Fades,” and its Dan Almasy directed video. Head into the article below for the new track and more.
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Inter Arma Shares a New Single and New Album Title Track “New Heaven”

New Heaven, Inter Arma’s anticipated new album, is a compelling testament to perseverance, top to bottom. The album releases April 26th, 2024 via their long-time label Relapse Records. Its thicket of ever-dense layers of doom, death, and black metal occasionally let bits of light slip in, fleeting reminders to keep going amid the tumult. The record marks a sharp turn for Inter Arma, showcasing some of the most extreme and angular songwriting the band has ever laid bare. Known for their cinematic take on sludgy, extremely cavernous, and borderline psychedelic Metal, the Richmond band broadens their dynamics by seesawing between piledriving momentum and swirling oblivion. New Heaven crushes and conquers, and illustrates what Inter Arma can truly be. Stream “New Heaven” now and pre-order the album now.Continue reading

Desertfest London 2023 Books Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Graveyard, Kadavar, Church of Misery, and More!

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19


Desertfest has announced its dates and first bands for 2023 for its Desertfest London event. Taking place Friday 5th May – Sunday 7th May 2023, weekend tickets are on sale now at the link below. Initial headliners include Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, along with Graveyard, Kadavar, Church of Misery, Somali Yacht Club, Blood Ceremony, Inter Arma, Grave Lines, Valley of The Sun, Spaceslug, Mars Red Sky, Gaupa, Ecstatic Vision, Celestial Sanctuary, High Desert Queen, Plainride, Everest Queen, Venomwolf and Margarita Witch Cult. Buy tickets and see the first poster here:

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PODCAST: Episode #169: Jon Liedke of The Lost Tribes of the Moon  – The Ghost Cult Interview

Ghost Cult caught up a while back with Jon Liedke of Lost Tribes of The Moon! Their album Chapter II: Tales Of Strife, Destiny, And Despair was released earlier in 2022 and is a wide-ranging, eclectic album owing to its creator, and many contributors. Jon chatted about his career, how he picks artists to collab with,  other bands he is known for (Inter Arma, Face of Ruin, Ara, Shroud of Despondency), and much more!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Wayfarer – Artificial Brain – Glorious Depravity: Live at Saint Vitus Bar

Locals Glorious Depravity featuring members of Woe, Mutilation Rites and Pyhrron started the night off, the last time we checked in with them was shortly before shit hit the fan with the pandemic and this was their first show back since and damn they have tightened up and worked out the kinks.  Looking forward to what they have in store for us in the future.

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Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid and Greenbeard Are All Booked for Desertfest NYC

Desert Fest NYC – the US version of the classic European stoner doom festival has added their final bands and set their daily lineups. Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid, and Greenbeard are all added to the bill while Fatso Jetson has dropped off the bill. You can also see the daily lineups on the poster below. 4-day passes are sold out but 3-day and single-day passes are on sale now. Desertfest takes place Knockdown Center May 13th – May 15th, 2022  with a pre-party at Saint Vitus. Poster artwork by Arik Roper.

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